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White House Proposes Slashing Tax Rates, Significantly Aiding Wealthy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:35:30 GMT

Gary D. Cohn, left, the director of the National Economic Council, and Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, at a White House briefing.President Trump on Wednesday proposed sharp reductions in both individual and corporate income tax rates, and also called for the elimination of most itemized tax deductions.

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Trump’s Tax Plan Is a Reckoning for Republican Deficit Hawks

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:24:19 GMT

President Trump has pointed to the growth linked to tax cuts passed by previous presidents when promoting his plan.The White House insists that economic growth will offset its proposed tax cuts, but many economists disagree, creating a moment of truth for conservatives.

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The 7 Key Elements of the White House Tax Plan

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:36:03 GMT

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin appeared on a television at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.The Trump administration released its tax plan on Wednesday, which would lower individual tax rates, drop the alternative minimum tax and eliminate most deductions.

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Economic Trends: Winners and Losers in the Trump Tax Plan

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:47:12 GMT

The new tax plan would eliminate the federal deduction for state and local income tax. If you live in a place where such taxes are high, like California and this San Francisco street, that’s unwelcome news.The plan lacks many details, but one group of losers seems to be upper-middle-income people in blue states.

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Curb the Use of Overseas Tax Havens? Yes! But How?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:20:37 GMT

An Apple store in Beijing. Apple has kept earnings abroad and borrowed from foreign subsidiaries for dividends and investments.There is wide accord that the current system encourages companies to keep money abroad. The question is how to tax funds brought home, now and in the future.

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Hard-Line Republican Caucus Backs Revised Bill to Repeal Obamacare

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:25:40 GMT

The latest healthcare proposal was drafted by Representative Tom MacArthur, a moderate Republican of New Jersey.The support of the House Freedom Caucus breathed new life into efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, but it was not clear whether it was enough.

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Public Health: What Changed in the Health Repeal Plan to Win Over the Freedom Caucus

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:48:12 GMT

There are three rules that states could apply to waive in the newest proposed revision to the Republicans’ health care plan.

Anthem Threatens to Leave Health Exchanges if Subsidies Are Halted

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:57:22 GMT

Joseph R. Swedish, the chief executive of the health insurer Anthem, in 2015. He warned that a halt of subsidies to help low-income people “would cause further market instability.”The insurer’s earnings beat expectations, but it warned it could withdraw from some marketplaces or raise rates if the government does not continue co-payment subsidies for low-income people.

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Bribe Cases, a Jared Kushner Partner and Potential Conflicts

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:23:51 GMT

Jared KushnerPresident Trump’s son-in-law, a top adviser, had help building a real estate empire from a member of one of Israel’s wealthiest families.

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Trump Tells Foreign Leaders That Nafta Can Stay for Now

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:20:00 GMT

Unfinished buildings at a site where Ford had planned a factory in Villa de Reyes, near San Luis Potosi, Mexico.In evening telephone calls with the president of Mexico and the prime minister of Canada, President Trump said he would quickly start the process of renegotiating Nafta — not end it.

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The Drumbeats Don’t Add Up to Imminent War With North Korea

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:12:45 GMT

The aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday. President Trump recently deployed it near North Korea.President Trump views North Korea as his chief foreign policy issue, but he says he is pursuing a strategy that relies primarily on help from China.

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Ivanka Trump Parts Ways With Her Father on Syrian Refugees

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:28:21 GMT

Ivanka Trump at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin on Tuesday. In an interview aired on Wednesday, Ms. Trump said the United States might need to admit more Syrian refugees.In a pointed departure from one of President Trump’s bedrock populist positions, Ms. Trump said the United States might need to admit more refugees.

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F.C.C. Chairman Pushes Sweeping Changes to Net Neutrality Rules

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:22:47 GMT

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, wants to loosen the government’s oversight of high-speed internet providers.The chairman, Ajit Pai, said high-speed internet service should no longer be treated like a public utility with strict rules but should largely be left to police itself.

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Circling Back to Voters, 100 Days Into Trump Era

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:09:52 GMT

President Trump arriving in West Palm Beach, Fla., this month.No regrets, frustrated, inspired, somewhere in between: Voters who talked with Times reporters around the start of the Trump presidency describe how they feel now.

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New York Braces for Trump’s First Return as President

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:38:28 GMT

Donald J. Trump speaking at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan on Sept. 7, when he was the Republican nominee. He will return there as president on May 4 and meet Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia.The commander in chief’s usual security requirements will be complicated by protesters as he meets the Australian prime minister aboard the Intrepid.

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Genocide’s Legacy: Preserving Auschwitz

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:50:03 GMT

Nazi Germany’s largest death camp is under construction in order to preserve the memory of the Holocaust.

Venezuela Says It Will Leave Pro-Democracy Organization

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:27:31 GMT

A member of the National Guard seeking to put down a protest against President Nicolás Maduro’s rule, in Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday.The country plans to pull out of the Organization of American States, which has long criticized President Nicolás Maduro’s unyielding accumulation of power.

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Commander Takes Responsibility for Confusion Over Aircraft Carrier

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:51:58 GMT

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. testified about security challenges in the western Pacific at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday.Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. accepted fault for a broad misunderstanding over whether the Carl Vinson was racing to confront North Korea.

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Office to Aid Crime Victims Is Latest Step in Crackdown on Immigrants

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:37:43 GMT

At right, John F. Kelly, the head of Homeland Security, with Tom Homan, the acting director Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at a news conference in Washington on Wednesday.The office, known as Voice, is part of the president’s effort to aggressively crack down on illegal immigration. Critics say it vilifies immigrants.

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South Korea Military Is Accused of Cracking Down on Gay Soldiers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:34:29 GMT

A soldier this month in a subway station in Seoul, South Korea. The army targeted dozens of gay soldiers in what rights groups said was an unprecedented campaign against gay men in the military.The armed forces’ treatment of gay service members has become an issue in the presidential race, with the leading candidate saying he opposes homosexuality.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT

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How Syria and Russia Spun a Chemical Strike

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:33 GMT

A New York Times investigation shows how Syria and its main partner, Russia, have distorted the facts surrounding the chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun.

Skipping the College Tour

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:00:03 GMT

An admissions tour of Middlebury College in Vermont.Researchers say talking to people who have been through an experience leads to better decisions.

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Tech Fix: Why Your Next Wi-Fi Setup Should Be a Mesh Network

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:27 GMT

Unlike stand-alone routers that lose signal the farther you move away from them, mesh stations piggyback on one another to create a continuous wireless link.

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Visit to the Met Could Cost You, if You Don’t Live in New York

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:49:15 GMT

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, confronted with a multimillion-dollar budget deficit, is considering enacting mandatory entry fees as a way to increase revenue.Despite its history as a public institution with free entry to all, the museum is considering a mandatory charge to help address budget deficits.

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In Ann Coulter’s Speech Battle, Signs That Conservatives Are Emboldened

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:41:24 GMT

Students who belong to the Berkeley College Republicans protested on Wednesday beside a member of an anti-fascist group.Conservatives like Ms. Coulter are eagerly throwing themselves into volatile situations on college campuses, inspired by a backlash against political correctness.

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United Takes Added Steps to Win Back Customers and Avoid More Ugly Events

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:01:13 GMT

United Airlines on Thursday gave its fullest account yet of a violent episode on one of its planes.United Airlines, still trying to regain its footing after a video showed a traveler being violently dragged off a plane, on Thursday outlined new measures meant to prevent such episodes in the future.

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Far-Right Leaders Loathe the European Parliament, but Love Its Checks

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:01:16 GMT

European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Parties on Europe’s far right have drawn a strange legitimacy by winning seats in the Parliament.For right-wing lawmakers who attack the European Union, a perch in Parliament can mean a lucrative sinecure, easy news media exposure and immunity from criminal prosecution at home.

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Marine Le Pen Draws Cheers in Macron’s Hometown, and He Gets Boos

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:08:55 GMT

Emmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate in France’s presidential election, arrived to meet with workers at a Whirlpool plant in Amiens on Wednesday.Ms. Le Pen and her rival in France’s presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, visited a factory separately and received starkly different welcomes.

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A Struggling ESPN Lays Off Many On-Air Figures

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:19:26 GMT

A control room at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. The sports broadcaster laid off many on-air personalities, including the former N.F.L. players Trent Dilfer and Danny Kanell and the former N.B.A. player Len Elmore, on Wednesday.Trent Dilfer, Jayson Stark and Ed Werder were among the numerous big names laid off.

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:38:47 GMT

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Cuito Cuanavale Journal: In Angolan Town, Land Mines Still Lurk ‘Behind Every Bush’

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:31:49 GMT

Avelino Catombela, 67, got his prosthesis adjusted at the Viana Orthopedic Center in Luanda, Angola. Mr. Catombela lost his leg in Huambo in 1978 when the bus he was traveling in hit a mine, killing 60 people.Angola remains one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, and nowhere are there more than in Cuito Cuanavale.

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An Effort to Change Cosby ‘Optics’ as Trial Nears

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:21:58 GMT

Bill Cosby after a hearing in Norristown, Pa.Ahead of his June court date, Bill Cosby and his daughter made rare public statements. But his spokesman denies a public relations campaign.

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Review: Singing and Dancing the Postwar Blues in ‘Bandstand’

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:00:26 GMT

Corey Cott and Laura Osnes star in “Bandstand,” a new musical set in 1945, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater.Laura Osnes and Corey Cott star in a new Broadway musical, set in 1945, about a musician, a singer, trauma and healing.

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Leonard Reiffel, Who Studied Potential of a Lunar Nuclear Bomb, Dies at 89

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:16 GMT

Leonard Reiffel at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1963. In 1959, he helped write a report at the request of the Air Force on a proposal to detonate a nuclear warhead on or near the moon.Dr. Reiffel revealed that the Air Force had been interested in staging a surprise explosion on or near the moon, and that its goal was propaganda.

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An African Player Reaches the Majors

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:07:55 GMT

Gift Ngoepe, right, with the first base coach Kimera Bartee after hitting a single in his first major league at-bat on Wednesday.Gift Ngoepe, who was born and raised in South Africa, was promoted to the big leagues by the Pirates. Dovydas Neverauskas, the first Lithuanian in the majors, was optioned.

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Father in Thailand Kills 11-Month-Old Daughter Live on Facebook

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:11:23 GMT

Jiranuch Trirat, second from left, holding the body of her 11-month-old daughter at a hospital in Phuket, Thailand, on Tuesday. The daughter’s death was broadcast on Facebook.After broadcasting himself dangling the girl by the neck from a building on the resort island of Phuket, the man killed himself, the police said.

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Debt Crisis Shakes Chinese Town, Pointing to Wider Problems

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:00:45 GMT

A factory in Zouping, China, that makes aluminum wheel hubs. Local companies have agreements to guarantee hundreds of millions of dollars of one another’s loans.Zouping’s troubles show how companies in China guarantee one another’s loans, representing a potential hazard within China’s vast financial system.

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Aeroflot Workers Are Told Passengers Want Attractive Flight Crews

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:29:55 GMT

A cabin crew for the Russian airline Aeroflot at the International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget in 2015.Two female flight attendants who sued Aeroflot for age and sex discrimination were upbraided at a news conference by two men defending the airline.

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Review: A Scam Artist’s Masterwork in ‘Six Degrees of Separation’

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:00:14 GMT

From left, Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins in a revival of John Guare’s “Six Degrees of Separation” at the Ethel Barrymore Theater.Corey Hawkins soars as a great pretender in this otherwise earthbound revival of John Guare’s masterwork.

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Frugal Family: A Jamaica Trip With the Ultimate Travel Amenity: A Nanny

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:03 GMT

A sunset over the main beach at Franklyn D. Resort & Spa, an hour north of Montego Bay, Jamaica.For the Frugal Family, the appeal of an all-inclusive resort came from the child care and the possibility of a vacation that would feel like a vacation.

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How Hulu and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Revived 2 Careers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:41:54 GMT

Daniel Wilson and Fran Sears, executive producers of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” working at Mr. Wilson’s Manhattan apartment.Daniel Wilson and Fran Sears hadn’t worked together in years. But they still owned partial rights to a certain 1990 movie based on Margaret Atwood‘s book.

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Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director, Is Dead at 73

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:39:11 GMT

Jonathan Demme in 1980.Mr. Demme, an auteur whose films included documentaries and narrative features, won an Academy Award for “The Silence of the Lambs.”

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