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    Fed, Dimming Its Economic Outlook, Predicts No Rate Increases This Year


    The Federal Reserve lowered its growth forecast to 2.1 percent this year, far less rosy than White House projections, as it detected signs of a slowing...

    The Federal Reserve lowered its growth forecast to 2.1 percent this year, far less rosy than White House projections, as it detected signs of a slowing economy.
    Could New York City Get Real Casinos? State Leaders Are Listening

    Could New York City Get Real Casinos? State Leaders Are Listening


    The Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack, which operates video lottery terminals that resemble slot machines, is seeking to become a full casino with table games and actual slot...

    With upstate casinos struggling and the state facing budget woes, a plan to allow full-fledged casinos in New York City is being weighed as a solution.
    Well, Socialism Couldn’t Give Us Trump

    Well, Socialism Couldn’t Give Us Trump


    When Donald Trump defaulted on a loan for Trump International Hotel in Chicago, he sued Deutsche Bank, which had lent him the...

    What this country needs is a president who knows how to default.

    Months After John McCain’s Death, Trump Keeps Feud With Him Alive


    The president said he gave the Arizona senator “the funeral he wanted, and I didn’t get ‘thank you,’” escalating attacks on Mr. McCain that began over the...

    The president said he gave the Arizona senator “the funeral he wanted, and I didn’t get ‘thank you,’” escalating attacks on Mr. McCain that began over the weekend.
    What Happens When Lawmakers Run Out of Abortion Restrictions to Pass

    What Happens When Lawmakers Run Out of Abortion Restrictions to Pass


    Many states are suddenly considering heartbeat bills, which would make it virtually impossible to get an abortion. That’s no...

    Many states are suddenly considering heartbeat bills, which would make it virtually impossible to get an abortion. That’s no accident.
    Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur

    Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur


    Deap Ubhi has spent his tech career bouncing around. Now he’s tangled up in a little battle over one of the biggest government I.T. contracts in...

    Deap Ubhi has spent his tech career bouncing around. Now he’s tangled up in a little battle over one of the biggest government I.T. contracts in history.
    How Companies Learned to Stop Fearing Trump’s Twitter Wrath

    How Companies Learned to Stop Fearing Trump’s Twitter Wrath


    President Trump at a tank factory in Lima, Ohio, on Wednesday. His scattershot attention span has diminished his power to pressure the business world, corporate communications experts...

    Two years into President Trump’s term, many businesses appear to be increasingly prioritizing their balance sheets over political backlash caused by his efforts to compel them to build and hire.

    ‘Gone by Tonight’: Trump, Maps in Hand, Predicts the Collapse of ISIS


    President Trump updated an earlier assertion that the territory held by the group in Syria was “100 percent” reclaimed, despite reports of continuing...

    President Trump updated an earlier assertion that the territory held by the group in Syria was “100 percent” reclaimed, despite reports of continuing fighting.
    Pentagon Opens Internal Inquiry of Acting Defense Chief’s Ties to Boeing

    Pentagon Opens Internal Inquiry of Acting Defense Chief’s Ties to Boeing


    Patrick M. Shanahan, the acting defense secretary, last week at a Senate hearing. He spent 30 years in commercial aviation and business at Boeing before joining the...

    Patrick M. Shanahan’s relationship with his former employers, and complaints that he disparaged Boeing competitors while at the Pentagon, have come under scrutiny.
    Confusion, Then Prayer, in Cockpit of Doomed Lion Air Jet

    Confusion, Then Prayer, in Cockpit of Doomed Lion Air Jet


    A Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 on the tarmac of Soekarno Hatta International airport near Jakarta,...

    Indonesian investigators described the sounds emanating from the cockpit as the flight crew fought to take control of a plane that seemed almost magnetically propelled toward earth.
    For Clues to Howard Schultz’s Leadership, Look Beyond Starbucks

    For Clues to Howard Schultz’s Leadership, Look Beyond Starbucks


    Howard Schultz, the former chief executive of Starbucks, in Seattle. He is considering running as an independent candidate in the 2020 presidential...

    Mr. Schultz, a possible presidential contender, is best known for his wildly successful coffee company. But his time as an N.B.A. owner left a very different legacy.
    The White-Extinction Conspiracy Theory Is Bonkers

    The White-Extinction Conspiracy Theory Is Bonkers


    Chalk drawings were part of a makeshift memorial in Christchurch for the victims of the New Zealand...

    The New Zealand attacker wanted you to think white people face existential decline. They don’t.
    Condemned to Repeat the History of Bank Failures?

    Condemned to Repeat the History of Bank Failures?


    The 2008 crisis showed what happens when financial regulation is weakened while the economy is strong. The Trump administration is doing it...

    The 2008 crisis showed what happens when financial regulation is weakened while the economy is strong. The Trump administration is doing it again.
    An Important Vote for the Climate

    An Important Vote for the Climate


    An energy-efficient federal courthouse in downtown Los...

    Local officials across the country will have a chance to vote on new energy efficiency standards for buildings. But few tend to vote, which could put the outcome in jeopardy.
    Attention, Dogs: Bark at Your Owners’ Peril

    Attention, Dogs: Bark at Your Owners’ Peril


    Dr. William Focazio and his wife, Debra Focazio, with two of the family’s four dogs, whose barking has led to several summonses for excessive...

    Three dogs who live in a Saddle River, N.J., mansion once owned by Russell Simmons have inspired an ordinance that bans and defines excessive barking.
    N.B.A. Size? Check. N.B.A. Future? That’s More Complicated.

    N.B.A. Size? Check. N.B.A. Future? That’s More Complicated.


    Tacko Fall, left, is a 7-foot-6 center at Central Florida. Christ Koumadje, who stands 7-4, has become a force at Florida...

    Central Florida’s Tacko Fall and Florida State’s Christ Koumadje have the stunning size that teams used to love. But the N.B.A. may no longer covet what they’re offering.
    Clarence Thomas Breaks a Three-Year Silence at Supreme Court

    Clarence Thomas Breaks a Three-Year Silence at Supreme Court


    Justice Clarence Thomas, pictured in November, is known for his silence from the bench but has offered varying reasons for his few questions. He asked questions on...

    Justice Thomas asked questions in the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for murder. The court will decide whether jury selection was marred by racial discrimination.
    A Museum Tackles Myths About Jews and Money

    A Museum Tackles Myths About Jews and Money


    The New and Fashionable Game of the Jew was was based on a medieval gambling pastime. The winner was the one who rolled the highest numbers and collected the most...

    An exhibition at the Jewish Museum in London looks at 2,000 years of negative stereotypes through historical objects and works of art.
    Holy Voodoo, Batman!

    Holy Voodoo, Batman!


    Superheroes, arsenic, and Trump...

    Superheroes, arsenic, and Trump economics.

    How Ultima Thule Is Like a Sticky, Pull-Apart Pastry


    Scientists from the New Horizons mission presented their latest findings about the small distant object visited by the NASA spacecraft at the start of the...

    Scientists from the New Horizons mission presented their latest findings about the small distant object visited by the NASA spacecraft at the start of the year.
    Second-Class Justice in the Military

    Second-Class Justice in the Military


    Very few court-martial appeals can make it to the Supreme Court. Congress should fix...

    Very few court-martial appeals can make it to the Supreme Court. Congress should fix that.
    Is Betomania Real or Phony?

    Is Betomania Real or Phony?


    Beto O’Rourke on the opening day of his campaign for...

    The advent of Beto O’Rourke’s presidential candidacy has Democrats arguing ferociously among themselves.
    Martinique: A Slice of France, Tropical Forests and,Yes, Beaches Too

    Martinique: A Slice of France, Tropical Forests and,Yes, Beaches Too


    Children play in the sand of the Grand Anse d’Arlet beach in Martinique. The rugged island is a formal part of...

    It’s hardly the standard Caribbean destination for travelers from the United States. And it offers few all-inclusive resort options. But that is part of this French-speaking island’s appeal.
    Phys Ed: Why Lifting Weights Can Be So Potent for Aging Well

    Phys Ed: Why Lifting Weights Can Be So Potent for Aging Well


    People who discovered that they enjoyed and felt capable of completing a weight-training session subsequently joined a new gym and showed up for...

    People who discovered that they enjoyed and felt capable of completing a weight-training session subsequently joined a new gym and showed up for workouts.
    The Watchmaker of Shenzhen

    The Watchmaker of Shenzhen


    Lin Yong Hua in his workshop in Shenzhen. He makes about 60 percent of the parts he uses, and he buys the rest from Swiss...

    Lin Yong Hua, a self-taught creator, is one of the few craftsmen in China accredited by a Swiss industry association.
    The New Social Network That Isn’t New at All

    The New Social Network That Isn’t New at All


    When an inveterate tweeter and social media hound decided to change his ways, what did he turn to? An email...

    When an inveterate tweeter and social media hound decided to change his ways, what did he turn to? An email newsletter.

    Cleveland Police Officer Contacted 2,300 Women Using Work Computer, Authorities Say


    Sgt. Michael Rybarczyk was already facing charges that he solicited prostitutes when he was accused of sending messages to women on social media from a police...

    Sgt. Michael Rybarczyk was already facing charges that he solicited prostitutes when he was accused of sending messages to women on social media from a police computer.
    Can This Man Oust Netanyahu?

    Can This Man Oust Netanyahu?


    Yair Lapid, who is joining forces with Benny Gantz in the Blue and White...

    Yair Lapid, Israel’s consummate centrist, explains why his party can unseat Israel’s prime minister.
    Trilobites: What Spring Looks Like from Space

    Trilobites: What Spring Looks Like from Space


    The view at the moment about 22,000 miles into space, would be similar to what you see here — two nearly equal slices cut straight down the middle, one light, one...

    An image from the Meteosat-9 satellite shows Earth on the vernal equinox, the official start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

    Share a Bed Without Losing Sleep


    Two in three Americans share a bed with a partner. Here’s how to make it more...

    Two in three Americans share a bed with a partner. Here’s how to make it more comfortable.
    How to Turn a Rejection Into an Advantage

    How to Turn a Rejection Into an Advantage


    Not getting something you’ve always wanted is a chance to try out something...

    Not getting something you’ve always wanted is a chance to try out something new.