Latest News Grenfell Tower Inquiry Opens in London With Focus on Victims 2018-05-21T12:48:31.000000000+00:00 The first nine days of the public investigation are to be devoted to tributes to the dead by friends and families, reflecting the powerful emotions at play. Trump Defends Administration’s Trade Strategy With China 2018-05-21T12:45:15.000000000+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. Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Monarchs in My Garden, at Last 2018-05-21T11:20:49.000000000+00:00 Planting specifically to attract pollinators — bees, skippers and butterflies — has finally paid off. Venezuela Election Won by Maduro Amid Widespread Disillusionment 2018-05-21T11:12:10.000000000+00:00 Nicolás Maduro won a second term as president of Venezuela, in a contest that critics said was heavily rigged in his favor and which many voters shunned. Trump Demands Inquiry Into Whether Justice Dept. ‘Infiltrated or Surveilled’ His Campaign 2018-05-21T11:08:37.000000000+00:00 Legal experts said President Trump’s promise of intervention had little precedent, and could force a clash between the sitting president and his Justice Department. Justice Department, Texas, Venezuela: Your Monday Briefing 2018-05-21T10:28:17.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. New York Today: New York Today: Smelling Your Way to Work 2018-05-21T10:00:01.000000000+00:00 Monday: Mapping the city’s smells, kicking off pop music festival season, and remembering Tom Wolfe. Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Things Have Changed Since Sandy Hook 2018-05-21T09:45:05.000000000+00:00 America has made progress on gun control — but much of it has been pushed from the grassroots, not our political leaders. The Stone: What’s So Good About Original Sin? 2018-05-21T09:45:04.000000000+00:00 Perhaps it’s time for a new Puritanism. With fewer witch trials this time around, it could make the world a better place. Ireland, Enthusiastic About Gay Rights, Frets Over Abortion 2018-05-21T09:38:25.000000000+00:00 While the once-profound influence of the Catholic Church has faded, abortion is an exception, leaving the results of the coming referendum unpredictable.