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The Agitated M.L.K. I Came to Love

When I was young I idolized the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the way most boys look up to athletes or pop stars.

Added January 20, 2020

Bloomberg Offers Plan to Tackle Racial Economic Inequality

TULSA, Okla. — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg made a pitch to African American voters the day before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., visiting the site of a race ...

Added January 19, 2020

US Marks King Holiday Amid Fears of Deep Racial Divisions

DETROIT — To commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Nicholas Thomas and more than 100 other volunteers will board up vacant houses, install school safety signs and make other improvements to a Detroit ...

Added January 19, 2020

Hungary Commemorates 1945 Liberation of Budapest Ghetto

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's Jewish community on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation by Soviet troops of the Budapest ghetto, where over 70,000 Jews were confined near the end of ...

Added January 19, 2020

Fighting Back With Color

PARIS — “Fashion week is like the playoffs, like a championship,’’ the musician Quavo said as he made the rounds here this week.

Added January 19, 2020

How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town

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Added January 19, 2020

Battered but Resilient After China’s Crackdown

YARKAND, China — The winding, crowded lanes of old Yarkand, an ancient Silk Road town, preserve patterns of life that go back centuries.

Added January 18, 2020

National Archives Apologizes for Altering Image of 2017 Women’s March

The National Archives and Records Administration, which calls itself the country’s record keeper, apologized on Saturday for altering a photo of protesters at the 2017 Women’s March that blurred out references ...

Added January 18, 2020

Technology Throws a Curveball to a Sport Built on Deceit. Or Is It Gamesmanship?

At the heart of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal is the sport’s long struggle with technology and its inconsistent drawing of a line between gamesmanship and cheating.

Added January 18, 2020

Two Textbooks, Two Americas

There’s a desk near mine in the newsroom that looks like it could buckle under the weight of 43 American history textbooks from California and Texas.

Added January 18, 2020

How Did Americans Lose Faith in Everything?

Americans are living through a social crisis. We can see that in everything from vicious partisan polarization to rampant culture-war resentments to the isolation, alienation and despair that has sent ...

Added January 18, 2020

As Libya Descends Into Chaos, Foreign Powers Look for a Way Out

TRIPOLI, Libya — Russia has sent hundreds of mercenaries to back militias laying siege to Libya’s capital. The United Arab Emirates has sent jets and drones, while Egypt has provided logistical support ...

Added January 18, 2020

Technology Throws a Curveball to a Sport Built on Cheating. Or Gamesmanship?

At the heart of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal is the sport’s long struggle with technology and its inconsistent drawing of a line between gamesmanship and cheating.

Added January 18, 2020

Myanmar, China Ink Deals to Accelerate Belt and Road as Xi Courts an Isolated Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW — China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbour increasingly isolated ...

Added January 18, 2020

To Defuse Palm Row, Davos Diplomacy Likely Between India, Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR/NEW DELHI — Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat between the two ...

Added January 18, 2020

Crosby Scores in OT, Penguins Beat Red Wings 2-1

DETROIT — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin needed only 21 seconds to take advantage of an overtime penalty.

Added January 18, 2020

Ken Starr Returns to the Impeachment Fray, This Time for the Defense

WASHINGTON — The last time a president was on trial, few were more responsible for putting him in the dock than Ken Starr. Now the former independent counsel whose investigation led to President Bill Clinton ...

Added January 18, 2020

Americans on a Financial ‘Tightrope’

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Added January 17, 2020

Mississippi State's Howland Receives $25,000 Fine From SEC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mississippi State coach Ben Howland has received a $25,000 fine and a reprimand from the Southeastern Conference for discussing a conversation he had with the league office about the ...

Added January 17, 2020

Weinstein Jury Seated After Prosecutors Accuse Defense of Excluding White Women

(Reuters) - Lawyers in Harvey Weinstein's New York rape trial finished selecting 12 jurors on Friday to decide the former Hollywood producer's fate, as prosecutors renewed an accusation that the defense ...

Added January 17, 2020

Protests Close Louvre Museum in Paris Amid Pension Strikes

PARIS — Dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to the Louvre museum and forced the famous Paris landmark to close Friday while they denounced the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system ...

Added January 17, 2020

The Injustice of This Moment Is Not an ‘Aberration’

Ten years have passed since my book, “The New Jim Crow,” was published. I wrote it to challenge our nation to reckon with the recurring cycles of racial reform, retrenchment and rebirth of caste-like systems ...

Added January 17, 2020

A Doctor Abused Her. His Name Is on Her Child’s Birth Certificate.

To register her twin daughters for kindergarten a few years ago, Marissa Hoechstetter needed their birth certificates. It had been quite a while since she had last looked closely at them, and when she ...

Added January 17, 2020

US Olympic Qualifying Roster Minus 5 From World Cup Team

The United States’ roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament will look very similar to the one that won the Women’s World Cup in France, with notable exceptions.

Added January 17, 2020

Paris Louvre Museum Closed Amid Strikes Over Pension Plans

PARIS — Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system.

Added January 17, 2020