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Buttigieg in the Spotlight: This Week in the 2020 Race

By Maggie Astor and Matt Stevens

Here are five things that happened on the campaign trail that you may have missed.

β€˜Mayors for Mike’: How Bloomberg’s Money Built a 2020 Political Network

By Alexander Burns, Nicholas Kulish and Shane Goldmacher

Michael Bloomberg is relying on powerful city leaders as allies in his presidential campaign. Several have received grants, training and support packages totaling millions from his foundation.

At Least 23 Soldiers Killed in Insider Attack in Afghanistan

By Fahim Abed

A Taliban infiltrator opened fire on soldiers as they were sleeping in a military base in Ghazni Province, officials said.

Man Accused of Smacking Reporter’s Rear on Live TV Is Charged

By Johnny Diaz

Alex Bozarjian was reporting on a race in Savannah, Ga., when a passing runner slapped her behind. A video clip of the episode shared on Twitter provoked outrage.

As U.N. Climate Talks Go to Overtime, a Battle for the β€˜Spirit’ of the Paris Pact

By Somini Sengupta

World leaders meeting in Madrid remained at loggerheads on Saturday about whether they could commit, just on paper, to raise voluntary climate targets next year.

As U.N. Climate Talks Go to Overtime, a Battle for the β€˜Spirit’ of the Paris Pact

By Somini Sengupta

World leaders meeting in Madrid remained at loggerheads on Saturday about whether they could commit, just on paper, to raise voluntary climate targets next year.

Congrats on the Heisman Trophy. Now Sign Here and Promise to Not Sell It.

By Billy Witz

Since 1999, winners of college football’s top award have been prohibited from selling their hardware. At least 11 Heismans from older winners have been sold in the last 20 years.

G.O.P. Senators Flood the Exits in N.Y., and Party Woes Deepen

By Jesse McKinley

In the last two weeks, four Republican state senators have said they will step down in 2020, giving Democrats hope of winning a supermajority.

Belgian Carnival Removed From UNESCO List Over Anti-Semitic Imagery

By The Associated Press

The Aalst carnival has been criticized for depicting Jews with sidecurls and oversize noses atop piles of money.

Vermont, Oklahoma and Now Topeka, Kan., Want You

By Maria Cramer

Topeka, the state capital of Kansas, is the latest community to use money to lure out-of-towners.

Sophia Hutchins Isn’t Dating Caitlyn Jenner

By Ben Widdicombe

“I’m on good terms with all the family, but I’m closest with Kris, Kim, Kylie and Kendall,” says the 23-year-old beauty entrepreneur.

Even Hermit Crabs Have Wealth Inequality

By Elizabeth Preston

The distribution of shells in one population of hermit crabs matched how wealth is shared in some human societies.

A Museum Devoted to Geological Treasures Opens in Maine

By Peter Libbey

A world-class meteorite collection is among the highlights of the new Maine Mineral & Gem Museum.

The Key to a Perfect Italian-American Sauce

By Sam Sifton

Pickled peppers elevate a pan sauce that you can use on veal, on pork, on beef, on chicken.

Liverpool Still Has a Long Way to Go

By Rory Smith

Next week’s trip to the Club World Cup comes amid a grueling few weeks for the Premier League leaders.

Texas woman convicted in $5.5M health care fraud scheme, DOJ says

By Dom Calicchio

A Texas woman was convicted Friday on six counts of health care fraud in connection with a $5.5 million federal workers’ compensation overbilling scheme, U.S. Justice Department officials said.

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