Serge Schmemann

Member, New York Times editorial board

Member of the New York Times editorial board

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Josh Barro, Elizabeth Bruenig and Ross Douthat talk about the Rittenhouse verdict.

Two separate questions about the Rittenhouse acquittal

Josh Barro, Elizabeth Bruenig and Ross Douthat talk about the Rittenhouse verdict.

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UC Hastings College of the Law is California's oldest law school, and its board of directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to change the institution’s name.

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Closing arguments began today in the trial against the three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, in Brunswick, Georgia.

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The U.S.-Mexico border is set to reopen following a long shutdown to all but “essential” traffic.” This will likely bring heavy traffic, sanitation issues and crimes.

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For the first time ever, more than 100,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in just one year , according to preliminary numbers released by the CDC this week.

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Koreatown performance artist Kristina Wong suddenly had no work when the pandemic began, so she started creating face masks.

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A nuclear meltdown near the San Fernando and Simi Valleys was kept secret for 20 years.

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Torture victim Majid Khan’s lawyer J. Wells Dixon joins Robert Scheer to discuss his client’s shocking testimony about the CIA’s so-called “enhanced interrogation tactics.”

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case about a Mississippi law that bans almost all abortions after 15 weeks and punishes doctors who violate that law.

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