Front Page: The New York Times —- May 23, 2023


A Breakthrough Deal to Keep the Colorado River From Going Dry, for Now

Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country, is formed on the Colorado River at the Hoover Dam. The reservoir’s water level has significantly dropped, along with the river.

The agreement on cuts, aided by a wet winter and $1.2 billion in federal payments, expires at the end of 2026.

He Was Investigating Mexico’s Military. Then the Spying Began.

Alejandro Encinas, Mexico’s under secretary for human rights, was targeted by spyware while investigating abuses by the nation’s military.

While looking into abuses by the armed forces, the country’s top human rights official was targeted with Pegasus, the world’s most notorious spyware, The Times found.

Russia Claims Bakhmut, but Some See a ‘Pyrrhic Victory’

A top Ukrainian official essentially acknowledged that the devastated city had been lost. Thousands of Ukrainian and Russian soldiers died there, but the cost for Moscow was especially steep, experts say.

Bakhmut Is Gone: An Aerial Look at the War’s Destruction

Drone footage taken by The New York Times captured the scorched buildings, destroyed schools and cratered parks that now define the city in eastern Ukraine.


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