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Global Health: Maybe You Were Thinking About Eating Raw Centipedes. Don’t.

Global Health: Maybe You Were Thinking About Eating Raw Centipedes. Don’t.

An Asian red-headed centipede. It may look delicious, but scientists report that it may carry lungworm that can infect the brain.
In a Remote Convent, an Endangered Salamander Finds a Shot at Renewal

In a Remote Convent, an Endangered Salamander Finds a Shot at Renewal

Sister Ofelia Morales Francisco, left, and Sister Rosa Cortez in the Convento Maria Inmaculada de La Salud in Mexico. The nuns make a cough syrup, in the bottle at right, from achoques, a type of
Les Moonves Stays Put as CBS Chief While Its Board Plans an Investigation

Les Moonves Stays Put as CBS Chief While Its Board Plans an Investigation

CBS is investigating allegations that its chief executive, Leslie Moonves, sexually harassed six women over the course of decades.

Trump Says He Would Meet With Iranian Leader, but Iran Rules It Out

“With current America and these policies, there will definitely not be the possibility of dialogue and engagement,” a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich

Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich

The move would reinforce a liberal critique of Republican tax policy as Republicans are struggling to sell middle-class voters on the benefits of the tax cuts President Trump signed into law late last
In Florida, Not All Politics Are Local, as Trump Shapes Governor’s Race

In Florida, Not All Politics Are Local, as Trump Shapes Governor’s Race

President Trump’s endorsements have influenced the outcomes of primaries across the country this year. Florida’s Republican primary for governor could be next.
Minneapolis Police Officers Won’t Be Charged in Fatal Shooting

Minneapolis Police Officers Won’t Be Charged in Fatal Shooting

Prosecutors said officers acted lawfully when they shot Thurman Blevins. Body camera footage of the shooting did little to change competing views of the events.
Build Border Wall or Government Will Be Shut Down, Trump Says

Build Border Wall or Government Will Be Shut Down, Trump Says

“We’re the laughingstock of the world,” President Trump said during a 40-minute news conference with Giuseppe Conte, the visiting Italian prime minister.
In My Iowa Town, We Need Immigrants

In My Iowa Town, We Need Immigrants

Tyson Foods' meatpacking plant in Storm Lake, Iowa. The work force there is increasingly made up of immigrants.
Review: The D.I.Y. Joys of ‘Making It’

Review: The D.I.Y. Joys of ‘Making It’

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman in “Making It,” a good-natured craft competition beginning Tuesday on NBC.
Inside the World of Racist Science Fiction

Inside the World of Racist Science Fiction

White supremacist literature secured with stones at the Aryan Nations World Congress at Farragut State Park, Idaho, in 2003.
Matter: ‘Global Greening’ Sounds Good. In the Long Run, It’s Terrible.

Matter: ‘Global Greening’ Sounds Good. In the Long Run, It’s Terrible.

Plant growth is increasing because of rising carbon dioxide. But plants return carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at night, in a process called respiration.
Tom Cruise’s Most Dangerous Stunts in ‘Mission: Impossible’

Tom Cruise’s Most Dangerous Stunts in ‘Mission: Impossible’

The director Christopher McQuarrie, left, shooting “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” with Tom Cruise, right, and the camera operator Marcus Pohlus.
Zimbabwe Holds a Peaceful Vote, Its First Ballot Since Mugabe’s Fall

Zimbabwe Holds a Peaceful Vote, Its First Ballot Since Mugabe’s Fall

Waiting to vote in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Monday. Turnout was high, though some fears of fraud remained.
Links in 7-Eleven’s Chain Threaten to Snap as Store Owners Balk at Contract

Links in 7-Eleven’s Chain Threaten to Snap as Store Owners Balk at Contract

A 7-Eleven store in Orlando, Fla. The company’s relationship with its franchisees has been deteriorating for years.
Critic’s Notebook: After the Play, a Supreme Encore From Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Critic’s Notebook: After the Play, a Supreme Encore From Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“I would sometimes tell him his opinion was so strident he would be more persuasive if he toned it down,” Justice Ginsburg (with the play’s director Molly Smith) said of Antonin Scalia. “He never took
California’s Birds Are Testing New Survival Tactics on a Vast Scale

California’s Birds Are Testing New Survival Tactics on a Vast Scale

A Mariposa fox sparrow in its nest in 1925, observed during Dr. Joseph Grinnell's surveys of California fauna.