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U.S. Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:19:11 GMT

The deal for Time Warner is designed to help AT&T counter slowing growth in its core wireless, internet and satellite businesses while fending off online video upstarts like Netflix and Hulu.A Justice Department lawsuit to block the merger sets up a showdown over the first blockbuster acquisition to come before the Trump administration.

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AT&T’s Run-Ins With the Government

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:02:54 GMT

An 1880 engraving of New York’s central telephone exchange office.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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Germany Plunged Into Political Crisis After Coalition Talks Fail

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Chancellor Angela Merkel after meeting with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, in Berlin, on Monday.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 Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:27:07 GMT

Supporters of the program that gives people from some countries temporary protection from deportation rallied in Los Angeles last week.A program that let 59,000 Haitians remain in the United States after a 2010 earthquake will end in July 2019.

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White House Asks Supreme Court to Allow Full Travel Ban

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:54:27 GMT

The White House asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.

Judge Permanently Blocks Trump Sanctuary Cities Order

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:39:38 GMT

A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

Nebraska Allows Keystone XL Pipeline, but Picks a Different Path

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:13:42 GMT

Pipe intended for the Keystone XL pipeline at a storage yard near Cushing, Okla.The long-fought pipeline got a final approval, but its fate still seemed uncertain. TransCanada, the pipeline company, did not say whether it would move forward.

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Charlie Rose Accused of Crude Sexual Advances by Multiple Women

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:16:22 GMT

Charlie Rose last year. On Monday, CBS suspended him and PBS announced that it would no longer distribute his interview show.Allegations by women who worked with Mr. Rose over a dozen years led CBS to suspend him from its morning program and PBS to stop distributing his interview show.

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Critic’s Notebook: Franken and Trump, Hiding Behind Their ‘Jokes’

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:32:39 GMT

Senator Al Franken shares little ideology in common with Donald J. Trump, but as former NBC stars, both men are examples of how politics has been celebritized.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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Facing Second Accuser, Franken Sees His Once-Rising Star Dim

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:25:32 GMT

Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, during a committee hearing in May.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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Editorial: Justice at Last for the Youngest Inmates?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:56:47 GMT

The Supreme Court has narrowed the use of life sentences without parole for juveniles. Now it can end it for good.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Every Other Terrible Thing About Roy Moore

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:40:03 GMT

Supporters of Roy Moore at a “Women for Moore” rally in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday.Well, not everything, but his ideas are no better than his behavior.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Charles Manson Was Not a Product of the Counterculture

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:31:00 GMT

Charles Manson leaving a Los Angeles court in 1970.If anything, he was a harbinger of today’s far right.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Germany and the Age of Political Absolutism

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:27:55 GMT

Christian Lindner, leader of the Free Democrats, after his party pulled out of talks on forming a coalition government in Germany.The collapse of coalition talks on Sunday doesn’t mean the country is collapsing. But it does show how much the far right has changed German politics.

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The Stone: The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:45:18 GMT

The work of saving the planet is not technical, it’s political.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Attica: It’s Worse Than We Thought

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:06:05 GMT

Was a doctor conducting leprosy experiments on patients without their consent?

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Op-Ed Contributor: Why Do So Many Indian Children Go Missing?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:17:38 GMT

Children play on makeshift swings, on the outskirts of New Delhi, in May.And why do the police do so little about it?

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Op-Ed Contributors: The Hypocrisy of Evo Morales

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:08:17 GMT

A supporter of President Evo Morales of Bolivia in Cochabamba, in October.The president of Bolivia’s supporters claim that term limits undermine his human rights.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Muslim Women, Caught Between Islamophobes and ‘Our Men’

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:23:42 GMT

Muslim women praying in Lahore, Pakistan, at the historic Badshahi Mosque, in June.Millions of women who face Islamophobia and male dominance now have a moment to teach the world how patriarchy breeds sexual violence against them.

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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.

Border Agent’s Death Highlights Growing Risk of Remote Patrols

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:05:03 GMT

Rogelio MartinezThe F.B.I. is investigating the possible attack on two border officers in the Texas desert, which killed one and came amid a rise in assaults on agents.

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Yellen Will Leave Federal Reserve Next Year

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:49:17 GMT

Janet L. Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, during a news conference in March.Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, said she would leave the Fed when a successor is installed. She could have remained as a governor until 2024.

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Silent Sub: Time Is the Enemy as Argentina Hunts a Lost Vessel

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:04:48 GMT

The Comandante Espora leaving the naval base in Mar del Plata, Argentina, on Saturday as part of the search for a missing submarine.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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Failing Subway Threatens New York’s Financial Future, M.T.A. Chief Says

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:49:23 GMT

Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in June. In an interview on Monday, Mr. Lhota said, “There was a time when New York led the world in mass transportation. We need to get back to that position.”Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said in an interview that he wants to instill wholesale change in how the subways are managed.

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From City Hall to the White House? Eric Garcetti May Try to Defy the Odds

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:29:12 GMT

Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles says he will not run for governor, but was considering a possible run for president as a Democrat.As Democrats grapple with a short bench of possible candidates in 2020, the Los Angeles mayor is offering himself as part of “an impatient next generation” ready to lead.

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F.C.C. Is Said to Plan Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:11:17 GMT

Ajit Pai, the F.C.C. chairman, in June.In a sweeping proposal to be revealed on Tuesday, Ajit Pai, the chairman of the F.C.C., plans to scrap the net neutrality rules, said people familiar with the plan.

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Northern Ireland Is Sinking Into a ‘Profound Crisis’

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:35:28 GMT

The Northern Irish Parliament buildings, commonly known as Stormont. Its government collapsed in January.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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Workers Lured to Australia Find Low Pay and Tough Conditions

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:01:14 GMT

Gabi Cho in her home in Lidcombe, an area of Sydney, Australia. Ms. Cho has accused the hair salon she once worked at of underpaying her and exploiting her lack of English skills.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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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.

Robert Reich, a Multiplatform Gadfly, Comes to Netflix

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:13:35 GMT

Robert Reich, the former labor secretary, outside the New York Stock Exchange. Netflix is releasing a documentary Tuesday based on his book, “Saving Capitalism.”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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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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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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Could You Be Allergic to Additives in Food or Drugs?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:42:46 GMT

Natural coloring agents made from plants or insects are more likely to trigger a reaction.

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Paris Journal: A Brothel, Repurposed and Restored, Reveals Another Paris

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:32:21 GMT

The owner, Caroline Senot, right, and a restorer, Mathilde de Blas, checked the progress of the renovation of the former brothel Aux Belles Poules in Paris.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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Remembering Azzedine Alaïa: The Designer Who Took Time

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:05:34 GMT

Azzedine Alaïa, in Rome in 2015.Almost alone in today’s fashion industry, he understood the value of time to the creative mind and the struggle it took to follow his own direction.

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Review: A ‘Peter Pan’ That Never Takes Flight

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:02:23 GMT

From left, Susannah Millonzi, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Brad Heberlee (kneeling), Kelley Curran (on ground), Edmund Lewis and the director Eric Tucker in Bedlam’s production of “Peter Pan”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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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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Making (and Seeing) Dance in the Politicized World

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:00:23 GMT

Danielle Goldman in Beth Gill’s “Brand New Sidewalk.”Even dances with no obvious agenda have seemed like quiet protests recently. How are choreographers thinking about their work?

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Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:24:51 GMT

John Dalman was told he would need surgery on at least a half-dozen nonlethal cancerous lesions, as well as radiation for several weeks.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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Trilobites: Rock Carvings of Ancient Dogs Getting Taught New Tricks

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:36:32 GMT

A prehistoric scene, enhanced with digital tracings, top, is etched into rock in the Saudi desert showing what may be the earliest depictions of human-dog companionship. The engravings are 8,000 to 9,000 years old.Engravings in the Saudi desert may be the earliest depictions of human-canine companionship.

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Chinese Phone Maker Bets Big With a Premium Price

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:09:38 GMT

Customers trying out the new Mate 10 Pro smartphone in a Huawei store in Beijing. The brand, known in China mostly for good value rather than top quality, is trying to enhance its image as a global competitor.Huawei Technologies wants to banish from consumers’ minds the idea that Chinese brands can produce only cheap knockoffs.

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Apple Postpones Release of HomePod Speaker

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:32:42 GMT

Apple introduced its HomePod speaker in June and had said the product would ship by the end of the year.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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Modern Love: Your 13-Word Love Stories

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:48:29 GMT

Grace Gardner’s parents, Duane and Catherine Gardner, with her brother, Michael Gardner.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

This tintype shows what historians believe is a photo of outlaw Billy the Kid, second from left, and Pat Garrett, far right, taken in 1880.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

Louis C.K. on “Saturday Night Live” in April.The post-Louis C.K. reckoning is actually the best thing to happen to comedy in a long time.

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