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Why New York Isn’t Celebrating Higher Test Scores

Why New York Isn’t Celebrating Higher Test Scores

Seventh-graders at Middle School 51 in Brooklyn were among the 950,000 students across New York State who took standardized English and math exams last spring.
Leadership, Laughter and Tariffs

Leadership, Laughter and Tariffs

President Trump speaking at the United Nations on Tuesday.
Utilities Helped Puerto Rico Fix Its Power Grid. Now They Face Hefty Tax Bills.

Utilities Helped Puerto Rico Fix Its Power Grid. Now They Face Hefty Tax Bills.

A line crew from the mainland worked to repair power lines near Arecibo, P.R., in February.
Julie Swetnick Is Third Woman to Accuse Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct

Julie Swetnick Is Third Woman to Accuse Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct

Julie Swetnick says Brett M. Kavanaugh engaged in sexual misconduct at parties in high school.
Review: Robert Redford Aims to Charm in ‘The Old Man & the Gun’

Review: Robert Redford Aims to Charm in ‘The Old Man & the Gun’

Robert Redford as an aging bank robber in David Lowery’s “The Old Man & the Gun.”
Katherine Hoover, Flutist and Composer, Is Dead at 80

Katherine Hoover, Flutist and Composer, Is Dead at 80

Katherine Hoover in the 1970s. In addition to being a flutist, she was a composer who wrote not only for her instrument but also for strings, piano, woodwinds, full orchestra and voice.
Before Kavanaugh Hearing, New Accusations and Doubts Emerge

Before Kavanaugh Hearing, New Accusations and Doubts Emerge

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied allegations that he behaved inappropriately with women he knew as a young man.
Trump Accuses China of Interfering in Midterm Elections

Trump Accuses China of Interfering in Midterm Elections

President Trump told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that the Chinese “do not want me or us to win, because I am the first president to ever challenge China on trade.”
Trump Vows to Release Mideast Peace Plan Within 4 Months

Trump Vows to Release Mideast Peace Plan Within 4 Months

President Trump met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Wednesday in New York.
The Amazon on the Brink

The Amazon on the Brink

Deforestation in Maranhão State in northeastern Brazil. Brazil lost 2,682 square miles of Amazonian forests in 2017.
Critic's Notebook: The Existential Void of the Pop-Up ‘Experience’

Critic's Notebook: The Existential Void of the Pop-Up ‘Experience’

At the Rosé Mansion, guests may find themselves spending a lot of time waiting.
The Latest Attack on Islam: It’s Not a Religion

The Latest Attack on Islam: It’s Not a Religion

Muslims performing the last Tarawih prayer of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Washington in June.
Sondheim and the City: In a Rethought ‘Company,’ a Woman Wavers

Sondheim and the City: In a Rethought ‘Company,’ a Woman Wavers

Marianne Elliott, right, directs a reimagined “Company,” starring, from left, Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone.
U.N. General Assembly: Trump Chairs Security Council Meeting

U.N. General Assembly: Trump Chairs Security Council Meeting

China’s foreign affairs minister, Wang Yi, right, at the Security Council briefing.
Chasing the Deal: Seven Seaside Getaways for This Fall

Chasing the Deal: Seven Seaside Getaways for This Fall

Visitors to UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa in Trancoso, Brazil, enjoy access to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, steps from the hotel’s luxury accommodations.
Kurt Vile, Indie Rock’s Charming Riddle

Kurt Vile, Indie Rock’s Charming Riddle

Kurt Vile will release “Bottle It In,” an album of ramshackle songs and quizzical lyrics that’s his most consistent to date, in October.