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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.

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Laurent Wauquiez, Syria: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Mohammad Javad Zarif: Europe Must Work With Iran

The United States seems committed to belligerence in the Middle East. Europe can help de-escalate.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Rise of the Roypublicans

The Republican Party won’t be able to shake Roy Moore’s values if he wins.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Susan Collins and the Duping of Centrists

And your health care may suffer for it.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Leave the Johnson Amendment Alone

Charities and churches shouldn’t be involved in political campaigns.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Bitcoin, Nobel Peace Prize: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Roy Moore says he has never molested anyone

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore denied that he has ever molested anyone and repeated that he has never met the women who have accused of him sexual assault in an interview with "The Voice of Alabama Politics" on Sunday.

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Jerusalem, Wildfires, Roy Moore: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Alabama nytimes.com

Alabama, Despite History of Unruly Politics, Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’

The wild and ugly campaign for Senate, fraught with incendiary comments and molestation claims, has left even veterans of the state’s politics searching for parallels.

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Roy Moore’s Alabama

Winston County once opposed secession but now enthusiastically supports Donald Trump. What does that tell us about Roy Moore’s chances?

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican

Preserving my identity as a Christian conservative means turning away from two movements that have shaped my life.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: An Abomination. A Monster. That’s Me?

Vilifying whiteness and maleness isn’t just illiberal. It’s bad politics.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Baker and the Empire

In search of a less existential politics.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Roadkill on Capitol Hill

It has taken decades and many sexual harassment scandals, but this time it may be a real change.

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Ukrainian author of Manafort op-ed says sought input to avoid errors

KIEV (Reuters) - The author of an article that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller believes Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort ghost-wrote in violation of a gag order said on Saturday he had sought input on the op-ed before publishing to avoid errors.

Income Tax nytimes.com

Tax Plans May Give Your Co-Worker a Better Deal Than You

The G.O.P. bills impose different rates on the same income based on things like organizational structure or occupation. At the losing end? Employees with paychecks.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

‘You Know, I Never Told You This’

After #MeToo, families discuss sexual assault.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Scoundrel Theory of American Politics

The idea that a candidate’s character doesn’t matter is pervasive and pernicious.

Net Neutrality nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What Facebook Taught Me About Net Neutrality

In the early days of creating the social network, we were at the mercy of internet providers. They could easily have killed the company.

Gifts nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Give Kids Holiday Gifts That Can Spy on Them

Connected devices come with risks. Prioritize children’s privacy.

Temple Mount (Jerusalem) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Jerusalem Denial Complex

Dispense with pieties about the city of the pious.

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Special Counsel Mueller filing shows Manafort drafted Ukraine op-ed despite gag order

WASHINGTON (Reuters on Friday ) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller late on Friday unveiled a trove of evidence against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to convince a judge that he violated a gag order by ghost-writing an article to bolster his public image.

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Why 'Coco' is so much more than your average box office hit

A little boy wielding a special guitar has made beautiful music at the box office since "Coco" debuted in theaters last month.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Great Al Franken Moment

His downfall was really a positive sign of the times.

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With Al Franken Coming Home, Minnesotans Watch and Reel

In a state that prides itself on clean politics, Minnesotans seemed puzzled and dazed to be the latest focal point for the nation’s reckoning with sexual harassment.

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Wildfires, Puerto Rico, Star Wars: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Special Counsel Mueller produces evidence that Manafort drafted op-ed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiled a trove of documents on Friday showing what he said was "irrefutable evidence" that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort violated a court gag order by ghost-writing an opinion piece designed to improve his public image.

Music nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: An Everyman — Just Not Ours

Understanding France’s ardor for Johnny Hallyday does not come easily to Americans.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Your Money: Under New Tax Plan, the Cost of Aging Could Rise

If the tax bill removes medical expense deductions, many people could lose over $10,000 annually.

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History's biggest bubbles: They never end well

Men and Boys nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Not All Men Are Monstrous

Stephen Marche addresses comments from readers about the male libido.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: Want to Pamper Your Holiday Guests? Make Gougères

Served still warm from the oven, pancetta and sage gougères are an indulgent and elegant hors d’oeuvres.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How Roy Moore Survives

A noticeable backlash has hyper-energized the Republican senate candidate’s volunteers and Alabamians who hate Washington and its ways.

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Brexit is becoming a masterpiece in procrastination

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Trent Franks, Brexit, ‘The Crown’: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trumpocalypse: The End Game

Our once bright and shiny democracy may be going down the drain before the holidays are out.

Jerusalem (Israel) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: There Was No Peace Process for Trump to Destroy

The president’s Jerusalem statement was reckless but better than peace-talk blather.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Should Medicine Discard Race?

Science has revealed how arbitrary those categories are. Perhaps doctors will abandon them, too.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Can Steve Bannon Realign American Politics?

Realignments are made, not born — and unlikely with candidates like Roy Moore.

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How to hit your brain's 'kill switch' -- before it's too late

Many of us have found ourselves in the following situation at least once: You're driving down the road, approaching a traffic light, and it turns yellow.

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Europe Edition: Jerusalem, California, Johnny Hallyday: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Conservatism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P. Is Rotting

The party is selling its soul, doing harm to every cause it purports to serve.

State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Please Save Kids’ Health Care

A bipartisan group of state governors warns of the consequences of failing to reauthorize CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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Paul Manafort, Special Counsel Mueller tussle over Ukrainian op-ed

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort did not violate a court gag order when he helped edit an opinion piece about his political work in Ukraine, his defense lawyer Kevin Downing argued in a court filing on Thursday.

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Australia’s Shifting Political Order

The same-sex marriage debate showed that attitudes on gender and sexuality do not fit neatly into the traditional conservative-progressive divide.

Inheritance and Estate Taxes nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Republican War on Children

Health care for a thousand kids, or tax breaks for one wealthy heir? The G.O.P. prefers the second.

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Los Angeles, Al Franken, Same-Sex Marriage: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Manafort's work on draft op-ed does not violate gag order: defense lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort did not violate a court gag order when he helped edit an opinion piece about his political work in Ukraine, his defense lawyer Kevin Downing said in a court filing on Thursday.

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Opinion: It's your move now on harassment, Republicans

Your ball, GOP.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Franken Is Leaving and Trump Is Still Here

The #MeToo movement works only with men who can be shamed.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Al Franken, Los Angeles: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Op-ed on Manafort's work in Ukraine to be published: Kyiv Post

(Reuters) - A Ukrainian newspaper will publish an opinion article about Paul Manafort's work in the country that U.S. federal prosecutors have accused the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump of helping draft in violation of bail terms, chief editor Brian Bonner told Reuters.

Yemen nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Man Who Danced on the Heads of Snakes

For decades, Ali Abdullah Saleh seemed welded to Yemen’s landscape. Now he’s gone.

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Israel, Al Franken, Los Angeles: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Can Trump Bring Peace to the Middle East?

Probably not — but that’s because for the foreseeable future, no one can.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Four Questions About American Greatness

We must not lose sight of what really makes our country special in the modern world.

Freedom of Speech and Expression nytimes.com

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.

Liberalism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Liberals Need to Take Their Fingers Out of Their Ears

Many Democrats continue to have little understanding of their own role in creating the conditions that make conservatives willing to support Trump.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Is Making a Huge Mistake on Jerusalem

It’s not too late to reverse it.

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Europe Edition: Jerusalem, Russia, Volkswagen: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Computer and Video Games nytimes.com

How to Choose the Best Apps for Your Kids

Educational tech is still a new field, but parents don’t have to be lost when their kids come asking them to install something new.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: We’ll Be Cheerful if It Kills Us

That gun bill is back, but then again, there’s a hero cat.

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Columnist: Trump gave away the crown jewel

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman criticized President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy there, saying Trump "gave away the crown jewel of American foreign policy for free."

Sessions, Jefferson B III nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Tucson’s Police Chief: Sessions’s Anti-Immigrant Policies Will Make Cities More Dangerous

People won’t report crimes if they’re afraid they may become separated from their families.

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Supporting Roy Moore Is a Devil’s Bargain

A plea to my fellow Christians and social conservatives.

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Jerusalem, Franken, Wildfires: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump and the Art of the Giveaway

I’ve never seen a president give up so much to so many for so little.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Vladimir Putin, Wildfires: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

My taxes probably are going up. Are yours?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - No matter what version of the U.S. tax overhaul being considered by Congress becomes law, it looks like I am going to be paying more in taxes next year.

New York Times nytimes.com

Nominate Yourself to Be Part of Our Reader Center Facebook Community

We’re bringing together a group of our most dedicated readers to talk about our coverage and connect with our journalists and other Times readers.

Movies nytimes.com

The Carpetbagger: ‘I’d Never Seen My Fears as an African-American Man Onscreen’

Jordan Peele, writer-director of “Get Out,” says his own concerns almost prevented it from being made. Now prize givers love it. Will the academy agree?

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Economic Scene: Tax Plan Aims to Slay a Reagan Target: The Government Beast

By denying deductions for state and local taxes, the Republicans seek to force high-tax states run by Democrats to capitulate.

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The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling.

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These are your white allies on Facebook

Social media conversations on race typically take one of two routes.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Outlier Fires Are Becoming the Norm

Wednesday: Southern California fires, border arrests plummet, Oakland strike, Christmas tree shortage and finally llamas, yes, llamas.

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Bannon on Romney: 'You hid behind your religion' to avoid Vietnam

Steve Bannon bashed Mitt Romney Tuesday night for, as he put it, hiding behind his religion to avoid getting drafted into the Vietnam War.

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Republic Will Survive the Tax Bill

Yes, it’s dreadful policy. But it will be easier to reverse than other Trump priorities.

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Jerusalem, Harvey Weinstein, Christine Keeler: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why the Rohingya Can’t Yet Return to Myanmar

The agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to return the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is a sham. Bangladesh must let them stay.

Social Media nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Is Media Driving Americans Apart?

Social media gets all the attention for polarization, but TV is doing more than its share.

Disabilities nytimes.com

Disability: I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor.

Despite the progress we’ve made, a doctor with a disability is still an extremely rare sight.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Price of War With North Korea

It is all but inevitable that many thousands of South Koreans and Americans would be sacrificed.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Living With the Republican Tax Plan

A disappointing bill that could be worse.

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Singapore drone frees your fingers to take photos

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - As more people shoot pictures and videos from consumer drones, researchers in Singapore have found a way round the frustrating task of framing and taking photos while manually piloting the craft. 

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Conservative Groups Seeking Support for Tax Cuts Find It a Hard Sell

Groups like the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity are trying to convince ordinary Americans that this is good for them too.

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Europe Edition: Jerusalem, Russia, Hallyday: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Economic Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Obsession With Iran Is Driving the Mideast and the U.S. Crazy

There are better ways to respond to Iran’s attempts to spread its influence.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Could Really Use a Friend

You don’t end up with much of a heart if you never exercise it.

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REFILE-Gold trader says he never liked Turkish banker facing trial

(Refiles to add dropped text in final two paragraphs.) By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A Turkish gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in the trial of an executive at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank, who is charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, said Tuesday that he and the banker never liked each other. Reza Zarrab, who has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with U.S. prosecutors in the case, also said he had complained about Halkbank deputy ge

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Pollution cancels out benefits of exercise

Going for a long walk on polluted, traffic-laden streets in an attempt to get fit has negligible benefits on your health, a new study has found.

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Olympics, Jerusalem, John Conyers: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Gold trader says he never liked Turkish banker facing trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in the trial of an executive at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank, who is charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, said Tuesday that he and the banker never liked each other.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Winter Olympics, Yemen: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Of Course Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital

President Trump is going to formalize what all Israelis know.

Scully, Vincent J Jr (1920-2017) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How Vincent Scully Changed Architecture

The Yale scholar taught generations of students to see the world through the lens of human tradition and experience.

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Atlanta's mayoral race is coming to a close

Atlanta is set Tuesday to conclude its mayoral election, putting an end to a contentious race to lead one of the largest cities in the deep south.

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How CVS-Aetna merger could change your health care

As a CVS-Aetna deal looms, here are four ways that a merger just might change health care for those insured under Aetna. "If there isn't a clinic already in your CVS, I think one is coming," one expert says.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Roy Moore’s Enablers

Stand by him now, stay linked to him forever.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Mueller’s Facts and Trump’s Make-Believe

The president’s credo: “Just tell them and they believe you.”

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Colorado Cake Case Is as Easy as Pie

Businesses have long claimed the First Amendment should excuse them from complying with the law. The Supreme Court has always rejected that argument.

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Roy Moore, Yemen, Amazon: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: No Wonder Millennials Hate Capitalism

A generation maligned as entitled whiners will be particularly hard hit by the Republicans’ wretched tax bill.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Behind China’s Attempt to Ease the Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar’s ethnic-cleansing generals will be able to retreat deeper into China’s orbit, unburdened by any fears of being held accountable.

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Europe Edition: Yemen, Brexit, Jerusalem: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

CVS Caremark Corporation nytimes.com

CVS and Aetna Say Merger Will Improve Your Health Care. Can They Deliver?

The two major health players promise better care and lower costs, but skeptics question whether they can achieve those goals.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

How New Yorkers Would Lose Under the Republican Tax Bill

The legislation could send home prices tumbling, increase the region’s tax burden, and make it harder for local governments to pay for infrastructure.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How Not to Advance Gay Marriage

It’s just a wedding cake, not a wedding. There was a better solution than going to court.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Don’t Prosecute Trump. Impeach Him.

There is no case for obstruction of justice, but there is a constitutional tool for ousting a corrupt president.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

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.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Are Coming for Your Benefits

They never cared about deficits, but will gladly use them as an excuse to take away aid for those who need it.

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Utah, Roy Moore, Travel Ban: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Mueller team says ex-Trump campaign chief worked on an op-ed with a Russian linked to Russian intelligence

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was ghostwriting an op-ed while out on bail last month with a Russian who has ties to the Russian intelligence service, Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Muller's team said Monday.

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Manafort tried to pen positive op-ed on Ukraine work: special counsel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Monday accused President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, of working with a Russian colleague to draft an opinion piece about his political work for Ukraine.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Yemen, Michael Flynn: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Six-year-old skeptic tells Santa 'your life is empty'

(Reuters) - A 6-year-old boy from the Washington area has shaken up social media with an all-too-skeptical letter to Santa Claus in which he pretends to know jolly Saint Nick's life is empty and that Santa had no idea whether he had been naughty or nice.

Discrimination nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: A Baker’s First Amendment Rights

Forcing Jack Phillips to make cakes for same-sex weddings is unconstitutional. Here’s why.

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Top court leaves in place Texas ruling questioning gay spousal benefits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Houston's appeal of a lower court ruling that threw into doubt the city's spousal benefits to gay married municipal employees, signaling that the reach of the landmark 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide may have limits.

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What it's like to freeze your eggs on the company's dime

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Why the Trump Team Should Fear the Logan Act

The potential hammer at the heart of the Michael Flynn plea.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Nominating Your Neighbors

Monday: our annual New Yorkers of the Year contest, and a literary salon for all ages.

Cataracts nytimes.com

Personal Health: Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

People who can see better are more likely to get exercise, take their medication and avoid falls, experts say.

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Billy Bush, Kennedy Center Honors, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Secession and Independence Movements nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: We Catalans Owe the World an Explanation

Coexistence and union are the best options to articulate a common project for the future of Spain.

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Syria, Corsica: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Ghost of Steve Bannon

He is still guiding Trump’s ideology.

Bush, Billy (1971- ) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That

The president is currently engaging in some revisionist history.

United States National Anthem Protests (2016- ) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Racist Tweets. My Growing Patriotism.

The upside to him attacking outspoken black people? We can fight back and declare what America really stands for.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: A Fractured 2017

As the world lurches into a new year, peace feels fragile, the truth is blurred and spectacle has taken over.

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CVS-Aetna deal to change how big employers buy health benefits

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp's proposed purchase of Aetna Inc will change the way many major U.S. corporations buy health coverage for employees and raise new questions over the cost of those benefits, benefit consultants said.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Michael Flynn, North Korea, Rohingya: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Embargoes and Sanctions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: To Stop North Korea, Act Like Israel

Negotiations and sanctions haven’t stopped the Kim regime. Financial warfare of the kind the Jewish state has waged against Hamas might.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What’s a Bigger Threat, ‘Normalization’ or Alarmism?

Right-wing populists thrive in a culture of tense polarization. We shouldn’t help them.

Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America (Book) nytimes.com

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Debating Pot in America

Emily Dufton discusses “Grass Roots,” her look at the history of activism on both sides of the marijuana debate.

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Trump says never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday he never asked former FBI director James Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Republican Party, Michael Flynn, North Korea: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Tax Bill Offers Last-Minute Breaks for Developers, Banks and Oil Industry

In Senate Republicans’ mad dash to rewrite the tax code, lawmakers added loopholes for the wealthy and tightened deductions for middle-income workers.

Discrimination nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Even the Bernini of Buttercream Has to Serve Gay Couples

A commercial baker can’t hide behind the First Amendment to turn away customers whose same-sex union conflicts with his religious beliefs.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Few Hurdles Left, G.O.P. Is Confident Tax Cuts Will Be Signed This Month

The same forces that rocketed the House and Senate tax measures to passage appear likely to bond Republicans as they work to hash out the differences.

Marriages nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Sterile Society

After we purge the Weinsteins and Lauers, our mating rituals still need help.

Teeth and Dentistry nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: For the Holidays, Pull a Tooth or Save a Life

Here are ideas for gifts that will make a difference.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Deck the Halls With White House Folly

Fa-la-la-la-la with President Merry Christmas.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: Sex, Plagiarism and Spyware. This Is Not Your Average Copyright Complaint.

Dueling lawsuits by novelist Emma Cline and her ex-boyfriend involve high-profile lawyers in what has become a high-profile case.

Lauer, Matt nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Men Who Cost Clinton the Election

Many of the journalists who stand accused of sexual harassment covered the 2016 presidential campaign.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Writing at the Speed of Trump’s Scandals

In which a columnist attempts to keep up with White House news.

Israeli Settlements nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Ehud Barak: We Must Save Israel From Its Government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition is irrational, bordering on messianic.

National Parks, Monuments and Seashores nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Is Vandalizing Our Wild Heritage

The president plans to repeal protections on as much as two million acres of public land in Utah.

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Michael Flynn, Tax Bill, Rex Tillerson: Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Federal Lands nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Treasures of Chaco Canyon Are Threatened by Drilling

One of the nation’s most significant cultural sites could be at risk from planned oil and gas extraction nearby.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Who Gains From the Tax Plan? Economists Face Off

Republican leaders say their proposals will fuel investment and job creation. Critics say that the rich are the beneficiaries and that debt will weigh on growth. We asked two economists, one from each side, to make their cases.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: After Flynn, Are Kushner and Don Jr. Next?

The Flynn deal opens the door to charges against the president’s inner circle — and his family.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

The G.O.P. Tax Plan Can Be Confusing. Here’s Help Deciphering It.

You don’t need to be an expert in tax policy to get caught up on what the far-reaching proposal could mean.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea: 10 Key Takeaways

Impeachment just became a lot more likely.

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The only supermoon of 2017 is coming

On Sunday, stargazers, astronomers and curious sky-watchers will get a chance to witness the first and only supermoon of 2017.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

Eat: Set Your Ice Cream Cake on Fire

You may find pleasure in the elegant details of the pistachio cake, lemon semifreddo and Italian meringue in this baked alaska, or just in torching it.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Dueling Tax Plans: Here’s What the Senate and House Have to Resolve

The Senate is poised to pass its tax bill but it still needs to be reconciled with the House-passed legislation, which differs in some significant ways from the Senate plan.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Senate Tax Madness

Major tax legislation should not be passed with extreme haste.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: It’s a Gay, Gay, Gay Government

When the rainbow flag drapes every elected official, does it change a city’s hue?

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: In the End, Reality Will Win

Is there no bottom? We may soon learn that Trump won a gold medal in synchronized swimming.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Farthest Point of a Burmese Journey

It was plunder, plunder over generations, that had produced this desolation and violence.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Is Cracking Up

The president is acting more deranged than usual, but Republicans in Congress don’t care.

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Rex Tillerson, Kathryn Steinle, Jim Nabors: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Trump’s Red Line Is Holding Up Tax Cuts

Insistence on a 20 percent corporate tax rate is slowing negotiations for a final deal in the Senate.

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Europe Edition: Rex Tillerson, Angela Merkel, Turkey: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: When Elites Get a Taste of Their Own Medicine

Saudi Arabia’s royals and rich had long been immune to the worst failures of the kingdom’s brutal system. Not anymore.

Transit Systems nytimes.com

If the City Never Sleeps, Should Its Subway?

A research group has proposed ending weekday overnight subway service to enable much-needed repairs. Riders and transit advocates called the idea elitist and unfeasible.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How Rex Tillerson Did So Much Damage in So Little Time

The secretary of state, who may be forced out soon, presided over a historic gutting of the Foreign Service. But his replacement might be worse.

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Senate, Rex Tillerson, Reza Zarrab: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

cnn.com

Is smartphone addiction changing your brain?

You may be one of the growing number of Americans (or global citizens) who has a bit of nomophobia.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans’ Tax Lies Show the Rot Spreads Wide and Runs Deep

Bad faith touches every aspect of the G.O.P.’s sales pitch to ram a bill through.

Transplants nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Happy Anniversary, Heart Transplant

Fifty years after the first procedure in a human, the organ still has a hold on us.

cnn.com

After Lauer, the morning show 'family' will never be the same

Nothing in television news approaches the morning shows for (manufactured) intimacy.

Christmas nytimes.com

Why You’ll Probably Pay More for Your Christmas Tree This Year

Tree sellers warn that market forces tied to the recession are driving up the price of trees and, in some places, making them scarce.

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In the future, your kitchen will think for itself

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Asia and Australia Edition: Rex Tillerson, Pope Francis, North Korea: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-GM Says New Trucks And SUVs Coming In 2018 Will Generate Strong Returns

* GM CEO MARY BARRA SAYS “MONETIZATION OF DATA (IN SHARED AVS) WILL BE ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE HIGHER THAN WE HAVE TODAY”

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Prime Minister, Tell Trump He’s Not Welcome in Britain

The president’s endorsement of a fringe far-right group undermines our country — and the special relationship.

companyNews reuters.com

YOUR MONEY-New U.S. tax law could curb charitable donations

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - New tax laws could strip away one of the key motivators of year-end giving in the United States - the right to take a tax deduction for the amount you give to qualified charities if you itemize your taxes.

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15 gifts for the sports fan in your life

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Donald Trump, Garrison Keillor, Jay-Z: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Amber Tamblyn: I’m Not Ready for the Redemption of Men

People in Hollywood are already wondering when the comeback tours will start.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Self-Destruction of American Democracy

Forget Russia for a minute and look where Trump is taking us.

Income Inequality nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What if Everyone Benefitted When Stocks Soared?

Right now, investment returns go to the few. Here’s how everyone could have a fair share.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Proxy of Racism

The Trump doctrine is white supremacy.

News and News Media nytimes.com

The Shift: How 41 People in Lithuania Took Over Your Facebook Feed

The viral publisher Bored Panda is thriving on the social network despite the algorithm changes that doomed its competitors.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Visuals: So, You’d Like to Buy Your Loved One a Book?

Follow the arrows to discover the best reading to give as a gift this season.

The Leafly Guide to Cannabis (Book) nytimes.com

Roundup: The Great Outdoors: From Your Backyard to a Garden in Japan

A range of new books offering advice to gardeners, hikers and amateur naturalists, with detours back to colonial America and even Middle-earth.

Censorship nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Vietnam Wants to Control Social Media? Too Late.

The government fears that political activism online hurts the state, but regulating internet content will hurt it even more.

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Europe Edition: The Hague, Theresa May, North Korea: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Oh Lord, Now the Gun Thing’s Back

This is a very bad year.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Boss Grab Your Breasts? That’s Not (Legally) Harassment

Cases decided decades ago have set an absurdly high bar for workers bringing sexual harassment lawsuits.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: The Senate is Rushing to Pass Its Tax Bill Because It Stinks

This is no way to handle a complex piece of legislation, and the Republicans must know it.

Courts and the Judiciary nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Conservatives Should Oppose Expanding the Federal Courts

A proposal to create hundreds of new judgeships to undo President Barack Obama’s judicial legacy is wrongheaded and based on false assumptions.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Are We Headed Toward a New Korean War?

We have a failed strategy with a hopeless goal.

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Matt Lauer, Senate, Missiles: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Republican Tax Proposal Would Make Academia Even Whiter

Taxing free tuition would harm all graduate students, but it would be devastating for students of color.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Pope Francis, The Hague: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Wavering Senators Buy Trump’s Assurances on Taxes. Really.

Senators who voiced concerns about the tax bill say everything will be fine because Trump said so. Then he sold them land in the Everglades.

Magazines nytimes.com

S.I. Newhouse Jr., Remembered: ‘Eager, Never Jaded’

At a memorial for Condé Nast’s former chairman, tearful speakers and raucous anecdotes.

businessNews reuters.com

Fox's Lachlan Murdoch says company would never buy CNN

(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox would never be interested in buying CNN, Fox Executive Chair Lachlan Murdoch said on Wednesday at a conference organized by the news website Business Insider in New York.