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Liberals, This Is War

Liberals, This Is War

Demonstrators protesting at the steps of the Supreme Court on Saturday against the Brett Kavanaugh nomination.
Populist Wave Hits Latvia, Lifting Pro-Russia Party in Election

Populist Wave Hits Latvia, Lifting Pro-Russia Party in Election

A poster of Nils Usakovs, leader of the pro-Kremlin Latvia political party Harmony Center in Riga on Monday.
With Battle Over, a New Justice Quickly Gets to Work and Sets a Record

With Battle Over, a New Justice Quickly Gets to Work and Sets a Record

Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s law clerks are all women, a first for the Supreme Court.

‘We Heard an Explosion’: Witness Describes Deadly Crash in N.Y.

At least 20 people were killed after a limousine failed to stop at an intersection in Schoharie, N.Y., on Saturday. It was the deadliest transportation accident in the country in nine years.
The Police Wanted to Talk to Him After His Daughter Died, but He Plunged to His Death

The Police Wanted to Talk to Him After His Daughter Died, but He Plunged to His Death

New York City police officers investigating the death of a 13-month-old girl and the beating of her twin brother at their house in Queens last week. The police believe their father, Mohammed Reza
A Good Appetite: Indian Cooks Embrace the Instant Pot

A Good Appetite: Indian Cooks Embrace the Instant Pot

Nearly a dozen Indian cookbooks geared toward the electric pressure cooker have appeared in the last year. In Chandra Ram’s shrimp biryani, shrimp and rice are cooked for just a few minutes.
Cardinal Pens Scathing Letter to Archbishop Who Accused Pope of Cover-Up

Cardinal Pens Scathing Letter to Archbishop Who Accused Pope of Cover-Up

Pope Francis has ordered a “thorough study” into the Vatican archives to investigate the charges surrounding Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.
17 Years to the Day the U.S. Invaded, 54 Are Killed Across Afghanistan

17 Years to the Day the U.S. Invaded, 54 Are Killed Across Afghanistan

An Afghan police headquarters damaged by a Taliban attack in the Sayed Abad District in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, on Sunday.
On Washington: The Senate’s Deep Wounds From an Ugly Kavanaugh Fight

On Washington: The Senate’s Deep Wounds From an Ugly Kavanaugh Fight

“It has not been good for the Senate, none of this,” said Senator Richard C. Shelby, Republican of Alabama.
Losing Hope as Susan Collins Spoke

Losing Hope as Susan Collins Spoke

Protests against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court continued through the weekend.
Women Will Pay for the Mess of the Kavanaugh Confirmation

Women Will Pay for the Mess of the Kavanaugh Confirmation

Christine Blasey Ford pausing during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Silicon Valley Investors Shunned Juul, but Back Other Nicotine Start-Ups

Silicon Valley Investors Shunned Juul, but Back Other Nicotine Start-Ups

Juul’s electronic cigarettes. The company has been widely criticized for marketing its products to teenagers.
Russia-Ukraine Tensions Set Up the Biggest Christian Schism Since 1054

Russia-Ukraine Tensions Set Up the Biggest Christian Schism Since 1054

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, center, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide, could grant independence to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church this week.
Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?

Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?

Laura Nolan, a software engineer in Ireland, left Google in June over the company’s involvement in Project Maven, an effort to build artificial intelligence for the Department of Defense.
Venom and Lady Gaga Push Movie-Ticket Sales to an October Record

Venom and Lady Gaga Push Movie-Ticket Sales to an October Record

“Venom,” about a fanged Marvel anti-hero, sold about $80 million in tickets over the weekend.
A Pastor Pushes Forward as a Drought Threatens His Town and His Church

A Pastor Pushes Forward as a Drought Threatens His Town and His Church

The worst drought in decades is threatening a way of life in rural communities like Wee Waa, Australia.
How Banksy’s Prank Might Boost His Prices: ‘It’s a Part of Art History’

How Banksy’s Prank Might Boost His Prices: ‘It’s a Part of Art History’

Banksy’s painting “Girl With Balloon” was shredded just after selling at Sotheby’s in London on Friday. “It’s become worth more as a conceptual moment,” one art dealer said of the work.
U.S. Campaign Against Migration Goes Unheard, or Unheeded, in Guatemala

U.S. Campaign Against Migration Goes Unheard, or Unheeded, in Guatemala

Liset Juárez with two of her three children. Ms. Juarez’s husband reached the United States on his sixth attempt to cross the border.
Wall Street Is Booming Under Trump. But Many of Its Donors Are Embracing Democrats.

Wall Street Is Booming Under Trump. But Many of Its Donors Are Embracing Democrats.

Some of the same grass-roots energy coursing through the Democratic Party has spilled into the corporate boardrooms of American finance