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U.S. Announces Settlement With Fiat Chrysler Over Emissions

U.S. Announces Settlement With Fiat Chrysler Over Emissions

Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks on display in Morrow, Ga., in 2015. A settlement of lawsuits over Fiat Chrysler’s emissions tests includes payments of up to $3,075 to owners of affected diesel vehicles,
U.S. Shutdown, China Censorship, Baby Shark: Your Friday Briefing

U.S. Shutdown, China Censorship, Baby Shark: Your Friday Briefing

Rising ocean temperatures can bleach corals, like these off of Papua New Guinea.
Michael Cohen, Trump’s Former Lawyer, Agrees to Testify to Congress

Michael Cohen, Trump’s Former Lawyer, Agrees to Testify to Congress

In a decision that could further damage President Trump’s image, Mr. Cohen will give “a full and credible account” of his work for Mr. Trump next month before the House Oversight Committee.
George the Snail, Believed to Be the Last of His Species, Dies at 14 in Hawaii

George the Snail, Believed to Be the Last of His Species, Dies at 14 in Hawaii

This snail, named George, died on Jan. 1. Scientists believe he was the last of his species, which was native to the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
High Times Has Some Glossy New Competition

High Times Has Some Glossy New Competition

Something to pour over: Volume 1 of Gossamer magazine.

Fact-Check of the Day: The Inaccuracies in Pompeo’s Cairo Speech

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s criticism of the Obama administration’s response to Iran’s “Green Movement” was exaggerated, and his claim that the Trump administration has been “clear” about
Will the Oscars Have a Host? Here’s What We Know

Will the Oscars Have a Host? Here’s What We Know

Possibly in? The “Avengers” cast, which includes Tom Holland, left, and Benedict Cumberbatch, might be enlisted to appear on the Oscars.
Violence Grows in Northern Afghanistan, but Neither Side Is Gaining Much Ground

Violence Grows in Northern Afghanistan, but Neither Side Is Gaining Much Ground

An Afghan man walking through the snow-covered Panjsad Family Cemetery in Kabul, the capital. The war has continued to rage this winter, in contrast to past years that saw relative lulls.
The Latest Smear Against Ocasio-Cortez: A Fake Nude Photo

The Latest Smear Against Ocasio-Cortez: A Fake Nude Photo

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has proven adept at scoring points off conservatives’ attempts to knock her off balance.
The Latest Smear Against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Fake Nude Photo

The Latest Smear Against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Fake Nude Photo

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become adept at scoring points off conservatives’ attempts to knock her off balance.
Female Economists Push Their Field Toward a #MeToo Reckoning

Female Economists Push Their Field Toward a #MeToo Reckoning

“I spent all my time hoping that no one would remember I was female,” Susan Athey, an economist at Stanford, said of her first economics department job. She spoke at a panel discussion at the American
Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds

Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds

Rising ocean temperatures can bleach corals, like these off of Papua New Guinea.
Trump Cancels Davos Trip, Citing Battle Over Border Security at Home

Trump Cancels Davos Trip, Citing Battle Over Border Security at Home

President Trump spoke to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before his departure for Texas. He later announced his decision to skip a planned trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos,

Bernie Sanders Apologizes Again to Women Who Were Mistreated in 2016 Campaign

For the second time in eight days the Vermont senator addressed complaints from former staff members that women in his campaign were mistreated, calling it “unacceptable.’’

Critic’s pick: Stephen Varble: The Street Was His Stage, the Dress Was His Weapon

The 1970s performance artist known for his guerrilla-style spectacles in costumes made from trash and found objects gets an overdue retrospective.
El Museo del Barrio Drops Plan to Honor German Socialite

El Museo del Barrio Drops Plan to Honor German Socialite

Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis in the Mirror Salon in St. Emmeram Palace in Regensburg, Germany.
Two Speeches, a Decade Apart: How Pompeo Departed From Obama

Two Speeches, a Decade Apart: How Pompeo Departed From Obama

President Barack Obama speaking at Cairo University in 2009.

Rites of Passage: It’s Called a Butterfly Party and You’re Invited

Also in attendance will be my ex-girlfriend, a Mariah Carey impersonator and five butterflies, which I will release. Then I will emerge from a giant sac, 40 pounds lighter.
Pompeo Speech Lays Out Vision for Mideast, Taking Shots at Obama

Pompeo Speech Lays Out Vision for Mideast, Taking Shots at Obama

American troops outside the northern Syrian city of Manbij in February 2018.
Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines

Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines

The American Psychological Association has approved its first set of official guidelines for working with boys and men. Here, a father and a son at Mass in Oakland, Calif., in September.