Latest News The World Cup Is Fun. Except for the Russians Being Tortured. 2018-06-21T07:47:03.000000000+00:00 Aside from being a sporting event of global significance, this is a major P.R. victory for President Putin and his entourage. New Zealand’s Leader, Jacinda Ardern, Delivers a Baby Girl 2018-06-21T07:37:34.000000000+00:00 The prime minister is the first world leader to give birth in office since Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan had a child in 1990. Indonesia Ferry Toll Soars, With 192 Believed Dead 2018-06-21T05:54:17.000000000+00:00 Passengers’ relatives criticized the government’s poor enforcement of safety standards, as officials said the boat had only been designed to carry about 40 people. The Enthusiast: In Praise of Julia Alvarez 2018-06-21T05:17:12.000000000+00:00 “By the time I found ‘How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents,’ I’d already resigned myself to using books as windows rather than mirrors.” Trump Retreats on Separating Families, but Thousands May Remain Apart 2018-06-21T04:15:45.000000000+00:00 “It is still very early, and we are awaiting further guidance on the matter,” Brian Marriott, the senior director of communications for the Administration for Children and Families. Fewer Births Than Deaths Among Whites in Majority of U.S. States 2018-06-21T04:05:07.000000000+00:00 The pattern first started more than a decade ago. But lagging fertility rates and rising white mortality rates have sped demographic change. Europe Edition: Family Separations, Britain, Hungary: Your Thursday Briefing 2018-06-21T04:03:29.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Hundreds of Separated Children Have Quietly Been Sent to New York 2018-06-21T03:56:23.000000000+00:00 The federal government would not tell city officials exactly how many children had been moved to New York or where they were being housed. ‘We’re Sending Them the Hell Back,’ Trump Says of Securing the Country’s Borders 2018-06-21T03:46:34.000000000+00:00 President Trump turned his attention to the midterm battle that awaits Republicans here: Minnesota is one of the most important states in the fight for control of Congress. Trump’s Executive Order on Family Separation, Explained 2018-06-21T03:39:07.000000000+00:00 President Trump said he wanted to keep immigrant families together — but still detain them. He will probably need approval from a court or Congress.