Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Political Cost of Hair

Hair has once again caused a political tempest in a blow dryer. This week, the Washington…

As Elizabeth Warren Rises, the G.O.P. Deploys an Old Tactic

WASHINGTON — President Trump and his allies have struggled for months to come up with effective…

Penn State Defends Football Player After a Letter Called His Hair ‘Disgusting’

Pennsylvania State University, a Big Ten college and home of the vaunted Nittany Lions, rushed to…

Elizabeth Warren Details Her Account of Losing Teaching Job Because of Pregnancy

WASHINGTON — It is one of Elizabeth Warren’s signature anecdotes in her stump speech: By the…

Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Bias Against Gay and Transgender Workers

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday on whether a landmark civil rights…

Anti-Muslim Group, ACT for America, to Host Gala at Mar-a-Lago

An anti-Muslim organization plans to host its annual gala at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s private club in…

Hard Times Have Pakistani Hindus Looking to India, Where Some Find Only Disappointment

JODHPUR, India — By the time an angry Muslim mob stormed the local Hindu school and…

Worker Who Refused to Use Transgender Pronouns Wasn’t Mistreated, Panel Finds

LONDON — A British government agency did not discriminate against an employee who refused to use transgender…

BBC Overturns Complaint Decision Against Naga Munchetty

The BBC’s director general has reversed the findings of a commission that ruled that Naga Munchetty,…

M.L.S. Lifts Ban on Signs Featuring the Iron Front

PORTLAND, Ore. — Major League Soccer is lifting its ban on signs and banners featuring an…

‘Nerd,’ ‘Nonsmoker,’ ‘Wrongdoer’: How Might A.I. Label You?

When Tabong Kima checked his Twitter feed early Wednesday morning, the hashtag of the moment was…

Brownface, Blackface and About-Face. Is Trudeau Who He Says He Is?

OTTAWA — Canadians from Newfoundland to British Columbia struggled with the past misdeeds of their leader…

Andrew Yang Knows You May Disagree With Him About Shane Gillis

Shane Gillis, a 31-year-old stand-up comedian who was named last week to the “Saturday Night Live”…

Countable on One Hand: The Women Leading Power Five Athletic Departments

PITTSBURGH — The first three games of Pittsburgh’s football season wouldn’t seem like an exhibit of…

A Gift From the N.F.L. Ignites a Firestorm Over Dreadlocks

For several years, a small nonprofit operating out of a church on the South Side of…