Strategy for Democratic Mayors Facing Troubles: Attack Trump

By MITCH SMITH July 10, 2017 MINNEAPOLIS — After a first term pockmarked by intense protests and searing criticism from the left, Betsy Hodges, the mayor of this city, is facing prominent challengers as she campaigns for re-election: a civil rights activist, a...

Long After Protests, Students Shun the University of Missouri

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS July 9, 2017 COLUMBIA, Mo. — In the fall of 2015, a grassy quadrangle at the center of the University of Missouri became known nationwide as the command center of an escalating protest. Students complaining of official inaction in the face of...

Pride 2017: Gay Pride’s Choice: March in Protest or Dance Worries Away

Pride 2017 By KIM SEVERSON June 19, 2017 People in the L.G.B.T.Q. community have had many gains to celebrate over the last decade. Marriage became legal. Caitlyn Jenner and others pushed open doors for transgender people. Oregon elected an openly bisexual governor —...

Grim Echoes for Families: An Officer Shoots and a Jury Acquits

By MITCH SMITH, YAMICHE ALCINDOR and JACK HEALY June 17, 2017 ST. PAUL — When the verdict came down on Friday — another police officer found not guilty in the killing of another black man — a father 700 miles away, in Oklahoma, felt as if he were watching a sickening...

Turkish President Assails U.S. Over Charges Against His Guards

The authorities announced that they had charged 12 Turkish security personnel and four other American and Canadian civilians in connection with an attack on protesters.