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    Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017

    Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017


    Donald J. Trump took the oath of office on Friday. There was plenty of pomp and some protests, too, as thousands of people descended on...

    Donald J. Trump took the oath of office on Friday. There was plenty of pomp and some protests, too, as thousands of people descended on Washington.
    Italy Cheers as Boy Pulled From Rubble of Avalanche, Along With Others

    Italy Cheers as Boy Pulled From Rubble of Avalanche, Along With Others


    The scene at the Hotel Rigopiano on Friday. The main building was torn off its foundations by an...

    Despair turned to hope on Friday morning when at least 10 people were found alive, at the site of the isolated hotel in the Apennine Mountains that was destroyed by an avalanche.
    The Smothers Brothers and the Birth of TV Buzz

    The Smothers Brothers and the Birth of TV Buzz


    Tom Smothers, left, and his brother, Dick, on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” in February...

    They didn’t set out to be controversial, but their show sure became so. And the story seems newly relevant.
    The Public Editor: Trump, Russia, and the News Story That Wasn’t

    The Public Editor: Trump, Russia, and the News Story That Wasn’t


    In Danilovgrad, a town in Montenegro, Serbian supporters made their views known on a billboard in...

    Times editors knew the federal authorities were looking into allegations of ties between Donald Trump and Russia. But they decided not to report it.

    Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President, Capping His Swift Ascent


    Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States after one of the most divisive election campaigns in modern...

    Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States after one of the most divisive election campaigns in modern times.
    Troops Enter Gambia as New President Is Sworn In

    Troops Enter Gambia as New President Is Sworn In


    Adama Barrow, the newly elected president of Gambia, after being sworn in on Thursday in a ceremony at an embassy in neighboring...

    Yahya Jammeh, Gambia’s leader for 22 years, is refusing to make way for the newly elected president, Adama Barrow, who has yet to enter his own country as president.
    A Rediscovered Mark Twain Fairy Tale Is Coming Soon

    A Rediscovered Mark Twain Fairy Tale Is Coming Soon


    An illustration by Erin Stead for “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” an expanded version of an unfinished fairy tale by Mark...

    A fanciful bedtime story that he told his daughters will finally be finished and released, more than a century after he wrote it.
    Donald Trump’s Path to the White House

    Donald Trump’s Path to the White House


    Donald J. Trump’s path to the White House does not resemble that of any of his predecessors. Before his inauguration on Friday, here is a look at Mr. Trump’s life in...

    Donald J. Trump’s path to the White House does not resemble that of any of his predecessors. Before his inauguration on Friday, here is a look at Mr. Trump’s life in pictures.
    El Chapo, Mexican Drug Kingpin, Is Extradited to U.S.

    El Chapo, Mexican Drug Kingpin, Is Extradited to U.S.


    Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo, was escorted off a plane at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, N.Y., on Thursday. The decision to extradite Mr. Guzmán was an about-face for the Mexican government, which once claimed that he would serve...

    In an about-face for the Mexican government, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo, was turned over to American officials on Thursday night.
    Supreme Court Justice Helping to Oversee Brazil Graft Inquiry Dies in Plane Crash

    Supreme Court Justice Helping to Oversee Brazil Graft Inquiry Dies in Plane Crash


    Teori Zavascki, a Brazilian Supreme Court justice, was killed along with at least two other people traveling on a small plane when it crashed into the Atlantic. The cause of the crash was unknown as of Thursday...

    The Supreme Court justice, Teori Zavascki, had earned a reputation as a judge prepared to curb abuses of power by influential lawmakers and business leaders.

    Theresa May Says Britain Will Lead a New Era of Free Trade


    It was a jarring note from the leader of a country leaving the world’s largest free-trade group. She also urged the Davos elite to seriously address...

    It was a jarring note from the leader of a country leaving the world’s largest free-trade group. She also urged the Davos elite to seriously address inequality.

    Ivanka’s Role in a Trump White House


    Ivanka Trump has declared that she is taking a “formal leave of absence” from her company. With her father’s inauguration nearing and her husband, Jared Kushner, serving as his senior adviser, the role that Ms. Trump will play in Washington remains...

    Ivanka Trump has declared that she is taking a “formal leave of absence” from her company. With her father’s inauguration nearing and her husband, Jared Kushner, serving as his senior adviser, the role that Ms. Trump will play in Washington remains unclear.
    Matter: Most Primate Species Threatened With Extinction, Scientists Find

    Matter: Most Primate Species Threatened With Extinction, Scientists Find


    Clockwise from top left: a juvenile gorilla, Hainan gibbon; golden lion tamarin; Yunnan snub-nosed monkey, gorilla and 4-month old baby and adult gorilla. Center left, a black-and-white ruffed lemur; center right, a crested black macaque...

    From gorillas to gibbons, a wide-ranging survey finds that the world’s primates are in steep decline.
    Hey, Mike Tyson. I Can Beat You Blindfolded.

    Hey, Mike Tyson. I Can Beat You Blindfolded.


    Jacob Criminski playing Pokémon Blue while blindfolded. He said he used the sounds of hitting walls to orient himself, and timed direction changes to certain beats of the game’s soundtrack in specific...

    Speed-runners are rushing through classic video games, like Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!, without the benefit of sight, and to the delight of others.

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