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How Do You Say ‘Tradition’ in Yiddish?

How Do You Say ‘Tradition’ in Yiddish?

Joel Grey, center, directing Steven Skybell, left, who plays Tevye, and Bruce Sabath, right, who plays the butcher, in the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene version of “Fiddler on the Roof.”
How Rare Earths (What?) Could Be Crucial in a U.S.-China Trade War

How Rare Earths (What?) Could Be Crucial in a U.S.-China Trade War

Testing chemical solutions at Lynas Corporation. The company provides materials known as rare earths, which are used to make personal electronics like smartphones and televisions, and electric and
‘Mi Amor!’: Tearful Scenes as Immigrant Reunions Begin in New York

‘Mi Amor!’: Tearful Scenes as Immigrant Reunions Begin in New York

Celia Del Carmen Delgado and her 3-year-old daughter, Adela, were reunited in Manhattan on Wednesday.
PayPal Apologizes for Letter Demanding Payment From Woman Who Died of Cancer

PayPal Apologizes for Letter Demanding Payment From Woman Who Died of Cancer

Lindsay Durdle, 37, died on May 31. Weeks later, PayPal sent a letter to her home warning of possible legal action over her PayPal debt. Her husband called the letter insensitive.

The New Toll of American Student Debt in 3 Charts

The average debt load is flattening out, a new analysis of federal loan data shows, but college isn’t getting cheaper. Many students are hitting their borrowing cap, and parents are filling the gap.
The ‘King’ of Shambhala Buddhism Is Undone by Abuse Report

The ‘King’ of Shambhala Buddhism Is Undone by Abuse Report

A photo of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the leader of Shambhala International, sits on a throne reserved for him inside the group’s New York center, but he has taken leave amid charges of sexual abuse.
Kushner’s Firm Deepens Ties to Those With Business in Washington

Kushner’s Firm Deepens Ties to Those With Business in Washington

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, boarding Air Force One this month. A company that is investing $700 million in the Manhattan tower of Kushner Companies is also seeking
Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help With Kavanaugh Papers in Unusual Request

Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help With Kavanaugh Papers in Unusual Request

Former law enforcement officials described Rod J. Rosenstein’s directive as a troubling precedent.
Climate Fwd:: Does Climate Change Have Anything to Do With Floods in Thailand?

Climate Fwd:: Does Climate Change Have Anything to Do With Floods in Thailand?

Thai soldiers connected pipes to reroute water away from the Tham Luang Cave on Saturday.
A Soybean Surge Makes Trump’s Trade War Look Deceptively Good

A Soybean Surge Makes Trump’s Trade War Look Deceptively Good

The value of American soybean exports more than doubled in May, in part because Chinese buyers tried to stock up before tariffs were imposed.
Overlooked No More: Bette Nesmith Graham, Who Invented Liquid Paper

Overlooked No More: Bette Nesmith Graham, Who Invented Liquid Paper

Bette Nesmith Graham, center, in 1978. She formed a multimillion dollar global company after inventing Liquid Paper.
Review: All the Feels, Hurts and Laughs of ‘Eighth Grade’

Review: All the Feels, Hurts and Laughs of ‘Eighth Grade’

Elsie Fisher plays Kayla, a hyper-connected kid who makes affirmational videos, in “Eighth Grade.”
Trump Presses NATO on Military Spending, but Signs Its Criticism of Russia

Trump Presses NATO on Military Spending, but Signs Its Criticism of Russia

President Trump with the NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, at the American Embassy in Brussels ahead of the NATO summit meeting on Wednesday.
The Handmaid's Tale: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is Brutal and Not Much Else in Season 2

The Handmaid's Tale: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is Brutal and Not Much Else in Season 2

Elisabeth Moss in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which wrapped up its second season on Wednesday.
After 20 Years of Silence, Strangers in Ethiopia and Eritrea Call to Say Hello

After 20 Years of Silence, Strangers in Ethiopia and Eritrea Call to Say Hello

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, left, and Foreign Minister Osman Saleh Mohammed of Eritrea worked to restore relations between the countries.