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Wall Street, Seeking Big Tax Breaks, Sets Sights on Distressed Main Streets

By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN and JIM TANKERSLEY

Hedge funds and other wealthy investors are plowing money into so-called opportunity zone funds, a creation of the 2017 tax law that provides incentives for spending on projects in poor areas.

She Fought for Stronger Sexual Abuse Laws. Her Son Was the Reason.

By RICK ROJAS

For years, Margaret Markey, a former assemblywoman, pushed for the Child Victims Act, which recently passed. She was driven by her son’s own incident of abuse.

Kikkan Randall’s Year: Olympic Glory Followed by Chemotherapy

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY and ALANA PATERSON

A year ago, she won the first American gold medal in cross-country skiing. Then she found out she had breast cancer.

Shopping Guide: Shopping for Coat Trees

By TIM McKEOUGH

The newest ones aren’t just for coats — and they’re as eye-catching as they are functional.

Amid Trouble With the West, Saudi Arabia Looks East

By BEN HUBBARD and JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is visiting Pakistan, India and China to shore up political and economic ties.

The Last Designer

By VANESSA FRIEDMAN

Why the death of Karl Lagerfeld really does signal the end of an era.

Three Lawmakers Quit Britain’s Conservative Party, Joining Labour Defectors

By STEPHEN CASTLE

The three Tories resigned over Brexit policy, weakening Theresa May’s precarious government. Eleven members of Parliament have bolted the two main parties this week.

The Madness of King Donald

By JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN

The new BBC production of “King Lear” is great fun — and an uncomfortable reflection of American politics these days.

Fixes: A Comeback for African National Parks

By PATRICK ADAMS

As wildlife authorities on the continent work with nonprofit organizations to secure ecologically valuable landscapes, populations of large mammals have grown.

Legalize Pot? Amid Opioid Crisis, Some New Hampshire Leaders Say No Way

By KATE TAYLOR

While nearby states have pushed to legalize recreational pot, some people in New Hampshire are resisting. After opioids, they wonder why anyone would expand access to drugs.

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Gets in Costume to Roast Bernie Sanders

By GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO

Impersonating the newly announced presidential candidate, Fallon intoned: “Hello, I’m Bernie Sanders, and I’m yelling for president of the United States.”

Modern Basketball: Meet the Two-Mom, Two-Coach, Three-Kid Family

By KEVIN ARMSTRONG

Colleen and Lauren Mullen, who rose through the coaching ranks and married, have a girl and twin boys. For now, Colleen is on the sideline and Lauren is cheering and child-watching.

News Analysis: On Health Care, 2020 Democrats Find Their First Real Fault Lines

By ALEXANDER BURNS

On one side of the debate, Bernie Sanders promises a single-payer revolution. On the other, Amy Klobuchar and Sherrod Brown are calling for incremental change.

Aaron Judge Enters Camp Smiling, as Usual, and Healthy, for a Change

By JAMES WAGNER

Judge, the Yankees’ star slugger, was derailed by a wrist injury last season. But now, he says, “it feels like it never even happened.”

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