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Walmart Finally Makes It to the Big Apple

Walmart Finally Makes It to the Big Apple

Where’s “Walmart”? The boxes say Jet, which Walmart bought in 2016, and the trucks delivering them in the New York City area say Parcel, which Walmart bought last year.
Kavanaugh’s Nomination in Turmoil as Accuser Says He Assaulted Her Decades Ago

Kavanaugh’s Nomination in Turmoil as Accuser Says He Assaulted Her Decades Ago

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, has denied the accusations of sexual assault.
Sweden to End Twitter Experiment Letting Ordinary People Be Nation’s Voice

Sweden to End Twitter Experiment Letting Ordinary People Be Nation’s Voice

The Swedish Parliament in Stockholm. The nation has had an anti-censorship law since 1766.
A World of Tyrants and Graves

A World of Tyrants and Graves

Syrian boys, displaced from Eastern Ghouta, playing in Afrin in May. Weeks earlier, Afrin itself had been emptied when tens of thousands of the city’s residents fled fighting there.
Democracy’s Demise in Hong Kong

Democracy’s Demise in Hong Kong

A display of the national flags of Hong Kong and China in Hong Kong last year as part of preparations to mark the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain to China.
Peace Is Not Enough

Peace Is Not Enough

A young girl passes pro-peace posters in Monrovia days before Liberia’s presidential election in October 2017.
The Dangers of Digital Activism

The Dangers of Digital Activism

Saudis women attend a hackathon in Jeddah in July. The use of social media is more prevalent than ever in Saudi Arabia.
Give Women a Chance, and They Will Change the World

Give Women a Chance, and They Will Change the World

Angela Merkel, left, chancellor of Germany, and Johanna Sigurdardottir, then prime minister of Iceland, in 2011.
They Left Public Radio to Try Their Fortunes on the Blockchain

They Left Public Radio to Try Their Fortunes on the Blockchain

Manoush Zomorodi, left, and Jen Poyant left WNYC this year to create a podcast, “ZigZag,” in partnership with the blockchain journalism company Civil Media.
Maori Language, Once Shunned, Is Having a Renaissance in New Zealand

Maori Language, Once Shunned, Is Having a Renaissance in New Zealand

Residents of Merivale Retirement Village practicing Maori with their activities coordinator, Tim Belcher, in Christchurch, New Zealand, last month.
‘The Predator’ Tops Box Office Despite Last-Minute Controversy

‘The Predator’ Tops Box Office Despite Last-Minute Controversy

Olivia Munn and Jacob Tremblay in “The Predator,” the fourth movie in the franchise.

North Carolina Governor Warns ‘Risk to Life Is Rising’ as Florence Rages

Days after making landfall as a hurricane and slowing to a tropical depression, Florence slowly ravaged the South with rain and wind, leaving widespread and potentially catastrophic flooding.
Review: Good Music, but Julia Bullock Makes It Great

Review: Good Music, but Julia Bullock Makes It Great

The soprano Julia Bullock at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday. The program, “History’s Persistent Voice,” was the first in her season-long residency.
Critic’s Notebook: What Is Lost When a Museum Vanishes? In Brazil, a Nation’s Story

Critic’s Notebook: What Is Lost When a Museum Vanishes? In Brazil, a Nation’s Story

A visitor outside the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro after the Sept. 2 fire.
Massachusetts Homes Safe to Return to After Gas Explosions, Governor Says

Massachusetts Homes Safe to Return to After Gas Explosions, Governor Says

Gov. Charlie Baker and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts examined an exploded home in Lawrence on Friday.
In the Balkans, Russia and the West Fight a Disinformation-Age Battle

In the Balkans, Russia and the West Fight a Disinformation-Age Battle

A protest in June outside Macedonia’s Parliament about a proposal to change the country’s official name. Misinformation about police brutality at the demonstration appeared on social media.
Who Wants to Be Public Advocate? Perhaps New York’s Next Mayor

Who Wants to Be Public Advocate? Perhaps New York’s Next Mayor

If Letitia James is elected attorney general in November, a special election would then be held to replace her as New York City public advocate — a position that has served as a potent launching pad
In Michigan, Female Candidates Target a Key Trump Bloc: Union Voters

In Michigan, Female Candidates Target a Key Trump Bloc: Union Voters

Michelle LaVoy, the clerk-treasurer of Monroe, Mich., is aggressively courting labor union members in her Democratic bid against a Republican incumbent state representative.
What to Cook: What to Cook This Week

What to Cook: What to Cook This Week

Chili gumbo, by way of a Louisiana firehouse.