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‘Reparations Happy Hour’ Invites White People to Pay for Drinks

‘Reparations Happy Hour’ Invites White People to Pay for Drinks

Adia Gibbs, left, and Tina Valeria at “Reparations Happy Hour,” which was held in Portland, Ore., this week.
On Washington: Why Some Senators Who Want a Criminal Justice Overhaul Oppose a Prisons Bill

On Washington: Why Some Senators Who Want a Criminal Justice Overhaul Oppose a Prisons Bill

Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa and the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, came around slowly to sentencing changes, but once he got on board, he has been committed.
Can 30,000 Cameras Help Solve Chicago’s Crime Problem?

Can 30,000 Cameras Help Solve Chicago’s Crime Problem?

Surveillance cameras on a light pole in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago.
U.S.C. President Agrees to Step Down Over Scandal Involving Gynecologist

U.S.C. President Agrees to Step Down Over Scandal Involving Gynecologist

A health center at the University of Southern California, where the president agreed to step down on Friday in the wake of a scandal involving a university gynecologist.
Sterling Brown Arrest Fallout: 3 Officers Are Suspended

Sterling Brown Arrest Fallout: 3 Officers Are Suspended

Body camera footage shows Sterling Brown, 23, talking to Milwaukee police officers after a stun gun was used on him in January during an arrest.
Here Are the Biggest Stories in American Politics This Week

Here Are the Biggest Stories in American Politics This Week

Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, on Thursday.
Robert Indiana, Artist at the Center of a Legal Fight, Left an Estate Worth $28 Million

Robert Indiana, Artist at the Center of a Legal Fight, Left an Estate Worth $28 Million

Robert Indiana in 2009 in his home in Vinalhaven, Me., which is to become a museum dedicated to his artwork.
Gender Letter: Harvey Weinstein ‘Perp Walked’ Into the Future of #MeToo

Gender Letter: Harvey Weinstein ‘Perp Walked’ Into the Future of #MeToo

Harvey Weinstein turned himself in at the First Precinct in Lower Manhattan on Friday. He was charged with rape and committing a criminal sex act.
Glenn Snoddy, 96, Accidental Inventor of the Fuzz Tone, Dies

Glenn Snoddy, 96, Accidental Inventor of the Fuzz Tone, Dies

The recording engineer Glenn Snoddy in an undated family photo. Not long after he inadvertently produced the sound that became known as the fuzz tone, there were “fuzz tones all over the place,” he

Fact Check: 3 False Claims From Trump’s Naval Academy Speech

In a commencement speech on Friday, President Trump told Annapolis graduates that the military had received “no money” before him and that troops had just received their first pay raise in 10 years.
Hawaii’s Volcano Country, Where Land Is Cheap and the Living Is Risky

Hawaii’s Volcano Country, Where Land Is Cheap and the Living Is Risky

The sky was illuminated by lava flows from the Kilauea volcano in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Pahoa, Hawaii.
Trump Tells Naval Academy Graduates America Is ‘Respected Again’

Trump Tells Naval Academy Graduates America Is ‘Respected Again’

President Trump at the Naval Academy commencement ceremony on Friday in Annapolis, Md.
Woman Trafficked by Cult Is Awarded $8 Million: ‘They Took My Childhood’

Woman Trafficked by Cult Is Awarded $8 Million: ‘They Took My Childhood’

The Value Creators publishes teachings on its website and Facebook page. Kendra Ross, a woman who described her forced labor in the group, which was formerly named the United Nation of Islam, has been
Rachel Dolezal, Who Pretended to Be Black, Is Charged With Welfare Fraud

Rachel Dolezal, Who Pretended to Be Black, Is Charged With Welfare Fraud

Rachel Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo, was charged with welfare fraud in Washington State this week. She made international news in 2015 when her parents outed her as a white

Fact Check of the Day: Trump Distorts Democrats’ Positions on North Korea and MS-13

President Trump accused Democrats of “rooting against us in our negotiations with North Korea” and “coming to the defense of MS-13.” Neither claim is true.
Trump Administration Plans to Revive ZTE, Prompting Backlash

Trump Administration Plans to Revive ZTE, Prompting Backlash

The Trump administration is said to have reached a deal that would allow the Chinese telecom firm ZTE to once again begin doing business with American companies.

Rose McGowan and Other Harvey Weinstein Accusers React: ‘We Got You’

Asia Argento, Mira Sorvino, Annabella Sciorra and others expressed satisfaction and relief as Mr. Weinstein was arrested.