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The Week in Books

The Week in Books

From left: Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster in the 1957 film “Sweet Smell of Success”; Isaac Mizrahi; Dolours Price, left, with her sister Marian outside Belfast.
Amid Afghan Peace Talks, U.N. Reports Record Civilian Deaths in 2018

Amid Afghan Peace Talks, U.N. Reports Record Civilian Deaths in 2018

A member of the Afghan security forces at the site of a suicide bombing in Kabul, the capital, in November.
For David Beckham and Miami, a Bumpy Road Enters the Homestretch

For David Beckham and Miami, a Bumpy Road Enters the Homestretch

David Beckham, foreground, at a public hearing at Miami City Hall last year about his team’s proposed Major League Soccer stadium and commercial development. The team is to begin play next year.
15-Year-Old Shot to Death in Front of His Sister by a Hooded Gunman

15-Year-Old Shot to Death in Front of His Sister by a Hooded Gunman

A memorial for Samuel, one of eight siblings in a family that came to the United States from Haiti about 10 years ago.
Saudi Arabia Names a Princess as Ambassador to Washington

Saudi Arabia Names a Princess as Ambassador to Washington

Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia is replacing Prince Khalid bin Salman, a son of the king, as the kingdom’s ambassador to the United States.
Ole Miss Players Kneel in Response to Pro-Confederate Rally

Ole Miss Players Kneel in Response to Pro-Confederate Rally

Six Mississippi basketball players — eventually eight — took a knee during the national anthem on Saturday in Oxford, Miss.
Alabama Newspaper That Called for K.K.K. to ‘Ride Again’ Has a New Editor: A Black Woman

Alabama Newspaper That Called for K.K.K. to ‘Ride Again’ Has a New Editor: A Black Woman

Goodloe Sutton stepped down this week as editor of The Democrat-Reporter in Linden, Ala., after writing an editorial that called for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan. He did not apologize and said he was
The New New World: China’s Entrepreneurs Are Wary of Its Future

The New New World: China’s Entrepreneurs Are Wary of Its Future

Chen Tianyong left China for Malta in early January. For the entrepreneur class, he said, leaving China is the best resistance to Communist rule.
The Political Playbook of a Bankrupt California Utility

The Political Playbook of a Bankrupt California Utility

A federal court convicted PG&E of negligence in a pipeline explosion that killed eight people, injured 58 and incinerated a neighborhood in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno.
‘The Monsters Are the Men’: Inside a Thriving Sex Trafficking Trade in Florida

‘The Monsters Are the Men’: Inside a Thriving Sex Trafficking Trade in Florida

Orchids of Asia Day Spa, the massage parlor in Jupiter, Fla., where officials said Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, had solicited sex.
The Carpetbagger: The Best Oscar Week Speeches You Didn’t See

The Carpetbagger: The Best Oscar Week Speeches You Didn’t See

Regina Hall, a winner at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards, spoke forthrightly about challenges faced by actresses of color.
Their News Isn’t New: Sports Anchors in the Era of Social Media

Their News Isn’t New: Sports Anchors in the Era of Social Media

Scott Van Pelt, the anchor of the midnight edition of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” has leaned on personality and vulnerability to connect with viewers.
Sentencing Memo Paints Manafort as Someone Who ‘Repeatedly and Brazenly’ Broke Law

Sentencing Memo Paints Manafort as Someone Who ‘Repeatedly and Brazenly’ Broke Law

Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, after his arraignment in Alexandria, Va., in March.
3 Borrowers Win Case on Eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

3 Borrowers Win Case on Eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Kate Voigt and two other student-loan borrowers scored a legal victory against the Education Department on Friday.
Larry Hogan, Maryland Governor, Urges Republicans to Look Beyond ‘Shrinking Base’

Larry Hogan, Maryland Governor, Urges Republicans to Look Beyond ‘Shrinking Base’

Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland (above, at his yearly State of the State address last month) is considering a primary challenge to President Trump.
Op-Ed Columnist: Uncle Joe’s Family Web

Op-Ed Columnist: Uncle Joe’s Family Web

Is this Joe Biden’s time? He’s deciding whether to find out.