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Mueller Has Dozens of Inquiries for Trump in Broad Quest on Russia Ties and Obstruction
Mueller Has Dozens of Inquiries for Trump in Broad Quest on Russia Ties and Obstruction
By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

The questions provide the most detailed look yet at the special counsel investigation and show an effort to learn about the presidents thinking.

White House Delays Tariffs on E.U., Canada and Mexico for 30 Days
White House Delays Tariffs on E.U., Canada and Mexico for 30 Days
By ANA SWANSON

President Trump will give Canada, Mexico and the European Union another 30-day reprieve from steel and aluminum tariffs, delaying punishing levies on key allies.

Investment Boom From Trumps Tax Cut Has Yet to Appear
Investment Boom From Trumps Tax Cut Has Yet to Appear
By MATT PHILLIPS and JIM TANKERSLEY

Analysts are still waiting for hard evidence that the new tax law is setting off the investment explosion that President Trump and Republicans promised.

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Editors' Picks
Detroit Was Crumbling. Heres How Its Reviving.

U.S.

Detroit Was Crumbling. Heres How Its Reviving.
By MONICA DAVEY

Last week, we visited the city to find further signs of recovery as Detroit moves out from under budgetary oversight.

Michelle Wolf Did What Comedians Are Supposed to Do

Opinion

Michelle Wolf Did What Comedians Are Supposed to Do
By ADAM CONOVER

She told the truth, and no one should be apologizing.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"We want to show people that we are not North Korea. When our guests walk on the streets they see a church, a mosque and a synagogue all in the same block. This is not the country you think it is."

REZA KIANIAN, a prominent Iranian actor who is an ambassador for the Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran.

Todays Videos
Russians Protest Government Effort to Block Telegram App
VideoVideo: Russians Protest Government Effort to Block Telegram App
By CAMILLA SCHICK

Thousands of Russians are taking a bold stand against the Kremlins efforts to block the popular encrypted messaging service, which refused to give the state access to users messages.

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World
Israel Says Secret Files Prove Iran Lied About Nuclear Program
Israel Says Secret Files Prove Iran Lied About Nuclear Program
By DAVID M. HALBFINGER, DAVID E. SANGER and RONEN BERGMAN

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cites no evidence that Iran violated the nuclear deal, but the accusation may bolster the case for President Trump to pull out of it.

No More Hope: The Work of a Photojournalist Killed in Kabul
No More Hope: The Work of a Photojournalist Killed in Kabul
By MUJIB MASHAL

Shah Marai was Agence France-Presses chief photographer in Kabul. He supported five blind relatives and left behind an extensive legacy of images.

They Want to Block Our Future: Thousands Protest Russias Internet Censorship
They Want to Block Our Future: Thousands Protest Russias Internet Censorship
By NEIL MacFARQUHAR

The rally, which began as a protest of the crackdown on the Telegram messenger app, quickly morphed into a protest against Vladimir V. Putin.

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U.S.
They Survived a Massacre. Then the Lawyers Started Calling.
They Survived a Massacre. Then the Lawyers Started Calling.
By JACK HEALY

Weve all gotten a thousand phone calls from lawyers, said one Las Vegas shooting survivor.

Cosby Jury Says Accusers Credibility, Not #MeToo, Led to Guilty Verdict
Cosby Jury Says Accusers Credibility, Not #MeToo, Led to Guilty Verdict
By GRAHAM BOWLEY and MATTHEW HAAG

The jury, which remains anonymous, released a joint statement intended to clarify how they came to the decision to convict the entertainer.

As Detroit Sheds State Oversight, Its Mayor Reflects on Its Path
As Detroit Sheds State Oversight, Its Mayor Reflects on Its Path
By MONICA DAVEY

People laughed when Mayor Mike Duggan first predicted that Detroit could emerge from active state oversight this spring. On Monday, it happened.

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Politics
White House Considers Restricting Chinese Researchers Over Espionage Fears
White House Considers Restricting Chinese Researchers Over Espionage Fears
By ANA SWANSON and KEITH BRADSHER

The administration, fearing Chinese technological dominance, is considering tighter restrictions on Chinese researchers in the United States as a trade fight escalates.

Meet the Schlapps, Washingtons Trump-Era It Couple
Meet the Schlapps, Washingtons Trump-Era It Couple
By ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON

Matt and Mercedes Schlapp, conservatives who scrambled aboard the Trump juggernaut, have made money, lost friends and become a symbol of the deep divide in the G.O.P.

What Mueller Wants to Ask Trump About Obstruction, and What It Means
What Mueller Wants to Ask Trump About Obstruction, and What It Means
By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

The questions show the special counsels focus on obstruction of justice and touch on some surprising other areas.

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Business
Sprint and T-Mobile Try Again, but Antitrust Hurdles Remain the Same

DealBook

Sprint and T-Mobile Try Again, but Antitrust Hurdles Remain the Same
By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN

The two wireless carriers argue that a merger would benefit customers, but analysts, and our columnist, are skeptical about the deals chances

Anonymous Owner, L.L.C.: Why It Has Become So Easy to Hide in the Housing Market
Anonymous Owner, L.L.C.: Why It Has Become So Easy to Hide in the Housing Market
By EMILY BADGER

A way to protect property owners from personal liability has also turned out to be handy for enabling problematic behavior, like laundering money or being a bad landlord.

Gig Economy Business Model Dealt a Blow in California Ruling
Gig Economy Business Model Dealt a Blow in California Ruling
By NOAM SCHEIBER

The states highest court made it much harder for companies like Uber to classify workers as contractors rather than employees.

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Technology
WhatsApp Co-Founder Leaving Facebook Amid User Data Disputes
WhatsApp Co-Founder Leaving Facebook Amid User Data Disputes
By SHEERA FRENKEL and CADE METZ

Jan Koums exit is the highest-profile departure from Facebook after months of controversy at the social network. A company executive said security of user data was behind Mr. Koums decision.

Facebooks Privacy Changes Leave Developers Steaming
Facebooks Privacy Changes Leave Developers Steaming
By SHEERA FRENKEL

As Facebook prepares to hold its annual developer conference this week, many businesses are objecting to how the company has limited their access to its users information.

How Would a T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Affect Your Cellphone Bill?
How Would a T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Affect Your Cellphone Bill?
By CECILIA KANG and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED

Regulators have favored having more companies competing for wireless customers, a scenario that helped push down prices. But its not clear what will happen if T-Mobile and Sprint join forces.

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Sports
Doping Whistleblower Sues Russian Olympians and Their Oligarch Backer, an N.B.A. Owner
Doping Whistleblower Sues Russian Olympians and Their Oligarch Backer, an N.B.A. Owner
By REBECCA R. RUIZ

Grigory Rodchenkov, Russias former antidoping lab chief, countersued three athletes who had accused him of defamation and took further aim at Mikhail D. Prokhorov.

Sex, Sport, and Why Track and Fields New Rules on Intersex Athletes Are Essential

Analysis

Sex, Sport, and Why Track and Fields New Rules on Intersex Athletes Are Essential
By DORIANE LAMBELET COLEMAN

A former world class runner and legal expert explains why using testosterone levels to classify athletes makes sense.

For Second Time in a Week, Trump Weighs In on World Cup Bidding
For Second Time in a Week, Trump Weighs In on World Cup Bidding
By JER LONGMAN

President Trump on Monday urged other countries to support North Americas bid and again implied there might be consequences for those who did not.

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Arts
Women Fighting Sexism in Jazz Have a Voice. And Now, a Code of Conduct.
Women Fighting Sexism in Jazz Have a Voice. And Now, a Code of Conduct.
By GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO

A 14-member collective battling harassment in improvised music is releasing guidelines for more equitable workplaces and expectations for change.

The Stealth Success of John Mulaney
The Stealth Success of John Mulaney
By BRUCE FRETTS

More of a comics comic than a household name, he is capping a year of triumphs (S.N.L. host, sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall) with a Netflix special.

French Museum Discovers More Than Half Its Collection Is Fake
French Museum Discovers More Than Half Its Collection Is Fake
By ELIAN PELTIER and ANNA CODREA-RADO

The Terrus museum in the South of France collected what curators thought were the works of a local painter. But many of them are counterfeits.

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New York
A Haven in Queens for Flight Personnel After Touching Down
A Haven in Queens for Flight Personnel After Touching Down
By COREY KILGANNON

Kew Gardens in Queens is known as Crew Gardens for its popularity with airline crew members who work at the two nearby airports.

Was Sheldon Silver Corrupt, or Was It Just Politics as Usual?
Was Sheldon Silver Corrupt, or Was It Just Politics as Usual?
By BENJAMIN WEISER and NATE SCHWEBER

Mr. Silver, the once powerful Assembly speaker in New York, is being retried on public corruption charges, after an early conviction was overturned.

Stanley Kubrick: Before He Wrote Scripts, He Took Photos
Stanley Kubrick: Before He Wrote Scripts, He Took Photos
By ARTHUR LUBOW

Long before he became a famous auteur, Kubrick was a teenage photographer for Look magazine. An exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York examines his work.

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Media & Advertising
Michelle Wolf Did Her Job. Its the Correspondents Dinner That Is the Problem.

Critics Notebook

Michelle Wolf Did Her Job. Its the Correspondents Dinner That Is the Problem.
By JAMES PONIEWOZIK

Dont hire a political comic, then renounce her when she does political comedy.

Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein, Saying He Harmed Her Career
Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein, Saying He Harmed Her Career
By BROOKS BARNES

The lawsuit claims the disgraced film producer blacklisted the actress after she rejected his sexual advances. Ms. Judd is suing for unfair business practices, defamation and sexual harassment.

It Took 17 Years: Freelancers Receive $9 Million in Copyright Suit
It Took 17 Years: Freelancers Receive $9 Million in Copyright Suit
By JACLYN PEISER

The New York Times and Lexis/Nexis are among the companies that are compensating writers for the digital use of their printed articles.

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Science
Mars InSight: NASAs Journey Into the Red Planets Deepest Mysteries
Mars InSight: NASAs Journey Into the Red Planets Deepest Mysteries
By KENNETH CHANG

The newest mission to Mars is to launch on Saturday morning. It will search for marsquakes and try to produce a map of the planets insides.

Desperation Oncology: When Patients Are Dying, Some Cancer Doctors Turn to Immunotherapy
Desperation Oncology: When Patients Are Dying, Some Cancer Doctors Turn to Immunotherapy
By GINA KOLATA

The drugs dont work against every cancer but on rare occasions, they work miracles.

Hints of Human Evolution in Chimpanzees That Endure a Savannas Heat

Matter

Hints of Human Evolution in Chimpanzees That Endure a Savannas Heat
By CARL ZIMMER

The apes of Senegals Fongoli savanna may offer hints to how our own ancestors moved out of the woodlands, shed their fur and started walking upright.

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Obituaries
Judith Leiber, 97, Dies; Turned Handbags Into Objets dArt
Judith Leiber, 97, Dies; Turned Handbags Into Objets dArt
By ENID NEMY

Her imaginative evening bags were sought after by celebrities and royalty. She died only hours after the death of her husband, the painter Gerson Leiber.

Gerson Leiber, 96, Dies; Artist Created Museum With Designer Wife
Gerson Leiber, 96, Dies; Artist Created Museum With Designer Wife
By RICHARD SANDOMIR

Mr. Leibers paintings ranged from abstract to stylized representational. His and Judith Leibers collection features his art and her celebrated handbags.

Abbas Attar, Who Photographed Irans Revolution, Dies at 74
Abbas Attar, Who Photographed Irans Revolution, Dies at 74
By NEIL GENZLINGER

He took pictures in troubled areas all over the world, but he was more interested in the causes and aftermath of war than in the killing.

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Editorial
The Implausible Promises of a T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

Editorial

The Implausible Promises of a T-Mobile-Sprint Merger
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

The wireless companies are trying to win over regulators with a laundry list of assurances. The regulators should be wary.

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Op-Ed
Truth Has Stopped Mattering in the Russia Investigation

Op-Ed Columnist

Truth Has Stopped Mattering in the Russia Investigation
By MICHELLE GOLDBERG

House Republicans try to cover up evidence of collusion.

Hows That Tax Cut Working Out?

Op-Ed Columnist

Hows That Tax Cut Working Out?
By PAUL KRUGMAN

Workers wont see significant gains soon, if ever.

Is Stacey Abrams Assembling a New Democratic Majority?

Op-Ed Contributor

Is Stacey Abrams Assembling a New Democratic Majority?
By AIMEE ALLISON

In Georgia, black women are leading a multiracial coalition to elect the nations first black female governor

Sex and Shame: What Incels and Jihadists Have in Common

Op-Ed Contributor

Sex and Shame: What Incels and Jihadists Have in Common
By SIMON COTTEE

The Toronto van attacker was probably familiar with the Islamic States vehicle rampages. But did he know what else he shared with the group?

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