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Gin’s Journey in Britain, From ‘Mother’s Ruin’ to a Hipster Drink

Gin’s Journey in Britain, From ‘Mother’s Ruin’ to a Hipster Drink

After surging for a decade, gin sales in Britain reached nearly 2 billion pounds, or about $2.6 billion, through last fall, compared with £1.26 billion for the same period in 2017.
PG&E Bankruptcy Tests Who Will Pay for California Wildfires

PG&E Bankruptcy Tests Who Will Pay for California Wildfires

Pacific Gas and Electric workers in Paradise, Calif., on Monday. The company, facing billions of dollars in liability claims from two years of wildfires, sees bankruptcy protection as “the only viable
Los Angeles, Lion Air, Australian Open: Your Monday Briefing

Los Angeles, Lion Air, Australian Open: Your Monday Briefing

Migrants arriving at a shelter in McAllen, Tex., run by Catholic Charities.
This Coal Lobbyist Should Not Run the E.P.A.

This Coal Lobbyist Should Not Run the E.P.A.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler waits to address EPA staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, in July.
The Stone: The Gender Politics of Fasting

The Stone: The Gender Politics of Fasting

Simone Weil’s factory administrative number (1909-1943). She was a factory worker at Renault in 1934-1935.
An Act of Mercy in Tennessee

An Act of Mercy in Tennessee

Cyntoia Brown sat between her attorneys Charles Bone, left, and Houston Gordon, as they listened to the parole board's split decision in her clemency hearing in May.
South Korea’s Speedskating Community Faces Reckoning After Rape Allegations

South Korea’s Speedskating Community Faces Reckoning After Rape Allegations

Shim Suk-hee at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, last year. Ms. Shim’s accusations against her former coach have sent shock waves through the country’s sports community.
Trump Says He Alone Can Do It. His Attorney General Nominee Usually Agrees.

Trump Says He Alone Can Do It. His Attorney General Nominee Usually Agrees.

William P. Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, has long maintained an expansive view of executive power.
As Government Pulls Back, Charities Step In to Help Released Migrants

As Government Pulls Back, Charities Step In to Help Released Migrants

Migrants arriving at the Catholic Charities R.G.V. Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Tex., are greeted by volunteers.
Political Memo: Democrats Want to Run on Issues in 2020. But Does Beating Trump Matter Most?

Political Memo: Democrats Want to Run on Issues in 2020. But Does Beating Trump Matter Most?

Senator Elizabeth Warren chose not to talk about Medicare for All, a signature issue for the ascendant left, during a campaign swing to Iowa.
Explorer: A Family Ski Adventure in the Himalayas

Explorer: A Family Ski Adventure in the Himalayas

Gulmarg, one of the highest ski resorts in the world, is known for its feathery, high-altitude snow. Above, local guides take visitors on sled rides.
The 2020 Field Is Growing. Some Waistlines Are Shrinking.

The 2020 Field Is Growing. Some Waistlines Are Shrinking.

Senator Cory Booker, a rumored presidential candidate who recently attended a Democratic gathering in New Hampshire, said his recent weight loss had “nothing to do with any other plans.”
Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike Live Updates: Demands for More Pay and More Help

Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike Live Updates: Demands for More Pay and More Help

Members of United Teachers Los Angeles, the teachers’ union, prepared earlier this month for a strike in the nation’s second-largest school district.
The Story of a Thing: Joan Jett on Receiving a Letter Written by Abraham Lincoln

The Story of a Thing: Joan Jett on Receiving a Letter Written by Abraham Lincoln

The musician Joan Jett, in front of a proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln in her Long Island home.
The Last of Manhattan’s Original Video Arcades

The Last of Manhattan’s Original Video Arcades

Chinatown Fair Family Fun Center on Mott Street recalls a time before handheld gaming and esports arenas.
The New Health Care: The Reasonable Way to View Marijuana’s Risks

The New Health Care: The Reasonable Way to View Marijuana’s Risks

No one should be under the impression that marijuana is harmless, but it's safer than alcohol and tobacco.
The Checkup: Taking the Pain Out of Children’s Shots

The Checkup: Taking the Pain Out of Children’s Shots

Using a toy to distract a baby from getting a shot and allowing the baby to held in a parent’s lap rather than pinned down are among the strategies used at Children’s Minnesota.