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Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Fighters in Pakistan

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Fighters in Pakistan

A relative mourned next to the body of a polio vaccination worker who was killed by gunmen in Quetta, Pakistan, on Thursday.
Review: A Bumpy Return to Nigeria for ‘The Homecoming Queen’

Review: A Bumpy Return to Nigeria for ‘The Homecoming Queen’

From left, Mfoniso Udofia, Patrice Johnson and Vinie Burrows in Ngozi Anyanwu’s “The Homecoming Queen.”
Review: A Master Class in Passive Aggression in ‘Miles for Mary’

Review: A Master Class in Passive Aggression in ‘Miles for Mary’

From left, Stephanie Wright Thompson, Marc Bovino, Michael Dalto, Stacey Yen and Joe Curnutte in “Miles For Mary” at Playwrights Horizons.
Whiplash for Federal Workers: Go Home! Wait! Come Back!

Whiplash for Federal Workers: Go Home! Wait! Come Back!

A hangar at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah, in December. During the short-lived shutdown on Monday, civilian employees had to wait around to see if they would be working.
As Turkey Attacks Kurds in Syria, U.S. Is on the Sideline

As Turkey Attacks Kurds in Syria, U.S. Is on the Sideline

Turkish soldiers at the Syrian border on Monday. The United States has not chastised Turkey for attacking its allies, the Syrian Kurds.
News Analysis: Democrats Blink in Shutdown Impasse, Hoping for a Bargain

News Analysis: Democrats Blink in Shutdown Impasse, Hoping for a Bargain

“I think if we have learned anything during this process, it’s that a strategy to shut down the government over the issue of illegal immigration is something the American people didn’t understand and
China’s Housing Market Is Like a Casino. Can a Property Tax Tame It?

China’s Housing Market Is Like a Casino. Can a Property Tax Tame It?

Potential buyers stand in a line during the first day of sales of a property project in Nanjing, China. Speculators hoping to ride the wave of rising prices often scoop up properties that sit
Bonuses Aside, Tax Law’s Trickle-Down Impact Not Yet Clear

Bonuses Aside, Tax Law’s Trickle-Down Impact Not Yet Clear

Employees at an Apple retail store in San Francisco in 2016. Apple is among the companies handing out bonuses to workers in the wake of the $1.5 trillion tax cut.
Government Shutdown Ends After 3 Days of Recriminations

Government Shutdown Ends After 3 Days of Recriminations

Both houses of Congress easily approved the short-term funding bill to end the government shutdown, though the votes revealed fissures among Democrats.

Women Confront Larry Nassar in Court: ‘I Was So Brainwashed Then’

For the fifth day, gymnasts and other athletes spoke about Dr. Nassar’s abuse.
New Jersey Town Aims to Keep App-Guided Outsiders Off Its Streets

New Jersey Town Aims to Keep App-Guided Outsiders Off Its Streets

Waves of motorists seeking to avoid George Washington Bridge traffic descend daily onto Leonia’s main thoroughfares. But a new ban will keep them off its side streets.
With Talking Stick in Hand, Moderate Senators Broke the Shutdown

With Talking Stick in Hand, Moderate Senators Broke the Shutdown

Senators Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, and Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, on Monday. They were key members of a bipartisan group of senators that helped find a compromise end to the
Pope Apologizes to Abuse Victims but Again Doubts Them

Pope Apologizes to Abuse Victims but Again Doubts Them

Pope Francis arriving to celebrate Mass at the Las Palmas Air Base in Lima, Peru, on Sunday.
Right and Left React to the End of the Government Shutdown

Right and Left React to the End of the Government Shutdown

The government shutdown was set to end after the House and Senate passed a three-week extension of funding on Monday.

How Big a Deal Is a New Congressional Map for Pennsylvania?

Although Democrats will probably pick up a few additional seats in this year’s election, the development is less helpful for them than it might at first appear.
Senate Democrats’ Vote to End Shutdown Infuriates Some on the Left

Senate Democrats’ Vote to End Shutdown Infuriates Some on the Left

Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and their supporters protested Monday in Anaheim, Calif.