Trump Looks for New Venue for Speech, as Democrats Draft Border Security Plan
Democratic leaders said they were prepared to match the amount requested by President Trump, but only if the money was used for security measures like drones and refitted ports of entry — not a wall.
‘It’s Not a Wall,’ but Steel Slats and Barbed Wire Roil a Border Town
Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of Homeland Security, visited a section of new border fencing in Calexico, Calif., in October.
Michael Cohen Indefinitely Postpones Testimony to Congress
Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, had originally pledged to give “a full and credible account” of his work for Mr. Trump.
Manafort’s Lawyers Say Prosecutors Twisted Memory Lapses as Lies
Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, faces sentencing on two conspiracy charges on March 5.
New York Approves Aid for Undocumented Students in Latest Rebuke to Trump on Immigration
The State Senate, now controlled by Democrats for the first time since 2011, passed the Dream Act Wednesday.
Maduro Cuts Ties with U.S. After Trump Recognizes New Leader in Venezuela
Supporters of the Venezuelan opposition marching in Caracas on Wednesday, the anniversary of the 1958 uprising that overthrew the military dictatorship.
Juan Guaidó: From Relative Unknown to Self-Declared President of Venezuela
The 35-year-old opposition leader just swore himself in as Venezuela’s interim president. Who is he?
Biden’s Paid Speech Buoyed the G.O.P. in Midwest Battleground
Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke to a Republican-leaning audience at an Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan event three weeks before the 2018 midterm elections.
Sheila Jackson Lee Leaves 2 Posts After Aide Says She Was Fired for Reporting Sexual Assault
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, Democrat of Texas, resigned as the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
Young Voters Keep Moving to the Left on Social Issues, Republicans Included
Members of a conservative student coalition to respond to climate change gathers for their weekly meeting at Yale University. As the Republican Party has moved farther to the right on issues like immigration, gun-control and climate change, it has lost younger Americans.
How to Stop Rogue Gene-Editing of Human Embryos?
Dr. Matthew Porteus, a genetics researcher at Stanford, tried to talk a Chinese scientist out of implanting gene-edited embryos.
Why Do the Oscars Keep Falling for Racial Reconciliation Fantasies?
‘Green Book’ Review: A Road Trip Through a Land of Racial Clichés
Mortensen and Ali in the film, set in 1962 and based on a real story.
The Carpetbagger: Blockbusters, #MeToo and More: 4 Takeaways From the Oscar Nominations
Rami Malek in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” one of several blockbusters to receive a best picture nomination. But its director is also the subject of an article in The Atlantic.
Donald Trump, Venezuela, Eclipse: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
Carlos Ghosn, Venezuela, South Korea: Your Thursday Briefing
Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive of the French carmaker Renault, in 2017.
A Contest of Wills, and a Way Out
Why Trump Still Likes Rudy
Rudy Giuliani, a little off balance, at the White House in May.
Revolution 60: The Embargo on Cuba Failed. Let’s Move On.
American and Cuban flags flying from a balcony in Havana.
The Uncertain Future of Particle Physics
The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s largest particle accelerator. It’s a 16-mile-long underground ring, located at CERN in Geneva, in which protons collide at almost the speed of light.
Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Gets a Boost
The Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s request to allow it to bar most transgender people from serving in the military.
Do You Hear That? It’s the Sound of Winter
A winter scene at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Me., last year. "In Maine, when it gets as cold as it is right now, the lakes begin to sing," Jennifer Finney Boylan writes.
Editorial Observer: Russell Baker: Wit and Whimsy on Deadline
Russell Baker, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author, wrote thousands of “Observer” columns for The New York Times.
The Safe Zone Northern Syria Needs
The United States must ensure that a safe zone is guaranteed by international forces and not by Turkey.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Leading and Following at the Same Time
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley in Boston on Oct. 1 during a rally protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
Tycoon of the Pre-Owned
Racking it up: Julie Wainwright at one of her humongous warehouses.
Critic’s Notebook: How Three Quirky Sitcoms Capture the New York Hustle
The characters in “Broad City,” “High Maintenance” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” have learned to love New York in the era of gentrification.
Nonfiction: A Revolution for Journalism — or a Death Knell?
BuzzFeed Plans Layoffs as It Aims to Turn Profit
BuzzFeed News employees last month at the company’s headquarters in New York.
At $238 Million, It’s the Highest-Price Home in the Country
A penthouse in 220 Central Park South has set a residential sales record.
Nurse Charged With Sexual Assault of Woman in Vegetative State Who Gave Birth
The Phoenix Police Department said that DNA taken from Nathan Sutherland, 36, a nurse at Hacienda HealthCare, matched that of a boy who was born in December.
Woman Stabbed 23 Times in Pakistan Wins Appeal Against Assailant’s Acquittal
Khadija Siddiqi, a 24-year-old law student, described the success of her appeal as “a victory for all women.”
World Leaders at Davos Call for Global Rules on Tech
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan said on Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, that his country would use its chairmanship of the Group of 20 nations this year to push for a new international system governing how data is used.
Gunman Kills 5 in a Florida Bank, Police Say
Quiet ‘Hero’ Marks 30 Years Restoring Limbs, and Dignity, in War
Alberto Cairo in 2014. “I hope to stay 30 more years,” he said.
Hebrew Israelites See Divine Intervention in Lincoln Memorial Confrontation
Members of the Hebrew Israelites demonstrating in Washington in November. The Hebrew Israelites do not have physical churches, with most of their work being done on streets.
After Falling Under Obama, America’s Uninsured Rate Looks to Be Rising
In a waiting room at Nuestra Clinica Del Valle in San Juan, Tex., a medical office where many of the patients rely on Medicaid.
Why People Ghost — and How to Get Over It
Time to go ghostbusting.
Want to Close the Pay Gap? Pay Transparency Will Help
The Fix: Beyond the Built-in Bookcase
The best built-ins aren’t just for books. How about a built-in for the dog, or the in-laws?
What Professional Organizers Really Do, and How They Can Help You
They’re not here to help you clean, they’re here to get you organized.
It Started as a Movie. As It Ballooned, Its Troubles Mounted.
Waxwork figures of characters from “DAU,” a sprawling interactive art project that opens in Paris on Thursday, backstage before installation at the Théâtre du Châtelet and Théâtre de la Ville.
At Mokonuts in Paris, a Dinner Reservation Is Impossible to Get
In the far reaches of the 11th Arrondissement in Paris, Mokonuts is an ambitious restaurant and cafe with a global sensibility.
Jonas Mekas, ‘Godfather’ of American Avant-Garde Film, Is Dead at 96
Jonas Mekas in 2017. Part intellectual, part enthusiast, part provocateur, Mr. Mekas could be counted on to sound off on behalf of experimental films.
Yalitza Aparicio Is the Oscars’ First Indigenous Mexican Actress Nominee
Yalitza Aparicio, a first-time actress and now a first-time Oscar nominee.
wedding album: What Did You Wish You Knew Before Planning Your Wedding?
Did you book a great venue in the wrong season? Or blow your budget on an unnecessary wedding trend? Did you not read the fine print on your contract from a vendor? We’d love to know what you wish you knew before your wedding day.
How Do You Govern Machines That Can Learn? Policymakers Are Trying to Figure That Out
Nicolas Miailhe, a co-founder of the Future Society, asking a question during a gathering of global policymakers last week at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
3 Newborn Endangered Right Whales Seen After Year With No Births
A new mother, named 1204, and calf were spotted off Florida's Amelia Island on Jan. 17.
Scientists Are Teaching the Body to Accept New Organs
Michael Schaffer, who received a liver transplant, is the first to undergo a new procedure that may help wean organ recipients from anti-rejection drugs.
Phys Ed: Even a 20-Second Exercise ‘Snack’ Can Improve Fitness