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The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb is the largest conventional bomb in the American arsenal. A Thursday strike in Afghanistan was the first combat use of the bomb.

U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan

By HELENE COOPER and MUJIB MASHAL

A new version of the most powerful conventional bomb in the American arsenal, so big it had to be dropped from a cargo plane, was used for the first time in combat.

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act during a rally in front of Trump Tower in Manhattan on April 1.

Trump Threatens Health Subsidies to Force Democrats to Bargain

By ROBERT PEAR

The president’s tone differs from that of Republicans in Congress, who have repeatedly promised a smooth transition away from the law they call Obamacare.

Choate Rosemary Hall, in Wallingford, Conn., has acknowledged decades of abuse by at least 12 former faculty members.

Sexual Abuse at Choate Went On for Decades, School Acknowledges

By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS

At least 12 teachers at the elite Connecticut boarding school abused students, beginning in the 1960s and into the 2010s, an investigation by a law firm found.

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U.S.
In Harney County, Ore., whose county seat is Burns, about three-fourths of the land is federally owned.

The Bundys Are Gone, but the Fight Over Public Lands Continues

By KIRK JOHNSON

A year after the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge, new and old players wage battle over what and whom the lands are for.

Rows of plumes rise from ice fractures on the surface of Enceladus.

Plumes From Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Hint That It Could Support Life

By KENNETH CHANG

Data from the Cassini spacecraft suggest that hydrothermal vents could provide ingredients for microbes or other forms of alien life to exist.

In 2010 Gwen and Aaron Van Manen completed the adoption of Tariku, in the black T-shirt in this family photo, from Ethiopia in 18 months. The process now takes much longer.

Overseas Adoptions by Americans Continue to Decline

By MIRIAM JORDAN

A new State Department report said adoptions of foreign-born children were at a 35-year low.

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Politics
Detainees in the women's wing for unauthorized immigrants at the Eloy Detention Facility, a private prison under contract by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in Eloy, Ariz., in 2010.

Trump Plan Would Curtail Protections for Detained Immigrants

By CAITLIN DICKERSON

As the administration tries to find jail space for its crackdown on illegal immigration, it is moving to curtail rules regarding the health and safety of detainees.

President Trump in the Oval Office. As the first president in American history never to have served in government or the military, he has faced an especially steep learning curve.

For Trump, a Steep Learning Curve Leads to Policy Reversals

By PETER BAKER

President Trump, the first occupant of the White House never to serve in government or the military, discovers some issues are more complex than he knew.

Eric Danziger, the chief executive of the Trump Organization's hotel division, said the company had rejected a deal to build a hotel under the Scion brand in Dallas with Mukemmel Sarimsakci, a Turkish-born developer.

Trump Organization Drops Plans for Dallas Hotel With ‘Turkish Trump’

By BEN PROTESS and STEVE EDER

The Trump Organization was considering teaming up with Mukemmel Sarimsakci, a Turkish-born developer who has extensive international ties.

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Business
Bill O'Reilly's reach extends far beyond

Bank Lending Stalls on Doubts About Trump’s Pro-Growth Agenda

By MICHAEL CORKERY

A slowdown in bank lending is the latest indication that Wall Street is giving a sober assessment to the feasibility of the growth-focused Trump agenda.

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Technology

As New Zealand Courts Tech Talent, Isolation Becomes a Draw

By JACQUELINE WILLIAMS and DAVID STREITFELD

A program to offer developers jobs was flooded with more than 48,000 applications as many in the field look for distance from the political polarization in the United States and Europe.

Automation fears have stirred many fanciful visions of the future. An expert panel calls for new tools of analysis to help workers adapt.

New Tools Needed to Track Technology’s Impact on Jobs, Panel Says

By STEVE LOHR

The nation is “flying blind” into a new era of automation and artificial intelligence, the authors of a National Academies study warned.

Emily Hurwitz, 28, purchased a Volkswagen Tiguan through Shift, an online company that brought the car to her apartment for a test drive.

Wheels

Online Upstarts Seek to Disrupt Used-Car Buying

By MARY M. CHAPMAN

Companies like Shift appeal to millennials in particular, but experts say the traditional dealership isn’t about to disappear.

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Sports
Yankees pitching prospect James Kaprielian throwing during spring training.

Yankees’ Top Pitching Prospect James Kaprielian Will Undergo Tommy John Surgery

By BILLY WITZ

Kaprielian, who has pitched well this spring, complained of elbow pain last week and will be shut down for the rest of the season.

Kelsey Plum set the N.C.A.A. women's career scoring record as a senior at Washington and was the first pick in the W.N.B.A. draft on Thursday.

Kelsey Plum Is a Lot Like James Harden. But Is It a Left-Handed Compliment?

By SETH BERKMAN

Plum, the top pick in the W.N.B.A. draft on Thursday, is a prolific lefty like Harden. But she hopes that female players will soon be a measuring stick.

Carmelo Anthony (7) might have played his final game in a Knicks uniform in Wednesday's regular-season finale.

Sports of The Times

Knicks vs. 76ers: A Battle of Losing Philosophies

By MICHAEL POWELL

Although the Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, the victory meant nothing. It was the contrast in team philosophies that was striking.

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Arts
Adrián Villar Rojas's installation

Art Review

A Mini-Met Mashup on the Museum’s Roof, With Summer Views

By JASON FARAGO

In “The Theater of Disappearance,” the young Argentine Adrián Villar Rojas installs his sculptures atop millenniums of art history.

Jennifer Ehle and Jefferson Mays play a married Norwegian couple bringing combatants to the negotiating table in

Review: ‘Oslo’ Fills a Large Canvas in a Thrilling Production

By BEN BRANTLEY

Bartlett Sher’s masterly production of J.T. Rogers’s drama about the Oslo Accords is reborn as the colossus it was always meant to be.

A life-size figure at the Museum of the American Revolution depicts George Washington breaking up a fight in Harvard Yard. The museum opens on April 19.

A New Museum of the American Revolution, Warts and All

By JENNIFER SCHUESSLER

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia tells a grittier, more populist account of events that meant different things to different people.

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Movies
Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson in

Review: ‘A Quiet Passion’ Poetically Captures Emily Dickinson

By A. O. SCOTT

Cynthia Nixon brings a great 19th-century American poet to vivid life in Terence Davies’s new film.

Tom Holland, center left, and Charlie Hunnam, center right, in

Review: Hearts of Darkness and Light in ‘The Lost City of Z’

By MANOHLA DARGIS

Charlie Hunnam stars in this period adventure story about love, loss and mystery in the Amazon from the director James Gray.

Charlize Theron faces off against Vin Diesel in

Review: Family Values and Hot Rides in ‘Fate of the Furious’

By MANOHLA DARGIS

Each installment of “Fast and Furious” is more enjoyably ludicrous than the last, even as the death of the star Paul Walker continues to hang over the franchise.

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New York
Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam of New York State's Court of Appeals in 2013.

Mystery and Melancholy Surround Death of Judge Found in the Hudson

By ALAN FEUER and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM

An investigation was continuing in the case of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first black woman on New York’s highest court.

Emergency personnel worked on Thursday near the site where four bodies were found in Central Islip, N.Y., on Long Island.

Four Bodies Found on Long Island Appear Linked to Gang Violence

By ARIELLE DOLLINGER and LIZ ROBBINS

Several recent homicides in Suffolk County have been blamed on a transnational gang known as MS-13.

Rory Staunton's death at NYU Langone Medical Center spurred changes in the detection of sepsis.

About New York

A Boy’s Life Is Lost to Sepsis. Thousands Are Saved in His Wake.

By JIM DWYER

In 2012, Rory Staunton, 12, died from septic shock. Five years later, a study shows that fewer people are dying from the condition.

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Obituaries
Dan Rooney walking the sideline before his Pittsburgh Steelers played the Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl in 2009.

Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, an N.F.L. Force and Link to Football’s Past, Dies at 84

By KEN BELSON

Rooney began his time with the team as a water boy at age 9 and helped build one of the most successful franchises in N.F.L. history.

Bob Cerv, right, with Yankees manager Casey Stengel, center, and pitcher Bob Wiesler, in August 1951.

Bob Cerv, Three-Time Yankee and One-Time All-Star, Dies at 91

By RICHARD SANDOMIR

Cerv, an outfielder and slugger who was a backup in three stints with the Mickey Mantle-era Yankees, also played for the Athletics, with whom he was an All-Star in 1958; the Angels; and the Colt .45s.

Carme Chacón, Spain's first female defense minister, reviewing Spanish troops in 2008 while she was pregnant.

Carme Chacón, Spain’s First Female Defense Minister, Dies at 46

By RAPHAEL MINDER

Ms. Chacón, a leading Socialist politician, became a symbol of the country’s progress toward gender equality.

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Editorial

Editorial

Jeff Sessions, Unleashed at the Border

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

It’s no longer just scary speeches. Now as attorney general he has the machinery to make his immigration nightmare real.

Editorial

Auditing the Auditors

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Investors still have good reason to be wary about the honesty and accuracy of audited financial statements.

A migrant woman at the Tariq Al-Matar detention center on the outskirts of Tripoli.

Editorial

Another Degree of Suffering in Libya

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

The revelation that some migrants are being sold as slaves adds to the urgency of an international solution to the suffering in the country.

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Op-Ed
Women mourning victims of the Palm Sunday terrorist attacks in Egypt.

Op-Ed Contributor

The Point of Hate

By ANNA FELS

Why has evolution preserved such a destructive emotion?

Op-Ed | Molly Worthen

The Evangelical Roots of Our Post-Truth Society

By MOLLY WORTHEN

The deep distrust of media and scientific elites has its origin in old-time religion.

In 2016, Luzerne County, which had twice previously cast majorities for Obama, supported Trump 57.9 to 38.6 percent.

Op-Ed | Thomas B. Edsall

Reaching Out to the Voters the Left Left Behind

By THOMAS B. EDSALL

The economic and political gap between cities and rural counties is even wider than we realized. Can the Democrats do anything about it?

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ON THIS DAY

On April 14, 1865, President Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while attending the comedy “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day.

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