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Florida Felons Once Denied Rights Begin Registering to Vote

Florida Felons Once Denied Rights Begin Registering to Vote

Mr. Office was able to register to vote after an amendment to the Florida Constitution restored the voting rights of former felons.
As Government Shutdown Goes On, Workers’ Finances Fray: ‘Nobody Signed Up for This’

As Government Shutdown Goes On, Workers’ Finances Fray: ‘Nobody Signed Up for This’

Joseph Gudge said he may have to quit his job with the Federal Aviation Administration if the shutdown goes on much longer.
N.J.’s Governor Wants to Give You Fewer Reasons Not to Vote

N.J.’s Governor Wants to Give You Fewer Reasons Not to Vote

Gov. Philip D. Murphy, a Democrat, is pursuing a package of bills that would significantly expand voting rights in New Jersey.
Mrinal Sen, One of India’s Leading Directors, Dies at 95

Mrinal Sen, One of India’s Leading Directors, Dies at 95

The filmmaker Mrinal Sen in Kolkata, India, in an undated photo. His early movies had socially conscious messages, while his work later became more introspective.
Federal Deficit Climbs Again, Putting It on Track for $1 Trillion This Year

Federal Deficit Climbs Again, Putting It on Track for $1 Trillion This Year

Federal spending outpaced revenue by $317 billion over the first three months of fiscal 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Bolsonaro vs. Maduro: The Next Clash in Latin America?

Bolsonaro vs. Maduro: The Next Clash in Latin America?

Left, a banner depicting Jair Bolsonaro at his inauguration as Brazil's president last week in Brasilia. Right, a portrait of President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela at a rally on Monday in Caracas. Mr.
Background Check Bill Marks Gun Control as a Priority for House Democrats

Background Check Bill Marks Gun Control as a Priority for House Democrats

A man at the National Rifle Association convention in Dallas last year. House Democrats unveiled new legislation requiring background checks for gun purchases on Tuesday.
Catching Up With One of the ‘Old Gang’ That Reinvented Dance

Catching Up With One of the ‘Old Gang’ That Reinvented Dance

Aileen Passloff made her dancing debut at 92nd Street Y in 1944. She will present dances there on Friday and Sunday.
Bernice Sandler, ‘Godmother of Title IX,’ Dies at 90

Bernice Sandler, ‘Godmother of Title IX,’ Dies at 90

Dr. Bernice “Bunny” Sandler in an undated photo. She was a driving force in the creation of Title IX, which opened doors and established protection for women in education.
Angela Davis Says She’s ‘Stunned’ After Award Is Revoked Over Her Views on Israel

Angela Davis Says She’s ‘Stunned’ After Award Is Revoked Over Her Views on Israel

The civil rights activist and scholar Angela Davis speaking at the University of Michigan-Flint in 2015. She is a supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, which seeks to apply
Admiration Society: How an American Guitarist Inspired a Japanese Folk Legend to Play Again

Admiration Society: How an American Guitarist Inspired a Japanese Folk Legend to Play Again

Kanenobu will open two of Gunn’s tour dates next month, playing songs from her 1972 debut album, “Misora.”
E.U. Imposes Sanctions on Iran Over Assassination Plots

E.U. Imposes Sanctions on Iran Over Assassination Plots

Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, accused Europe of harboring militants who seek the violent overthrow of the Iranian government.

Why I Love Getting Lost

I’m bad with directions, but maybe that’s a good thing.
This Cyclist Tested Positive for a Steroid. He’s 90.

This Cyclist Tested Positive for a Steroid. He’s 90.

Carl Grove in 2011. Now 90, Grove lost a world record because of a positive doping test.
Sears to Stay Open Another Week; Auction Set for Monday

Sears to Stay Open Another Week; Auction Set for Monday

A former Sears store in Mentor, Ohio. In recent years Sears struggled with debt, which siphoned away cash that could have been used to upgrade its worn-out stores.