NY Times Kushner Talked to Russian Envoy About Creating Secret Channel With Kremlin 2017-05-27T01:55:56.000000000+00:00 A back-channel between White House adviser Jared Kushner and Moscow was proposed, but never pursued, in the weeks before President Trump’s inauguration. Mild in Mideast, Trump Is All Elbows in a Europe Eager to Jab Back 2017-05-27T01:14:57.000000000+00:00 The president played the statesman in the Middle East, but has switched to a familiar role, disrupter, as he joins the Group of 7 meeting, getting headlines like “Boor in Chief.” Denis Johnson, Who Wrote of the Failed and the Desperate, Dies at 67 2017-05-27T00:54:35.000000000+00:00 Mr. Johnson, the author of “Jesus’ Son,” peopled his novels, stories and poems with drifters, addicts, inmates and spies. U.S. Quietly Lifts Limit on Number of Refugees Allowed In 2017-05-27T00:36:14.000000000+00:00 Despite President Trump’s efforts to curtail resettlement, the State Department’s move could result in a near doubling of refugees entering the country. Expecting a Big Economic Bump? It’s Looking Less Likely 2017-05-27T00:10:14.000000000+00:00 With headwinds from trade, forecasts for this quarter are turning more tepid and point to a continuation of steady but not stellar growth. White House Backs Down on Keeping Ethics Waivers Secret 2017-05-27T00:04:10.000000000+00:00 In a reversal, the White House said it would publicly disclose waivers allowing former lobbyists to work in the administration. F.B.I. Investigates Attempt to Hack the Trump Organization 2017-05-26T23:49:47.000000000+00:00 The president’s grown two sons, who run the company, met with agents; Eric Trump said there had been no successful intrusion into the computer system. At Wellesley, Hillary Clinton Criticizes Trump and Invokes Nixon Resignation 2017-05-26T23:49:37.000000000+00:00 As her commencement speech unfolded, it was increasingly critical of the administration of the man who defeated her to become president, without ever naming him. For Manchester, as for Its Libyans, a Test of Faith 2017-05-26T23:46:32.000000000+00:00 Monday night’s bombing was seen not just as an attack on a concert venue, but an attack on a city’s identity as a proudly multicultural capital. Russian Once Tied to Trump Aide Seeks Immunity to Testify Before Congress 2017-05-26T23:40:52.000000000+00:00 Oleg V. Deripaska’s offer comes amid increased attention to his ties to Paul Manafort, who is one of several Trump associates under F.B.I. scrutiny.