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With U.S. and North Korea, a Repeated History of Hope and Disappointment

With U.S. and North Korea, a Repeated History of Hope and Disappointment

Diplomacy between the United States and North Korea has gone through familiar cycles of long stagnation, followed by brief bursts of hope, and then inevitable disappointment.
Op-Ed Contributor: Why Are Your State Tax Dollars Subsidizing Corporations?

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Are Your State Tax Dollars Subsidizing Corporations?

The incentives that governments offer corporations to do business in their state are mostly political pandering.
Google Researchers Are Learning How Machines Learn

Google Researchers Are Learning How Machines Learn

On the left is an image that was put through a neural network trained to classify objects in images — for example, to tell whether an image includes a vase or a lemon. On the right is a visualization
Belgian Man Convicted of ‘Sexism in the Public Space,’ a First

Belgian Man Convicted of ‘Sexism in the Public Space,’ a First

Police officers in Brussels last month. More than 30 percent of Belgium’s 40,000 police officers are women, officials said.
They Were Fans of the Chef. Now They Run His Restaurant.

They Were Fans of the Chef. Now They Run His Restaurant.

Kamal Kaur and her husband, Satvinder Ghotra, are longtime fans of the Indian celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, pictured in a mural behind them at their new restaurant, the Yellow Chilli in Buena Park,
Spooked by Trump Proposals, Immigrants Abandon Public Nutrition Services

Spooked by Trump Proposals, Immigrants Abandon Public Nutrition Services

Rosa, second from right, an unauthorized immigrant living with her family in New York, used to receive about $190 a month from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Fearing deportation, she
The Little Lebowskis: 10 Righteous Heirs to a Coen Brothers’ Classic

The Little Lebowskis: 10 Righteous Heirs to a Coen Brothers’ Classic

From left, Jeff Bridges as the Dude in “The Big Lebowski” and Joaquin Phoenix as Doc Sportello in “Inherent Vice.”
Review: On ‘Life Sentence,’ Life Is a Little Too Beautiful

Review: On ‘Life Sentence,’ Life Is a Little Too Beautiful

Lucy Hale stars as a former cancer patient in “Life Sentence.”
A Fenómeno of the Flamenco World

A Fenómeno of the Flamenco World

Jesús Carmona trained in ballet, flamenco, escuela bolera (traditional dances with castanets and fans) and modern dance. He has also studied tap with Jared Grimes.
Jury in New York Corruption Trial Says It Is Deadlocked

Jury in New York Corruption Trial Says It Is Deadlocked

Jurors in the federal corruption trial of Joseph Percoco, left, indicated on Tuesday that they were at an impasse, with one writing that “the only thing we seem to agree on is that we cannot agree.”
West Virginia Raises Teachers’ Pay to End Statewide Strike

West Virginia Raises Teachers’ Pay to End Statewide Strike

Surrounded by union leaders, Gov. James C. Justice signed a bill giving state workers a 5 percent raise on Tuesday, after a nearly two-week teacher strike.
Megan Barry, Nashville Mayor, Pleads Guilty to Theft and Agrees to Resign

Megan Barry, Nashville Mayor, Pleads Guilty to Theft and Agrees to Resign

Mayor Megan Barry of Nashville announced her resignation at a news conference on Tuesday.
‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’: Snow Brings Rural U.K. to a Halt

‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’: Snow Brings Rural U.K. to a Halt

Like many smaller villages in northern England, Alston was cut off for days last week by deep drifts of snow.
Restaurant Review: At DaDong in Midtown, Modern Art and Lame Duck

Restaurant Review: At DaDong in Midtown, Modern Art and Lame Duck

The skin of DaDong’s Peking duck is so crisp you could bounce a quarter off it.
Trilobites: How the Shape of Your Ears Affects What You Hear

Trilobites: How the Shape of Your Ears Affects What You Hear

Researchers used a dome of loudspeakers to test how people determine where a sound is coming from.
U.S. Calls Broadcom’s Bid for Qualcomm a National Security Risk

U.S. Calls Broadcom’s Bid for Qualcomm a National Security Risk

Qualcomm’s chips are used in most mobile phones, and its semiconductors will be used in the next generation of ultrafast wireless networks known as 5G.