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McCain Rejects G.O.P. Health Bill, Likely Dooming It

  • Senator John McCain released a statement saying he would oppose the latest proposal, by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.
  • Mr. McCain’s statement leaves Republican leaders with little hope of succeeding in their last-ditch attempt to dismantle the health law.

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White House Weighs Response to North Korea’s Threats

North Korea’s warning that it might test a nuclear bomb over the Pacific Ocean added fresh urgency to the war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong-un.




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Zuckerberg Follows a Familiar Playbook on Russian Meddling

Mark Zuckerberg’s modus operandi as a leader at Facebook is to fix things long after they have broken, rather than to prevent problems in the first place, our columnist writes.



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2 Hip Neighborhoods, Hit Hard in 1985, Suffer Anew

The Roma and Condesa neighborhoods took years to rebound from the devastation of the big 1985 earthquake. Once again, they were among the hardest hit in the earthquake on Tuesday.



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Why Onions Make You Cry

Scientists offer a comprehensive look at the chemical warfare that makes us cry when we cut into an onion.


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Douglas Wigdor in his Manhattan law office. “Am I at war with Fox? he said, repeating a question he was asked. “Yeah, I guess I am.” Credit Celeste Sloman for The New York Times

Leading the Legal War Against Fox

So far this year, the lawyer Douglas Wigdor, a conservative Republican, has filed 11 suits against Fox News for defamation, sexual harassment and racial discrimination.

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Climate Change’s Effect on Arctic Sea Ice, in 3 Charts

Arctic sea ice has been in a steep decline since scientists started using satellites to measure it 40 years ago. And the 10 lowest ice extents have all been recorded since 2007.

Under Mayor de Blasio, City Vehicles Rack Up Miles

New York City employees are driving more on the job, an increase that critics say contradicts the environmental and safety goals of Mayor Bill de Blasio.



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Building a Better Coral Reef

As reefs die off, researchers want to breed the world’s hardiest corals in labs and return them to the sea to multiply. The effort raises scientific and ethical questions.


Is C.T.E. a Defense for Murder?

Given the C.T.E diagnosis., it is likely that a lifetime of playing football — not Aaron Hernandez’s will — was to blame.

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