In this week’s Race/Related newsletter: A writer explores the nation’s divide over its Civil War past. He finds that some Confederate monuments cannot be moved.

Naipaul, who died at 85 on Saturday, was a self-styled heir to Joseph Conrad, and a legitimate one.

Mr. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, wrote about the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean, where he was born.

Richard B. Russell, a ground service agent at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, flew a turboprop aircraft for nearly an hour over Puget Sound.

The streets are full of bodies and Taliban checkpoints are at every intersection — but government officials insist they are in charge.

President Trump issued a general call for unity a year after the violence in Charlottesville, Va., saying that he condemns “all types of racism and acts of violence.”

Mr. Collins, among the wealthiest members of Congress, has decided not to seek re-election in the wake of insider trading charges stemming from investments he and others had in a biotech firm.

A ground service agent at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport flew a stolen turboprop for just under an hour before eventually crashing 30 miles away. There were no other passengers on board.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued the airline, accusing it of discrimination. United Airlines disputes the allegations.

Mr. Collins initially vowed to stay on the ballot but said it was “in the best interests” of his district, the Republican Party and the president’s agenda to suspend his race.

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