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Protest at Gaza Fence Is Mostly Peaceful as Both Sides Urge Restraint

Protest at Gaza Fence Is Mostly Peaceful as Both Sides Urge Restraint

A protester used a slingshot to hurl a rock toward Israeli forces as Palestinians marked the anniversary of the “March of Return” border protests in Gaza on Saturday.
What Would Texas Be Without Buc-ee’s?

What Would Texas Be Without Buc-ee’s?

Buc-ee’s, a convenience store founded in Texas, has become a point of state pride. Now the chain plans to expand to other parts of the United States, including Alabama and Florida.
News Analysis: The Rapture and the Real World: Mike Pompeo Blends Beliefs and Policy

News Analysis: The Rapture and the Real World: Mike Pompeo Blends Beliefs and Policy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has linked Christian beliefs with foreign policy, raising questions about the extent to which his evangelism is influencing American diplomacy.
2020 Democrats Love Small Donors. But Some Really Love Big Donors, Too.

2020 Democrats Love Small Donors. But Some Really Love Big Donors, Too.

Senator Kamala Harris, who has been aggressively courting large-dollar contributors in addition to smaller ones, is expected to be one of the top presidential candidate fundraisers of the first
Woman Kept Dozens of Immigrants in Home, Forcing Some to Work, U.S. Says

Woman Kept Dozens of Immigrants in Home, Forcing Some to Work, U.S. Says

Federal authorities said they found 19 adults and 14 children in an Illinois home during a raid Tuesday, following allegations that Guatemalan citizens were being held in the basement there and forced
50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong

50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong

The commencement for the Class of 1973 at Columbia University. The number of black students admitted to Columbia rose sharply in 1969. About half of those who enrolled graduated four years later.
Ukrainians Vote, in Europe’s Only Country at War

Ukrainians Vote, in Europe’s Only Country at War

A campaign billboard for President Petro O. Poroshenko in Kiev, Ukraine. He was elected in 2014, just three months after an uprising.
Italy’s Deal With China Signals a Shift as U.S. Influence Recedes

Italy’s Deal With China Signals a Shift as U.S. Influence Recedes

President Xi Jinping of China with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy in Rome last week.
‘We’re in the Last Hour’: Democracy Itself Is on Trial in Brexit, Britons Say

‘We’re in the Last Hour’: Democracy Itself Is on Trial in Brexit, Britons Say

The mood among Britons has darkened as the Brexit fiasco drags on, with British democracy increasingly on trial.
Patients ‘Hit the Call Bell and Nobody Comes.’ Hospital Nurses Demand ‘Safe Staffing’ Levels.

Patients ‘Hit the Call Bell and Nobody Comes.’ Hospital Nurses Demand ‘Safe Staffing’ Levels.

Karine Raymond, a nurse at a hospital in the Bronx and a union negotiator, said nurses at three of the city’s biggest hospital systems are “almost drive-by nursing.”
In Lisbon, a Carpet of Stone Beneath Their Feet

In Lisbon, a Carpet of Stone Beneath Their Feet

A calçada, or patterned pavement, of the fado singer Amália Rodrigues was a collaboration between the artist Alexandre Manuel Dias Farto and master pavers, including Jorge Duarte. It is in the Alfama
The Saturday Profile: He Helped Create A.I. Now, He Worries About ‘Killer Robots.’

The Saturday Profile: He Helped Create A.I. Now, He Worries About ‘Killer Robots.’

Yoshua Bengio, an A.I. pioneer who won the 2018 A.M. Turing Award with two others, supports a proposed ban of robots that could use A.I. to target humans without human oversight.
Plastic Bags, or Paper? Here’s What to Consider When You Hit the Grocery Store

Plastic Bags, or Paper? Here’s What to Consider When You Hit the Grocery Store

Plastic bags are only a fraction of America’s overall plastic trash, they’ve become a highly visible sign of waste.
Elite Colleges Announce Record Low Admission Rates in Wake of College Cheating Scandal

Elite Colleges Announce Record Low Admission Rates in Wake of College Cheating Scandal

The admission rate at the University of Southern California was 11 percent this year, its lowest ever.
North Carolina Is Ousted by Fifth-Seeded Auburn; Kentucky Survives Against Houston

North Carolina Is Ousted by Fifth-Seeded Auburn; Kentucky Survives Against Houston

North Carolina’s Seventh Woods, left, and Auburn’s Bryce Brown pursuing a loose ball in a round of 16 tournament game on Friday.
David Boren, Former University of Oklahoma President, Faces Sexual Misconduct Allegations

David Boren, Former University of Oklahoma President, Faces Sexual Misconduct Allegations

David L. Boren in 2018. Mr. Boren, who was the president of the University of Oklahoma, is being investigated over allegations of sexual misconduct involving a student, officials said.