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Flames Return to Where California’s Largest Wildfire Started

Flames Return to Where California’s Largest Wildfire Started

Monday: For a second time, a blaze narrowly missed the home of the rancher who inadvertently sparked the Ranch fire. Also: Meet Col. Charles Young.
Peter King, Veteran New York Republican in House, Announces He Will Retire

Peter King, Veteran New York Republican in House, Announces He Will Retire

Peter T. King, the longest-serving Republican in New York’s congressional delegation, will join a growing Republican exodus from the House ahead of 2020.
Latin Americans Are Clamoring for Equality — and Democracy

Latin Americans Are Clamoring for Equality — and Democracy

Economic crisis and stagnation have sparked a wave of protest and a demand for more transparency and an efficient welfare state across the region.
Australia Confronts ‘Catastrophic’ Fire Conditions

Australia Confronts ‘Catastrophic’ Fire Conditions

An emergency was declared for all of New South Wales as risk warnings reached their highest possible level.

How to Watch Mercury Transit the Sun Today

Viewers on the East and West Coasts of the U.S. can see part or all of the eclipse-like event, but not with the naked eye.
Ugly From the Outset: Hong Kong’s Day of Brutal Violence

Ugly From the Outset: Hong Kong’s Day of Brutal Violence

A police officer shot a young protester, while a man arguing with protesters was set on fire. Both were fighting for their lives.
Is It a Crime to Encourage Unauthorized Immigration? The Supreme Court Will Decide

Is It a Crime to Encourage Unauthorized Immigration? The Supreme Court Will Decide

An appeals court struck down a broad 1986 law under the First Amendment, saying it covers conversations between family members and legal advice.

Bill Gates, I Implore You to Connect Some Dots

Bloomberg, Dimon and Gates call liberal tax ideas unfair. But excessive wealth is the real threat.
Running the Numbers on Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax

Running the Numbers on Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax

Her policy would make it much harder for people to remain multibillionaires into old age. Here’s what that would look like for Bill Gates and others.
‘Democracy Doesn’t Come in a Box’

‘Democracy Doesn’t Come in a Box’

Five American military veterans on why they see the war in Afghanistan as an unwinnable conflict.
Ode to a Dark Season

Ode to a Dark Season

November can feel like a mournful time, but there are pleasures in its gray solitude.
What It’s Really Like to Fight a War

What It’s Really Like to Fight a War

On Veterans Day, set aside Hollywood clichés, and pick up soldiers’ letters from the front.
New Normal in Key State for 2020 Race: Political Deadlock

New Normal in Key State for 2020 Race: Political Deadlock

Democrats seized the governorship from Republicans in Wisconsin, once a laboratory for conservative policymaking, but have so far struggled to get things done.
David Byrne and David Binder on Breaking Into the Mainstream

David Byrne and David Binder on Breaking Into the Mainstream

We interview two creative people in different fields in one wide-ranging conversation. This time: the producer and the musician.
Andrew Yang’s Campaign Has a Lot of Money. Now What?

Andrew Yang’s Campaign Has a Lot of Money. Now What?

The entrepreneur is shifting his message, hiring more experienced political hands and spending big as he tries to expand his support in early states. (And yes, he expected to make it this far.)
How the Trump Administration Eroded Its Own Legal Case on DACA

How the Trump Administration Eroded Its Own Legal Case on DACA

When the Supreme Court hears arguments on Tuesday, the administration’s attempts to end the program protecting “Dreamers” could rest on a top aide’s actions in 2017.
As SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites, Scientists See Threat to ‘Astronomy Itself’

As SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites, Scientists See Threat to ‘Astronomy Itself’

Various companies are pressing ahead with plans for internet service from space, which has prompted astronomers to voice concerns about the impact on research from telescopes on Earth.
What We Learned in N.F.L. Week 10

What We Learned in N.F.L. Week 10

Patrick Mahomes and Drew Brees lost, Lamar Jackson put on a clinic and Kyler Murray’s record-setting streak ended at the worst possible time.
Singles Day: Alibaba Says A Lot of People in China Bought Stuff Online

Singles Day: Alibaba Says A Lot of People in China Bought Stuff Online

The retail bonanza shows that the world still wants to come to the country, at least when giant buckets of money are involved.