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Half-Price MetroCards for the Poor Gain Support, but Not From de Blasio

Half-Price MetroCards for the Poor Gain Support, but Not From de Blasio

Darlene Jackson is one of more than 100 low-income New Yorkers seeking a meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio to make a case for discounted MetroCards.
Teacher Walkouts Spread to North Carolina, but the Movement Has Limits

Teacher Walkouts Spread to North Carolina, but the Movement Has Limits

Teachers marched in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, as North Carolina became the sixth state where educators have left their classrooms to protest low pay and school funding.
Teacher Walkouts Spread to North Carolina, but the Movement Has Limits

Teacher Walkouts Spread to North Carolina, but the Movement Has Limits

Teachers marched in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, as North Carolina became the sixth state where educators have left their classrooms to protest low pay and school funding.
Op-Ed Columnist: Who’s the Worst for the Holidays?

Op-Ed Columnist: Who’s the Worst for the Holidays?

Scott Pruitt testified on Capitol Hill earlier this month.
What Budget Cuts Mean for Third Graders in a Rural School

What Budget Cuts Mean for Third Graders in a Rural School

Preston Carraway, right, and his classmates, from left, Eric Guerrero, Rashad Dodd and Peyton Murray, worked on a timed math exercise at West Greene Elementary School.
What Budget Cuts Mean for Third Graders in a Rural School

What Budget Cuts Mean for Third Graders in a Rural School

Preston Carraway, right, and his classmates, from left, Eric Guerrero, Rashad Dodd and Peyton Murray, worked on a timed math exercise at West Greene Elementary School.
Leaders Poised to Provide Discounted MetroCards to Low-Income New Yorkers

Leaders Poised to Provide Discounted MetroCards to Low-Income New Yorkers

The City Council speaker, Corey Johnson, and Mayor Bill de Blasio have agreed in principle to have the city pay for a program that would offer discounted MetroCards to poorer New Yorkers.
China and Russia Move to Cut Human Rights Jobs in U.N. Peacekeeping

China and Russia Move to Cut Human Rights Jobs in U.N. Peacekeeping

United Nations peacekeepers from Uruguay on patrol in Ituri Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo in March.
Pompeo Outlines Plans for Global Challenges, Including Venezuela and Palestinian Refugees

Pompeo Outlines Plans for Global Challenges, Including Venezuela and Palestinian Refugees

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, testfying at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, promised to impose additional sanctions on Venezuela.
Pompeo Outlines Plans for Global Challenges, Including Venezuela and Palestinian Refugees

Pompeo Outlines Plans for Global Challenges, Including Venezuela and Palestinian Refugees

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, testfying at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, promised to impose additional sanctions on Venezuela.
Last-Minute Budget Deal Averts Shutdown in New Jersey

Last-Minute Budget Deal Averts Shutdown in New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Philip D. Murphy faces the possibility of a government shutdown as he and his fellow Democrats in the Legislature have been unable to reach a budget agreement.
Portugal Dared to Cast Aside Austerity. It’s Having a Major Revival.

Portugal Dared to Cast Aside Austerity. It’s Having a Major Revival.

The Portuguese city of Porto. Business confidence has rebounded in Portugal, production and exports have taken off, and economic growth is at its highest level in a decade.
Portugal Dared to Cast Aside Austerity. It’s Having a Major Revival.

Portugal Dared to Cast Aside Austerity. It’s Having a Major Revival.

The Portuguese city of Porto. Business confidence has rebounded in Portugal, production and exports have taken off, and economic growth is at its highest level in a decade.
Portugal Dared to Cast Aside Austerity. It’s Having a Major Revival.

Portugal Dared to Cast Aside Austerity. It’s Having a Major Revival.

The Portuguese city of Porto. Business confidence has rebounded in Portugal, production and exports have taken off, and economic growth is at its highest level in a decade.
United Nations Leader Warns of a Cash Shortage

United Nations Leader Warns of a Cash Shortage

Secretary General António Guterres of the United Nations said Thursday that delayed contributions by many member states had created a cash shortfall “unlike those we have experienced previously.”
Paul LePage Was Saying Whatever He Wanted Before That Was a Thing

Paul LePage Was Saying Whatever He Wanted Before That Was a Thing

Gov. Paul LePage of Maine has done a pretty good job over his eight years in office of diverting attention from his achievements.
Paul LePage Was Saying Whatever He Wanted Before That Was a Thing

Paul LePage Was Saying Whatever He Wanted Before That Was a Thing

Gov. Paul LePage of Maine has done a pretty good job over his eight years in office of diverting attention from his achievements.
After Children Die in Pit Toilets, South Africa Vows to Fix School Sanitation

After Children Die in Pit Toilets, South Africa Vows to Fix School Sanitation

A student walking into one of the few working bathrooms at a school in rural Nkomazi, Mpumalanga province in South Africa.
After Children Die in Pit Toilets, South Africa Vows to Fix School Sanitation

After Children Die in Pit Toilets, South Africa Vows to Fix School Sanitation

A student walking into one of the few working bathrooms at a school in rural Nkomazi, Mpumalanga province in South Africa.