This graduation season, The New York Times talked with seniors across the country who are not headed to college about their plans, hopes and dreams.
By JACK HEALY
The Supreme Court ruled on Friday in favor of Jae Lee, who sought to go to trial after his lawyer had falsely told him that pleading guilty to a drug charge would not lead to deportation.
By ADAM LIPTAK
Republicans and President Trump have said a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.
By REED ABELSON
“It’s been awhile, and maybe it’s time,” the film star said, after asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
By DAN BILEFSKY
To Make Sense of American Politics, Immigrants Find Clues From Lands They Left
As immigrants in Houston follow Washington’s political turmoil, some find ominous echoes from their homelands. Others find a reminder they are lucky to be here.
By MANNY FERNANDEZ and DAVID MONTGOMERY
Health Law Repeal Leaves Nevada Republican Torn Between Lawmakers
Senator Dean Heller could be a swing vote on his party’s health care bill. His majority leader wants his help. His governor wants him to bring it down.
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
Senate Health Care Bill: How the Right and Left Reacted
Writers across the ideological spectrum and around the internet seem to agree on one thing: They don’t like the Senate’s health care legislation.
By ANNA DUBENKO
Trump’s Washington News of the Week: Health Care Bill, Karen Handel and James Comey
Worried that you missed an important political story this week? You’re not alone. Catch up on a busy week of news.
On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus
A Smith College initiative called “Failing Well” is one of a crop of university programs that aim to help high achievers cope with basic setbacks.
By JESSICA BENNETT
Third Former Vanderbilt Football Player Convicted of Rape
Brandon Banks was found guilty of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery on Friday, four years after the on-campus attack.
By MATT STEVENS
Philando Castile, Diamond Reynolds and a Nightmare Caught on Video
When Philando Castile was fatally shot by a police officer, the traumatic events were captured by police and security cameras, and his girlfriend’s smartphone.
By YOUSUR AL-HLOU
Melania Trump Hires White House Chief Usher From the Family Business
The first lady chose Timothy Harleth, the director of rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, tapping the close network of family employees.
By KATIE ROGERS
State Dept. Moves to Shut Office Planning Afghanistan Strategy
The office of the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, created in early 2009, will be folded back into a State Department bureau.
The Times’s Resident Expert for a World on Fire
Canada, Portugal, London: How the fire expertise of our Phoenix bureau chief informs our global reporting.
By FERNANDA SANTOS
Trump Signs Bill Meant to Restore Trust in V.A.
The legislation aims to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to remove poor-performing employees and to promote whistle-blowing.
By MAGGIE HABERMAN and NICHOLAS FANDOS
OSHA to Roll Back Rules on Toxic Mineral at Construction Sites
The workplace safety agency says it will ease Obama-era limits imposed on the use of coal slag, which contains beryllium, a potentially deadly mineral.
By BARRY MEIER
A.T.F. Memo Indicates Agents’ Off-the-Books Account Was Against the Rules
Agents in Bristol, Va., moved tens of millions of dollars through the account, records show, financed through a web of shadowy cigarette deals.
By MATT APUZZO
When Shots Ring Out From One Ball Field, a Times Reporter Practicing on Another Races to Cover Them
I’m on a media team that plays softball against a team of Congresswomen … I pull out my phone to snap a photo of my teammates when an email from an editor stops me.
By EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
James Comey, North Korea, U.S. Senate: Your Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
By CHARLES McDERMID and LISA IABONI
G.O.P. Senator Rejects Health Bill: ‘It’s Not the Answer’
Senator Dean Heller, Republican of Nevada, announced on Friday that he would not support the current version of the Senate health care bill.
By CBS, VIA REUTERS
As U.S. Kills ISIS Leaders, a Notorious One Remains Elusive
American officials say they have no concrete evidence on whether the most well-known Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the target of a long manhunt, is alive or dead.
Republican Senator Vital to Health Bill’s Passage Won’t Support It
Senator Dean Heller of Nevada became the latest Republican to say he cannot support a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its current form.
By JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
C.I.A. Set Up Secret Back Channel With Syria to Try to Free U.S. Hostage
The Trump administration began searching early on for ways to free Austin Tice, a journalist who has been missing since 2012.
By ADAM GOLDMAN
New Charges for Ex-Officer in Texas Accused of Murdering Black Teenager
Roy D. Oliver II, the white former Balch Springs officer who shot and killed Jordan Edwards in April, was indicted on charges of pulling his gun on a woman while off duty.
By MANNY FERNANDEZ and SERGE F. KOVALESKI
Food & Wine Magazine Will Leave New York for Alabama
The move reflects a changing business in which traditional food magazines, and a Manhattan address, are less important.
By STEPHANIE STROM
California Today: Advice for Graduates
Friday: Parting advice for college graduates, a defiant Nancy Pelosi, and public art in Sonoma.
By MIKE McPHATE
Trump Indicates Tweet on Tapes Was Meant to Affect Comey Testimony
Hours after an interview on “Fox & Friends,” President Trump accused the Obama administration of failing to prevent or punish Moscow for meddling in last fall’s presidential election.
By MAGGIE HABERMAN
F.B.I. Investigating Deals Involving Paul Manafort and Son-in-Law
It was not clear if the inquiry was part of a broader investigation that has ensnared Paul Manafort, who once served as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman.
By MIKE McINTIRE
Senate Health Bill, N.B.A. Draft, ‘The Big Sick’: Your Friday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
By CHRIS STANFORD
HUD Pick Took a Different Path From Her Predecessors
Previous leaders of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s New York and New Jersey office had experience in housing. Lynne Patton was a Trump family event planner.
By YAMICHE ALCINDOR
Loose Definition of Terrorism Upends a Syrian Asylum Seeker’s Life
Radwan Ziadeh, a dissident who faced persecution in Syria, has been denied asylum because of a measure that targets even groups the United States supports.
By SOMINI SENGUPTA
Nancy Pelosi Tells Democratic Critics, ‘I Think I’m Worth the Trouble’
Ms. Pelosi, under fire after a Democrat lost a high-profile special election in Georgia, parried renewed questions about her leadership of the party.
By JONATHAN MARTIN and MATT FLEGENHEIMER
U.S. Sends Civilian Team to Syria to Help the Displaced Return Home
The team is intended to stabilize recaptured areas, and it consists of only seven members, raising questions about whether it can be effective.
By MICHAEL R. GORDON and ERIC SCHMITT
Gunman in ‘Pizzagate’ Shooting Is Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison
The man, Edgar Maddison Welch, fired a gun inside the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in December after reading fake stories about a child abuse scheme led by Hillary Clinton.
By MATTHEW HAAG and MAYA SALAM