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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.

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.

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.

Military Spending Is Up, but Aerospace and Defense Workers Are Scarce

Around the globe, flashy military performances have a more serious purpose: getting people with high-tech skills to sign up.

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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.


Trump-Putin Summit Is Over. The Head-Scratching? Not So Much

“President Trump mentioned the so-called interference of Russia in the American elections,” Mr. Putin said at the news conference. “I had to reiterate things I said several times: that the Russian state has never interfered, and is not…


Republicans Rebuke Trump for Siding With Putin as Democrats Demand Action

No Republican in Congress, however, pledged any particular action to punish President Trump, such as holding up his nominees, nor did any promise hearings or increased oversight.


news analysis: Trump Sheds All Notions of How a President Should Conduct Himself Abroad

Rather than defend America against those would threaten it, he attacked his own citizens and institutions while hailing the leader of a hostile power.

Hospitals Challenge Medicare Payments, With Help From Judge Kavanaugh

A ruling allowing more hospitals to seek more money was based on evidence that the government had been using faulty data to calculate costs for decades.


Police Dept. Gives Federal Investigators Ultimatum in Eric Garner Case


On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, police officials said they will not wait past Aug. 31 to begin disciplinary hearings.

CVS Fires 2 for Calling Police on Black Woman Over Coupon

The woman said a manager at a Chicago store thought the coupon was fraudulent. She recorded a video of a manager calling the police.


Russia, 2020, Amazon: Your Monday Evening Briefing


Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.


Secret National Parks: Among the Majestic Trees in Congaree, Slipping Into Silence

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The little-visited Congaree National Park in South Carolina has been called “Redwoods East.” A kayak will take you deep into its quiet forest.

Defendants on Probation Can Be Jailed for Drug Relapse, Court Rules

Many medical experts said that relapse is part of recovery and a symptom of disease, and shouldn’t be punished with jail. A court disagreed.


DNA Leads to Suspect Decades After Killing of April Tinsley, 8

The killer had taunted the police in Fort Wayne, Ind., in the years since the 1988 rape and killing that drew national headlines.


Trump, at Putin’s Side, Questions U.S. Intelligence on 2016 Election

At the end of their first summit meeting, Mr. Trump would not say whether he believes American intelligence agencies or Mr. Putin about Russian electoral interference.


Turtle Researcher’s Award Rescinded After He Uses Racy Photos of Women in Presentation

A herpetologist was being honored for his scientific achievements. The award was swiftly rescinded when he showed revealing photos of women in swimsuits.


California Today: California Today: Stepping Up to Help L.G.B.T. Migrants


Monday: A senator is snubbed, a stolen fire engine is pursued and dog lovers break a record.

Monday, Jul 16

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.

Sunday, Jul 15

Suspect Killed and Three Officers Wounded in Kansas City Gunfight

A gunman fired at the police, fled and then opened fire several more times after being tracked to a house. The officers are expected to survive.

Georgia Governor Candidate Caught Saying He’s in Race to Be the ‘Craziest’

His opponent has recorded ads with a chain saw, shotgun and “big truck” that he says he’ll use to round up “illegal immigrants.” It seems to be working.

Paul Ryan Says His SUV Was ‘Eaten by Animals.’ Here’s How to Protect Your Vehicle From Wildlife.

The House speaker said woodchucks chewed the wiring out from his Chevrolet Suburban: “And so my car was eaten by animals, and it’s just dead.”

Judge Criticizes Trump Administration for Response to Family Reunification Order

The government outlined a new plan to reunify families by the July 26 deadline, but said doing so would risk returning children to abusive parents.

Saturday, Jul 14

Gap Between Trump and Justice Dept. Officials Grows Starker

Days before the president’s meeting with Vladimir V. Putin, a new indictment gave the most detailed account yet of Russian efforts to sway the 2016 election.

Cleaning Toilets, Following Rules: A Migrant Child’s Days in Detention

A portrait of life in the shelters for the children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump Walks in Front of Queen Elizabeth, Causing Social Media Frenzy

There was little sympathy online for President Trump after a faux pas while meeting with the queen.

‘It’s Like Each Day Is a Year’: A Migrant Mother’s Wait for a Reunion

For thousands of migrants separated from their children at the border, the trauma comes in the waiting.

Friday, Jul 13

Man Who Harassed Woman Over Puerto Rican Flag Shirt Is Charged With Hate Crimes

The man, Timothy Trybus, was caught on video harassing the woman in a Chicago park. A police officer who appeared to ignore her pleas for help has resigned.

‘I Want Her Back’: Some Migrant Families Reunite, but Other Parents Grow Desperate

The Trump administration is again asking a judge for more time to return many children to their parents, some of whom have already been deported.

FEMA Was Sorely Unprepared for Puerto Rico Hurricane, Report Says

When a killer storm came to Puerto Rico, FEMA’s warehouse on the island was nearly empty, with not a single tarpaulin or cot left in stock.

Charges Against Stormy Daniels Dismissed After Arrest at Strip Club

Three misdemeanor charges were dropped against the pornographic film actress, who was accused of touching “customers who turned out to be undercover vice officers” while onstage, her lawyer said.

Thursday, Jul 12

A Manager Asked a Black Man to Leave the Pool at His Own Apartment Complex

A white manager of an Indianapolis apartment complex has been put on administrative leave after asking a black resident sitting by the pool to leave.

U.S. Reopens Emmett Till Investigation, Almost 63 Years After His Murder

The 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy, remains among the starkest and most searing examples of racial violence in the American South.

Nevada Execution Is Blocked After Drugmaker Sues

The manufacturer of one of the drugs that would have been used in the lethal injection argued that the state had obtained the drug illicitly.

Alabama Moves to Limit Sheriffs From Pocketing Jail Food Money

Gov. Kay Ivey ordered officials to rein in a decades-old practice of paying sheriffs personally to feed prisoners and then allowing the sheriffs to keep unspent funds for themselves.