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Good morning. We commemorate the life and death of Martin Luther King Jr. today, born on this day in 1929 and assassinated 39 years later, a fiercely peaceful warrior for justice and equality in America. "Happy birthday," Stevie Wonder first sang in 1980. "Sing it loud as you can." If you'd like to bake in ...
Cape Town -- South Africa and Nigeria have joined a chorus of nations condemning President Trump's inflammatory remarks on immigration, as Africa experts warned that the controversy threatened to set back American interests across the world's fastest-growing continent. Since Thursday, when ...

I had forgotten what it was like to live daily with terror until my 26-year-old son started sending me existential texts. "Are we living in a PCP-laced version of the Cold War era?" Sam asked me recently, in the wake of another mine-is-bigger-than-yours debate between President Trump and North Korea's ...
A 17-year-old girl who said she was being held captive by her parents in her home about two hours southeast of Los Angeles escaped on Sunday and alerted the authorities, who then rescued her 12 siblings -- several of whom were found shackled to their beds and malnourished -- the authorities said on ...
WASHINGTON -- President Trump's incendiary words about immigration have dampened the prospects that a broad spending and immigration deal can be reached by the end of the week, raising the possibility of a government shutdown with unknown political consequences for lawmakers in both parties.
In California, the death toll from mudslides rose to 20, and more rain is on the way. [The New York Times]. • Hawaii's false missile alert and its delayed retraction added to criticism of the governor and raised fears about a hit to tourism. [The New York Times]. • Clean-up teams are scrambling after an Iranian ...

The Trump Administration is taking its campaign against illegal immigration to the workplace. The raids by federal agents on dozens of 7-Eleven convenience stores last week were the administration's first big show of force meant to convey the consequences of employing undocumented people. "We are ...
Most people say toffee, but I grew up knowing it as buttercrunch. That's what Loft, a New York brand started by William Loft in 1860, called it. Loft's went out of business in the 1990s, but up in Manchester, Vt., Mother Myrick's Confectionery makes similar buttercrunch. Ron Mancini, an owner of the company, ...
Mayor Bill de Blasio took control of New York City's school system, the nation's largest, four years ago, denouncing the aggressive, data-driven approach to school improvement that his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, had used with considerable success. Mr. de Blasio's schools chancellor, Carmen ...
President Trump's decision last week to suspend almost all security aid to Pakistan, which quickly followed his accusation that Pakistan had "given us nothing but lies and deceit," suggests that his administration is carrying out the hard-line approach that the president foreshadowed in August. Last Thursday ...
President Trump declared on Saturday that he is perfectly sane and intelligent. "Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart," he wrote on twitter. Patrick Chappatte is an editorial cartoonist for The New York Times. View more of his work, visit his ...
Among the revelations that have rained down in the wake of Michael Wolff's White House tell-all "Fire and Fury" -- the claims and counterclaims, the excerpts and the tweets, the book's vicious portrayal of a clueless, childlike president whose courtiers are forced to produce daily episodes of Short Attention ...
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Like millions of people around the world, I was reassured to learn that Donald Trump is a "Very Stable Genius." You see, if he weren't -- if he were instead an erratic, vindictive, uninformed, lazy, would-be tyrant -- we might be in real trouble. Let's be honest: This great nation has often been led by mediocre ...
Los Angeles -- Nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the United States for more than a decade must leave the country, government officials announced Monday. It is the Trump Administration's latest reversal of years of immigration policies and one of the most ...
The home fitness start-up Peloton might sound faddish, like another in the parade of bougie tech-lifestyle brands selling dubious-sounding "disruption!" at millionaire prices. Its first product -- an internet-connected, brushed-steel spin bicycle equipped with a 20-inch touch-screen -- sells for $2,000, and you ...
Let me start with three inconvenient observations, based on dozens of conversations around Washington over the past year: First, people who go into the White House to have a meeting with President Trump usually leave pleasantly surprised. They find that Trump is not the raving madman they expected ...

This Brooklyn woman has spent much of her life caring for loved ones. She now faces her own medical problems, and has made her mental health a priority. [New York Times]. • Today's Metropolitan Diary: "Crossing Against the Light". • For a global look at what's happening, see Your Morning Briefing.
The firm also bought several floors of the former New York Times headquarters building in Manhattan from Lev Leviev, an Israeli businessman and philanthropist. And the Kushner family's foundation continues to donate money to a settlement group in the West Bank. Mr. Kushner's close relationship with ...
Debra Messing and Eva Longoria used their red-carpet interviews on E! to side with Catt Sadler, the former E! host who left the network in December because she said her male colleague, Jason Kennedy, was paid twice as much. "I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn't believe in paying their female ...
TV is a visual medium, but The New York Times only needed words to get across its point in an ad that debuted during the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night. The ad references the newspaper's bombshell report where several notable women said Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted and harassed them, ...
In their push to highlight the problems of sexual harassment and gender inequality, eight actresses at Sunday night's Golden Globes ceremony are extending their political statements to their plus-ones. Laura Dern, Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Michelle ...
WASHINGTON -- President Trump will head to Tennessee on Monday to appeal to farmers, a key demographic that helped elect him, as he promotes his tax law and previews a new White House strategy to help rural America. But back in Washington, some of the economic policies his administration is ...
The 40-year-old man from a small town in western Pennsylvania met the 14-year-old girl online, prosecutors said. He sent lewd pictures to her and solicited sexual contact and made plans to meet her. On Friday, the man, Michael W. Diebold, showed up at the place where he and the girl had agreed to get ...
I'm Dave Itzkoff, a culture reporter for the New York Times. I'm joined for our Globes conversation by Wesley Morris, critic-at-large, and Melena Ryzik, a fellow reporter and awards-season veteran. Earlier this week, I spoke with Seth Meyers, the host of tonight's Golden Globe awards, about bringing satire ...
WASHINGTON -- President Trump's supporters moved aggressively on Sunday to counter revelations in a new book that some of his closest aides believe he is unstable and ill equipped for office, an assault that prompted the source of some of the most damning accusations, Stephen K. Bannon, to issue a ...
Adeola Dorris just wanted to go home to Guyana. But instead, she was standing among other stranded passengers amid stacks and stacks of luggage at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sunday afternoon. Ms. Dorris, 40, an accountant who arrived at the airport on Saturday night, had no idea ...
Years ago, I was sitting in a dressing room in Tokyo, across from the director of the film I was about to shoot. The director spoke only Japanese, so we communicated through an interpreter. We talked briefly about how well the camera tests had gone and how excited we were about the project. Then he told ...
The bustling United States economy is beginning to benefit some American workers who have not gotten a taste of the recovery and have been most in need of relief. That picture was reinforced by a report on Friday from the Labor Department, which showed an increase of 148,000 jobs last month.
President Trump makes the job of a feminist security analyst almost too easy. No subtle teasing out of subtexts required with this guy. Something seemed to click for people across the political spectrum this week, even among those least inclined to see the world through a gendered lens: When Mr. Trump ...
Ever since Donald Trump entered the White House, we have heard complaints that there's too much talk about the presidential personality and not enough about the issues. That's sort of true. We wake up planning to think only about the federal budget, and then suddenly there's a new book that claims ...
Investigators raided the office and the Manhattan home of the billionaire Michael H. Steinhardt on Friday afternoon, carrying off several ancient works that prosecutors say were looted from Greece and Italy. Mr. Steinhardt, a hedge-fund manager and philanthropist, has been collecting art from ancient ...
Keeping pace with Apple: Last month The New York Times reported that device manufacturers are tapping into new features on the Apple Watch to develop medical accessories. Apple is also looking for its own medical breakthroughs, such as a noninvasive continuous glucose reader, the NYT reported.
Afghan officials have pleaded with three American presidents to reconsider their support for Pakistan, which was both receiving billions of dollars in American aid and harboring the leaders of a Taliban insurgency that the United States has struggled to defeat. But when President Trump suspended nearly ...
The president's determination to fire Mr. Comey even led one White House lawyer to take the extraordinary step of misleading Mr. Trump about whether he had the authority to remove him. The New York Times has also learned that four days before Mr. Comey was fired, one of Mr. Sessions's aides asked a ...
Read the latest on the bitter cold along the East Coast with Friday's live updates. Beware the falling iguanas in South Florida. When temperatures dip into the 30s and 40s, people from West Palm Beach to Miami know to be on the lookout for reptiles stunned -- but not necessarily killed -- by the cold.
Longtime devotees of The New York Times read the publication for "all the news that's fit to print." But the company behind the outlet's headlines wants to strike a deeper chord with readers both current and potential. The Times will run a new TV commercial this Sunday during NBC's Golden Globes ...
You can be sure that this weekend at the Golden Globes, Hollywood celebrities, not exactly known for their independent thinking, will turn the red carpet into a #MeToo moment replete with designer duds. Many have promised to wear black dresses to protest the stream of allegations against industry ...
WASHINGTON -- In President George W. Bush's last year in office, his former press secretary, Scott McClellan, wrote a tell-all book concluding that the Iraq war was a "serious strategic blunder" based on the "ambition, certitude and self-deceit" of a White House that was not fully honest with the American ...
Should parents be troubled when their kids start to deceive them? Odds are, most of us would say yes. We believe honesty is a moral imperative, and we try to instill this belief in our children. Classic morality tales like "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and "Pinocchio" speak to the dangers of dishonesty, and ...
It began when Mr. Simpson and his partner, Peter Fritsch, published an op-ed article in The New York Times accusing Republicans of waging "a cynical campaign" to try to discredit the firm and its findings and calling on the relevant congressional committees to release transcripts of a series of closed-door ...
WASHINGTON -- F.B.I. agents have renewed asking questions about the dealings of the Clinton Foundation amid calls from President Trump and top Republicans for the Justice Department to take a fresh look at politically charged accusations of corruption. People familiar with the F.B.I.'s steps said on ...
Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter. The editor, Tim Herrera, emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Breaking: It's cold out! The "bomb cyclone" is here and it's affecting people all over the country, with rare snow buildup in the South ...
Until recently, Mr. Harder represented Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul, and threatened to sue The New York Times over an article documenting sexual harassment. But Mr. Harder no longer represents Mr. Weinstein, and no lawsuit has been filed. In his letter to Mr. Wolff and his publisher, Mr.
In Boston, the highest tide in nearly 40 years flooded a subway station near the New England Aquarium. Pipes cracked from New Jersey to North Carolina. Even Florida's iguanas found themselves stunned by the cold. From the Spanish moss-canopied sidewalks of Savannah, GA., to icy villages in coastal ...
Good Thursday. (We hope that all U.S.-based readers are staying warm.) Here's what we're watching: • Trump moves to open nearly all offshore waters to drilling. • Topic A in Washington is the lurid picture of the White House in Michael Wolff's new book. • A Justice Department decision on marijuana has ...
WASHINGTON -- The Trump Administration freed Federal Prosecutors on Thursday to more aggressively enforce marijuana laws, effectively threatening to undermine the legalization movement that has spread to six states, most recently California. In a move that raised doubts about the viability and growth ...
[The New York Times]. • You may have heard that New York City's subway is falling apart. In the latest installment of our series investigating its problems, our magazine writer argues that the city must rebuild it to survive. [The New York Times Magazine]. • A 19,000-pound Chinese space station is expected ...
... "There may be some exceptions that are made on a case-by-case basis if determined to be critical to national security interests." Internal government talking points that were obtained by The New York Times described the suspension as "a freeze, and does not reflect intent to reprogram funds at this time.".
Twice a week, often between video calls or meetings, Andrew Lowenthal takes a break from work to open an app on his phone that helps him focus on his breathing. The payoff? Better stress management, clearer thinking at work and -- to Mr. Lowenthal's surprise -- more strength and power in the gym.


 

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