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Driver Who Killed Two Children in Brooklyn Is Found Dead

Driver Who Killed Two Children in Brooklyn Is Found Dead

Brooklyn residents said a Park Slope intersection where a fatal traffic accident left two children dead in March had been the site of previous accidents and was in need of safety upgrades.

Why Democrats’ Gain Was More Impressive Than It Appears

They are poised to win more seats this year than they did in 2006, despite far fewer opportunities.
Amy McGrath, a Soaring Democratic Candidate, Is Brought Back to Earth on Election Day

Amy McGrath, a Soaring Democratic Candidate, Is Brought Back to Earth on Election Day

Amy McGrath’s loss in a central Kentucky congressional district made vivid the yawning divide between rural America and the rest of the nation.
Getting Into Harvard Is Hard. Here Are 4 Ways Applicants Get an Edge.

Getting Into Harvard Is Hard. Here Are 4 Ways Applicants Get an Edge.

The federal case against Harvard University brought to light several factors that give applicants an edge.
Inside the Fight to Turn Red California Blue

Inside the Fight to Turn Red California Blue

At Josh Harder’s campaign headquarters in Modesto, Calif., in September. Mr. Harder, the Democratic nominee in the 10th Congressional District, faced a four-term Republican, Jeff Denham.
Jeff Sessions Is Forced Out as Attorney General as Trump Installs Loyalist

Jeff Sessions Is Forced Out as Attorney General as Trump Installs Loyalist

Matthew G. Whitaker, Mr. Sessions’s chief of staff, will take over as acting attorney general.
Unbuttoned: The Congressional Uniform Is About to Change

Unbuttoned: The Congressional Uniform Is About to Change

Ilhan Omar arrives at an election night party in Minneapolis.
What Election Night Was Like for Activists Who Campaigned for 2 Years

What Election Night Was Like for Activists Who Campaigned for 2 Years

Beth Dabruzzo, left, watched the election results nervously after spending months writing postcards to voters.
Think 2020 Will Be Better for Senate Democrats? Think Again

Think 2020 Will Be Better for Senate Democrats? Think Again

For Democrats, the Senate may be out of reach for some time.
‘You Are a Rude, Terrible Person’: After Midterms, Trump Renews His Attacks on the Press

‘You Are a Rude, Terrible Person’: After Midterms, Trump Renews His Attacks on the Press

At a tense White House news conference, the president lashed out at CNN’s Jim Acosta and repeatedly told other reporters to “sit down.”
Critic’s Pick: Deep Inside the Beatles’ White Album, 50 Years Later

Critic’s Pick: Deep Inside the Beatles’ White Album, 50 Years Later

The Beatles in London in 1968. The White Album reissue shows the band members patiently working together.
Night of Firsts: Rashida Tlaib, Sharice Davids and More Make History in Midterm Elections

Night of Firsts: Rashida Tlaib, Sharice Davids and More Make History in Midterm Elections

Sharice Davids, a Kansas Democrat, was one of two Native American women elected to the House.
What Democratic Control of the House Could Mean for Your Wallet

What Democratic Control of the House Could Mean for Your Wallet

Demonstrators in Salt Lake City last year protesting efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act. Once in control of the House, Democrats may move to shore up the law.
A Thought Experiment at the Supreme Court Over How to Sue a Country

A Thought Experiment at the Supreme Court Over How to Sue a Country

The case arose from the 2000 bombing of the destroyer Cole in Yemen by Qaeda operatives.
Matter: In Cave in Borneo Jungle, Scientists Find Oldest Figurative Painting in the World

Matter: In Cave in Borneo Jungle, Scientists Find Oldest Figurative Painting in the World

The drawing at lower left is the oldest known figure made by humans, scientists have found. It may represent a type of wild cattle.
Forget Excuses. What Counts Is Winning Elections.

Forget Excuses. What Counts Is Winning Elections.

Beto O’Rourke supporters were among the Democrats disappointed on election night.