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Deadly Attack Near U.K. Parliament; Car Plows Victims on Westminster Bridge

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:44:19 GMT

People came to the aid of the wounded after the driver of a large vehicle mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.Prime Minister Theresa May, who was hastily evacuated from Parliament, called the assault a “sick and depraved terrorist attack.”

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‘Terrorist Incident’ in London

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:34:12 GMT

Shots were heard near Britain's Parliament on Wednesday, and an officer was stabbed. Witnesses said pedestrians were hit by a car on the nearby Westminster Bridge.

London Attack: What We Know and Don’t Know

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:13:50 GMT

Witnesses said a driver mowed down people Wednesday on Westminster Bridge, which spans the Thames.The latest developments, and remaining questions, in the deadly attack near Parliament in London.

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Keith Palmer, a Police Constable, Is Among Victims in London Attack

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:33 GMT

Keith Palmer, 48, a police constable, was one of four victims killed in the attack in London on Wednesday. The assailant also died.Officials had not released the names of the assailant or the other three people who died in the attack, but information started to emerge about some of the injured.

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News Analysis: House Republicans, Deeply Divided, Face Painful Choice on Health Vote

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:28:34 GMT

Tom Price, the secretary of health and human services, spoke at a news conference about the American Health Care Act last week in Washington.Republicans could pass a deeply unpopular bill that could wreak havoc with their own voters, or turn it back and wound the president’s agenda.

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Leaders Struggle to Unite House Republicans Behind Health Bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:08:01 GMT

Representative Jim Jordan of the House Freedom Caucus. More than 25 of its members were said to oppose the bill.With the chamber set to vote on Thursday, conservatives said a Republican measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act still lacked support.

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Monitoring May Have ‘Incidentally’ Picked Up Trump Aides, House Member Says

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:44:46 GMT

Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Wednesday that the actions by the committee’s chairman were “deeply troubling.”The White House seized on the comments as evidence of wiretapping, but the remarks indicated that the intelligence targets were foreign officials, not President Trump.

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White House Memo: Why Letting Go, for Trump, Is No Small or Simple Task

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:56:58 GMT

President Trump has clung to his belief that he was wiretapped by President Barack Obama.In clinging to wiretap claims, the president draws on his history as a pugnacious fighter, with a need to prove his legitimacy and a deep sensitivity to perception.

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Democrats Fail to Move Gorsuch Off Script and Beyond Generalities

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:43:25 GMT

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch answering questions on Wednesday at a Senate Judiciary hearing on his nomination to the Supreme Court.Senate Democrats made an issue of a unanimous Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday that rejected the approach Judge Gorsuch had taken in a different case.

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Gorsuch Is an Originalist. What’s That?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:25:13 GMT

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump's choice for Supreme Court justice, adheres to originalism, a judicial approach that would deeply affect how he would make decisions from the bench.

Congressional Memo: Of Horse v. Duck, Mutton Busting and Other Confirmation Diversions

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:33:50 GMT

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, testified on Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.Republicans have elevated the practice of gentle questioning of a preferred Supreme Court nominee to high art — even when confirmation appears assured.

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Live Briefing: Confirmation Hearing: Highlights From Judge Gorsuch’s Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:04:01 GMT

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings on Tuesday on Capitol Hill. His testimony was folksier, a little more combative and a little more canned.Democratic senators were frustrated in the first round of confirmation hearings for Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, who offered little insight on his thoughts on contentious legal matters.

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Essential Reading: 5 Books About Dramatic Supreme Court Nomination Hearings

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:44:50 GMT

Full-length accounts of how Senate hearings for Clarence Thomas, Robert H. Bork and others were turned into spectator sport.

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Search for Secret Service Leader Intensifies as White House Security Is Tested

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:24:55 GMT

A Secret Service agent standing guard by the fence along the northern boundary of the White House grounds.A leader may be picked from outside the agency, which has been under scrutiny for a series of embarrassing lapses.

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Alexander Acosta, Labor Nominee, Dismisses Concerns Over Political Pressure

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:59:49 GMT

Senators Marco Rubio of Florida, background, and Ted Cruz of Texas introduced R. Alexander Acosta, center, at his confirmation hearing for labor secretary on Wednesday.The president’s second pick to lead the Labor Department told senators he would not allow partisan considerations to influence his decisions.

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Coming Out in Droves for Free Health Care

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:58 GMT

A nonprofit sets up temporary clinics that provide free medical services to people in rural areas of the United States. For the hundreds that showed up in Cookeville, Tenn., this was a chance to get a checkup, dental treatment or eye care.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT

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Ask The Wirecutter: When a Basic Laptop Will Do: Our Top Budget Picks

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:09:58 GMT

An Apple event in San Francisco last year. People looking for a laptop just to browse the web and send email have many less-expensive options.If your expectations are modest, you might be able to save some money and get a great performer running Google Chrome OS for around $400, a Wirecutter expert says.

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What Are the Best Snacks Before Bedtime?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:33:18 GMT

Experts often recommend fresh fruit, low-fat cottage cheese, plain yogurt or oatmeal as healthful late-night choices.

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Strategic District in Southern Afghanistan, Sangin, Falls to Taliban

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:36:23 GMT

Afghan soldiers in the strategic town of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand in 2013. More British and later American Marines died in Sangin than in any of the country’s roughly 400 other districts.The yearslong offensive in the district, in Helmand Province, took the lives of more combatants than any other fight for territory in Afghanistan.

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United States 8, Puerto Rico 0: United States Beats Puerto Rico for First World Baseball Classic Title

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:04:08 GMT

The United States’ players celebrated in the infield after completing their rout of Puerto Rico in the final at Dodger Stadium.Marcus Stroman did not allow a hit until the 7th inning, leading the Americans to an easy victory in their first W.B.C. final.

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AT&T and Johnson & Johnson Pull Ads From YouTube

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:45:36 GMT

Google’s complex at Menlo Park, Calif., in November.The companies cited concerns that Google was not doing enough to prevent brands from appearing next to offensive material, like hate speech.

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Suspect in Manhattan Killing Hated Black Men, Police Say

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:08:30 GMT

James Harris Jackson of Baltimore walking to Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday. He is accused of stabbing Timothy Caughman, a black man, to death.James Harris Jackson, 28, an Army veteran from Baltimore claimed responsibility for using a sword to fatally stab a black man, the police say.

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Chris Paul’s Fast Hands and Gruesome Fingers

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:15:02 GMT

Clippers guard Chris Paul broke his right hand last April and plays with 16 pins and a metal plate embedded in his palm. He shoots with his right hand.Paul, the Clippers’ ball-hawking guard, has paid a price — multiple injuries to his fingers — for collecting more steals than any other active N.B.A. player.

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China Bets on Sensitive U.S. Start-Ups, Worrying the Pentagon

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:07:55 GMT

Neurala’s office in Boston. The company, an artificial intelligence start-up, received an undisclosed sum from an investment firm backed by a state-run Chinese company.Beijing is pushing Chinese firms to invest in early-stage U.S. companies specializing in technology with potential military applications, a new report says.

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Death on a Prison Bus: Extradition Companies’ Safety Improvements Lag

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:01:11 GMT

Kevin Eli died while being transported from Virginia to Florida to face a nine-year-old burglary charge.Federal officials promised last year to look into the mistreatment of detainees, some held for minor offenses, on buses operated by for-profit companies. Little has changed.

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In Case Testing Police Liability in Shootings, Supreme Court Shows Divide

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:59:11 GMT

A police officer outside the Supreme Court in January.The justices seemed to sharply disagree on the relevance of the Los Angeles County police’s lack of a warrant in the civil suit of a man wounded in a raid.

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Dallas Green, Who Led the Phillies to Their First Title, Dies at 82

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:24:46 GMT

Dallas Green in 1981, the year after he managed the Phillies to a World Series title.Green was a hot-tempered baseball lifer who, in his later years, struggled to recover from the shooting death of his 9-year-old granddaughter.

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Erdogan Warns Europeans on Their Safety as Tensions Rise With West

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:27:07 GMT

A poster in Istanbul of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, in advance of a referendum seeking to grant him more power.The Turkish president’s comments were in response to European countries’ barring rallies in support of a referendum in which Turks will decide whether to expand his powers.

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Arctic’s Winter Sea Ice Drops to Its Lowest Recorded Level

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:49:44 GMT

A research plane surveying ice thickness in the Arctic in August. Much of the ice in the region appears to be thinner than normal.Much of the ice also appears to be thinner than normal — further signs of climate change’s effects on the region.

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North Korea Said to Be Target of Inquiry Over $81 Million Cyberheist

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:23:37 GMT

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York was led to move money from the Bangladesh central bank to other accounts in February 2016.The U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles is said to be examining the extent to which the North Korea government aided the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank.

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:38:47 GMT

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New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:07:07 GMT

Laouli Houzeïnatou, 20, and her son, Hanissa Moustaphe, took part in the clinical study of the new vaccine. Laouli was monitored throughout her pregnancy.A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said.

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At Asia’s Hottest Art Fair, Taking Selfies With a Mao ‘Corpse’

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:30:36 GMT

A woman taking photos of a sculpture of Mao Zedong’s corpse, part of Shen Shaomin’s work “Summit,” at Art Basel Hong Kong.At the fifth edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, contradictions are in the foreground — as in the spectator reaction to lifelike sculptures by Shen Shaomin.

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India’s ‘Phone Romeos’ Look for Ms. Right via Wrong Numbers

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:26 GMT

A police call center in Lucknow, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The center said it gets roughly 700 calls every day, mostly from women complaining of persistent calls from strange men.As mobile phone use grows, more young men are calling women at random, hoping to strike up a relationship, but sometimes harassing them.

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Critical Shopper: The Man Who Loathed Pajamas

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:42:36 GMT

Robes and tops on display at Sleepy Jones, a pajama boutique in Lower Manhattan.When home no longer feels like a safe place, the Critical Shopper resorts to sleepwear at Sleepy Jones.

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For Japan’s Hitting-Hurling Double Threat, a Complex Path to the Majors

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:00:17 GMT

Shohei Otani pitching for a national team in 2015. In four seasons in Japan’s Pacific League, he has a 39-13 record with a 2.49 E.R.A. What stands between Shohei Otani and a star turn in the major leagues? Besides differences in training and culture, there are financial hurdles to transcend.

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‘Love Actually’ Youngsters, Grown Up and Reunited for a Short Sequel

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:30:16 GMT

Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Liam Neeson in “Red Nose Day Actually.”Thomas Brodie-Sangster, now more familiar from “Game of Thrones,” and Olivia Olson are taking part in a short film based on the original romantic comedy.

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Family Travel: The Dutch Way: Tulips, Windmills and Barnyard Animals

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:01:03 GMT

Children at the Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve, a biodynamic goat farm a half-hour by bike from the center of Amsterdam in a sprawling forest on the southern edge of the city.A mother recalls a favorite ritual with her young daughter, visiting some of Amsterdam’s many neighborhood children’s farms or petting zoos.

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