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Trump's dealmaking mythology meets DC reality. Again.

For his entire adult life, and with special vigor during the 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump has insisted on his skills as a master negotiator.

Flake says President charts a 'dangerous path' with attacks on truth, asks Congress to be a check on him

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, took to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to rebuke the President for his repeated remarks on "fake news."

Computers and the Internet

Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror

But will Mark Zuckerberg be any good at social engineering?

Victim emotionally confronts Nassar in court

Kyle Stephens emotionally confronts former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar during his criminal sentencing, calling him a "repulsive liar."


Cycling: Greipel claims emotional Tour Down Under stage win

(Reuters) - German Andre Greipel snatched his 148th professional victory when he claimed an emotional win in the Tour Down Under opening stage on Tuesday.

See ex-Obama staffer's emotional reaction to Trump

Gary Lee, a former Obama administration staffer, responded to Trump's exchange with an intelligence analyst where he reportedly asked the woman where her "people" were from.

Computers and the Internet

Alexa, We’re Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

Many people use digital assistants for the basics, like the weather forecast or music. It’s a long way from the digital home envisioned by their makers.

Computers and the Internet

Disruptions: Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?

A small group of people have turned their phone screens to shades of gray to make them less stimulating. That’s the opposite of what tech companies want.

Cooper's emotional message to Haiti

Anderson Cooper reflects on his relationship with Haiti and its people on the eight year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit the country following President Trump's comment calling Haiti a "shithole" country.

The truth about those 7 words 'banned' at the CDC

Media reports last month that the Trump administration banned officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using seven words may have been overstated, according to a government document obtained by CNN and interviews with two officials.

Computers and the Internet

Book Entry: Review: Even on the Internet, What’s Old Is New Again

The historian Niall Ferguson’s new book goes a long way toward redressing the lack of perspective to a concept central to the technological “revolution”: networks.

The GOP's moment of truth on immigration is inescapable

The Republican Party's moment of truth on immigration is inescapable.

Computers and the Internet

Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

Apple should give parents more tools to curb technology use by children and study the health effects of excessive screen time, two big funds said.

United States Economy

The Conversation: The Very Stable Genius in the Very Stable White House

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

Trump a genius? Hill Republicans not so sure

President Donald Trump has boldly declared that he is a genius -- a "very stable" one at that. His Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill were not so quick to agree.

5 myths about getting pregnant

CNN's Kyra Phillips and Dr. Jamie Grifo, who wrote "The Whole Life Fertility Plan," debunk five common myths about getting pregnant.


Op-Ed Columnist: A Very Stable Genius-in-Chief

In series of tweets on Saturday, President Trump defended his mental fitness.

Kim Jong Un: Separating myth from fact

The little that is known about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is, for the most part, questionable.


Furious Trump aide assails book, calls president a 'genius'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior aide to U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed a new book rattling the White House, called his boss a genius and launched an attack on news coverage before a TV anchor urged him to calm down and cut off their interview.

In a fiery CNN interview, Stephen Miller blasted Steve Bannon and called the President a 'political genius'

Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller kept up the drumbeat against former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, calling his comments in a new book on President Donald Trump "grotesque."

Trump defends his sanity: I'm 'a very stable genius'

President Donald Trump, coming off a week of heightened scrutiny over his mental health, sought to put the topic to rest on Saturday by declaring himself extraordinarily intelligent and undeniably right in the head.

Computers and the Internet

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Looming Digital Meltdown

Modern computing security is like a flimsy house that needs to be fundamentally rebuilt.

Analysis: Trump's 'very stable genius' tweet shows he isn't

On Saturday morning, before most people were awake, President Donald Trump was tweeting about how very, incredibly, stupendously smart he is.

Trump: I'm a 'very stable genius'

President Donald Trump slammed reports about his mental stability in a series of tweets Saturday morning, writing he's a "very stable genius."


Trump rejects author's accusations, calls self 'stable genius'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday rejected an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office and said his track record showed he is "a very stable genius."

Trump, Donald J

Trump Defends His Mental Capacity, Calling Himself a ‘Genius’

Mr. Trump, seeming to respond to revelations in a new book, issued an extraordinary defense of his fitness for office.

President Trump: I'm a very stable genius

President Trump praised his own mental stability and intelligence on Twitter following a controversial book about his time in office by Michael Wolff.

Computers and the Internet

Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won’t Block World Leaders

Twitter said on Friday that prohibiting a world leader from posting on the platform “would hide important information people should be able to see and debate.”

United States Politics and Government

Editorial: The Bogus Voter-Fraud Commission Is Dead, but the Myths Aren’t

Celebrate the demise of the transparent sham, but don’t be fooled into thinking the conspiracists are going away.

Computers and the Internet

Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers

Called Meltdown, the first and most urgent flaw affects nearly microprocessors made by Intel. The second, Spectre, affects most other chips.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: Expect 2018 to Be More Sane? Sorry, It’s Not Going to Happen

Instead of revealing unseen order and predictability in the world, technology has made the world more volatile.

Paul posts emotional apology

YouTube star Logan Paul is facing sharp criticism after posting video of a suicide victim that he came across in a forest in Japan.

Prof's resignation after death threats highlights uncomfortable truth

Until recently, George Ciccariello-Maher was an anonymous political science professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia. However, of late a white-hot mob has threatened him -- and his child -- so gravely that he is now teaching via a video feed. This week he announced he's resigning out of concern for his family's safety: "My situation has become unsustainable," he explained on his Facebook account.

Computers and the Internet

City of the Future? Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto

Plans by a Google sibling for a development where robots collect trash and heated paths melt snow have generated excitement. But its data-collection sensors have spurred privacy concerns.


Family decision-makers in medical crises benefit from emotional support

(Reuters Health) - Making medical decisions for a hospitalized older relative can be very stressful, but family members may be less traumatized and make better decisions when they receive support from healthcare workers, a study suggests.

Computers and the Internet

The Shift: Some Things About Tech Were Good in 2017. No, Really.

Amid a series of scandals and sins, a few righteous tech innovators actually brought positive change this year.

Computers and the Internet

How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care

Apple, Google, Microsoft and other giants are accelerating their efforts to remake health care with new tracking apps, sensors and other tools.


Op-Ed Contributor: The Hard Truth About the West’s Wild Horse Problem

The population has exploded. Animals are starving. Government efforts to fix the problem have failed. We need to cull the herds.

Families and Family Life

Debunking Myths About Estrangement

New research challenges the deeply held notion that family relationships can’t be dissolved and suggests that estrangement is not all that uncommon.


Day of truth in Catalonia's independence drive as region votes

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Deeply divided Catalans voted on Thursday with support for separatists and unionists running neck-and-neck, leaving prospects of a quick end to Spain's worst political crisis in decades looking slim.


Day of truth for Catalonia's independence drive as region votes

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Deeply divided Catalans headed to polling stations on Thursday with support for separatists and unionists running neck-and-neck, leaving prospects of a quick end to Spain's worst political crisis in decades looking slim.


Moment of truth for independence drive as divided Catalonia votes

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Voters in a deeply divided Catalonia flocked to the polls on Thursday with support for its separatist and unionist camps running neck-and-neck, leaving prospects of an end to Spain's worst political crisis in decades looking slim.


Arrested Myanmar reporters: Two book lovers dedicated to the truth

YANGON/BANGKOK (Reuters) - In many ways Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, symbolize their country's emergence after decades of isolation - both from modest, provincial backgrounds, they worked hard to pursue careers that would have been impossible in the junta era into which they were born.


Review: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Has Dwayne Johnson as a Nerd

The magical game is back, and this time it’s turning geeks into action heroes and jocks into zoologists.

Computers and the Internet

The Shift: Communing Inside the Hallowed Home of the Instant Pot

The electric multicooker is a true viral phenomenon. We went to the company’s Canadian headquarters to learn why.

Computers and the Internet

What’s Next After the Repeal of Net Neutrality

Here is a guide to what will happen in the coming weeks (and maybe years), including potential changes from companies and numerous lawsuits.

Jews and Judaism

Op-Ed Contributor: The Uncomfortable Truth About Swedish Anti-Semitism

Protesters call for an intifada and promise to “shoot the Jews.”

Computers and the Internet

Op-Ed Contributor: What if You Couldn’t Access This Page?

This nightmare internet scenario is at our digital doorstep.

Voice Recognition Systems

Tech We’re Using: Busting the Myths About A.I. Invading Our Lives

Cade Metz, a technology reporter for The Times, assesses the pitfalls of A.I. and the possibilities that Skynet will rule us.

Computers and the Internet

Tech Tip: 2017’s Best Technology Tips and Tricks: You Asked, We Answered

Readers of The Times’s personal technology section had lots of questions. Here we highlight the most compelling — in terms of their connection to current events or in reader response.

Computers and the Internet

China Names and Shames Tech Tycoon With Debt Blacklist

The ambitious head of an embattled tech company is the latest casualty of China’s efforts to rein in irresponsible borrowing through public humiliation.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: How 2017 Became a Turning Point for Tech Giants

For the first time, big tech companies began to accept responsibility in 2017 for how their platforms affect the world. The scope of that change remains unclear.

Kimmel brings son on show, gets emotional

Jimmy Kimmel brought out his son, Billy, who underwent a second heart surgery, while he discussed funding for Children's Health Insurance Program.

Computers and the Internet

The Shift: The ‘Alt-Right’ Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess.

Hard-right activists, censored and banned by Twitter and Facebook, tried to create their own digital services. But they appear to have hit obstacles.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: Yes, the Truth Still Matters

Donald Trump has turned “fake news” into a battle cry to attack reporting critical of him, spawning a difficult debate in newsrooms.

Computers and the Internet

Op-Ed Contributor: Stop the Manipulation of Democracy Online

There’s no panacea for the harm that propaganda, trolls and false news sites do to democracy, but education and public vigilance are essential.

Computers and the Internet

An Alexa Holdout Wants to Know Who’s Listening

Some 24 million so-called smart speakers are expected to sell this year. But not all of us are ready to share our thoughts.

Freedom of Speech and Expression

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When the Truth Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court takes up regulated speech in doctors’ offices, an issue that cuts both ways in the context of abortion.

Officer makes emotional farewell

Officer Robert W. Brown says goodbye to fellow officers of the Westchester County Police Department after 35 years of service. HLN's Melissa Knowles has the story.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

Numerous electronics brands have sprung up offering inexpensive gadgets. Here’s how Amazon enables them, and how other brands may copy that success.

Women & Power: A Manifesto (Book)

Books of The Times: From Ancient Myths to Modern Day, Women and the Struggle for Power

In “Women & Power: A Manifesto,” the Cambridge classicist Mary Beard describes the scale of the problem and suggests some exciting remedies.

Computers and the Internet

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Concerns About Net Neutrality Are Overblown

It’s simply not in service providers’ interests to throttle access to what their customers want to see.

Computers and the Internet

Where Silicon Valley Is Going to Get in Touch With Its Soul

The Esalen Institute, a storied hippie hotel in Big Sur, Calif., has reopened with a mission to help technologists who discover that “inside they’re hurting.”


Tillerson says no truth to reports that he is being replaced

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday denied that he was leaving his post to be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.


Reporter’s Notebook: Pope Defends His Myanmar Diplomacy: ‘I Did Not Negotiate With the Truth’

Pope Francis, criticized for not using the word “Rohingya” while in Myanmar, said that using the term “would have been a door slammed in the face.”

You can't build the truth on a scaffold of lies

The hilariously inept attack on the Washington Post by an organization run by right-wing prankster James O'Keefe -- his latest in a catalog of failures, falsehoods and fraud -- is a "worst practices" list of things a true news organization should never, ever do.

North Korea

The Interpreter: Seven Critical Truths About North Korea

Truth No. 1: North Korea is a nuclear power now. Get used to it. But don’t fear the worst.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: The Internet Is Dying. Repealing Net Neutrality Hastens That Death.

Over the last decade, a few giant corporations became an inescapable part of online life. Gutting net neutrality would cement their power.

Computers and the Internet

Seeing the Internet in Real Life

The writer and artist Ingrid Burrington helps us identify the physical objects that make up the internet all around us everyday.


Spielberg's 'The Post' aimed at people 'starving for the truth'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg's new movie "The Post" may be set in 1971 but its theme about press freedom is all about today.

Analysis: Scaramucci suggests Sanders' loyalty has to be to Trump, not the truth

Anthony Scaramucci -- he of the 10-day stint as White House communications director -- resurfaced Tuesday morning, sitting for an interview with "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: A New Biography of the Renaissance Genius

Walter Isaacson turns his attention to Leonardo da Vinci and all his mechanical and artistic achievements.

Stelter: This is how Trump shades the truth

CNN's Brian Stelter says much of what President Donald Trump says lies somewhere between fact and fiction and looks at how the president is able to blur that line to shade the truth.

Civilian Casualties

Editorial: Telling the Truth About the Cost of War

As civilian casualties appear to rise, the American military is not acknowledging the extent of the problem.


‘Junk’ Mines the Milken Era for Truths That Resonate Now

Ayad Akhtar’s play portrays the financial excesses of the 1980s — part of what he calls “a collapse of a collective vision” of America — in ways that evoke unsettling new thoughts.

Computers and the Internet

How a Comedy Website Came to Sell Wine to Survive

Someecards had a great idea that went viral. Then Facebook, responsible for much of its success, almost killed it.

Computers and the Internet

Rollback of Net Neutrality Has Small Businesses Worried

Small companies, which have increasingly turned to the internet, worry that a pay-for-play system online could price them out of doing business.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Twitter should scrap a founding principle — everyone gains equal footing and any behavior is tolerated — and create a new system that rewards positive contributions.

Siding with Roy Moore is another case of the President using his own version of the truth for his political needs

When reality boxes in President Donald Trump, he simply chooses his own alternative, convenient truth.

Kaepernick, Colin

Op-Ed Contributor: Colin Kaepernick and the Myth of the ‘Good’ Protest

Colin Kaepernick and Rosa Parks are more alike than we think.

Computers and the Internet

Op-Ed Columnist: How Evil Is Tech?

Our devices consume our time and dilute our social interactions.


BRIEF-Genius Brands files for resale of up to 1.65 mln shares

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BRIEF-Genius brands signs multiple content licensing deals

* Genius Brands- multiple new content licensing deals with Da Vinci Learning, Azoomee, American Forces Network​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ( )

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West

A new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder “refreshes and revitalizes” our understanding of westward expansion, pioneer life and the literature that mythologized it.

Manson, Charles

Manson Mythology and Pop Culture

Charles Manson was a constant dark presence in pop culture for decades after his arrest in the gruesome Tate-Labianca murders.

Computers and the Internet

Opinion: Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over

But real books, records and brick and mortar stores will take us back with open arms.

Income Inequality

Myths of the 1 Percent: What’s Putting People at the Top

Dispelling misconceptions about what’s driving income inequality in the U.S.

Franken accuser gets emotional

Radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden speaks with CNN's Jake Tapper after accusing Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of groping her and kissing her without her consent in 2006.

Computers and the Internet

Tech Fix: A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.

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.

Computers and the Internet

Foiling Cyberspies on Business Trips

Intellectual property theft is not new, but it’s more widespread, experts say, thanks to tiny cameras and microphones or compromised Wi-Fi networks.

Computers and the Internet

Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

The new wave of artificial intelligence will reduce jobs, but will also improve your health and products like your smartphone.

Sexual Harassment

Critic’s Notebook: How the Myth of the Artistic Genius Excuses the Abuse of Women

To some, assessing an artist’s work in light of his biography is blasphemous. But it’s time to do away with the idea that they’re separate.

Computers and the Internet

For Tweet Mocking Mugabe, New Jersey Woman Could Face 20 Years in Prison

Martha O’Donovan, 25, is charged with subverting Zimbabwe’s government and undermining its president.

Computers and the Internet

Tech We’re Using: Smartphones in Egypt Bring Biting Humor but Also Scrutiny

As connectivity has improved, political talk on social media and digital picture-taking can provoke suspicion, or worse, our Cairo bureau chief says.

Computers and the Internet

WITH...JARON LANIER: Soothsayer in the Hills Sees Silicon Valley’s Sinister Side

His house and his new book, “Dawn of the New Everything,” are both crammed full of strange and mesmerizing stuff.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: Saudi Money Fuels the Tech Industry. It’s Time to Ask Why.

As the world’s moneyed princes, dictators and oligarchs look for more places to park their billions, mountains of money may be coming to Silicon Valley.

Hero speaks: Emotional interview with man who shot gunman

Stephen Willeford shot and chased the gunman who killed 26 people in a Texas church.

The truth about church shootings

Bomb threats at more than 100 Jewish Community Centers. Dozens of mosques vandalized and attacked. Shootings at churches across the country, including on Sunday -- when a gunman shot and killed 26 people at First Baptist Church in Sutherland, Texas, during the morning worship service.

Colleges and Universities

Education Life: Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

Not all philosophy majors wind up as baristas, and not all engineers get rich. Here’s what you need to know before making this big decision.

‘Disaffected, Usually Disturbed Loners Have Always Been With Us’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed criminal charges for Trump campaign figures, the truck attack in Manhattan and male mammoths.

Computers and the Internet

Person Who Deleted Trump’s Twitter Account Said to Be Contractor

Originally described as a company employee, the person behind the deletion of President Trump’s Twitter account on Thursday was actually a contract worker, according to people briefed on the matter.


Pope, at U.S. military cemetery, makes emotional anti-war address

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis made one of his most emotional anti-war addresses on Thursday, saying during a visit to a U.S. military cemetery that the world seemed to be headed into war perhaps bigger than any before.

Computers and the Internet

Feature: How Facebook’s Oracular Algorithm Determines the Fates of Start-Ups

The platform is so good at ‘microtargeting’ that many small e-commerce companies barely even bother advertising anywhere else.

Computers and the Internet

Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren’t)

The enthusiasm for science education rests on the assumption that these fields are flush with opportunity. Physicists, go digital.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: The Upside of Being Ruled by the Five Tech Giants

What if it’s not that bad that so much economic, social and political power is held by Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft?

Computers and the Internet

What to Watch for as Facebook, Twitter and Google Executives Testify on Capitol Hill

All three tech companies admitted ahead of hearings that Russia’s use of their platforms to sway the American electorate was bigger than previously acknowledged.

Courts and the Judiciary

Op-Ed Contributors: The Dangerous Myth of the Judicial ‘Resistance’

Denouncing judges who rule against the president is an attack on the independence and integrity of the entire judiciary.

Opinion: Spacey engaged an old and toxic myth

The President of the United States is enmeshed in scandal this week. So is Kevin Spacey. It feels a characteristic irony of 2017 that even as a real-life President fights allegations that could remove him from office, our most notorious fictional President is removed from the air. Netflix announced on Wednesday that "House of Cards," in which Kevin Spacey plays the corrupt President Underwood, will not be renewed for further seasons. That Spacey is now facing accusations of serious sexual misconduct, Netflix assures us, is purely coincidental.

Baby sleep and SIDS myths, debunked

We need more training to get a driver's license than to become a parent, in our culture. Even though we would benefit from parental education, some of us have never even held a newborn before having one of our own. And we often rely on advice from friends and family, much of it outdated or just plain wrong.


U.S. envoy Haley makes emotional visit to Congo displaced camp

KITCHANGA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was moved to tears on Thursday after visiting a nearly decade-old camp for Congolese displaced by violence in the country's east, and insisted there has to be a way to hold "safe and fair elections."

Computers and the Internet

5 Cheap(ish) Things to Improve Your Home Office

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

Computers and the Internet

Tech Fix: How Google’s Physical Keys Will Protect Your Password

Google has a new way to safeguard your online accounts. Here’s how the program works, and why it may (or may not) be a better security choice for you.


UPDATE 2-Guggenheim's Minerd says U.S. bull market in bonds 'soundly in place'

NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. bull market in bonds is "still soundly in place" despite the rise of the 10-year yield above 2.4 percent this week, Scott Minerd, global chief investment officer at Guggenheim Partners, said on Wednesday.


Guggenheim's Minerd says U.S. bull market in bonds 'soundly in place'

NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. bull market in bonds is "still soundly in place" despite the 10-year yield's recent rise above 2.4 percent this week, Scott Minerd, global chief investment at Guggenheim Partners, said Wednesday.


Five Tech Myths People Still Believe

We’ve come a long way in learning about the tech we buy, but these misconceptions persist — and may cost us money.


Schumer cites 'untruths' by Trump, Republicans on tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans in the Senate were not being truthful about what their tax plan does and how it would affect Americans, referring to a charge by Republican Senator Bob Corker that Trump routinely told untruths.

In an interview with CNN, the GOP senator said Trump's presidency will be remembered for his 'non-truth telling'

Hours before Donald Trump was set to huddle with Senate Republicans to rally support for his tax cut measure, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker delivered an absolute bludgeoning of the President. And even that may be an understatement.


Senator Corker assails Trump as untruthful, inept: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bob Corker eviscerated President Donald Trump on Tuesday after the two Republicans exchanged insults on Twitter, saying the president is consistently untruthful and has debased the United States and damaged its standing around the world.

Trump, Donald J

Editorial: Honor the Truth, John Kelly

Of all people, he should have known how to handle a controversy with a Gold Star family, without making matters worse.

Diet and Nutrition

The New Health Care: The Cookie Crumbles: A Retracted Study Points to a Larger Truth

Getting people to eat better is difficult. So is doing research about it, which is why skepticism is important.

Trump's trouble with the truth

People who have worked with President Donald Trump in the past talk with CNN's Gloria Borger about his relationship with the truth.

Gold Star mom: Families deserve to hear the truth

Karen Meredith, a Gold Star mother whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004, says the families of the four soldiers killed in Niger should know the truth about what happened to their loved ones.

Trudeau's emotional tribute to singer

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an emotional statement about the death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie.

Analysis: 9 things Trump didn't tell the truth about on Monday

President Donald Trump is setting a historic pace for mistruths during his time in office. Through his first 263 days in office -- which covers through October 9 -- Trump has made 1,318 false or misleading claims, according to a count maintained by The Washington Post's Fact Checker blog.

Jimmy Kimmel opens up about those emotional monologues

Vance, Cyrus R Jr

Op-Ed Contributor: The Myth of the Progressive Prosecutor

They get credit for changing the game, even when they continue draconian practices.

Ex-congressman: The truth can't get me fired anymore

They adopted her thinking she was abandoned. Then they learned the truth.

The 7-year-old girl, dressed in bright pink and holding one of her favorite stuffed animals, sees her mother for the first time in nearly a year. A brilliant smile spreads across Namata's face, punctuating her excitement.

Computers and the Internet

Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

American tech companies positioned themselves as entities that brought positive change by connecting people and spreading information. Perceptions are shifting.


Art Review: Collecting Strokes of Genius

Goya, Rembrandt and van Gogh (for starters) lead the Thaw collection at the Morgan, one of the great troves of treasured drawings.


The Pour: Five Common Wine Myths, Debunked

Even as people become more comfortable with wine, certain fallacies persist. One dinner, at Daniel, tried to prove them wrong.

Computers and the Internet

Why Tech is Starting to Make Me Uneasy

Reporting on technology has changed this year — what once felt like a world of boundless possibility now comes freighted with worry.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: The Frightful Five Want to Rule Entertainment. They Are Hitting Limits.

Apple, Google and other tech giants are pushing deeper into cultural industries — and stumbling in ways that suggest a certain cluelessness.

Awards, Decorations and Honors

MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

The MacArthur fellowship this year honors 24 artists, scholars, activists and others chosen for exceptional “originality, insight and potential.”

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Corker Told the Truth About Trump. Now He Should Act on It.

If Senator Bob Corker believes Donald Trump can’t be trusted with the power he holds, shouldn’t he be trying to take that power away?

Computers and the Internet

Opinion: Co-Parenting With Alexa

Machines will make a raft of decisions for my kids and others like them as they proceed through life. I’m worried.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: The Truth and Fiction of Adam and Eve

In a new cultural history of the origins and readings of the Genesis story, Stephen Greenblatt traces a long arc.

American Masters (TV Program)

Review: ‘Spielberg’ Is a Close Encounter with Genius

Susan Lacy’s HBOdocumentary makes the case that the director’s mainstream, commercial touch comes from deeply personal history.

Computers and the Internet

Minsk Journal: How Europe’s Last Dictatorship Became a Tech Hub

Minsk, the capital of Belarus, is home to more than 30,000 tech workers, and many of them are creating mobile apps used across the world.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: The Myth of Women’s ‘Empowerment’

Development organizations and Western feminists think that empowering poor women means giving them chickens or sewing machines. It doesn’t.

In emotional reunion, shooting survivor meets hero who saved her

"Thank you so much."

Computers and the Internet

Tech We’re Using: Documenting Sports With Tech, or It Didn’t Happen

John Branch, a sports reporter for The Times, tells how tech has transformed sports into an industry with a culture of immediacy and visual documentation.

Books and Literature

Poetry: Five Decades of Frank Bidart’s Verse, From Masks to Self-Mythology

The collected poems in “Half-Light,” long-listed for the National Book Award, let readers trace the evolution of a sophisticated modern master.


Vatican vows to seek truth about diplomat in child pornography case

ROME, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The Vatican, at the start of a conference on protecting children from online sexual abuse, pledged on Tuesday to seek the truth about one of its diplomats whom it recalled after he became suspected of possessing child pornography.


Dhanushkodi Journal: In India, a Ghost Town and a Mythological Bridge

Dhanushkodi was destroyed in a cyclone, but pilgrims still visit to see the supposed remains of an ancient structure built by Lord Rama to rescue his wife.


BRIEF-Genius Brands International announces $6.4 million registered direct offering

* Genius Brands International announces $6.4 million registered direct offering

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Seizes on Las Vegas Shooting to Champion Gun Laws in Emotional Monologue

Mr. Kimmel was one of many late-night hosts to address the attack head-on.

Jimmy Kimmel gets emotional about his hometown, Las Vegas

Late night TV hosts addressed the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas on Sunday, but arguably none had the raw emotion of Jimmy Kimmel -- whose opening monologue had an extra level of poignancy since the host is from Vegas.

Computers and the Internet

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Zuckerberg’s Preposterous Defense of Facebook

If everyone is upset with you, as the platform’s chief says, are you really doing something right?


The pope is writing a document on fake news - and that's the truth

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - If you ever wondered how to say "fake news" in Latin, it's "nuntii fallaces" - and Pope Francis is writing a document on just that.

See Scalise's emotional return

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) -- the high ranking Republican congressman who grievously injured in a shooting -- has returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since being shot.

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Google Offers Concessions to Europe After Record Antitrust Fine

The search giant is changing how it operates its online shopping service, signaling a new willingness to bow to tightening regulatory pressure around the world.

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Satya Nadella on Women in Tech, A.I. and E-Sports

During an interview with The New York Times at a TimesTalks event, Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella said that woman in the technology industry have “a lot of distance” to make up.

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The Shift: Reddit Limits Noxious Content by Giving Trolls Fewer Places to Gather

A new study shows that the website reduced hate speech by shutting down two particularly poisonous forums. The findings could have implications for social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

Opinion: Roger Stone's moment of truth?

The Nixon tattoo on his back looks more expensive than the transplanted hair on his head. His fashion sense, about which he is outspoken and fastidious, seems ripped from Gilded Age cartoons about predatory industrial fat cats.

Irma brought out truth about Florida Keys

It takes a special breed of cat to settle in the Florida Keys.

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State of the Art: On Russian Meddling, Mark Zuckerberg Follows a Familiar Playbook

Mr. Zuckerberg’s modus operandi as a leader is to fix things long after they have broken, rather than to prevent problems in the first place.

Trump says GOP's health bill protects pre-existing conditions. Here's the truth

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Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington

Facebook, Google and Amazon are coming under increasing pressure by regulators concerned about their growing power.

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How to Work From Home

Working remotely has become an increasingly easy and breathlessly viable option for many employees.


Forget Fan Fiction. In Nerdlesque, the Garters Come Off.

In this pop-culture twist on burlesque, performers put on tributes to movies and shows like “Doctor Who.” Not a fan? You can still admire the dancing.

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Facebook Navigates an Internet Fractured by Governmental Controls

The web is not as open as it once was, with nation-states exerting their power over the internet. Facebook and other tech companies are dealing with the consequences.

Panelist: Hill did not 'speak an untruth'

Former South Carolina State House Member Bakari Sellers defends ESPN correspondent Jemele Hill's Twitter comments about President Donald Trump.

Tapper: Trump shares untruths

CNN's Jake Tapper discusses President Trump's tweets after he again called for the expansion of his travel ban in the wake of an overseas terror incident, railing against "loser terrorists" behind the London Tube explosion.

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Can a Vending Machine Replace a Bodega? A Start-Up’s Plans Draw Fire

A company that wants to make its internet-connected vending machines ubiquitous did damage control after implying that it wanted to displace beloved corner stores.


Queens, nerds, and feel-good families vie for Emmy crown

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A British queen, a group of nerdy kids, a defiant handmaiden and a heart-tugging trio of siblings vie for the top prize on Sunday when the Primetime Emmy Awards will crown the best in a booming era of television.


Inquiry promises to uncover truth about London fire that killed 80

LONDON (Reuters) - A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed at least 80 people in June held its first session on Thursday with its chairman promising to explain the causes of what he called "a tragedy unprecedented in modern times".

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Critic's Notebook: At the Apple Keynote, Selling Us a Better Vision of Ourselves

Apple’s annual program is an odd streaming TV event: an extended commercial that the faithful watch willingly.

DESTRUCTION: Emotional residents return to ruined homes

CNN's Kyung Lah joins residents for the first look at their homes after Hurricane Irma left a trail of devastation across Florida.

Opinion: On Russia and North Korea, shell companies conceal truth

News reports and judicial rulings -- many of them focusing on the flow of Russian money into real estate in New York -- have highlighted the role that shell companies play in laundering the proceeds of international crime.

5 DACA myths debunked

The decision to end DACA has triggered a political firestorm and prompted protests around the country.


One Nation Under a Movie Theater? It’s a Myth.

Hollywood wants us to think that its films are for everyone, but our critics say that was never true. Still, they see a way forward.


Don't look for truth in the courtroom, Japanese thriller suggests

VENICE (Reuters) - The courtroom is not where you find the truth, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda shows in his legal drama "The Third Murder", which premiered at the Venice film festival on Tuesday.

Heartbreak: Emotional residents return to devastated homes

Bill Wolfe, who was evacuated from his home in Houston, returns to waist-deep water to survey the damage Hurricane Harvey wrought on his home.

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Diana’s Legacy: A Reshaped Monarchy, a More Emotional U.K.

Twenty years after her death, Diana’s influence can still be felt in unexpected ways in Britain.

Police chief emotional over fallen officer

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo gets emotional over the Harvey-related death of Sgt. Steve Perez, a 34-year veteran of the Houston Police Department who drowned on his way to work.

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First Words: In Our Cynical Age, No One Fails Anymore — Everybody ‘Pivots’

From Silicon Valley to the White House, changing your narrative is as easy as announcing your intention to do so.

The truth about Trump's tax cuts

Give the Republicans their due: They are persistent. Since Ronald Reagan became president in January 1981, the Republican Party has focused relentlessly on tax cuts. And Donald Trump is no exception -- he told the crowd at his Phoenix rally Tuesday, "We're giving you the biggest tax cut in the history of our country."

The genius who designed the '80s

In the 1980s and early 1990s, garish swirling graphics and colorful geometric shapes ruled American TV screens, department stores and high school playgrounds.

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State of the Art: A Hunt for Ways to Combat Online Radicalization

There are similarities between how Islamists and white nationalists operate online, researchers said. Those can be used to limit recruitment’s reach.

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On Technology: How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature

Internet companies annexed much of our public sphere, playacting as little democracies — a charade they gave up last week.

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Silicon Valley Flocks to Foiling, Racing Above the Bay’s Waves

Using technology developed for high-end boats, San Francisco Bay craftsmen and technologists have become pioneers in the sport.


Venezuela's Socialist-run 'truth commission' to investigate opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) - Opposition candidates running in Venezuela's October gubernatorial elections will be investigated to make sure none were involved in violent political protests this year, the head of a new pro-government truth commission said on Wednesday.


Hard Truths or Easy Targets? Confronting the Summer of Trump Onstage

Theater has quickly taken on the Trump presidency. Whether what’s onstage can change minds or spark action is open to debate.

'Fat but fit?' That's a myth, a new study confirms

The idea that you can be overweight or obese yet healthy -- if factors such as your blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol levels are normal -- is a myth, according to a new study, and messaging around this should be changed.


Sports of The Times: The Antiseptic Truth About the Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry

Once a tornado of vulgar insults, flying beer cups and punches at Yankee Stadium, baseball’s version of “The Warriors” appears to have settled into something closer to a truce.


Bolt vows 'never again' after emotional London farewell

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt took an emotional final bow on the track at the end of the World Championships in London on Sunday before declaring that, definitely and definitively, there was no way he would ever return to sprinting.

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Emotional Intelligence: Tech’s Damaging Myth of the Loner Genius Nerd

In truth, interpersonal skills like collaboration, communication and empathy are vital to career success in technology.

‘For Once, No One Was Upset. Truth Works.’

Our Top 10 Comments of the Week: Readers debate truth in subway announcements, North Korea and what to say when people ask why you don’t have kids.

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In China, Facebook Tests the Waters With a Stealth App

The social media giant has quietly authorized the release of a Chinese version of its Moments app, a highly unusual move that raises transparency questions.

The work of genius in your kitchen

You probably recognize designer Olof Bäckström's classic orange-handled scissors. The company that makes them, Fiskars, claims to have sold over a billion worldwide, so there's a good chance you have a pair at home.

The work of genius that's probably in a drawer in your kitchen

You probably recognize designer Olof Bäckström's classic orange-handled scissors.


Art Review: Gauguin: It’s Not Just Genius vs. Monster

An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago looks beyond Paul Gauguin, the lout of Tahiti, to ceramic and wood objects that spoke in a new artistic language.

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Answering Your Questions About the Controversial Google Memo

In a Facebook Live conversation, two technology reporters discussed and responded to questions about a Google engineer’s anti-diversity memo.

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The Shift: The Alt-Right Finds a New Enemy in Silicon Valley

Tech platforms like Google, Airbnb and PayPal are battling with far-right activists, who accuse them of censoring their ideas.

Trump and the truth

CNN's Gloria Borger examines the history of Donald Trump's relationship with the facts

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Tech Tip: Converting Pictures Into Words You Can Process

Optical-character recognition software can transform manuscript images into text files you can edit, but pay close attention to the results.

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The Culture Wars Have Come to Silicon Valley

After Google fired an engineer who wrote an anti-diversity manifesto, the tech industry is under the microscope for penalizing dissenting opinions.

'Everwood' cast had an emotional reunion

There were tears, laughter and quips on Wednesday as the cast of mid-2000s drama "Everwood" reunited to promote the show's continued life on the CW's streaming service, CW Seed.

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Why Apple Is Experiencing Another Growth Spurt

The company, whose stock hit a record Wednesday, is leaning on the 1.2 billion iPhones it has sold to push other products and services.