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Russian Bots Moved Quickly to Exploit the Florida Shooting

By SHEERA FRENKEL and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

  • Before the world had even absorbed the reality of the school shooting in Florida, hundreds of Twitter accounts thought to have Russian ties jumped into the gun control debate.
  • “The bots focus on anything that is divisive for Americans,” said one disinformation expert. “Almost systematically.”
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Pallbearers carry the coffin of Scott Beigel, a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, after his funeral in Boca Raton, Fla., on Sunday. Credit Gerald Herbert/Associated Press

‘I Would Take a Bullet for the Kids’

What may once have been an existential question for teachers has become a reality to be faced after each school shooting.

By JULIE TURKEWITZ



How Russian Trolls Deceived Americans in 2016 Election

By SCOTT SHANE

  • With imperfect English and tireless posting on Facebook and Twitter, Russian operatives summoned Americans to rallies, praised Donald J. Trump and played on political divisions.
  • Many Americans engaged with the Russian trolls without knowing who or where they really were.
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Were Arrests Made
to Solve Crimes, or
to Get Extra Pay?

By ALAN FEUER and JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN

A federal trial in Brooklyn is set for four officers who face accusations that they made a false arrest to increase their income, a practice known as collars for dollars. The implications could be far-reaching.





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Chacabuco Valley, in the heart of the new Patagonia National Park. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times

With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia, a National Park System Is Born

Two Americans snapped up large swaths of land in Chile, which they donated to a new conservation area that will be three times the size of Yosemite and Yellowstone combined.

By PASCALE BONNEFOY

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Ice Dancing’s King and Queen

By JERÉ LONGMAN 8:57 AM ET

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue of Canada modernized ice dancing and skated their way into the history books Tuesday.


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Sexual Misconduct Spurs New Elections: #MeToo Races

By TRIP GABRIEL and JESS BIDGOOD 5:00 AM ET

Nearly a dozen special elections are being held this year to fill vacancies left by lawmakers accused of sexual harassment or misconduct. But the subject is rarely mentioned by candidates.


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