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Giorgia Meloni Wins Voting in Italy, in Breakthrough for Europe’s Hard Right

Her nationalist party was the top vote-getter, leaving Ms. Meloni poised to be Italy’s first female prime minister and the first with post-Fascist roots.

A third of Italians sat out the election, a steep drop from 2018.

Russia Begins Mobilizing Ukrainians to Fight Against Their Own Country

Panic and fear flooded the occupied territories as Russian forces rounded up men to fight and forced residents to vote in a staged referendum on joining Russia, Ukrainian officials and rights groups said.

U.S. Warns Russia of ‘Catastrophic Consequences’ if It Uses Nuclear Weapons

The comments by the national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, illustrate how quickly the rhetoric has intensified as Russia has faltered on the battlefield in recent months.

The Megastate G.O.P. Rivalry Between Abbott and DeSantis

Publicly, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has not criticized the migrant flights from his state by Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Privately, the Florida governor’s stunt stung the Texas governor’s team.

Renovated C.I.A. and N.S.A. Museums Offer a Peek at Spy Secrets — for Some

The Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency both recently overhauled their showcases of espionage.

Sundance Liked Her Documentary, ‘Jihad Rehab,’ Until Muslim Critics Didn’t

The film festival gave Meg Smaker’s “Jihad Rehab” a coveted spot in its 2022 lineup, but apologized after an outcry over her race and her approach.

Iran Protests Are Fueled in Part by Kurdish Anger

The protests that have swept Iran following the death of a woman in police custody have been especially intense in the country’s minority Kurdish population.

Whatever Happened to the Starter Home?

The economics of the housing market, and the local rules that shape it, have squeezed out entry-level homes.

This Surveillance Artist Knows How You Got That Perfect Instagram Photo

A tech-savvy artist unearthed video footage of people working hard to capture the perfect shot for Instagram. It is a lesson in the artifice of social media and the ubiquity of surveillance.

What We Learned From Week 3 in the N.F.L.

In a battle of headliner quarterbacks, Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers needed more co-stars; Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars look legit; and the Bills could’ve used some help with the Dolphins’ receivers.

Black NFL Players Still Wear Their Hair in Locs Despite the Challenges

N.F.L. players who wear dreadlocks risk being tackled by their hair and face helmet-fitting challenges. But they say expressing their identities and showing off their style is worth it.

The Essential Judy Blume

For 50 years, her books have educated, entertained and connected young readers. Whether you want to revisit a classic or inspire a new fan, here’s what to read.

Beto O’Rourke on Abbott’s Dehumanizing Stunts and Why He Hopes an Upset Looms in Texas

In an interview, he told me about how he views his campaign to unseat the Republican governor of Texas.

In Washington State, the Midterm Race Between Joe Kent and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez Has It All

This congressional race in Washington State shows the November elections in microcosm.

This Threat to Democracy Is Hiding in Plain Sight

Trump and his allies are trying to take over the machinery of American elections.

Do Not Bring Your ‘Whole Self’ to Work

Beware the latest fad from Human Resources.

My Parents Are Hackers Out of Necessity

Both skateboarding and navigating daily life with a disability involve surprisingly similar ways of engaging with the built environment.

What Putin’s Nuclear Threat Means for Ukraine and the U.S.

Russia is flailing and losing. The nuclear threat is growing.

Putin and Trump, the Solo Soulless Saboteurs

Putin and Trump, dragging the world down with them.

Why Religious Freedom Matters, Even if You’re Not Religious

“If speech is popular, it doesn’t really need constitutional protection,” David French says.

The Sunday Read: ‘The Quest by Circadian Medicine to Make the Most of Our Body Clocks’

Researchers are trying to figure out the right hour of the day to do everything. Can their studies sync us up with better health?

Modern Love Podcast: How to Feel Yourself

At 83, and legally blind, a woman needs help with one of her favorite pastimes: visiting the sex shop.

After Dobbs: Feminism Beyond the Gender Binary

Jennifer Finney Boylan and Thomas Page McBee on what the feminist movement owes the trans community.

You Need Only 7 Ingredients

Make the most out of very little.

Dodging Blackouts, California Faces New Questions on Its Power Supply

Extreme heat is testing the way energy is generated, delivered and traded — and raising the prospect of perpetual emergencies.

Welfare Scandal in Mississippi May Tarnish Brett Favre’s Legacy

His role in the misappropriation of welfare money has infuriated people in his native Mississippi and prompted some fans to call for his removal from the Hall of Fame.

Former Texas Police Officer Acquitted in 2020 Shooting Death of Black Man

Officer Shaun Lucas, who is white, shot 31-year-old Jonathan Price four times. After the encounter, he was fired.

Silicon Valley Slides Back Into ‘Bro’ Culture

Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Marc Andreessen show how the tech industry’s insular culture remains largely unchanged.

Is Natural Wine Actually Better for You?

Fewer headaches. Less severe hangovers. Better gut health. How do these health claims stack up against the science?

When Should I Get the New Bivalent Booster?

You are allowed to get the shot two months after a previous dose, but some experts suggest waiting a little longer.

How to Exercise Safely Outside in the Fall and Winter

Here are a few ways to protect yourself from the elements, oncoming traffic and other threats that ramp up in the fall and winter months.

‘Preventative’ Botox: Do Injections Work to Reduce Wrinkles?

Or are injections just a temporary, addictive fix?

What to Know About Fentanyl and Why It’s So Dangerous

Drug overdoses have reached record highs. Experts offer tips to talk about opioids with your family.

An Italian Villa Where Architecture Is a Family Affair

Most homes hold the history of their owners, but Il Palazzetto is as much a monument to its designers as to its inhabitants.

How to Solve Beginner Crosswords

Get started solving the Mini, Monday and Tuesday puzzles.

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