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As Taboos Break Down, Iranians Party On

As Taboos Break Down, Iranians Party On

The wedding of Melina Hashemi, like many social events at halls that have sprung up along dark side roads in the plains south of Tehran, illustrate how the strict rules in Iran are fading.
Seminude School Performance Sparks Debate About Tradition in South Africa

Seminude School Performance Sparks Debate About Tradition in South Africa

Angie Motshekga, minister of basic education, denounced a seminude performance by South African schoolgirls in the Eastern Cape as “exploitation.”
Mattis Accuses Beijing of ‘Intimidation and Coercion’ in South China Sea

Mattis Accuses Beijing of ‘Intimidation and Coercion’ in South China Sea

“Despite China’s claims to the contrary, the placement of these weapons systems is tied directly to military use,” Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said in Singapore on Saturday, referring to new
Pardon System Needs Fixing, Advocates Say, but They Cringe at Trump’s Approach

Pardon System Needs Fixing, Advocates Say, but They Cringe at Trump’s Approach

Matthew Charles, left, who got out of prison in 2016, was sent back last month after a court ruled he was not eligible for early release.
What Is That Crowd? It’s the Field of Candidates. Now Pick One.

What Is That Crowd? It’s the Field of Candidates. Now Pick One.

Lori Trahan, a candidate in the Democratic primary for the Third Congressional District of Massachusetts, spoke with voters at a “candi-dating” event in Carlisle. Keith St. John, another candidate,
Op-Ed Columnist: A Cheer for Italy’s Awful New Government

Op-Ed Columnist: A Cheer for Italy’s Awful New Government

Italy’s new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, second from left, with his vice prime ministers, Luigi Di Maio, second from right, and Matteo Salvini, left, and another top minister, Giancarlo Giorgetti,
Tech Was Supposed to Get Political. It’s Hanging Back in This Election.

Tech Was Supposed to Get Political. It’s Hanging Back in This Election.

London Breed, a candidate for mayor in one of San Francisco’s most disputed elections in recent memory.
Ella Brennan, Grande Dame Restaurateur of New Orleans, Dies at 92

Ella Brennan, Grande Dame Restaurateur of New Orleans, Dies at 92

Ella Brennan, center, during a dinner and cocktail party at her home in New Orleans in 2016.
A Bet That Luxury Can Be a Part of Asbury Park’s Comeback Story

A Bet That Luxury Can Be a Part of Asbury Park’s Comeback Story

The Asbury Ocean Club development is rising over the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, N.J.

How Trump Is Using the Power to Pardon

The president has pardoned political allies and prominent figures whom he said were treated unfairly by prosecutors. The Times’s Supreme Court reporter, Adam Liptak, looks at how this compares with
U.S. Strikes Killed Nearly 500 Civilians in 2017, Pentagon Says

U.S. Strikes Killed Nearly 500 Civilians in 2017, Pentagon Says

An airstrike by American-led coalition forces targeted the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq, in July 2017.
Joy Reid, MSNBC Host, Apologizes Again as More Incendiary Blog Posts Surface

Joy Reid, MSNBC Host, Apologizes Again as More Incendiary Blog Posts Surface

Joy Reid, an MSNBC host, previously blamed hackers for inflammatory posts on her old blog but did not mention hackers after recent revelations.
Just in Time for Hurricane Season, a New Leader at the Coast Guard’s Helm

Just in Time for Hurricane Season, a New Leader at the Coast Guard’s Helm

Adm. Karl L. Schultz at the Coast Guard’s change of command ceremony on Friday in Washington.
Trump’s Backing of Donovan May Muddle Staten Island’s Love for Grimm

Trump’s Backing of Donovan May Muddle Staten Island’s Love for Grimm

Freddy Perez, 56, at his home in Staten Island. He predicted that in the upcoming Republican primary for Congress, Michael G. Grimm, the former congressman and felon, was “going to win by a