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Harry Reid Has Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

Harry Reid Has Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

Harry Reid last year in Las Vegas. He had surgery on Monday to remove a tumor from his pancreas.
Yoselyn Ortega, Nanny Who Killed 2 Children, Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Yoselyn Ortega, Nanny Who Killed 2 Children, Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

A judge sentenced Yoselyn Ortega, center, to life in prison on Monday after a jury rejected her defense that she killed two children in the midst of a psychotic episode.
Pastor Who Said Jews Are Going to Hell Led Prayer at Jerusalem Embassy Opening

Pastor Who Said Jews Are Going to Hell Led Prayer at Jerusalem Embassy Opening

Robert Jeffress, who gave the opening prayer at the new American Embassy in Jerusalem, has a history of making inflammatory comments.
A Day to Celebrate Haiti’s Flag, and Its Foods

A Day to Celebrate Haiti’s Flag, and Its Foods

Preparing a feast for Haitian Flag Day, celebrated each May 18, are, from left, the author’s aunt Margaret Moise; her mother, MarieYolens Fequiere; and her cousin Bryanna Fabre.
Live Caged Tiger at Miami Prom Draws Rebukes and an Apology

Live Caged Tiger at Miami Prom Draws Rebukes and an Apology

A caged tiger was on display at a high school prom held in a Miami hotel in Florida. The event, held by Christopher Columbus High School, featured a “Welcome to the Jungle” theme.
The New Health Care: Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending After 1980

The New Health Care: Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending After 1980

President Carter wearing a cardigan sweater in 1977 to encourage setting thermostats lower to limit the country’s dependence on foreign oil. Oil price shocks strained many countries’ ability to afford
An Ice Core Reveals the Economic Health of the Roman Empire

An Ice Core Reveals the Economic Health of the Roman Empire

An ice core sample from Greenland being melted for study. Such cores have long been used to track climate change, but scientists have now found that lead emissions trapped in the ice can tell a story
What Trump Should Actually Do About the High Cost of Drugs

What Trump Should Actually Do About the High Cost of Drugs

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottleib wore socks with skulls to the announcement by President Trump about drug prices in the Rose Garden last week.
In India, Facebook’s WhatsApp Plays Central Role in Elections

In India, Facebook’s WhatsApp Plays Central Role in Elections

Voters in Bengaluru wait to cast ballots in Karnataka state elections on Saturday. WhatsApp is taking an increasingly central role in elections, especially in developing countries.
Influential Politician in India Is Accused of Driving Wife to Suicide

Influential Politician in India Is Accused of Driving Wife to Suicide

Shashi Tharoor, who has served in the Indian cabinet, worked for the United Nations and written several books, in 2016.
Pennsylvania’s Primary: Congressional Races to Watch

Pennsylvania’s Primary: Congressional Races to Watch

Voters cast ballots in a special election in the former 18th District of Pennsylvania in March.
For the Comedy Iconoclasts of ‘SCTV,’ a Joyful Reunion Tinged With Loss

For the Comedy Iconoclasts of ‘SCTV,’ a Joyful Reunion Tinged With Loss

The Canadian series “SCTV,” whose stars included (from left, Andrea Martin, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Martin Short and Eugene Levy), had outsize comedic influence despite marginal ratings.
Kidney Condition Puts Melania Trump in the Hospital

Kidney Condition Puts Melania Trump in the Hospital

Melania Trump, the first lady, underwent a surgical procedure on Monday morning.
Dallas Restaurant That Defied N.R.A. Donates to ‘Gun Sense’ Group

Dallas Restaurant That Defied N.R.A. Donates to ‘Gun Sense’ Group

Ellen’s, a Dallas restaurant, donated $15,000 to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Ellen’s was boycotted by the National Rifle Association after it called for “reasonable and effective gun
Avalanches. Frostbite. Double Amputation. Still, He Scaled Mt. Everest.

Avalanches. Frostbite. Double Amputation. Still, He Scaled Mt. Everest.

The Chinese climber Xia Boyu reached the top of Mount Everest on Monday.
We’re Living in the World That Klout Built

We’re Living in the World That Klout Built

People with high Klout scores will mourn its loss when it shuts down on May 25.
Contrasting Images: Violence in Gaza, Embassy Celebration in Jerusalem

Contrasting Images: Violence in Gaza, Embassy Celebration in Jerusalem

Protesters along Israel’s border with Gaza, left. American officials attended the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.
A Sports Gambling Ban Was Overturned, but Can You Bet on Tonight’s Game?

A Sports Gambling Ban Was Overturned, but Can You Bet on Tonight’s Game?

Monmouth Park Racetrack in New Jersey has laid the groundwork for accepting sports bets but will not be ready to take them for at least two weeks.