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Ex-‘Manhattan Madam,’ Kristin Davis, Expects Subpoena From Mueller

In an interview, Ms. Davis, a former fixture of New York tabloids, said she did not know why the special counsel’s office was interested in her.


Fiat Chrysler’s C.E.O. Steps Down Early

Sergio Marchionne, who masterminded Fiat’s acquisition of Chrysler, is leaving for health reasons. His replacement is Mike Manley, head of the Jeep and Ram truck brands.

Meet the Teenagers Leading a Climate Change Movement

Zero Hour, the nationwide coalition behind Saturday’s youth marches in Washington and other cities, is hoping to inspire young people to step up and demand change.

How Times Reporters Use the Freedom of Information Act


Journalists file FOIA requests in search of documents ranging from emails sent by top bureaucrats to records about Taser use in a police department.

Tabloid Company, Aiding Trump Campaign, May Have Crossed Line Into Politics

Prosecutors believe that American Media Inc. acted more as a political supporter than as a news organization as it helped Michael D. Cohen prevent embarrassing coverage of Donald J. Trump.

Variety: Acrostic


Relax and hang out for a bit with Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon.

A Magnet for Latino College Students


In this week’s Race/Related newsletter: A look at the University of California, Merced campus, and a visit to Charlottesville almost a year after the white nationalist rally.


Ask Real Estate: Why Are Emotional-Support Pets Allowed in My Pet-Free Building?


Legal exceptions to no-pet policies have nullified co-op rules without providing a remedy for those who don’t want to live alongside furry neighbors.


Popcast: When Superfans Attack


A writer critiqued Nicki Minaj online; the rapper’s fans responded in force. How does celebrity fandom become a vicious tool online, and what’s behind stan culture?

10 Recipes Readers Love


Sweet potato fries, basic pesto and more for the weekend.

Military’s Influence Casts a Shadow Over Pakistan’s Election

With out-of-favor candidates sidelined and news outlets censored, some Pakistanis say the vote Wednesday will be more like a soft coup than an election.

If the Astros Stop Underachieving, They Could Be Terrifying

The Astros established an offensive record for the midpoint of a season, but their general manager says, “This team has not played up to its potential.”

Around the World, Readers React to Shifting U.S. Alliances

Times commenters from American-allied countries expressed deep unease about each stop of President Trump’s European tour.

Airbnb Reviews of My Childhood Home

I chose the place as a convenient weekend rental while in town for an old friend’s wedding. Right away there were problems.


Trump Signals Consequences for Michael Cohen Over Secret Recording

With a tweet, President Trump signaled open warfare on his longtime fixer, who has publicly discussed the idea of cooperating with the Justice Department.

Nascar’s Future Depends on These 5-Year-Olds


For families whose children harbor racing aspirations, quarter-midget tracks offer one of the earliest possible introductions to motor sports — leading some children to race before they can read.

Lessons From a Failed Nomination, for Both Brett Kavanaugh and the Senate

Senators expect the embarrassing collapse of one judicial nomination to influence others to come.

Brazil’s Military Strides Into Politics, by the Ballot or by Force

Scores of former officers are running for office. And if the ballot box doesn’t work, some former officials warn of a possible military coup.

End Iran’s Gender Apartheid Now


A teenage girl posted Instagram videos of herself dancing in her bedroom. Then the police came to interrogate her.

Mini-Vows: When Your Friend Grabs Your Cellphone


Although the couple overlapped at Cornell for one year in 2011, it wasn’t until they each moved to San Francisco in 2015 that they finally met.


A New Battle for Guadalcanal, This Time With China

The Solomon Islands, a linchpin in the Australian-American alliance, has become the stage for a new strategic competition with China.

California Wants to Reinvent the Power Grid. So What Could Go Wrong?

Two decades ago, a new approach to power delivery led to blackouts. Now the state is considering another energy makeover: a regional electric grid.


Eritrea Names First Ambassador to Ethiopia in Two Decades


The appointment of Semere Russom, a former envoy to the U.S., to the post in Addis Ababa was another sign of the rapid rapprochement.


Margaret Thatcher and Her Teddy Bears: Inside the Private Files

Private documents, mostly from 1988, published online revealed some lesser-known aspects of the life and times of the British prime minister.

There Is Life After Campus Infamy


How five people recovered — or vanished — after intense scrutiny at an early age.

Check In: In Mexico, a Contemporary Homage to Puebla’s Past


The Rosewood Puebla is close to the city’s sights, including the 17th-century cathedral and the Amparo Museum. And the food and drinks are great.

Suspicious Minds

Mingling with wariness and wonder at a conference devoted to “Ancient Aliens.”

Rapid Fire: Love & Money


Feeling like an outcast doesn’t mean that you’re alone.

The Look: The Changing Sound of Baltimore


Young independent artists are writing the city’s present, and future, into their music.


There Is a Revolution on the Left. Democrats Are Bracing.

After victories by progressive candidates in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Maryland, young liberals are trying to remake the party into a ferocious opposition force.