House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., speaks with reporters outside the West Wing of the White House following a meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
(Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
President Donald Trump during a listening session with truckers and chief executives on health care in the White House on Thursday. After the bruising collapse of their health care plan, Trump and Republicans in Congress will embark this week on a legislative obstacle course that will be even more arduous: the first overhaul of the tax code in three decades. (Doug Mills/The New York Times, file)
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, listens during a meeting with small business leaders at the White House on Jan. 30. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post, file)
Police operate at a crime scene outside the Cameo Nightclub in Cincinnati after a shooting that left one dead and 15 injured on Sunday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A man shouts anti-government slogans in downtown Moscow on Sunday. Russia’s opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with dozens of protests across the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic.
It was the biggest show of defiance since a 2011-12 wave of demonstrations rattled the Kremlin and led to harsh new laws aimed at suppressing dissent. Almost all of Sunday’s rallies were unsanctioned, but thousands braved the prospect of arrest to gather in cities from the Far East port of Vladivostok to the “window on the West” of St. Petersburg.
An organization that monitors Russian political repression, OVD-Info, said it counted more than 800 people arrested in the Moscow demonstrations alone. That number could not be confirmed and state news agency Tass cited Moscow police as saying there were about 500 arrests.
(AP photo/Andrew Lubimov; reporting by The Associated Press)
An ax belonging to the Iceman, the world’s most perfectly preserved mummy, in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy. (Dmitry Kostyukov/The New York Times)
A mummy of the Iceman is on display in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy, in March. A homicide detective has managed to piece together a remarkably detailed picture of what befell the Iceman on that fateful day around 3,300 B.C., near the crest of the Otzal Alps.
(Dmitry Kostyukov/The New York Times)
A dagger belonging to the Iceman, the world’s most perfectly preserved mummy, in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy. (Dmitry Kostyukov/The New York Times)
Marshall Applewhite was the leader of the Heaven's Gate cult.
Authorities remove bodies from a Rancho Santa Fe, California, mansion on March 27, 1997, where the cult group Heaven’s Gate was found dead the day before.
(Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS file)
Supporters of President Donald Trump scuffle with counter-protesters during a rally on Saturday in Huntington Beach, California.
The violence erupted when the march of about 2,000 people at Bolsa Chica State Beach reached a group of about 30 counter-protesters, some of whom began spraying pepper spray, said Capt. Kevin Pearsall of the California State Parks Police. Three people were arrested on suspicion of illegal use of pepper spray and a fourth person was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery, he said.
Two people suffered minor injuries that didn’t require medical attention, Pearsall said.
(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via AP)
A placard in support of the European Union is seen through a European flag as demonstrators prepare to march in support of the European Union in Rome on Saturday. Leaders of the European Union gathered there to mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc.
(AP photo/Gregorio Borgia)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., left, react at a joke from Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., center, as he speaks at a news conference on Friday after Republicans pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor.
(AP photo/Andrew Harnik)
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders on Friday.
(AP photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The partially lifted sunken ferry Sewol, center, is ready for transport in waters off Jindo, South Korea, on Friday.
Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore.
Government officials say it will take a week or two to bring the vessel to a port 55 miles away so that investigators could search for the remains of nine missing people, who were among the 304 who died when the Sewol capsized on April 16, 2014.
Most of the victims were students on a high school trip, touching off an outpouring of national grief and soul searching about long-ignored public safety and regulatory failures. Public outrage over what was seen as a botched rescue job by the government contributed to the recent ouster of Park Geun-hye as president.
(Suh Myung-gon/Yonhap via AP)
A visitor looks at the burial place of President James K. Polk and his wife, Sarah Polk, on the grounds of the state Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday. A resolution being considered in the state Legislature calls for exhuming their bodies and moving them to the James K. Polk Home and Museum in Columbia, Tennessee.
(AP photo/Erik Schelzig)
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., center, one of the stewards of the failed Republican health care legislation, walks through Statuary Hall after leaving the Capitol Hill office of House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Brandenburg Gate is illuminated with the British national flag to pay tribute to the victims of an attack in London, at the German capital in Berlin on Thursday.
(AP photo/Markus Schreiber)
Stephanie Wiltzius, associate scientist at Kite Pharma, sets up samples for an experiment at the Santa Monica, California, facility in 2015.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Cardinal William Keeler
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. speaks Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington.
(AP photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
Nationwide, Republican state legislators are again sponsoring a sheaf of bills tightening requirements to register and to vote.
(Doug Mills/The New York Times)
Emergency services transport an injured person to an ambulance, close to the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain's Parliament "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise." The Metropolitan Police says in a statement that the incident is ongoing. Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers. Nearby, witnesses say a vehicle struck several people on the Westminster Bridge. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Armed police officers enter the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 23, 2017 after the House of Commons sitting was suspended as witnesses reported sounds like gunfire outside. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
An armed police officer stands on Parliament Square outside of the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 23, 2017 after the House of Commons sitting was suspended as witnesses reported sounds like gunfire outside. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Armed police officers gather outside of the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 23, 2017 after the House of Commons sitting was suspended as witnesses reported sounds like gunfire outside. The leader of Britain's House of Commons says a man has been shot by police at Parliament. David Liddington also said there were "reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity." (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
A policeman points a gun at a man on the ground as other officers surround him outside the Palace of Westminster in London on Wednesday.
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Police secure the area on the south side of Westminster Bridge close to the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday. An assailant armed with a knife stabbed a police officer after mowing down pedestrians with a sport utility vehicle. He was slain by police.
(AP photo/Matt Dunham)
Kory Stamper puts away a Second Edition Unabridged dictionary weighing almost 18 pounds at Merriam-Webster's headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts. Stamper reveals the secret life of dictionaries in her book "Word by Word."
(Tony Luong/The New York Times)
Chuck Barris, host of the television’s “Gong Show,” and Robin Altman leave the Pierre Hotel in New York in 1980. Game show impresario Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of “The Gong Show” and “The Dating Game,” died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon.
Scientists have trained bumblebees to move a ball to the center of a platform to gain a sugary treat. So, what else can they do?
(Iida Loukola via The New York Times)
A milking competition from “1-2-Switch,” a multiplayer game on the Nintendo Switch.
(Nintendo via The New York Times)
“Super Mario Odyssey” is the next installment in the nearly 40-year-old classic video game franchise, available for the new Nintendo Switch game console.
(Nintendo via The New York Times)
The controller slides onto the Nintendo Switch. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
A supernova similar to those used to measure the universe’s expansion. Recent measurements of the distances and velocities of faraway galaxies don’t agree with a hard-won “standard model” of the cosmos that has prevailed for the past two decades. (NASA via The New York Times)
The Planck space probe captured this image of cosmic microwave radiation left over from the Big Bang.
(NASA via The New York Times)
A Hubble Space Telescope image provided by NASA shows a group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. Recent measurements of the distances and velocities of faraway galaxies don’t agree with a hard-won “standard model” of the cosmos that has prevailed for the past two decades. (NASA via The New York Times)
GAIA, a European spacecraft illustrated against the Milky Way, is measuring the distances of more than a billion stars.
(ESA/ATG medialab; background: ESO, via S. Brunier via The New York Times)
Marie Louise Gorsuch leans in to kiss her husband, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, during a lunch break on Capitol Hill on Tuesday at Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The judge sought to assure the Senate and the nation at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that he would be a fair-minded and independent justice. He said he would not hesitate to rule against Trump if the law required it, and he repeated his earlier private criticism of Trump’s attacks on judges who had ruled against the administration.
“When anyone criticizes the honesty or integrity or motives of a federal judge,” Gorsuch said, “I find that disheartening and demoralizing.”
(AP photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais; reporting by The New York Times)
The dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani — named for a World War I-era battleship — is among a group of the largest dinosaurs ever to have walked the Earth.
(Illustration by Jennifer Hall via New York Times News Service, file)