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Books of The Times: Valeria Luiselli’s Latest Is a Mold-Breaking New Classic

In “Lost Children Archive,” an unhappily married couple set out on a road trip, with their two young children, to visit the ancestral homeland of the Apaches in Arizona.

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Ilhan Omar Apologizes for Statements Condemned as Anti-Semitic

Representative Ilhan Omar’s implication that Jewish money is driving pro-Israel sentiments has drawn fierce rebukes, this time from Democrats and Republicans.

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Trump and O’Rourke Face Off in El Paso Over Wall

President Trump travels to El Paso today for a rally to win support for his call for a border wall. But this time, his potential rival in 2020, Beto O’Rourke, will be there to answer him.

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After a video surfaced of the star running back kicking a woman, Hunt lost his job with the Chiefs. Now he gets a second chance.

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Ancient European Stone Monuments Said to Originate in Northwest France

Research on Stone Age tombs throughout Europe offers a new answer to an old debate on where and when the iconic stone works were first built

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For 60 years, he has been a sort of oracle, reshaping our ideas about art and collective selfhood. At 88, he’s still searching for meaning.

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Refusing Immigrants, Orban Asks Hungarian Women to Have More Babies

Faced with a plummeting population, Hungary’s leader promised a tax exemption to mothers with four or more children. Experts say the plan won’t work.

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The Best and Worst of the Grammys

Drake showed up (and got cut off), Brandi Carlile provided a thrill and Alicia Keys brought the chill. From powerhouse performances to mismatched collaborations, here’s how we saw the show.

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Wall Street Stalls as Trade Deal Hopes Muted by Growth Fears

Wall Street languished near the starting gate in mid-afternoon trading on Monday as investor hopes over U.S.-China trade talks were muted by concerns about possible congressional gridlock and a diminished 2019 earnings outlook.

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Virginia Democrat Backs Off Effort to Open Impeachment Inquiry Against Fairfax

A Democratic lawmaker’s push to swiftly begin impeachment proceedings stalled on Monday in the face of furious opposition from the party’s black caucus.

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Review: Singing the Lone Survivors of Nearly Lost Music

Blue Heron presented works from the 16th-century Peterhouse Partbooks, which barely made it through the cultural cataclysms of British history.

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U.K. Economy Falters as Brexit Looms. Amsterdam Sees Risks, and Opportunity.

New data for 2018’s fourth quarter shows the British economy growing at its slowest pace since 2012, bringing the broad impact of a no-deal split from the European Union into sharp relief.

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Illinois Attorney General Challenges Sentence for Officer Jason Van Dyke

Kwame Raoul, the attorney general, wants the Chicago officer’s prison term reviewed. Some have questioned whether less than seven years was enough in Laquan McDonald’s death.

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Nonfiction: A Grieving Woman’s Eloquent Homage to Virginia Woolf

In “All the Lives We Ever Lived,” Katharine Smyth revisits “To the Lighthouse” for comfort and insight after the death of her father.

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1stdibs Inches Closer to the One Percent

A move from the New York Design Center to the fancy mall in the old Tunnel nightclub.

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Saudi Arabia, Trying to Lure Tourists, Hosts Music Festival Near Ancient Tombs

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aims to liberalize parts of society and promote the arts, but that could be overshadowed by violent acts under his rule.

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Trump Pushes Iraq to Stop Buying Energy From Iran

The push by American officials to get Iraq to comply with Iran sanctions could lead to more mass protests and political instability in the electricity-starved country.

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Nancy B. Reich, Scholarly Champion of Clara Schumann, Dies at 94

Her research raised the profile of a composer too often overshadowed by her husband and established her as a major figure of German Romanticism.

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