In Venice, Center of Cruising, a Biennale Show About Hooking Up

The Cruising Pavilion on the periphery of the Venice Architecture Biennale offers a cultural study of non-nautical cruising: gay hookups. Scarlet lamplight gives the space the ambience of an illicit cathedral. In a staged event, the floor was scattered with condoms.CreditAlessandro Grassani for The New York Times VENICE — On a recent night on the …

At War: Veterans Owe Thousands for Survivor Benefits. Why Can’t They Opt Out?

At War Staff Sgt. John Daniel Shannon, who goes by Dan, and his wife, Torrey, at a home they are staying at in Louisville, Colo.CreditBenjamin Rasmussen for The New York Times On an afternoon in late February, Staff Sgt. John Daniel Shannon, who goes by Dan, got in his truck and drove down the dirt …

In Bid to End Child Separations, House G.O.P. Presses Ahead With Broad Immigration Plan

Speaker Paul D. Ryan arrived for a House Republican meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday.CreditErin Schaff for The New York Times WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Wednesday that the House would press ahead with a vote on a broad immigration bill that includes language to curb the Trump administration’s practice of separating families …

American Cardinal Accused of Sexually Abusing Minor Is Suspended From Ministry

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington and a prominent Roman Catholic voice in international and public policy, has been suspended from ministry after an investigation found credible allegations that he abused a teenager almost 45 years ago while he was a priest in New York, the New York archdiocese said in a …

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Name a C.E.O. for Health Initiative

Dr. Atul Gawande is a professor and practicing surgeon who has written extensively on health care.CreditTim Llewellyn Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced on Wednesday that a Harvard professor, Dr. Atul Gawande, will lead the independent health care company formed by the three behemoths earlier this year for their employees in the United States. …

California Today: California Today: Recalling the State’s Own ‘Trump Moment’ in a ’90s Immigration Debate

California Today Manuel Pastor, a sociologist who wrote a book about President Trump and California.CreditUniversity of Southern California By Tim Arango and Matt Stevens Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) With the United States in the grip of a crisis over immigration, the experience of California in the 1990s …

Disney Raises Offer for 21st Century Fox in Bidding War With Comcast

The Walt Disney Company, led by Robert Iger, is raising its offer for assets of 21st Century Fox.CreditDrew Angerer/Getty Images By Prashant S. Rao and Edmund Lee The Walt Disney Company sharply increased its offer for 21st Century Fox on Wednesday, as it looks to win a bidding war with Comcast for Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment …