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The Most Powerful Lightning Bolts Strike in Unexpected Places

By Katherine Kornei

Superbolts are extremely rare, and thousands of times more powerful than the tendrils in the typical electrical storm.

Cokie Roberts Dies; Veteran Broadcast Journalist Was 75

By Neil Genzlinger

She was known to millions for her pioneering work for ABC News and NPR.

Cokie Roberts, Journalist and Commentator, Is Dead at 75

By The New York Times

A pioneering and award-winning newswoman for ABC News, she was named a ‘Living Legend’ by the Library of Congress.

Men Arrested at Courthouse Say They Were Sent to Test Its Security

By Christine Hauser

The two men were arrested late at night after alarms went off, according to documents. The state said it “did not intend, or anticipate, those efforts to include the forced entry into a building.”

Answers to Reader Questions on Our Brett Kavanaugh Essay

By The New York Times

The Times’s deputy editorial page editor, James Dao, answers questions about how we handled an essay on the Supreme Court justice and a third accusation of sexual misconduct.

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In Montauk, a Garden Runs Delightfully Amok

By Alice Newell-Hanson

At their weekend home on the outer edge of Long Island, the designers behind the firm Roman and Williams let nature lead.

How Far Would You Go to Avoid Vaccinating Your Child?

By Ginia Bellafante

In New York, as new immunization laws take effect, there has been a surge in parents home schooling their children.

Iger Departs Board of Apple, Disney’s New Streaming Competitor

By Brooks Barnes

Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive and chairman, had been on the board since 2011. But both companies will debut streaming services next month.

Trump says he and Netanyahu discussed possible US-Israeli defense treaty

By Robert Gearty

President Trump said he spoke Saturday to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the possibility of a “mutual defense treaty” between the two nations—just days before Israeli voters go to the polls to decide the fate of the embattled leader.

Solid gold toilet worth $1M named 'America' stolen from Winston Churchill's birthplace

By David Aaro

Police are on the hunt for a solid gold working toilet valued at over $1 million that was stolen overnight on Saturday at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, causing damage and flooding at the birthplace and ancestral home of Winston Churchill.

Golden, Going Gone: 18-Karat Gold Toilet Is Stolen

By Kaly Soto

The toilet, the work of the conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west of London.

Robert Frank’s Legacy: Nine Photographers Reflect

By Megan Paetzhold

We asked photographers to submit an example of their work that bears the imprint of Mr. Frank, who died on Monday, and discuss his influence on them.

Secrets of β€˜Downton Abbey’ Style

By Melanie Abrams

They may not be on the London Fashion Week catwalks, but the film’s clothes are going to matter.

The Distinctly American Ethos of the Grifter

By Ligaya Mishan

As stories of theft and deception have come to dominate the cultural conversation, it can often feel like grift is a modern phenomenon — but it isn’t.

No One Saw America as Clearly as Robert Frank

By Chester Higgins

The work of this legendary photographer is proof that a photograph never lies about the photographer.