Against a notable silence on the part of many Republicans who usually defend President Trump, Democrats visited detention centers across the country to compel a change of policy and gain political advantage. White House officials dug in, but first lady Melania Trump illustrated the difficult balance by saying she “hates to see children separated from their families.”
One lawmaker estimated that there were 100 children under the age of 6 at a facility in southern Texas.
A growing number of scientists and developers have begun trying to counterprogram the news alerts, friend requests and updates that crowd our waking hours. They call their movement “digital wellness.”
Salwa al-Dharrab, center, founder of Nabt Fenjan, an all-women's cafe in Riyadh, with friends and other baristas.
Salwa al-Dharrab, center, founder of Nabt Fenjan, an all-women's cafe in Riyadh, with friends and other baristas.
Salwa al-Dharrab makes coffee at her cafe, Nabt Fenjan.
Salwa al-Dharrab makes coffee at her cafe, Nabt Fenjan.
Kanaka caters to a burgeoning clientele of professional women.
Kanaka caters to a burgeoning clientele of professional women.
Friends gather inside Nabt Fenjan.
Friends gather inside Nabt Fenjan.
Ghala performs on her Oud during the first anniversary party of Nabt Fenjan.
Ghala performs on her Oud during the first anniversary party of Nabt Fenjan.
Employees take a break at an abaya shop in Riyadh.
Employees take a break at an abaya shop in Riyadh.
Reforms decreed by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince are bringing unprecedented change to the lives of Saudi women, who are entering careers, starting businesses and seeking and securing divorces and child-support payments. But the changes also reveal how much ground the conservative kingdom has to cover.
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The U.S.-educated Duque has pledged to ramp up the drug war and push for controversial changes in the historic peace accord with leftist guerrillas. U.S. officials see him as a reliable partner who may bring back forced coca eradication with aerial spraying, which has been banned since 2015 because of its health risks.
Peter Strzok would testify without immunity and not invoke his Fifth Amendment rights, his attorney said. President Trump has used Strzok’s texts to question the Russia investigation.
Restricted or forbidden in Myanmar, pants are the season’s must-have status symbol for men in the sprawling, squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Perspective
A cognitive scientist and linguist who has long studied how propaganda works believes it’s long past time for the reality-based news media to stop kowtowing to the emperor.
Hundreds of students filed lawsuits against Charlotte School of Law, alleging that it concealed the problems that led to the loss of its accreditation and deceived them into taking on huge debts to attend a floundering school.
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Analysis
The couple addressed their marriage, their success, police brutality and Kanye West — with a little help from Blue Ivy.
World Cup 2018
Mexico became the first non-European team to shut out Germany since Brazil did it in the 2002 final, despite possessing the ball only 41 percent of the time.
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‘Every rock has a story’: Advice from the man who keeps finding dinosaur fossils
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Congress remains at odds over family separation at border
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