Latest News Catalan Leaders Accuse Madrid of Killing Chance of Talks 2017-10-17T19:52:50.000000000+00:00 The regional government said hopes of dialogue had been “dynamited” after a judge ordered the arrest of two figureheads of the independence movement. On Campus: When Conservatives Suppress Campus Speech 2017-10-17T19:50:13.000000000+00:00 The University of Wisconsin’s anti-protest policy shows it’s more worried about protecting conservative opinions than student expression. Iraqi Forces Retake All Oil Fields in Disputed Areas as Kurds Retreat 2017-10-17T19:49:35.000000000+00:00 Kurdish independence aspirations appeared to stall — at least for now — as Iraqi forces seized oil facilities that supply most of the region’s revenue. Asia and Australia Edition: Raqqa, Kirkuk, Marawi: Your Wednesday Briefing 2017-10-17T19:46:11.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Judge Temporarily Halts New Version of Trump’s Travel Ban 2017-10-17T19:38:59.000000000+00:00 Hours before a ban on most travel from seven countries was to take effect, a federal judge in Hawaii halted its enforcement while the ban’s opponents challenge it in court. 2 Senators Have Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off 2017-10-17T19:34:20.000000000+00:00 The plan by the two senators, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington, would fund the subsidies that President Trump said he would cut off. Raqqa, ISIS ‘Capital,’ Is Captured, U.S.-Backed Forces Say 2017-10-17T19:32:52.000000000+00:00 Loss of the Syrian city is a heavy blow to the militants, but the destruction there is immense, and questions linger about who will govern and rebuild. George Soros Transfers Billions to Open Society Foundations 2017-10-17T19:16:21.000000000+00:00 Mr. Soros has moved about $18 billion to Open Society, which promotes democracy and human rights around the world. He plans to give still more. Op-Ed Contributrors: The Law Is on the N.F.L. Players’ Side 2017-10-17T19:10:16.000000000+00:00 Stifling the protests would be illegal. Op-Ed Columnist: Will Pumpkin Spice Destroy Us All? 2017-10-17T19:05:16.000000000+00:00 It’s odoriferous. It’s insidious. It’s America.