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Op-Ed Contributor: The Middle East’s Coming War

Op-Ed Contributor: The Middle East’s Coming War

Remains of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet that crashed in northern Israel on Saturday, after coming under antiaircraft fire.
Jan Maxwell, Celebrated Stage Actress, Is Dead at 61

Jan Maxwell, Celebrated Stage Actress, Is Dead at 61

Jan Maxwell, left, with Bernadette Peters and Ron Raines in the musical “Follies” in 2011 at the Marquis Theater in New York. It was her last Broadway role.
Visiting Egypt, Tillerson Is Silent on Its Wave of Repression

Visiting Egypt, Tillerson Is Silent on Its Wave of Repression

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, left, met with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo on Monday.
An Appraisal: Jan Maxwell Was a Star Made for the Stage

An Appraisal: Jan Maxwell Was a Star Made for the Stage

Jan Maxwell, aloft, as Phyllis in the 2011 revival of the musical “Follies.”
Senate Begins ‘Wild’ Week of Debate on Immigration, Outcome Unknown

Senate Begins ‘Wild’ Week of Debate on Immigration, Outcome Unknown

A demonstration at the Capitol in support of the young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers last week.
Op-Ed Contributor: Is Trump Working on a Different Kind of ‘Massacre’?

Op-Ed Contributor: Is Trump Working on a Different Kind of ‘Massacre’?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left; Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general; and Rachel Brand, associate attorney general, at the Justice Department this month.
Italy’s Far Right Targets a Museum Discount for Arabic Speakers

Italy’s Far Right Targets a Museum Discount for Arabic Speakers

Visitors waiting to enter Turin’s Egyptian Museum, which holds one of the world’s largest collections of Egyptian artifacts.
Arts and Letters: The New Face of Portrait Painting

Arts and Letters: The New Face of Portrait Painting

Painters like Jordan Casteel, whose 2017 painting “Yvonne and James” is seen here, have found success with a form that was long considered unfashionable.
Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses

Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses

Laura Norén, who teaches a data science ethics course at New York University, said, “You can patch the software, but you can’t patch a person if you, you know, damage someone’s reputation.”
A Peter Martins Ballet Loses Peter Martins, and a Slap

A Peter Martins Ballet Loses Peter Martins, and a Slap

New York City Ballet begins on Tuesday performances of “Romeo + Juliet,” the first staging of a major Peter Martins ballet since he retired under pressure last month. From left, the ballet mistress
A Nearly Invisible Oil Spill Threatens Some of Asia’s Richest Fisheries

A Nearly Invisible Oil Spill Threatens Some of Asia’s Richest Fisheries

A fishing boat approaching harbor in Zhoushan, China. When the Sanchi, an Iranian fuel tanker, sank in the East China Sea in January, it released the largest spill in decades, threatening important
Two by Design: Ellen Page and Emma Portner, in Motion

Two by Design: Ellen Page and Emma Portner, in Motion

Page, who performed an acoustic version of the Moldy Peaches’ ‘‘Anyone Else But You’’ in ‘‘Juno,’’ plays the guitar at home.
A Relic of World War II Shuts Down a London Airport

A Relic of World War II Shuts Down a London Airport

Passenger jets at London City Airport on Monday. A World War II-era bomb was found on Sunday at the King George V Dock nearby.
Speeding Train Plows Into Elephants in India, Killing 5 Animals

Speeding Train Plows Into Elephants in India, Killing 5 Animals

Veterinarians in Habaipur, in the Indian state of Assam, caring for an elephant wounded by a train over the weekend.
Critic’s Notebook: Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction

Critic’s Notebook: Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction

Kehinde Wiley has set Mr. Obama against greenery, with flowers that have symbolic meaning. Amy Sherald’s take on Mrs. Obama emphasizes an element of couturial spectacle and rock-solid cool.