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Charlotte to Release Videos of Keith Scott Shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte authorities said Saturday that they would release dashboard and body camera recordings in the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, whose death has prompted large and sometimes violent protests here.<p>The decision is a reversal by the city government, whose …

Policing

Wife of Keith Scott, Charlotte Shooting Victim, Filmed Fatal Encounter With Police

CHARLOTTE — A cellphone camera video made by the wife of Keith L. Scott before he was fatally shot by police here shows the moments before and after the incident, including the wife’s pleas to her husband to get out of his truck, and her pleas to the police not to shoot him.<p>But the video, which was …

Policing

Rarity of Tulsa Shooting: Female Officers Are Almost Never Involved

Betty Jo Shelby drew her gun and warned the man to stop walking. But Terence Crutcher continued moving toward his S.U.V., which he had left in the middle of the road, the driver’s side door open and the engine running. He was mumbling to himself, but his hands were raised in the air.<p>Moments later, …

Geography

Clinton-Trump Debate Expected to Be Rare Draw in a Polarized Age

The uniquely uncivil presidential campaign is about to produce one of the biggest civic gatherings in decades: For 90 minutes on Monday night, a polarized nation will pause to watch the first head-to-head encounter between Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump.<p>The total audience, network executives …

Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump’s Potential Guest at Debate: Gennifer Flowers

Donald J. Trump threatened on Saturday to invite Gennifer Flowers, the woman whose claims of an affair with Bill Clinton imperiled his 1992 presidential campaign, to sit in the audience Monday night for Mr. Trump’s first debate with Hillary Clinton.<p>After Mr. Trump posted his threat on Twitter, Ms. …

Donald Trump

2008 Crisis Deepened the Ties Between Clintons and Goldman Sachs

A blue-ribbon commission had just excoriated Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street banks for fueling the financial crisis. Prosecutors were investigating whether Goldman had misled investors. The company was a whipping boy for politicians looking to lay blame for the crash.<p>But in spring of 2011, …

Goldman Sachs

Rural Indian Girls Chase Big-City Dreams

BANGALORE, India — The factory floor is going full throttle when the new girls walk in. Everywhere is the thrumming of sewing machines, the hum of fans, the faint burning smell of steam irons. On narrow tables that run between the machines, half-assembled Marks & Spencer miniskirts are thrust …

India

Police Hunt Gunman Who Killed 5 at Mall in Washington State

A manhunt was underway Saturday for a gunman who the police say fatally shot five people at a mall north of Seattle the night before.<p>The attacker killed four women in the cosmetics department of a Macy’s department store at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, said Sgt. Mark Francis, a spokesman for the …

Policing

Obama Says African-American Museum Will Tell of ‘Suffering and Delight’

WASHINGTON — President Obama, dedicating the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday, said it would tell an American story, one of “suffering and delight, one of fear, but also of hope, of wandering in the wilderness, and then seeing, out on the horizon, a glimmer of the …

Museums

Journey From Class Clown to Suspect in Chelsea Bombing

If there was one child Mohammad Rahami had to worry about bringing shame upon the family, it was Ahmad. In the fifth grade, his teacher complained to Mr. Rahami that Ahmad acted like a king in class. In junior high, he broke a friend’s nose. Even worse was high school — after Mr. Rahami arranged …

FBI

They Found Bombs on a Beer Run. What Gratitude Are They Owed?

On Sunday evening, the day after a bomb exploded on West 23rd Street in Manhattan, Lee Parker visited his friend Ivan White at his apartment in Elizabeth, N.J., to borrow some clothes for a job interview the next morning and to watch some football. Mr. Parker had been struggling to find work for …

Hurricanes

Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought

Amsterdam — A FRIEND recently invited me over to see the blackbird that had taken up residence in a potted plant on her balcony.<p>Serenely incubating eggs in the inner city, this bird had little in common with its shy, reclusive ancestors that nested in Europe’s forests. Early in the 19th century, …

Review: Kesha, Dodging the Past, but Still Relying on It

Pop songs in the modern era are the products of collaboration — singers, writers, producers, engineers and many more all have a part to play. That arrangement engenders a perennial pop-star anxiety: Is it the songs that have fans, or the singer? And can the singer go it alone detached from the …

Entertainment

Robert Gottlieb: Avid Reader, Reluctant Writer

For the past 20 years or so, Jonathan Galassi, the president and publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, has been pressing the renowned editor Robert Gottlieb to write a memoir. Over and over, Mr. Gottlieb refused. Writing about himself felt self-aggrandizing and unseemly.<p>“I had no interest in …

Books

When a Couch Is More Than a Couch

Were I healthy enough these days, I would be sipping a glass of free wine and running my hands over an exquisite accent pillow in an impossibly hip showroom called something like Space or Lust, while a sales assistant speaks to me of the virtues of aniline versus semi-aniline leather.<p>“So you really …

Oncology

‘I’m a White Lady. Perhaps That Is Why I Am Not Dead.’

Here are the top 10 comments of the week on our digital platforms, as selected by our readers and the journalists who moderate nearly every comment.<p><b>Police Shootings, and the Protests After</b><p><b>1.</b> My car stalled in traffic here in Santa Fe. The police came, and helped me push my car out of traffic and …

Samantha Bee

Chinese Jews of Ancient Lineage Huddle Under Pressure

KAIFENG, China — The rooms where ruddy-faced Chinese men and women once assembled to pray in Hebrew and Mandarin are silent. Signs and exhibits that celebrated centuries of Jewish life have disappeared. An ancient well, believed to be the last visible remnant of a long-demolished synagogue, was …

China

Haitians, After Perilous Journey, Find Door to U.S. Abruptly Shut

TIJUANA, Mexico — They passed the corpses of other migrants who had tried to cross the Americas. They were cheated by smugglers and fleeced by armed bandits, and they suffered long stretches of hunger.<p>Finally, after months of traveling across nine international borders, the Haitians made it to …

Immigration

Paul Bunyan Is as Big as Ever, but Another Man of Myth Is H-u-g-e

BEMIDJI, Minn. — He’s huge in Minnesota. Huge.<p>In Bemidji, he towers like Colossus over the lake. In Brainerd, he sits in a building that barely contains him while he spins tall, self-referential tales. In Akeley, he holds people in the palm of his massive hand for the endless photo ops.<p>He’s big. …

Want to Find Fulfillment at Last? Think Like a Designer

STANFORD, CALIF. — Take out your flow journals. We’re going to talk about flow moments.<p>You’re going to learn how to find a fulfilling career. You’re going to learn how to better navigate life’s big-moment decisions and kill your “wicked problems” dead.<p>How? By training yourself to think like a …

Design Thinking

Times Editor Dean Baquet on Calling Out Donald Trump’s Lies.

<i>Times Insider</i> <i>delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. In this podcast, t</i><i>he Times’s executive editor Dean Baquet talks about the decision to call out Donald J. Trump’s lies.</i><p><i>SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Google Play</i><p>“He lies about small stuff. …

Donald Trump