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With Overdoses on Rise, Cities and Counties Look for Someone to Blame

With Overdoses on Rise, Cities and Counties Look for Someone to Blame

“We’ve had enough here,” said Ilene Shapiro, the county executive of Summit County, Ohio. A scale model of a billboard in her office showed her throwing a punch in an antidrug message.
Fearful of a Shutdown, Congress Inches Toward Stopgap Spending Bill

Fearful of a Shutdown, Congress Inches Toward Stopgap Spending Bill

Senator Susan Collins of Maine put aside her concerns about health care funding to vote for the tax plan.
North Korean Soldier Defects Through DMZ, and Gunfire Erupts

North Korean Soldier Defects Through DMZ, and Gunfire Erupts

The border between the two Koreas in the truce village of Panmunjom in April.
Law Requires Life-Saving Braking Device. Most Trains Don’t Have It.

Law Requires Life-Saving Braking Device. Most Trains Don’t Have It.

In 2008, a commuter train crashed head-on into a freight train in Chatsworth, north of Los Angeles, killing 25 people.
Rome’s ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Is a Sorry Sight: ‘It Has Clearly Been Traumatized’

Rome’s ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Is a Sorry Sight: ‘It Has Clearly Been Traumatized’

For the second year in a row the Christmas tree in the Piazza Venezia in Rome has backfired on the city’s mayor Virginia Raggi after it dried before the holiday.
‘The Hurt Is Still There’: Abuse Survivors Grapple With Cardinal’s Death

‘The Hurt Is Still There’: Abuse Survivors Grapple With Cardinal’s Death

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Cardinal Bernard F. Law, who died on Wednesday, resigned as Archbishop of Boston in 2002 after covering up years of sexual abuse of children by priests.
In Tax Overhaul, Trump Tries to Defy the Economic Odds

In Tax Overhaul, Trump Tries to Defy the Economic Odds

A North Carolina plant that recycles plastic bottle chips. President Trump and congressional Republicans have argued that their rewrite of the tax code will create more jobs and raise wages.
Rolling Stone Publisher Sells Majority Stake to Penske, Owner of Variety

Rolling Stone Publisher Sells Majority Stake to Penske, Owner of Variety

Started in 1967 from a loft in San Francisco, Rolling Stone gave a voice to the baby boomer generation and redefined music as an art form.
Mamie Johnson, Trailblazer in the Negro Leagues, Dies at 82

Mamie Johnson, Trailblazer in the Negro Leagues, Dies at 82

Mamie Johnson, known as Peanut, on her back porch in Washington in 2010, holding some of the balls she used to throw ceremonial first pitches.
Mexico Graft Inquiry Deepens With Arrest of a Presidential Ally

Mexico Graft Inquiry Deepens With Arrest of a Presidential Ally

President Enrique Peña Nieto speaking at the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s national assembly in August.
A One-Vote Victory in Virginia Lasts One Day as Judges Declare a Tie

A One-Vote Victory in Virginia Lasts One Day as Judges Declare a Tie

Election workers in Hampton, Va., recounted ballots in a Virginia House of Delegates race on Tuesday, delivering a one-vote victory for the Democratic challenger. On Wednesday, judges declared the
Catalonia Votes Again, This Time in a Gamble to Stall Its Secessionists

Catalonia Votes Again, This Time in a Gamble to Stall Its Secessionists

Carles Puigdemont, the ousted leader of Catalonia, has been campaigning from Belgium, where he fled to avoid prosecution.
Op-Ed Columnist: When #MeToo Goes Too Far

Op-Ed Columnist: When #MeToo Goes Too Far

Matt Damon on “Good Morning America” last week.
Carmen Fariña, Head of New York City Schools, Is Retiring

Carmen Fariña, Head of New York City Schools, Is Retiring

The New York City schools chancellor Carmen Fariña, right, believed more in her own intuition and the experience of educators than in the data that drove many Bloomberg-era decisions.
Pence’s Christmas Pilgrimage Is Canceled. His Next Mideast Move Is Complicated.

Pence’s Christmas Pilgrimage Is Canceled. His Next Mideast Move Is Complicated.

Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to the Middle East has been postponed by at least one month.