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National Park Service Now Owns the Home Where Martin Luther King Jr. Was Born

National Park Service Now Owns the Home Where Martin Luther King Jr. Was Born

The Atlanta home that was the birthplace of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. now belongs to the National Park Service.
A Museum Honoring Judy Chicago, Star of Feminist Art? Not in This ‘Sleepy Little Town’

A Museum Honoring Judy Chicago, Star of Feminist Art? Not in This ‘Sleepy Little Town’

Judy Chicago may be a star of the art world, but a proposed museum in her honor has roused a fierce dispute that is dividing Belen, N.M.

On Politics: The Biggest Stories of the Week

It’s been a busy week in American politics. Here are some of the stories you might have missed.
Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional

Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional

A protest over changes to the Affordable Care Act in June 2017 in Chicago. On Friday, a judge in Texas struck down the entire law.
What Is Talc, Where Is It Used and Why Is Asbestos a Concern?

What Is Talc, Where Is It Used and Why Is Asbestos a Concern?

Some products currently containing talc among their listed ingredients.
North Carolina Republican Says He Chose to Hire Controversial Operative

North Carolina Republican Says He Chose to Hire Controversial Operative

L. McCrae Dowless Jr., who headed a get-out-the-vote operation in rural North Carolina, at his home in Bladenboro on Friday.
For Kushner, Criminal Justice Has Been a Personal Issue and a Rare Victory

For Kushner, Criminal Justice Has Been a Personal Issue and a Rare Victory

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, advocated the criminal justice overhaul legislation.

Army Charges Special Forces Soldier in 2010 Killing of Afghan

The murder charge against Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn came after he twice admitted to the shooting that took place during the battle for the city of Marja.
California Requires New City Buses to Be Electric by 2029

California Requires New City Buses to Be Electric by 2029

The Chinese automaker BYD building electric buses in Lancaster, Calif.
Irwin Hollander, Master Lithographer Who Revived Fine Art, Dies at 90

Irwin Hollander, Master Lithographer Who Revived Fine Art, Dies at 90

Irwin Hollander in 1966 working on Robert Motherwell’s lithograph “Automatism B.” He persuaded many Abstract Expressionist painters to try lithography.
Star Economist at Harvard Faces Sexual Harassment Complaints

Star Economist at Harvard Faces Sexual Harassment Complaints

Roland G. Fryer Jr. in 2016. Harvard is investigating his workplace behavior at the research lab he started there.
Trump’s Push for Trade Win Could Undermine Sanctions Enforcement

Trump’s Push for Trade Win Could Undermine Sanctions Enforcement

President Trump suggested that he would be willing to intervene in an effort to extradite and prosecute Meng Wanzhou, a senior executive at Huawei, if it would help gain trade concessions from China.
Fred Greenstein, 88, Dies; Political ‘Psychologist’ Assessed Presidents

Fred Greenstein, 88, Dies; Political ‘Psychologist’ Assessed Presidents

Professor Fred Greenstein in 1990. He evaluated 30 of the nation’s presidents on the basis of their effectiveness as leaders, rather than by their policies or accomplishments.
Former Tar Heel Players Derail New Home for ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate Statue

Former Tar Heel Players Derail New Home for ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate Statue

Silent Sam after the statue was toppled by protesters on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill, N.C., in August following decades of controversy.
Trump Names Mick Mulvaney Acting Chief of Staff

Trump Names Mick Mulvaney Acting Chief of Staff

Among some senior White House officials, Mick Mulvaney had long been considered the “Original Plan B.”
John Gibbons Dies at 94; Argued for Rights for Guantánamo Detainees

John Gibbons Dies at 94; Argued for Rights for Guantánamo Detainees

John Gibbons in 2004. He argued before the Supreme Court on behalf of prisoners held at Guantánamo.
Fact Check of the Day: Kellyanne Conway’s Inaccurate Claims About Michael Cohen’s Hush-Money Payments

Fact Check of the Day: Kellyanne Conway’s Inaccurate Claims About Michael Cohen’s Hush-Money Payments

Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to the president, during a television interview at the White House on Friday.
Authorities Uncover $8 Million-a-Week Drug Operation in Pennsylvania

Authorities Uncover $8 Million-a-Week Drug Operation in Pennsylvania

The authorities found more than 130 pounds of loose heroin and fentanyl, and thousands of baggies stuffed with smaller quantities of the drugs, during a raid in Bucks County, Pa.
Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over ‘Stolen’ Manuscripts

Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over ‘Stolen’ Manuscripts

One of the manuscripts that the Eastern Orthodox Church is seeking to reclaim from Princeton University depicts St. John Climacus and his “Heavenly Ladder.”