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The Bane That Is Betsy DeVos

The Bane That Is Betsy DeVos

As education secretary, Betsy DeVos has been working hard, doing her best to protect for-profit schools from students left with debt and worthless degrees.

Climate Has a Role in Wildfires? No. Wait, Yes.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke laid the bulk of the blame for California’s blazes on “environmental terrorist groups.”
Want to Be President? Just Ask Iowans

Want to Be President? Just Ask Iowans

Attendees waited to hear gubernatorial candidates speak at the fair last week.
A Family Lives in Limbo After an Amusement Park Accident

A Family Lives in Limbo After an Amusement Park Accident

Luke Gibbs and his children, Dylan, left, and Jake at their home in Maidenhead, Britain.
The Week in Good News: Rubik’s Cube Champions, Paid Medical School Tuition, Efficient Ants

The Week in Good News: Rubik’s Cube Champions, Paid Medical School Tuition, Efficient Ants

New York University’s School of Medicine announced on Thursday that it would cover tuition for all its current and future students. “This decision recognizes a moral imperative that must be addressed,
Weekend at Elon’s: A Tesla Subplot With Azealia Banks

Weekend at Elon’s: A Tesla Subplot With Azealia Banks

The rapper Azealia Banks at a concert last year in Turkey. Her following on Instagram approaches 600,000.
Trump Calls Manafort Trial ‘Sad,’ but Is Quiet on a Possible Pardon

Trump Calls Manafort Trial ‘Sad,’ but Is Quiet on a Possible Pardon

The outcome of Paul Manafort’s 14-day trial is so eagerly anticipated that news crews have all but blocked the path to the courthouse from a nearby hotel.
Miss America Slams the Miss America Organization and Gretchen Carlson

Miss America Slams the Miss America Organization and Gretchen Carlson

Cara Mund accepting her new title at the Miss America pageant in 2017.
Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race

Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race

Boyd Trueman grinds down some welds at Curbtender, which makes garbage trucks, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The unemployment rate in Iowa is one of the lowest in the country.
The Rise of the College Football Strength Coach

The Rise of the College Football Strength Coach

Rick Court, the former strength and conditioning coach for the Maryland football team, working with a player in 2017.
Aretha Franklin, Civil Rights Stalwart: ‘In Her Voice, We Could Feel Our History’

Aretha Franklin, Civil Rights Stalwart: ‘In Her Voice, We Could Feel Our History’

Aretha Franklin at a news conference on March 26, 1973. “She did not put her career before principles,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson said.
Why Do You Need the N-word Tape?

Why Do You Need the N-word Tape?

Donald Trump’s racial animus had long been established before he was elected president.
Turning Poetry Into Photos

Turning Poetry Into Photos

The photographer's daughter riding in a vintage car at a neighbor’s farm.
An Asian-American Teen Idol Onscreen, Finally

An Asian-American Teen Idol Onscreen, Finally

Lana Condor in “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.”
U.S. Will Not Spend $230 Million Allocated to Repair Devastated Syrian Cities

U.S. Will Not Spend $230 Million Allocated to Repair Devastated Syrian Cities

A man removing broken glass from his home in Homs, Syria. The Trump administration is pulling back from the seven-year war.
City Kitchen: Step Aside, Peaches: Nectarines Make a Bid for Best Cobbler Filling

City Kitchen: Step Aside, Peaches: Nectarines Make a Bid for Best Cobbler Filling

Made well, cobbler is the ideal home dessert, and this one, full of nectarines and raspberries, makes use of seasonal fruit.
Alex Jones of Infowars Destroyed Evidence Related to Sandy Hook Suits, Motion Says

Alex Jones of Infowars Destroyed Evidence Related to Sandy Hook Suits, Motion Says

Should the court find that Alex Jones and Infowars willfully destroyed evidence, the material that was destroyed could be presumed by the court to support defamation claims against Mr. Jones.