With Abortion Largely Banned in Texas, an Oklahoma Clinic Is Inundated

The new law prohibits abortions after about six weeks, a very early stage of pregnancy. Many women are now traveling out of state for the procedure.

The Marines Reluctantly Let a Sikh Officer Wear a Turban. He Says It’s Not Enough.

While other armed services allow some religion-based exceptions to dress standards without problems, the Marines insist that even small deviations can threaten the force’s effectiveness.

For Schumer and Pelosi, the Challenge of a Career With No Margin for Error

The top two Democrats in Congress face a daunting pile of legislative imperatives. With President Biden’s agenda hanging in the balance and few votes to spare, can they get it done?

New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash

China has a complex relationship with video games. New government rules for minors have made it even more so.

Man Who Blackmailed Girls to Send Explicit Images Is Sentenced to 20 Years

Joshua Henry Punt, 39, posed online as a teenager and preyed on girls ranging in age from 12 to 16 in states across the country, the federal authorities said.

A.C.L.U. Apologizes for Tweet That Altered Quote by Justice Ginsburg

The organization acknowledged that changing references from women to people was a mistake — albeit a well-intentioned one.

Miami’s Embattled Top Cop Compared City Leaders to Cuban Dictators

Chief Art Acevedo was a flashy hire when he arrived in Miami six months ago. Now his job is in peril after a series of clashes with city commissioners.

American Siblings Barred From Leaving China for 3 Years Return to U.S.

Their release coincided with an agreement on Friday that cleared the way for a senior executive of Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecommunications giant, to return to China.

Republicans Block Government Funding, Refusing to Lift Debt Limit

Senate Republicans opposed legislation to avert a government shutdown and prevent a debt default at a critical moment for Democrats’ domestic agenda.

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

A big test of vaccine mandates.

Why Texas Republicans Are Proposing a New Congressional Map

Rather than trying to make significant gains in the state, where Democrats have been increasingly ascendant in recent years, Republicans appear to be trying to bolster their existing congressional delegation.

Biden Administration Plans to Publish Proposed Rule to Preserve DACA

A proposed rule could save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which a federal judge in Texas found unlawful in July.

Charles W. Mills, Philosopher of Race and Liberalism, Dies at 70

He argued that white supremacy was a feature of the Western political tradition, and that racism represented a political system as intentional as liberal democracy.

A top F.D.A. official moved on Monday to take over the agency’s vaccines office.

Two leaders of the office had publicly questioned whether the general population needed coronavirus booster shots and recently announced plans to retire.

Sinema to Raise Money From Business Groups That Oppose Budget Bill

Five groups invited association members to an undisclosed location on Tuesday afternoon to write checks for between $1,000 and $5,800, payable to Sinema for Arizona.

Intelligence Agencies Pushed to Use More Commercial Satellites

Congress wants the government to turn to the private sector to augment the capabilities of highly classified spy satellites.

D.E.A. Warns of ‘Alarming’ Increase in Fentanyl-Laced Fake Pills

The Drug Enforcement Administration said it had seized more than 9.5 million counterfeit prescription pills so far this year, more than in the previous two years combined.

John Hinckley Jr. to Be Unconditionally Released in June

Mr. Hinckley, 66, who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, will be “untethered to the court” next year after a judge’s ruling on Monday, his lawyer said.

Frances T. Farenthold, Liberal Force in Texas and Beyond, Dies at 94

Known as Sissy, she was an advocate for racial parity and women’s rights, and her name was placed in nomination for the vice presidency in 1972. Tragedy trailed her.

Biden Receives a Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Shot

The move comes only days after federal regulators moved to allow millions of Americans to get Pfizer booster shots.

Liz Cheney Says She Was 'Wrong' to Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

Representative Liz Cheney came out against same-sex marriage in 2013. Her sister, who is gay, wrote online at the time that the decision put her “on the wrong side of history.”

The U.S. Debt Ceiling: Everything You Need to Know

Political polarization turned a tool for fiscal responsibility into a recipe for economic calamity.

Murders Spiked in 2020 in Cities Across the United States

The year-to-year increase in homicides from 2019 was the largest since national record-keeping began in 1960. But overall, major crimes declined last year.

Schools Scramble to Feed Students Amid Shortages

Schools across the country are offering less healthy lunch options as they struggle with dwindling supplies, delayed shipments and fewer cafeteria workers.

Harriet Hageman Goes From Anti-Trump Plotter to His Champion vs. Liz Cheney

Harriet Hageman, a Wyoming Republican, is the former president’s choice to take on his leading G.O.P. critic. But five years ago, she tried to overturn his victory in the party’s primary race.

Democrats’ spending fight carries high stakes for their candidates in coming elections.

General Milley Back in the Center of a Political Battle

Gen. Mark Milley will appear in what could be the most significant televised congressional hearing involving senior military leaders in years.

Three Men Are Charged With Approaching Bears in Alaska

The men could face up to six months in prison after entering a restricted area of Katmai National Park and Preserve in 2018.

The Pandemic Has Made Social Anxiety Worse for the Young

They expected their 20s to be a time for friends and the passage to adulthood. Instead, they drifted into isolation. Now thousands of young people are struggling to socialize again.

When Californians Will Get Covid-19 Boosters

Explaining the confusing guidance around the extra shots.