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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.

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.

She’s 16 and Wants to Be President: Meet the Teenagers Planning Their Campaigns

By Maggie Astor

Research shows that Generation Z is the first in which women are more likely than their male peers to be engaged in politics. Here’s what some of them told us.

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.

For African Migrants, Hope and a Home in a Vacant French School

By Norimitsu Onishi

With a record number of asylum seekers, France is getting tough on immigration. But 450 squatters find shelter in a school building in Lyon.

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.

How McKinsey Makes Its Own Rules

By Ian MacDougall

The consulting company chases after government contracts, but it has a habit of evading the oversight that comes with them.

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.

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.