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In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?

In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?

The Vienna Boys Choir rehearsing at Carnegie Hall. Questions have been raised about why Vienna and other boys’ choirs don’t admit girls.
China Holds Secret Trial for Rights Lawyer After 3 Years in Detention

China Holds Secret Trial for Rights Lawyer After 3 Years in Detention

Wang Quanzhang, left, and his wife Li Wenzu, with their child in eastern China’s Shandong Province in 2015.
New York Today: N.Y. Today: 5 of Our Best Stories of 2018

New York Today: N.Y. Today: 5 of Our Best Stories of 2018

Jerry Needleman and Sylvia Anderson on Sept. 8, 2015, their wedding day.
Opioid Makers Are the Big Winners in Lawsuit Settlements

Opioid Makers Are the Big Winners in Lawsuit Settlements

The offices of Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, in Stamford, Conn.
Stocks, Migrants, Yemen: Your Wednesday Briefing

Stocks, Migrants, Yemen: Your Wednesday Briefing

Officers of the Royal Saudi Air Force last year in Riyadh. The F-15 fighter jets behind them are made and maintained by Americans.
Stocks Bounce Back From Edge of Bear Market

Stocks Bounce Back From Edge of Bear Market

Shares had their best day since 2009, but the S&P 500 is only back to where it stood on Dec. 20, and still on pace for its worst annual performance since the financial crisis a decade ago.
Past Tense: Josephine Premice and the Tightrope of Race and Talent

Past Tense: Josephine Premice and the Tightrope of Race and Talent

In 1974, she was called “the best Haitian cook in all of America” by The Times.
A $21,000 Cosmetology School Debt, and a $9-an-Hour Job

A $21,000 Cosmetology School Debt, and a $9-an-Hour Job

Thirteen years after graduating from a cosmetology program in Iowa, Tracy Lozano still owes more than $8,000.
Guess Who’s Accusing Cuomo of Dishonesty and Betrayal?

Guess Who’s Accusing Cuomo of Dishonesty and Betrayal?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has challenged his Democratic counterparts in the State Senate and Assembly to use their majority power to “make a Democratic vision a reality.”
He Survived Two Mass Shootings. Now He Is About to Deploy to Afghanistan.

He Survived Two Mass Shootings. Now He Is About to Deploy to Afghanistan.

Brendan Kelly, who survived both the Thousand Oaks and Las Vegas mass shootings, visited a memorial to victims at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The 52 Places Traveler: Facing the Future in Laos and the Cambodian Coast

The 52 Places Traveler: Facing the Future in Laos and the Cambodian Coast

From top right: Lanterns for sale at the Luang Prabang night market; view from a boat cruise on the Nam Ou River; local Buddhists waiting outside Wat Sene to hand out morning alms to monks in Luang
Happy New Year! May Your City Never Become San Francisco, New York or Seattle

Happy New Year! May Your City Never Become San Francisco, New York or Seattle

A partly eclipsed supermoon behind the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco in January 2018.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Passion for Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Passion for Puerto Rico

“I believe I owe a great deal of who I am to this island” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, at a coffee farm in Jayuya, P.R.
Did a Queens Podiatrist Help Donald Trump Avoid Vietnam?

Did a Queens Podiatrist Help Donald Trump Avoid Vietnam?

The office where Dr. Larry Braunstein practiced podiatry in Jamaica, Queens. His daughters say he came to Donald J. Trump’s aid with a diagnosis of bone spurs during the Vietnam draft.
The Border Dividing Ireland Has Long Been Invisible. Brexit Threatens to Make It Real.

The Border Dividing Ireland Has Long Been Invisible. Brexit Threatens to Make It Real.

Lawrence McNamee, a dairy farmer outside Letterkenny, near the border with Northern Ireland. The return of a hard border “would be devastating,” he says.
Leaks, Mold and Rats: Why New York City Goes Easy on Its Worst Landlords

Leaks, Mold and Rats: Why New York City Goes Easy on Its Worst Landlords

Jose Polanco, a retired maintenance worker, has had leaks, mold, roaches and rodents in his Manhattan apartment — sometimes all at once.

Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling, Defying International Ban

The country says it will stop its annual hunts in the Antarctic — purportedly carried out for research purposes — and restrict its whalers to Japanese waters.
Lakers 127, Warriors 101: LeBron James Is Hurt in Lakers’ Blowout of the Warriors

Lakers 127, Warriors 101: LeBron James Is Hurt in Lakers’ Blowout of the Warriors

LeBron James hobbled off the court after sustaining a groin injury during the third quarter on Tuesday.

Man in China Hijacks Bus and Drives Into Traffic, Killing 8

China’s state broadcaster said a suspect had been taken into custody, an unemployed man believed to have been angry over a dispute with local officials.