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When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

The Lebanese comedian Hicham Haddad faces charges over jokes made on his popular television show.
On Washington: Two Polarizing Issues, Gun Control and Immigration, Have Thwarted Compromise

On Washington: Two Polarizing Issues, Gun Control and Immigration, Have Thwarted Compromise

Students pressing for gun control legislation on Wednesday in Washington. In 2013, the Senate defeated several measures to expand gun control.
Complaints About Nursing Home Evictions Rise, and Regulators Take Note

Complaints About Nursing Home Evictions Rise, and Regulators Take Note

Deborah Zwaschka-Blansfield was told by the nursing home where she was staying that she was to be discharged despite still needing services like physical therapy that the home provided after the lower
Review: In ‘The Young Karl Marx,’ a Scruffy Specter Haunts Europe

Review: In ‘The Young Karl Marx,’ a Scruffy Specter Haunts Europe

August Diehl, center, as Karl Marx; Vicky Krieps as his wife, Jenny; and Stefan Konarske as Friedrich Engels in “The Young Karl Marx.”
Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Attacks Conspiracy Theorists for Trying to Discredit Students

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Attacks Conspiracy Theorists for Trying to Discredit Students

Jimmy Kimmel spoke bluntly to any viewers who might believe theories suggesting that the Parkland, Fla., shooting was a hoax.
No Podium Sweep, but David Wise Repeats as Freestyle Ski Halfpipe Champion

No Podium Sweep, but David Wise Repeats as Freestyle Ski Halfpipe Champion

David Wise of the United States won gold in the freestyle ski halfpipe behind a near-perfect third run.
As China Puts Pressure on Taiwan, Signs of a U.S. Pushback

As China Puts Pressure on Taiwan, Signs of a U.S. Pushback

Taiwanese sailors saluting their flag after military drills in January. President Trump signed legislation in September with a provision that encourages mutual port calls by ships from Taiwan and the
Russian Curler Drops Doping Appeal Ahead of Decision on Closing Ceremony

Russian Curler Drops Doping Appeal Ahead of Decision on Closing Ceremony

Alexander Krushelnytsky and his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova, won bronze medals in team curling on Feb. 14. Those medals were stripped on Thursday after an arbitration body ruled that he was guilty of
U.S. Women Break Canada’s Grip on Hockey Gold

U.S. Women Break Canada’s Grip on Hockey Gold

The United States celebrating after it beat Canada, 3-2, in a shootout to win the gold medal. “This is a very classic example of how hard it should be,” said Robb Stauber, the American coach.
Sunday Review: London’s Concrete Ladders

Sunday Review: London’s Concrete Ladders

Piccadilly Circus, London, as seen from the top of the Centre Point building.
Op-Ed Contributor: Forced Confessions in Iran’s House of the Dead

Op-Ed Contributor: Forced Confessions in Iran’s House of the Dead

Political prisoners who recanted their views to support the Islamic Republic at a news conference at Evin Prison in Tehran in February 1986.
A Tune Heard Often at These Olympics Gets to the Heart of Being Korean

A Tune Heard Often at These Olympics Gets to the Heart of Being Korean

Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin, the American-born ice dancing pair representing South Korea at the Winter Games, skated on Tuesday to “Arirang,” which holds a place in the heart of many Koreans.
Marco Rubio and an N.R.A. Official Were Jeered and Lectured on Gun Control

Marco Rubio and an N.R.A. Official Were Jeered and Lectured on Gun Control

Fred Guttenberg, the father of a teenager killed at a Florida high school, addressing Senator Marco Rubio during a CNN town hall-style meeting on Wednesday.
U.S. Embassy in Montenegro Is Attacked, but Only the Assailant Is Killed

U.S. Embassy in Montenegro Is Attacked, but Only the Assailant Is Killed

The police guarded the entrance to the United States Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro, early Thursday. An explosive device had been thrown onto the grounds.