Latest News Understanding Ireland’s Vote on Whether to Keep Its Abortion Ban 2018-05-25T23:08:56.000000000+00:00 Results of two exit polls released Friday night showed voters had favored repeal by a wide margin. Banks Tried to Curb Gun Sales. Now Republicans Are Out to Stop Them. 2018-05-25T22:56:49.000000000+00:00 Since a few big banks restricted financing for the gun industry, some lawmakers — many of them Wall Street allies — are looking for ways to squelch what they see as social activism. Woman Trafficked by Cult Is Awarded $8 Million: ‘They Took My Childhood’ 2018-05-25T22:40:07.000000000+00:00 Given to a cult in Kansas when she was 11 and forced to work, Kendra Ross, now 26, won what may be the largest award for a single plaintiff in a case of coerced labor. Gray Matter: Would You Go to a Republican Doctor? 2018-05-25T22:25:24.000000000+00:00 Our political leanings distort our assessment of unrelated expertise. Contributing Op-Ed Writer: America Last: Trump’s Attack on the Amazon Job Machine 2018-05-25T22:25:24.000000000+00:00 Unrestrained strongmen use the state to punish — or silence — their enemies. Harvey Weinstein, Ireland, Hawaii: Your Friday Evening Briefing 2018-05-25T22:06:46.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. Trump Moves to Ease the Firing of Federal Workers 2018-05-25T22:06:26.000000000+00:00 The president aims to peel back labor protections and curb the power of government unions, which assailed the actions. Is Alexa Listening? Amazon Echo Sent Out Recording of Couple’s Conversation 2018-05-25T21:48:10.000000000+00:00 The digital assistant confused a discussion about hardwood floors with several commands, in what Amazon called an “unlikely” string of events. Indiana School Shooting: Teacher and Student Wounded; Gunman Detained 2018-05-25T21:37:13.000000000+00:00 A student opened fire at a middle school on Friday morning. “Here we go again, and it’s just really, really, really unfortunate,” an Indiana police official said. Robert Indiana, Artist at the Center of a Legal Fight, Left an Estate Worth $28 Million 2018-05-25T21:31:27.000000000+00:00 Mr. Indiana’s will left his assets to a foundation to be run by his caretaker, who has been accused in a lawsuit of isolating him from the outside world.