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Mitt Romney Goes to Washington After All

Mitt Romney Goes to Washington After All

With a comfortable lead in the polls, Mitt Romney watched the Lone Peak High School football game against Davis High School in Highland, Utah, on Friday.
What Do North Korean Gymnastics Say About Kim Jong-un’s Politics?

What Do North Korean Gymnastics Say About Kim Jong-un’s Politics?

Participants forming a portrait of Kim Il-sung, the former North Korean leader, and the North Korean national flag during the Mass Games in Pyongyang in September.
‘Love Island’ in the Land of Gender Equality

‘Love Island’ in the Land of Gender Equality

The contestants for “Love Island” in Denmark. Nordic versions of foreign reality TV shows tend to more wholesome in some ways, and more outré in others.
Suicides Among Japanese Children Reach Highest Level in 3 Decades

Suicides Among Japanese Children Reach Highest Level in 3 Decades

A total of 250 children in elementary, middle and high schools committed suicide last year in Japan, the highest number since 1986.
Two Visions of Patriotism Clash in the Midterm Elections

Two Visions of Patriotism Clash in the Midterm Elections

For President Trump’s supporters, patriotism in politics often means conspicuous displays of respect for traditional expressions of America, such as the flag, the military and national anthem.
Some Hispanics With Jewish Roots Pursue an Exit Strategy: Emigrate to Spain

Some Hispanics With Jewish Roots Pursue an Exit Strategy: Emigrate to Spain

Sandra Arazi-Coambs, left, studied Spanish with Mauricia Alarcón Moreno at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Ms. Arazi-Coambs has been taking language and civics classes to prepare
Fight Against Last Vestige of ISIS in Syria Stalls, to Dismay of U.S.

Fight Against Last Vestige of ISIS in Syria Stalls, to Dismay of U.S.

Fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Kurdish-led militia that is fighting the Islamic State with American help, at the funeral of one of their commanders, who was killed in a battle in
Crashed Lion Air Plane Was Cleared to Fly Four Times Despite Problems

Crashed Lion Air Plane Was Cleared to Fly Four Times Despite Problems

The wreckage of an engine from Lion Air Flight 610 at the port in Jakarta on Saturday.
Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Urges Viewers to Vote: ‘You Cannot Take This Election for Granted’

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Urges Viewers to Vote: ‘You Cannot Take This Election for Granted’

Samantha Bee urged her viewers to pay attention to both statewide and local-level elections.
Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel Comes to the Stage

Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel Comes to the Stage

The cast of “The Watsons” at the Chichester Festival Theater in England. To finish the incomplete work, Laura Wade, the playwright, said she had had to “think into this writer’s brain across 200
A Final Proving Ground for Guide Dogs to the Blind: Midtown Manhattan

A Final Proving Ground for Guide Dogs to the Blind: Midtown Manhattan

Innes, a German shepherd, and his new master, Kathy Faul, 73, a blind woman from Pennsylvania, on a training trek in Manhattan.
Grenfell Tower Fire Victims Are Mocked in ‘Sickening Video’

Grenfell Tower Fire Victims Are Mocked in ‘Sickening Video’

Grenfell Tower, a 24-story public housing building in London, burning in June 2017. More than 70 people died in the fire.
The Beginning of the End for Poland’s Populists?

The Beginning of the End for Poland’s Populists?

A woman casting her vote in the second round of local elections, in Krakow on Sunday.
Amazon’s HQ2? Make That Q for Queens

Amazon’s HQ2? Make That Q for Queens

Long Island City’s skyline could grow if Amazon’s plan to bring thousands of jobs to the Queens neighborhood pans out.
The Nauru Experience: Zero-Tolerance Immigration and Suicidal Children

The Nauru Experience: Zero-Tolerance Immigration and Suicidal Children

The Krishnalingam family on the roof of an abandoned mansion in Ronave, Nauru. The family applied for resettlement in the United States after fleeing Sri Lanka and being certified as refugees.
Bad Weather Will Greet Voters From Florida to the Midwest

Bad Weather Will Greet Voters From Florida to the Midwest

Signs for candidates in Florida, the farthest south a strong cold front could cause rain and wind on Election Day. The storm system could stretch from the Panhandle all the way up to Maine.
Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 Between Long Island City, N.Y., and Arlington, Va.

Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 Between Long Island City, N.Y., and Arlington, Va.

Crystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington, Va., is a possible location for Amazon’s second headquarters, which the company is now expected to split across two sites.