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Net Neutrality, John Conyers, Zimbabwe: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:14:14 GMT
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Europe Edition: Robert Mugabe, Angela Merkel, Syria: Your Wednesday Briefing
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:07:28 GMT
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
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F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:59:04 GMT
A rollback of net neutrality regulations would represent a significant victory for companies like AT&T and Comcast and would amount to a strike against consumers.
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What Is Net Neutrality?
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:18:56 GMT
The F.C.C. is set to repeal rules that require internet providers to give consumers equal access to all content online. Here’s how it works.
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Washington Has Delivered a Tangled Message on AT&T’s Power
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:59:31 GMT
Loosening rules on internet providers would let big companies charge more for their services. But a suit to block a merger signals a tougher stance against big business.
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Trump Defends Roy Moore, Citing Candidate’s Denial of Sexual Misconduct
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:56:22 GMT
President Trump said Alabama voters should not support Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for the Senate. Mr. Trump declined to say whether he would campaign for Mr. Moore.
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Trump on Moore: ‘He Totally Denies It’
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:57:11 GMT
On Tuesday, President Trump made his first remarks on Roy S. Moore since the Senate candidate was accused of improper sexual conduct with a minor.
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Democrats Move Swiftly Against Conyers Amid Latest Harassment Charges
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:55:11 GMT
The House Democratic leader called for harassment charges against the House’s most senior member, John Conyers Jr., to be subjected to an ethics inquiry.
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Charlie Rose Ousted by CBS and PBS After Harassment Allegations
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:14:21 GMT
David Rhodes, the president of CBS News, noted allegations of “extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior.” Bloomberg also cut ties with the host.
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John Lasseter, a Pixar Founder, Takes Leave After ‘Missteps’
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:41:48 GMT
Mr. Lasseter, who oversees all films made by Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, said he would step away from the company for six months.
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Uber Discloses Data Breach, Kept Secret for a Year, Affecting 57 Million Accounts
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:55:08 GMT
The ride-hailing company said it was hacked last October and that the breach was kept secret. In the aftermath, Uber fired its top security executive.
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How Trump’s Hands-Off Approach to Policing Is Frustrating Some Chiefs
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:20:12 GMT
The president says the Justice Department has meddled too much in policing. But even police chiefs in Republican areas are frustrated with his rollback.
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Losing London: Where Brexit Hurts: The Nurses and Doctors Leaving London
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:45:36 GMT
Britain’s treasured health care system was used as rallying cry by anti-E.U. campaigners. Many of its European staff now feel betrayed. Thousands have quit.
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Editorial: Ms. Merkel Struggles to Hold Germany Together
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:50:16 GMT
Her failure to form a governing coalition could lead to new elections amid a growing threat from the right.
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Op-Ed Contributor: This Uranium Deal Was No Scandal
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:57:30 GMT
Russia’s purchase of a mining firm while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state did not endanger America’s uranium supply.
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Op-Ed Columnist: When Our Allies Are Accused of Harassment
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:27:05 GMT
The case of Al Franken shows how painful and confusing it is when the #MeToo juggernaut comes for men we respect.
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Vietnam '67: Lyndon Johnson’s War Propaganda
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:46:00 GMT
In 1967 the White House undertook a massive P.R. campaign on the Vietnam War. It worked — too well.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Whatever Happened to Trump’s Populist Agenda?
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:59:48 GMT
He won the election because voters want something different than policies like the establishment Republican tax plan.
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The Conversation: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Sex Scandal
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:34:12 GMT
From Bill Clinton to Roy Moore all the way back to Thomas Jefferson.
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Editorial: ‘Only Morons Pay the Estate Tax’
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:27:01 GMT
That’s a heck of a way for the Trump administration to talk about the richest Americans.
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Fixes: After Flint, Helping Doctors Recognize Chemical Exposure
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:48:57 GMT
Few of the 80,000 chemicals registered for use have been tested for safety. Educating medical students on their effects is essential.
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Op-Ed Columnist: How Evil Is Tech?
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:56:35 GMT
Our devices consume our time and dilute our social interactions.
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Op-Ed Columnist: Lies, Incoherence and Rage on Tax Cuts
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:07:47 GMT
Con men get really angry when someone points out their con.
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Op-Ed Contributor: The Dangers of Forcing Gender Equality in Afghanistan
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:56:54 GMT
The United States is pushing women to join the Afghan security forces, without providing them with support. By doing so, it’s putting them at risk.
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David Cassidy, Heartthrob and ‘Partridge Family’ Star, Dies at 67
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:06:46 GMT
Mr. Cassidy was beloved by fans during the 1970s and worked as a performer for decades, but he struggled with his early exposure to fame.
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Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President, Ending 37-Year Rule
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:40:43 GMT
It seemed to be an abrupt capitulation by Mr. Mugabe, who had refused only two days earlier to step down.
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North Korean Troops Violated Truce While Chasing Defector, U.N. Command Says
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:50 GMT
The United Nations Command accused North Korean troops of violating the armistice by firing weapons and crossing the border to chase a defector.
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After a Mysterious Odyssey, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Is Home
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:50:03 GMT
Many questions remain, including whether he will make his resignation official or rescind it, and whether Saudi Arabia had pressed him to resign.
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Contractor for Puerto Rico Power Suspends Work, Citing Unpaid Bills
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:32:08 GMT
While its highly criticized $300 million contract has been canceled, Whitefish Energy Holdings says that it is still owed tens of millions of dollars.
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He’s a Member of Congress. The Kremlin Likes Him So Much It Gave Him a Code Name.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:10:09 GMT
Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Republican of California, has laughed off suggestions that he is a Russian asset. But investigators are calling.
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Merkel’s Troubles May Spell Trouble for All of Europe
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:01:12 GMT
The German leader’s failure to form a coalition government is a blow to hopes for a strong Franco-German engine to drive European Union reform.
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Meg Whitman to Step Down as Hewlett Packard Enterprise C.E.O.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:38:02 GMT
After building eBay into an internet giant, Ms. Whitman took over Hewlett-Packard and split the Silicon Valley icon in two, with mixed results.
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U.S. Bribery Case Sheds Light on Mysterious Chinese Company
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:07:11 GMT
A Justice Department complaint alleges that a vast private Chinese conglomerate used commercial and diplomatic channels to bribe African officials and win contracts.
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Modern Love: Senior Couples Try the 36 Questions That Lead to Love
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:10:20 GMT
The questions have led to countless unions. What can they do for pairs who know everything about each other?
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‘Hi, Drumstick.’ President Trump Pardons a Turkey, and Likes It.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:35:52 GMT
At the annual White House ritual, Mr. Trump relishes his powers of clemency as Thanksgiving approaches. A large turkey is grateful.
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Books of The Times: Marguerite Duras’s ‘The Lover,’ and Notebooks That Enrich It
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:35:35 GMT
Duras’s best-known novel has been reissued in an Everyman’s Library edition, alongside her “Wartime Notebooks” and “Practicalities,” a collection of essays.
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It’s Almost Thanksgiving! Let Us Be Your Guide
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:13:40 GMT
Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.
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How to Get Rid of Holiday Stains
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:45:01 GMT
If your holiday festivities result in all new stains, spills and messes you’d rather not bring into 2018, here’s how to clean them all up
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Tech Fix: A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:37:49 GMT
Your smartphone is not deliberately losing speed just because your phone maker has a new gadget for sale. For devices that do slow down, here are some fixes.
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Review: Netflix’s ‘Godless,’ a Western With a Little Bit of Everything
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:58:28 GMT
A new Netflix mini-series stars Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery in a story of revenge, religion and a frontier town populated almost entirely by women.
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The Grand Ole Opry, a Nashville Institution, Comes to New York
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:44:59 GMT
The 92-year-old country music show is opening a Southern-themed restaurant and concert space in Times Square, with plans to expand in the U.S. and beyond.
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The First Time: Billy Porter: The First Time I Refused to Keep Playing a Stereotype
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:42:14 GMT
Seeing “Angels in America” in 1994 was the moment Mr. Porter, the Broadway star, realized he had to rethink his career path and chase a new dream.
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Critic’s Notebook: 10 Ways to Tell if Your ‘Nutcracker’ Is Traditional
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:57:48 GMT
Variations on “The Nutcracker” abound. Our critic sorts out what’s true to the ballet’s heart and (a different thing) to its tradition.
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Feature: Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:02 GMT
As machine learning becomes more powerful, the field’s researchers increasingly find themselves unable to account for what their algorithms know — or how they know it.
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New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:32:43 GMT
By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.
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Protesting Coal Mining From a Treehouse
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:01:02 GMT
For years, activists have been protesting the expansion of coal mining in the Hambach Forest in Germany by living in treehouses. A court ruling may soon change that.
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Wake Up and Smell the Traffic? London Tries Coffee to Power Buses
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:57:13 GMT
In an effort to curb toxic diesel fumes, oil from used grounds has been added to the fuel for the British capital’s iconic red double-deckers.
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Modern Love: Your 13-Word Love Stories
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:48:29 GMT
We asked readers to share succinct summaries of their personal lives. Here are some of our favorites.
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A Photo of Billy the Kid Bought for $10 at a Flea Market May Be Worth Millions
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:39:04 GMT
Experts say it’s a rare, valuable tintype of the famous outlaw, with Pat Garrett, the man who later killed him.
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Men Aren’t Funny
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:09:27 GMT
The post-Louis C.K. reckoning is actually the best thing to happen to comedy in a long time.
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Arts

Review: ‘Coco’ Brings the Pixar Touch to Death
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:42:35 GMT
The movie delivers moments of cinematic rigor and playful pop-culture erudition. And though it deals with the afterlife, don’t let that scare you.
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Critic’s Notebook: 10 Ways to Tell if Your ‘Nutcracker’ Is Traditional
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:57:48 GMT
Variations on “The Nutcracker” abound. Our critic sorts out what’s true to the ballet’s heart and (a different thing) to its tradition.
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Review: ‘Darkest Hour,’ or the Great Man Theory of History (and Acting)
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:56:01 GMT
Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s drama about the early days of World War II.
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Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Sells 1.2 Million Copies in Its First Week
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:22:10 GMT
This is the pop singer’s fourth consecutive album to sell more than one million copies right off the bat.
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The Grand Ole Opry, a Nashville Institution, Comes to New York
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:44:59 GMT
The 92-year-old country music show is opening a Southern-themed restaurant and concert space in Times Square, with plans to expand in the U.S. and beyond.
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Review: Netflix’s ‘Godless,’ a Western With a Little Bit of Everything
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:58:28 GMT
A new Netflix mini-series stars Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery in a story of revenge, religion and a frontier town populated almost entirely by women.
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Review: Who Is ‘Harry Clarke,’ and Why Is He So Appealing?
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:45:19 GMT
Billy Crudup is having a blast as a Midwestern sad sack and his English alter ego in David Cale’s one-man, double-life play at the Vineyard.
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A Word With: Terry Gilliam and the Time He Shared a Crew With ‘Star Wars’
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:00:18 GMT
The director recalls the making of “Jabberwocky” and how workers told him his film was far better than the one they were working on with George Lucas.
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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Godless’ and ‘The Wall’
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:20 GMT
Watch Michelle Dockery and Jeff Daniels in a Netflix western, or stream the Emmy-winning Thanksgiving episode of “Master of None.”
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Review: TV Crooners (and Danny Aiello) Head ‘Home for the Holidays’
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:45:19 GMT
Despite the presence of “American Idol” winner Candice Glover, this limp revue of carols and pop songs isn’t likely to bring much Yuletide cheer.
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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:22:47 GMT
New shows focus on Emma Amos’s women of many colors, McArthur Binion’s “DNA Series” and Torbjorn Rodland’s arresting photographs.
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Female Investors Express Interest in Weinstein Company
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:37:43 GMT
Neither of two investor groups is close to a deal, but their interest shows the factors beyond mere business considerations the embattled studio must address.
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Atlanta Rap Keeps Evolving. Quality Control Is Taking It Global.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:04:59 GMT
The nimble record label in the world’s de facto hip-hop capital is working to build sustainable careers, not viral moments, in the streaming era.
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Robot From ‘Forbidden Planet’ Breaks Auction Records
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:29:06 GMT
Robby the Robot sold for $5.375 million, breaking the record for price of a movie prop sold at auction.
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Up Next: The ‘Good Time’ Stylist Has Some Tips for Style on a Budget
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:17:20 GMT
Miyako Bellizzi, who transformed Robert Pattinson from a “pretty boy” into a greasy-haired con artist, knows how to recreate a look.
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John Lasseter, a Pixar Founder, Takes Leave After ‘Missteps’
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:41:48 GMT
Mr. Lasseter, who oversees all films made by Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, said he would step away from the company for six months.
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Albert Ledner, Architect With a Quirky Sense, Dies at 93
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:07:13 GMT
Three porthole-filled buildings in New York and many unique homes in New Orleans testify to Mr. Ledner’s adventurousness.
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The Hurricane Hit, but Our Show Went On
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:03:11 GMT
Rehearsing “Describe the Night” in makeshift space after Hurricane Harvey reminded Rajiv Joseph that theater can help build community. And rebuild it.
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What’s That Smell? It’s ‘Festen,’ a Play and Film With Aroma
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:00:22 GMT
In collaboration with the French theater director Cyril Teste, Francis Kurkdjian helps a new “Festen” along with scents of woods, ash and memory.
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The First Time: Billy Porter: The First Time I Refused to Keep Playing a Stereotype
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:42:14 GMT
Seeing “Angels in America” in 1994 was the moment Mr. Porter, the Broadway star, realized he had to rethink his career path and chase a new dream.
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Books of The Times: Marguerite Duras’s ‘The Lover,’ and Notebooks That Enrich It
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:35:35 GMT
Duras’s best-known novel has been reissued in an Everyman’s Library edition, alongside her “Wartime Notebooks” and “Practicalities,” a collection of essays.
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Man Arrested in Berlin Over John Lennon’s Stolen Diaries
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:37:11 GMT
The Berlin police arrested a 58-year-old man on suspicion of fraud and handling stolen goods. They also suspect a former employee of Yoko Ono of involvement.
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Review: In ‘Brimstone & Glory,’ Passions Blaze at a Fireworks Festival
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:51:21 GMT
The director Viktor Jakovleski’s movie is a vehicle for cinematographic derring-do.
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Mel Chin to Sound the Call, All Over New York
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:46:37 GMT
Mr. Chin’s first augmented-reality work, “Unmoored,” about sea level, is coming to Times Square next year, as part of a sprawling socially minded exhibition.
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Review: ‘The Wolves’ Are Back in a Rush of Combustible Energy
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:39:35 GMT
Sarah DeLappe’s remarkably assured first play, a group portrait of a girls’ soccer team, is now at Lincoln Center Theater.
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Review: A Most Opinionated Wedding Guest Returns in ‘Bright Colors’
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:27:57 GMT
Overwhelming? Yes. Self-involved? Absolutely. But Drew Droege still makes for hilarious company in this one-person show.
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Review: In ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas,’ Dickens as a Secret Documentarian
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:19:06 GMT
This drama purports that Charles Dickens took inspiration for his fictional characters from real-life encounters.
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Show Us Your Wall: The Protest Art of Cuba Finds an Unlikely Champion
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:00:18 GMT
A birthday trip to Havana prompted Chris von Christierson to start putting together an ambitious collection of contemporary Afro-Cuban art.
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Review: In ‘Mr. Roosevelt,’ an Ailing Cat and a Comedian in Crisis
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:00:22 GMT
Nol Wells wrote, directed and stars in this film about a young woman who returns to her former home and discovers much has changed.
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Did You Hear the One About the Housewife Who Walks Into a Comedy Club?
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:15:54 GMT
In the “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the creator of “Gilmore Girls” introduces another brainy, mouthy heroine, this time in the male-dominated comedy world of the 1950s.
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The (Elegant, Brazen, Brainy) Pioneering Women of Comedy
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:57:06 GMT
While stand-up comedy remained largely the province of men through the 1950s and ’60s, a few women had begun to appear on club stages and late show couches.
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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Attacks Trump for Feuding With LaVar Ball
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:34:26 GMT
Mr. Colbert told President Trump: “I know you’re upset, but maybe now’s not the time to be implying that someone’s kid should go to jail for what their dad did.”
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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Crooked House’ and ‘Who Killed Tupac?’
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:07:09 GMT
A new Agatha Christie adaptation streams ahead of its theatrical release. And a documentary mini-series explores the death of the rapper Tupac Shakur.
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Books of The Times: The Story of Appalachia, With Plenty of Villains
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:48:41 GMT
Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” is a powerful and outrage-making analysis of the forces, over centuries, that have shaped the region.
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Review: The Quietly Cosmic Sound of Desert Stillness
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:33:57 GMT
A new John Luther Adams piece joined a rarely played Hummel septet with a daunting piano part on a Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center program.
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Critic’s Notebook: A Night at the Theater From Your Couch? No Apologies Needed.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:52:02 GMT
Streaming services have more stage offerings than ever — from great actors in early roles to recent Broadway musicals, captured live. Plus “Hamlet” in Lithuanian.
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Review: A Girl’s Kerouac Dreams Go Astray in ‘The Mad Ones’
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:16:48 GMT
Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk’s musical is about a high school senior who finds inspiration and danger in “On the Road.”
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Review: In ‘Diaspora,’ an Ancient Siege for the Snapchat Age
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:38:39 GMT
Toggling between the years 2017 and 73, this play about American Jews on a trip to Israel seems confused about what it is trying to say.
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Review: A ‘Peter Pan’ That Never Takes Flight
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:02:23 GMT
The Bedlam production of the J.M. Barrie classic is both too childish to tell the story properly and too adult to access its wonder.
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Critic’s Notebook: Franken and Trump, Hiding Behind Their ‘Jokes’
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:32:39 GMT
Men get away with bad behavior under the guise of show business in both comedy and politics. Too often, women are just the material.
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Review: ‘Marvel’s Runaways,’ Where the Supervillains are Mom and Dad
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:45:52 GMT
In Hulu’s new series, the makers of “Gossip Girl” tackle a comic-book story that combines teenage soap opera and a paranormal mystery.
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Podcasts for Thanksgiving: 11 Episodes That Go Beyond the Bird
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:20:14 GMT
Tap into the holiday spirit with these podcasts, whether you’re looking for some history, tips, a little existential perspective or simply to be entertained.
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Charles Manson, Unhinged Pop Culture Figure
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:11:37 GMT
The Manson family murders in 1969 have inspired legions of writers, filmmakers and other creative types for decades.
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What’s on TV Monday: David Letterman Receives the Mark Twain Prize and ‘Baltimore Rising’
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:00:23 GMT
David Letterman’s prize ceremony has A-list guests. And “Baltimore Rising” paints a portrait of the city after the death of Freddie Gray.
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Ask a Showrunner: Michael Showalter on ‘Search Party,’ ‘The Big Sick’ and Playing the Meathead
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:33:16 GMT
The second season of “Search Party” finds the show’s Nancy Drew vibe shifting toward a darker, more Hitchcockian one.
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New Trailer: ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ From Ava DuVernay
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:25:51 GMT
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The Walking Dead: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8, Episode 5: A Fruitless Death
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:13:01 GMT
Negan makes a rare “confession.” He’s anything but contrite.
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Review: In This ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ Love Is a Zero-Sum Game
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:45:13 GMT
An unconventional Primary Stages adaptation of the Jane Austen novel features gags, dance breaks and other cynical silliness.
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Outlander: ‘Outlander’ Season 3 Episode 10: How Many Would You Like Me to Save?
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:00:01 GMT
This week’s episode gave Claire one of her most frustrating challenges yet.
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Musicians Who Have Died in 2017
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:42:31 GMT
Fats Domino, Tom Petty and Chester Bennington are among some of the most notable musicians who have died so far in 2017.
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Jeffrey Tambor Leaves ‘Transparent’ After Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:48:16 GMT
Mr. Tambor denies the allegations, but said he could not return to the show “given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set.”
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Review: Barbara Hannigan’s Legend Grows in an Intimate Setting
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:58:43 GMT
The Canadian soprano pairs up with the pianist Reinbert de Leeuw at the Park Avenue Armory, for programs of Satie and the Viennese lieder tradition.
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In High School Darkrooms, Shedding Light on a Vintage Craft
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:36:53 GMT
Film photography has become a popular class offering in Manhattan high schools, as younger generations embrace vintage technology.
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Shannon Michael Cane, Who Transformed Art Book Fairs, Dies at 43
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:56:53 GMT
Mr. Cane, an exuberant Australian expatriate, helped foster the growing popularity of fairs focusing on art books.
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‘Justice League’ a Disappointing No. 1 as ‘Wonder’ Surprises
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:42:12 GMT
“Justice League” was easily best at the box office this weekend. But ticket sales of $96 million were less than expected, especially for such a costly film.
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‘Spamilton’ Will Close in January
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:24:55 GMT
The critically acclaimed sendup of “Hamilton” ran for more than 500 performances and will likely go on a national tour.
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Review: John Cale of the Velvet Underground, Still Bristling at 75
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:25:24 GMT
In two programs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Mr. Cale revisited a half-century of hardheaded music and looked boldly into the future.
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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Era and Extinction of Rock Stars
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:00:01 GMT
David Hepworth discusses “Uncommon People,” his new book about Bob Dylan, David Bowie and many others who shaped our idea of what a rock star is — and about why that species has disappeared.
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How Pixar Made Sure ‘Coco’ Was Culturally Conscious
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:00:23 GMT
With a white director and a story based on a traditional Mexican holiday, the studio (mostly) pre-empted controversy through uncharacteristic collaborations.
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Books

Books of The Times: Marguerite Duras’s ‘The Lover,’ and Notebooks That Enrich It
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:35:35 GMT
Duras’s best-known novel has been reissued in an Everyman’s Library edition, alongside her “Wartime Notebooks” and “Practicalities,” a collection of essays.
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Nonfiction: ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:00:20 GMT
A new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder “refreshes and revitalizes” our understanding of westward expansion, pioneer life and the literature that mythologized it.
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Books of The Times: The Story of Appalachia, With Plenty of Villains
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:48:41 GMT
Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” is a powerful and outrage-making analysis of the forces, over centuries, that have shaped the region.
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Fiction: Whatever Happened to Isabel Archer? ‘Mrs. Osmond’ Picks Up Where Henry James Left Off
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:00:20 GMT
John Banville’s sequel to James’s “Portrait of a Lady” follows the heroine back to Rome and to the possible end of her marriage.
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Nonfiction: In ‘Raising Trump’ and ‘The Kardashians,’ Two Portraits of Modern American Matriarchy
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:00:25 GMT
James Wolcott on two books about the larger-than-life dynasties shaping our cultural and political lives.
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Crime: Deadly Deeds, From Snowy Iceland to the 42nd Street Library
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:00:22 GMT
New crime novels by Barclay, Indridason and Lehane take readers from New York to Reykjavik. Then Goldstone goes back in time for a medical mystery.
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The Book Review Podcast: Mother Knows Best?
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:16:34 GMT
James Wolcott talks about “Raising Trump” and “The Kardashians,” and Tina Brown discusses “The Vanity Fair Diaries.”
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Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:55:50 GMT
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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The Book Review Podcast: O Pioneers!
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:21:31 GMT
Caroline Fraser talks about “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” and Tiya Miles discusses “The Dawn of Detroit.”
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Editors’ Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:19:17 GMT
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: Detroit’s Untold Stories of Slavery
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:15:04 GMT
In “The Dawn of Detroit,” Tiya Miles reconstructs the history and experience of the city’s African-American and Native American slaves.
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Pat Hutchins, 75, Dies; Wrote and Illustrated Children’s Books
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:30:22 GMT
Ms. Hutchins, whose best-known book was “Rosie’s Walk,” also wrote stories about a boy named Titch that were adapted for British television.
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Edward Herman, 92, Critic of U.S. Media and Foreign Policy, Dies
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:25:15 GMT
An economist, he described a “propaganda model” of newspaper and TV network complicity with a government whose foreign policy was hypocritical.
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Nonfiction: The Contradictions of Joseph Conrad
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:24 GMT
Maya Jasanoff’s book, “The Dawn Watch,” uses Conrad’s work to tell a story of globalization, imperialism and resistance.
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New & Noteworthy
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:23 GMT
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Fiction: A Timely Novel of Anti-Progress by Louise Erdrich
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:02 GMT
In “Future Home of the Living God,” Erdrich’s futuristic novel, evolution runs backward, reproduction is threatened and the climate has changed, irrevocably.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Books to Fuel, Not Fix, My Sadness
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:02 GMT
Harrowing tragedy abounds in these selections of fierce, female-centered fiction.
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What to Read Before Heading to Detroit
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:05:39 GMT
Three books on Detroit’s decline and resurgence.
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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Era and Extinction of Rock Stars
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:00:01 GMT
David Hepworth discusses “Uncommon People,” his new book about Bob Dylan, David Bowie and many others who shaped our idea of what a rock star is — and about why that species has disappeared.
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Newsbook: Can’t Follow the Tax Debate? Read This.
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:00:01 GMT
These three books help decipher tax reform.
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Nonfiction: Queen of the Glossies
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:51:57 GMT
“The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992” is Tina Brown’s own record of running that influential magazine, and all the glittering prizes that came with it.
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Now You Can Read the Book From ‘Jane the Virgin’
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:00:14 GMT
Jane Villanueva’s book will finally be published on the show. It will also be available for fans to purchase in real life.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:34:06 GMT
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week:Elizabeth Hardwick on the art and meaning of the essay.
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Marvel Entertainment Names New Editor in Chief
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:19:51 GMT
C.B. Cebulski is named editor in chief of Marvel Entertainment. Axel Alonso departs.
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Fiction: A Soccer Novel More About the Players Than the Play
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:05:50 GMT
With masculinity in its sights, Ross Raisin’s “A Natural” dares to tackle frustration and thwarted action as its themes.
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Audiobooks: Nate Dern Narrates His Schizophrenic but Substantive Collection of Writings
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:26 GMT
In the audiobook edition of “Not Quite a Genius,” a senior writer for Funny or Die explores an impressive medley of forms, themes and voices.
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Audiobooks: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Reveals Its Mysteries Anew
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:25 GMT
In a new audiobook, Kenneth Branagh reads one of Agatha Christie’s most convoluted and ingenious plots.
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The Shortlist: Other People’s Minds: Four New Story Collections
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:24 GMT
These books are linked by their interest in extreme psychological and emotional states, from paranoia to obsession to forbidden love.
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Nonfiction: A History of Humanity Told Through Genetics
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:42:37 GMT
Adam Rutherford’s engaging science book, “A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived,” explains the many ways DNA links us to our ancestors.
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Paperback Row
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:23 GMT
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: Bowling, Football and Edna St. Vincent Millay
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:22 GMT
Nancy Pearl’s first novel, “George & Lizzie,” combines lit-crit geekiness, dentistry and team sports to create an unusual romantic comedy.
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Nonfiction: Why the Greek Bailout Went So Wrong
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:23:25 GMT
In “Adults in the Room,” the former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis describes Greece’s economic crisis from the inside.
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Nonfiction: An Expert on Warfare Examines Centuries of Evolving Mayhem
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:22 GMT
Lawrence Freedman warns in “The Future of War” that he doesn’t expect to see an end to human conflict.
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Nonfiction: Wresting Golda Meir From the Shadows
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:22 GMT
Francine Klagsbrun’s “Lioness” re-examines the beloved prime minister’s legacy.
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Fiction: Life, Love and Mortality in the City of Light
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:21 GMT
A septuagenarian cellist faces down his personal and professional losses in Mark Helprin’s novel “Paris in the Present Tense.”
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Notebook: A Day in the Life of Tina Brown
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:22 GMT
The author of “The Vanity Fair Diaries” reveals a page from her handwritten journal recounting her experiences on the day she learned of Andy Warhol’s death.
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Nonfiction: A Journey of Belonging
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:21 GMT
In “Real American: A Memoir,” Julie Lythcott-Haims describes growing up biracial in a mostly white milieu.
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Audiobooks: A Celebrity Couples Therapist Turns to Adultery
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:21 GMT
In a new audiobook, “The State of Affairs,” Esther Perel follows up on “Mating in Captivity” by focusing on the husbands and wives who stray.
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Nonfiction: Father-Son Bonding, With Homer as Guide
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:21 GMT
Daniel Mendelsohn’s “An Odyssey” is both an analysis of a classic and a memoir of his family.
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Fiction: A Novelist Revisits a Deadly Textile Union Strike From 1929
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:21 GMT
Wiley Cash’s heroine in “The Last Ballad” is based on a real-life union organizer and folk singer now mostly lost to history.
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Inside the List: Donna Brazile Says She Foresaw Clinton’s Defeat
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:19:09 GMT
In a best-selling campaign memoir, “Hacks,” the Democratic operative and former party chair reveals she never trusted the polls.
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Nonfiction: The First Modern President
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:20 GMT
Robert W. Merry’s “President McKinley” argues for the centrality of a generally forgotten chief executive.
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Nonfiction: ‘I Can’t Breathe’: Eric Garner’s Life and Death
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:20 GMT
In “I Can’t Breathe,” Matt Taibbi reports on the people and the policies that shaped the course of Garner’s life.
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Nonfiction: The Day Wall Street Collapsed
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:20 GMT
Diana B. Henriques’s “A First-Class Catastrophe” is a minute-by-minute account of the stock market disaster of Oct. 19, 1987.
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Nonfiction: In ‘Nomadland,’ the Golden Years Are the Wander Years
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:21 GMT
Arlie Russell Hochschild reviews Jessica Bruder’s book about senior citizens who live out of R.V.s and work low-wage jobs.
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Nonfiction: Elizabeth Hardwick Showed What Essays Could Do
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:20 GMT
“The Collected Essays,” edited by Darryl Pinckney, reveal as much about who Hardwick was as they do about the fiction she loved.
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Letters to the Editor
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:02 GMT
Readers respond to Alan Dershowitz’s review of “Scalia Speaks” and implore Ron Chernow to rethink his ideal dinner guests.
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Business

U.S. Bribery Case Sheds Light on Mysterious Chinese Company
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:07:11 GMT
A Justice Department complaint alleges that a vast private Chinese conglomerate used commercial and diplomatic channels to bribe African officials and win contracts.
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Washington Has Delivered a Tangled Message on AT&T’s Power
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:59:31 GMT
Loosening rules on internet providers would let big companies charge more for their services. But a suit to block a merger signals a tougher stance against big business.
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Net Neutrality Repeal: What Could Happen and How It Could Affect You
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:01:41 GMT
For you and me, the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality rules can be boiled down to two questions: What might happen? And who do you trust?
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Real Estate Agents Mobilize to Shield Homeowners on Tax Plan
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:18:00 GMT
Some economists say the Republican bills, by curbing or eliminating key deductions, could hurt property values, raise mortgage rates and reduce sales.
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Fox News to Bolster Its Conservative Lineup With Mark Levin
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:40:24 GMT
Mr. Levin, one of the country’s most prominent right-wing radio hosts, will host a weekly show on Sundays starting in February.
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Will Justice Department’s Lawsuit Derail Deal-Making Boom?
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:27:59 GMT
Investment bankers are nervous that the effort to block AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner will cool a hot market for mergers and acquisitions.
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As Tech Start-Ups Mature, So Do Their Headquarters
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:41:19 GMT
In a departure from the days when tech firms preferred old converted warehouses, they are now moving into newer high-end offices.
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John Lasseter, a Pixar Founder, Takes Leave After ‘Missteps’
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:41:48 GMT
Mr. Lasseter, who oversees all films made by Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, said he would step away from the company for six months.
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Female Investors Express Interest in Weinstein Company
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:37:43 GMT
Neither of two investor groups is close to a deal, but their interest shows the factors beyond mere business considerations the embattled studio must address.
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Meg Whitman to Step Down as Hewlett Packard Enterprise C.E.O.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:38:02 GMT
After building eBay into an internet giant, Ms. Whitman took over Hewlett-Packard and split the Silicon Valley icon in two, with mixed results.
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Charlie Rose Ousted by CBS and PBS After Harassment Allegations
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:14:21 GMT
David Rhodes, the president of CBS News, noted allegations of “extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior.” Bloomberg also cut ties with the host.
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F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:59:04 GMT
A rollback of net neutrality regulations would represent a significant victory for companies like AT&T and Comcast and would amount to a strike against consumers.
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Uber Discloses Data Breach, Kept Secret for a Year, Affecting 57 Million Accounts
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:09:46 GMT
The ride-hailing company said it was hacked last October and that the breach was kept secret. In the aftermath, Uber fired its top security executive.
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Economic Scene: Patent ‘Trolls’ Recede as Threat to Innovation. Will Justices Change That?
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:35:17 GMT
Created to keep invalid claims from hurting companies, consumers and the economy, a government panel faces an existential threat in a case before the Supreme Court.
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Warning Signs About Another Giant Bitcoin Exchange
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:55:53 GMT
On some days, Bitfinex claims to be doing more trades than some stock exchanges. But it has lost millions in two hackings and has no government oversight.
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Breakingviews: Trump Administration Scrambles Its Media Signals
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:45:23 GMT
Moves by the Justice Department to block AT&T’s merger with Time Warner and by the F.C.C. to dismantle net neutrality rules make for a blurry regulatory picture.
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Breakingviews: Ditching ‘Too Big to Fail’ Tag Only Solves Some Problems
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:48:49 GMT
Zions Bancorp is lobbying watchdogs to nix its too-big status. The change may trim costs and let the bank return more capital. But it won’t improve loan demand.
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Greece, Looking to Move Past Bailouts, Unveils Ambitious Budget
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:56:05 GMT
The country is trying to wean itself off the international assistance that it has relied on in recent years, and is projecting strong economic growth for next year.
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Soho House, but Make It Enlightened
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:46:27 GMT
Instead of alcohol and coffee, the Assemblage offers elixirs and tea infusions. Laptops meet meditation cushions and shamanic healing rituals.
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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:22:58 GMT
Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.
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The Sweet Spot: When the Cable Guy’s a Gal, Some People’s Wires Get Crossed
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:04:09 GMT
A reader who loves the days when she’s a force for gender normalization in tech, but hates the on-the-job hazard of sexist assumptions and behaviors.
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Iranian Hacker Charged in HBO Hacking That Included ‘Game of Thrones’ Script
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:01:42 GMT
A hacker stole 1.5 terabytes of data and leaked several episodes of HBO’s shows while demanding $6 million in Bitcoin, according to U.S. authorities.
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A Word With: Terry Gilliam and the Time He Shared a Crew With ‘Star Wars’
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:00:18 GMT
The director recalls the making of “Jabberwocky” and how workers told him his film was far better than the one they were working on with George Lucas.
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DealBook Briefing: Trump Is Still Not a Fan of AT&T-Time Warner
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:45:16 GMT
The business community is buzzing about the F.C.C.’s plan to dismantle net neutrality regulations and the Justice Department’s lawsuit to block AT&T’s bid for Time Warner.
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Skype Vanishes From App Stores in China, Including Apple’s
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:33:11 GMT
The app still functions in China, but its fate there is unclear as the government moves against foreign-run tools for online communication.
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DealBook: C.E.O. Deficit Fears Dissolve With the Prospect of Corporate Tax Cuts
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:56:19 GMT
In 2012, business leaders warned against the looming debt disaster. Now, with corporate tax cuts on the table, those concerns have been put aside.
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Indian Automaker’s Plant Is Latest Sign of Detroit Comeback
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:37:57 GMT
Mahindra will open the area’s first new vehicle assembly factory in 25 years, building off-road vehicles. The move may signal larger ambitions in the American market.
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Fanatics, Maker of Sports Apparel, Thrives by Seizing the Moment
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:21:14 GMT
The company has carved out a lucrative niche by securing valuable licensing rights and moving quickly to capitalize on surges in fan demand.
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AT&T’s Run-Ins With the Government
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:02:54 GMT
AT&T's many tangles with antitrust law over the years are a reminder of the complicated balancing act the government must strike in regulating ever-changing companies.
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Justice Department Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:19:11 GMT
A lawsuit to block the merger sets up a showdown over the first blockbuster acquisition to come before the Trump administration.
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Fox Establishes Workplace Culture Panel After Harassment Scandal
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:03:22 GMT
As part of a settlement with a shareholder, 21st Century Fox promised to address the culture of a workplace jolted by sexual harassment allegations.
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Robert Reich, a Multiplatform Gadfly, Comes to Netflix
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:29:06 GMT
A social media star, the former labor secretary extends his critique of big money’s influence on politics with a new documentary, “Saving Capitalism.”
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Workers Lured to Australia Find Low Pay and Tough Conditions
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:01:14 GMT
Many of the country’s more than 900,000 temporary foreign workers make less than minimum wage but feel they can’t complain, a new survey showed.
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Key European Agencies Move to Continent, Signs of Brexit’s Toll
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:36:18 GMT
The relocation of the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority indicate how Britain’s impending exit from the European Union could diminish its economic clout.
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As Chip Makers Consolidate, Marvell Will Buy Cavium in $6 Billion Deal
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:38:50 GMT
The deal comes amid fears that a rush of consolidation has left the chip making industry too heavily concentrated.
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Instead of That $5 Water Bottle at Airports, Filling Stations
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:20:01 GMT
A growing number of airports are looking for ways to manage crowds, the empty plastic bottles they leave behind and improve the amenities.
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Wake Up and Smell the Traffic? London Tries Coffee to Power Buses
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:57:13 GMT
In an effort to curb toxic diesel fumes, oil from used grounds has been added to the fuel for the British capital’s iconic red double-deckers.
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Starbucks Is Criticized for Its Holiday Cups. Yes, Again.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:44:40 GMT
The 2017 cup shows two interlocked cartoon hands. Some conservatives accuse the company of promoting a “gay agenda.”
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Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:24:51 GMT
Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?
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Glenn Thrush, New York Times Reporter, Accused of Sexual Misconduct
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:07:57 GMT
Mr. Thrush, a White House reporter, was suspended by The Times after the website Vox published a report accusing him of acting inappropriately toward women.
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Uber Strikes Deal With Volvo to Bring Self-Driving Cars to Its Network
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:27:34 GMT
Uber has agreed to buy up to 24,000 self-driving Volvos for its ride-hailing network once the technology is production-ready.
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Podcasts for Thanksgiving: 11 Episodes That Go Beyond the Bird
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:20:14 GMT
Tap into the holiday spirit with these podcasts, whether you’re looking for some history, tips, a little existential perspective or simply to be entertained.
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DealBook Briefing: U.S. Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:09:03 GMT
The Justice Department plans to file a lawsuit aimed at blocking AT&T’s $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner.
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Chrysler Pacifica Owners Say Minivans Suddenly Shut Off
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:05:23 GMT
No crashes or injuries have been linked to the issue, but more than 50 complaints have been filed. The automaker sees no sign of a consistent problem.
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The Week Ahead: A Decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline and Black Friday Sales
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:00:19 GMT
A ruling in Nebraska could resuscitate a pipeline linking Canada and the Gulf Coast. The Fed releases minutes of its last meeting. And Black Friday is coming.
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Treasury Auctions Set for the Week of Nov. 20
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:51:13 GMT
The following tax-exempt fixed-income issues are scheduled for pricing this week.
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As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:32:43 GMT
Funding and start-ups are concentrated on the coasts, especially in California. But there are signs of an entrepreneurial awakening in the heartland, where talent is rich but prices aren’t.
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Education

Six Myths About Choosing a College Major
Sat, 04 Nov 2017 13:20:19 GMT
Not all philosophy majors wind up as baristas, and not all engineers get rich. Here’s what you need to know before making this big decision.
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10 Things to Know About Getting Into Your Dream College
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:05:31 GMT
There’s no magic formula for getting into a selective college, but here are some lessons from a longtime observer to help you navigate the process.
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The Paradise Papers: Endowments Boom as Colleges Bury Earnings Overseas
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:36:45 GMT
American universities are using offshore strategies to swell their coffers, skirt taxes and obscure investments that could spark campus protests.
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What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything)
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:53:18 GMT
The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.
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Head of City University Will Step Down
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:33:19 GMT
James B. Milliken, the chancellor of the largest public university system in the country, said that he was stepping down at the end of the academic year.
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Most Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:05:20 GMT
Blame textbooks, children’s stories or animated specials, but the Thanksgiving story is more complex than most Americans are taught.
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Disrupting the World of Private School With Tech and Guinea Pigs
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:32:56 GMT
Start-ups, including one from sharing-economy company WeWork, try to shake up the staid, and pricey, status quo of New York’s independent schools.
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Retro Report: Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:19:48 GMT
Legislation and lawsuits that reject scientific consensus on issues like evolution and climate change are changing the way science is taught in some schools.
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In High School Darkrooms, Shedding Light on a Vintage Craft
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:36:53 GMT
Film photography has become a popular class offering in Manhattan high schools, as younger generations embrace vintage technology.
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He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:01:19 GMT
Edward Blum has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging racial preference laws.
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More Than Half of Renewal High Schools Fall Short on Graduation Rates
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:45 GMT
The percentage of students graduating at many of the city’s struggling schools have failed to hit targets set by the Education Department, according to preliminary data.
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On Campus: The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:03:43 GMT
Our tax burden could increase by tens of thousands of dollars, based on money we don’t even make.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Toppling the Grammar Patriarchy
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:59:06 GMT
In France, sexism persists in nouns and adjectives. A group of teachers is trying to change that.
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On Campus: What the Weinstein Effect Can Teach Us About Campus Sexual Assault
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:02:37 GMT
There has been a backlash to students’ talking more openly about misconduct.
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Health

Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:24:51 GMT
Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?
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New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:32:43 GMT
By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.
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Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:11:02 GMT
The sugar industry funded animal research in the 1960s on sugar’s effects on heart health, then buried data suggesting sugar could be harmful.
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What Turns Black Friday Shoppers Into Raging Hordes?
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:51:47 GMT
Social scientists and psychologists are trying to figure out why Black Friday shoppers behave so badly.
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Personal Health: Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:00:17 GMT
Excess sodium is responsible for most cases of hypertension, a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
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Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:32:45 GMT
Americans dislike the requirement that everyone have health insurance. But eliminating it doesn’t mean that they’d stop buying coverage — or accepting subsidies.
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Amish Mutation Protects Against Diabetes and May Extend Life
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:33:36 GMT
Amish men and women who carried a genetic mutation appeared to be in better cardiovascular health and had longer telomeres, a barometer of longevity.
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What States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:01:22 GMT
Some have made large improvements in certain areas. What have they done to get better?
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As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:13:00 GMT
A strain of malaria resistant to two drugs, including artemisinin, which was once seen as a miracle cure, is spreading, and experts fear that it could reach Africa.
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Living With Cancer: Giving Thanks for Survivors
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:00:01 GMT
Living with the disease for almost a decade has made me more susceptible to the sorrow of unrelated but potentially horrific suffering.
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Well : Activity Trackers Don’t Always Work the Way We Want Them To
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:05:30 GMT
"You can’t just give a child a Fitbit for Christmas and expect them to be active,” one expert said.
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Podcasts for Thanksgiving: 11 Episodes That Go Beyond the Bird
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:20:14 GMT
Tap into the holiday spirit with these podcasts, whether you’re looking for some history, tips, a little existential perspective or simply to be entertained.
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The New Health Care: How I Lost Weight and Learned to Love Thanksgiving Again
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:30:12 GMT
When we moralize about food, we remove joy from eating and forget the benefits of moderation.
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The Checkup: How Not to Talk to a Child Who Is Overweight
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:46:24 GMT
Doctors walk a difficult line as they try to discuss the fraught subject of weight without increasing the distress that many children already feel.
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The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:53:48 GMT
Ms. Gillibrand spoke with Jennifer Steinhauer about her legislation to reform policies on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, power dynamics, President Bill Clinton and more.
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Q&A: The Chemical Reaction That Cleans Everything
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:55:11 GMT
Bleach may be common, but the molecular dance that makes it work is an intricate wonder.
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Jesse Jackson Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:17:00 GMT
The longtime civil rights leader said he plans to make “lifestyle changes” but will not allow the disease to interfere with his advocacy work.
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Global Health: Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:32:56 GMT
Dire predictions of a flu pandemic proved overblown in 2005 and 2009. Still, health officials are warning that the H7N9 virus, which can be lethal, is on the rise.
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Ask Well: What Is Parkinsonism?
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:00:02 GMT
The stiffness, slowness and shuffling of the feet that are classic features of Parkinson’s disease can also be caused by other disorders.
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Ties: At Last, Connected by Blood
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:00:02 GMT
My stepfather was determined to make up for our lack of shared DNA and disprove the saying that blood is thicker than water.
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F.D.A. Speeds Review of Gene Therapies, Vowing to Target Rogue Clinics
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:35:19 GMT
The agency plans to speed approval of treatments to get them to the market faster, signaling the quickened pace of advancements in this field.
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Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:45:51 GMT
In Virginia, premiums on policies sold under the Affordable Care Act are pushing health coverage out of reach, and customers see political forces at work.
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Nuts May Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:25:15 GMT
Eating a one-ounce serving five times a week was associated with a reduction in heart attacks, strokes and heart disease.
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Even Light Activity May Increase Your Chances of Living Longer
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:54:36 GMT
Thirty minutes of chores like light housework or walking slowly was tied to a 12 percent reduction in mortality in older women.
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Heart Attack Survivors at Risk of Later Dementia
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:15:21 GMT
Heart attack increased the risk for vascular dementia, the type caused by impaired blood flow to the brain, up to 35 years later.
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How to Lower Your Blood Pressure
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:17:49 GMT
Medical guidelines have changed, and now about half of Americans may qualify for the diagnosis of hypertension. Here’s what to do about it.
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Phys Ed: To Maintain Muscle and Lose Fat as You Age, Add Weights
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:00:01 GMT
Adding weights to your weight loss regimen may be more effective than beginning a walking program, according to a new report.
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Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President, Ending 37-Year Rule
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:40:43 GMT
It seemed to be an abrupt capitulation by Mr. Mugabe, who had refused only two days earlier to step down.
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Merkel’s Troubles May Spell Trouble for All of Europe
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:01:12 GMT
The German leader’s failure to form a coalition government is a blow to hopes for a strong Franco-German engine to drive European Union reform.
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After a Mysterious Odyssey, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Is Home
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:50:03 GMT
Many questions remain, including whether he will make his resignation official or rescind it, and whether Saudi Arabia had pressed him to resign.
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Restoring North Korea to Terrorism Blacklist Dims Hopes for Talks
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:28:08 GMT
Analysts say the North may use the American move as an excuse for more weapons tests.
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Damascus Journal: They Stayed Put, but Their City Disappeared
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:00:29 GMT
In Syria’s capital, those who remain wonder why they’re still there when so many friends have packed up, died or vanished.
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Assad and Putin Meet, as Russia Pushes to End Syrian War
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:45:10 GMT
Russian officials have said they want the Syrian leader’s support for political reform, but doubts remain about how much Moscow was willing or able to push.
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Germany Arrests 6 Syrian Migrants Suspected of ISIS Links
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:46:18 GMT
The detentions fanned fears that extremists posing as asylum seekers were targeting Europe.
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Nigeria Mosque Targeted in Deadly Suicide Bombing
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:30:12 GMT
The authorities blamed Boko Haram for the attack, which targeted worshipers at morning prayers. One official said at least 50 people had been killed.
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Russia, in Reversal, Confirms Radiation Spike
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:51:56 GMT
The state weather service in Moscow acknowledged “extremely high pollution” in a region close to a sprawling Soviet-era nuclear plant.
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Skype Vanishes From App Stores in China, Including Apple’s
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:33:11 GMT
The app still functions in China, but its fate there is unclear as the government moves against foreign-run tools for online communication.
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Victims of Canada’s ‘Gay Purge’ to Get Apology from Trudeau
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:37:20 GMT
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize next week for a program that removed perhaps thousands of gays and lesbians from the public service, the military and the Mounties.
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10 of Our Best Reads on Zimbabwe
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:08:41 GMT
The southern African nation is at a pivotal moment after the reported resignation of Robert Mugabe as president.
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Six of Our Favorite Stories on Germany’s Politics
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:49:59 GMT
Some of our recent coverage of Germany and its leader, Angela Merkel, who is now facing an enormous challenge in forming a new government.
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Losing London: Where Brexit Hurts: The Nurses and Doctors Leaving London
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:45:36 GMT
Britain’s treasured health care system was used as rallying cry by anti-E.U. campaigners. Many of its European staff now feel betrayed. Thousands have quit.
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Dramatic Video of North Korea Defector’s Getaway Under Fire
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:18:14 GMT
Footage of the actual escape by a North Korean soldier into South Korea, as seen from South Korean side.
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North Korean Troops Violated Truce While Chasing Defector, U.N. Command Says
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:50 GMT
The United Nations Command accused North Korean troops of violating the armistice by firing weapons and crossing the border to chase a defector.
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As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:13:00 GMT
A strain of malaria resistant to two drugs, including artemisinin, which was once seen as a miracle cure, is spreading, and experts fear that it could reach Africa.
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A Dictator’s Playbook: How Mugabe Clung to Power
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:32:48 GMT
After nearly four decades in power, Zimbabwe's ruler, Robert Mugabe, resigned in the wake of a military takeover. How did the notorious strongman manage to keep his opponents at bay for so long?
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Prosecutor and Judge Issue Rare Response to Criticism From Turkey
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:33:31 GMT
The criminal case of Reza Zarrab, a Turkish gold trader, has been called a plot against the Turkish Republic by its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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U.S. Agency Foresees Severe Famine in Yemen Under Saudi Blockade
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:55:20 GMT
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network added its voice to the alarms of imminent and widespread famine in Yemen because of the Saudi-led blockade.
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Net Neutrality, John Conyers, Zimbabwe: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:14:14 GMT
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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China’s Flashy Ex-Internet Censor Faces Corruption Investigation
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:35:12 GMT
The onetime gatekeeper of China’s internet, who purged China’s social media of its most beloved personalities, has been detained and is under investigation.
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Greece, Looking to Move Past Bailouts, Unveils Ambitious Budget
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:56:05 GMT
The country is trying to wean itself off the international assistance that it has relied on in recent years, and is projecting strong economic growth for next year.
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U.S. Bribery Case Sheds Light on Mysterious Chinese Company
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:07:11 GMT
A Justice Department complaint alleges that a vast private Chinese conglomerate used commercial and diplomatic channels to bribe African officials and win contracts.
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Romania Gay Marriage Case Could Have Outsize Impact in Europe
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:53:22 GMT
The case addresses whether the American husband of a Romanian man should be afforded residency rights in Romania. But its impact could be felt further afield.
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En France, la rvolte contre le harclement sexuel se heurte aux rsistances culturelles
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:31:12 GMT
De nombreuses personnes en France appellent faire du harclement sexuel une urgence nationale, mais des obstacles lgaux et culturels dcouragent les femmes qui souhaitent porter plainte pour harclement sexuel au travail.
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China Finds Lawyer Who Exposed Torture Allegations Guilty of Inciting Subversion
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:08:21 GMT
Jiang Tianyong got a two-year term after helping bring to light another lawyer’s claims of being brutalized in custody.
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Protesting Coal Mining From a Treehouse
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:01:02 GMT
For years, activists have been protesting the expansion of coal mining in the Hambach Forest in Germany by living in treehouses. A court ruling may soon change that.
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Prosecutor’s Move in Afghan War Inquiry May Mean Clash With U.S.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:56:28 GMT
An International Criminal Court prosecutor requested permission to start an inquiry that could implicate members of the U.S. military and the C.I.A.
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Saudi Arabia Squeezes Detainees as It Tries to Seize Assets
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:49:45 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s efforts to get princes and businessmen detained on corruption charges to hand over their assets have raised legal concerns abroad.
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After Mugabe, What’s Next for Zimbabweans?
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:43:57 GMT
Zimbabwe may have a new leader for the first time in 37 years. Now, those who grew up under Robert Mugabe share a mix of hope and skepticism about the country’s future.
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AT&T, North Korea, Angela Merkel: Your Monday Evening Briefing
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:10:48 GMT
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Take Aim at Taliban Opium Labs
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:05:35 GMT
The airstrikes are part of what is expected to be a sustained campaign targeting a lucrative source of funding for the Taliban.
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Celebrate 70 Years of Marriage
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:20:08 GMT
Britain’s longest-serving monarch and her husband noted the occasion with the release of new photographic portraits.
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‘Nut Rage’ Whistle-Blower Says Korean Air Retaliated Against Him
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:11:42 GMT
The flight attendant who exposed a Korean Air executive’s actions says he was illegally demoted and ostracized.
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Workers Lured to Australia Find Low Pay and Tough Conditions
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:01:14 GMT
Many of the country’s more than 900,000 temporary foreign workers make less than minimum wage but feel they can’t complain, a new survey showed.
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Key European Agencies Move to Continent, Signs of Brexit’s Toll
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:36:18 GMT
The relocation of the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority indicate how Britain’s impending exit from the European Union could diminish its economic clout.
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U.N. Chief ‘Horrified’ by Report of Libya Slave Auction
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:42:10 GMT
After CNN reported that migrants had been sold at auction, Secretary General António Guterres said the acts depicted “may amount to crimes against humanity.”
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Wake Up and Smell the Traffic? London Tries Coffee to Power Buses
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:57:13 GMT
In an effort to curb toxic diesel fumes, oil from used grounds has been added to the fuel for the British capital’s iconic red double-deckers.
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In Crisis, Angela Merkel Prefers Elections to Minority Rule
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would prefer a new round of elections to leading a minority government, if the quest for a majority coalition fails.
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Trump Returns North Korea to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:09:18 GMT
North Korea had been removed from the list under the George W. Bush administration in an attempt to salvage negotiations for a nuclear deal.
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Northern Ireland Is Sinking Into a ‘Profound Crisis’
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:37:14 GMT
A nearly yearlong standoff has paralyzed its institutions and is threatening a 1998 treaty that largely ended three decades of fighting.
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Just as in 1980, Zimbabwe’s Celebration May Be Short-Lived
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:47:56 GMT
A veteran reporter who was in the country when Robert Mugabe first took power sees disturbing parallels with the current moment of hope and joy.
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Kim Jong-un Disciplines North Korea’s Top Military Organization
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:41:20 GMT
The move is the latest sign that the North Korean leader is trying to tighten his grip on party elites and the armed forces amid a nuclear standoff with the United States.
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Paris Journal: A Brothel, Repurposed and Restored, Reveals Another Paris
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:32:21 GMT
Hidden for decades behind crude wooden boards, an ornate ceramic frieze at the former Aux Belles Poules tells a story of the city’s once-thriving sex business.
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Silent Sub: Time Is the Enemy as Argentina Hunts a Lost Vessel
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:04:49 GMT
Six days after the ARA San Juan lost contact, with hopes raised and dashed, families of its 44 crew members are growing increasingly anxious.
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Trump Asked China to Free U.C.L.A. Players. What About Activists?
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:20:30 GMT
President Trump, rights advocates say, squandered a chance in Beijing to help free Chinese dissidents facing harsh prison sentences.
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Multimedia

On Location: A Vacation Home as Minimal as a Gallery
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:55 GMT
The owners of a minimalist house on Orcas Island in Washington were so opposed to visual clutter they didn’t even want towel bars in the bathroom.
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Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, Is Dead at 82
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:05:30 GMT
Mr. Alaa insisted on his freedom and worked, argued and cooked on his own schedule.
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In the Garden: Time to Put the Garden to Bed?
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:01:30 GMT
Come spring, you may regret all the gardening you didn’t do in November. Unless doing nothing is actually a better option.
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Living In: Perth Amboy, N.J.: Historic Buildings and Affordable Housing
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:01:03 GMT
More budget-conscious buyers are looking to Perth Amboy, drawn by the relatively low-priced homes, the waterfront and the easy transit connections.
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Hungry City: In Queens, Star Treatment for Seafood
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:38:26 GMT
AbuQir in the Little Egypt section of Astoria lets you pick your fish and how it is prepared.
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A Peek Inside Some of New York’s Most Glamorous Apartments
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:01:15 GMT
“Life at the Top” is a coffee-table book filled with photos of and details about some of the city’s most storied and exclusive buildings.
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National

Pain Spreads as Credit Vise Grows Tighter
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:43:45 GMT
Lenders have become even less willing to part with their money, further crimping budgets and family spending.


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For Rivals, Finance Crisis Is Posing on-the-Fly Tests
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:44:12 GMT
The presidential race has turned into an audition for who could best handle a national economic emergency.


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Drug Label, Maimed Patient and Test for Court
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:39:18 GMT
At issue is whether plaintiffs have the right to sue when the products that hurt them had met federal standards.


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After Impasse, New California Budget Agreement
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:20:47 GMT
California legislative leaders and the governor have come to an agreement on the state budget, which is now roughly three months late.


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California Bans Texting by Operators of Trains
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:01:46 GMT
After investigators said an engineer in last week’s collision had been texting on the job, regulators temporarily banned the use of all cellular devices by anyone at the controls of a moving train.


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Political Memo: Given G.O.P. Predicament, Rangel Opts to Ride Out the Storm
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:09:21 GMT
Democrats believe that a long list of Republican lawmakers with legal troubles makes it impossible for Republicans to gain much ground on the issues of ethics and good government.


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Panel Proposes Broad Changes in Federal Financial Aid for College
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:09:03 GMT
The recommendations included a simpler application, Pell grant maximums linked to the consumer price index and federally financed college savings accounts for children in low-income families.


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Chicago Unveils Multifaceted Plan to Curb Emissions of Heat-Trapping Gases
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:18:44 GMT
The blueprint would change the city’s building codes to promote energy efficiency, and it calls for installing huge solar panels at municipal properties and building alternative fueling stations.


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Vast Bailout by U.S. Proposed in Bid to Stem Financial Crisis
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 13:34:02 GMT
Treasury and Fed officials were discussing with leaders in Congress a plan for the government to buy up distressed mortgages.


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A Bid to Curb Profit Gambit as Banks Fall
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:53:00 GMT
A backlash against short sellers has begun, with regulators in the U.S. and Britain tightening rules and authorities in New York intensifying investigations.


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Bush Emerges After Days of Financial Crisis
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:21:39 GMT
The president spoke briefly on Thursday after remaining largely out of sight as Wall Street has become engulfed by a financial crisis.


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The New McCain: More Aggressive and Scripted on the Campaign Trail
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:19:53 GMT
Senator John McCain’s once easygoing if irreverent campaign presence — endearing to crowds, though often resulting in gaffes — has been put out to pasture.


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Alaska Star May Add Luster to Tarnished Senator
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:10:05 GMT
As Gov. Sarah Palin has moved to the national stage, Senator Ted Stevens, who goes on trial next week, has risen in some opinion polls in Alaska.


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Husband of Alaska Governor Refuses to Testify in Legislature’s Trooper Inquiry
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:47:36 GMT
Todd Palin was one of 13 people subpoenaed in the inquiry into whether Gov. Sarah Palin or members of her administration abused their power in the dismissal of a top state administrator.


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The Ad Campaign: Obama Attacks McCain in a Bid to Attract Hispanic Voters
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:23:26 GMT
A Spanish-language Obama ad misrepresents John McCain’s record on the immigration issue and his relationship with Rush Limbaugh.


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Agency and Bush Are Sued Over Domestic Surveillance
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:28:04 GMT
A privacy group filed a class-action lawsuit on Thursday seeking to halt what it describes as illegal surveillance of Americans’ telephone and Internet traffic.


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Power Still Not Restored to Many in the Midwest
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:09:44 GMT
Remnants of Hurricane Ike swept through the region on Sunday, bringing torrential downpours and strong winds.


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Action Is Sought to Ensure Timely Financing for V.A.
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:37:16 GMT
As the veterans’ health system strains to handle a growing caseload, a move is under way in Congress to avoid yearly delays in financing that can hamper the medical care of the nation’s veterans.


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Simpson Defense Alleges Police Glee in His Arrest
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:54:15 GMT
O. J. Simpson’s legal team began Thursday to mount a defense that will sound familiar to anyone who followed his 1995 murder trial.


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National Briefing | Midwest: Minnesota: Rebuilt Bridge Opens
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:07:42 GMT
Flashing headlights and honking horns penetrated the early-morning sky as police officers and first responders led drivers in a slow procession across the new Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis.


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National Briefing | South: Mississippi: Rearranging the Ballot
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:08:17 GMT
Gov. Haley Barbour agreed to move a special election for Trent Lott’s former Senate seat to near the top of the November ballot, ending a dispute that had threatened to delay the start of absentee voting.


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National Briefing | Northwest: Alaska: Concession in House Race
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:08:46 GMT
Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska conceded to Representative Don Young in the Republican primary for Alaska’s only House seat.


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National Briefing | Immigration: Meat Plant Names Top Executive
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:09:26 GMT
Agriprocessors Inc., an embattled kosher meatpacker with a plant in Postville, Iowa, named a corporate lawyer from New York to be its chief executive, responding to an ultimatum from the leading kosher certifying organization.


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National Briefing | Religion: Pittsburgh Bishop Is Ousted
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:09:48 GMT
An Episcopal bishop, whose diocese is moving toward splitting from the national church, was ousted from ministry.


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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: 4 More Murder Charges
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:10:09 GMT
A man charged in the killings of four people who died during a June killing spree in Illinois and Missouri has been charged with murder in four more bludgeoning deaths.


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Bread Stays on Menu for Carp at Pennsylvania Lake
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:11:38 GMT
Every year, an estimated 500,000 people trek to a lake to see a veritable carpet of carp, and the state has temporarily called off a plan to force people to stop feeding bread to the fish.


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Science

ScienceTake: Tricky Cockatoos Match Shapes Better Than Primates
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:30:21 GMT
Goffin’s cockatoos, known for their inventiveness, showed a great talent for fitting even complicated shapes into matching holes.
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Trilobites: The Scuba Diving Flies of California’s Mono Lake
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:16:31 GMT
For most insects, water is a death trap. These alkali flies cover themselves with a bubble of air to dip into a salty lake.
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A Helping of Science With Your Thanksgiving Dinner
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:53:39 GMT
Biology. Chemistry. Physics. It’s all there on your plate. Take a moment to appreciate it before you dig in.
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Trilobites: Do Lefties Have an Advantage in Sports? It Depends
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:01:21 GMT
The southpaw advantage may be stronger in sports that give players less time to respond to an opponent’s actions, a new study suggests.
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Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:02:07 GMT
The Japanese government and companies used radiation-hardened machines to search for the fuel that escaped the plant’s ruined reactors.
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Trilobites: Rock Carvings of Ancient Dogs Getting Taught New Tricks
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:32:34 GMT
Engravings in the Saudi desert may be the earliest depictions of human-canine companionship.
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A Close-Up on Mysteries Made of Stone in Saudi Arabia’s Desert
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:55:17 GMT
Structures that may have been created by ancient tribes could only be studied using Google Earth. Saudi officials finally invited an archaeologist to observe them via helicopter.
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Trilobites: A Population of Billions May Have Contributed to This Bird’s Extinction
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:31:25 GMT
A new study suggests passenger pigeons were hyper-adapted to living in a large, stable population, leaving them unable to cope when humans hunted them en masse.
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Matter: ‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:32:35 GMT
New research casts doubt on a gene-editing strategy that scientists had hoped to use against invasive species and epidemic diseases.
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As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:13:00 GMT
A strain of malaria resistant to two drugs, including artemisinin, which was once seen as a miracle cure, is spreading, and experts fear that it could reach Africa.
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Lilli Hornig, 96, Dies; A-Bomb Researcher Lobbied for Women in Science
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:31:15 GMT
An alumna of Los Alamos, she became a chemistry professor and urged universities to recruit more women as students, professors and administrators.
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Russia, in Reversal, Confirms Radiation Spike
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:51:56 GMT
The state weather service in Moscow acknowledged “extremely high pollution” in a region close to a sprawling Soviet-era nuclear plant.
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Cockatoos Rival Children in Shape Recognition
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:30:19 GMT
Cockatoos prove adept at shape manipulation, outperforming most animals and even toddlers.
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Wake Up and Smell the Traffic? London Tries Coffee to Power Buses
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:57:13 GMT
In an effort to curb toxic diesel fumes, oil from used grounds has been added to the fuel for the British capital’s iconic red double-deckers.
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New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:32:43 GMT
By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.
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Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:24:51 GMT
Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?
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Retro Report: Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:19:48 GMT
Legislation and lawsuits that reject scientific consensus on issues like evolution and climate change are changing the way science is taught in some schools.
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News Analysis: At Bonn Climate Talks, Stakes Get Higher in Gamble on Planet’s Future
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:33:10 GMT
This year’s United Nations climate talks have wrapped up, and there were few signs that countries are inclined to take urgent action.
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What Happened (and Didn’t) at the Bonn Climate Talks
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:09:54 GMT
The 23rd United Nations climate talks ended early Saturday, kicking most big issues down the road until 2018.
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Treaty to Phase Out ‘Greenhouse Gases on Steroids’ to Enter Force
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:53:18 GMT
A global treaty to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons, a category of extremely potent planet-warming gases, has cleared a key threshold and will enter into force.
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Q&A: The Chemical Reaction That Cleans Everything
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:55:11 GMT
Bleach may be common, but the molecular dance that makes it work is an intricate wonder.
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Trilobites: Same Oceans, Similar Prey, Two Very Different Necks
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:22:24 GMT
Biologists studied cormorants and penguins that hunt fish in frigid seas and found that cormorants save energy by only moving their necks when seizing prey.
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Trilobites: How Snapdragons Beckon Bees With More Than One Color
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:59:04 GMT
Subspecies of the flowers share most of their genes, but differ in a handful that lead to some being yellow on magenta and others being magenta on yellow.
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Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:02:21 GMT
Island states that are least responsible for global emissions but most vulnerable to storms and rising seas are looking outside the United Nations process for aid.
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Science Is Dry, Obscure, Complex? Well, It Makes for Great Comedy
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:49:29 GMT
In podcasts and live shows, comedians are extracting the funny from astronomy, climate change and even the physics behind urinal cakes.
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Modern Love: 17 Million Frozen Sperm Await the Perfect Moment
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:01 GMT
A woman trying to get pregnant on her own finds connection and hope during a total solar eclipse.
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F.D.A. Speeds Review of Gene Therapies, Vowing to Target Rogue Clinics
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:35:19 GMT
The agency plans to speed approval of treatments to get them to the market faster, signaling the quickened pace of advancements in this field.
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Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:38:56 GMT
The spill in South Dakota comes just days before Nebraska regulators will decide on a permit needed for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline
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Downing North Korean Missiles Is Hard. So the U.S. Is Experimenting.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:34:27 GMT
Buried in an emergency funding request to Congress lie hints of new ways to confront Pyongyang, like cyberweapons and armed drones.
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A More Conciliatory Tone on Climate from the U.S. at Global Talks
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:25:45 GMT
In a brief address at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, a State Department official mentions climate change and not coal, drawing (polite) applause.
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New Quay Journal: A Cliff-Edge Town Visited by Poets, Dolphins — and Octopuses
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:31 GMT
Octopuses and giant barrel jellyfish come and go in a town where Wales’s best-known alcoholic drank. The dolphins seem to be staying, so far.
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U.N. Climate Projects, Aimed at the Poorest, Raise Red Flags
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:22:07 GMT
The Green Climate Fund was meant to help developing countries tackle climate change, but many of the most vulnerable nations have not seen any grants.
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Trilobites: Chimps Tailor Alarms to What Other Chimps Know
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:53:06 GMT
Experiments show that the animals change their communications depending on how much their audience knows.
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At U.N. Climate Conference, Treading Lightly Around the Americans
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:08:16 GMT
Delegates at climate talks in Bonn are keeping their opinions to themselves about President Trump’s vow to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
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How to Lower Your Blood Pressure
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:17:49 GMT
Medical guidelines have changed, and now about half of Americans may qualify for the diagnosis of hypertension. Here’s what to do about it.
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A Radioactive Cloud Wafts Over Europe, With Russia as Chief Suspect
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:02:01 GMT
High levels of a substance called ruthenium 106 detected over the Continent have prompted concern about a possible cover-up by Moscow.
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A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:32:45 GMT
Astronomers have found a planet circling Ross 128, a quiet red star in our own galactic neighborhood.
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Technology

F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:59:04 GMT
A rollback of net neutrality regulations would represent a significant victory for companies like AT&T and Comcast and would amount to a strike against consumers.
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Net Neutrality Repeal: What Could Happen and How It Could Affect You
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:01:41 GMT
For you and me, the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality rules can be boiled down to two questions: What might happen? And who do you trust?
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Uber Discloses Data Breach, Kept Secret for a Year, Affecting 57 Million Accounts
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:09:46 GMT
The ride-hailing company said it was hacked last October and that the breach was kept secret. In the aftermath, Uber fired its top security executive.
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Meg Whitman to Step Down as Hewlett Packard Enterprise C.E.O.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:38:02 GMT
After building eBay into an internet giant, Ms. Whitman took over Hewlett-Packard and split the Silicon Valley icon in two, with mixed results.
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Warning Signs About Another Giant Bitcoin Exchange
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:55:53 GMT
On some days, Bitfinex claims to be doing more trades than some stock exchanges. But it has lost millions in two hackings and has no government oversight.
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Tech Tip: Transforming Rich Text Into a PDF
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:07:17 GMT
The rich text format for word-processing documents is versatile, but saving an R.T.F. file as a PDF gives it even more compatibility.
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Economic Scene: Patent ‘Trolls’ Recede as Threat to Innovation. Will Justices Change That?
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:35:17 GMT
Created to keep invalid claims from hurting companies, consumers and the economy, a government panel faces an existential threat in a case before the Supreme Court.
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Skype Vanishes From App Stores in China, Including Apple’s
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:33:11 GMT
The app still functions in China, but its fate there is unclear as the government moves against foreign-run tools for online communication.
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F.C.C. Is Said to Plan Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:29:04 GMT
In a sweeping proposal to be revealed on Tuesday, Ajit Pai, the chairman of the F.C.C., is preparing to scrap the net neutrality rules, said people familiar with the plan.
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As Chip Makers Consolidate, Marvell Will Buy Cavium in $6 Billion Deal
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:38:50 GMT
The deal comes amid fears that a rush of consolidation has left the chip making industry too heavily concentrated.
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Wake Up and Smell the Traffic? London Tries Coffee to Power Buses
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:57:13 GMT
In an effort to curb toxic diesel fumes, oil from used grounds has been added to the fuel for the British capital’s iconic red double-deckers.
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Tech Tip: Stopping Autoplay Videos on Safari
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:12:33 GMT
The most recent version of the Mac operating system includes controls for stopping web page videos that start blasting on their own.
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Uber Strikes Deal With Volvo to Bring Self-Driving Cars to Its Network
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:27:34 GMT
Uber has agreed to buy up to 24,000 self-driving Volvos for its ride-hailing network once the technology is production-ready.
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As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:32:43 GMT
Funding and start-ups are concentrated on the coasts, especially in California. But there are signs of an entrepreneurial awakening in the heartland, where talent is rich but prices aren’t.
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Chinese Phone Maker Bets Big With a Premium Price
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:09:38 GMT
Huawei Technologies wants to banish from consumers’ minds the idea that Chinese brands can produce only cheap knockoffs.
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Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:02:07 GMT
The Japanese government and companies used radiation-hardened machines to search for the fuel that escaped the plant’s ruined reactors.
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For the First Family of Pleasure Products, Toys Are Us
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:59:27 GMT
Once sold in seedy bookstores, sex toys are now a chic, “Made in America” business, instilling customers with brand loyalty.
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Apple Postpones Release of HomePod Speaker
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:32:42 GMT
Apple had said its HomePod speaker, a response to Amazon’s Echo, would debut this year. Now it won’t be released till early next year.
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Tech Tip: Taking Control of the Control Center
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:35:52 GMT
Apple has moved some things around in the iOS 11 Control Center, but you can also make changes of your own.
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Mike and Nathaniel’s Week in Tech: Everybody Loves Bitcoin
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:00:07 GMT
In this week’s tech newsletter, Mike Isaac and Nathaniel Popper delve into the popularity of Bitcoin, and the new troubles at Twitter.
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Tesla Unveils an Electric Rival to Semi Trucks
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:15:49 GMT
Aiming to remake a multibillion-dollar industry, the automaker said it would have a semi for sale in two years that would be nearly self-driving.
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F.C.C. Opens Door to More Consolidation in TV Business
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:59:20 GMT
The agency voted to relax several rules, including allowing a company to own more than one of the top stations in a local market.
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Tech Tip: How to Add Emoji to Your Twitter Name
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:47 GMT
With just a few steps, you can add emoji characters and change the name shown on your Twitter account.
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Amazon Sellers Brood as States Come Calling for Taxes
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:21:00 GMT
Most third-party sellers on Amazon do not collect sales tax. States, thirsty for the millions of dollars in unpaid revenue, are coming for the money.
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Vancouver Limits Airbnb, in an Effort to Combat Its Housing Crisis
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:16:07 GMT
Vancouver is the largest Canadian city to limit Airbnb. The company says it will challenge the new rules.
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Signs of Russian Meddling in Brexit Referendum
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:24:34 GMT
Researchers have found evidence that Russian-language or Kremlin-linked Twitter accounts pushed divisive messages in British politics, too.
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Tech Fix: A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:37:49 GMT
Your smartphone is not deliberately losing speed just because your phone maker has a new gadget for sale. For devices that do slow down, here are some fixes.
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Tech We’re Using: When Using 5 Messaging Apps Is Not Enough
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:06:29 GMT
Katie Benner, a technology writer for The Times, uses more than a half-dozen messaging apps to keep up with sources. There are upsides — and downsides — to this.
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Tech Tip: The Key to Getting Shadow-Free Mac Screenshots
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:15:00 GMT
If you don’t want the 3-D shadow on screenshots you take of macOS desktop windows, you just need to know the keyboard shortcut.
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Travel Tips: 5 Rules for a Really Good Trip With the Kids
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:24 GMT
Tips include: Let everyone pick an activity, figure out child care in advance, determine the accommodations that best suit your family.
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Detroit: The Most Exciting City in America?
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:02:14 GMT
How a 21st century Detroit navigates the dangers of regeneration is a particularly poignant question on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit race riots.
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Trending: Eschewing High-Tech Hotel Amenities in Favor of Old-School Record Players
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:23 GMT
Some hotels are offering record players, along with impressive vinyl collections to go with them.
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Personal Journeys: Mourning in Paris
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:30:35 GMT
Paris is a good place to mourn. I would say this even if my uncle Richard hadn’t lived there, but all the more so that he had.
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When New York City Was a (Literal) Battlefield
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:52:31 GMT
With old maps in one hand and Google Maps in the other, the author Russell Shorto roams across the city’s five boroughs, searching for remnants of the American Revolution.
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What to Read Before Heading to Detroit
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:05:39 GMT
Three books on Detroit’s decline and resurgence.
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Frugal Traveler: A Trip Through the Stunning, Rock-Hewed Churches of Ethiopia
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:00:01 GMT
Ethiopia is one of the more exciting places to visit in the world right now: An attractive mix of ancient tradition and rapid modernization.
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Bites: An Argentine Chef Brings His Fire-Obsessed Cuisine to Rural France
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:00:27 GMT
Francis Mallmann has become a legend in South America. Does his new restaurant in a Provenal village live up?
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Q&A: In Connecticut, a Quintessential Christmas
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:00:01 GMT
Caryn B. Davis, a photographer, captures the warmth of the winter holiday season in her new book “A Connecticut Christmas.”
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Travel Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Your Babymoon
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:18:02 GMT
A couples vacation before becoming a parent is a chance to relax, spend quality time with your partner and indulge in some fun before parenthood hits.
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How Clear Can Speed Up the Airport Screening Process
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:38 GMT
Clear uses biometric technology (fingerprints, iris scans) to help passengers get through security. Here’s how the program works.
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Check In: At an Opulent Hong Kong Hotel, Room to Roam
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:35:41 GMT
The Olympian Hong Kong offers massive rooms, complimentary smartphones and a location with some of the best dining districts in the city.
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Five Places to Shop in San Sebastin, Spain
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:29 GMT
In the Basque city of San Sebastin, Spain, Gros is a low-key neighborhood behind Zurriola beach that caters to residents, with shops focused on what's local,
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A Guide to (Somewhat) Painless Thanksgiving Travel
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:00:14 GMT
Here’s what you need to know to avoid the crowds and have as painless a trip as possible via this nation’s roads and airports this Thanksgiving.
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Instead of That $5 Water Bottle at Airports, Filling Stations
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:20:01 GMT
A growing number of airports are looking for ways to manage crowds, the empty plastic bottles they leave behind and improve the amenities.
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Wake Up and Smell the Traffic? London Tries Coffee to Power Buses
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:57:13 GMT
In an effort to curb toxic diesel fumes, oil from used grounds has been added to the fuel for the British capital’s iconic red double-deckers.
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Wanderlust: A Guide to Cap Ferret, the Cape Cod of France
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:50:27 GMT
The beachy headland west of Bordeaux forgoes glamour for the simpler things: surfing, fishermen’s cottages and freshly shucked oysters.
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Travel Postcard: The Revival of Detroit
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:50:24 GMT
Detroit's economy and auto industry were among the hardest hit after the 2008 recession, but the city is in the midst of renewal.
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Times Insider: For the 52 Places Job, 9,000 Applicants (and an Avalanche of Unicorns)
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:24:58 GMT
When our travel editor, Monica Drake, said she wanted the new writer-at-large to be someone who had it all, the internet responded.
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Bernstein in the Berkshires: Tanglewood to Celebrate a Local Hero
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:00:19 GMT
Orchestras around the world are celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, but Tanglewood, his longest-standing artistic association, is going all out.
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Gaudí’s First Completed House Opens to the Public
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:24:47 GMT
The newly restored Casa Vicens is the last of seven Unesco-designated Gaud treasures in Barcelona, Spain, to admit visitors.
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International Real Estate: House Hunting in … Jamaica
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:30:54 GMT
Jamaica’s housing market has been improving over the last five years, thanks in large part to increased tourism and the return of foreign buyers.
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Chasing the Deal: Napa Tries to Lure Visitors Back With Hotel Deals and More
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:00:22 GMT
In an effort to entice visitors back after wildfires devastated the area, some hotels in Napa are offering attractive deals.
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5 Destinations for the Thanksgiving Traveler
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:00:21 GMT
For many Americans, Thanksgiving travel generally means visiting family and perhaps some shopping. But if you have time for something a little different this year, there are worthwhile events happening across the country, in big cities and spots more off the beaten path.
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Washington

Trump Defends Roy Moore, Citing Candidate’s Denial of Sexual Misconduct
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:56:22 GMT
President Trump said Alabama voters should not support Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for the Senate. Mr. Trump declined to say whether he would campaign for Mr. Moore.
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Democrats Move Swiftly Against Conyers Amid Latest Harassment Charges
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:55:11 GMT
The House Democratic leader called for harassment charges against the House’s most senior member, John Conyers Jr., to be subjected to an ethics inquiry.
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Facing Second Accuser, Franken Sees His Once-Rising Star Dim
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:30:38 GMT
Lindsay Menz told CNN that in 2010, when Mr. Franken was a senator, he grabbed her rear end as they took a photo. Mr. Franken says he does not remember it.
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After House Vote on Taxes, Spotlight Shifts to Undecided Senators
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:21:41 GMT
The fate of the tax overhaul now hinges on a handful of undecided senators, and Senate Republican leaders cannot afford to lose more than two of their members.
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As Her Last Day With the Fed Nears, Janet Yellen Looks Back on Her First
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:03:22 GMT
The Fed chairwoman, Janet Yellen, answered questions about policy and her life in economics one day after announcing plans to step down next year.
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Pentagon Investigating Military Members’ Conduct During Trump’s Asia Trip
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:22:28 GMT
Defense Department officials said they were looking into whether three service members assigned to the White House had improper contact with foreign women.
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Trump Must Decide on Tariffs for Imported Washing Machines
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:32:40 GMT
The United States International Trade Commission will hand the president the second test of his willingness to impose tariffs on foreign rivals of domestic manufacturers.
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Pennsylvania Congressman Is Under F.B.I. Scrutiny, Court Records Show
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:04:28 GMT
Representative Robert A. Brady, a Philadelphia Democrat, has denied that he paid a political opponent $90,000 to drop out of a primary election race.
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Op-Ed Columnist: Bruni: Jeff Flake Spoke Up. Time to Put Up.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:23:37 GMT
Some Senate Republicans are appalled by Donald Trump? Then deny him tax reform.
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Document Fight Slows Inquiry of Affirmative Action at Harvard
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:33:34 GMT
The Trump administration, in a letter last week, threatened to sue the university to force it to turn over student and applicant records.
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‘Hi, Drumstick.’ President Trump Pardons a Turkey, and Likes It.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:35:52 GMT
At the annual White House ritual, Mr. Trump relishes his powers of clemency as Thanksgiving approaches. A large turkey is grateful.
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Real Estate Agents Mobilize to Shield Homeowners on Tax Plan
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:18:00 GMT
Some economists say the Republican bills, by curbing or eliminating key deductions, could hurt property values, raise mortgage rates and reduce sales.
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Op-Ed Contributor: This Uranium Deal Was No Scandal
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:57:30 GMT
Russia’s purchase of a mining firm while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state did not endanger America’s uranium supply.
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Over 100 Shabab Militants Killed in U.S. Airstrike in Somalia
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:36:10 GMT
The United States Africa Command said the airstrike was carried out 125 miles northwest of Mogadishu, the Somali capital.
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Tillerson Accused of Violating Federal Law on Child Soldiers
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:06:36 GMT
State Department officials accused their secretary of violating the Child Soldiers Prevention Act by excluding Myanmar, Iraq and Afghanistan from a list of countries that use child soldiers.
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He’s a Member of Congress. The Kremlin Likes Him So Much It Gave Him a Code Name.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:10:09 GMT
Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Republican of California, has laughed off suggestions that he is a Russian asset. But investigators are calling.
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Nafta Round Closes With Talks Bogged Down by Conflict
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:15:40 GMT
Negotiators made some progress in the fifth round of negotiations, but the United States trade representative said he remained “concerned about the lack of headway.”
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Restoring North Korea to Terrorism Blacklist Dims Hopes for Talks
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:28:08 GMT
Analysts say the North may use the American move as an excuse for more weapons tests.
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The Conversation: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Sex Scandal
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:34:12 GMT
From Bill Clinton to Roy Moore all the way back to Thomas Jefferson.
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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Sexual Misconduct on Capitol Hill
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:44:59 GMT
There’s a growing sense that Congress is, for many women, a hostile workplace. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to change that.
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Right and Left React to the Republican Tax Plan
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:20 GMT
Writers from across the political spectrum take on the tax legislation making its way through Congress.
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