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Key Senate Seat Sits in Balance as Democrats Make Last Push

  • Ahead of Tuesday’s vote in Alabama, an unlikely battleground state, Democrats are deploying a sprawling, multimillion-dollar get-out-the-vote operation.
  • Their cause got an unexpected lift when Senator Richard C. Shelby, perhaps the most prominent Alabama Republican, excoriated Roy S. Moore, the Republican nominee.


Trump’s Accusers ‘Should Be Heard,’ Nikki Haley Says

Ms. Haley, the United Nations ambassador and one of the top-ranking women in the administration, broke from White House assertions that the sexual misconduct claims should be dismissed.


Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation

With Twitter as his Excalibur, President Trump takes on his doubters, powered by Diet Coke and long spells of cable news. Despite all his bluster, he views himself as a maligned outsider engaged in a struggle to be taken seriously, according to interviews with 60 insiders.

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Even Regulations the E.P.A. Kept Are Being Enforced Less

A Times analysis of enforcement data at the Environmental Protection Agency shows a substantial drop in activity against polluters when compared to the Obama and Bush administrations.


How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.


Incinerated in 2003, an Enclave Cringes as Wildfires Rage

Every time fires get within 100 miles of Scripps Ranch in San Diego, Calif., residents are reminded of how they once lost everything in a flash, and the rebuilding that continued for years after.


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Marriott Rethinks the Cookie-Cutter Hotel Chain

Marriott acquired Starwood to become the world’s biggest hotel company. But for it to succeed, top-tier loyalty program members like our writer must not flee.


#MeToo Campaign Emboldens Afghan Women

Inspired by the uprising of women in America and Europe against sexual harassment, some Afghan women are more willing to talk about assaults despite the grave risks.


How Experts Got Christie’s to Stop a Rare Map Sale

The auction house planned to sell what had been believed to be a first map of America, possibly for $1.2 million, but withdrew it from an auction when questions arose about its authenticity.


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Confronting Art Rooted in Sexualized Power Abuse

The Metropolitan Museum declined to rethink its display of a painting of a girl in a sexualized pose, even as the art world grapples with the issues it presents in a time of heightened awareness.



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Prewar, With a Twist

To take advantage of prewar charm, some developers are carefully restoring historic buildings, but adding thoroughly modern finishes.

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