NY Times Egyptian President Agrees to Cede 2 Islands to Saudi Arabia 2017-06-25T00:35:00.000000000+00:00 President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ratified an agreement that cedes sovereignty over two Red Sea islands, brushing off widespread public criticism. Is a Buddhist Group Changing China? Or Is China Changing It? 2017-06-25T00:00:34.000000000+00:00 Millions have joined faith organizations like Fo Guang Shan, aiming to fill what they see as a moral vacuum. But to operate in China, groups like Fo Guang Shan must compromise. Dr. John Sarno, 93, Dies; Best-Selling Author Tied Pain to Anxieties 2017-06-24T22:17:50.000000000+00:00 Dr. Sarno was both hailed and dismissed for his contention that most chronic pain could be traced to deep within the psyche. Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes 2017-06-24T20:18:09.000000000+00:00 Medicaid, targeted for deep cuts by the Republican health care bill, currently pays for most of the 1.4 million people in nursing homes. Syria Frees Hundreds of Detainees Ahead of Muslim Holiday 2017-06-24T19:23:36.000000000+00:00 The justice minister said 672 people were released from prison, including some who had supported the insurgency against the Syrian government. British Parliament Hit by Cyberattack, Affecting Email Access 2017-06-24T18:17:28.000000000+00:00 Hackers targeted the British Parliament, leaving many legislators unable to access their emails on Saturday, officials said. For W.N.B.A.’s Oldest Rookie, a Lot of Persistence Goes a Long Way 2017-06-24T17:52:26.000000000+00:00 After playing for years overseas, Yvonne Turner of the Phoenix Mercury is still coming to grips with the fact that she has finally reached her goal, at age 29. To Make Sense of American Politics, Immigrants Find Clues From Lands They Left 2017-06-24T16:31:48.000000000+00:00 As immigrants in Houston follow Washington’s political turmoil, some find ominous echoes from their homelands. Others find a reminder they are lucky to be here. Health Law Repeal Leaves Nevada Republican Torn Between Lawmakers 2017-06-24T16:10:53.000000000+00:00 Senator Dean Heller could be a swing vote on his party’s health care bill. His majority leader wants his help. His governor wants him to bring it down. Hopes Fade After Landslide Destroys Chinese Village 2017-06-24T15:51:27.000000000+00:00 Rescue workers searched for survivors after a landslide in the southwestern province of Sichuan, a region of brittle, unstable mountains, but said their chances were slim.