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  1. ‘What We Leave Behind’ Review: A Father’s Final Project Movies, Today

    At 89, Julián Moreno began building a home in Mexico for his children who had immigrated to the U.S. His granddaughter made the poignant documentary “What We Leave Behind.”

  2. In Tight Arizona Governor’s Race, a Democrat Looks to Abortion to Win U.S., Today

    Katie Hobbs has struggled to compete against Republican Kari Lake, who is running on border security and election fraud conspiracy theories.

  3. ‘Solo usted, sus animales y sus pensamientos’: la vida de un pastor en EE. UU. en Español, Yesterday

    Los borregueros latinoamericanos, que llegan con visas temporales, realizan el mismo trabajo nómada con el que prosperaron los inmigrantes europeos. Pero, ¿tienen alguna posibilidad de alcanzar el sueño americano?

  4. G.O.P. Senate Candidate Strains to Win Over Arizona Independents Politics, Yesterday

    Blake Masters appears to be struggling among independent voters, who make up about a third of the state’s electorate. In interviews, more than one called him a “flip-flopper.”

  5. Which Midterm Polls Should We Be Taking With a Grain of Salt? Op Ed, Yesterday

    Three writers on whether Democrats should get their hopes up.

  6. Alec Baldwin and Others Could Face Charges in ‘Rust’ Shooting, D.A. Says Culture, September 26

    In a funding request, the Santa Fe County district attorney said that up to four people potentially face criminal charges in the shooting death of a cinematographer on a film set last year.

  7. How New Mexico’s Largest Wildfire Set Off a Drinking Water Crisis National, September 26

    In a community ravaged by fire, floods and contaminated drinking water, residents wonder, ‘What’s next?’ And who will pick up the bill?

  8. How New Mexico’s Largest Wildfire Set Off a Drinking Water Crisis U.S., September 26

    In a community ravaged by fire, floods and contaminated drinking water, residents wonder, ‘What’s next?’ And who will pick up the bill?

  9. Video Shows When Train Hit Patrol Car With Woman Handcuffed Inside Express, September 25

    The crash took place after a Sept. 16 arrest near Platteville, Colo. The 20-year-old woman was being treated for serious injuries at an area hospital, according to the authorities.

  10. They Were Entitled to Free Care. Hospitals Hounded Them to Pay. Business, September 24

    With the help of a consulting firm, the Providence hospital system trained staff to wring money out of patients, even those eligible for free care.

  11. Arizona Judge Reinstates Strict Abortion Ban From 1864 National, September 24

    A 15-week abortion ban passed this year will take effect on Saturday. But the attorney general has argued that the near-total ban from the 19th century should take precedence.

  12. Election Deniers Are Pivoting to November. Will Voters Buy It? Politics, September 23

    “Stop the Steal” Republicans hoping to win over general-election voters are going through contortions — scrubbing websites, using coded language or simply saying different things to different audiences.

  13. Alone in a New World With Vast Open Space, and Sheep National, September 23

    Latin American sheepherders, here on work visas, do the same nomadic work that European immigrants did before them. But do they have a shot at the American dream?

  14. A.C.L.U. Says Immigration Detention Facility Should Be Shut Down Washington, September 22

    The situation at a New Mexico detention facility revives a long-running debate over the government’s reliance on private prisons to house immigrants, many of them seeking asylum.

  15. Season Two, Episode 11: Present for Duty Podcasts, September 22

    The Season Two finale: What is Bowe Bergdahl’s fault, and what isn’t?

  16. Season Two, Episode 10: Thorny Politics Podcasts, September 22

    The announcement of Bowe Bergdahl’s rescue started out simple. It quickly got complicated.

  17. Season Two, Episode 9: Trade Secrets Podcasts, September 22

    You don’t hold peace negotiations with friends.

  18. Season Two, Episode 8: Hindsight Revisited Podcasts, September 22

    Did the Army miss something critical?

  19. Season Two, Episode 7: Hindsight, Part 1 Podcasts, September 22

    Bowe Bergdahl’s actions make sense — if you’re Bowe Bergdahl.

  20. Season Two, Episode 6: Five O’Clock Shadow Podcasts, September 22

    Why, exactly, did Bowe Bergdahl walk off?

  21. Season Two, Episode 5: Meanwhile, in Tampa Podcasts, September 22

    The C.I.A., the F.B.I., YouTube and the Portland Police Department? As various organizations scrambled, they realized there was no handbook for getting Bergdahl back.

  22. Season Two, Episode 4: The Captors Podcasts, September 22

    After two attempts to escape from the Taliban, Bowe Bergdahl was often confined to a metal cage.

  23. Season Two, Episode 3: Escaping Podcasts, September 22

    During his first year in Taliban captivity, Bowe Bergdahl had one thing on his mind: getting out.

  24. Season Two, Episode 2: The Golden Chicken Podcasts, September 22

    “A dead soldier is worth nothing,” one Taliban fighter said. But with Bowe Bergdahl in hand alive, the insurgent group knew it had scored.

  25. Season Two, Episode 1: Dustwun Podcasts, September 22

    Bowe Bergdahl had a plan. He would create a crisis, in order to call attention to another crisis.

  26. $1.1 Million Homes in Pennsylvania, Oregon and Kentucky Real Estate, September 21

    An 1861 house in New Hope, a Craftsman bungalow in Portland and a converted 1794 schoolhouse in Greensburg.

  27. ‘We Can’t Let the Kids Go Outdoors’: Our New Reality on the West Coast Op Ed, September 21

    For children there, it isn’t a question of what you want to do outside; it’s whether it is even safe to leave the house.

  28. After Texas Sent Him to Washington, One Migrant Launches a New Life National, September 19

    Lever Alejos, who was delivered to the nation’s capital courtesy of Gov. Greg Abbott, has found plenty of work. ‘I feel fortunate the governor put me on a bus to Washington.’

  29. Sending Out an S.O.S. Styles, September 18

    If you saved me and my sister on a cold, rainy night in Alaska 34 years ago, I would like to thank you.

  30. Storm Surge in Alaska Pulls Homes From Their Foundations National, September 17

    Communities along Alaska’s western coast were evacuating to higher ground and assessing damage from the remnants of Typhoon Merbok on Saturday.

  31. Migrants Flown to Martha’s Vineyard Say They Were Misled Washington, September 16

    The flights, arranged by Florida’s Republican governor, underscored how easily the fate of immigrants can be swept up in politics.

  32. After a Fire, Rebuilding What Matters Styles, September 16

    Months before their wedding, Emily Thompson and Stefan Kienle lost most of their possessions in the Marshall fire that destroyed their home and many others in Louisville, Colo.

  33. Progressive Network Will Spend $10 Million on Asian American Turnout Politics, September 15

    The Asian American Power Network will focus on engaging Asian American voters on progressive issues and candidates in seven battleground states.

  34. Prosecutors in Colorado Investigating Fatal Shooting of Man Who Called 911 Express, September 15

    Christian Glass, 22, was killed by a sheriff’s deputy in June in Clear Creek County. His family said he had geology tools. The sheriff’s office said he had tried to stab an officer.

  35. Understanding the Migrant Busing Crisis Interactive, September 15

    A tactic by Southern governors to shift the problems of border crossings onto Northern states escalated this week.

  36. Ben Sinclair Gets Spiritual Styles, September 14

    The actor and writer examined — and smelled — himself with a community of seekers in Hawaii.

  37. Federal Investigation Into Colorado Clerk Reaches MyPillow’s Mike Lindell Politics, September 14

    The prominent promoter of 2020 election conspiracy theories said the F.B.I. had seized his cellphone and asked him about his ties to an indicted county clerk.

  38. Montana Restricts Changes to Birth Certificates for Transgender People Express, September 13

    A new rule made it “virtually impossible” for transgender people born in Montana to amend the gender listed on their birth certificates, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana.

  39. The Wives of Republican Candidates Are Getting Personal Editorial, September 12

    The Republican Party is under particular pressure to slap a friendly face on its nominees, with a special focus on wooing women.

  40. Mark Finchem Says Biden Didn’t Win in 2020, and He Has Big Plans for Elections in Arizona Op Ed, September 12

    What happens if you follow the logic of the Republican nominee for Arizona secretary of state?

  41. Wildfire in Washington Blows Toxic Air to Seattle and Surrounding Areas National, September 11

    The Bolt Creek fire led to an evacuation order for one town and produced smoke and ash that drifted 40 miles away.

  42. Rise in Deaths Spurs Effort to Raise Alcohol Taxes Science, September 11

    Alcohol taxes have been stagnant for years. But after the pandemic sent alcohol-related deaths soaring, activists in Oregon said higher taxes could save lives.

  43. A Slain Reporter, a City of Sin and a Politician Charged With Murder National, September 11

    As journalism and Las Vegas changed, Jeff German stayed true to his style: Build sources, chase leads, and leave nobody safe from accountability.

  44. A Proud Nuclear Town Grapples With How to Remember the Bomb National, September 10

    The A high school in Richland, Wash., is emblazoned with a mushroom cloud. But some are asking for better ways to recognize the city’s history-altering past.

  45. B.Y.U. Says It Found No Evidence of Racial Slurs at Volleyball Match Express, September 9

    The school apologized to a spectator it had banned from its sporting events and said it could not corroborate a Duke player’s accusations of racial heckling. Duke said it stood by its players, “especially when their character is called into questi...

  46. As Wildfires Grow, Millions of Homes Are Being Built in Harm’s Way Interactive, September 9

    The number of homes in fire-prone parts of the West soared from 10 million in 1990 to 16 million today, a big reason wildfires are causing more destruction.

  47. Authorities Say D.N.A. Links Las Vegas Official to Killing of Reporter National, September 8

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal said its slain reporter, Jeff German, had been “pursuing a potential follow-up story” about a politician who has now been accused of killing him.

  48. Authorities Say D.N.A. Links Las Vegas Official to Killing of Reporter U.S., September 8

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal said its slain reporter, Jeff German, had been “pursuing a potential follow-up story” about a politician who has now been accused of killing him.

  49. Politician Arrested in Las Vegas Reporter’s Stabbing Death, Prosecutor Says Express, September 7

    Robert Telles, the Clark County public administrator, was taken into custody in the killing of Jeff German, a reporter at The Las Vegas Review-Journal, the district attorney said.

  50. 1 Hiker Dead and 5 Others Rescued After Facing Extreme Heat in Arizona Express, September 7

    The group had “run out of water and had gotten lost” while hiking north of Phoenix on Monday, where temperatures rose to 109 degrees, the authorities said.

  51. $2.5 Million Homes in New York, Washington and Illinois Real Estate, September 7

    A converted stone church in Rifton, a floating home in Seattle and a 1907 Tudor Revival house in Kenilworth.

  52. Is the Democratic Midterm Surge Overrated? Why Republicans Can Still Win the House and Senate. Op Ed, September 7

    The Dobbs ruling and falling gas prices may have shifted the narrative. But the G.O.P.’s chances in the midterms still look good.

  53. B.Y.U. Is Still Investigating Racial Slurs at Women’s Volleyball Match Express, September 6

    Brigham Young University has asked people who were at the Aug. 26 game for help finding the person who yelled slurs at a Black player for Duke University.

  54. Judge Unseats Official Who Trespassed at Capitol on Jan. 6 Washington, September 6

    The ruling made Couy Griffin, a county commissioner in New Mexico, the first official in more than 100 years to be removed under the Constitution’s bar on insurrectionists holding office.

  55. Cameras, Plexiglass, Fireproofing: Election Officials Beef Up Security Politics, September 6

    With violent rhetoric from the right intensifying, some election officials are bolstering their defenses. Others are quitting.

  56. It Was War. Then, a Rancher’s Truce With Some Pesky Beavers Paid Off. Climate, September 6

    The ‘highly skilled environmental engineers’ can help to store precious water and rejuvenate land ravaged by climate change. Just don’t dynamite their homes.

  57. Abortion and Trump Are Giving Democrats a Shot Editorial, September 5

    This may be a year when politics gets flipped on its head.

  58. Climate Change Is Ravaging the Colorado River. There’s a Model to Avert the Worst. Climate, September 5

    Success in the Yakima River Basin in Washington holds lessons for the seven states at war over water in the American West.

  59. Coast Guard Ends Search for Survivors of Puget Sound Floatplane Crash Express, September 5

    Nine adults and one child were aboard the commercial chartered seaplane when it went down in Mutiny Bay north of Seattle.

  60. Las Vegas Reporter Found Fatally Stabbed Outside His Home, Police Say Express, September 4

    Jeff German was remembered by colleagues as a superb reporter who chased down stories about corruption and organized crime in the city.

  61. Hawaii Closes Its Last Coal-Fired Power Plant Climate, September 2

    A state law bans the use of coal for energy production beginning next year.

  62. An A.I.-Generated Picture Won an Art Prize. Artists Aren’t Happy. Business, September 2

    “I won, and I didn’t break any rules,” the artwork’s creator says.

  63. Former Idaho Lawmaker Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Raping Intern Express, September 1

    Aaron von Ehlinger, 40, will have to serve eight years before being eligible for parole and register as a sex offender once he is released from prison.

  64. Does This Fisherman Have the Right to Be in a Billionaire’s Backyard? Sunday Business, September 1

    A fight along Colorado’s waterways pits an alliance of white-water rafters and amateur anglers against some of the nation’s wealthiest landowners, bruising the image of a sportsman’s paradise.

  65. In Seattle, It’s Almost Normal Travel, September 1

    The pandemic may have left some gaps in the urban fabric, but a neighborhood-by-neighborhood rundown of new restaurants and art events reveals that recovery is well underway.

  66. School Is for Wasting Time and Money Op Ed, September 1

    I have deep doubts about the intellectual and social value of schooling.

  67. Poem: Nationhood Magazine, September 1

    This prose poem by Laura Da’ juxtaposes the loss of land and Shawnee culture with the birth of the speaker’s son.

  68. Wyoming Governor Primary Election Results Interactive, September 1

    See full results and maps from the Wyoming primary elections.

  69. Wyoming Secretary of State Primary Election Results Interactive, September 1

    See full results and maps from the Wyoming primary elections.

  70. Arizona’s Supreme Court blocks an election reform ballot measure, voiding over 238,000 petition signatures. Politics, August 30

    The Arizona Free and Fair Elections Act would have established same-day voter registration and prohibited the state Legislature from overturning federal election results.

  71. Revelry and Unease in Alaska as Cruises Return Travel, August 18

    Ships are carrying fewer passengers than they did before the pandemic, but in port towns where the bulk of the economy depends on cruise travel, business owners say they are “grateful for what we have.”

  72. In the Mile High City, Festivals and Food Are on the Rise Travel, August 11

    Denver has regained its prepandemic vibrancy, with a plethora of new restaurants and hotels, and the return of some old favorites.

  73. ¿La naturaleza sanó durante la ‘antropausa’ pandémica? en Español, July 19

    La suspensión de actividades humanas por la covid ha sido una oportunidad para entender mejor cómo afectamos a otras especies del planeta.

  74. Did Nature Heal During the Pandemic ‘Anthropause’? Science, July 16

    Covid precautions created a global slowdown in human activity — and an opportunity to learn more about the complex ways we affect other species.

  75. Hawaii, the last state with an indoor mask mandate for public schools, will make masks optional. National, July 13

    Masks will become optional in Hawaii’s schools when the new academic year starts on Aug. 1, as the state tries for “a more normal classroom experience this fall,” a state health official said.

  76. Denali National Park, in Alaska, reinstates an indoor mask mandate in the busy summer season. Travel, July 9

    As counties report elevated levels of transmission, national parks are once again requiring masks in gift shops, on tour buses and other indoor spaces.

  77. The major tourist draws of San Juan, and Miami-Dade and Honolulu counties, have become virus hot spots. Express, June 10

    “Covid-19 hasn’t disappeared as much as our patience for precautions has,” said one public health expert.

  78. Google Maps Workers Say They Can’t Afford the Trip Back to the Office Business, May 23

    The contract workers are resisting a plan to resume in-person work, citing health concerns and commuting costs.

  79. Thousands of Migrants Have Been Waiting for Months to Enter U.S. National, May 19

    People from around the world have been lingering on the border, awaiting the end of pandemic restrictions. Their fate remains one of the Biden administration’s biggest challenges on immigration.

  80. Your Monday Evening Briefing N Y T Now, May 16

    Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

  81. Business Travel Resumes, Though Not at Its Former Pace Business, May 15

    Domestic travel has returned faster than international. And some destinations like Las Vegas are rebounding more quickly than big cities like New York.

  82. Hundreds of Suicidal Teens Sleep in Emergency Rooms. Every Night. Science, May 8

    With inpatient psychiatric services in short supply, adolescents are spending days, even weeks, in hospital emergency departments awaiting the help they desperately need.