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Paul G. Allen, Microsoft’s Co-Founder, Is Dead at 65

Paul G. Allen, Microsoft’s Co-Founder, Is Dead at 65

Paul G. Allen in 2014. “In his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions, and in doing so, he changed the world,” a Microsoft statement said.
Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiologist

Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiologist

Dr. Piero Anversa, affiliated with the Harvard Medical School, above, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, departed in 2015 following questions about his research.
Keith Ellison’s Campaign Overshadowed by Ex-Girlfriend’s Allegations

Keith Ellison’s Campaign Overshadowed by Ex-Girlfriend’s Allegations

Representative Keith Ellison, left, has struggled to respond to allegations from an ex-girlfriend as he runs for attorney general of Minnesota.
Hailed as a Hero, Executed as a Spy, and Exonerated Decades Later

Hailed as a Hero, Executed as a Spy, and Exonerated Decades Later

South Korean soldiers at the Demilitarized Zone in Panmunjom, a so-called truce village that straddles the border with North Korea.
N.J. Governor Orders Inquiry Into Hiring of Top Official Accused of Sexual Assault

N.J. Governor Orders Inquiry Into Hiring of Top Official Accused of Sexual Assault

Gov. Philip D. Murphy and his wife, Tammy, said in a statement that they believed his administration appropriately handled accusations of sexual assault by a top official.
Herbert D. Kleber, Pioneer in Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84

Herbert D. Kleber, Pioneer in Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84

Dr. Herbert D. Kleber with Prof. Sandra D. Comer at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in Manhattan in 1999. Dr. Kleber championed treating addiction as a medical problem, not a moral one.
Kenyans Say Chinese Investment Brings Racism and Discrimination

Kenyans Say Chinese Investment Brings Racism and Discrimination

Richard Ochieng’, 26, at his home in Nairobi, Kenya. His Chinese boss called him and other Kenyans monkeys.
Belgium Elects Nation’s First Black Mayor, a Congolese Immigrant

Belgium Elects Nation’s First Black Mayor, a Congolese Immigrant

Pierre Kompany, 71, who came to Belgium as a Congolese refugee in 1975, was elected as the nation’s first black mayor on Sunday, in a mostly white borough of Brussels.
Mnuchin to Decide by Friday Whether to Cancel on Saudi Conference

Mnuchin to Decide by Friday Whether to Cancel on Saudi Conference

Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2017.
Abortion Debate in Australia Has a New Element: Women in Power

Abortion Debate in Australia Has a New Element: Women in Power

A rally in support of proposed changes to Queensland’s abortion laws in Brisbane, Australia, on Sunday.
Budget Deficit Jumps Nearly 17% in 2018

Budget Deficit Jumps Nearly 17% in 2018

Treasury Department data show the federal budget deficit rose to $779 billion in fiscal year 2018, an increase of nearly 17 percent year over year.
The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews With His Handwriting

The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews With His Handwriting

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan at a tree planted in memory of Chiune Sugihara in the garden of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem.
Think Tim Jones’s Cosmic R&B Is Weird? Wait Until You Meet His Dummy

Think Tim Jones’s Cosmic R&B Is Weird? Wait Until You Meet His Dummy

Tim Jones, who recorded under names including Preacherman, invented his own instruments and gigged up and down the West Coast while holding down an assortment of day jobs.
How Sears Was the Amazon of Its Day

How Sears Was the Amazon of Its Day

A view from around 1900 of the freight packing room of Sears in Chicago. Twenty million Americans, out of a population of 76 million, got Sears catalogs that year.
She Founded Me Too. Now She Wants to Move Past the Trauma.

She Founded Me Too. Now She Wants to Move Past the Trauma.

Tarana Burke founded the original Me Too movement more than a decade ago.
Homelessness in New York Public Schools Is at a Record High: 114,659 Students

Homelessness in New York Public Schools Is at a Record High: 114,659 Students

At P.S. 446 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, more than a quarter of the students are homeless.
IBM Takes Cybersecurity Training on the Road

IBM Takes Cybersecurity Training on the Road

IBM on Monday is introducing its mobile cybercommand center, tucked into a heavily customized truck. What the company calls its “cyber tactical operations center” will make stops at colleges and