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E.P.A. Weakens Rules Governing Toxic Water Pollution From Coal Plants

E.P.A. Weakens Rules Governing Toxic Water Pollution From Coal Plants

The Trump administration on Monday moved to weaken regulations aimed at limiting the seepage of lead, arsenic and other toxic pollution into water supplies.
‘Guardian’ of the Amazon Killed in Brazil by Illegal Loggers

‘Guardian’ of the Amazon Killed in Brazil by Illegal Loggers

His death comes as illegal miners, loggers and land grabbers are making more, and bolder, incursions into Indigenous land under the far-right Bolsonaro administration.
Microsoft Surface Pro X Review: Powerful Computer, but So-So Tablet

Microsoft Surface Pro X Review: Powerful Computer, but So-So Tablet

With its new Surface, Microsoft has made progress blending the best of mobile devices and personal computers. But it falls short in offering a fingertip-friendly experience for tablets.
Black Cat Takes the Field at N.F.L. Game

Black Cat Takes the Field at N.F.L. Game

A Cowboys-Giants Monday Night Football match was interrupted by something arguably more exciting: a cat that was unconcerned with the N.F.L.’s rules.
Review: The Big Apple Circus Still Delivers

Review: The Big Apple Circus Still Delivers

Sure, there’s some awkward innuendo. But that doesn’t spoil the annual thrill of seeing a troupe so effortlessly diverse, international and adept.

China’s Xi Praises Free Trade. Striking Deals is Another Matter.

A setback with India and ongoing talks with the U.S. test Beijing’s rhetoric over lowering global barriers.
‘The Irishman’ on Broadway: Phone Booths, Broadsheets and Jimmy Hoffa Stickers

‘The Irishman’ on Broadway: Phone Booths, Broadsheets and Jimmy Hoffa Stickers

Fans came for a big-screen experience of Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic at the Belasco Theater, ahead of the film’s arrival on Netflix. They left with a few souvenirs.
They Didn’t Find Life in a Hopeless Place

They Didn’t Find Life in a Hopeless Place

In some of the world’s saltiest, most acidic bodies of superheated water, even the most extreme forms of archaea couldn’t survive.
It’s Back: 8chan Returns Online

It’s Back: 8chan Returns Online

The anonymous message board went back online over the weekend as 8kun, three months after being booted off the internet.
No, Sean Spicer Really Can’t Dance

No, Sean Spicer Really Can’t Dance

He has consistently been the worst performer on “Dancing With the Stars.” So why is he still on?
Sleep Can Be Good for Your Salary

Sleep Can Be Good for Your Salary

Sleep can affect work, but it’s also true that work can affect sleep.
New Hampshire Couple’s Adventure Ends in Mysterious Death in Texas

New Hampshire Couple’s Adventure Ends in Mysterious Death in Texas

The couple disappeared from a campground where they had parked their R.V. Their bodies were found buried on the beach and their deaths ruled homicides.
In Amsterdam, Floating Homes That Only Look Like Ships

In Amsterdam, Floating Homes That Only Look Like Ships

The rules governing houseboats are strict and “lots” are hard to find, but the views of the canals make it worth the effort.
Trump Urges Kentucky Supporters to Defy ‘Crazy’ Democrats and Re-Elect Governor

Trump Urges Kentucky Supporters to Defy ‘Crazy’ Democrats and Re-Elect Governor

The president sought to mobilize what he called an “angry majority” to bolster Matt Bevin, the state’s unpopular incumbent, who was locked in a close race on the eve of the vote.

Xi Jinping Endorses Carrie Lam, Embattled Leader of Hong Kong

The Chinese president gave strong backing to the Hong Kong chief executive, whose resignation has been sought by the territory’s pro-democracy movement.
Lev Parnas, Giuliani Associate, Opens Talks With Impeachment Investigators

Lev Parnas, Giuliani Associate, Opens Talks With Impeachment Investigators

Mr. Parnas could offer Congress a vein of information about a political pressure campaign in Ukraine.
Haiti’s Ashes

Haiti’s Ashes

Decades of misrule have once again brought Haiti to the brink of collapse. Does anyone care?
Trial of Roger Stone Will Revive Saga of Trump and Russian Interference

Trial of Roger Stone Will Revive Saga of Trump and Russian Interference

Mr. Stone, a longtime informal Trump adviser, faces charges of lying, obstruction and witness tampering.
McDonald’s C.E.O. Fired Over a Relationship That’s Becoming Taboo

McDonald’s C.E.O. Fired Over a Relationship That’s Becoming Taboo

Steve Easterbrook violated policy, the company said. He’s not the first chief executive to be ousted over a consensual relationship with an employee.
Trump Embraces Washington’s Champions, Figuratively and Literally

Trump Embraces Washington’s Champions, Figuratively and Literally

After being booed at the ballpark, the president let bygones be bygones at a White House ceremony for the World Series champion Nationals. But some players stayed away.
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