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Gunman Kills 22-Year-Old N.Y.P.D. Officer and Wounds Another in Harlem

Officer Jason Rivera, who joined the department in November 2020, was killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance between a woman and her adult son. The second officer and the suspect were in critical condition. Mayor Eric Adams called the shooting "an attack on the city of New York."

The gun that the police say was used highlights a persistent problem.


How China's Xi Jinping Is Staging the Beijing Olympics on His Terms

From Beijing's unexpected bid through the coronavirus pandemic, China has managed to fulfill its promises and cow its critics.

China Holds the Line on 'Zero Covid,' but Some Wonder for How Long

More people are being caught up in the country's virus-control dragnet. Some think the no-tolerance policy is unsustainable.

Covid Live Updates: Ireland Plans Biggest St. Patrick's Day Since Pandemic

The Emerald Isle has eased restrictions ahead of the March holiday. The United States expanded the use of remdesivir, an antiviral medication that had previously only been used in hospitals.

How U.S. Abortion Law Compares With Other Nations

Many rich democracies have earlier cutoffs for abortion - but allow it later for a variety of reasons. And around the world, it has been much more common to expand access than restrict it.

March for Life Rally Unfolds with Eye on Supreme Court

The annual March for Life rally is taking on a celebratory tone this year as participants expect the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

What a Potential Russian Invasion Means in Chernobyl

Ukraine has initiated a defensive strategy for the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, one of the most radioactive places on Earth, which lies on the shortest path between Russia and Ukraine's capital, Kyiv.

U.S. and Russia Take More Measured Stance in Ukraine Talks

The conciliatory tone and absence of ultimatums suggested that both sides were trying to keep tensions in check and give diplomacy time.

Was Dorothy Day Too Left-Wing to Be a Catholic Saint?

The Archdiocese of New York has asked the Vatican to consider the social activist for sainthood. But church leaders are not entirely comfortable with her politics.

How Derrick Henry Left a Lasting Mark on High School Opponents

Henry, who will rejoin the Tennessee Titans' lineup for a playoff game on Saturday, left a lasting impression - and some other indelible marks - on his high school opponents. Here's what they remember.

English Island Seeks a Landlord-King Who Likes Solitude, Seals and Beer

On Piel Island, winters are wet, travel is limited, and the solitary pub crowns the landlord king or queen under a shower of beer.

Why the Costumer of 'The Gilded Age' Is Being Driven Out of Business

Helen Uffner has dressed Broadway, Hollywood and TV shows for more than 40 years. But high-rise developers and Amazon distribution centers are making it impossible to store her extraordinary vintage collection.

Farewell, André Leon Talley

He liked dressing in caftans and fur, and dressing me down about my style.

The One Regret From My Time Leading Planned Parenthood

The erosion of reproductive rights is a result of raw, bare-knuckled politics, as a minority exercises its power over a majority.

Readers Have Questions About Stocks. An Economist Replies.

The economist Laurence Kotlikoff responds to questions from Times readers.

The Systemic Realities Created by Legal Abortion

Thoughts on the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

The N.F.L.'s Race Problem

The league is down to just one Black head coach.

Economic Trends Aren't What They Used to Be

Why the trend has not been our friend.

Does Jan. 6 Disqualify Some Republicans From Re-election?

Why a section of the 14th Amendment could offer a challenge to some Republicans running for the House this year.

Don't, Like, Overanalyze Language

My hunch is we're fine using informal wording.

Why the Medical Establishment Shied Away From Abortion

Stigma and fear of harassment have kept physicians from incorporating abortion into their practice.

Imani Perry: The Legacy of Slavery in New Orleans

The city has been shaped by both suffering and celebration, and its strength lies in its dualities.

The Africa Cup of Nations Reveals Glimpses of a Better Continent

The Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament shows glimpses of a different vision for the continent.

Tough Decisions About End-of-Life Care

Readers offer personal stories in response to a doctor's guest essay about advance directives.

What Biden's Chief of Staff Has Learned, One Year In

Ron Klain reflects on the first year of the administration.

On the Filibuster, Joe Manchin Thinks James Madison Is on His Side. Nope.

Arguments about the filibuster need the right context.

What an Antisemite's Fantasy Says About Jewish Reality

Why America can't ignore the continual threat against Jews. 

Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' Singer and Actor, Dies at 74

Born Marvin Lee Aday, he sold millions of albums, won a Grammy and acted in films including "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Fight Club."

Court Battle Over a Ventilator Takes a Patient From Minnesota to Texas

Scott Quiner, who was unvaccinated and hospitalized with Covid-19, had been on a ventilator for weeks when doctors told his wife they would be taking him off the machine.

Pete Davidson and Colin Jost Just Bought a Staten Island Ferry

The two "Saturday Night Live" cast members were among a group of investors who won an auction of a retired ferryboat, with a bid of $280,100 and a desire to "restore a piece of New York."

Stock Markets Off to Worst Start Since 2016 as Fed Fights Inflation

Stocks are off to their worst start of a year since 2016 as the central bank pulls back the enormous stimulus programs it began in the early months of the pandemic.

Remembering André Leon Talley, and a Mother's Ultimate Sin: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

What to Do This Weekend

It's a TV bumper crop.

Elizabeth Warren Claps Back at Elon Musk

The Massachusetts senator defends her plan to tax billionaires and break up Big Tech.

Mourinho, Benítez and the Endless Pursuit of the Past

Why do two elite managers persist with a trophy-less, and seemingly joyless, slog toward a past they probably will never reclaim?

Bouncing Boulders Point to Quakes on Mars

A preponderance of boulder tracks on the red planet may be evidence of recent seismic activity.

NFL Playoffs: Game Times and What to Watch

The divisional round games feature a style clash in the early meeting between the Bengals and Titans. Then, the 49ers will try to extend their postseason streak against the Packers.

Why Microsoft Wants Activision

Activision has a lot of popular games that fit into Microsoft's plans to build a vast library of titles that can be played on all sorts of devices. The metaverse can wait.

Stock Investing in Retirement for Those Able to Bear the Risk

Stocks and bonds are core investments. Now, Vanguard is suggesting that retirees willing and able to bear the risk may want a stock target of 50 percent.

Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Master and Political Reformer, Dies at 95

A monk with global influence and an ally of Martin Luther King, he championed what he called "engaged Buddhism," applying its principles in pressing for peace.

Jan. 6 Panel and State Officials Seek Answers on Fake Trump Electors

Pressure is mounting on the Justice Department to investigate bogus electors who claimed that Donald J. Trump defeated Joseph R. Biden Jr. in their states.

As F.B.I. Breached Texas Synagogue, Hostages Were Dashing for Exit

The federal agency said it was unaware that three hostages were already escaping the temple as an elite rescue team entered from different sides, killing the attacker.

Judge Issues Stinging Free Speech Ruling Against University of Florida

While a lawsuit is being resolved, the university cannot bar professors from offering expert testimony in lawsuits against the state, the federal judge ruled.

Louie Anderson, Genial Stand-Up Comic and Actor, Dies at 68

He won an Emmy Award for his work on the series "Baskets" and two Daytime Emmys for his animated children's show, "Life With Louie."

Giants Hire Joe Schoen From Bills as General Manager

Schoen was previously the assistant general manager for the Buffalo Bills.

Brian Laundrie Claimed Responsibility for Gabrielle Petito's Death, F.B.I. Says

The agency, closing a high-profile case, said that a notebook found near Mr. Laundrie's body included statements in which he confessed to killing his fiancée.

Monkeys Escape After Truck Crashes on Pennsylvania Highway

A pickup truck with an enclosed trailer full of 100 monkeys collided with a dump truck, the police said. Four escaped, with one remaining missing.

How Anxiety Can Benefit Us

There are several benefits to having an internal alarm system, experts say.

When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age

Dementia in a person in their 30s, 40s or 50s poses special challenges, starting with getting a diagnosis.

Therapists Are on TikTok. And How Does That Make You Feel?

Mental health professionals are going viral on the app, captivating an anxious generation.

The Loneliness of Frontotemporal Dementia

Since areas that dictate personality rather than memory are the first to suffer, people with the disease usually land on a therapist's couch long before finding their way to a neurologist.

What Designers Have Been Doing at Home During the Pandemic

Here's what it looks like when the professionals take on D.I.Y. projects. (Don't feel bad if they put yours to shame.)

Francis Ngannou is the U.F.C.'s Fearsome, Quiet Champion

Francis Ngannou, known widely for his devastating punches, journeyed from Cameroon to France to the United States to become a mixed martial arts star. Yet his future in the U.F.C. is unclear.

Actresses From 'One Tree Hill' Reunite. Cue the Healing.

Hilarie Burton Morgan, Sophia Bush and Bethany Joy Lenz talk shop on their podcast "Drama Queens" for their fans but, also, for themselves.

Restorative Winter Recipes That Warm From Within

An uplifting tonic, a renewing broth and an enlivening soup are just a few ways Yewande Komolafe makes it through the season.

Where Can I Find the Perfect Pair of Black Pants?

A reader seeks advice on shopping for a wardrobe staple.

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