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A Nail-Biter in Ohio Is a Democratic Triumph

A Nail-Biter in Ohio Is a Democratic Triumph

Troy Balderson, the Republican candidate, led Ohio's 12th District race early Wednesday by less than 1 percentage point with all precincts reporting. Provisional ballots are still to be counted.
With New Urgency, Museums Aim to Cultivate Curators of Color

With New Urgency, Museums Aim to Cultivate Curators of Color

Akili Tommasino, curatorial assistant at MoMA, lectures on the art of David Hammons to students in the Prep for Prep/Sotheby’s Art Academy, an introduction to professions in the arts. “People of color
Why Did It Take So Long to See a Cast Like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’?

Why Did It Take So Long to See a Cast Like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’?

From left, the “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu and his cast: Ken Jeong, Awkwafina, Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Michelle Yeoh and Henry Golding.
In Kansas, Another Close Race, as Kobach and Colyer Remain Deadlocked

In Kansas, Another Close Race, as Kobach and Colyer Remain Deadlocked

Gov. Jeff Colyer took over the office about six months ago, after former Gov. Sam Brownback resigned to become an ambassador.
2 Undercover Officers in Camden Are Ambushed and Shot at Red Light, Police Say

2 Undercover Officers in Camden Are Ambushed and Shot at Red Light, Police Say

The police secured an area by the intersection of Broadway and Spruce Street, in Camden, N.J., where a gunman opened fire on two undercover detectives on Tuesday.
Whitmer and Schuette Win Michigan Governor’s Nominations

Whitmer and Schuette Win Michigan Governor’s Nominations

Gretchen Whitmer, one of the state’s top Democrats, won her party’s nomination for governor of Michigan on Tuesday.
Missouri Voters Reject Anti-Union Law in a Victory for Labor

Missouri Voters Reject Anti-Union Law in a Victory for Labor

Richard Trumka, president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., at a 2016 demonstration in Indiana over plans by the Carrier Corporation to relocate jobs abroad. After setbacks in several states, the labor movement
Her Husband’s Killers Told Her She Was Next. These Days, That’s Not Enough for Asylum.

Her Husband’s Killers Told Her She Was Next. These Days, That’s Not Enough for Asylum.

Irene fled Guatemala with her daughter after she was threatened by gangs, she says. An initial screener determined she does not have grounds to seek asylum in the United States.
Ohio Special Election Too Close to Call, as Republican Holds Slim Lead

Ohio Special Election Too Close to Call, as Republican Holds Slim Lead

Danny O’Connor, a local Democratic official, will face Mr. Balderson again in the regularly scheduled November election
U.S.C. President Resigns Amid Pressure to Exit Before School Year

U.S.C. President Resigns Amid Pressure to Exit Before School Year

C. L. Max Nikias resigned on Tuesday as president of the University of Southern California.
Can I Ruin Your Dinner Party?

Can I Ruin Your Dinner Party?

West African migrants who had fled Libya because of its armed groups then failed in their attempt to reach Italy by crossing the Mediterranean.
Boy’s Body Discovered on New Mexico Compound Where 11 Malnourished Children Were Found

Boy’s Body Discovered on New Mexico Compound Where 11 Malnourished Children Were Found

Debris outside the compound in Amalia, N.M., where a child’s body was found on Monday, three days after a police raid discovered 11 malnourished children and five adults there.
A Nail Salon Brawl Opened a Racial Rift Online. In Brooklyn, the Mood Is Calmer.

A Nail Salon Brawl Opened a Racial Rift Online. In Brooklyn, the Mood Is Calmer.

Protesters shut down 888 Happy Red Apple Nails after a video captured Asian nail workers fighting black customers.
Snap’s Drop in Active Users Could Signal a Social Media Peak

Snap’s Drop in Active Users Could Signal a Social Media Peak

Snap Inc.’s decrease in active daily users was the first such decline the company has reported since it went public in 2017.
Plan to Punish Immigrants for Using Welfare Could Boost G.O.P. Candidates

Plan to Punish Immigrants for Using Welfare Could Boost G.O.P. Candidates

President Trump on Saturday in Ohio, where he backed Troy Balderson, a Republican running in a special election, saying a vote for Mr. Balderson’s opponent was a vote for “open borders.”
In Kennedy’s Old District, Boston Democrats Clash Over the Party’s Future

In Kennedy’s Old District, Boston Democrats Clash Over the Party’s Future

Representative Michael Capuano debated his primary challenger, Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley, at the University of Massachusetts Boston on Tuesday.
Domestic Abuse, Shown Blow by Blow, Shocks Brazil

Domestic Abuse, Shown Blow by Blow, Shocks Brazil

In a still from video captured by security cameras last month, and first broadcast Sunday on the television program Fantástico, Luís Felipe Manvailer can be seen assaulting his wife, Tatiane Spitzner.