Minnesota Congressman Under Fire Over 2012 Comments About Women

Representative Jason Lewis, Republican of Minnesota, won his seat by less than two points in 2016 and is facing the same challenger in November.CreditBill Clark/CQ Roll Call, via Associated Press After audio surfaced of Representative Jason Lewis, a swing district Republican from Minnesota, making misogynistic remarks on his former radio program, his Democratic opponent in …

How a 9-Year-Old Boy’s Statistic Shaped a Debate on Straws

Businesses that sell food or drinks in Seattle can no longer offer plastic straws. Duke’s Seafood and Chowder was already using paper straws like these.CreditGreg Gilbert/The Seattle Times, via Associated Press If you’ve read a recent article about Starbucks, Marriott or Seattle banning plastic straws, you might have come across a striking statistic: Americans use …

Asia and Australia Edition: Putin, Food, Rohingya: Your Friday Briefing

Asia and Australia Edition (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. A new gambit from Russia, a new definition of Israel and a new policy from Facebook. Here’s what you need to know: ImageCreditPool photo by Sergei Karpukhin • President Vladimir Putin of Russia said that unspecified forces in the …

Trump Won’t Be the Only One to Benefit From the 2020 Republican Convention

Charlotte’s Democratic mayor will, too. By Joanne Spataro Ms. Spataro, a former Charlotte resident, reported on the Democratic National Convention in 2012. Vi Lyles, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., speaking in January at a rally marking the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March.CreditLogan Cyrus/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The Republican National Convention will be held …

Man Says Cardinal McCarrick, His ‘Uncle Ted,’ Sexually Abused Him for Years

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick was removed from ministry last month over a substantiated allegation that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old altar boy in 1971.CreditMannie Gracia/Reuters James was 11 years old when Father Theodore E. McCarrick came into his bedroom in Northern New Jersey, looking for the bathroom. Father McCarrick, then 39 and a rising star …

Another White House Reversal, This Time on Turning Over Americans to Russia

President Vladimir V. Putin has proposed allowing American officials to question 12 indicted Russians in exchange for getting access to American citizens he has accused of wrongdoing.CreditSergei Karpukhin/Reuters WASHINGTON — The White House, facing a storm of criticism, rejected on Thursday a proposal by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to question American citizens, including …