Before the Florida Shooting, the Suspect Told a Student ‘Better Get Out of Here’

A memorial near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., for the victims of a school shooting on Friday. Rhona Wise/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The survivors of one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history are still processing the attack on Wednesday in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead. One student …

Encounters: Laura Benanti Sings With Her Daughter, When She’s Not Impersonating Melania Trump

Laura Benanti and her daughter at a Music Together class. Nina Westervelt for The New York Times On a frosty February morning, Laura Benanti, a celebrated cabaret performer and Broadway star, sat in a Harlem church basement and worked through a few songs: “The Hello Song,” “Trot, Old Joe,” “Splishing and Splashing,” “Snowflakes.” This isn’t …

Critic’s Notebook: A Tale of Two Netflix Coming-of-Age Comedies

Jahi Di’Allo Winston plays an aspiring filmmaker on one of two new Netflix series about high school outsiders. Netflix When “Everything Sucks!” joins “The End of the ____ing World” on the Netflix Originals roster on Friday, the streaming service will have two new coming-of-age comedies with more in common than their confrontational titles. On paper, …

Obama Portraits ‘Push Us to Think More,’ Readers Say

The portraits of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama were unveiled on Monday at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times The portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama, unveiled this week at the National Portrait Gallery, drew strong, passionate responses from Times readers. Some said the portraits, by …

Editorial: Stop Letting the Russians Get Away With It, Mr. Trump

A “March for Truth” rally in New York in June. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images Are you sure you still want to call it fake news, Mr. President? For the past year, Donald Trump has repeatedly denied the existence of a profound national security threat: Russia’s attempt to interfere in the 2016 election on his behalf. …

Russians Bought Bank Accounts from California Man, Mueller Says

WASHINGTON — A California man illegally provided hundreds of bank account numbers to a Russian operation that used social media platforms to sow political discord around the 2016 presidential election, the special counsel investigating Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election revealed on Friday. The man, Richard Pinedo of Santa Paula, Calif., pleaded guilty this week …