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Cruise Ship From Miami Docks in Cuba, Ending Decades-Old Freeze

May 2, 2016 - 7:16pm
The Adonia crossed overnight from Florida to Havana, becoming the first cruise ship in nearly 40 years to make the trip.

On Washington: Now, Dennis Hastert Seems an Architect of Dysfunction as Speaker

May 2, 2016 - 6:39pm
Mr. Hastert’s admission of abusing boys has prompted a reassessment of his tenure, and he emerges as a deeply flawed leader.

Photos: Arrivals on the Met Gala Red Carpet

May 2, 2016 - 6:38pm
Watch as guests turn this year’s theme — “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” — into fashion statements under the eye of Anna Wintour, the gala’s chairwoman, and hosts who include Taylor Swift and Idris Elba.

F.D.A. Again Reviews Mandatory Training for Painkiller Prescribers

May 2, 2016 - 6:34pm
Several groups are working to reduce the inappropriate use of opioids.

Corn Pone, Rebooted: Country’s New Humor

May 2, 2016 - 5:39pm
Country music is generating new ways of poking fun at itself, with cheekiness being much more common than outright comedy.

Christie Orders Lead Tests for All New Jersey Public Schools

May 2, 2016 - 5:26pm
The governor, in a shift on mandatory testing, said the move would address parents’ concerns about the safety of drinking water.

Leicester City Completes Rise by Clinching Premier League Title

May 2, 2016 - 5:24pm
The club, which held off challenges from England’s bigger, richer soccer powers all season, clinched its title on a day off.

Doctor, Warned to Be Silent on Abortions, Files Civil Rights Complaint

May 2, 2016 - 3:31pm
A Washington doctor said hospital officials broke the law by ordering her to stop publicly defending abortion after the Colorado shooting in November.

Mediator: Letting Stephen Colbert Be Stephen Colbert (Whoever That Is)

May 2, 2016 - 3:13pm
CBS says it brought in a new executive producer for “The Late Show” so Mr. Colbert could focus on hosting. Now the network has to give him room to do what he does best.

First Draft: Ted Cruz Confronts Donald Trump Supporters in Indiana

May 2, 2016 - 3:06pm
Senator Ted Cruz tried to change the minds of Trump supporters who were protesting his appearance outside a campaign event a day before the Indiana primary.

Wired Well: A Shocking Way (Really) to Break Bad Habits

May 2, 2016 - 2:57pm
A device called the Pavlok is being marketed as a way to actually fulfill those New Year’s resolutions, by delivering a jolt.

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Debuts at No. 1 With Huge Streaming Numbers

May 2, 2016 - 2:55pm
Prince holds five places in the Top 10 as his album sales surge in the weeks following his death.

Basics: Eugenia Cheng Makes Math a Piece of Cake

May 2, 2016 - 2:48pm
It can also be a piece of pie, or custard — so says a professor and author who spreads the magic of numbers through dessert recipes.

What’s That Sound? Nature? No, It’s This Guy’s Voice

May 2, 2016 - 2:37pm
Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh, a journeyman performer, found widespread web renown for his televised displays of imitating sounds from nature.

A Word With: Sergei Filin of Bolshoi Ballet Discusses His Work and a 2013 Acid Attack

May 2, 2016 - 1:48pm
In New York to present a choreography prize, Mr. Filin talks about dance and how his life has changed since the attack, which damaged his eyesight.

Sick-Out by Teachers Shuts Nearly All Detroit Public Schools

May 2, 2016 - 1:42pm
Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed Monday and more than 45,000 students missed classes after about half the district's teachers called out sick to protest the possibility that some of them won't get paid over the summer if the struggling district runs out of cash.

Talks on Syria Seek to Extend Fragile Truce to Aleppo

May 2, 2016 - 12:46pm
A sharp rise in violence has left the city in ruins, but Secretary of State John Kerry said negotiations in Geneva were progressing.

Days of Chaos in Baghdad: Protest or Meltdown?

May 2, 2016 - 12:46pm
Hundreds of people stormed the Iraqi capital’s Green Zone on Saturday, only to disperse on Sunday. Here’s a breakdown of what they were doing, and why.

Dateline: Where Crawfish Are Boiled, Fried and Celebrated

May 2, 2016 - 11:41am
In Louisiana’s Cajun country, Hawk’s restaurant draws diners with spicy crawfish and doughnut bread pudding.

Shenyang Journal: In China’s Northeast, a Daily Jostle for Jobs Produces Mostly Despair

May 2, 2016 - 9:30am
The wait at a labor market in Shenyang, a large city in northeastern China, drives workers to beg, worry about families, resort to dark humor and ignore billboards urging entrepreneurship.