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Trump’s Aides, Not Eager to Defend His Tweets, Also Don’t Condemn Them

Trump’s Aides, Not Eager to Defend His Tweets, Also Don’t Condemn Them

His staff was more frustrated that the remarks interrupted an intraparty Democratic fight between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four freshman congresswomen, giving them a common enemy.
Child Neglect Reports Sat Unread for 4 Years Because of an Email Mix-up

Child Neglect Reports Sat Unread for 4 Years Because of an Email Mix-up

A small change to an email address led to reports to a Colorado hotline for child abuse and neglect cases sitting unread for years, officials said.
$3.6 Million in Pay for Head of Nonprofit Shelter Operator

$3.6 Million in Pay for Head of Nonprofit Shelter Operator

The former leader of the largest nonprofit group running shelters for migrant children received $3.6 million in compensation in the group’s latest fiscal year, according to tax records.
Dissent in Ranks of Hollywood Writers Who Fired Their Agents

Dissent in Ranks of Hollywood Writers Who Fired Their Agents

As television and movie writers find themselves in a standoff with the four major talent agencies, some of them want to push their unions in a new direction.
Tariffs on China Don’t Cover the Costs of Trump’s Trade War

Tariffs on China Don’t Cover the Costs of Trump’s Trade War

The president’s payments to farmers hurt by Chinese retaliation have so far exceeded the revenue from tariffs on imports of Chinese goods.
‘Nobody Opened the Door’: Neighbors Rally During an ICE Raid in Houston

‘Nobody Opened the Door’: Neighbors Rally During an ICE Raid in Houston

President Trump has declared the beginning of ICE raids over the weekend “successful,” saying that “many, many were taken out Sunday.”
With ‘Molly of Denali,’ PBS Raises Its Bar for Inclusion

With ‘Molly of Denali,’ PBS Raises Its Bar for Inclusion

Dozens of Alaska Native writers and advisers were recruited to help create the children’s series, one of the first to have a Native American lead.
6 Glorious Ways to Do Corn on the Cob

6 Glorious Ways to Do Corn on the Cob

Plain melted butter is good; these toppings are better. Here are six wildly delicious ways to dress up sweet summer corn.
Caramoor Invites the Birds to Take Part in a Songfest

Caramoor Invites the Birds to Take Part in a Songfest

Music inspired by — and made by — birds was the focus of a mini-festival that included an epic piano piece by Messiaen.
Nipsey Hussle Was Hailed as a Peacemaker by the LAPD. He Was Also Their Focus in a Criminal Probe.

Nipsey Hussle Was Hailed as a Peacemaker by the LAPD. He Was Also Their Focus in a Criminal Probe.

After the rapper was gunned down in Los Angeles, city leaders embraced him as a peacemaker. But he was also under investigation.
‘Driving Down Amsterdam Avenue, I Got a Flat in My Right Rear Tire’

‘Driving Down Amsterdam Avenue, I Got a Flat in My Right Rear Tire’

A salesman almost can’t make his rounds, celebrity spotting and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.
A Burning 13,000-Volt Cable Touched Off Manhattan Blackout, Con Edison Says

A Burning 13,000-Volt Cable Touched Off Manhattan Blackout, Con Edison Says

An equipment failure at a substation on the West Side of Manhattan plunged neighborhoods into darkness, the utility said.
Intel Executive: Rein In Data Brokers

Intel Executive: Rein In Data Brokers

Congress must act to protect American citizens.
Trump’s Slur Against Four Congresswomen

Trump’s Slur Against Four Congresswomen

Readers see the attack as further evidence of the president’s racism and decry the silence of Republicans.
Teenager Cited Anti-Gay Bullying for Stabbing Death. He Was Found Guilty.

Teenager Cited Anti-Gay Bullying for Stabbing Death. He Was Found Guilty.

Abel Cedeno testified that, after years of bullying, he feared for his life when he fatally stabbed a classmate who had punched him.
Is Your Heartbeat Off, or Blood Sugar High? On the Road, You Can Keep Track

Is Your Heartbeat Off, or Blood Sugar High? On the Road, You Can Keep Track

Travelers with heart conditions, diabetes and epilepsy can check on themselves — even report to their doctors — with new devices and apps.
Beto O’Rourke’s Fund-Raising Falters as 2020 Democrats Announce Finances

Beto O’Rourke’s Fund-Raising Falters as 2020 Democrats Announce Finances

Mr. O’Rourke, who had entered the race with the promise of being a financial powerhouse, raised only a fraction of the front-runners: $3.6 million.
Michael Seidenberg, Who Ran a Not-So-Secret Bookstore, Dies at 64

Michael Seidenberg, Who Ran a Not-So-Secret Bookstore, Dies at 64

Those who knew where to look on East 84th Street could find an apartment stuffed with literature and a literary salon to go with it.
Get It Together, Democrats

Get It Together, Democrats

After an effective 2018, the party is struggling.