The former law professor’s path to presidential contender began in Texas bankruptcy courts, where she witnessed desperate families, similar to her own.
The New York TimesElizabeth Warren’s career built on bankruptcy research elevated her from little-known Texas professor to sought-after lecturer, writer and consultant in bankruptcy law. Nearly 40 years later, it also set the stage for her career in politics
Gentrifier, interloper, developer: A new breed of builders is attempting to reclaim the “D” word and make development a little kinder and friendlier.
The New York TimesReal estate developers don't want to be called developers anymore. Wary of being labeled gentrifiers, some are opting for terms like "neighboring start-up" where renters are "members" – and community events include mixers in the back of a bodega.
As food-delivery apps take off in South Africa, thousands of motorbike riders, many migrants desperate for work, have signed up. For some, it is their last job.
The New York TimesSouth Africa’s food couriers often drive unsafe motorbikes with broken lights, missing mirrors or parts held together with string and tape. Most lack formal motorbike training and adequate protective gear.
The fires had burned for weeks but plunged President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration into crisis mode only now, after photographs began circulating widely.
The New York TimesAs of Saturday, at least 4 Brazilian states had formally requested military assistance to contain hundreds of fires. This is the highest number of fires to be tracked by satellite since 2010.
Maps and images based on satellite data provide clues to how the fires started.
The New York TimesScientists studying satellite images of the fires in the Amazon rain forest said most of the fires are burning on agricultural land where the forest had already been cleared through years of deforestation.
The president cited a national security law from 1977 that has never before been used to cut economic ties with a trading partner.
The New York TimesPresident Trump has asserted that he has the authority to force all U.S. businesses to leave China. The 1977 law he cites was passed to define and restrain such assertions of power, not to enable a president to cut off economic ties with a trading partner.
If the species is wiped out by poachers, Africa’s vast rain forest will lose 7 percent of its carbon storage ability, scientists estimate.
The New York TimesSome types of wildlife poaching may accelerate climate change, a recent study said. If forest elephants were to disappear, Africa’s rain forest will lose about 3 billion tons of carbon — the equivalent of France’s total CO2 emissions for 27 years.
Every summer, hundreds of ancient bones emerge from the ice. A new genetic study helps explain how they got there.
The New York TimesThis lake is 16,500 feet above sea level and is frozen most of the year. But on warmer days, hundreds of human skeletons, some with flesh still attached, emerge from it. A new study has uncovered more of the mystery of "Skeleton Lake."
After days of downplaying the fires raging across the Amazon, President Bolsonaro orders the military to step in. But it’s not clear that will be enough.
The New York TimesAs an ecological disaster in the Amazon escalated into a global political crisis, Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, took the step of mobilizing the armed forces to help contain blazes
For many members of the force, the decision to fire the officer whose chokehold led to Eric Garner’s death signaled a shift in the rules of engagement.
The New York TimesFollowing the firing of Daniel Pantaleo, NYPD union leaders accused Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police commissioner of undercutting their ability to enforce laws. But among officers throughout the rest of the department, the reaction was more complex.