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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

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

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

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

How to protect your cellphone (and your data) when you travel

Many travelers consider their cellphones essential when they’re on the road and rely on them for taking pictures, texting and finding their way around. 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

The future of abortion under a new Supreme Court? Look to Arkansas

The fight in Arkansas could help define the looming legal battle over abortion, 45 years after the Supreme Court made it a constitutional right. Read More

Conspiracy theories made Alex Jones very rich. They may bring him down

More than ever before in his two-decade career built on baseless conspiracy theories, angry nativist rants and end-of-days fearmongering, Alex Jones is being called to account. Read More

Steve Perry’s long road back to music

Steve Perry did not disappear completely — there was a solo album in 1994, followed in 1996 by a Journey reunion album. But the former Journey lead singer ended up walking away from the spotlight again. His upcoming album breaks 20 years of radio silence. Read More
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Alex Jones takes his show to the capitol, tussles with a senator

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The internet’s most infamous right-wing conspiracy theorist was doing his best robot through the hallway of a staid Senate office building. Read More

Promising safety, companies put eyes on students’ social media posts

Hours after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, companies that market their services to schools began to speak up. “Governor, take pride that a Vermont-based company is helping schools identify the violence before it happens,” one company wrote on Twitter to Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont. Read More

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