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In Shift, U.S. Says Israeli Settlements in West Bank Do Not Violate International Law
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the reversal of decades of American policy that may doom any peace efforts.
(Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:32:32 +0000)

Are West Bank Settlements Illegal? Who Decides?
The United States declared that Israeli settlements on the West Bank are “not inconsistent with” international law, despite decisions by world bodies like the International Court of Justice.
(Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:37:41 +0000)

Impeachment Investigators Exploring Whether Trump Lied to Mueller
As part of the Russia inquiry, President Trump had given written answers to questions from Robert S. Mueller III.
(Tue, 19 Nov 2019 01:54:33 +0000)

I.R.S. Whistle-Blower Met With Senate Staff Members
The whistle-blower had filed a complaint accusing Treasury Department officials of improperly interfering with the handling of President Trump’s tax returns.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:48:46 +0000)

A G.O.P. Star Emerges in Impeachment Hearings. Democratic Donors Notice.
As Representative Elise Stefanik, a New York Republican, took a leading role in Friday’s impeachment hearing, donations came pouring in to her Democratic challenger.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 23:57:18 +0000)

Congratulations, You’re a Congresswoman. Now What?
Ayanna Pressley and Abigail Spanberger were part of a wave of Democrats who took office this year full of hope. Maintaining it has not been easy.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 23:28:35 +0000)

California and Nevada Ask: Iowa Who?
The 2020 Democrats headed West to campaign in two key states. “I don’t think it matters what happens in New Hampshire or Iowa, which are not representative of the country,” Harry Reid said.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:52:07 +0000)

In Hong Kong, Daring Escapes From a Violent Siege at a University
The police offered protesters one way out of a besieged university campus, raining tear gas and rubber bullets on those who attempted to flee. But some managed to escape, slithering down ropes to waiting motorcyclists.
(Tue, 19 Nov 2019 02:00:28 +0000)

Empty Businesses and Tough Times at the Other Border
Tougher immigration policies aimed at controlling the country’s southern border are also making it harder to cross up north.
(Tue, 19 Nov 2019 01:14:04 +0000)

Mike Pompeo, Hong Kong, Iran: Your Monday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
(Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:11:40 +0000)

The Week Ahead in the Impeachment Hearings
With a crowded slate of witnesses lined up for the public impeachment hearings this week, here’s what to watch for.
(Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:41:18 +0000)

This Is Pregnancy Over 40
The risks and realities — and more new stories from NYT Parenting.
(Sat, 16 Nov 2019 20:17:19 +0000)

Stephen Miller Is a White Nationalist. Does It Matter?
Leaked emails from a top Trump aide test our capacity for outrage.
(Tue, 19 Nov 2019 01:34:44 +0000)

‘1984’ in China
Communist leaders engage in modern-day totalitarian brainwashing, bizarre lies and industrial-level indoctrination to suppress Muslims.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 23:58:05 +0000)

Doing the Health Care Two-Step
Medium-size reform creates the conditions for bigger things.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 23:30:07 +0000)

Mike Pompeo: Last in His Class at West Point in Integrity
The secretary of state’s behavior has been cowardly and self-serving.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:16:56 +0000)

What You Need to Know About Deval Patrick
He sees himself as the only one who can present genuine, optimistic leadership for the party — and the country — to a post-Trump era.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:00:07 +0000)

How Not to Kill an Animal
If you are going to end another life, at least end it mercifully.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:00:06 +0000)

Chile Is Ready for a New Constitution
By opening the door to a new founding charter, Chileans are ready to build their own future — by dismantling the constitutional edifice that Augusto Pinochet left behind.
(Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:27:05 +0000)

Britain’s Election Is Not About Brexit
It’s a fight between two radically different visions for what society should look like.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:50:58 +0000)

Don’t Let Your Children Become ‘Insufferable Poets’
Even though STEM job prospects are slim in the 2050s, science education shouldn’t be reduced to an elective.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:21:01 +0000)

Here’s What Cancel Culture Looked Like in 1283
The internet didn’t invent the angry mob.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:00:03 +0000)

Is It Time Gauguin Got Canceled?
Museums are reassessing the legacy of an artist who had sex with teenage girls and called the Polynesian people he painted “savages.”
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:31:09 +0000)

Google Stadia Wants You to Replace Your Video Game Console. Don’t.
The search giant’s new console-free gaming service is a neat concept. But there are bugs and too many unknowns.
(Tue, 19 Nov 2019 01:30:42 +0000)

‘They Pronounced Me Safe and Then Started Commenting About the Place’
Reporting the smell of gas, getting a private bus ride and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 23:01:08 +0000)

California to Stop Buying From Automakers That Backed Trump on Emissions
California, hitting back at automakers that sided with President Trump, will not buy from manufacturers that do not recognize its authority to set emissions standards.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 23:15:12 +0000)

Professor Who Is Corruption Expert Accused of Laundering $2.5 Million
The Florida professor was often quoted by journalists. Now he’s charged in a scheme to hide ill-gotten gains from Venezuela.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 23:39:46 +0000)

Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole in Brutal Farm Killings
After speaking with the families of the victims, the Bucks County district attorney did not pursue the death penalty for Sean Kratz.
(Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:48:04 +0000)

Chief Justice Gives Trump Temporary Reprieve in Financial Records Case
John Roberts blocked an appeals court ruling requiring disclosure of the records while the Supreme Court considers how to proceed.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:45:32 +0000)

U.S. Offers Huawei Reprieve on Monday, but May Crack Down on Friday
The F.C.C. will vote this week on whether to ban federal subsidies from going to the Chinese telecom giant.
(Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:04:21 +0000)

For the Eurostar Tribe, Brexit Could Make Brussels Feel Even Farther Away
The high-speed rail link was once the locomotive embodiment of the ideal of a border-free Continent. But Britain’s withdrawal from the E.U. leaves the service facing an uncertain future.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:46:16 +0000)

After Defeating His Opponent and Trump, Louisiana Governor Charts His Own Path
Gov. John Bel Edwards was called the “accidental governor” when he was first elected to lead Louisiana four years ago. After winning again, no one is calling him an accident now.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:25:19 +0000)

A Hall of Fame Induction Isn’t Slowing Down Hayley Wickenheiser
The Canadian hockey legend on Monday will become the seventh woman to join the Hockey Hall of Fame, but she has stayed busy as a Maple Leafs executive and medical student.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 08:00:08 +0000)

Barr Bridges the Reagan Revolution and Trump on Executive Power
The attorney general wrapped his maximalist vision of executive power around an embattled president.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 23:46:55 +0000)

Not Yet Ready for Retirement? Give Us One Week …
In our Seven Days to a Better Retirement challenge, we will get you on the path to a secure and successful post-work life.
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 15:12:33 +0000)

How to Move Abroad
Millions of Americans move overseas every year, some for love, some for jobs and others to embrace new cultures. Here’s how you can join them.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:53:01 +0000)

The Basics of Caring for Your Sneakers
A little care can make your sneakers last for the long haul.
(Fri, 15 Nov 2019 03:00:02 +0000)

How to Do 2 Simple Magic Tricks — and Why You Should Learn Them
You don’t have to be a wizard to do magic tricks. The secrets are simple, and anyone can learn them. Here are two easy tricks you can master today.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:46:39 +0000)

Budget for Christmas and Save Money on All Your Presents This Year
Christmas shopping can drive even the best savers into debt. Here’s a plan to save, and the best way to spend.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:59:12 +0000)

Terry O’Neill, Photographer of the Famous, Is Dead at 81
On an early assignment he shot a new group called the Beatles. He went on to photograph, among many others, Faye Dunaway — whom he later married.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:36:59 +0000)

The Story of a Jewelry House and the Family That Built It
Francesca Cartier Brickell used her grandfather’s legacy of letters as the basis of a new book.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:02:09 +0000)

Trey Edward Shults’s Fractured Family Portraits
At 31, the director of “Waves” has made his third and most personal film about how families come together and fall apart.
(Sun, 17 Nov 2019 22:38:58 +0000)

Ho Chi Minh City’s Hilarious Side
Stand-up comedy is sweeping Vietnam’s largest city, often called Saigon, with locals braving open-mic nights in the city’s hippest cafes and bars.
(Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00:20 +0000)

Getting a Handle on Self-Harm
Cutting and other forms of self-injury are on the rise among adolescents. Researchers are beginning to understand the phenomenon and how to treat it.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:40:53 +0000)

How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae Hold Clues
Two algal species share important genes with all modern land plants, a new analysis finds.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:04:04 +0000)

Rapper T.I.’s Daughter Should Never Have Had a ‘Virginity Test’
There is no exam to verify virginity, medical experts say, and the attempt violates a woman’s rights.
(Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:23:27 +0000)

Crispr Takes Its First Steps in Editing Genes to Fight Cancer
So far, a procedure that turbocharges the immune system to attack tumors seems safe, but it’s too soon to tell whether it helps patients.
(Wed, 06 Nov 2019 21:55:59 +0000)

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