Their Very Own Loving Story

Before Renee Newman Knake and Wallace B. Jefferson, both lawyers, became romantically involved, they met at various work events. The first time was when Mr. Jefferson delivered a commencement address in 2011 at Michigan State University College of Law, where Ms. Knake was then a law professor, though it wasn’t until years later that she…

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Trump on Twitter: I Regret Some Tweets, and Other Fratty D.C. Moments

ImageA clue: It was President Trump in the White House with Dave Portnoy.Credit…via Barstool Sports WASHINGTON — During the Clinton presidency, The New Republic billed itself as the in-flight magazine of Air Force One. Former President Obama loved The Atlantic. President Trump prefers Barstool Sports, the sophomoric, in-your-face sports blog beloved by bros of all stripes.…

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In 1920, Native Women Sought the Vote. Here’s What They Seek Now.

Native women were highly visible in early 20th-century suffrage activism. White suffragists, fascinated by Native matriarchal power, invited Native women to speak at conferences, join parades, and write for their publications. Native suffragists took advantage of these opportunities to speak about pressing issues in their communities — Native voting, land loss and treaty rights. But…

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From Barbados to Bucharest

Alicia Arendt, a foreign service officer with the Department of State serving at the United States Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, will be soon be transferred to a three-year post in Bucharest, Romania. And she’s taking with her something she did not have when she first arrived in Barbados in September 2018: her husband, Rohan Ford.…

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Wrong Places at the Right Time

If there hadn’t been two Dunkin’ stores on the same road in East Hartford, Conn., then maybe the Rev. Lydia Wittman and Rafi Ziauddin wouldn’t have ended up at different doughnut shops for their first date in 2014. And they wouldn’t have missed the beginning of the University of Connecticut football game or the tailgate…

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A Romance Blooms in Nebraska

Robert Voelte and Ian Rose call themselves an intergenerational, intercultural, interracial gay couple standing in the center of a blue dot in the middle of a red state. That state is Nebraska, where they met in August 2008 on Mr. Rose’s first day as a vocal music teacher at the Omaha elementary school where Mr.…

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