With Concession to Rubio on Child Credit, G.O.P. Speeds Ahead With Tax Plan
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida held a news conference in October to discuss the child tax credit.
With Billions at Stake in Tax Debate, Lobbyists Played Hardball
Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio and a member of the congressional conference committee formed to merge the House and Senate tax bills, last month in Washington.
F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules
Ajit Pai, the F.C.C. chairman, said the rollback of the net neutrality rules would eventually help consumers because broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast could offer people a wider variety of service options.
Right and Left React to the F.C.C.’s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules
Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission chairman, before the commission’s vote on Thursday on net neutrality rules.
Why Net Neutrality Was Repealed and How It Affects You
The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules. Here’s what you need to know.
G.O.P. Establishment Declares Open Season on a Weakened Bannon
Stephen K. Bannon said he is playing a longer game to reshape the Republican Party around President Trump’s agenda of reduced immigration, protectionist trade policy and military de-escalation.
Democrats Draw Vivid Lesson From Alabama: Mobilize Black Voters
Activists say Doug Jones’ win in Alabama shows Democrats should invest more in black voters.
Bulletin Board: NYT Needle Returns to the Spotlight. The Internet Notices.
New York Times editors explain how our election needle came to be and why we’re all fixated on it.
Fox-Disney Deal Gives Rupert Murdoch His King Lear Moment
Rupert Murdoch built his empire by following the motto “buy, buy, buy.” Now he has broken it apart to sell significant pieces to The Walt Disney Company.
Murdoch Speaks on the Fox-Disney Merger
Disney's deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox's assets started with an informal chat at Rupert Murdoch's winery.
Why Did Disney Expand Its Sports Kingdom With Out-of-Favor Networks?
Disney’s chief executive, Robert A. Iger, now controls a massive portfolio of sports broadcasting rights.
Tillerson, in Apparent U-Turn, Says North Korea Must ‘Earn’ Its Way to Talks
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson speaks Friday during a United Nations Security Council meeting on North Korea.
Feature: ‘Will They Take Me, Too?’
Nora Sándigo, a former Nicaraguan refugee now living in Florida, with families that have come to her for assistance.
Op-Ed Contributor: Cashing Out From the Climate Casino
A tower at Exxon Mobil’s refinery in Torrance, Calif.
Opinion: Yes, It Happens in Sweden, #Too
A #MeToo rally in Stockholm in October.
Disability: My Supercharged, Tricked Out, Bluetooth Wheelchair Life Force
Op-Ed Columnist: Is This Genocide?
Dilbar Begum and her daughter Noor Kalima, 10, are the only survivors of a family of six. Noor’s scars were left by the machetes of Myanmar soldiers.
Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Despise the Working Class
President Trump looking at guests identified as “middle class families.”
Op-Ed Contributor: The G.O.P.’s Legislative Lemons
Op-Ed Columnist: Can Black Voters Turn the South Blue?
“What I am arguing is that we actually embrace the new reality of what the South looks like,” said Stacey Abrams, a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the Georgia governor’s race.
Op-Ed Columnist: The Glory of Democracy
Thomas Mann at his desk in New York in 1943.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Deserving Rich and the Deserving Poor
President Trump Escalates Criticism of F.B.I. Role in Russia Inquiry
President Trump spoke to reporters on Friday before departing for an event at the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Va.
U.S. Accuses Iran of U.N. Violation, but Evidence Falls Short
Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, stood at a news conference on Thursday in front of part of what defense officials said was an Iranian-made Qiam missile fired by Houthi militants at a Saudi airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
New York Police Investigate Rape Claims Against Russell Simmons
Following mounting reports accusing the music mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, law enforcement is conducting a preliminary investigation.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Set a Date: May 19
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Kensington Palace in London after announcing their engagement on Nov. 27.
House Intelligence Panel Is Rushing to Complete Russia Probe
Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he had a list of at least two dozen witnesses whom Republicans have been unwilling to call in their investigation.
No Wild Parties, No Pledging as Universities Crack Down on Fraternity Excesses
Investigators at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., after a student died in a fraternity hazing incident in September. L.S.U. is one of a number of universities restricting or banning fraternity activities.
E.U. Leaders Agree to Begin Next Phase of Brexit Talks
Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, and other leaders of the bloc in Brussels on Friday.
New York’s Next Subway Chief Will Mull Closing Lines for Repairs
Andy Byford, the chief executive of the Toronto Transit Commission, is scheduled to become president of New York City Transit next month. He said he would consider closing subway lines to more rapidly repair the city’s fraying system.
Riding a Time Capsule to Apartment 8G
Ramón Rivera has operated a Haughton manual elevator at a building in Brooklyn for 35 years. “I’ve had my ups and downs,” he says.
Books News: From Two Scholars, African-American Folk Tales for the Next Generation
Maria Tatar and Henry Louis Gates Jr., the editors of “The Annotated African American Folktales,” took on the project to make sure the tales would not be lost.
Can Kindness Be Taught?
Prekindergarten students at P.S. 212 in Jackson Heights, Queens, observe their “belly buddies” — stuffed animals placed on their stomachs — as they rise and fall with their breath. The lesson is part of the Kindness Curriculum.
Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week
Don’t Be the Parent You See in Holiday Films
Dads in “Daddy’s Home 2”: From left, Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow and Will Ferrell.
Art Review: Homage to Mexico: Josef Albers and His Reality-Based Abstraction
A detail of Josef Albers’s “Study for Sanctuary,” from 1941-42. The ink drawing is part of the Guggenheim Museum’s exhibition “Josef Albers in Mexico,” which contrasts Albers’s little-known photographs of Mexico’s Mesoamerican monuments with his abstract paintings.
Critic’s Notebook: You Know Your History? These Podcasts Aren’t So Sure
Review: The Sidekick as Hero in ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown’
Bill Pullman plays Lefty, a sidekick on a quest, in “The Ballad of Lefty Brown.”
Here’s What Oil Drilling Looks Like in the Arctic Refuge, 30 Years Later
A false-color infrared satellite image from this year (in closer detail at right) shows natural tundra in pink. The yellow area shows the footprint of the old well.
Hawaii Launches Long-Term Care Program
This week, Hawaii launched the Kupuna Caregivers Program to help support working family caregivers.
Trilobites: How Layers in a Latte Form
A layered latte made at home by Bob Fankauser, a retired engineer in Oregon, who wanted to know how espresso poured into heated milk created those layers.
Trilobites: An 8th Planet Is Found Orbiting a Distant Star, With A.I.’s Help
A comparison of planets in our own solar system, bottom, with planets observed circling Kepler 90, a star more than 2,000 light-years from Earth. Scientists using artificial intelligence supplied by Google researchers just detected an eighth planet orbiting the star.