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Trump Promotes Arming Teachers With Guns, but Rejects Active Shooter Drills

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:25:57 GMT

President Trump promoted arming specially trained teachers to fend off school shooters, but rejected active-shooter drills to survive a rampage.

Another Shooting, Another Gun Debate. Will the Outcome Be the Same?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:30:08 GMT

A memorial banner at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were fatally shot last week.Last week’s school massacre in Florida set the well-worn machinery of America’s gun debate in motion. But angry students inject new passion into a stale fight.

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What Do Jotted Talking Points Say About Trump’s Empathy?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:57:27 GMT

President Trump held notes during a meeting about school safety with high school students, teachers and parents on Wednesday.Consoler in chief has been a role that President Trump has been slow and somewhat reluctant to embrace — especially in contrast to his predecessor.

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As Gunman Rampaged Through Florida School, Armed Deputy ‘Never Went In’

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:18:12 GMT

Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County before a town hall-style meeting broadcast on CNN in Sunrise, Fla., on Wednesday.Surveillance video showed the only armed sheriff’s deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., doing “nothing” during last week’s deadly shooting.

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N.R.A. Chief, Wayne LaPierre, Offers Fierce Defense of 2nd Amendment

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:36:08 GMT

Mr. LaPierre leveled a searing indictment against liberal Democrats, the news media and political opportunists he said were joined together in a socialist plot to “eradicate all individual freedoms.”

‘Teachers Are Educators, Not Security Guards’: Educators Respond to Trump Proposal

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:13:19 GMT

President Trump met with state and local officials at the White House on Thursday, proposing that select teachers be armed.Many teachers reacted with alarm at the idea they would be trained and armed.

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Mueller Files New Fraud Charges Against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:42:35 GMT

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, is facing additional charges in the special counsel investigation.The charges do not involve President Trump or his campaign, but they compound the legal problems for Mr. Manafort, his former campaign chairman.

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Beijing Takes Over Anbang, Insurer That Owns Waldorf Astoria

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:23:08 GMT

The Waldorf Astoria hotel, a symbol of New York elegance, will be under the control of the Chinese government.The troubled Chinese company had spent billions of dollars buying up hotels and other high-profile properties around the world.

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As China Puts Pressure on Taiwan, Signs of a U.S. Pushback

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:32:05 GMT

Taiwanese sailors saluting their flag after military drills in January. President Trump signed legislation in September with a provision that encourages mutual port calls by ships from Taiwan and the United States.Concern about the self-governing island’s fate seems to be building in Washington, even as President Trump seeks China’s help on other issues.

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A Supreme Court Showdown Could Shrink Unions’ Power

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:23:47 GMT

Randy Clover leaving his home in Ava, Ill., to go to work at a state mental health facility in Chester. “The case was started by the governor to destroy unions,” said Mr. Clover, the president of a union local.Workers in a small Illinois town are worried that a Supreme Court decision curbing union power would hurt their community.

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Iran Finally Let Her See Her Husband. He Was Dead.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:45:11 GMT

Kavous Seyed Emami, an Iranian-Canadian environmentalist, who died in a Tehran prison this month, in what officials say was a suicide.The authorities say Kavous Seyed Emami, a prominent environmentalist, committed suicide in prison. His wife and sons doubt that, and are demanding answers.

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Editorial: Let the Teachers Teach

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:48:39 GMT

Even police officers often fail to hit their target when they shoot. How much worse would such an unintended consequence be in a crowded school?

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Op-Ed Contributor: A Combat Zone, With Desks

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:04:27 GMT

Much of what I learned in the Army is horrifyingly relevant in the classroom.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Frederick Douglass’s Fight Against Scientific Racism

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:42:13 GMT

Frederick Douglass, circa 1870-75.He understood that the ends to which science could be used were forever bound up with the moral choices of its practitioners.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Nasty, Brutish and Trump

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:55:12 GMT

Students staged a “lie-in” outside the White House on Monday to promote gun control reform.America’s gun madness is part of an assault on the very idea of community.

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Editorial: Why Americans Could Believe the Worst From Russian Trolls

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:18:37 GMT

Polarization in American politics is threatening democracy.What was most disconcerting about the indictment of Russian operatives is what it says about the state of democracy in America.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Boys Are Not All Right

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:32:27 GMT

What do America’s mass shootings have in common? Guns, yes. But also, boys.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Everybody’s Better Than You-Know-Who

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:53:35 GMT

James Buchanan just picked up some pivotal votes 162 years after putting out this campaign poster.Donald Trump: Finally, some good news for James Buchanan.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Free Speech and the Necessity of Discomfort

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:36:31 GMT

Journalism under the siege of the perpetually enraged reader.

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Winter Olympics Women’s Figure Skating: Alina Zagitova Wins Gold

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:56:58 GMT

Alina Zagitova of Russia.In a showdown between two Russians, Zagitova beat out her countrywoman, Evgenia Medvedeva, to win the gold medal.

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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir: Armed With 21 Suitcases and Olympic Insight

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:03 GMT

Twenty years after Tara Lipinski's gold medal, Ms. Lipinski and her analyst partner, Johnny Weir, look back at their figure skating careers and how they continued to find success off the ice.

Critic’s Notebook: French Olympic Ice Dancers Make Skating as Ethereal as Ballet

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:47:06 GMT

Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, skating to Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata, expanded the idea of virtuosity with the way they completely tuned in to each other.A dance critic’s take: They didn’t win the gold, but no team matched the artistry of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron.

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Figure Skating Warm-Ups Can Cement Confidence. They Can Also Cause Chaos.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:06:49 GMT

Alex Shibutani, left, with his fellow Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates during the warm-up period for their group for the short program in ice dancing on Monday.The six-minute group warm-ups during figure skating events unfold like multiple one-act plays on the same stage. A lot can unravel: costumes, hairdos and rivals.

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U.S. Curling Team, Once Called ‘Rejects,’ Beats Canada to Advance to Final

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:44:04 GMT

Matt Hamilton, right, and John Shuster celebrated the United States’ victory over Canada in the curling semifinals.The United States had never beaten Canada in Olympic competition. Now it has done it twice in four days.

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Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri Indicted on Invasion of Privacy Charge

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:27:02 GMT

A felony invasion of privacy charge filed Thursday against Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri came weeks after he acknowledged having an extramarital affair in 2015.The indictment comes weeks after Mr. Greitens, a first-term Republican, acknowledged an extramarital affair before he took office.

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Is America a ‘Nation of Immigrants’? Immigration Agency Says No

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:40:36 GMT

A naturalization ceremony in Sapulpa, Okla., this month. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services revised its mission statement on Thursday, omitting the phrase “nation of immigrants.”A revision of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services mission statement omits the phrase “nation of immigrants.”

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An Embassy, 850 Pounds of Cocaine and Now 6 Arrests

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:21:41 GMT

The authorities in Moscow making arrests on Thursday during a cocaine smuggling investigation.The 14-month investigation was triggered by the discovery of $60 million of cocaine at the Russian Embassy in Argentina.

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Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister to Step Down After Sex Scandal

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:52:04 GMT

Barnaby Joyce, a populist from rural Australia and a critical member of Parliament’s governing coalition, had admitted to an affair with a former staffer, who is currently pregnant.Barnaby Joyce, who admitted having impregnated a former staffer, was also accused of sexual harassment and of accepting gifts from supporters.

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West Virginia Teachers Walk Out Over Pay

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:19:45 GMT

David Reed, left, was one of the West Virginia teachers who walked out on Thursday to protest pay increases they feel are inadequate.Teachers from across the state converged on the Capitol to protest pay raises they say are too stingy.

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As Donald Trump Jr. Drums Up Business in India, Some Ask What’s Being Sold

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:15:13 GMT

Donald Trump Jr. in front of Trump Towers after the project’s inauguration in Pune, India, on Wednesday.The president’s son is in India on behalf of the family business, but word that he planned a speech on foreign policy took the controversy to a new level.

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Michael Feinberg, a Founder of KIPP Schools, Is Fired After Misconduct Claims

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:54:01 GMT

Michael Feinberg was dismissed on Thursday from the chain of charter schools he helped to found after allegations of sexual misconduct with a student.Mr. Feinberg was accused of sexually abusing a female student in the late 1990s. An investigation found the claim credible, though he has denied it.

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Questions Swirl as Melania Trump’s Parents Obtain Green Cards

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:43:12 GMT

Viktor and Amalija Knavs, the parents of the first lady, Melania Trump, departing Air Force One last year. They reportedly spend much of their time with the Trump family, and questions about their immigration status were raised in recent months as the administration pushed for stricter immigration policies.It is unclear how or when Viktor and Amalija Knavs got green cards, but immigration experts said the most likely way would have been a program the president has railed against.

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Question at Murder Trial, ‘Have You Ever Hired a Nanny?’

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:59:19 GMT

A woman leaves flowers in 2012 in front of the Upper West Side building where Yoselyn Ortega, who worked as a nanny, is accused of killing two children in her charge. Jury selection has begun in her trial.Jury selection in the case of a nanny accused of killing two children in her charge put attitudes toward child care, and raw emotions, on display.

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Feature: The Elder Statesman of Latin American Literature — and a Writer of Our Moment

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:00:01 GMT

Mario Vargas Llosa isn’t a household name among American readers. But at 81, he remains a literary and political colossus across the Spanish-speaking world, and his novels have never felt more relevant.

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An African Funk Pioneer Gets a Second Chance on a Global Stage

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:49:09 GMT

Hailu Mergia, an Ethiopian piano luminary, has been working as a Washington cabby, but now he’s releasing “Lala Belu,” his first collection of new music in two decades.The Ethiopian pianist Hailu Mergia, 71, had become a taxi driver. But after a reissue revived his career, he is releasing his first new collection in two decades.

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On Comedy: The Art and Anxiety of Booking a Hit Comedy Showcase

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:18:48 GMT

Marianne Ways has booked showcases of stand-up comics like Night Train With Wyatt Cenac and now Butterboy.Marianne Ways is a tastemaker in the Brooklyn comedy scene, but putting together a show also requires connections and a lot of persistence.

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How to Save Money and Energy Heating Your Apartment

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:45:01 GMT

We’ve compiled free, low-cost, reversible and take-it-with-you changes renters can make in their homes to save on their heating bills.

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Chasing the Deal: 10 Affordable European Getaways to Take This Spring

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:21:13 GMT

Cappadocia, Turkey, is one of the destinations included in affordable spring deals to Europe (and the Anatolian peninsula).Springtime in Europe isn’t just beautiful, it’s affordable. Here are some wallet-friendly excursions to expand your horizons.

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Travel Tips: How to Fit in Exercise While You Travel

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:32:40 GMT

Traveling, whether for business or pleasure, is no reason to leave your fitness goals behind. Here’s how to get a good workout, on the go.

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Should You Invite Your Ex to the Wedding?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:37:21 GMT

When couples draw up their guest list, they are going to have to decide whether to include past relationships or hookups. Easy for some, not for others.

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City Kitchen: Meat and Potatoes Made Magical

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:24:32 GMT

A double-thick rib-eye for two cooks up juicier and more flavorful than two separate steaks.A top-quality steak served with herbed, buttery potatoes makes a special dinner for two — for any occasion or no occasion.

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In This #MeToo Moment, Academy Awards Want to Spotlight the Films

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:14:12 GMT

The Oscars, like other award shows, have experienced dropping ratings in recent years. Some worry that an overly political telecast could exacerbate that situation.“The Oscars should be a spectacle,” one of the show’s lead producers said, a sign that the industrywide reckoning over sexual harassment may not take center stage during the March 4 telecast.

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In Fashion: Say Aloha to Tokyo’s Rising Musicians

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:50:17 GMT

On Nene: Five of the city’s emerging musical talents in spring’s crop of retro-inspired Hawaiian shirts.

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Nonfiction: The Philosopher Who Believed That Art Was Key to Black Liberation

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:00:30 GMT

A portrait of Alain Locke by Winold Reiss.In “The New Negro,” Jeffrey C. Stewart recounts the life of Alain Locke: scholar, critic and impresario of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Unfiltered and Unpretentious: A New, Old Wave in Craft Beer

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:41:46 GMT

The founders of Night Shift Brewing in Everett, Mass.: from left, Mike O’Mara, Rob Burns and Michael Oxton. The brewery is known for its potent I.P.A.s., but has introduced Village Lager, inspired by the German tradition of unfiltered beers.The names may be daunting: zwickelbier and kellerbier. But the results are easier to drink than I.P.A.’s, and gaining ground with American brewers.

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Review: ‘Game Night’ Has a Winning Rachel McAdams and Charades With a Twist

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:36:02 GMT

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams in the darkly comic “Game Night.”A married couple questions reality after their weekly couples game night turns into a kidnapping mystery.

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Matter: Neanderthals, the World’s First Misunderstood Artists

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:32:19 GMT

The ladder-shaped painting on the left in the La Pasiega cave in Spain is older than 64,000 years, scientists have found, and was made by Neanderthals.Cave paintings in Spain were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, archaeologists reported. The finding adds to evidence that Neanderthals were capable of symbolic thought and perhaps language.

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When Is a Child Instagram-Ready?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:00:01 GMT

I waited to draw up a social media contract for my 9-year-old until I could see where the trouble spots were. I found them fast.

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Trilobites: A Case for Wild Flamingos Calling Florida Their Home

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:00:13 GMT

Conchy the flamingo seen on mudflats at Snake Bight after being released.A new study could help make the case for treating flamingos as Florida natives, which could entitle them to certain protections in the state.

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Tech We’re Using: Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:28:59 GMT

Natasha Singer, a technology reporter for The New York Times, at the Data & Society Research Institute in Manhattan, where she did a fellowship. Encrypted communication services have become crucial tools in her work.How Natasha Singer, a tech reporter at The Times, uses tech when she chronicles the industry’s effect on education, privacy and our health.

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