1. Afghan Spy Agency Says Mullah Omar, Taliban Founder, Died in 2013

    Speculation had increased in recent months that the Taliban’s reclusive leader had died in secret, leading some commanders to break away.

  2. Malik Ishaq, Militant Leader in Pakistan, Is Said to Die in Attack on Police Convoy

    The leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a banned extremist group, died in a shootout after armed supporters tried to free him from police custody, the authorities said.

  3. A Dream Undone

    Inside the 50-year campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act.

  4. Report Cites Possible War Crimes in Israeli Hunt for Ambushed Soldier

    Amnesty International’s inquiry reconstructs a 2014 episode in the Gaza Strip, now called Black Friday, which continues to cause international ripples a year later.

  5. Under Oath, Donald Trump Shows His Raw Side

    Hundreds of pages of sworn testimony by Donald J. Trump over the past decade paint an unvarnished image of Mr. Trump as prone to overstatement and the occasional boorish outburst.

  6. Britain and France Scramble as Channel Crossing Attempts by Migrants Continue

    For a second consecutive night, hundreds of people living in squalid camps in northern France sought to force their way through the Channel Tunnel to reach Britain.

  7. Interactive Graphic
    How Many Times Has Your Personal Information Been Exposed to Hackers?

    Take a short quiz to see what may have been stolen and what you can do about it.

  8. Obama, on China’s Turf, Presents U.S. as a Better Partner for Africa

    Without quite saying so explicitly, the president made the argument that, when it comes to trade, Washington offers a more empowering vision for the future.

  9. How Germany Prevailed in the Greek Bailout

    Germany’s patience and brinkmanship, while exploiting mistakes made by the Athens government under Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, led the way to a Berlin consensus.

  10. Prison Worker Who Aided Escape Tells of Sex, Saw Blades and Deception

    Joyce E. Mitchell detailed to investigators how she helped convicted killers Richard W. Matt and David Sweat break out of a New York prison.

  11. Turkey Launches Heaviest Air Strikes Yet on Kurdish Militants

    The assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq was the heaviest since air strikes began last week, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible.

  12. Barclays Pledges to Accelerate Overhaul as Profit Rises

    John McFarlane, the British bank’s new chairman, said the lender needed to deliver better returns for shareholders.

  13. Jonathan Pollard, Spy for Israel, to Be Released on Parole

    Mr. Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, will be released in November after serving 30 years, a government panel decided on Tuesday.

  14. In Iran, Jason Rezaian’s Reporting Strengths Led to Suspicion, Then Detention

    The Washington Post correspondent, who is accused of espionage, may have aroused suspicion by gaining strong connections to Iranian sources, his friends and colleagues say.

  15. Well
    A Way to Get Fit and Also Have Fun

    Researchers in Denmark recently developed a new approach to intense interval training that could appeal even to those of us who, until now, have been disinclined to push ourselves during exercise.

  16. When Will the Fed Raise Rates?

    More than seven years ago the Federal Reserve put its benchmark interest rate close to zero, as a way to bolster the economy. But that policy is about to change.

  17. Summer Love
    Taking It Slow, Until She Took Charge

    Romance proceeded no faster than a bocce game — until Larry David entered the picture.

  18. American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

    Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, killed Cecil, a lion who was a favorite among visitors at a national park in Zimbabwe, after the animal was lured out of the sanctuary, the authorities say.

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  1. Op-Ed Contributor: A New Approach for South Sudan
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  3. David Brooks: The Structure of Gratitude
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PoliticsU.S. Politics

  1. Facebook Expands in Politics, and Campaigns Find Much to Like
  2. Chris Christie, Focused on New Hampshire, Faces Doubts Among State’s Republicans