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Nahal Toosi

Even Russia’s friends are getting upset over its war


NEW YORK — By the time Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took the stage at the United Nations General Assembly this week, he and his country had already lost much of the audience.

Throughout the annual gathering, world leader after world leader had expressed deep discomfort if not outright condemnation over Russia’s war in Ukraine. Even some countries that have stayed friendly with the Kremlin called for a cease-fire or other ways to end the crisis. Few offered words of...

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NASA delays next Artemis launch attempt due to storm

The Artemis I rocket will not have its third launch attempt on Tuesday as planned due to concerns over Tropical Storm Ian making its way toward Cuba and Florida.

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Sergei Kuznetsov

Zelenskyy says Moscow targeting Ukrainians in occupied areas in mobilization

Ukraine officials say Russia is using referendums in occupied areas to help with conscription.

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See the latest forecast for Tropical Storm Ian

Forecasts project that Tropical Storm Ian will strengthen and hit Florida as a hurricane.

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Tropical Storm Ian strengthens and tracks toward Florida

The ninth named tropical storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season has formed across the central Caribbean Sea, and forecasts show Florida may soon be impacted by its first major hurricane since 2018.

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Ian Ward

‘The Most Successful Extremist Group in the Digital Age’


Judged by most conventional metrics of political success, the Proud Boys — the far-right street gang whose yellow-and-black-clad members became fixtures of MAGA rallies during the Trump years — have been a colossal failure. Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, many of the group’s leaders are either in jail or facing federal charges for seditious conspiracy. Sporadic attempts by rank-and-file members to run for public office have mostly come to naught. At least one...

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Minho Kim and Ella Creamer

Yoga Moms, Stoners and God: 51 Things the Internet Predicted Would Save the Democratic Party


As the midterm campaign enters the final stretch, Democrats are no longer swimming in desperation. You can tell the mood has lightened because the White House has fully embraced the Twitter surge of corny Dark Brandon memes. It’s a notable shift after months of Democratic despair over grim poll numbers and grimmer election prospects.

What happened, mostly, is that the repeal of Roe v. Wade shook a lot of voters up, and?Democrats found a way to unstick Joe Biden’s agenda on...

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Madina Touré

Brooklyn’s library moves to slip books through red state bans


NEW YORK — The front line of America’s culture war now runs straight through the nation’s school libraries — with conservatives in dozens of states outlawing books and instruction and the left working to shield targeted authors.

Far from the trenches in states like Florida and Texas, organizations in deep-blue New York are stepping into the fray by directly lending 25,000 books to non-residents since spring, including thousands of students living under the bans. The Brooklyn...

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Jeffrey Gettleman

In Ukraine’s South, Fierce Fighting and Deadly Costs

The offensive in the south was the most highly anticipated military action of the summer. Ukraine is making gains, but the fighting is grinding, grueling and steep in casualties.

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Katie Thomas and Jessica Silver-Greenberg

How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits

Bon Secours Mercy Health, a major nonprofit health system, used the poverty of Richmond Community Hospital’s patients to tap into a lucrative federal drug program.

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David Brooks

How Do You Handle a Wounded Putin?

You push him back in Ukraine, but slowly.

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This Threat to Democracy Is Hiding in Plain Sight

Trump and his allies are trying to take over the machinery of American elections.

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Lisa Rabasca Roepe

Millennials Want to Retire at 50. How to Afford It Is Another Matter.

Dreams of stopping work, or doing only fulfilling work, 15 years before their parents did are colliding with the realities of amassing enough money to do so.

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Farnaz Fassihi

Iran Protests Surge to Dozens of Cities

Iranians fed up with oppressive rules and a battered economy have faced bullets, tear gas and arrests to demand an end to the Islamic Republic’s rule.

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Ruth Graham and Meridith Kohut

For Suburban Texas Men, a Workout Craze With a Side of Faith

In Katy, outside Houston, many men have taken up F3, a no-frills fitness group where members push themselves physically but also bond emotionally.

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Anita Gates

Louise Fletcher, 88, Dies; Oscar Winner for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

She was largely unknown when she was cast as the head administrative nurse at an Oregon mental institution, in the 1975 film, which won multiple awards.

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Jason Horowitz, Gaia Pianigiani and Elisabetta Povoledo

What You Need to Know About Italy’s Elections

The elections could produce the first government led by a woman and by a hard-right party with post-Fascist roots.

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Elisabetta Povoledo and Gaia Pianigiani

Some Women Fear Giorgia Meloni’s Far-Right Agenda Will Set Italy Back

Some fear that the hard-right politician, whose party is expected to be the big winner in the election on Sunday, will continue policies that have kept women back.

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