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When Sheriffs Say No: Disputes Erupt Over Enforcing New Gun Laws

When Sheriffs Say No: Disputes Erupt Over Enforcing New Gun Laws

Semiautomatic rifles filled a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Wash. Some county sheriffs in Washington State have refused to enforce gun restrictions approved by voters in November.
Lawmakers Support ‘Pied-à-Terre’ Tax on Multimillion-Dollar Second Homes

Lawmakers Support ‘Pied-à-Terre’ Tax on Multimillion-Dollar Second Homes

The sale of a $238 million penthouse apartment at 220 Central Park South in Manhattan has helped spur momentum behind a possible pied-à-terre tax.
A Shipping Manifest Said the Container Held Dried Fruit. Inside Was 3,200 Pounds of Cocaine.

A Shipping Manifest Said the Container Held Dried Fruit. Inside Was 3,200 Pounds of Cocaine.

A shipping container intercepted at Port Newark on Feb. 28 was found to contain 3,200 pounds of cocaine.
Google Approved $45 Million Exit Package for Executive Accused of Misconduct

Google Approved $45 Million Exit Package for Executive Accused of Misconduct

Google agreed to pay Amit Singhal, who ran its search division, as much as $45 million after he was accused of groping an employee, according to a court filing on Monday.
Top Officials Resign From Southwest Key, Shelter Provider for Migrant Children

Top Officials Resign From Southwest Key, Shelter Provider for Migrant Children

Juan Sanchez, founder and chief executive of Southwest Key, announced his resignation Monday.

On the Runway: Women Finally Get Their Own World Cup Soccer Style

For decades, women’s uniforms were just derivations of men’s. Now, taking specific design cues, like ponytail-friendly necklines, comes the good stuff.
Is There a Future for Good Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S.?

Is There a Future for Good Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S.?

Members of United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers, Local 506, and other labor supporters rallied recently in Wilmerding, Pa., to support striking workers at Wabtec Corp..
Mel Miller, Assembly Speaker With Tarnished Career, Dies at 79

Mel Miller, Assembly Speaker With Tarnished Career, Dies at 79

Assemblyman Melvin H. Miller, second from right, at a news conference with New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch in 1984. Mr. Miller was a garrulous Brooklyn politician who spent 21 years in the State
Brexit Vote Looming, Theresa May Secures E.U. Help

Brexit Vote Looming, Theresa May Secures E.U. Help

Prime Minister Theresa May leaving a service at Westminster Abbey on Monday in London. She is facing a critical vote in Parliament on Tuesday.
Black Lawmakers to Block Legalized Marijuana in N.Y. if Their Communities Don’t Benefit

Black Lawmakers to Block Legalized Marijuana in N.Y. if Their Communities Don’t Benefit

At a recent conference in Brooklyn on marijuana legalization, Jacob Plowden, left, spoke about the lack of diversity and inclusion in the cannabis industry.
Out There: Cut the Science Budget? Not So Fast

Out There: Cut the Science Budget? Not So Fast

Work on the James Webb Space Telescope at the Johnson Space Center in 2017. The project narrowly escaped termination when Congress allotted funding this year.
Ethiopian Airlines, India, Turkey: Your Tuesday Briefing

Ethiopian Airlines, India, Turkey: Your Tuesday Briefing

Wreckage piled at the crash site of an Ethiopian Airlines flight south of Addis Ababa.

Fiction: Stories of the Muslim Immigrant Experience, From a Sudanese Writer Now Living in Scotland

Leila Aboulela’s collection “Elsewhere, Home” gathers perspectives from Aberdeen to Cairo in a much-needed nod to the universality of the human condition.
Can Democrats Unite Before 2020?

Can Democrats Unite Before 2020?

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, right, last month.
Turkey Enters Recession, a Blow for Erdogan as Elections Near

Turkey Enters Recession, a Blow for Erdogan as Elections Near

People in Istanbul last June under a large election poster of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Last year, after Mr. Erdogan said he intended to be more involved with Turkey’s Central Bank, the lira
Tesla Says Never Mind: It Raises Prices and Keeps Most Stores

Tesla Says Never Mind: It Raises Prices and Keeps Most Stores

A Tesla store at a mall in Dallas was closed last week. Tesla said that it was revising a plan to close most of its stores, but that it would raise prices on most of its models.