Latest News Trump Swears In Gina Haspel as C.I.A. Director, Praising the Agency as ‘Most Elite’ in the World 2018-05-21T18:39:34.000000000+00:00 The president’s praise of the intelligence agency came amid his assault on what he perceives as the intelligence community’s improper actions as part of investigations into his campaign. Books of The Times: With ‘Kudos,’ Rachel Cusk Completes an Exceptional Trilogy 2018-05-21T18:38:22.000000000+00:00 Our critic calls this series of novels, which began with “Outline” and “Transit,” a “stark, modern, adamantine new skyscraper on the literary horizon.” How Smarter Living Taught Me to Be an Adult 2018-05-21T18:17:15.000000000+00:00 Four things I’ve learned that can help you, too. Supreme Court Upholds Workplace Arbitration Contracts Barring Class Actions 2018-05-21T18:15:08.000000000+00:00 The vote was 5 to 4, with the court’s more conservative justices in the majority. The court’s decision could affect some 25 million employment contracts. Advising Bolton Is a ‘Shadow N.S.C.’ 2018-05-21T18:13:45.000000000+00:00 The new national security adviser has been quietly taking advice from a few longtime associates. Some have business interests that overlap with the N.S.C. Robert Indiana Has All but Vanished. His Friends Want to Know Why. 2018-05-21T18:09:48.000000000+00:00 A company that has represented the artist, best known for his “LOVE” sculpture, says in a lawsuit that Mr. Indiana’s caretaker has shut him off from the world. Trump Defends Administration’s Trade Strategy With China 2018-05-21T18:08:43.000000000+00:00 The president praised his approach, and criticized Democrats, in a series of tweets on Monday following a three-day negotiation session that ended with little clarity. Mario Batali Said to Face Second Sexual Assault Investigation 2018-05-21T17:17:06.000000000+00:00 “60 Minutes” reported a sexual assault claim against the chef; the New York police are also looking into another allegation. Review: After the Earthquake, a ‘Room’ Haunted by Memories 2018-05-21T17:07:01.000000000+00:00 The aftermath of the Fukushima disaster infiltrates the lives of a young couple in Toshiki Okada’s spare, affecting play Bernard Lewis, Influential Scholar of Islam, Is Dead at 101 2018-05-21T17:03:42.000000000+00:00 Mr. Lewis’s views on the connection between Islam and terrorism inspired controversy but also helped shape American foreign policy under George W. Bush.