And four more women accused Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama, of sexual misconduct. But the party’s state organization has decided to stand behind him, putting it at bitter and public odds with national party leaders.
3. We went to Charlottesville, Va., where middle-class families trying to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act have been slammed by astronomical price increases.
Subsidies are available to help low- and moderate-income people pay premiums, but no financial assistance is available to a family of four with annual income over $98,400. We spoke to people who had gotten price quotes of more than $30,000 a year, even for high-deductible plans.
“It’s not working as it was supposed to,” said Sara Stovall, above with her family. “It’s being sabotaged, and I feel like a pawn.”
4. The U.S. says its battle against the Islamic State is the most precise air campaign in history. But far more Iraqi civilians are being killed than previously recognized.
Over 18 months, two reporters visited the sites of nearly 150 airstrikes across northern Iraq; interviewed hundreds of witnesses, survivors, family members and local officials; mapped destruction through satellite imagery; and interviewed U.S. officials directing the campaign.
The devastating report, the focus of this week’s Times Magazine, concludes that one in five of the strikes results in civilian death, a rate more than 31 times higher than acknowledged. Azmat Khan, a co-author of the article, discussed it on “The Daily” podcast.
5. In Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, above, remained under house arrest in military custody. Representatives of South Africa and of the Roman Catholic Church sought to defuse the crisis with meetings in Harare, the capital.
This video takes a look at Mrs. Mugabe, whose rising power appears to have prompted the military takeover. We also looked at how Mr. Mugabe’s fall has echoed across Africa.
6. The art market may never be the same.
Our reporters are trying to find out who phoned in the winning bid for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” a $450.3 million sale that shattered art-auction records. We already know who the major players in the room were. You can hear the crowd gasp the moment it sold in this video.
Was it worth it? Our critic weighs in.
7. Time Inc. is said to be negotiating its sale to the Meredith Corporation, the publisher of Family Circle and Better Homes and Gardens, in a deal backed by $500 million from the Koch brothers.
It’s the third known attempt by Meredith to buy Time Inc., which also publishes People and Sports Illustrated. It is not clear how much influence — if any — the Kochs would have on the magazine if the deal were to go through.
8. Lil Peep, a rapper who blended hip-hop and emo — and whom our critic called one of pop’s most promising young talents — died in Tucson. He was 21, and may have overdosed on the anti-anxiety medication Xanax.
He’d developed a rabid following on the streaming platform SoundCloud. Fans connected intensely to his frank talk about drug use and suicidal impulses.
9. Our critic says “Justice League,” the newest DC Comics superhero movie, is looser, goosier and certainly more watchable than the last one. (But that was “Batman v Superman,” so the bar was low.)
The new film “has justice, and it has banter,” she writes. “And while it could have used more hanging out, more breeziness, it is a start.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film features some fresh faces and a juicier role for Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot.
10. Finally, Stephen Colbert was pretty jazzed that President Trump aimed his Twitter account at a familiar target this week. That would be CNN, which he said he was “forced to watch” while in the Philippines.
“Oh, baby, he is back and he is playing the hits!” Mr. Colbert exclaimed. “Do ‘Muslim Ban!’ Do ‘Build the Wall!’ Do ‘Lock Her Up!’”
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