Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons
Gov. Terry McAuliffe used his executive power to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote, circumventing the Republican-run legislature.
The 2016 Race: The Voting Effect of Virginiaâs Move on Felons? Small but Potentially Decisive
Research shows that few of the newly eligible voters will register; still fewer will vote. But they could decide a close election.
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Donald Trumpâs More Accepting Views on Gay Issues Set Him Apart in G.O.P.
His ease with gay people does not seem to be the result of deep soul searching, but, rather, the product of the Manhattan social and political world he has inhabited the past five decades.
Scaling Back: A New Policy Disagreement Between Clinton and Sanders: Soda Taxes
Is a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages an admirable way to improve public health, or a regressive measure that hurts the poor? The left is divided.
U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High
Rates increased among almost all groups, a federal data analysis found, with women and middle-aged Americans hit particularly hard.
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8 Members of One Family Are Killed in Rural Ohio
The state attorney general said all the victims appeared âto have been executedâ with gunshots to the head. The killer was thought to still be at large.
Cuba Eases Decades-long Restriction on Sea Travel
Cuba reversed a decades-long policy on Friday that prevented Cuban-born people from traveling to or from the island by ship.
VW, Setting Aside $18 Billion for Diesel Scandal Costs, Reports Record Loss
The automaker said it had lost $6.2 billion in 2015, and the German government on Friday ordered a recall of 630,000 diesel vehicles from VW and other automakers.
Critic's Notebook: Prince, a Master of Playing Music and Distributing It
The artist both embraced and hated technology as he tried to upend the music industry â realizing that making music wasnât his only responsibility.
Hints of Princeâs Failing Health Preceded a Sudden Death
Fans in Minneapolis reported seeing the musician around the city just days before his death.
Prince, an Artist Who Defied Genre, Is Dead at 57
The prolific songwriter and performerâs decades of music transcended and remade funk, rock and R&B with hits like âPurple Rainâ and â1999.â
Popcast: Popcast: Remembering Prince
New York Times culture critics discuss Prince and his music.
Prince Is Mourned by Fashion World, Which Counted Him as One of Its Own
From his music to his gender-bending style, Prince was considered an inspiration and role model for many in fashion.
Prince: In Memoriam
Weâre tracking the latest updates, reactions and tributes to Prince.
An Ode to âthe Purple Oneâ: Princeâs Most Memorable Albums
A look at the most influential works from an artist who defied genre.
Economic View: Rich People Are Living Longer. Thatâs Tilting Social Security in Their Favor.
Because different groups of people have different life expectancies, some receive more value from the taxes they and their employers pay into the system.
Big Bend Journal: U.S.-Mexico Teamwork Where the Rio Grande Is but a Ribbon
Amid the talk of a wall, a binational crew at a park in Texas blurs borders as its members work to eradicate giant cane that constricts the river.
Talk: Melissa Gilbert Never Saw Congress in Her Future
The âLittle House on the Prairieâ actress and aspiring politician talks about switching careers, why politicians should be more candid and the job she had in common with Ronald Reagan.
Review: Casting âNinaâ Was Controversial, but Is It a Good Movie?
This biopic of Nina Simone was criticized for its choice of Zoe Saldana in the title role, but its problems are greater than that.
Fit City: At 100, Still Running for Her Life
Ida Keeling sprints for reasons extending beyond her physical health.
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