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Painting That Hung in a Chicago Convention Center Brings Unexpected Windfall

Painting That Hung in a Chicago Convention Center Brings Unexpected Windfall

“Past Times” by Kerry James Marshall sold Wednesday night for $21.1 million at Sotheby’s, generating a windfall for a Chicago agency.
Trump Says Russia Inquiry’s Overreach Is a Scandal ‘Bigger Than Watergate!’

Trump Says Russia Inquiry’s Overreach Is a Scandal ‘Bigger Than Watergate!’

President Trump tweeted on Thursday that the F.B.I.’s investigative steps in the Russia inquiry could prove to be “bigger than Watergate!”
As a Black Artist Soars at Auction, Rethinking ‘Blue Chip’

As a Black Artist Soars at Auction, Rethinking ‘Blue Chip’

Kerry James Marshall’s “Past Times,” from 1997, an acrylic and collage on canvas, sold for $21.1 million at Sotheby’s Wednesday night.
‘Jane the Virgin’ Creator on the Show’s End: ‘We’re Going to Close Things Up’

‘Jane the Virgin’ Creator on the Show’s End: ‘We’re Going to Close Things Up’

Gina Rodriguez in “Jane the Virgin” on the CW. The show will end after its next season.
Malaysia Elections: Everything You Need to Know About a Political Earthquake

Malaysia Elections: Everything You Need to Know About a Political Earthquake

Supporters of Mahathir Mohamad outside the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur on May 10, waiting for his swearing-in as Malaysia’s prime minister after his surprise election victory.
Thanks, Internet: Estonian Town Gets Cannabis Leaf as Its Emblem

Thanks, Internet: Estonian Town Gets Cannabis Leaf as Its Emblem

The cannabis leaf design for the flag and emblem of Kanepi, Estonia. A town official defended the decision as a “very democratic” process, even though the number of online voters in favor of it —
How Bombino Became the Sultan of Shred

How Bombino Became the Sultan of Shred

The guitarist Bombino, a master of North African desert blues, is releasing his sixth album, “Deran.”
Review: Paul Simon, Still Evolving, Is Saying Goodbye

Review: Paul Simon, Still Evolving, Is Saying Goodbye

Paul Simon kicked off “Homeward Bound — the Farewell Tour” in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Week in Good News: A ‘Golden Arm,’ Zakouma National Park, the Best Baguette in Paris

The Week in Good News: A ‘Golden Arm,’ Zakouma National Park, the Best Baguette in Paris

For 60 years, James Harrison suppressed his strong distaste for needles — he says he has never watched one go into his arm — and gave blood every few weeks. He made his final donation last Friday.
F.D.A. Names and Shames Drug Makers to Encourage Generic Competition

F.D.A. Names and Shames Drug Makers to Encourage Generic Competition

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the F.D.A. commissioner, has vowed to end drug companies’ practice of preventing generic manufacturers from getting samples as a means of lowering drug prices.
How to Convey Dance to Those Without Sight? All Hands On

How to Convey Dance to Those Without Sight? All Hands On

Mana Hashimoto, right, with Iliana Mejía, a student at the Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School. Ms. Hashimoto was leading a hands-on workshop that enables visually impaired students to
California Today: California Today: Medical Experts Blast U.S.C.’s Silence Over Gynecologist Scandal

California Today: California Today: Medical Experts Blast U.S.C.’s Silence Over Gynecologist Scandal

The University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles. In 2016, the university conducted an internal investigation, which concluded that a doctor’s pelvic exams may have been inappropriate.
Meghan Markle Says Her Father Won’t Be Attending Royal Wedding

Meghan Markle Says Her Father Won’t Be Attending Royal Wedding

Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, had been scheduled to meet Prince Harry for the first time this week.
Supreme Invades the Auction House

Supreme Invades the Auction House

Artcurial said its C.R.E.A.M. auction, held Wednesday in Paris, was the first to highlight street culture. (The photograph being auctioned was a 2012 image of Kate Moss wearing a Supreme T-shirt.)
Must-Do for Florida’s Midterm Candidates: A Stop in Puerto Rico. Or Three.

Must-Do for Florida’s Midterm Candidates: A Stop in Puerto Rico. Or Three.

Senator Bill Nelson of Florida during a recent visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Holding political office in Florida increasingly requires trekking to the island, the former home of a growing number of
Overlooked No More: Margarita Xirgu, Theater Radical Who Staged Lorca’s Plays

Overlooked No More: Margarita Xirgu, Theater Radical Who Staged Lorca’s Plays

A 1911 photograph of Margarita Xirgu includes a dedication written in Catalan to the director Enric Jiménez. Xirgu, an actress and director, brought Federico García Lorca’s plays to life.
F.B.I., Stormy Daniels, Rex Tillerson: Your Thursday Briefing

F.B.I., Stormy Daniels, Rex Tillerson: Your Thursday Briefing

The #MeToo movement is shaking up the Cannes Film Festival in France. Above, women staged a protest on the red carpet on Saturday.
Camembert Without Raw Milk? It’s Treason, Connoisseurs Cry

Camembert Without Raw Milk? It’s Treason, Connoisseurs Cry

Preparing molds for Camembert in Isigny-sur-Mer, in northwestern France.
New York Today: New York Today: Gold Medals and Gray Hair

New York Today: New York Today: Gold Medals and Gray Hair

James Sloane, 68, from Brownsville, with arms up, during a basketball tournament at the Senior Games.