Latest News Nancy Pelosi Wants to Lead. House Democratic Candidates Aren’t So Sure. 2018-03-19T06:28:57.000000000+00:00 Conor Lamb’s victory in Pennsylvania, with his vow to oppose Ms. Pelosi, has emboldened other moderate and liberal Democrats to distance themselves from her. Syrian Rebels, Backed by Turkey, Seize Control of Afrin 2018-03-19T06:04:05.000000000+00:00 The city in the Syrian enclave was the target of a two-month military operation against Kurdish militias. Tens of thousands of civilians evacuated as its fall neared. Europe Edition: Putin, Brexit, Facebook: Your Monday Briefing 2018-03-19T05:18:44.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Austin Struck by Fourth Explosion Only Hours After Televised Appeal to Bomber 2018-03-19T05:04:31.000000000+00:00 The authorities had made an unusual public appeal to hear directly from whoever has been planting deadly package bombs on doorsteps in Austin, Tex. After Beating No. 1, U.M.B.C. Falls to a No. 9 2018-03-19T03:51:46.000000000+00:00 Two days after pulling off the biggest upset in N.C.A.A. men’s tournament history against top-seeded Virginia, Maryland-Baltimore County lost to Kansas State, 50-43. N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament: Oregon State Upsets Tennessee 2018-03-19T03:09:39.000000000+00:00 The Beavers triumphed by a score of 66-59. In other games, Louisville beat Marquette and North Carolina State beat Maryland. Before Saudi’s Visit, Administration Implores Congress Not to Block Military Aid 2018-03-19T02:22:28.000000000+00:00 Even as the State Department weighs approval of more than $1 billion in new arms, lawmakers are pushing for a resolution that they say would prevent Washington from giving the Saudis “a blank check.” ‘Testilying’ by Police: A Stubborn Problem 2018-03-19T02:22:28.000000000+00:00 Police lying persists, even amid an explosion of video evidence that has allowed the public to test officers’ credibility. Texas A&M Swats Second-Seeded North Carolina From Tournament 2018-03-19T01:14:08.000000000+00:00 A huge block in the first half set the tone in a game in which the Tar Heels were forced out to the perimeter and could not catch up. How Top Republicans Reacted, or Didn’t, to Trump’s Tweets on Mueller 2018-03-19T01:07:36.000000000+00:00 Some leading Republicans warned the president against firing the special counsel, but many had no response.