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The Shift: Facebook Had a Good Election Day. But It Can’t Let Up Now.

The Shift: Facebook Had a Good Election Day. But It Can’t Let Up Now.

Facebook’s war room at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., where workers monitored election-related content on the social network.
Midterm Elections Deliver a Ratings Surge, With Fox News in the Lead

Midterm Elections Deliver a Ratings Surge, With Fox News in the Lead

Voters watching election results at Cebu Bar and Bistro in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, on Tuesday night.
Up Against Big Oil in the Midterms

Up Against Big Oil in the Midterms

Voters in Washington State defeated a proposal to impose a tax on carbon emissions. Oil companies spent heavily to defeat it.
With Sessions Out, What Happens to Mueller?

With Sessions Out, What Happens to Mueller?

Jeff Sessions resigned as attorney general on Wednesday.
Marijuana Embraced in Michigan, Utah and Missouri, but Rejected in North Dakota

Marijuana Embraced in Michigan, Utah and Missouri, but Rejected in North Dakota

Marijuana plants growing at a dispensary in New Jersey. Ten states and the District of Columbia now allow recreational marijuana.
After Protest, Booksellers Are Victorious Against Amazon Subsidiary

After Protest, Booksellers Are Victorious Against Amazon Subsidiary

Browsing through books at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair in 2013. Antiquarian booksellers this week protested a decision by the Amazon subsidiary AbeBooks to cut off stores in five countries.
Dennis Hof, Dead Brothel Owner, Cruises to Victory in Nevada State Election

Dennis Hof, Dead Brothel Owner, Cruises to Victory in Nevada State Election

Dennis Hof, a brothel owner and reality television star, died on Oct. 16. Voters still elected him to the Nevada State Assembly on Tuesday.
How Sessions’s Firing Could Affect the Russia Investigation

How Sessions’s Firing Could Affect the Russia Investigation

Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, no longer oversees the Russia investigation.

Trilobites: Watch Beatboxers Break It Down Inside an M.R.I. Scanner

Researchers got an inside look at beatboxers’ lips, mouths and throats as they performed.
A Trump-Fueled ‘Wipeout’ for House Republicans in Northeast

A Trump-Fueled ‘Wipeout’ for House Republicans in Northeast

Mikie Sherrill, a Democratic candidate who captured a House seat in New Jersey that had been held by a Republican for decades, was part of a Democratic wave that swept across the Northeast.
Midterm Results Leave Canadians Wary Over Fate of Trade Agreement

Midterm Results Leave Canadians Wary Over Fate of Trade Agreement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking with reporters on Wednesday in Ottawa. As is customary, he did not comment on the midterm election.
Driver Who Killed Two Children in Brooklyn Is Found Dead

Driver Who Killed Two Children in Brooklyn Is Found Dead

Brooklyn residents said a Park Slope intersection where a fatal traffic accident left two children dead in March had been the site of previous accidents and was in need of safety upgrades.

Why Democrats’ Gain Was More Impressive Than It Appears

They are poised to win more seats this year than they did in 2006, despite far fewer opportunities.
Amy McGrath, a Soaring Democratic Candidate, Is Brought Back to Earth on Election Day

Amy McGrath, a Soaring Democratic Candidate, Is Brought Back to Earth on Election Day

Amy McGrath’s loss in a central Kentucky congressional district made vivid the yawning divide between rural America and the rest of the nation.
Getting Into Harvard Is Hard. Here Are 4 Ways Applicants Get an Edge.

Getting Into Harvard Is Hard. Here Are 4 Ways Applicants Get an Edge.

The federal case against Harvard University brought to light several factors that give applicants an edge.
Inside the Fight to Turn Red California Blue

Inside the Fight to Turn Red California Blue

At Josh Harder’s campaign headquarters in Modesto, Calif., in September. Mr. Harder, the Democratic nominee in the 10th Congressional District, faced a four-term Republican, Jeff Denham.