Having Kids: Heterosexual couples hoping to conceive a child have dozens of fertility-tracking apps to choose from—but few of them are structured to involve would-be fathers in the planning. Because getting pregnant can be difficult and emotionally fraught, those anxious to become grandparents should tread very carefully when bringing up the topic with their adult children, if they do so at all.
Ted Cruz drains three 15-foot jumpers in a row. Swishes them all from the top of the key—and with a hand in his face, no less. He’s feelin’ it, and looks over at me. I’m sort of stunned. We’re playing two-on-two on a secret, members-only court deep inside the Dirksen Senate Office Building. It’s all part of an improbable, choreographed charm offensive to humanize the much-maligned junior senator from Texas. Through basketball. I know, it sounds ridiculous. The guy’s got none of Barack’s moves, or cool, and if he ever gets to be president, the NBA champs probably aren’t coming for the White House visit. Still, here we are, me and Ted playing two of his staffers to 11, and the senator wants the ball. Again.
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What happens when the Federal Transit Administration stops administering? Right now it’s sitting on $1.4 billion that should be going toward transit projects across the country, and it’s worrying transit agencies that are relying on that money.
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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s latest push against a Barack Obama–era fair-housing rule has a YIMBY twist, but it’s not winning over people on either side of the housing debate.