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Gender letter: KaPow! The Super-Sheroes That Stan Lee Created

By MAYA SALAM

The comic book revolutionary, who died this week, pushed against the trope that women in comics should be only victims or vixens by creating strong female characters with their own agendas.

Fiction: Take a Very Dark Trip Through the California Desert With β€˜The Feral Detective’

By JEFF GILES

In Jonathan Lethem’s new novel, a young woman unmoored by the 2016 election goes on an adventure involving rival desert gangs, a missing teenager and a private eye with Brillo sideburns.

Police Chief Who Led Weinstein Investigation Ousted in Shake-Up

By ALI WINSTON

Deputy Chief Michael Osgood, who had warned the special victims division is severely understaffed, has been transferred to another command.

In 2018, Where Does Victoria’s Secret Stand?

By TARIRO MZEZEWA

The lingerie company has clung to the idea that women should look sexy for men. And sales are plummeting.

law enforcement : Catching Killers by Matching Tiny Marks on Bullets

By IAN URBINA and GEORGE ETHEREDGE for THE NEW YORK TIMES

Once seen as crime scene detritus, bullets and ejected shell casings are now recognized as vital pieces of evidence.

Nonfiction: When Tribalism First Entered American Politics

By GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI

Steve Kornacki’s “The Red and the Blue” traces current political divisions back to the battles between Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton.

Trilobites: Ice Age Asteroid Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland Glacier

By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

It is the first impact crater discovered under one of Earth’s ice sheets, according to the scientists who found it.

Nets 115, Wizards 104: N.B.A.: Nets Register First Victory Since Caris LeVert’s Ugly Injury

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Also, the Knicks lost in New Orleans after fading in the fourth quarter, and Sue Bird joined the Nuggets’ front office.

Essay: A Concussion Lawsuit Has Been Settled. A Commissioner’s Legacy Is Unclear.

By KEN DRYDEN

In an essay, Ken Dryden contends that Gary Bettman needs to look beyond the N.H.L’s legal victory last week if he truly cares how he is perceived years from now.

List of Missing in California Fire Is Over 1,000 People. Here Is How They’re Being Counted.

By THOMAS FULLER and SUSAN C. BEACHY

The news that more than 1,000 people are still missing in and around the Northern California town devastated by wildfire shocked even people helping with the search.

The Mayor Fired a Watchdog, but New York Still Needs Oversight

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Investigations Commissioner Mark Peters aggressively sought out the city’s shortcomings.

C.I.A. Concludes That Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killed

By JULIAN E. BARNES

Intelligence officials briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week and offered the agency’s analysis of the assassination and Prince Mohammed’s culpability.

Matthew Whitaker and the Corruption of Justice

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

The real question isn’t whether the acting attorney general’s appointment is lawful, but whether it is part of a broader attempt to subvert the rule of law.

Ohio House Passes Bill to Criminalize Abortions on Fetuses With a Heartbeat

By CHRISTINA CARON

The measure would punish doctors who perform an abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, with few exceptions.

Another U.S.A. Gymnastics Executive Steps Down

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ron Galimore, the longtime chief operating officer for U.S.A. Gymnastics, became the latest high-profile departure from the embattled organization.

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