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Coronavirus Live Updates: A Surge of New Cases in South Korea
on 21/02/2020 at 5:00 am
The figures give the country the second largest number of confirmed cases outside of mainland China.
Trump’s New Intelligence Director Faces a Legal Countdown Clock on His Tenure
by Julian E. Barnes and Maggie Haberman on 21/02/2020 at 4:31 am
Under federal law, Richard Grenell, the new acting director of national intelligence, may be able to serve only a few weeks unless the president nominates someone to take on the job permanently.
Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-elect Trump
by Adam Goldman, Julian E. Barnes, Maggie Haberman and Nicholas Fandos on 21/02/2020 at 4:20 am
A classified briefing to House members is said to have angered the president, who complained that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure.
Elizabeth Warren ‘Crushed’ the Debate. But Is It Too Late?
by Shane Goldmacher and Astead W. Herndon on 21/02/2020 at 3:53 am
She laced into Michael Bloomberg in a bid to invigorate her campaign, and then had her biggest 24 hours of fund-raising yet.
Roger Stone Is Sentenced to Over 3 Years in Prison
by Sharon LaFraniere on 21/02/2020 at 3:43 am
The sentencing played out amid extraordinary upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and the attorney general.
Why Does It Cost $750,000 to Build Affordable Housing in San Francisco?
by Thomas Fuller on 21/02/2020 at 3:14 am
As California’s governor vows to tackle the state’s homelessness crisis, housing “insanity” stands in the way.
Trump Denounces Selection of ‘Parasite’ as Best Picture
by Michael Levenson on 21/02/2020 at 2:43 am
“And the winner is a movie from South Korea,” the president said at a rally. “What the hell was that all about?”
New York Attorney General Accuses N.Y.C. of Fraud Over Taxi Crisis
by Winnie Hu on 21/02/2020 at 2:31 am
The state’s attorney general is seeking $810 million from the city to compensate financially struggling taxi medallion owners.
What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread
by Sui-Lee Wee and Makiko Inoue on 21/02/2020 at 2:29 am
Will the virus spiral beyond China? Public health experts are closely studying cluster cases in other Asian countries.
How Bloomberg Bungled a Debate That He Had Been Prepped For
by Matt Flegenheimer, Alexander Burns and Jeremy W. Peters on 21/02/2020 at 2:14 am
Michael Bloomberg’s campaign advisers had anticipated tough debate questions on stop-and-frisk and nondisclosure agreements. The former mayor’s performance left his team rattled.
Ousted Cooper Hewitt Director Calls Investigation a ‘Sham’
by Robin Pogrebin on 21/02/2020 at 2:03 am
In her first public remarks since she was forced to resign, Caroline Baumann said an inquiry that focused on her wedding was unfair and colored by sexism.
Iran’s Stacked Election Is Expected to Produce a Hard-Line Parliament
by Farnaz Fassihi on 21/02/2020 at 1:56 am
Iran’s leaders disqualified more than 7,000 candidates, including most moderates and centrists, paving the way for tougher domestic and foreign policies.
Trump Renews Attack on Justice System, Again Disregarding Barr’s Pleas
by Peter Baker on 21/02/2020 at 1:16 am
In lashing out at the prosecution of Roger Stone and “dirty cops,” the president confronted the attorney general with a choice about how to respond.
Former Pentagon Analyst Pleads Guilty to Sharing Classified Information
by Michael Levenson on 21/02/2020 at 1:01 am
Prosecutors said Henry Kyle Frese shared top secret information with two journalists, one of whom was his girlfriend.
‘West Side Story’ Review: Sharks vs. Jets vs. Video
by Ben Brantley on 21/02/2020 at 1:00 am
Ivo van Hove’s attention-splintering revival of the immortal 1957 musical features new choreography, a ravishing orchestra and smothering visual effects.
A Democratic Piñata Party
by Michelle Cottle on 21/02/2020 at 12:21 am
Five hungry candidates with sticks and one ex-mayor taking the hits. Bernie Sanders should be grateful.
Why Sanders Will Probably Win the Nomination
by David Brooks on 21/02/2020 at 12:15 am
Democrats already see reality through the Bernie lens.
The Lakers, the Clippers and a Rare Fight for L.A. Basketball Primacy
by Michael Powell on 21/02/2020 at 12:09 am
Los Angeles has two N.B.A. championship contenders this season. But can the Clippers ever cut into the Lakers’ dominance, and change the city’s basketball soul?
Russia, Roger Stone, Dan Brown: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
by Remy Tumin and Marcus Payadue on 21/02/2020 at 12:00 am
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
How Amy Klobuchar Suddenly Became a Rival Worth Attacking
by Nick Corasaniti on 20/02/2020 at 11:55 pm
Ms. Klobuchar was helped by newspaper endorsements and a relative lack of scrutiny from other candidates — until Wednesday night’s debate.
Far-Right Shooting Shatters an Already Fragile Sense of Security in Germany
by Jack Ewing and Melissa Eddy on 20/02/2020 at 11:54 pm
The attack showed that no part of the country is immune to the potential for violence fueled by anti-immigrant hatred.
Amid Stark Inequality, U.S.C. Offers Free Tuition to Low-Income Students
by Anemona Hartocollis on 20/02/2020 at 11:47 pm
Recognizing the high cost of living in California, the university will also no longer include the value of a home in the calculation used to determine financial need.
Stop Otherizing Haredi Jews
by Avi Shafran on 20/02/2020 at 11:31 pm
“Ultra-Orthodox” is a label that should be retired.
What Barr Did for Roger Stone Is Like Nothing I’ve Seen Before
by Noah Bookbinder on 20/02/2020 at 11:30 pm
Has the Trump Department of Justice ever asked for a lower sentence for someone who wasn’t a presidential ally?
Lawrence Tesler, Who Made Personal Computing Easier, Dies at 74
by John Markoff on 20/02/2020 at 10:51 pm
When you’re cutting and pasting, dragging the cursor over selected text and performing other common computer tasks, you can thank him.
Surging Dollar Reflects the Standout U.S. Economy
by Matt Phillips on 20/02/2020 at 10:46 pm
The dollar is the strongest it has been in nearly three years as global investors seek a safe haven. But that can have unwelcome effects for U.S. industries.
Warren, Bloomberg and What Really Matters
by Paul Krugman on 20/02/2020 at 10:02 pm
Dems should be talking about financialization and fraud.
Beijing’s Great Leap Backward
by Bret Stephens on 20/02/2020 at 8:44 pm
Expelling Wall Street Journal reporters returns China to a darker age.
A Criminal Underworld of Child Abuse, Part 2
on 20/02/2020 at 8:38 pm
Images of victims of child sexual abuse recirculate on the internet — seemingly forever. What are tech companies doing to stop this?
Will Latinos Buy Into ‘Tío Bernie’s’ Socialism?
by Geraldo L. Cadava on 20/02/2020 at 8:19 pm
Bernie Sanders will have to win over voters whose skepticism of socialism has been shaped by Latin American authoritarian leaders.
Whisky Knows Her Toys
by James Gorman on 20/02/2020 at 8:18 pm
A Border collie in Norway learned the names and categories of her many, many toys, just by playing a game with her owners.
What It Means to Be Black in America
on 20/02/2020 at 8:00 pm
Six short films for Black History Month.
Why Are Nonprofit Hospitals So Highly Profitable?
by Danielle Ofri on 20/02/2020 at 8:00 pm
These institutions receive tax exemptions for community benefits that often don’t really exist.
How to Build a Pretty Macrobiotic Meal Like a Jewelry Designer
by Nick Marino on 20/02/2020 at 7:53 pm
Anna Sheffield has been eating dragon bowls since she was a teenager, but her latest version relies on an array of bright, fresh vegetables.
Shipwreck Yields Artifacts of Missing Seafarers in Canada’s Arctic
by Christine Hauser on 20/02/2020 at 7:28 pm
The artifacts were recovered from the H.M.S. Erebus, which set off from England in 1845 with its sister ship, the H.M.S. Terror, before both vanished.
Aircraft, Big and Small, Are Changing Our Relationship With Flight
by Christine Negroni on 20/02/2020 at 4:11 pm
As aviation technology becomes more integrated into everyday life, providers of new services brace for the unknown.
How to Raise Siblings Who Get Along
by Kate Lewis on 20/02/2020 at 2:47 pm
Playing together is part of it, but so is having chores kids can complete as a team (especially if they can sneak in some fun while they work).
How Common Mental Shortcuts Can Cause Major Physician Errors
by Anupam B. Jena and Andrew R. Olenski on 20/02/2020 at 1:56 pm
Tendencies like left-digit bias can have life-altering consequences for patients.
The Nevada Debate
on 20/02/2020 at 10:58 am
With candidates running out of time to change the race, the attacks became personal.
Stalked by the Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You
by Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News on 20/02/2020 at 10:47 am
Testing for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even backfire.
Why Did the Coronavirus Outbreak Start in China?
by Yi-Zheng Lian on 20/02/2020 at 10:00 am
Let’s talk about the cultural causes of this epidemic.
Could Bloomberg Buy the Nomination?
on 20/02/2020 at 10:00 am
And can privacy be protected?
I Tried 6 Popular Anti-Snoring Devices. Here’s How They Did.
by Rachel Cericola on 19/02/2020 at 9:59 pm
Plenty of devices promise to stop snoring. We found only a few that actually seem to work.
How to Be More Optimistic
by Susan Shain on 18/02/2020 at 9:30 pm
Life is better with a half-full glass.
These Devices Can Prevent Major Home Damage and Save You Money
by Grant Clauser on 18/02/2020 at 6:14 pm
Smart-home sensors can detect leaks, frozen pipes, and open doors so that small problems don’t turn into big expenses.
Hidden Beneath the Hospital Gown
by Ersilia M. DeFilippis, M.D. on 18/02/2020 at 10:00 am
In contrast to the authority and protection the doctor’s white coat confers, hospital gowns make patients exposed, vulnerable and stripped of their identity.
Murder and White Privilege on a Family Holiday in the Caribbean
by Oyinkan Braithwaite on 18/02/2020 at 10:00 am
In Alexis Schaitkin’s debut, a woman tries to solve the mystery of her sister’s death on the island of “Saint X.”
Here Lies the Skull of Pliny the Elder, Maybe
by Franz Lidz on 17/02/2020 at 9:41 pm
The Roman admiral and scholar died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Might this really be his cranium?
How to Find the Best C.P.A. or Tax Accountant Near You
by Janet Berry-Johnson on 17/02/2020 at 2:49 am
Here are tips and recommendations on how to hire a C.P.A. or tax accountant near you — or further afield, if your local options are limited.