National: Breaking US Stories from The New York Times


Here is the latest US News from The New York Times.

Economic Scene: A Look Ahead at the Next Recession
At the Brookings Institution recently, Shaun Donovan, Lawrence H. Summers and Eduardo Porter discussed the lessons learned from the Great Recession.

Economic Scene: Why a Universal Basic Income Will Not Solve Poverty
In this world where work remains an important social, psychological and economic anchor, there are better tools to help than giving every American a monthly check.

Donald Trump to Hold News Conference on Veterans’ Issues
The presumptive Republican candidate has been under scrutiny about a $1 million donation he pledged to veterans’ groups after a fund-raiser in Iowa.

Old and on the Street: The Graying of America’s Homeless
The emergence of an older homeless population is creating daunting challenges for social service agencies and governments already struggling to fight poverty.

Judge Orders Documents Unsealed in Trump University Lawsuit
The judge who was called a “hater” by Donald J. Trump has ruled against the presumptive Republican nominee in a lawsuit related to his real estate school.

Donald Trump Soured on a Deal, and Hong Kong Partners Became Litigants
“I beat China all the time,” Mr. Trump said last year, citing one Manhattan investment. But documents and interviews tell a very different story of that deal.

6 Dead in Texas Floods, and More Rain Is Coming
The authorities in southeastern and central Texas are bracing for more severe weather this week.

Zoo’s Killing of Gorilla Holding a Boy Prompts Outrage
While the Cincinnati Zoo’s director forcefully rejected the second-guessing, online petitions blamed the child’s mother.

As U.S. Admits Migrants in a Trickle, Critics Urge Obama to Pick Up the Pace
With the administration struggling to resettle Syrians and preparing to deport more Central Americans, allies and advocacy groups say the president’s actions do not match his words.

Zoo Director Responds to Gorilla Death
The director of the Cincinnati Zoo addressed the killing of a silverback gorilla Harambe, saying the shooting was justified because the child who fell into the animal’s pen was in serious danger.

To Protect Soldiers From Bombs, Military Scientists Build a Better Dummy
The Army is developing a crash-test dummy that simulates the injuries suffered by soldiers in vehicles targeted by insurgents.

On Washington: In a Secret Meeting, Revelations on the Battle Over Health Care
A former I.R.S. official details the Obama administration’s justification for spending that is at the heart of a federal lawsuit by House Republicans.

For Assistants in Prestige Fields, Overtime Rule May Alter Career Path
A federal rule on overtime pay endangers a practice in fields like publishing and movies, where low wages are accepted for a kind of apprenticeship.

A Day for the Fallen
On this Memorial Day, people paid their respects to those who have served and lost their lives.

Well: We Lost Our Soldier, but We’re Still a Family
As Memorial Day approaches, I am reminded of the urge to defend my family to those who assume I am single because of infidelity, abuse or neglect.

Teenagers Who Placed Eyeglasses on Museum Floor Explain the Prank
During a visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the youths wondered if they could do better than some of the real exhibits.

Letter From America: At Yale, World Crises Take a Back Seat to Campus Concerns
In a commencement speech, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, weighed in on a polarizing issue: renaming a residence.

Verizon Reaches Tentative Deal With Unions to End Strike
The agreement gives Verizon some important tools for paring down its work force in the coming years.

Sidebar: Rulings and Remarks Tell Divided Story of an 8-Member Supreme Court
A burst of recent decisions offered one snapshot of a court divided over the value of consensus. Public reflections from three justices delivered another.

Finally Saying Farewell
A Massachusetts church had its final service, nearly 12 years after congregants began a round-the-clock vigil to prevent its closing.

From Tylenol to Fitbit: 10 Notable Product Safety Recalls
Manufacturers recall at least one product a day, on average. Here are 10 that stood out.

2 Dead, Including a Gunman, After a Police Shootout in Houston
Two suspects wielded at least one high-powered weapon, the authorities said; one was fatally shot and one critically wounded. Another person was killed, and gunfire injured five others.

Success of Jerry Brown, and California, Offers Lesson to National Democrats
Blending elements of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, the governor has forged a style of leadership that has brought legislative focus and party unity.

Ronald C. Davidson, Pioneer of Fusion Power, Dies at 74
During Dr. Davidson’s tenure, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory made major advances toward harnessing fusion, which powers the sun.

Gawker Case Calls Attention to a Go-To Hollywood Lawyer
Until Hulk Hogan’s successful suit against Gawker Media, Charles J. Harder was mainly known for defending the privacy rights of Hollywood celebrities.

Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland Advises Graduates on Facing ‘Twists and Turns’
Judge Garland gave a commencement address at Niles West High School in Skokie, Ill., his alma mater, which he said had instilled in him a sense of community.

Product Recalls Rise With Better Detection and Fewer Suppliers
Better detection tools and stricter safety rules mean that problems that once went undetected are now more often spotted and traced back to their source.

Donald Trump and Bikers Share Affection at Rolling Thunder Rally
An annual motorcycle ride, dedicated to accounting for military members taken as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, gave Mr. Trump a receptive audience at the Lincoln Memorial.

I.R.S. Ruling Is Obstacle to Health Care Networks Promoted by Obama
The agency said an accountable care organization did not meet the test for tax-exempt status because it was not operated exclusively for charitable purposes.

Can Donald Trump Win? These Battleground Regions Will Decide
In the four regions likely to decide the presidency — Florida, the upper Southeast, the Rust Belt and the interior West — Mr. Trump faces daunting obstacles.

After 12 Years of Defiance, a Massachusetts Congregation Goes in Peace
St. Frances X. Cabrini Church held its final service before the end of a round-the-clock vigil by congregants who had fought the Archdiocese of Boston’s 2004 decision to close it.

Atomic Vets
The story of the veterans who witnessed secret atomic testing and how their decades-long struggle for recognition affects soldiers today.

Sharing Music Across the U.S.-Mexico Border’s Metal Fence
In an heavily patrolled enforcement zone named Friendship Park, some 60 musicians participated in Fandango Fronterizo, an annual event.

White House Letter: Secret Service Dreams of a New (14-Foot) White House Picket Fence
Nearly two years after an armed man climbed over the existing seven-foot fence, the Secret Service hopes to build a 14-foot barrier in its place.

Retro Report: Veterans of Atomic Test Blasts: No Warning, and Late Amends
What does the government owe its men and women in uniform who fall victim not to enemy fire but rather to decisions made by their commanders?

Gorilla Killed After Child Enters Enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo
Videos show the gorilla dragging the child, who was later rescued, and a woman can be heard calling out: “Mommy loves you! I’m right here!”

At the Libertarian Convention
From former governors to software pioneers and pony enthusiasts, the Libertarian Party has drawn a diverse crowd that has become more optimistic about its chances in the 2016 election.

Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager Brushes Off Concerns Over Staff Size
Corey Lewandowski insisted that the Trump campaign was not at a disadvantage with a smaller national infrastructure than that of Hillary Clinton.

Letter from Washington: Campaign Promises Are Not Just a Political Show
Though commitments are often dismissed as bluster, research and recent history show that newly elected presidents try to enact their campaign pledges.

Libertarians See Chance Amid Discontent Over Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
The Libertarian Party on Sunday chose Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate, believing he can benefit from disappointment at the major parties’ choices.

Those With Multiple Tours of War Overseas Struggle at Home
The number of veterans with multiple tours of combat duty is the largest in modern American history — more than 90,000 soldiers and Marines.

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