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An Indian Court Ordered a Temple to Admit Women. So Far, It Hasn’t.


At least 12 women have tried to enter Sabarimala Temple since the Supreme Court struck down its ban, but mobs — or official discouragement — have stopped them.

Jimmy Kimmel Ridicules Ted Cruz for Needing Trump’s Help


“Imagine if your neighbor insulted your wife’s face, and then you had to ask him to loan you a weed whacker,” Mr. Kimmel said. “That’s Ted Cruz’s life right now.”

ScienceTake: Drifting Dandelion Seeds Produce a Vortex Never Before Seen


The air flowing through the bristly tufts of dandelion seeds creates a vortex scientists had never viewed in nature.

How a Vortex Helps Dandelions Fly


Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have discovered the secret to dandelion flight: a vortex of air previously unseen in nature.

China Opens Giant Bridge Linking Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland


The government hopes the 34-mile span will bolster growth, but some say the primary goal is further integrating semiautonomous cities and the mainland.

Mega Millions: How to Keep $1.6 Billion From Ruining Your Life


Your first task after winning is to maintain anonymity as long as possible. And find a good lawyer.


Conductor Disabled Speed Controls Before Taiwan Train Crash, Officials Say


Taiwanese officials said the train’s conductor was a possible criminal suspect in the accident that killed 18 people.

A Hurricane’s Chaos. A Cry of Looting. Then Gunfire.


A day after Hurricane Michael struck Florida, a man appeared on Pinetree Road. In a few chaotic minutes, he was accused of looting, and then he was shot dead.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Being China Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry


Or why Beijing just made disappear and arrested the man it had chosen to lead Interpol.

Word + Quiz: provender


This word has appeared in two articles on nytimes.com in the past year.


What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘The Guest Book’ and ‘Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh’


Season 2 of “The Guest Book” begins with back-to-back episodes. And Adam Sandler returns to Netflix with a new special.


Bolton Says He Confronted Russians Over Election Meddling


President Trump’s national security adviser said that during meetings in Moscow he censured Russian officials for U.S. election meddling although it had had no effect on outcomes.

Jamal Khashoggi, Italy, Ryanair: Your Tuesday Briefing

The New York Times

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


Explosive Device Found in Mailbox at George Soros’s Westchester County Home


Bomb squad technicians “proactively detonated” the device, a law enforcement official said.

Bucks 124, Knicks 113: Knicks’ Late Rally Falls Short Against Bucks


The Knicks, after trailing by 19 at halftime, briefly led in the fourth period but Giannis Antetokounmpo’s lone 3-pointer of the game put Milwaukee up to stay.

Giants’ Comeback Attempt Falls Short Against Falcons

A pair of struggling teams come into a Monday Night Football matchup hoping they can change their recent fortune.


An 85 Percent Chance, You Say?


Also: “I have news for Donald Trump. I do exist.”

FIFA and UEFA Headed to Showdown Over Plan for New Tournaments


FIFA’s president remains determined to push a $25 billion proposal that would revamp the global soccer calendar, but UEFA remains fiercely opposed.

Supreme Court Blocks Wilbur Ross Deposition on Census Citizenship Question

States and advocacy groups challenging a change to the census form said Wilbur Ross’s shifting rationales required his testimony.

Protective Sportswear


Kathy Wienberg supports her team.


Corrections: October 23, 2018


Corrections appearing in print on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Review: Tracing ‘Plot Points in Our Sexual Development’ Without the Usual Map


Miranda Rose Hall’s new play about the relationship between a lesbian and a male-identified trans person grows as it goes along.

For Holiday Guests, a Comfy Bedroom on a Budget


Create a welcoming guest room with Wirecutter’s budget-friendly picks for bedding, bath towels, air and foam mattresses, and more.

U.S. Seeks Answers on Jamal Khashoggi Killing as Mnuchin Meets With Saudi Prince

The New York Times

The C.I.A. director is helping the Turkish government with its inquiry into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, and the Treasury secretary held a wide-ranging meeting with the Saudi crown prince.


Attack of the Right-Wing Snowflakes

The New York Times

Jason Miller when he was working for President-elect Donald Trump in 2016. He is suing a journalist who reported on a claim made in a court filing in a custody case.

Trump Officials Make It Easier for States to Skirt Health Law’s Protections


The new policy, which could allow for fewer protections for pre-existing conditions, appears to hand a political gift to Democrats two weeks before the midterms.

The Dodgers Have Little History at Fenway. Manny Machado Has Plenty.


Fresh off a controversial turn in the N.L.C.S., Machado returns to a park where he has frequently hit the ball well while angering plenty of Boston players.

Stacey Abrams’s Burning of Georgia Flag With Confederate Symbol Surfaces on Eve of Debate


As a college student, more than a quarter-century ago, Ms. Abrams joined in the burning of the state flag, which at the time was viewed by many as a lingering symbol of white supremacy.

The Trump Administration’s Hard Choices on Saudi Arabia


In responding to the death of Jamal Khashoggi, the U.S. should balance its values with its national interests.