Strange Marketplace for Diabetes Test Strips

It is legal to resell unused test strips for blood glucose, and many patients do, driving an unusual trade online and on the streets. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

In a West Wing in Transition, Trump Tries to Stand Firm on the Shutdown

Despite his public bravado, President Trump has had moments of frustration as he takes in negative news coverage of the shutdown, pointing his finger at aides for not delivering the deal he wants. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Microsoft Is Pledging $500M for Affordable Housing in the Seattle Area

The move is the most ambitious effort yet by a tech company to fund construction for local teachers, firefighters and other middle- and low-income residents. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

White House Redefines Who Is Essential to Get Parts of Government Moving Again

The administration is opening the government piece by piece, forcing thousands of workers to report to the job without pay in sectors that could benefit the president’s base. | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

Agency Ignored Constitutional Questions About Trump Hotel Lease, Report Finds

After President Trump was elected, the General Services Administration should have reviewed the legality of the lease a prime property in Washington, the agency’s inspector general said. | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

Pence Says U.S. Still Waiting on North Korea for ‘Concrete Steps’ to Denuclearize

The vice president’s unequivocal statement seemed to contradict President Trump’s claim last summer that “there is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.” | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

Government Shutdown Shakes Stability of Jobs That Are Often the Best Around

Federal work is an anchor in many local economies, offering security and benefits increasingly rare in the private sector and a route to the middle class. | Continue reading | 3 hours ago

Will We Ever See Mueller’s Report on Trump? Maybe.

There is no guarantee a report on the findings of the special counsel’s investigation will be made public. Here’s what could determine the outcome. | Continue reading | 3 hours ago

How Secrecy Fuels Facebook Paranoia

The social platform knows everything that happens within its walls — that’s the whole point — but it is oddly reticent when it comes to misinformation campaigns. | Continue reading | 3 hours ago

How the Slice Joint Made Pizza the Perfect New York City Food

More than 50 years of eight million people standing, folding and eating together. | Continue reading | 4 hours ago

Jo Andres, Innovative Choreographer and Filmmaker, Dies at 64

In her dances and short films, she created dreamlike, surreal tapestries. “I describe my aesthetic style as ‘perceptual mischief,’ ” she once said. | Continue reading | 5 hours ago

Alan R. Pearlman, Synthesizer Pioneer, Dies at 93

Mr. Pearlman’s ARP synthesizers were once ubiquitous in pop and electronic music. By the mid-1970s, they commanded 40 percent of the market. | Continue reading | 6 hours ago

Netflix to Deliver Movies to the PC (2007)

Netflix is introducing a service to deliver movies and television shows directly to PCs, not as downloads but as streaming video. | Continue reading | 7 hours ago

Justices Express Skepticism of Tennessee Law on Liquor Stores

The Supreme Court considered whether the 21st Amendment, which ended Prohibition, gave states power to discriminate against some liquor store owners. | Continue reading | 7 hours ago

Reading Proust in the Gulag

What books do we turn to as we prepare to die? | Continue reading | 7 hours ago

‘Fyre’ and ‘Fyre Fraud’ Reviews: Behind the Scenes of a Music Festival Fiasco

Two documentaries try to unpack a spectacular scheme by Billy McFarland, now in prison, who used social media to sell a music festival in the Bahamas. | Continue reading | 7 hours ago

Why Don’t Unpaid Federal Workers Walk Off the Job?

Federal law prohibits strikes, public servants care about their work and other reasons airports and prisons aren’t in chaos, despite a protracted federal shutdown. | Continue reading | 8 hours ago

Democrats Fall Short in Effort to Rebuke Administration on Russia Sanctions

A measure that would have forced President Trump to leave sanctions in place on a Russian oligarch’s companies fell three votes short in the Senate. | Continue reading | 8 hours ago

Karen Pence Is Teaching at Christian School That Bars L.G.B.T. Students and Teachers

Mrs. Pence is teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Va., which requires employees to uphold conservative beliefs on sexual identity. | Continue reading | 8 hours ago

Glaciers are retreating. Millions rely on their water

Glaciers are crucial sources of water for people and crops in Central Asia. But global warming is causing glaciers there and around the world to shrink every year. | Continue reading | 9 hours ago

The Carpetbagger: What Do the Oscars Gain by Losing a Host?

With Kevin Hart gone and a plan to proceed with no comic in charge, the show theoretically should be shorter. But the host’s importance is both overrated and underrated. | Continue reading | 9 hours ago

Rewind: ‘Shiraz,’ a Silent Spectacle of India, Returns

This alt version of the back story of the Taj Mahal features real footage of Rajasthan that is more luxuriant than anything Hollywood could have created in 1929. | Continue reading | 12 hours ago

A Typical Federal Worker Has Missed $5,000 in Pay From the Shutdown So Far

That’s a total of $200 million in unpaid wages each workday. | Continue reading | 12 hours ago

Read the Letter Pelosi Sent to Trump on the State of the Union

In her letter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “since the start of modern budgeting in Fiscal Year 1977, a State of the Union address has never been delivered during a government shutdown.” | Continue reading | 12 hours ago

Andrew Wheeler, Trump’s Choice to Lead the E.P.A., Faces Senate Confirmation Questioning

The former coal lobbyist took the stand before a Senate panel to make his case for leading the E.P.A. and steering President Trump’s agenda of rolling back environmental rules. | Continue reading | 12 hours ago

Pelosi Asks Trump to Reschedule State of the Union

Speaker Nancy Pelosi cited security concerns from the government shutdown in her request to reschedule the speech or to have the president deliver it in writing. | Continue reading | 13 hours ago

There’s a Huge Ice Disk in a Maine River. No, the Aliens Aren’t Coming

Despite all the speculation, it’s not a landing zone for aliens. Scientists say the ice disks are an unusual but entirely natural phenomenon. | Continue reading | 13 hours ago

Trump and Putin Have Met Five Times. What Was Said Is a Mystery.

The unusually secretive way the president has handled these meetings has left his own administration guessing what happened and piqued the interest of investigators. | Continue reading | 17 hours ago

As Republicans Rush to Condemn Steve King, Some Ask: Why Not Trump?

Republican leaders are piling on in their condemnations of Representative Steve King of Iowa, but they remain silent on similar comments by President Trump. | Continue reading | 17 hours ago

How New York City Ended Up With 2 Competing Women’s Marches

At issue is the question of inclusivity, one that has haunted the national movement since its inception. | Continue reading | 17 hours ago


By any reasonable metric, “mass” immigration is a myth. The reality is that America desperately needs to pick up the pace of immigration for its economic health. | Continue reading | 20 hours ago

FB Tinkers with Users’ Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry (2014)

Last week Facebook revealed that it had manipulated the news feeds of over half a million randomly selected users to change the number of positive and negative posts they saw. | Continue reading | 20 hours ago

On Politics: Republicans Put the Squeeze on Steve King

The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning white supremacy, reflecting the anger toward the Iowa representative in both parties. | Continue reading | 21 hours ago

Conan O’Brien Wants to Scare Himself with the New, Shorter ‘Conan’

The host of TBS’s “Conan,” which returns Jan. 22 in a half-hour format, talks about ditching his desk, embracing the unknown and Calvin Coolidge. Really. | Continue reading | 22 hours ago

Trump and Putin Have Met Five Times. What Was Said Is a Mystery.

The unusually secretive way the president has handled these meetings has left his own administration guessing what happened and piqued the interest of investigators. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Republicans Break Ranks Over Move to Lift Sanctions on Russian Oligarch’s Firms

Eleven Senate Republicans defied their leadership and the Trump administration in a clash over removing sanctions on companies controlled by a Kremlin ally. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Shutdown’s Economic Damage Starts to Pile Up, Threatening an End to Growth

The White House doubled its estimate of the shutdown’s drag on growth, and other economists warned a long stalemate could push the economy into a contraction. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Who Is Kirsten Gillibrand? | 2020 Presidential Candidate

The senator from New York has announced she’s running for president in 2020. Ms. Gillibrand is the latest candidate to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary to take on President Trump. Here’s what you need to know about her. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Alex Jones Gains a Platform on the Streaming Service Roku

Months after being barred by almost every social media company, the conspiracy theorist’s Infowars channel gives him a new media foothold, angering Sandy Hook families. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Senator, Joins Democratic Race for President

Appearing on Stephen Colbert’s show, Ms. Gillibrand said she was forming an exploratory committee, becoming the latest candidate in what is expected to be a large Democratic primary. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

The Government Shutdown: Here’s Where Things Stand

Now into its fourth week, the partial shutdown has had wide-ranging effects. The news is too much to fit into one article, so here’s a guide to our latest reporting. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Streaming Movie Review: ‘The Last Laugh’ Review: A Mawkish Attempt at an Old Kind of Schtick

Though seemingly an effort to showcase the talents of Chevy Chase, this moribund project’s single saving grace is his co-star Richard Dreyfuss. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Here’s How the Shutdown Is Delaying Climate Data and Undercutting Scientists

A key global temperature report isn’t coming out this week because of missing data, and some long-term research projects are at risk. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Barr Vows to Let Mueller Finish and to Protect Justice Dept. Integrity

William P. Barr, a once and likely future attorney general, testified at his confirmation hearing at a time of constitutional tumult. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

An Egg, Just a Regular Egg, Is Instagram’s Most-Liked Post Ever

There’s nothing special about the egg. Seems like a fine enough egg. But more than 35 million people have liked it, dethroning Kylie Jenner’s birth-announcement post. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

House Passes Resolution Condemning White Supremacy After Steve King’s Comments

The House voted, 424-1, for the resolution in the wake of a statement by Representative Steve King of Iowa questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Life and Lost Art of Szukalski

This intimate portrait of the Polish artist Stanislaw Szukalski wrestles with questions about whether and how art can be separated from the artist. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

M. Night Shyamalan’s Biggest Twist? Coming Full Circle

The director said his new film, “Glass,” was the toughest he has ever made. Yet the man once called “the Next Spielberg” says he is back where he wants to be. | Continue reading | 1 day ago