Trump Stopped Strike on Iran Because It Was ‘Not Proportionate’ by MICHAEL D. SHEAR, HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITT


By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITT

President Trump said “we were cocked and loaded to retaliate” after Iran struck an American drone, but he said the 150 predicted deaths was not a proportionate action.

Published: June 21, 2019 at 05:30AM

How to Make a Relationship Last? Make It Open, Christopher Isherwood Said by MARY KATHARINE TRAMONTANA


By MARY KATHARINE TRAMONTANA

A museum show explores the British writer and the painter Don Bachardy’s partnership, which lasted through uncertainties and ecstasies for 33 years.

Published: June 21, 2019 at 05:30AM

In War for ‘Bloodwood’ Prized in China, Thai Rangers Fight Tree Poachers by BEN C. SOLOMON and RICHARD C. PADDOCK


By BEN C. SOLOMON and RICHARD C. PADDOCK

Deep in a jungle in Thailand, a battle is being waged between poorly armed forest rangers and poachers trying to sate China’s growing appetite for rare and precious rosewood.

Published: June 21, 2019 at 05:30AM

Jesuit School, Defying Archdiocese, Refuses to Remove Teacher in Same-Sex Marriage by DERRICK BRYSON TAYLOR


By DERRICK BRYSON TAYLOR

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School learned Thursday that the Archdiocese of Indianapolis would no longer recognize it as a Catholic school.

Published: June 21, 2019 at 05:30AM

Dairy Farmers Are Closing Up Shop. A Rite of Summer That Celebrates Them Lives On. by JULIE BOSMAN and ALYSSA SCHUKAR


By JULIE BOSMAN and ALYSSA SCHUKAR

Thousands of people in Wisconsin visit farms each June for a tradition known as the dairy breakfast. In one county where the industry struggles, two families kept the breakfast going.

Published: June 21, 2019 at 05:30AM

Seeking $2.1 Million After a College Chain’s Collapse (to Repay Its Guardian, not Students) by STACY COWLEY and ERICA L. GREEN


By STACY COWLEY and ERICA L. GREEN

The request would eat up nearly half the cash left at Dream Center Education Holdings, the chain that ran Argosy University and the Art Institutes.

Published: June 21, 2019 at 05:30AM

‘I Just Had to Do My Emotional Homework’: How a 30-Year-Old Wrote a Family Saga by JOUMANA KHATIB


By JOUMANA KHATIB

Claire Lombardo, whose debut novel “The Most Fun We Ever Had” follows a family shaken by secrets, talks about shifting from social work to fiction and how she wrote about what she doesn’t know.

Published: June 21, 2019 at 05:30AM

For One Los Angeles Artist, Cars Are Her Canvas and Rainbows Are Her Brush by KATHLEEN MASSARA and AMY HARRITY


By KATHLEEN MASSARA and AMY HARRITY

Peggy Noland has given a Toyota Corolla a pelt and slapped “buff Powerpuff Girls” on a pickup truck. Objects in mirror are as bitchin’ as they appear.

Published: June 21, 2019 at 05:30AM

How to Help Afghan Farmers? Gorge on Watermelons by MUJIB MASHAL, NAJIM RAHIM and FAHIM ABED


By MUJIB MASHAL, NAJIM RAHIM and FAHIM ABED

After a bumper harvest created a catastrophic drop in prices, a campaign to eat the fruit was bolstered by a presidential order to feed it to troops.

Published: June 20, 2019 at 05:30AM

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