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Top News
Trump Congratulates Putin on Re-Election, but Fails to Mention Meddling in U.S.
Trump Congratulates Putin on Re-Election, but Fails to Mention Meddling in U.S.
By MARK LANDLER

“We had a very good call,” President Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “We will probably be meeting in the not-too-distant future.”

Ex-Playboy Model Karen McDougal Sues to Speak on Alleged Trump Affair
Ex-Playboy Model Karen McDougal Sues to Speak on Alleged Trump Affair
By JIM RUTENBERG and REBECCA R. RUIZ

Ms. McDougal is the second woman this month to challenge Trump associates’ efforts to bury stories of extramarital relationships.

New Investigations Into Facebook Add New Pressures
New Investigations Into Facebook Add New Pressures
By CECILIA KANG

The Federal Trade Commission is examining whether Facebook violated a 2011 agreement with the agency on data privacy, a person with knowledge of the inquiry said.

For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »

Editors' Picks
In Nafta Talks, U.S. Tries to Limit Junk Food Warning Labels

WORLD

In Nafta Talks, U.S. Tries to Limit Junk Food Warning Labels
By AZAM AHMED, MATT RICHTEL and ANDREW JACOBS

A Trump administration proposal would limit the ability of Mexico, Canada and the U.S. to warn consumers about the dangers of foods linked to obesity.

The Calm Before the Stormy

OPINION | OP-ED COLUMNIST

The Calm Before the Stormy
By FRANK BRUNI

What’s behind President Trump’s curious silence about a porn star and her story?

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"Our teachers in Oklahoma are going above and beyond every single day for an unacceptable and unsustainable salary that doesn’t even provide them with a living wage."

DEBORAH GIST, Tulsa’s schools superintendent.

Today’s Videos
Joseph diGenova: Loud, Partisan and Now Trump’s Lawyer
VideoVIDEO: Joseph diGenova: Loud, Partisan and Now Trump’s Lawyer
By CHRIS CIRILLO

President Trump hired the outspoken lawyer Joseph E. diGenova on Monday. Mr. diGenova is an aggressive voice who attacks the F.B.I. and defends the president.

A Saudi War With Iran? It’s a Cartoon, for Now
VideoVIDEO: A Saudi War With Iran? It’s a Cartoon, for Now
By CAMILLA SCHICK and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

An animated video published by an anonymous pro-Saudi-government group makes a point of showing off the kingdom’s arsenal in an imagined invasion of its regional nemesis, Iran. Some say they believe Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is behind it.

How Hummingbirds Cheat Death
VideoVIDEO: How Hummingbirds Cheat Death
By JAMES GORMAN and CHRISTOPHER WHITWORTH

A hovering hummingbird burns energy faster than any other bird or mammal — and it often lives just hours from starvation.

World
Cambridge Analytica Suspends C.E.O. Amid Facebook Data Scandal
Cambridge Analytica Suspends C.E.O. Amid Facebook Data Scandal
By MATTHEW ROSENBERG

The company’s board said it was suspending the chief executive, Alexander Nix, with immediate effect, pending an independent investigation.

Nicolas Sarkozy, Ex-President of France, Is Held for Questioning on Libyan Cash
Nicolas Sarkozy, Ex-President of France, Is Held for Questioning on Libyan Cash
By AURELIEN BREEDEN

Mr. Sarkozy is facing an investigation into whether his 2007 election campaign received funding from the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies in Kenya
Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies in Kenya
By RACHEL NUWER

Just two members of the charismatic subspecies remain, both female. But scientists still hope to prevent the extinction of the animals.

U.S.
For Texas Bomb Investigators, Each New Explosion Represents New Clues
For Texas Bomb Investigators, Each New Explosion Represents New Clues
By MANNY FERNANDEZ, SERGE F. KOVALESKI and JOHN ISMAY

Investigators searched for links between a parcel that blew up early Tuesday at a FedEx shipping facility and a series of recent package bombings that have rattled nearby Austin.

Maryland School Gunman Dies After Confrontation With Officer
Maryland School Gunman Dies After Confrontation With Officer
By EMILY COCHRANE and JESS BIDGOOD

A deputy at the school confronted the gunman, a male student, less than a minute after he began shooting, the sheriff said. Two students were wounded in the episode.

Their Pay Has Stood Still. Now Oklahoma Teachers Could Be the Next to Walk.
Their Pay Has Stood Still. Now Oklahoma Teachers Could Be the Next to Walk.
By DANA GOLDSTEIN

After West Virginia, teachers in some other conservative states are protesting over pay and benefits, with a statewide strike looming in Oklahoma at the start of April.

Politics
President Trump Must Face Accusations of ‘Apprentice’ Contestant
President Trump Must Face Accusations of ‘Apprentice’ Contestant
By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.

A state judge has ruled that Summer Zervos, who accused Mr. Trump of groping her, can sue him for defamation for calling her a liar.

Senators Reject Limits on U.S. Support for Saudi-led Fight in Yemen
Senators Reject Limits on U.S. Support for Saudi-led Fight in Yemen
By NICHOLAS FANDOS

Both Democrats and Republicans declined to back a rare legislative attempt to restrict the president’s war powers.

Ben Carson Defends Buying $31,000 Dining Set to Congress: ‘I Left It to My Wife’
Ben Carson Defends Buying $31,000 Dining Set to Congress: ‘I Left It to My Wife’
By GLENN THRUSH

In a rambling, at times contradictory, explanation, Mr. Carson told a House committee that he had “dismissed” himself from the decision to buy the set for his office last year, leaving the details to his wife and staff.

For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »

Business
Up, Up, Up Goes the Economy. Here’s What Could Knock It Down.
Up, Up, Up Goes the Economy. Here’s What Could Knock It Down.
By BEN CASSELMAN

Some economists say the recovery could continue for years. But many see the seeds of the next crisis being sown in government policy choices.

How Trump’s Protectionism Backfires

ECONOMIC SCENE

How Trump’s Protectionism Backfires
By EDUARDO PORTER and GUILBERT GATES

President Trump’s tariffs against steel and aluminum imports, designed to protect blue-collar workers, could instead undermine their livelihood.

Once an S.E.C. Regulator, Now Thriving as a Lawyer for Whistle-Blowers
Once an S.E.C. Regulator, Now Thriving as a Lawyer for Whistle-Blowers
By RANDALL SMITH

Jordan A. Thomas helped create an S.E.C. program to encourage employees to alert authorities to corporate wrongdoing. Now his firm is sharing in the proceeds.

Technology
The End for Facebook’s Security Evangelist
The End for Facebook’s Security Evangelist
By NICOLE PERLROTH and SHEERA FRENKEL

Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief information security officer, who plans to leave the company by August, is known in Silicon Valley for his strong stands.

How Researchers Learned to Use Facebook ‘Likes’ to Sway Your Thinking
How Researchers Learned to Use Facebook ‘Likes’ to Sway Your Thinking
By KEITH COLLINS and GABRIEL J.X. DANCE

Your interest in Kim Kardashian West can tell researchers how extroverted (very), how conscientious (more than most) and how open-minded (only somewhat) you are.

Melania Trump Wants to End Online Bullying. Her Husband Doesn’t Help.
Melania Trump Wants to End Online Bullying. Her Husband Doesn’t Help.
By KATIE ROGERS

Melania Trump has long said she wants to curb online bullying. Her efforts often clash with the president's habit of using Twitter to insult people.

Sports
The Supermarket Cafeteria That Major League Baseball Players Love
The Supermarket Cafeteria That Major League Baseball Players Love
By JAMES WAGNER

Players from Latin America flock to Bravo, a supermarket that provides heaping piles of rice and beans, oxtail and plantains, just like home.

What’s Next After Paralympic Gold? The Olympics
What’s Next After Paralympic Gold? The Olympics
By TALYA MINSBERG

Evan Strong has won just about every medal he can in adaptive snowboarding. Now he wants to take on able-bodied athletes.

N.F.L. to Propose Fix to Catch Rule That Nobody Understands
N.F.L. to Propose Fix to Catch Rule That Nobody Understands
By BENJAMIN HOFFMAN

The league’s competition committee will reportedly recommend a slate of changes that include eliminating the “going to the ground” language in the rules.

Media & Advertising
Roxanne Finally Gets Her Revenge, 3 Decades After Her Hit Single
Roxanne Finally Gets Her Revenge, 3 Decades After Her Hit Single
By BRUCE FRETTS

Roxanne Shante was among the first solo female rappers when she made “Roxanne’s Revenge” in 1984. Her stymied career is now the subject of a biopic.

Fox News Analyst Quits, Calling Network a ‘Propaganda Machine’
Fox News Analyst Quits, Calling Network a ‘Propaganda Machine’
By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM

Ralph Peters, a retired lieutenant colonel, sent an email to his colleagues saying he was “ashamed” of what the channel had become.

A Beijing Bookstore Where George Washington Is on the Shelves

BEIJING JOURNAL

A Beijing Bookstore Where George Washington Is on the Shelves
By JANE PERLEZ

All Sages Bookstore, run by a onetime Tiananmen protester, has survived the capital’s ferocious property market and the censorship of the Xi Jinping era.

New York
Cynthia Nixon Asks if Cuomo Is a ‘Real Democrat’ at Campaign Debut
Cynthia Nixon Asks if Cuomo Is a ‘Real Democrat’ at Campaign Debut
By SHANE GOLDMACHER

In a red-hot start to the governor’s race, Ms. Nixon attacked the governor’s liberal bona fides, while an ally of his called her an “unqualified lesbian.”

After 50 Years, Missing Woman’s Remains May Have Been Found
After 50 Years, Missing Woman’s Remains May Have Been Found
By RICK ROJAS

The police on Long Island found skeletal remains believed to be those of a woman who disappeared in 1966. “I can’t believe we finally found her,” her daughter said.

When the Death of a Family Farm Leads to Suicide
When the Death of a Family Farm Leads to Suicide
By COREY KILGANNON and KHOLOOD EID

Facing the most severe economic drought in recent history, New York’s dairy farmers are battling economic and emotional distress.

 
Food
A Celebration of Black Southern Food, at JuneBaby in Seattle

RESTAURANT REVIEW

A Celebration of Black Southern Food, at JuneBaby in Seattle
By PETE WELLS

The chef Edouardo Jordan locates the pleasure and meaning of hog maw, pigs’ ears and other “ingredients we don’t want to talk about.”

In This Corner of Maryland, Holidays Mean a Stuffed Ham
In This Corner of Maryland, Holidays Mean a Stuffed Ham
By KIM SEVERSON

It’s a lot of work, but this traditional dish remains one of America’s most regional, and revered, specialties.

A Seder Feast in Provence, With Roots in Ancient Rome
A Seder Feast in Provence, With Roots in Ancient Rome
By JOAN NATHAN

There has been a strong Jewish presence in the region since ancient times, and kosher tradition is reflected in recipes for the Passover feast.

Obituaries
Les Payne, Journalist Who Exposed Racial Injustice, Dies at 76
Les Payne, Journalist Who Exposed Racial Injustice, Dies at 76
By SAM ROBERTS

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a passionate columnist and a mentoring editor at Newsday, he was a pioneer for fellow blacks in the profession.

Peter G. Peterson, a Power From Wall St. to Washington, Dies at 91
Peter G. Peterson, a Power From Wall St. to Washington, Dies at 91
By ROBERT D. HERSHEY Jr.

Captain of business, financier, philanthropist and public-policy watchdog, Mr. Peterson rose from humble Nebraska roots to be a force in American life.

Wilson Harris, Guyanese Writer of Intricate Novels, Dies at 96
Wilson Harris, Guyanese Writer of Intricate Novels, Dies at 96
By NEIL GENZLINGER

Mr. Harris used his experience as a surveyor in unexplored areas of his native country to fashion dense stories full of history, metaphor and myth.

Francis Bator, Influential White House Economist, Dies at 92
Francis Bator, Influential White House Economist, Dies at 92
By SAM ROBERTS

His proposals found their way into Lyndon B. Johnson’s overtures to the Soviet Union, his collaboration with Western Europe and his War on Poverty.

Editorial
America’s Role in Yemen’s Agony Can End on Capitol Hill

EDITORIAL

America’s Role in Yemen’s Agony Can End on Capitol Hill
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

For too long, Congress has abdicated its duty as presidents prolonged and expanded wars. Proposed resolutions would say, Enough.

Trump’s Bluster on the Opioid Epidemic

EDITORIAL

Trump’s Bluster on the Opioid Epidemic
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

In a speech this week, the president laid out a plan to address the crisis that was at turns thin on details and alarming in content.

Op-Ed
Bigger Is Not Better for Ocean Conservation

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Bigger Is Not Better for Ocean Conservation
By LUIZ A. ROCHA

Nations are protecting vast expanses of open sea but their first priority should be their richly biodiverse coastal waters.

Get Me Back My Turkey

OP-ED COLUMNIST

Get Me Back My Turkey
By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

A Bedouin lesson for handling President Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One House at a Time

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One House at a Time
By MARIANGELIE ORTIZ ORTIZ

Hurricane Maria ravaged the island six months ago this week. We’re still struggling to rebuild.


 

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