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Romania, Fighting the E.U., Prepares to Lead It

Romania, Fighting the E.U., Prepares to Lead It

Demonstrators in Bucharest celebrated the corruption conviction of the governing party leader in June.
With a Fresh Swipe at Trump, Cuomo Pardons 22 Immigrants

With a Fresh Swipe at Trump, Cuomo Pardons 22 Immigrants

On the eve of being sworn into office for the third time, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued 22 pardons to immigrants at risk of deportation or blocked from citizenship by past convictions.
Nashville Lawmakers Urge Clemency for Cyntoia Brown, Trafficking Victim Imprisoned for Murder

Nashville Lawmakers Urge Clemency for Cyntoia Brown, Trafficking Victim Imprisoned for Murder

Cyntoia Brown, a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim, talking with her lawyer during her clemency hearing last spring in Nashville.

Florida Pardons the Groveland Four, 70 Years After Jim Crow-Era Rape Case

Four black men were accused of raping a white woman in Florida in 1949. Two were killed. Two were imprisoned. On Friday, they were pardoned.

Florida Pardons the Groveland Four, 70 Years After Jim Crow-Era Rape Case

Four black men were accused of raping a white woman in Florida in 1949. Two were killed. Two were imprisoned. On Friday, they were pardoned.
Cyntoia Brown Inspires a Push for Juvenile Criminal Justice Reform in Tennessee

Cyntoia Brown Inspires a Push for Juvenile Criminal Justice Reform in Tennessee

Cyntoia Brown speaking to the parole board during her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville in May.
Cyntoia Brown Inspires a Push for Juvenile Criminal Justice Reform in Tennessee

Cyntoia Brown Inspires a Push for Juvenile Criminal Justice Reform in Tennessee

Cyntoia Brown speaking to the parole board during her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville in May.
Can Venezuela Have a Peaceful Transition?

Can Venezuela Have a Peaceful Transition?

The leader of Venezuela’s National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, declared himself the country’s legitimate president at a rally on Wednesday, the anniversary of a 1958 uprising that overthrew a military
Fixes: When It’s Hard to Make Ends Meet, Can Smart Apps Help?

Fixes: When It’s Hard to Make Ends Meet, Can Smart Apps Help?

A cashier ringing up a customer using a SNAP card at a supermarket in Framingham, Mass.
Amnesty Offer Could Oust Maduro. Critics Call It a Road to Impunity.

Amnesty Offer Could Oust Maduro. Critics Call It a Road to Impunity.

Elvira Llovera de Pernalete and José Gregorio Pernalete’s son, Juan Pablo, was killed in 2017 by Venezuelan government security forces. “There cannot be impunity,” Mr. Pernalete said.
How to Tackle Venezuela’s Military Problem

How to Tackle Venezuela’s Military Problem

Venezuelan soldiers and militia members were filmed by the state last month to show their strength and their support for President Nicolás Maduro.
Rap Sheets Haunt Former Inmates. California May Change That.

Rap Sheets Haunt Former Inmates. California May Change That.

Jay Jordan, who was arrested at 18 for auto theft, is now project director for Time Done, an Oakland nonprofit that works with people who were previously incarcerated.
Rap Sheets Haunt Former Inmates. California May Change That.

Rap Sheets Haunt Former Inmates. California May Change That.

Jay Jordan, who was arrested at 18 for auto theft, is now project director for Time Done, an Oakland nonprofit that works with people who were previously incarcerated.
Vote Could Free More Than 30 Men Accused of War Crimes in Guatemala

Vote Could Free More Than 30 Men Accused of War Crimes in Guatemala

Emma Guadalupe Molina Theissen, left, and her mother prepare to speak to the press about her brother, Marco Antonio, who was taken by the military in 1981 and never seen again.
Vote Could Free More Than 30 Men Accused of War Crimes in Guatemala

Vote Could Free More Than 30 Men Accused of War Crimes in Guatemala

Emma Guadalupe Molina Theissen, left, and her mother prepare to speak to the press about her brother, Marco Antonio, who was taken by the military in 1981 and never seen again.
Prosecutors Seek Records on Cohen’s ‘Back Channel’ With Giuliani

Prosecutors Seek Records on Cohen’s ‘Back Channel’ With Giuliani

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former fixer, asked a lawyer to contact the president’s legal team last year.
Prosecutors Seek Records on Cohen’s ‘Back Channel’ With Giuliani

Prosecutors Seek Records on Cohen’s ‘Back Channel’ With Giuliani

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former fixer, asked a lawyer to contact the president’s legal team last year.
Facing Protests, Guatemala Postpones Vote on Amnesty for War Crimes

Facing Protests, Guatemala Postpones Vote on Amnesty for War Crimes

Photos of Guatemala’s war victims were posted outside Congress in Guatemala City on Wednesday.
Facing Uproar, Brunei Says Stoning Law Is Meant to ‘Educate’ and ‘Nurture’

Facing Uproar, Brunei Says Stoning Law Is Meant to ‘Educate’ and ‘Nurture’

Brunei’s sultan, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, last week. His country says laws that include death by stoning for gay sex are focused “more on prevention than punishment.”