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  1. Trump Faces a Stubborn Opponent in Fed’s Economic Experts Business, Today

    As the president attacks the Federal Reserve, policymakers are looking the other way — and closing ranks around the Fed chair, Jerome H. Powell.

  2. The Police Photoshopped His Mug Shot for a Lineup. He’s Not the Only One. U.S., Yesterday

    When witness descriptions made no mention of a suspect’s facial tattoos, the police airbrushed them away for an identification lineup. The practice goes beyond one case.

  3. You Call it Craft, I Call it Art Arts, August 23

    Weavers, sculptors and visionary eccentrics at the International Folk Art Market have liberated traditional definitions of craft. Social media is challenging ideas about who can make art.

  4. Seattle Has Figured Out How to End the War on Drugs Opinion, August 23

    While other cities are jailing drug users, Seattle has found another way.

  5. Walmart to Overhaul and Reopen El Paso Store Where 22 People Were Killed U.S., August 22

    The renovated store will include a memorial to the victims and should be ready by the holidays, Walmart said.

  6. Electoral College Members Can Defy Voters’ Wishes, Court Rules U.S., August 22

    A federal appeals court declared that members of the Electoral College could choose whomever they wanted regardless of a state’s popular vote winner.

  7. Democrats Are Getting Very Serious About the Native American Vote Opinion, August 22

    At a forum for presidential candidates, “everyone counts” sounded like both a moral and an electoral imperative.

  8. John Hickenlooper Will Run for Senate in Colorado, a Key Target for Democrats U.S., August 22

    With his announcement on Thursday, Mr. Hickenlooper instantly became one of the Democrats’ best hopes in their quest to retake the Senate next year.

  9. How We Created Our 50 States Quiz Times Insider, August 22

    A team of editors wanted to highlight images from across America for the 60th anniversary of the day Hawaii became a state.

  10. What You Get for $2 Million Slideshow, August 21

    A lighthouse keeper’s home on an island in Maine; a luxury prefab house in the desert near Moab, Utah; and a Craftsman-style home in Lexington.

  11. $2 Million Homes in Maine, Utah and Kentucky Real Estate, August 21

    A lighthouse keeper’s home on a Penobscot Bay island, a luxury prefab house in the desert near Moab and a Craftsman-style home in Lexington.

  12. As Wildfires Get Worse, Insurers Pull Back From Riskiest Areas Climate, August 20

    A growing number of Western homeowners are being dropped by their insurance companies, prompting warnings from officials and worries about what comes next.

  13. Harvesting Irony in Alaska Opinion, August 20

    Global warming, budget cuts and musical instruments carved from ancient trees: A summer in Sitka is an exercise in extremes.

  14. Antifa and Far-Right Groups Face Off in Portland as Trump Weighs In U.S., August 17

    Conservative groups are urging the United States to label Antifa a domestic terrorist group. President Trump said the city was “being watched very closely.”

  15. U.S. Can Block Migrants Seeking Asylum, but Only in Some States, Appeals Court Rules U.S., August 16

    The ruling is a partial victory for the Trump administration because it allows a stricter set of rules to go into effect, but only in New Mexico and Texas.

  16. Lynda Benglis Redefined Sculpture in the ’60s. Now, She’s at Her Most Prolific. T Magazine, August 16

    The pioneering artist, who came to attention with her poured-latex floor works, is still pushing the limits of her medium.

  17. E.P.A. Backtracks on Use of ‘Cyanide Bombs’ to Kill Wild Animals U.S., August 16

    The federal agency said it was re-evaluating the use of the M-44 poison devices, which are used to kill thousands of coyotes and foxes.

  18. Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tell U.S., August 15

    A struggle in California, one of three states creating K-12 ethnic studies materials, highlights some of the fraught questions around the discipline.

  19. The Most Popular Listings of July Real Estate, August 15

    The most popular listings of July had views of water, mountains or New York City.

  20. John Hickenlooper, Ending Presidential Bid, Will Give Senate ‘Serious Thought’ U.S., August 15

    Mr. Hickenlooper’s presidential campaign failed to gain traction. He is eyeing the Republican-held Senate seat in Colorado, a major target for Democrats.

  21. $1.3 Million Homes in Pennsylvania, California and Montana Real Estate, August 14

    A 1973 home near Scranton by the Apple store architect Peter Bohlin, a two-family house in Long Beach and an 1880 home in Bozeman.

  22. What You Get for $1.3 Million Slideshow, August 14

    A 1973 home near Scranton by the Apple store architect Peter Bohlin, a two-family house in Long Beach and an 1880 home in Bozeman.

  23. Documenting a City’s Nocturnal Living Reader Center, August 14

    Adjusting to the effects of climate change in Phoenix has been a slow burn for its residents. Covering it required these two journalists to flip their internal clocks.

  24. John Hickenlooper Mulling Ending Presidential Bid to Run for Senate U.S., August 13

    Mr. Hickenlooper, who has remained near the bottom of the Democratic field, is in discussions to challenge Colorado’s Republican senator, Cory Gardner.

  25. The New Threat to Endangered Species? The Trump Administration Opinion, August 13

    New rules will weaken the landmark law intended to save plants and animals on the brink.

  26. Jeffrey Epstein and When to Take Conspiracies Seriously Opinion, August 13

    Sometimes conspiracy theories point toward something worth investigating. A few point toward the truth.

  27. As Phoenix Heats Up, the Night Comes Alive Interactive, August 12

    In one of the hottest and fastest-warming American cities, residents adapt their summer schedules to find times when temperatures are more tolerable.

  28. Border Patrol Agent Who Hit Migrant With Truck Pleads Guilty U.S., August 12

    Matthew Bowen, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, had sent a text message referring to immigrants as “subhuman” and “murdering savages,” according to court documents.

  29. I Felt Safe in America. Until El Paso. Opinion, August 10

    It is because of people like me and my daughter that a gunman did what he did.

  30. Las Vegas Man Planned Attack of Synagogue, Officials Say U.S., August 10

    The authorities seized bomb-making materials at Conor Climo’s home as well as a notebook with hand-drawn schematics for a potential attack.

  31. How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country U.S., August 10

    Driven by a tech-industry vision of rural economic revival, Wyoming is requiring all of its K-12 public schools to offer computer science.

  32. Summer in the City Is Hot, but Some Neighborhoods Suffer More Interactive, August 9

    New research shows that summer temperatures can vary as much as 20 degrees across different parts of a city, with poor and minority neighborhoods often bearing the brunt.

  33. Jealousy Led Montana Chemist to Taint Colleague’s Water Tests U.S., August 8

    A judge fined a woman nearly $40,000 in a peculiar case of workplace gaslighting.

  34. Liberals for Inequality Opinion, August 8

    The meaning of a Seattle experiment.

  35. Man Attacks Boy Who Refused to Remove Hat for National Anthem, Officials Say U.S., August 8

    Curt Brockway was charged with a felony after grabbing the 13-year-old and slamming him to the ground, the authorities in Montana said.

  36. Witnessing the Birth of a Crater Lake Where Lava Just Flowed Science, August 7

    The magma mysteriously drained from the crevice last year, and now scorching pools of water are bubbling up from below.

  37. U.S.-Russia Ambassador Jon Huntsman Stepping Down World, August 6

    Huntsman, a Republican, could return to Utah to run for governor. He was a popular governor in the state when former President Barack Obama tapped him as ambassador to China in 2009.

  38. These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize Health, August 6

    Duodenoscopes have sickened hundreds of patients in hospital outbreaks. Now some experts are demanding the devices be redesigned or taken off the market.

  39. America Could Lose a Real War Against Russia Opinion, August 5

    With Putin and Trump having torn up a Cold War pact that lowered the risk of nuclear war, America should build more conventional missiles to catch up with Russia and China.

  40. White Extremist Ideology Drives Many Deadly Shootings Interactive, August 4

    Active-shooter episodes in which the gunmen espoused white extremist beliefs have been among the deadliest in recent years.

  41. Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers and an Investigation Thwarted Health, August 4

    Drug-resistant infections from food are growing. But powerful industry interests are blocking scientists and investigators from getting information they need to combat the problem.

  42. Democratic Candidates Praise Labor — and the Obama Legacy, Too U.S., August 3

    After widespread criticism over attacks on Barack Obama at this past week’s debates, Democratic candidates at a labor forum in Las Vegas took a very different tack.

  43. A Better Address Can Change a Child’s Future Opinion, August 3

    A low-cost experiment in Seattle is breaking the cycle of poverty.

  44. Seeking a Culprit When Bumblebee Carcasses Pile Up Science, August 3

    Blame the linden trees? Maybe pesticides left by humans? Or is nature just cruel sometimes?

  45. On the Border Wall, the Supreme Court Caves to Trump Opinion, August 1

    Increasingly, the court risks becoming identified as the president’s lap dog.

  46. Arizona Files Novel Lawsuit in Supreme Court Over Opioid Crisis U.S., July 31

    The suit asks the justices to order the Sackler family to return billions said to have been looted from its company, Purdue Pharma.

  47. YouTube Star Grant Thompson Dies in Paragliding Accident Style, July 31

    Mr. Thompson rose to fame as the man behind the popular channel “The King of Random.”

  48. The Boxing Champion Who Battles O.C.D. Sports, July 31

    Virginia Fuchs has no trouble stepping into the ring against the world’s top fighters. It’s her obsessive-compulsive disorder that causes problems.

  49. ‘I’m Never Coming Back,’ the Woman at the Center of the Capital One Heist Warned Friends U.S., July 30

    A look at Paige Thompson, the former Amazon Web Services employee who was arrested in the Capital One data breach.

  50. Seesaws Straddle the Mexico Border, and Smiles Shine Through U.S., July 30

    The playground equipment was inserted through the steel slats in a section of border wall in Sunland Park, N.M.

  51. Guns Across Borders: California Has Strict Laws, but Nevada Doesn’t U.S., July 30

    The shooting in Gilroy illustrated a familiar problem for states that toughen their gun laws, only to see them neutralized by neighboring states with more lax rules.

  52. Elvis Presley Needed a Reboot in July 1969. So Did Las Vegas. Arts, July 30

    Elvis’s bona fides were in question when he returned to the stage after more than eight years. His ’69 comeback show was a make-or-break gamble.

  53. Paige Thompson, Suspect in Capital One Data Breach, Left a Trail Online Business, July 30

    Ms. Thompson, a 33-year-old software developer, made a habit of oversharing online. Those posts led the authorities to her door.

  54. America’s Farmers, Reeling From Floods, Face a New Problem: No Water U.S., July 29

    The breach of an irrigation canal left more than 100,000 acres of farmland in Nebraska and Wyoming without water at a critical point in the growing cycle.

  55. This Guy Got Republicans to Vote for a Democrat Opinion, July 27

    Steve Bullock may not be the most charismatic candidate, but he can teach his party how to get conservatives to do liberal things.

  56. Grasshopper Invasion of Las Vegas May Last Weeks, Experts Say U.S., July 27

    An unusually wet year is responsible for the biblical-seeming swarm of pallid-winged grasshoppers, according to entomologists.

  57. Giant Swarm of Grasshoppers Takes Over Las Vegas Video, July 27

    An unseasonably wet spring has caused an infestation of the migratory pallid-winged grasshoppers that could last for weeks.