Latest News Why Outer Suburbs in the East and Midwest Have Stopped Booming 2018-03-24T09:12:55.000000000+00:00 Many counties, including rich ones, are aging and experiencing more deaths than births, without growth through immigration or migration. French Police Officer Wounded in Hostage Standoff Dies 2018-03-24T06:04:42.000000000+00:00 The authorities said Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame had traded himself for a hostage held by the gunman, who claimed to be acting on behalf of the Islamic State. Highlights for a March Weekend From Opinion 2018-03-24T05:21:27.000000000+00:00 Here is a roundup of some recent pieces for you weekend reading, including several on the debate over gun laws. Trump Approves New Limits on Transgender Troops in the Military 2018-03-24T04:31:45.000000000+00:00 The directive essentially bans service members from identifying as transgender, but it also largely gives the Pentagon the ability to make exceptions. Op-Ed Contributor: The Gun Reform Battle Plan for 2018 2018-03-24T04:00:43.000000000+00:00 When you finish marching this weekend, march into the congressional districts where you can actually make a difference. Exposures: Arming Teachers 2018-03-24T02:34:13.000000000+00:00 In as many as a dozen states, schools have already taken advantage of laws that allow employees to carry guns. Ohio is one of them. The Dramatic Last Hours as Agents Stalked the Austin Bomber 2018-03-24T01:11:14.000000000+00:00 Federal marshals described how they located and took down the suspect of a weekslong bombing campaign in Austin. Fact Check: Trump’s Objections Require Some Corrections 2018-03-24T01:09:54.000000000+00:00 President Trump said that American troops would receive the largest pay raise in a decade and that Democrats fought against a solution for Dreamers. Neither claim is true. Op-Ed Columnist: Biden and Trump Talk Trash 2018-03-24T01:05:03.000000000+00:00 It’s always nice to think about a different president. For the U.S. and China, a Technology Cold War That’s Freezing Over 2018-03-24T00:51:19.000000000+00:00 In advanced industries like chip development, the rivals are vying for dominance in a fight that is as much about national security as economic might.