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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:55:02 GMTProtesters in Raleigh, N.C., last year expressed opposition to a law that they said allowed discrimination against transgender people. The law led some businesses to boycott the state.The law had elicited an outcry from liberals and businesses that said it allowed discrimination against transgender individuals.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:27:04 GMTThe North Carolina Tar Heels after winning their region in the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament on Sunday in Memphis. Coach Roy Williams, left, has been outspoken in opposing the state law known as House Bill 2.The law, which curbed protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, had led sports organizations such as the N.C.A.A. to cancel events in the state.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:59:03 GMTCivilians in Mosul waited for aid this month. American forces have stepped up airstrikes in support of Iraqi forces’ fight for the city.Two months after President Trump took office, indications are mounting that the military is deepening its involvement in complex wars that lack clear outcomes.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:37:30 GMTA demonstration last month in Sitra, Bahrain, marking the sixth anniversary of major protests in the country. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has decided to lift all human rights conditions on a sale of F-16 fighter jets and other arms to Bahrain.The decision could mend a rift with a critical Middle East ally, but it is bound to be read by other nations in the region as a sign the administration will ease human rights demands.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:48:29 GMTSenators Richard Burr of North Carolina, right, chairman of the Intelligence Committee, and Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat, updated reporters about their ongoing investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Wednesday.The top Republican and Democrat on the committee pledged to forge ahead, while seeking to distance themselves from the troubled House inquiry.
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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:01:16 GMTPrime Minister Theresa May signing the letter laying out Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. The delivery of that letter to Brussels on Wednesday formally began the process.Months after the vote to leave the European Union, Britain is beginning the process, and the economic consequences are likely to be significant.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:30:55 GMTA supporter of British membership in the European Union in London on Saturday, just days before the British government officially notified the European Union of its intention to withdraw from the bloc.Prime Minister Theresa May gave notice of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, kicking off a two-year negotiation steeped in peril for both sides.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:07:35 GMTCoal miners in Welch, W.Va., in Appalachia. The coal industry has been replacing workers with machines and explosives.The jobs the president alluded to — hardy miners in mazelike tunnels with picks and shovels — have become vestiges of the past.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:52:00 GMTBurning coal at an unauthorized steel factory in Inner Mongolia in November. China consumes as much coal as the rest of the world combined.For years, the United States pushed China to commit to limiting its use of fossil fuels. The countries now look likely to switch roles.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:04:39 GMTIvanka Trump during a meeting with female small-business owners at the White House on Monday.The president’s elder daughter had drawn criticism from ethics experts after saying she would serve as an informal adviser to her father.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:49:04 GMT666 Fifth Avenue on Wednesday. The Kushners paid a record-setting $1.8 billion for the tower in 2007.A $4-billion deal to invest in a Manhattan building owned by the family of Trump’s son-in-law has fallen apart.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:04:47 GMTDouglas Chin, Hawaii’s attorney general, during a news conference this month in Honolulu.The judge, Derrick Watson of Federal District Court, issued the longer-lasting hold on the ban just hours after hearing arguments.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:13:30 GMTMelania Trump, the first lady, presented an award to Fadia Najib-Thabet of Yemen at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday.In a rare speech, she challenged a State Department audience to put themselves in the shoes of women — victims of domestic abuse, gender bias, or violence — who have fought injustice.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:12:24 GMTEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos answering questions from Russ Whitehurst of the Brookings Institution on Wednesday.In a speech at the Brookings Institution, the education secretary rejected the notion that money was a panacea for the challenges facing public schools.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:49:01 GMTThe overturning of new privacy rules probably won’t make much difference because internet service providers have always been permitted to monitor network traffic, see what websites users visit and share some of that information with advertisers.Now that internet providers will not have to get permission to collect and sell customers’ online information, how will that affect privacy online?
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 03:47:38 GMTScott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, on Tuesday. Mr. Pruitt rejected a petition filed a decade ago by two environmental groups asking that the agency ban all uses of chlorpyrifos.E.P.A. scientists had concluded that exposure to the chemical, chlorpyrifos, which has been in use since 1965, was potentially causing significant health consequences.
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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:02 GMTHospitals have learned to manipulate medical codes — often resulting in mind-boggling bills.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:41:17 GMTLin-Manuel Miranda addressed the crowd waiting for the “Hamilton” lottery to be drawn outside the Richard Rodgers Theater in 2015.From lotteries to apps, there are several easy ways to score inexpensive tickets to a show. Even one about a certain former Treasury secretary.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:20 GMTFarhad Manjoo, The New York Times’s technology columnist, at home. He has installed cameras around his home to capture charming moments from his children’s lives.The Times’s tech columnist, Farhad Manjoo, grapples with technology’s shortcomings yet embraces it to an extreme degree at home.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:50:49 GMTValdese Weavers in Burke County, N.C., is hiring, but can’t always find the right employees. “We could train an undereducated person in the past,” its chief executive, Michael Shelton, said. “But the textile industry has changed, and we need a higher level of competence in computers and math for specific skills.”Despite upbeat sentiment among consumers and investors in the new year, actual growth estimates are modest for the quarter and beyond.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:04:37 GMTJP Morgan Chase began limiting its display ads to preapproved websites to avoid proximity to content like fake news and offensive videos.The bank found that limiting its advertising to preapproved hosts, to avoid proximity to fake news or offensive videos, did not hurt its visibility.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:36:59 GMTThe former gymnast Jamie Dantzscher listened to testimony from Jessica Howard, a former national champion in rhythmic gymnastics, at a congressional hearing about sexual abuse on Tuesday.A doctor is accused of molesting dozens of young gymnasts. Now a senator is calling for an investigation into “who knew what and when.”
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:39:47 GMTDavid R. Daleiden at a hearing in Houston in 2016. California prosecutors say he violated the state’s privacy law by secretly recording videos in an attempt to discredit abortion providers.California prosecutors say some of the videos, which were edited conversations with abortion providers that the activists secretly recorded, violated the state’s privacy law.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:45:13 GMTA scene from the Texas-based “King of the Hill.”“The Son” is the latest show set in the Lone Star State. Here’s a look at some past series that were set there.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:04:47 GMTBill Baroni on Wednesday outside the federal courthouse in Newark after his sentencing to a two-year term.Bill Baroni, a former Port Authority official, and Bridget Anne Kelly, Gov. Chris Christie’s deputy chief of staff, were convicted of conspiracy for closing lanes on the bridge.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:00:15 GMTAnthony Levandowski, a founder of Otto, at the company’s offices in San Francisco in May 2016.Uber disclosed Google’s claim against Anthony Levandowski to support its request for arbitration in an intellectual property fight.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:26:37 GMTAttendees wait in line in New York on Wednesday for a Samsung media event, where the company introduced a new smartphone.Hoping to overcome a troubled year, the company revealed the Galaxy S8 smartphone with a large 5.8-inch screen and a virtual assistant, Bixby.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:49:08 GMTIndian police officers and onlookers surrounded African men at a shopping mall in Greater Noida on Monday.The assaults follow several episodes of violence against Africans in recent years, raising questions about racial attitudes in India.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:25:06 GMTThe $30 billion merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse would have created Europe’s largest stock market operator.The decision came after the London exchange said it was unwilling to sell a bond trading platform to appease regulators.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:20:47 GMTRide along as a New Yorker in a wheelchair explains why more people with disabilities don’t take the train.
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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:46:57 GMTSouth Korea’s former president, Park Geun-hye, leaving her home in Seoul for a courthouse hearing on Thursday. Whether she can return home or will be locked up in a jail will probably be known by early Friday.Park Geun-hye attended a court hearing on Thursday that will decide whether she should be arrested on criminal charges, including bribery and extortion.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:13:46 GMTA church bus crashed with a pickup truck in Texas and killed 12 people on Wednesday.The head-on collision, which occurred about 100 miles west of San Antonio, killed nearly everyone aboard the bus.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:56:33 GMTTourists at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, in Taipei, last year. Chiang was the leader of the Kuomintang, which fled to Taiwan after being defeated by Mao Zedong’s Communists.The party that once ruled China now looks to stay relevant in Taiwan politics — a situation with implications for Beijing and Washington.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 01:22:29 GMTReza Zarrab, 33, was arrested a year ago on a trip to Miami and sent to Manhattan to face a charge that he had conspired to violate sanctions on Iran.The hiring of Mr. Giuliani and Michael B. Mukasey has added intrigue to a case that had already emerged as a sharp point of dispute between Turkey and the United States.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:18:31 GMTHannah O’Sullivan, the world’s No. 2 female amateur player, will become a freshman at Duke this fall. She said she realized that “a college experience is really important, and I didn’t really see the reason to push past that.”Hannah O’Sullivan, the world’s No. 2 female amateur, has decided to attend Duke instead of pursuing professional golf full time.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:53:06 GMTThe billionaire hedge fund manager William A. Ackman says his investment in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has “damaged the record of success of our firm.”In a rare moment of contrition, the billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman apologized for an investment that cost his investors $4 billion.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:01:02 GMTA garden-filled back street of the Tomigaya neighborhood.Tomigaya, with its low-rise silhouette, is chockablock with matcha-meets-macaron cafes, Instagram-ready shops and unmistakably Japanese gastro pubs.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:58:04 GMTWilliam Powell, as seen in the documentary “American Anarchist.”The author was an angry teenager when he began research on the book, which outlined weapon use, bomb-building techniques and drug manufacturing.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:22:02 GMTPresident Nixon during a televised news conference in April 1969.This elegant and sympathetic biography by John A. Farrell arrives as a current president makes comparisons unavoidable.