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White Nationalists Came to Charlottesville. A Year On, the Wound Still Festers.

Nearly a year after the rally, the city’s first black female mayor has vowed to address centuries of racial and economic disparities.

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.

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.

Missouri Duck Boat Accident Kills 17, Including 9 From Same Family

The tourist boat, carrying 31 people, sank in a storm that hit with shocking ferocity, raising new concerns about the safety of duck boats.

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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.


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.


Jay-Z Criticizes Philadelphia Over Displaced Festival


The city says the rapper’s Labor Day weekend music festival will have to move from the iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway after this year.


Yes, She Is in Kansas: Ocasio-Cortez Makes Her National Campaign Debut

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, who has quickly become the face of a left-wing populist wave, visited Kansas with Senator Bernie Sanders to campaign for progressive candidates.


Trump Endorsement in Georgia Race Surprised, and Frustrated, Some Republicans

The president’s out-of-the-blue tweet in support of Brian Kemp was the latest example of him intervening in races with no warning to the party infrastructure.


A Cheat Sheet to Catch Up on the Supreme Court Nomination

Scheduling fights in the Senate. Student evaluations. Here’s a distilled version of what has happened since President Trump introduced his court nominee to the world.


Republicans Bow to White House on Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE

A pending bill no longer contains the toughest restrictions on a Chinese telecom firm, after the Trump administration persuaded congressional leaders to soften their penalties.

Father of Parkland Shooting Survivors Is Fatally Shot in Robbery

Five months after two of his children escaped the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Ayub Ali was a victim of gun violence.


Republicans Choose Charlotte for Their 2020 Convention

Party officials voted unanimously on Friday to select Charlotte, which approved the gathering amid concerns over protests and damage to its reputation.

Friday, Jul 20

17 Killed in Duck Boat Accident in Missouri

A duck boat with 31 people on board capsized and sank to the bottom of Table Rock Lake during a severe thunderstorm on Thursday, resulting in one of the deadliest duck boat accidents in American history.

17 Dead After Duck Boat Capsizes Near Branson, Missouri

High winds tore through the area on Thursday evening, and the tourist boat capsized and sank to the bottom of the lake.

As Migrant Families Reunite, Texas Border Cities Scramble to Help

Cities in the Rio Grande Valley have been a way station for reunified migrant families, who have been aided by loose network of volunteers and officials.

Thursday, Jul 19

You’ve Heard of Berkeley. Is Merced the Future of the University of California?

Latinos make up California’s largest ethnic group, but they are underrepresented in the state’s universities. Step forward the University of California, Merced.

A $1.5 Million Plan to Count Every Cat in Washington, House Cats Included

The researchers intend to count not just strays and feral cats, but also every house cat over the next three years.

Whistle-Blowers Say Detaining Migrant Families ‘Poses High Risk of Harm’

As the Trump administration considers building new family detention centers, two physicians who consult for the government urged Congress to block the expansion.

She’s Mexican-Born and a New U.S. Citizen. But Can She Run for the Georgia House?

Maria Palacios, brought to the United States from Mexico, became a legal Georgia resident in 2009 and a citizen in 2017. But a judge has deemed her ineligible to run for the State House.

Wednesday, Jul 18

Suspect in Houston Crime Spree Is Charged With Capital Murder

Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, has been linked to three killings and other violent crimes. He was a registered sex offender on parole who had cut his ankle monitor, the police said.

They Bought a Ghost Town for $1.4 Million. Now They Want to Revive It.

Cerro Gordo, in the Inyo Mountains of California, became a ghost town after decades of disuse. Its new owners plan to spend about $1 million to make it boom again.

Remains of Black People Forced Into Labor After Slavery Are Discovered in Texas

A cemetery found on a construction site is believed to contain remains of African-Americans forced to work on plantations through the so-called convict lease system.

Maria Butina Loved Guns, Trump and Russia. It Was a Cover, Prosecutors Say.

Ms. Butina presented herself as a backer of President Trump and gun rights. But prosecutors say she was a Russian government agent.

Tuesday, Jul 17

Lava Bomb Hits Tourist Boat in Hawaii, Injuring 23

A basketball-size chunk of molten rock hurtled into the roof of a tourist boat that was sailing off Hawaii’s Big Island.

Sexual Assault Inside ICE Detention: 2 Survivors Tell Their Stories

Maria and E.D. are among the thousands of migrants who have said they were abused in the past 10 years while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

It’s 4 A.M. The Baby’s Coming. But the Hospital Is 100 Miles Away.

After years of cost-cutting and closures, fewer than half of the nation’s rural counties now have a hospital that offers any obstetric care, researchers say.

Charlotte Reluctantly Says It’s Willing to Host Republican National Convention

North Carolina’s largest city has not been eager to embrace a bid for the Republican National Convention in 2020. The main reason? President Trump.

Monday, Jul 16

Court Orders Temporary Halt to Migrant Family Deportations

A federal judge in San Diego granted a request to delay deportations of migrant parents who have recently been reunited with their children.

He Preyed on Men Who Wanted to Be Priests. Then He Became a Cardinal.

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick was removed from ministry last month for sexually abusing an altar boy. But for decades, the church overlooked his harassment of adult seminarians.

Judge Orders Los Angeles Times to Delete Part of Published Article

Legal experts said the order, to remove references from a sealed document that was made public by mistake, was probably unconstitutional. The paper said it would appeal.

Design for Charleston Attack Memorial Draws on Pain, Strength and Forgiveness

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church hopes to erect a lasting tribute to both victims and survivors of the 2015 hate crime, and to the resilience of a 200-year-old congregation.