Where a Little Mortgage Goes a Long Way

The Shawnee neighborhood in Louisville, Ky., is a paradox: The houses are affordable, but they can be difficult to buy. The prices are so low that most banks and lenders will not bother writing mortgages for them. That was the problem facing Christopher T. Smith when he moved back to Shawnee, a historically Black neighborhood

Russian Intelligence Agencies Push Disinformation on Pandemic

WASHINGTON — Russian intelligence services have been spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, according to newly declassified intelligence, material that demonstrates how Moscow is continuing to try to influence Americans as the election draws closer. Russian military intelligence, known as the G.R.U., has used its ties with a Russian government information center, InfoRos, and other