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New York Today: New York Today: A Special Election

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:25:09 GMT

Eleven seats in the State Legislature are up for grabs on Tuesday.Monday: How a handful of races could change New York politics, the Supreme Court vs. Martin Luther King Jr., and a celebration of language.

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Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:32:09 GMT

Shala Marshall has taught for 17 years, has a master’s degree and has been a finalist for Oklahoma teacher of the year. Her adjusted gross income is $28,000, she said, and “I can’t support a family on that.”Even as private employers have rebounded from the recession, the public sector’s ranks have withered, and pay and benefits have lagged.

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Inside One of America’s Ugliest Political Feuds: Cuomo vs. de Blasio

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 03:32:10 GMT

In their own way, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, and Mayor Bill de Blasio are both vying to define the Democratic Party’s future in New York and beyond.How did two Democrats, whose politics and goals often mesh, allow their onetime friendship to deteriorate to the point of pure contempt?

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By Stifling Migration, Sudan’s Feared Secret Police Aid Europe

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 03:45:09 GMT

Undocumented immigrants arrested last year by Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces. The European Union has made the country a nerve center for an effort to counter human smuggling, but many migration advocates say the moral cost is high.Europe is outsourcing border management to distant countries, hoping to stop migrants before they cross the Mediterranean. But there may be a high moral cost.

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China, Feeling Left Out, Has Plenty to Worry About in North Korea-U.S. Talks

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:17:37 GMT

Kim Jong-un, center, at a banquet with President Xi Jinping of China, front left, in Beijing in March.Beijing fears that a grand deal with the North’s longtime enemies could diminish its influence over Pyongyang, experts said.

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Holstering the K-Pop, South Korea Silences Propaganda at the DMZ

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:26:35 GMT

South Korean soldiers with loudspeakers in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas in 2004.For decades, loudspeakers have blared demoralizing messages and pop songs across the Demilitarized Zone, beckoning North Korean troops to defect.

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Trump Rejects Notion He Has Made Too Many Concessions to North Korea

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:15:35 GMT

President Trump incorrectly claimed on Twitter on Sunday that North Korea had “agreed to denuclearization.”President Trump, in defending his actions before a planned summit meeting, incorrectly claimed that North Korea had “agreed to denuclearization.”

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‘I’m Not a Hero,’ Says Unarmed Man Who Wrested Rifle From Waffle House Gunman

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:15:59 GMT

James Shaw Jr., right, embraced Waffle House’s chief executive, Walter G. Ehmer, during a news conference in Nashville on Sunday.James Shaw Jr. grabbed an AR-15 from a shooter’s hands early on Sunday, likely stopping further bloodshed at a Waffle House outside Nashville.

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Waffle House Shooting: Nashville on Edge as Suspect Remains at Large

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:02:35 GMT

Officers searched for a shooting suspect in Nashville on Sunday after a man opened fire at a Waffle House restaurant, killing four people.The police said there had been “no credible sightings” of Travis J. Reinking, who has been accused of killing four people at a restaurant early Sunday.

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Editorial: Mueller Guides Us Through the Swamp

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:58:56 GMT

The Russia investigation has uncovered shady practices in the interlinked worlds of banking, law and lobbying that have long flourished in the dark.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Thank Trump, or You’ll Be Sorry

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:23:40 GMT

Trump supporters watch as the motorcade of President Trump passes by in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Sunday.The president demands gratitude. He’s made “thank you” divisive.

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Op-Ed Columnist: America Abhors Impeachment

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:59:16 GMT

A billboard in West Palm Beach, Fla.America has only ever impeached two presidents, but both remained in office.

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Op-Ed Columnist: A Time for Big Economic Ideas

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:24:43 GMT

Teachers rallied at the state capitol in Oklahoma City, Okla., earlier this month for higher salaries and better school funding.To end the worst stagnation in living standards since the Great Depression, the country needs to be bold.

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Op-Ed Contributor: To Change a Country, Change Its Trains

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:28:13 GMT

France is a case study in the truism that a national rail network is the spirit of the country in miniature.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Springtime in Paris Brings Macron a Deluge of Challenges

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:50:04 GMT

An activist held a placard accusing the Macron government of state violence during clashes between protesters and France’s security forces, on April 15. People were occupying land where an airport was supposed to be built.A half-century after France erupted in protests, it’s doing so again. But 2018 is not 1968.

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Op-Ed Contributor: What Fuels the Saudi Rivalry With Iran?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:45:04 GMT

Police faced off against protesters in the town of Qatif, in eastern Saudi Arabia, in 2011. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman blames Iran for demonstrations by Shiite citizens in the oil-rich Eastern province.Saudi Arabia often talks about pushing back a dangerous Iranian threat, but the foreign policy emanating from Riyadh is driven primarily by domestic politics.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Missing History of the Columbia ’68 Protests

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:58:12 GMT

Mark Rudd, the president of the Columbia branch of Students for a Democratic Society, addressed students on May 3, 1968.Black students, not whites, made the events of that spring so important.

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Editorial: Graft in South Africa: The People Deserve Better

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:04:16 GMT

The African National Congress siphons billions from funds earmarked for the poor. It is not the post-apartheid future Nelson Mandela envisioned.

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Gives Birth to a Boy

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:05:58 GMT

Outside St. Mary’s Hospital in London, where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son on Monday. The baby, a boy, is fifth in line to the British throne.The third child of Catherine and Prince William was born Monday morning, weighing 8 pounds and seven ounces.

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Airstrike on Wedding Kills More Than 20 in Yemen

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:10:12 GMT

The attack by the Saudi-led military coalition also wounded dozens, including the groom, with children among many of the dead and injured, according to a local official.

With Death in Streets, Nicaragua Cancels Social Security Revamp

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:30:50 GMT

Students clashed with the riot police during a protest against social security changes in Managua, Nicaragua, on Saturday.President Daniel Ortega reversed course after student rallies turned into what experts called the largest uprising in Nicaragua since its civil war.

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Hillary Clinton Avoids Direct Reference to Comey Memos in Speech

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:54:20 GMT

“We have a president who seems to reject the role of a free press in our democracy,” Hillary Clinton said on Sunday at PEN America’s World Voices Festival.Hillary Clinton once again compared President Trump to authoritarians, and glancingly referred to the newly declassified memos by James Comey, the former F.B.I. director.

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Professor Apologizes for Helping Cambridge Analytica Harvest Facebook Data

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:04:45 GMT

Aleksandr Kogan, the academic who created an app to harvest data from tens of millions of Facebook profiles, said the company knew what he was doing.Aleksandr Kogan, the academic who helped harvest tens of millions of Facebook profiles in 2014, said he “never heard a word” of objection from the social media giant.

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A Gay Referee Tries to Find His Place in Hockey

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:50:09 GMT

Andrea Barone in September. He is a referee in the ECHL, two levels below the N.H.L. A gay man, Barone wears a pride sticker on his helmet.Andrea Barone nearly quit his job as a minor league hockey referee after years of hearing coaches and players use anti-gay language during games.

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For Politicians Scraping Bottom, a Scarce Resource: Impeachment Lawyers

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:00:01 GMT

Ross H. Garber, who has represented besieged governors in Alabama, Connecticut and South Carolina, has arguably become the nation’s leading impeachment lawyer.Despite the high stakes and bright lights, the nation’s statehouse impeachment bar is but a handful of battle-tested lawyers. The next test may be in Missouri.

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Setting Tone for Post-Presidency, Obama Will Speak in South Africa on Tolerance

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:00:04 GMT

President Barack Obama at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg in 2013. In July, Mr. Obama will return to deliver a lecture to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth.Barack Obama does not plan to take on President Trump directly, but an adviser said the former president would not shrink from confronting the divisive issues around his successor.

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Richard Carranza: ‘As the Chancellor, I Ultimately Own Everything’

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:00:05 GMT

Richard Carranza took over as the schools chancellor this month and says that he has “pushed” Mayor de Blasio on educational issues like how to deal with failing schools.In an interview, the schools chief talked about where he differs from Mayor de Blasio, his commitment to desegregation and his vision for the system.

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Infinitesimal Odds: A Scientist Finds Her Child’s Rare Illness Stems From the Gene She Studies

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:22:43 GMT

Soo-Kyung and Yuna on a FaceTime call with Soo-Kyung’s parents in Korea.When it comes to studying the genetics of the brain, Soo-Kyung Lee is a star, yet she was stunned to discover the cause of her daughter’s devastating disabilities.

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Four Geniuses, Gone to AIDS, as They Might Be Today

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:36:28 GMT

The epidemic didn’t just deprive us of millions of lives — it deprived us of decades of potential masterpieces of fashion, art, design, theater and dance.

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The Forgotten Home of Tennis’s Open Era

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:00:09 GMT

The West Hants Tennis Club was the site of the first open tournament in tennis 50 years ago, ushering in a new era of pros and amateurs playing together.The West Hants Club no longer has “tennis” in its title. But the modern era of open tennis tournaments would not have gotten started without it.

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How to Spot and Overcome Your Hidden Weaknesses

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:45:04 GMT

We’re generally pretty awful at assessing our skills. But there’s hope.

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The Workologist: How to Help People Who Need It More Than They Know

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:00:03 GMT

It took forever to find a qualified candidate for an opening. Now the new guy is struggling and resists supervision. How can he be reined in and guided toward success?

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Personal Health: Weighing the Pros and Cons of Statins

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:00:03 GMT

Statins are often given to healthy people to prevent a potentially devastating problem, so some patients object to taking them.

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Want to Help Schools and Students? Here’s How to Start

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:55:35 GMT

Many school districts have foundations set up to pay for things like classroom supplies, teachers’ professional development and other needs specific to each school.After hearing from teachers with difficult conditions and inadequate supplies, many Times readers said they wanted to help, even if they had only a few dollars to spare.

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Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Raises the Bar for Broadway Magic

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:45:07 GMT

A scene on Platform 9¾ in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” at the Lyric Theater. From left, Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger, Susan Heyward, Paul Thornley, Brooklyn Shuck, Benjamin Wheelwright, Sam Clemmett, Poppy Miller and Jamie Parker as Harry Potter.J.K. Rowling’s ever-popular boy wizard is all grown up in this enthralling two-part play, directed with seamless magic by John Tiffany.

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Ties: Nobody Tells You How Long a Marriage Is

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:22:37 GMT

You were establishing roots for a suburban life I would never be able to provide.

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Richard Oldenburg, Who Led MoMA’s Expansion and Drew Crowds, Dies at 84

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:07:05 GMT

Richard Oldenburg in the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art in 1972. He said of his brother, the Pop Art sculptor Claes Oldenburg, “He had the free spirit which I longed for, but I was born with an excess of caution.”A director brought blockbuster exhibitions of Picasso, Matisse and Cézanne — along with a steady hand — to a Museum of Modern Art that doubled its size.

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Renaissance Tapestries Are Out. But Today’s Are Having a Renaissance.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:06:29 GMT

For the tapestry “Zoo, Oxford,” Craigie Horsfield used digital 3-D weaving techniques to simulate the skin of two rhinoceroses.They were once the most expensive variety of art, but old tapestries can now sell for less than they originally cost.

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Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca at the Met

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:54:07 GMT

Anna Netrebko in her first performance of the role of Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday. Her husband, the tenor Yusif Eyvazov, sang the role of Mario.Ms. Netrebko sang the title role of Puccini’s “Tosca” for the first time anywhere at the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday, and proved magnificent.

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How This Beetle Evolved to Mimic Ants

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:44:47 GMT

At least 12 types of rove beetle have evolved to convince ants and termites that it is one of them, all the while stealing their food and eating their young.

The New Health Care: California, Coffee and Cancer: One of These Doesn’t Belong

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:50:14 GMT

A warning for this? Coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. A judge’s ruling on warning labels for coffee isn’t backed by evidence and could do more harm than good.

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Global Health: Ethicists Call for More Scrutiny of ‘Human-Challenge’ Trials

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:25:51 GMT

A syringe holding an experimental Zika vaccine at the University of Maryland Medical Center. A controversial study in which volunteers are to be infected with Zika has prompted calls for more stringent review of “human-challenge” trials.A vaccine study in which subjects are to be deliberately infected with Zika is on pause after ethicists said it had “insufficient value.”

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The Checkup: Helping Kids With A.D.H.D., and Their Families, Thrive

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:00:01 GMT

“People don’t truly understand what A.D.H.D. is and why a kid who’s bright can’t just grit his teeth and get it done,” a child psychiatrist says.

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