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Six Siblings of a Republican Congressman Endorse His Opponent in Campaign Ads

The siblings say their brother’s extremist views on immigration and his comments about a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., prompted them to take action.

12 More Women Accuse California Doctor and Teacher in Sexual Assault Case

The authorities believe the couple, Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley, worked together to lure women, drug them and rape them.

Hurricane Florence Has Gone, but Challenges for the Carolinas Have Just Begun

Already the emergency and recovery response is staggering in scope, and the threats have not abated.

Trump Administration Aims to Sharply Restrict New Green Cards for Those on Public Aid

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A rule proposed by the Trump administration could force immigrants seeking permanent resident status to prove they will never become reliant on government assistance.

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Trump Galvanized a Movement of Women. Kavanaugh Is Testing It.

The judge’s fate, and the Senate’s treatment of his accuser, have the makings of a pivot point in American politics — a wrenching apex in the struggle over the status of American women and abortion.


China Demands U.S. Withdraw Sanctions Imposed Over Military Purchases From Russia

Chinese officials summoned the United States ambassador in Beijing to denounce the sanctions that Washington announced this week.

Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Says She’s Willing to Testify Before Judiciary Committee

The decision by the woman, Christine Blasey Ford, came after days of uncertainty over whether she would appear at a hearing and answer questions about her accusations of sexual assault.


FEMA Chief Brock Long Must Reimburse U.S. for Misuse of Agency Vehicles

Brock Long will have to reimburse the government for misusing government vehicles to travel to and from his home — but will keep his job.


Photos: Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Rico One Year Later


A team of New York Times journalists went door to door in Punta Santiago, visiting 163 homes. Here’s a dramatic visual presentation of what they found.


Grassley Extends Negotiation Deadline for Christine Blasey Ford

Dr. Blasey, who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has until 2:30 p.m. Saturday to agree to testimony terms, Charles Grassley said late Friday night.


At Missouri Rally, Trump Vows to Eliminate ‘Lingering Stench’ at the Justice Department

The event resembled a boisterous re-election pep rally for the president rather than an effort to lift Josh Hawley, the Republican attorney general running for Senate.


Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke Debate Who is ‘Out of Step’ With Texas

The Texas political rivals spent weeks preparing for the debate, the first of three in their Senate race, which is one of the tightest and most heated this year.

Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results

Sundar Pichai said in an email to staff on Friday that the company does not alter search results for political gain.


What Is Coal Ash and Why Is It Dangerous?

Coal ash refers to what’s left after coal is burned. Those remnants pose environmental and health risks, especially when storage ponds are breached.

Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Is Said to Have Proposed Diverting Funds to Manafort and Gates

White House aides warned that such a move could look like an attempt to influence former campaign aides facing charges in the special counsel inquiry.


Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan’s Daughter, Tells Her Story of Sexual Assault

In an opinion piece defending Christine Blasey Ford, the former first daughter wrote: “Your memory snaps photos of the details that will haunt you forever.”

What Teenagers Think About the Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh

High school girls said they recognized the way Mr. Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was being criticized for speaking out.

As Economy Roars, Army Falls Thousands Short of Recruiting Goals

The Army had hoped to bring in about 76,500 new soldiers this year. It is 6,500 troops short.

Billionaire Backer of Maria Butina Had Russian Security Ties

Konstantin Nikolaev, the oligarch who helped finance Ms. Butina, has been an investor in projects linked to the Russian government.

Saturday, Sep 22

As Florence Death Toll Climbs, Families Grapple with Loss of Infants

At least three of the 42 victims of the storm were under the age of two.

Friday, Sep 21

Victims of Rite Aid Shooting Identified as Police Search for Motive

On Friday, officials in Maryland named the six victims, half of whom were killed, and provided more information about how the attack unfolded the day before.

Her Son Was Careful to Avoid Police Officers. Then He Was Killed by One.

Allison Jean, the mother of Botham Shem Jean, struggled to understand why her son, as a black man in America, was so careful. Then he was killed by an off-duty officer.

Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools

The announcement that Mr. Bezos would start a network of Montessori preschools has made some in the education world wary.

Anita Hill’s Testimony and Other Key Moments From the Clarence Thomas Hearings

In three days of televised hearings that riveted the nation, Anita F. Hill detailed allegations of workplace sexual harassment by Judge Clarence Thomas.

Thursday, Sep 20

Sunrise Melodies and Tearful Reflections: Puerto Rico a Year After Maria

Puerto Ricans came together to count their losses and reflect on life after Hurricane Maria.

Submerged by Florence, North Carolina’s Rural Towns Fight for Attention

Out of sight of the national spotlight on the devastation of Hurricane Florence, many small towns worry about being washed away unnoticed.

Man Shoots 4 People Near Pennsylvania Court, Then Is Killed by Police

The gunman was set to appear in court in Masontown, Pa., in a domestic violence case, the authorities said.

They Were Seeking Mental Health Care. Instead They Drowned in a Sheriff’s Van.

After two women voluntarily went to hospitals seeking care, they were committed and transported in a sheriff’s van that drove onto a flooded road.

Wednesday, Sep 19

Flooding in North Carolina, as Seen From a Drone

Aerial footage from North Carolina shows the scale of flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

As Storms Loom, Some Immigrant Families Wonder: Is It Safe to Seek Help?

For undocumented families living in fear of deportation, Florence presented an extra challenge: Whether to seek government shelter, food or other aid.

Accusations Draw New Attention to Kavanaugh’s Remarks About Drinking

In a speech to the Yale Law School Federalist Society in 2014, Judge Kavanaugh recalled some debaucherous — if seemingly harmless — nights of heavy drinking as a law student.

‘It’s Back’: Underwater Yet Again, the Carolinas Face a New Reality

As climate change and rapid growth bring more flooding, residents and officials must grapple with where to rebuild and how to prepare for the next storm.

Tuesday, Sep 18

‘Nastiest I’ve Ever Seen It’: Residents Along Cape Fear River Brace for Record Floods

A tourist draw, the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, N.C., can also be a beast, surging madly to overtake homes and force residents fleeing.

‘I Don’t Have a Home’: Life After Florence in Wilmington, N.C.

Wilmington, N.C., took a direct hit from the storm, and rapidly rising waters left it virtually cut off. We spoke with one resident whose life has been upended.

Florence Pushes Away From Carolinas but Rivers Keep Rising

Record-breaking rains pushed rivers over their banks and people were still being rescued, even as the remnants of Hurricane Florence move out. At least 34 people have been killed.

Chicago Prosecutors Paint Officer as Reckless in the Shooting of Laquan McDonald

Officer Jason Van Dyke, who fatally shot the 17-year-old in 2014, is on trial for murder. Jurors heard opening statements in the case Monday morning.