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Seizing Children From Parents at the Border Is Immoral. Here’s What We Can Do About It.

It may be hard to believe that this is happening in the United States in 2018, that hundreds of children are being snatched from their parents, frequently under false pretenses, often screaming, and placed in vast warehouselike centers like the former Walmart in Brownsville, Tex., where nearly …

Immigration

Inside the Former Walmart That Is Now a Shelter for Almost 1,500 Migrant Children

BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — In the loading docks, children sat in a darkened auditorium watching the animated movie “Moana.”<p>Where there were once racks of clothes and aisles of appliances, there were now spotless dorm-style bedrooms with neatly made beds and Pokemon posters on the walls. The back parking …

Immigration

Jada Pinkett Smith Says Her Grandma Taught Her 'Self-Pleasuring' at 9 Years Old

Jada Pinkett Smith received a different kind of sex talk at an early age.<p>The actress talks all about sex in the newest episode of her Facebook Watch …

Jada Pinkett Smith

Pride and Star greeting cards by Linda for sale

The 2nd greeting card here is a tribute to #LGBTPride month. It’s June! Traditional time to celebrate Alternative Sexuality!<p>The 1st greeting card has …

Pacific Northwest

Lazy Day

Couldn’t get out of bed this morning. Most likely reason: sugar detox! Might as well roll with it! Happy Memorial Day, everybody! Oh, well; attended …

Detox

The American Renaissance Is Already Happening

People who read this column know my political ideology: I’m a Whig. If progressives generally believe in expanding government to enhance equality, and libertarians try to reduce government to expand freedom, Whigs seek to use limited but energetic government to enhance social mobility.<p>Back in the …

Urbanism

Goodbye to the House My Grandmother Built

CAIRO — I spent the three days of Egypt’s presidential elections late last month packing up and carrying out, with my brother, the final items of our lifelong home — a 22-room villa my grandmother had built in Cairo in 1940, along the banks of the River Nile. It was where my mother was born and …

How to Respond When a Colleague Is Harassing Women

<b>Send your workplace conundrums to</b> workologist@nytimes.com<b>, including your name and contact information (even if you want it withheld). The Workologist is a guy with well-intentioned opinions, not a professional career adviser. Letters may be edited.</b><p>I work for a staffing agency that places workers …

The Germs That Love Diet Soda

There are lots of reasons to avoid processed foods. They’re often packed with sugar, fat and salt, and they tend to lack certain nutrients critical to health, like fiber. And now, new research suggests that some of the additives that extend the shelf life and improve the texture of these foods may …

Microbiology

I Tried to Befriend Nikolas Cruz. He Still Killed My Friends.

PARKLAND, Fla. — My first interaction with Nikolas Cruz happened when I was in seventh grade. I was eating lunch with my friends, most likely discussing One Direction or Ed Sheeran, when I felt a sudden pain in my lower back. The force of the blow knocked the wind out of my 90-pound body; tears …

Nikolas Cruz

If You Don’t Have Children, What Do You Leave Behind?

The questionnaire from the estate lawyer has been sitting on my desk for six months. “Just focus on the hit-by-a-bus version,” he advised, knowing wills tend to fall to the bottom of everyone’s list. “You can always update it.”<p>Still, I’m paralyzed. My husband and I don’t have children, so the …

In Poor Countries, Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence

Six years ago, more than a dozen men with AK-47s shot their way into Akinbode Oluwafemi’s home in Lagos, Nigeria. They killed his house guard and his brother-in-law, and briefly held a muzzle to the head of one of his year-old twins.<p>“I do not know why I was not killed that day,” said Mr. Oluwafemi, …

Overlooked No More: Charlotte Brontë, Novelist Known for ‘Jane Eyre’

<i>Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. With</i> <i>Overlooked</i><i>, we’re adding the stories of 15 remarkable women.</i><p>Charlotte Brontë was a 20-year-old schoolteacher — impatient, dreamy, long-suffering, unpublished — when, in 1836, she sent a sample of her writing to …

Outflow

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Horoscopes

Let Your Winter Garden Go Wild

NASHVILLE — The snow was three inches deep, a blizzard by Nashville standards, when I got a text from a parent supervising the neighborhood sledding: “It’s a robin migration out in your front yard. Do you put food out there for them?”<p>I went to the window to look. There are nine bird feeders around …

Gardening

A Listening Ear for Musicians in Need

CARDIFF, Wales — At 11 p.m. here one recent Monday, Rob Aston, a 23-year-old former drum-and-bass M.C., was four hours into a shift at one of the world’s first mental health help lines for musicians.<p>Started in December by the nonprofit Help Musicians U.K., the help line, Music Minds Matter, aims to …

I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And It’s Still Legal in 41 States.

In the early 2000s, when I was a middle schooler in Florida, I was subjected to a trauma that was meant to erase my existence as a newly out bisexual. My parents were Southern Baptist missionaries who believed that the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy could “cure” my …

A Cake to Keep Your Sweet Tooth in Shape

There is banana bread. And there is banana cake. And though the two share many sweet traits in common, they are not at all the same thing.<p>Banana bread, baked in a loaf pan, is necessarily restrained — the kind of thing you feel good about eating for breakfast. Though it might have a thin glaze or …

Dessert

To Make Prisons ‘Safer,’ Some Are Banning . . . Books

If you want to know how reading saves the lives of people behind bars, listen to the poet and lawyer Reginald Dwayne Betts. At 16, in 1996, Mr. Betts was sentenced to eight years for a carjacking. Books, he has said, “became magic.” Reading became the way that he “learned about what it means to be …

Books

If You Want to Know How the New Tax Code Affects You, Read This First

If you’re struggling to figure out exactly how the tax overhaul will affect you, you’ve come to right place. Here is a brief overview of the new provisions, and what it means for your returns.

Why Net Neutrality Was Repealed and How It Affects You

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, which required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content without charging consumers for higher-quality delivery or giving preferential treatment to certain websites.<p>The vote …

I’m Not Convinced Franken Should Quit

I care passionately about #MeToo. Women are routinely demeaned, dismissed, discouraged and assaulted. Too many women’s careers are stymied or ended because of harassment and abuse. In politics, where I have worked much of my adult life, this behavior is rampant.<p>I also believe in zero tolerance. And …

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Justin Trudeau