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How’s the Home Team Doing?

How’s the Home Team Doing?

The Baltimore Orioles’ Cal Ripken Jr., center; pitcher Jason Johnson, right; and catcher Brook Fordyce, left, in a conference on the mound in a game against the Yankees on May 12, 2001. The Yankees
Grieving Orca Carries Dead Calf for More Than 3 Days: ‘She’s Just Not Letting Go’

Grieving Orca Carries Dead Calf for More Than 3 Days: ‘She’s Just Not Letting Go’

An orca whale has carried her dead calf on her nose for days in the Pacific Northwest.
FACT CHECK: Trump’s Numbers on ‘Amazing’ Economy Sometimes Don’t Add Up

FACT CHECK: Trump’s Numbers on ‘Amazing’ Economy Sometimes Don’t Add Up

When President Trump spoke Friday after the quarterly release of national economic data, he took credit for several trends that had begun before he took office.
The Fires in Greece

The Fires in Greece

A house is threatened by a huge blaze during a wildfire in Kineta, near Athens, on July 23, 2018.
Trump Endorses Candidates in Three More Races

Trump Endorses Candidates in Three More Races

John James, who hopes to challenge Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan in November, received President Trump’s endorsement in the Republican primary.
In House Race, 2 Female Candidates Clash on Economy and Guns

In House Race, 2 Female Candidates Clash on Economy and Guns

Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb, at the Jefferson County Fair, has driven thousands of miles across the district’s 12 counties.

Stranded, Missing or Dead: Inside the Aftermath of Laos’s Collapsed Dam

A multibillion-dollar dam, meant to boost Laos’s economy, collapsed and led to the deaths of dozens, with many still missing. Our correspondent traveled to Laos to speak with families who are trying
Bayreuth’s First American Director Made Wagner a Feminist. What Now?

Bayreuth’s First American Director Made Wagner a Feminist. What Now?

Yuval Sharon, the visionary director of a new "Lohengrin" at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany, is the first American director in the festival's 142-year history.
Hungry City: At Daigo Hand Roll Bar, Sushi Looks to Its Humble, Glorious Roots

Hungry City: At Daigo Hand Roll Bar, Sushi Looks to Its Humble, Glorious Roots

The eel-avocado hand roll. The nori here is of the most prized variety, harvested from the cold waters of the Ariake Sea off the island of Kyushu in Japan.
Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 7-Year Prison Sentence

Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 7-Year Prison Sentence

Sheldon Silver, outside the federal courthouse on Friday, had asked for some leniency in his sentencing during his trial this spring, saying, “I pray I will not die in prison.”
Biographical Documentaries Are Big This Summer. Here Are Five More to Stream.

Biographical Documentaries Are Big This Summer. Here Are Five More to Stream.

Clockwise from right, scenes from “Whitney” and “McQueen;” Fred Rogers rehearsing the opening of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Facebook and YouTube Give Alex Jones a Wrist Slap

Facebook and YouTube Give Alex Jones a Wrist Slap

On Friday, Facebook barred Alex Jones, who runs the Infowars website, from posting for 30 days because of repeated policy violations. YouTube has placed a first strike against his account; two more
Bill Loud, the Father of TV’s ‘An American Family,’ Dies at 97

Bill Loud, the Father of TV’s ‘An American Family,’ Dies at 97

Bill Loud with his five children and his wife, Pat, the stars of the groundbreaking 1973 PBS series “An American Family.” Clockwise from top: Kevin, Lance, Michele, Pat, Delilah, Grant and Bill.
Idaho Inmates Hacked Prison Service for $225,000 in Credit

Idaho Inmates Hacked Prison Service for $225,000 in Credit

JPay tablets allow inmates to communicate with family members via emails and video calls. They are also used to access music, simple games and reading materials.
Trump and the Economy: Send Us Your Questions on Our Coverage

Trump and the Economy: Send Us Your Questions on Our Coverage

A soybean farmer in Pleasantville, Iowa. Soybean exports were up more than 50 percent in May from a year earlier as trade tensions led foreign buyers to stock up on American products.
‘They Spit When I Walked in the Street’: The ‘New Anti-Semitism’ in France

‘They Spit When I Walked in the Street’: The ‘New Anti-Semitism’ in France

A silent demonstration in Paris honoring Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who was killed in her Paris apartment in March.
From the Poker Table to Wall Street

From the Poker Table to Wall Street

Vanessa Selbst, the winningest woman in the history of pro poker, has traded in the gaming tables for an office at Bridgewater Associates in Westport, Conn.