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Americans Might No Longer Prefer Sons Over Daughters

Americans Might No Longer Prefer Sons Over Daughters

Americans have long said they would rather have a son than a daughter, but there are signs that could be changing.

Oscars 2018: A Pledge for Diversity

After a year in Hollywood marked by the #MeToo movement and Time's Up, this year's Academy Awards were dominated by calls for more diversity and inclusivity for women, people of color, immigrants and
Trash in the Fjords? Norway Turns to Drones

Trash in the Fjords? Norway Turns to Drones

A promenade in Oslo. The fjord in Norway’s capital is filled with garbage, and the city has approved the use of drones to pinpoint the trouble spots.
Ben Carson of HUD on His Vexing Reign: Brain Surgery Was Easier Than This

Ben Carson of HUD on His Vexing Reign: Brain Surgery Was Easier Than This

Mr. Carson’s efforts have been undermined by his indecisiveness, his staffing mistakes and a president indifferent, at best, to HUD’s mission of helping the poor, according to current and former
Today, Do That One Thing You’ve Been Putting Off

Today, Do That One Thing You’ve Been Putting Off

By putting off tasks we don’t want to do, we experience temporary relief at the thought of not having to do them, so the cycle continues.
Oscars 2018: The Winners

Oscars 2018: The Winners

Jordan Peele wins best original screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards.
Critic’s Notebook: At the Oscars, Some Self-Examination Among the Self-Celebration

Critic’s Notebook: At the Oscars, Some Self-Examination Among the Self-Celebration

Greta Gerwig, left, with Laura Dern at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday. Ms. Gerwig’s film earned several nominations, including nods for best picture and director.
South Korean Envoys Meet Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang

South Korean Envoys Meet Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang

Chung Eui-yong, center, a national security adviser to South Korea’s president, and Suh Hoon, left, head of the National Intelligence Service, departing for Pyongyang, North Korea, on Monday.

The Shift: Here Come the Fake Videos, Too

Artificial intelligence video tools make it relatively easy to put one person’s face on another person’s body with few traces of manipulation. I tried it on myself. What could go wrong?
In Fight for Equality, U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Leads the Way

In Fight for Equality, U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Leads the Way

The United States women’s soccer team fought to a 1-1 draw against France in the SheBelieves Cup on Sunday. Members of the U.S. squad, including (from left) Kelley O’Hara, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh
In Italy Election, Anti-E.U. Views Pay Off for Far Right and Populists

In Italy Election, Anti-E.U. Views Pay Off for Far Right and Populists

Matteo Salvini, center, leader of the far-right League party, after voting in Milan on Sunday.
China’s Leaders Meet, and See ‘Critical Battles’ on Economy and Pollution

China’s Leaders Meet, and See ‘Critical Battles’ on Economy and Pollution

President Xi Jinping, left, and Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday, where Mr. Li laid out the Chinese government’s goals for 2018.
Here Is Why Florida Has So Much Trouble Passing Gun Laws

Here Is Why Florida Has So Much Trouble Passing Gun Laws

Protesters rallying for gun control outside the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee. Senators there briefly approved a two-year moratorium on sales of AR-15s on Saturday, before reconsidering it.
Op-Ed Columnist: Trump: King of Chaos

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump: King of Chaos

President Trump at the White House last week.
Big Wall Street Banks See Chance to Weaken Post-Crisis Rule

Big Wall Street Banks See Chance to Weaken Post-Crisis Rule

JPMorgan Chase’s headquarters in Manhattan. The bank is one of the major industry players seeking to weaken a requirement in the Dodd-Frank law that is aimed at ensuring banks can withstand financial
Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco

Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco

Starcity is renovating two large buildings in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood to turn into dorm rooms for the middle class.