Front Page: The New York Times —- May 17, 2023


Biden and McCarthy Show Signs of Optimism, but Remain Far Apart on Debt Deal

Speaker Kevin McCarthy said after negotiations on Tuesday that he could see a deal reached “by the end of the week” — a marked change in tone.

The negotiations at the White House came a day after the Treasury Department said the government could run out of money to pay its bills by June 1.

Drug Shortages Near an All-Time High, Leading to Rationing

A worrisome scarcity of cancer drugs has heightened concerns about the troubled generic drug industry. Congress and the White House are seeking ways to address widespread supply problems.

As Ukrainian Attack Looms, Putin Faces Setbacks and Disunity in Russian Forces

The problems that have hindered Russia’s 15-month war are still festering: stretched resources and disunity in the ranks. Still, Mr. Putin’s resolve augurs a willingness to prosecute a long war.

Fleeing Generals at War and Violent Militias, Many Say ‘We’re Not Coming Back’

The war in Sudan has unleashed a new wave of violence in the western region of Darfur, sending tens of thousands into neighboring Chad, where a new humanitarian crisis is looming.


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