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Sifting truth from memory: Trauma and time can alter the way we recall events

When Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford present their vastly different recollections to the Senate on Thursday, the quality and reliability of memory itself will be on trial. Read More

Rod Rosenstein’s job is safe, for now: Inside his dramatic day

When Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, headed to the White House this morning, he was ready to resign and convinced — wrongly, it turned out — that President Donald Trump was about to fire him. Top Justice Department aides scrambled to draft a statement about who would succeed him. Read More

In a reversal, Trump pulls back from declassifying Russia documents

In a rare retreat, President Donald Trump on today reversed himself and said he was no longer demanding that documents related to the Russia investigation be immediately declassified and released to the public. Read More

Her son was careful to avoid police officers. Then he was killed by one.

For years before he was fatally shot by a Dallas police officer who says she mistook him for a burglar in his own home, Botham Shem Jean had gone out of his way to avoid even routine encounters with police, his mother, Allison Jean, said during a visit to New York City on Thursday with her lawyer, Lee Merritt. Read More

Many voters tend to believe Christine Blasey Ford, even if they question her motive

In a series of interviews this week, voters here were inclined to believe Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, now a research psychologist in California — though some questioned her motive for coming forward more than three decades later and whether allegations about his behavior as a teenager should be counted against him. Read More

U.S. loses track of another 1,500 migrant children, investigators find

The inability to track the whereabouts of migrant children after they have been released to sponsors has raised concerns that they could end up with human traffickers or be used as laborers by people posing as relatives. Read More

Charges of racism hobble a soccer revival in Germany

For weeks, the federation, known as the DFB, has attempted to answer accusations of racism and discrimination stemming from the ugly departure this summer of Mesut Özil, a World Cup-winning playmaker, from the national team after a historically awful performance from the defending world champions in the World Cup. Read More

Retire? These graying ‘encore entrepreneurs’ are just starting up

NEW YORK TIMES A growing number of New Yorkers are starting businesses in their 50s and 60s, even as their colleagues are easing into retirement. Read More

A judge, a professor, a sexual accusation and echoes of 1991

She went public just days before a critical vote and took a polygraph test to bolster her credibility. He unequivocally denied her years-old charges of sexual misconduct. Calls mounted to delay the vote and investigate. It was late September, and a Supreme Court seat hung in the balance. Read More

How to enjoy a ski destination when it’s not ski season

Visits to ski resorts in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming shouldn’t be confined to winter. These areas offer diversions in the summer and fall, too. Read More

A Rwandan game park defying the odds

Right around this time of year, to the east of Rwanda’s borders, in Tanzania and Kenya, big packs of tourists are stumbling over each other to get the perfect photo of a scene like this. They are driving through protected areas like Serengeti National Park and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in caravans of Land Rovers, each packed so tightly that people’s binocular straps get tangled up. Read More

Maori language, once shunned, enjoying renaissance in New Zealand

Maori is having a revival across New Zealand. Indigenous people are increasingly embracing their language, rejecting generations of stigma and shame associated with its use. And white New Zealanders are looking to Maori language and culture to help them make sense of their own cultural identity. Read More

State Department spent $52,701 on curtains for Nikki Haley’s New York residence

The State Department spent $52,701 last year buying customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in Nikki R. Haley’s official residence as ambassador to the United Nations, just as the department was undergoing deep budget cuts and had frozen hiring. Read More

Don’t look at Trevor Noah

“Most of the time, my default is to blend in,” said Trevor Noah, trying on his tuxedo for Monday night’s Emmy Awards. “As a comedian, I don’t ever want to be seen; I want to be seeing. Because that’s where you absorb all of your information. But when you are dressing for an event, then it is nice to have a moment where you shine as bright as you can, because that’s what that moment is about.” Read More

We’re dating, K-pop idols declare. You’re fired, their label says.

Two of South Korea’s pop idols, HyunA and E’Dawn, have learned of the painful cost of falling in love and declaring their relationship in public: Today, they were fired by their management company. Read More

Ann Dowd on ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ Aunt Lydia and miracle of forgiveness

Everyone’s favorite Aunt is probably not dead. Ann Dowd says she reports to work on the third season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” in October. Read More

Students thrive when teachers look like them

As students have returned to school, they have been greeted by teachers who, more likely than not, are white women. That means many students will be continuing to see teachers who are a different gender than they are and a different skin color. Read More

Lithuanian hero, or a Nazi ally? Maybe both.

For the tiny village of Sukioniai in western Lithuania, the exploits of Gen. Storm, a local anti-communist hero executed by the Soviet secret police in 1947, have long been a source of pride. Read More

New York is just a bowl of Chinese noodles

The Bowery already has a restaurant called Great NY Noodletown. But these days, that name could describe the entire city, which suddenly seems awash in noodle menus. Read More

A new generation arrives in droves, exploring Arches National Park

Decades ago, the pioneering writer Edward Abbey immortalized then-empty Arches National Park, long before the modern influx of visitors. Read More

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