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Trilobites: Ancient Romans Hunted β€˜Sea Monsters.’ Were They Whales?

By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

Testing of archaeological remains show that two whale species once swam in the Mediterranean, suggesting that the Romans conducted industrial-scale whaling.

In New Jersey, Legal Marijuana Is So Close You Can Smell It. But It Could Be Awhile.

By NICK CORASANITI

Legal pot was a central campaign promise for Gov. Philip D. Murphy, and dispensaries are getting ready. Meanwhile, the legislature is taking its time.

When the Painting Is Provocative but the Museum Is Cautious

By MICHAEL HARDY

The Blanton Museum of Art in Texas is wrestling with how to present Vincent Valdez’s panorama of a modern-day Ku Klux Klan gathering.

Fiction: Competing Scientists Plus a High-Stakes University Lab Equals Murder

By RUTH WARE

Megan Abbott’s dark, swampy new novel, “Give Me Your Hand,” is lit by a current of rage.

Lens: Picturing Iraq in a Bygone Era

By TIM ARANGO

When his career began in the 1950s, Latif Al Ani captured scenes of Iraqi life in a more innocent time.

On Soccer: The World Cup Changed Russia, but for How Long?

By RORY SMITH

A comparison between the 1980 Summer Olympics and this year’s World Cup is not perfect, but there are parallels to study.

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Refugee Says, β€˜Call Me American’

By JOHN WILLIAMS

Abdi Nor Iftin went from a harrowing childhood in war-torn Somalia to freedom in Maine, thanks to winning a visa lottery.

How Broadway Got the Beat: The Go-Go’s in 5 Songs

By ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

With “Head Over Heels” in previews, we looked at how five Go-Go’s songs evolved into musical-theater numbers.

World Cup 2018: The Winners and Losers

By VICTOR MATHER

France might be the big winner of the World Cup, but several teams and players can walk away with a smile. Others aren’t smiling so much.

Tech Tip: Chrome’s Glass Ceiling on an iPhone

By J. D. BIERSDORFER

Apple may prevent you from swapping out some of its own apps for your preferred defaults, but you can at least get your choices within easy reach.

Babies’ Cries May Foretell Their Adult Voices, a Study Shows

By MATT STEVENS

New research indicates that the pitch of a baby’s cries at 4 months old may predict the pitch of its speech at age 5.

The Interpreter: Trump Shakes the International Order. Could It Break?

By MAX FISHER

Whether grand strategy or mere moment-to-moment impulse, President Trump’s brash treatment of European allies may do long-term damage.

Where Democracy Is a Terrifying Business

By ALI AKBAR NATIQ

“I have been contesting and winning elections for decades. The wolves are very effective.”

Will Kavanaugh Curb Sloppy White House Deregulation?

By JONATHAN H. ADLER

The judge insists that federal agencies stay within the limits of law and delegated authority.

Are You Ready to Fly Without a Human Pilot?

By ZACH WICHTER

Rapid advances in airplane technology make pilotless flying possible sooner than anticipated — but the biggest manufacturers say other advances are likely first.

Take a Walk in the Woods. Doctor’s Orders.

By AMITHA KALAICHANDRAN, M.D.

“Forest bathing,” or immersing yourself in nature, is being embraced by doctors and others as a way to combat stress and improve health.

He Preyed on Men Who Wanted to Be Priests. Then He Became a Cardinal.

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN and SHARON OTTERMAN

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick was removed from ministry last month for sexually abusing an altar boy. But for decades, the church overlooked his harassment of adult seminarians.

For the First Time, Gamblers Bet on Sports at Meadowlands Racetrack

By CHARLES V. BAGLI and SEAN PICCOLI

Thousands of gamblers turned out to wager $560,000 on sporting events during the first day of sports betting Saturday at the Meadowlands.

Review: β€˜Trainspotting Live’ Has (Gross) Humor but Not Enough Heart

By LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES

This immersive British import at Roy Arias Stages puts a crusty toilet in the center of the audience, but it lacks the film version’s sense of seamy tragedy.

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