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Rand Paul Continues His One-Man Détente With Russia, This Time in Moscow

While American intelligence officials describe Russia as a threat and many lawmakers call for a harder line, Senator Rand Paul has become a leading voice for warmer ties.

Designing the Death of a Plastic

Decades ago, synthetic polymers became popular because they were cheap and durable. Now, scientists are creating material that self-destructs or breaks down for reuse on command.

Boston’s First Black Police Commissioner Is Sworn In

William G. Gross will lead a force that has faced criticism in recent months for racial disparities and is far less diverse than the city as a whole.

Emmett Till Sign Is Hit With Bullets Again, 35 Days After Being Replaced

Four gunshots were fired into a sign on the banks of the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi, where Emmett’s mutilated corpse was found in 1955.

Trump’s Border Wall Could Waste Billions of Dollars, Report Says

The Department of Homeland Security did not fully consider where barriers were needed or how their cost could vary based on factors like terrain, a Government Accountability Office report says.

New York May Cap Uber. Is That the Right Strategy?

The City Council is weighing whether to approve new regulations for Uber and other ride-hail companies. Whether you’re in New York or anywhere else we want to hear what you think about these proposals.

Trump Backs Kris Kobach in Kansas Race, Against Republican Advice

In providing his support in the governor’s race, the president ignored concerns that Mr. Kobach’s hard-right positions are too polarizing for a general election

Global Health: An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S.

The Asian long-horned tick, reported in New York’s suburbs and as far west as Arkansas, can carry lethal diseases. But no infected specimens have yet been found here.

In Chicago, One Weekend, 66 Shooting Victims, and Zero Arrests

Police officers and paramedics went into overdrive to respond to a torrent of street violence. Officials blamed judges and parents.

U.S. to Restore Sanctions on Iran, Deepening Divide With Europe

The Trump administration is betting that the sanctions, which had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord that the president abandoned, will force Iran to curb its weapons program.

Women-Only Group Ditches Harvard

“We will continue to champion our right to exist on campuses everywhere,” Delta Gamma’s national president said in a statement. “We believe the value of sorority is too great.”

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