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The people ‘are hungry’: Scenes from the ‘Yellow Vest’ protests in Paris

Ambulance workers and students joined anti-government demonstrations after hundreds were arrested or wounded in confrontations in Paris over the weekend. It’s the third week of the “Yellow Vest” protests that have been spurred on by a tax on gas.

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‘On the Basis of Sex’ Review: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became ‘Notorious’

“On the Basis of Sex” does a brisk, coherent job of articulating what Ginsburg accomplished and why it mattered, dramatizing both her personal stake in feminist legal activism and the intellectual discipline with which she approached it.

Donald Trump’s evolving rhetoric on the wall

The core of US President Donald Trump’s argument for the southern border wall has remained largely the same. But as the fight wears on, his justification has expanded and details like cost and construction materials have evolved.

Elizabeth Warren vs Donald Trump: A blow-by-blow account of a turbulent history

The Massachusetts senator is the most prominent Democrat to have announced a run against President Trump in 2020. The two already have a long history of trading barbs, and it’s likely to get even nastier.

Hello 2019: Applicants for NYT’s ’52 places to go’ give us some serious travel goals

A lot of people applied. Only one will be chosen to travel around the world. But for the rest of us, this video has some serious travel goals.

How Europe outsources migrant suffering at sea

European countries are outsourcing their humanitarian responsibilities to a dubious partner. An NYT investigation shows the deadly results.

Earthrise: 50 years ago, we saw the earth rise from space for the first time

On Christmas Eve, 1968, astronauts orbiting the moon saw Earth rising for the first time.

Opinion | The secret history of Muslims in the US

Muslims have been in the US since the time of the earliest explorers and have left their mark on everything from the White House to the Marine Corps uniform.

Science Take | How geckos move across water

The Asian house gecko can move across water at great speed by using a half-running, half-swimming motion.

These are the generals who have left Donald Trump’s White House

US President Donald Trump appointed more generals to senior positions than any other modern president. But with John Kelly’s resignation, only one general remains. Here’s what happened.

The people ‘are hungry’: Scenes from the ‘Yellow Vest’ protests in Paris

Ambulance workers and students joined anti-government demonstrations after hundreds were arrested or wounded in confrontations in Paris over the weekend. It’s the third week of the “Yellow Vest” protests that have been spurred on by a tax on gas.

George HW Bush: A life in public service

George HW Bush, part of a new generation of Republicans, was often referred to as the most successful one-term president.

Killing Kashoggi: How a brutal Saudi hit job unfolded

An autopsy expert. A lookalike. A black van. Our video investigation follows the movements of the 15-man Saudi hit team that killed and dismembered the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Science Take | How to give a spider an eye test

Jumping spiders have excellent vision. To test it, scientists use a special machine of which there are only two in the world.

All you need to know about Amazon’s new home, Long Island city

Amazon officially announced that it will put a major corporate outpost in the New York neighborhood of Long Island City. Here is what the Queens enclave has to offer the tech giant.

‘I didn’t know if I was gonna make it’ | Wildfires Rage in California

A fire ravaged Northern California on Thursday, damaging homes and injuring residents. Another fire started northwest of Los Angeles the following day, forcing more residents to evacuate.

Meet the KGB spies who invented fake news

The New York Times reveals how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit.

‘I heard the gunshot’ | Witnesses recount California shooting

At least 12 people were killed in a shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. Borderline Bar and Grill was holding its weekly event for college students.

Political messaging | How Donald Trump stokes fear in midterm ads

Recently released political ads reveal the Republican Party’s two-pronged election strategy: one message for skeptics and swing voters, and a very different one aimed at President Donald Trump’s base.

Fire the gun or film the ultrasound? How women running for office define toughness

The 2018 election cycle in the US has been called “the year of the woman,” but Republican and Democratic female candidates have starkly different takes on what that means.

Indonesia Jet Crash: Rescue official believes ‘no one survived’

Lion Air Flight 610, which was carrying 189 people, crashed into the Java Sea near Indonesia shortly after taking off from Jakarta on Monday. The pilot was Bhavye Suneja, an Indian from New Delhi.