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When Wall Street Is Your Landlord

With help from the federal government, institutional investors became major players in the rental market. They promised to return profits to their investors and convenience to their tenants. Investors are happy. Tenants are not.

Alana Semuels

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Trump’s Bizarre, Rambling Announcement of a National Emergency

The circus in the Rose Garden threatened to distract from what the president actually did on Friday.

David A. Graham

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Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Crackpot Theories’ on How Moviegoing Has Changed

The director discusses his newest film, High Flying Bird, the allure of Netflix, and why his version of the Oscars wouldn’t be televised.

David Sims

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Why Does the Catholic Church Keep Failing on Sexual Abuse?

Cardinal Seán O'Malley has spent decades cleaning up after pedophile priests. Now he's once again found himself in the middle of a crisis.

Emma Green

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How the Parkland Shooting Changed My Life

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher reflects on the past year.

Sarah Lerner

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Photos From the 2019 Westminster Dog Show

Images from the two-day competition and preliminary activities held in New York City at Piers 92/94 and Madison Square Garden

Alan Taylor

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The Obama Portraits Have Had a Pilgrimage Effect

One year after Kehinde Wiley’s and Amy Sherald’s paintings were unveiled, the director of the National Portrait Gallery reflects on their unprecedented impact.

Kim Sajet

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Every Day Is a New Low in Trump's White House

The president steps over bright ethical and moral lines wherever he encounters them. Everyone in America saw it when he fired my boss. But I saw it firsthand time and time again.

Andrew G. McCabe

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My Wife Was Dying, and We Didn’t Tell Our Children

The choice was unusual, but loving: We wanted them to live without the shadow of their mother's mortality hanging over them.

Jon Mehlman

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Tracks left behind by the Opportunity rover on Mars

NASA Declares a Beloved Mars Mission Over

The space agency will stop trying to contact the Opportunity rover, which was sent to Mars to search for evidence of water.

Marina Koren

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Graffiti opposing the construction of the new Amazon campus covers a fence in Long Island City, Queens.

A Dispatch From the Anti-Amazon Victory Party

Could this be the end of the neoliberal hold on New York City?

Jeremiah Moss

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A Friendship Baked in the Great British Bake Off Tent

“You need a bowl or a whisk, and one of your baking friends will get it for you. You know those trenches in the war? It’s kind of like that.”

Julie Beck

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‘She’s Not a Woman. She Doesn’t Have a Child.’

An inside look at the fate of an African woman experiencing the pain and stigma of infertility

Emily Buder

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