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How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment
How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment
By ADAM LIPTAK

Borrowing arguments that were once the province of liberals, conservatives have used the First Amendment to justify everything from campaign spending to attacks on the regulation of tobacco and guns.

As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their Ranks
As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their Ranks
By JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS

The looming battle over the Supreme Court opening highlights the fissure between establishment Democrats and activists pressing a liberal, anti-Trump agenda.

What It Costs to Be Smuggled Across the U.S. Border
What It Costs to Be Smuggled Across the U.S. Border
By NICHOLAS KULISH

Bribes and shakedowns. Days in hideaways without food. For many fleeing violence in Central America, this is what thousands of dollars gets them on the journey to the United States.

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Editors' Picks
The Millennial Socialists Are Coming

Opinion | Op-Ed Columnist

The Millennial Socialists Are Coming
By MICHELLE GOLDBERG

Part of the blue wave is red.

Everyone Is Canceled

Style | The Reputation Market

Everyone Is Canceled
By JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH

It only takes one thing and sometimes, nothing for fans to dump a celebrity.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"If I had lost my eyes and had her hand, I would still be happy. But now I neither have eyes, nor her."

ZAHEER AHMAD ZINDANI, who was blinded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan and then lost his childhood sweetheart, whose family felt he was not worthy of her.

World
War Robbed Him of His Family, Then His Eyes, Then His Love
War Robbed Him of His Family, Then His Eyes, Then His Love
By MUJIB MASHAL

Today, he marches for peace across Afghanistan. But his thoughts and poetry are fixed on the girl he lost, and bittersweet images of another life.

Bavaria: Affluent, Picturesque  and Angry
Bavaria: Affluent, Picturesque and Angry
By KATRIN BENNHOLD

The Texas of Germany, the state is home to a third of the nations blue-chip firms and a far-right fired culture war that could bring down the government.

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U.S.
The Blue Wave Came: Win for Non-Hispanic Democrat Signals Big Shift in Miami
The Blue Wave Came: Win for Non-Hispanic Democrat Signals Big Shift in Miami
By PATRICIA MAZZEI

In South Florida politics, Hispanic voters could be counted on to vote for Hispanic candidates. A special election suggests that may no longer be the case.

With Kennedys Retirement, the Supreme Court Loses Its Center
With Kennedys Retirement, the Supreme Court Loses Its Center
By ALICIA PARLAPIANO and JUGAL K. PATEL

The swing vote in many decisions, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy shifted toward more conservative opinions in the final months of his 30-year justice tenure.

For Puerto Rican Storm Evacuees, Another Moving Day Looms
For Puerto Rican Storm Evacuees, Another Moving Day Looms
By PATRICIA MAZZEI

For thousands who left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, FEMAs temporary housing assistance is running out. A federal judge extended their government aid for a few more days.

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Politics
Protests Across U.S. Call for End to Migrant Family Separations
Protests Across U.S. Call for End to Migrant Family Separations
By ALEXANDRA YOON-HENDRICKS and ZOE GREENBERG

Thousands turned out Saturday to criticize the separation and detention of migrant families who crossed the border together.

Top Border Patrol Official to Serve as Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Agency
Top Border Patrol Official to Serve as Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Agency
By RON NIXON

The appointment of Ronald D. Vitiello as acting director of ICE comes as some activists call for the agency to be abolished.

Kennedys Retirement Could Threaten Efforts to End Partisan Gerrymandering
Kennedys Retirement Could Threaten Efforts to End Partisan Gerrymandering
By MICHAEL WINES

The Supreme Court once seemed poised to rule that partisan redistricting was unconstitutional. Now that seems unlikely and grass-roots efforts against gerrymanders may be imperiled.

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Business
Can Elon Musk and Tesla Reinvent the Way Cars Are Made?
Can Elon Musk and Tesla Reinvent the Way Cars Are Made?
By NEAL E. BOUDETTE

Scrambling to turn out its first mass-market electric car, the automaker set up multiple assembly lines and is changing production processes on the fly.

At Toys R Us, There Is Nothing Left: The Day It Closed for Good
At Toys R Us, There Is Nothing Left: The Day It Closed for Good
By MICHAEL CORKERY

At a New Jersey store, the shelves were mostly bare, save for a scattering of stuffed animals and tween jewelry. But many longtime employees stayed, out of pride or necessity.

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Sports
A Nightmare for Mexicos Soccer Opponents: More Chuckys On the Way
A Nightmare for Mexicos Soccer Opponents: More Chuckys On the Way
By JAMES WAGNER

The soccer academy that produced Hirving Lozano, a star known as Chucky who scored a critical goal for Mexico at the World Cup, aims to ramp up the development of young players like him.

Messi Exits the World Cup. Hours Later, So Does Ronaldo.
Messi Exits the World Cup. Hours Later, So Does Ronaldo.
By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY

Messi, and Argentina, fell victim to Kylian Mbapp, who scored twice for France. And Edinson Cavani scored twice in Uruguays victory over Ronaldo and Portugal.

The N.B.A. Has the Hottest Stove. LeBron James Is the Flame.

On Pro Basketball

The N.B.A. Has the Hottest Stove. LeBron James Is the Flame.
By MARC STEIN

No other sports league has a free agency quite like the N.B.A., but the action is at a standstill until LeBron James decides where he wants to go.

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Arts
Into the Wild With Kanye West
Into the Wild With Kanye West
By JON CARAMANICA

Three days in Wyoming as the hip-hop firebrand tends to his scars.

The Secret Life of Sven
The Secret Life of Sven
By MICHAEL PAULSON and KARSTEN MORAN

How a onetime acrobat and a Lion King puppet designer brought a speechless reindeer to life in Disneys stage adaptation of Frozen on Broadway.

Benicio Del Toro, Hollywoods Instant Antihero, Goes the Distance
Benicio Del Toro, Hollywoods Instant Antihero, Goes the Distance
By REGGIE UGWU

The economical actor has burned brightly in all his films, from The Usual Suspects to The Last Jedi. Now, with an action franchise and a mini-series, hes learning to linger.

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New York
Live, From the Childrens Ward
Live, From the Childrens Ward
By ANDY NEWMAN

At Mount Sinai Hospital, treatment includes medical bingo, making a TV show and writing and recording a song (once the instruments are sterilized).

Parents and Children Remain Separated by Miles and Bureaucracy
Parents and Children Remain Separated by Miles and Bureaucracy
By ANNIE CORREAL

Some 2,000 children are still scattered across the country, with no clear path to reunification. Heres the story of two mothers.

Last-Minute Budget Deal Averts Shutdown in New Jersey
Last-Minute Budget Deal Averts Shutdown in New Jersey
By NICK CORASANITI

Gov. Philip D. Murphy and Democratic leadership brokered an agreement on the budget to avoid a state shutdown for the second year in a row.

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Magazine
A Spymaster Steps Out of the Shadows

Feature

A Spymaster Steps Out of the Shadows
By MATTATHIAS SCHWARTZ

John Brennan quietly ruled the national-security state under President Obama. Now hes coming forward to rail against Trump and to defend his own legacy.

Jonathan Franzen Is Fine With All of It

Feature

Jonathan Franzen Is Fine With All of It
By TAFFY BRODESSER-AKNER

The internet has turned on him, his book sales are down and the TV adaptation of his last novel has stalled. But he wants you to know one thing: Hes not even angry.

Adrian Pipers Show at MoMA is the Largest Ever for a Living Artist. Why Hasnt She Seen It?

Feature

Adrian Pipers Show at MoMA is the Largest Ever for a Living Artist. Why Hasnt She Seen It?
By THOMAS CHATTERTON WILLIAMS

The conceptual artists life and work push against the boundaries of race and identity in America.

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Travel
11 Ways to Save Money When Booking Travel
11 Ways to Save Money When Booking Travel
By KRISTIN WONG

Booking flights, rental cars and hotels can add up quickly, but with a few simple tips you can save big when booking your next vacation. We asked a few travel experts how to travel luxuriously on the cheap.

The Frugal Five

Frugal Traveler

The Frugal Five

The five writers who have contributed to the Frugal Traveler column over the last 25 years share stories, travel philosophies and plenty of tips.

18 Ways to Navigate Stress at the Airport
18 Ways to Navigate Stress at the Airport
By ELAINE GLUSAC

Even before takeoff, the airport itself can be a stressful phase of travel. Here are strategies for dealing with anxieties and annoyances, large and small.

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Real Estate
Making a New City Your Home
Making a New City Your Home
By JEN A. MILLER

Easy ways to fit into a town where nobody knows your name, yet.

The Living Roof Takes Root

The Fix

The Living Roof Takes Root
By MICHELLE HIGGINS

Coming to a brownstone near you: the green roof, the newest must-have in urban gardening.

Veterans Need Not Apply

Renters

Veterans Need Not Apply
By KIM VELSEY

Even with steady G.I. income, he had to become homeless before he could rent an apartment in New York City.

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Fashion & Style
Can Illuminati Tinder Save Us All?
Can Illuminati Tinder Save Us All?
By KEVIN ROOSE

The founder of Raya, an exclusive dating app, has some lofty utopian goals.

Carly Simon and Her Family, on Marthas Vineyard

At home with

Carly Simon and Her Family, on Marthas Vineyard
By PENELOPE GREEN

Just another night eating vegan shepherds pie in musical Camelot.

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Obituaries
Miriam Bockman, Groundbreaking Manhattan Democrat, Dies at 86
Miriam Bockman, Groundbreaking Manhattan Democrat, Dies at 86
By SAM ROBERTS

The first woman to lead the New York County party, she hailed from the reform wing, serving in the 1970s after Tammany Hall bosses were no more.

Jamsheed Marker, Leading Pakistani Diplomat, Dies at 95
Jamsheed Marker, Leading Pakistani Diplomat, Dies at 95
By SALMAN MASOOD

Mr. Marker played an important role in negotiations over the Soviet Unions withdrawal from Afghanistan and was the U.N. envoy to East Timor.

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Editorial
Make Way for Young Democratic Leaders
Make Way for Young Democratic Leaders
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

With Joe Crowley out of the running to replace Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats are facing a crisis of fresh blood.

Democrats Appealing to the Heart? Yes, Please
Democrats Appealing to the Heart? Yes, Please
By MICHELLE COTTLE

The enthusiastic response to two recent political ads shows the energizing potential of Democratic candidates with compelling personal narratives.

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Op-Ed
Anthony Kennedys Imperial Legacy

Op-Ed Columnist

Anthony Kennedys Imperial Legacy
By ROSS DOUTHAT

The retiring justice imagined that his personal vision could unify the country. He was wrong.

Local Girl Makes Good

Op-Ed Columnist

Local Girl Makes Good
By MAUREEN DOWD

At long last, the Democrats have a candidate with youth, fight and energy and not Trumpian dragon energy.

At the Capital Gazette, the Death of a Reporters Reporter
At the Capital Gazette, the Death of a Reporters Reporter
By LAURA LIPPMAN

Is it inevitable that everyone will be one degree of separation away from a mass shooting?

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