Seven Days in January: How the U.S. and Iran Approached the Brink of War

Still, watching television in Florida, Mr. Trump grew agitated by the chaos and ready to authorize a more robust response. And on Dec. 31, even as the protests were beginning, a top secret memo began circulating, signed by Robert C. OBrien, his national secur… [+2086 chars]

The Titans Beat the Ravens to Reach the A.F.C. Championship

That drive was all Henry. Before throwing the touchdown, he picked up 78 yards rushing, including 66 yards on one lung-busting run. After being held in check in the first half, Henry now has 134 rushing yards. And then, on Baltimores first play after going d… [+1128 chars]

At 16, She’s a Pioneer in the Fight to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

In the months after the gene therapy infusion at Boston Childrens, her symptoms disappeared. But doctors had given her blood transfusions while she regrew her own red blood cells, so it was not clear if the absence of symptoms was because of the gene therapy … [+1398 chars]

Could ‘Megxit’ Be a Royal Fairy Tale for Canada?

Rumors that Canada, which features Prince Harrys grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, on its coinage and its $20 bills, was their preferred refuge from Britain were stoked this week after the couples statement announcing their plans conspicuously mentioned North Ame… [+1497 chars]

Sanders and Biden Look for Dominance in Early States

And after months of internal pessimism and external expectation-setting about his prospects in Iowa, Steve Ricchetti, a top adviser to the former vice president, has told other Democrats he thinks they can win the state outright. But Mr. Bidens advisers pri… [+1281 chars]

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Welcome to the weekend. It was another roller coaster week of news out of the Middle East and Washington. We tried to balance the pace of breaking news with some levity, like cuttlefish wearing 3-D glasses and a squirrel census. Here are other great stories y… [+18 chars]

52 Places to Go in 2020

We picked destinations to inspire you, delight you and motivate you to explore the world.