Latest News Op-Ed Contributor: Why Won’t Israel Let Me Mourn My Father? 2017-11-23T07:42:10.000000000+00:00 I wanted to go back to the West Bank for a memorial service with my family. I was barred because I am a human rights advocate. Why It’s Hard to Get Strongmen to Step Down 2017-11-23T06:59:29.000000000+00:00 What comes next for Robert Mugabe? The experiences of other authoritarian leaders might give him pause. Papua New Guinea’s Police Storm Manus Island Refugee Camp 2017-11-23T06:20:48.000000000+00:00 The authorities confronted hundreds of asylum seekers, destroying their possessions and demanding they leave for alternate facilities. Europe Edition: Ratko Mladic, Zimbabwe, Manus Island: Your Thursday Briefing 2017-11-23T05:16:02.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Joe Barton, Senior Republican, Caught in Storm Over Explicit Photo 2017-11-23T05:04:01.000000000+00:00 Joe Barton, the vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said that he was reconsidering his political future after the photograph appeared on an anonymous Twitter account. Conyers Doesn’t Plan to Resign Over Harassment Claims, Lawyer Says 2017-11-23T04:44:27.000000000+00:00 Representative John Conyers Jr. believes that some people who want him to step down after sexual harassment accusations have long sought to push him out, his lawyer said. Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment 2017-11-23T03:51:06.000000000+00:00 Alliance Defending Freedom has had some notable victories. Now it hopes to persuade the Supreme Court to blunt the sweep of its ruling enshrining same-sex marriage into law. Justice Dept. Orders Review of Background Check System for Gun Buyers 2017-11-23T03:32:47.000000000+00:00 Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, said that the mass shooting in Texas this month showed that “relevant information may not be getting reported” to the database. Naim Suleymanoglu, 50, Dies; Weight Lifting’s ‘Pocket Hercules’ 2017-11-23T03:26:24.000000000+00:00 At 4-foot-10, he won three consecutive Olympic gold medals in weight lifting, emerging as a national hero in Turkey. Trump, in Twitter Rant, Revisits Grievances Against Sports Figures 2017-11-23T02:05:02.000000000+00:00 To some, the posts directed at sports figures, many of them black, suggest that the president is trying to send a message of solidarity to many supporters.