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In the Blink of an Eye, a Hunt for Oil Threatens Pristine Alaska

In the Blink of an Eye, a Hunt for Oil Threatens Pristine Alaska

The sun setting on the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The largest untapped onshore reserve of oil in North America is believed to lie beneath the refuge’s coastal plain.
Drilling in the Arctic: Questions for a Polar Bear Expert

Drilling in the Arctic: Questions for a Polar Bear Expert

A polar bear in Kaktovik, Alaska. Polar bears number about 25,000 across the Arctic.
The Race for Alaskan Oil: 6 Key Takeaways

The Race for Alaskan Oil: 6 Key Takeaways

A training center in Fairbanks, Alaska, that prepares pipeline workers for operations in the state's oil-rich North Slope.

Metropolitan Diary: ‘I Turned and Saw a Small Older Woman Standing Next to Me’

Taking a seat near the Plaza Hotel, an outing with an out-of-town relative and more readers tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.
Kicked Out of Port Authority, Bieber Bus Got a Prime Stop on a Crowded Curb

Kicked Out of Port Authority, Bieber Bus Got a Prime Stop on a Crowded Curb

Bieber bus company, which offers service from the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania to Manhattan, was evicted from the Port Authority for failing to pay user fees. But the company got a permit to park on
Philippine Journalist, a Thorn to Duterte, Turns Herself In to Face Charges

Philippine Journalist, a Thorn to Duterte, Turns Herself In to Face Charges

The Philippine government has accused the journalist Maria Ressa and her news organization, Rappler, of evading taxes, a move that Rappler said was part of a broader attack on the news media.
At Kennedy Center Honors, ‘Hamilton’ Creators Are Lauded

At Kennedy Center Honors, ‘Hamilton’ Creators Are Lauded

The choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, left, the composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, the director Thomas Kail and the music director Alex Lacamoire were honored for “Hamilton.”
Stocks Rise After U.S. and China Agree to Halt Escalation of Trade War

Stocks Rise After U.S. and China Agree to Halt Escalation of Trade War

Despite a deal between President Trump and President Xi Jinping, concerns that the peace may not last tempered investor enthusiasm.
Mediator: News Networks Fall Short on Climate Story as Dolphins Die on the Beach

Mediator: News Networks Fall Short on Climate Story as Dolphins Die on the Beach

Ms. Gill found the first dead bottlenose dolphin of that day, wrote “This is not normal” in the sand below it and shared the image on Facebook Live.
Menorah Lighting in Midtown Cuts Through Darkness of Rising Anti-Semitism

Menorah Lighting in Midtown Cuts Through Darkness of Rising Anti-Semitism

Rain didn’t deter the hundreds of spectators who gathered on Sunday to see the gold-painted, 4,000-pound menorah lit in Midtown Manhattan.
Washington Memo: A Kinder, Gentler Nation? Maybe for a Few Days

Washington Memo: A Kinder, Gentler Nation? Maybe for a Few Days

A statue of George Bush outside his presidential library in College Station, Tex. His death has inspired a cease-fire in Washington’s political wars, although it is unlikely to last.
‘Yellow Vests’ Riot in Paris, but Their Anger Is Rooted Deep in France

‘Yellow Vests’ Riot in Paris, but Their Anger Is Rooted Deep in France

“Yellow Vest” protesters at a roundabout in St.-Vaury, France. They wait in the rain and cold and mud under makeshift tarpaulin shelters and tents.
How 3 Actors Overcame Trump’s Travel Ban to Take the New York Stage

How 3 Actors Overcame Trump’s Travel Ban to Take the New York Stage

From left, Moein Ghobsheh, Yasin Moradi and Ammar Haj Ahmad struggled to obtain visas to the United States to perform “The Jungle” at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn.
Israeli Software Helped Saudis Spy on Khashoggi, Lawsuit Says

Israeli Software Helped Saudis Spy on Khashoggi, Lawsuit Says

A symbolic funeral prayer for the murdered Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month.
In Unfazed Alaska, a Major Quake Is Just a Bump in the Road

In Unfazed Alaska, a Major Quake Is Just a Bump in the Road

The site of major road damage on Vine Road in Wasilla, Alaska, was crawling with local residents on Sunday eager to see the most dramatic earthquake damage.