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New Year nytimes.com

Single and restless on a frigid New Year’s Eve, our writer set out on a New York culture crawl: Cardi B, contra dancing, Bargemusic, a 1990s-themed party and more. [Source]

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Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump Is Killing the American Dream

It has been endangered for some decades now, but his racist policies are hastening its demise.

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Judge rejects Uber $3 million settlement with New York drivers

(Reuters) - A federal judge refused to grant preliminary approval for Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] proposed $3 million class-action settlement with 2,421 New York drivers who accused the ride-sharing company of retaining excessive fees from their fares.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The Art of the Restaurant Review

Monday: Food critics talk shop, African-inspired fiber art, and building more bike lanes.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Market Isn’t Bullish for Everyone

The benefits of the booming stock market go overwhelmingly to the wealthy. Meanwhile, job growth and wage increases are only modest.

Empathy nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Empathize With Your Political Foe

We are real people, not a bunch of demographic characteristics.

Opera nytimes.com

Review: The Elusive Jonas Kaufmann Finally Returns to New York

The superstar tenor appeared at Carnegie Hall on Saturday night, winning cheers despite vocal glitches.

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New York governor vows to reopen Statue of Liberty as shutdown enters Day 2

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the federal government shutdown entered its second day on Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed to use state money to reopen the Statue of Liberty before Washington restores funding to operate the popular tourist destination.

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In New York, tourists left high and dry as Statue of Liberty shuts down

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, learning the must-see destination was closed thanks to a U.S. government shutdown.

Social Media nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What I’ve Learned from My 4-Year-Old

Raising my son is making me want to be a better person.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: We Need Bodice-Ripper Sex Ed

Romance novels taught me that sexual pleasure was something women could not just hope for but insist upon.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Donald Trump and His Work Wives

What does Hope Hicks do, exactly? Vast amounts of emotional labor.

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Moment Putin plunges into ice-cold water

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in an Orthodox Christian ritual, immersing himself in freezing cold water.

Subways nytimes.com

New York Set to Acquire the Next Generation of Subway Cars

The agency that runs the city’s troubled subway plans to spend nearly $4 billion on new trains to modernize an aging fleet, including novel gangway cars.

cnn.com

How did I miss that? It's so cold, eyelashes are freezing

A couple says, "I do." An actor says, "Maybe." And Amazon says, "No way." Here's this week's politics-free side of the news.

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BRIEF-Kawasaki Heavy Industries Appears Likely To Receive Orders To Build Cars For New York City's Subways - Nikkei

* KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES APPEARS LIKELY TO RECEIVE ORDERS TO BUILD ABOUT 1,600 CARS FOR NEW YORK CITY'S SUBWAYS - NIKKEI

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The Women’s March Returns

Friday: A local and global rally, your weekend lineup, and a story told in sand.

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

Why New York Hires 200 People to Pretend They’re Homeless

During an annual count of homeless people on the streets of New York, decoys, many of whom were once homeless, help gauge the accuracy of the count.

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Family of patient left out in cold demands justice

A young patient, dressed only in a thin, hospital gown and tube socks, was left standing outside by a bus stop earlier this month after being discharged from a Baltimore hospital, as seen in a viral video.

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Fight a cold by ... eating yogurt?

This winter, there's a good chance you might be looking for anything and everything to rid yourself of an annoying, lingering and sometimes debilitating cold.

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Norwegian Air flies New York-London at new record time

** Low-cost airline Norwegian Air has set a new record time for its fastest ever transatlantic flight by a subsonic passenger aircraft this week using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, it says in a press release

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India's proposed investment treaty terms leave foreign partners cold

* India terminated over 50 bilateral investment treaties in March

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BRIEF-Americold Realty Trust Announces Pricing Of IPO

* SAYS INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING OF 45.3 MILLION COMMON SHARES PRICED AT $16.00PER SHARE

Country Music nytimes.com

Album Review: Caitlyn Smith, a Hitmaking Nashville Songwriter, Sings Her Own on ‘Starfire’

After years writing songs for Lady Antebellum and Meghan Trainor, among others, the 31-year-old shows off her own striking voice on her major-label debut.

businessNews reuters.com

Cold weather chills U.S. homebuilding; jobless claims at 45-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, likely as unseasonably cold weather at the end of the month disrupted the construction of single-family housing units.

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WRAPUP 2-Cold weather chills U.S. homebuilding; jobless claims at 45-year low

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, likely as unseasonably cold weather at the end of the month disrupted the construction of single-family housing units.

Influenza nytimes.com

Questions and Answers About This Year’s Flu Season

The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season.

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Cities ranging from New York and LA to Columbus, Ohio are in the running to land the $5 billion campus

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BRIEF-Americold Realty Trust Says Now Sees IPO Of 40.3 Mln Common Shares Priced Between $14.00 And $16.00 Per Share

* AMERICOLD REALTY TRUST SAYS NOW SEES IPO OF 40.3 MILLION COMMON SHARES PRICED TO BE BETWEEN $14.00 AND $16.00 PER SHARE - SEC FILING

Manning, Chelsea nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I’m Ambivalent About Chelsea Manning

I don’t think she’s the perfect candidate. But I’m inspired by her willingness to fight back.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Can Democrats Follow #MeToo to Victory?

Maybe, but the path forward is an obstacle course.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Street Philosophy

Thursday: Philosophers talk to the public, the New York Jewish Film Festival and milder weather.

Salvadoran-Americans nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The El Salvador Tragedy

The president’s decision to expel 200,000 Salvadorans who received temporary protected status in 2001 is cruel and self-defeating.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

On the Runway: Alexander Wang Is Leaving New York Fashion Week

He is the latest in a string of high-profile New York designers to depart the official schedule. Here’s why you should care.

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Banfield rips Ansari writer over insults

HLN's Ashleigh Banfield fires back at Babe.net writer Katie Way for an email that insulted Banfield's looks and age sent in response to Banfield's commentary critical of Way's story about anonymous sexual assault allegations against actor Aziz Ansari.

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It's so cold here, eyelashes are freezing

Temperatures in parts of the Siberian region of Yakutia have dropped to minus 67 degrees Celsius, prompting even eyelashes to freeze.

Ansari, Aziz nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Aziz, We Tried to Warn You

It may seem like rules around sex have changed overnight, but feminists have been talking about this for a long time.

businessNews reuters.com

In replacing Dudley, New York Fed aims to avoid political pitfalls

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Unions and groups advocating for retirees, teachers, housing, and workers' benefits are among those visiting the ornate conference rooms of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to lobby for a less conventional candidate to serve as its next president.

Theater nytimes.com

New York Has Its ‘Jerry Springer’ Moment, With Arias and Dancing

With a reality TV star in the White House and ’90s nostalgia in full flower, the controversial 2003 musical about the famed talk show host arrives.

domesticNews reuters.com

Strike averted at New York's main fruit and vegetable market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A work stoppage at a market that supplies much of New York City's fresh fruit and vegetables was averted early on Wednesday when negotiators tentatively reached a pay deal as the previous contract expired, the labor union said.

Pennsylvania Station (Manhattan, NY) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Way Forward for New York-New Jersey Commuters

Projects to fix vital rail lines shouldn’t be held hostage by the Trump administration.

worldNews reuters.com

Russia scolds Britain for casting it as an aggressor after jets scrambled

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia scolded Britain on Wednesday for casting it as an aggressor and said Prime Minister Theresa May was more interested in public rhetoric than dealing with the real threats facing the West.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Messy Weather and Flu Facts

Wednesday: Expert insight on the virus, a dicey commute, and looking ahead to the Women’s March.

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Snow comes to the South, bringing frigid temps

From Texas to Maine, a storm swept in frigid temperatures and snow, putting portions of 23 states and more than 70 million people under winter weather alerts.

Cuomo, Andrew M nytimes.com

Cuomo’s Congestion Pricing for New York City Begins to Take Shape

The governor ruled out new bridge tolls in favor of creating a geographic zone where drivers would be charged fees depending on their vehicle and the time of day.

Awl, The nytimes.com

The Awl and The Hairpin, Eccentric Showcases for Writers, Are Shutting Down

The Awl’s publisher said “a steady decline in direct sales” was to blame. For years, the websites featured intelligent writing on eclectic subjects.

Subways nytimes.com

About New York: On the Subway, Help Is Not Coming

A distraught man on an A train platform gets no emergency response from transit employees, leaving him, and us, to fate.

Budgets and Budgeting nytimes.com

Cuomo Says Budget Will Defend New York Against Trump’s ‘Economic Missile’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday unveiled a $168 billion spending plan that called for a raft of ideas to counter President Trump’s tax changes.

Yates, Christopher J. nytimes.com

Books of The Times: In This Thriller, a Cold Case Turns Hot 26 Years Later

Christopher J. Yates’s “Grist Mill Road” opens with a shooting involving three teenagers, then revisits the crime and its consequences once they’re grown.

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. top court rejects former New York lawmaker Silver's appeal

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to avoid a retrial on corruption charges after his 2015 conviction was thrown out by a lower court.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The Warmest Spot in the City

Tuesday: A tropical bubble on the Upper West Side, Broadway week, and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Curo Announces Exercise Of Underwriter Option To Initial Public Offering

* CURO ANNOUNCES EXERCISE OF UNDERWRITER OPTION TO INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

Prisons and Prisoners nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Governor Cuomo: The Way to a More Just New York State

A new bill will close the gap between what our criminal justice system says and what it does.

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Tuesday Becomes Execution Day in Egypt

The Sisi government, facing violence in the Sinai and preparing for an election, is hastening executions and the trials that authorize them.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When America and Pakistan Fight, It’s Afghanistan That Suffers

How a monstrous pact between two countries keeps destroying another one.

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Editorial: Some Bright Hopes for New York’s Schools

The city has trained a generation of highly capable administrators, and some would be excellent candidates for the top job.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

How a Team of New York City Inspectors Helped Puerto Rico After Maria

Almost 300 city workers have been deployed to the island since the hurricane, including a team of inspectors that helped San Juan map damages to thousands of buildings.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is It Time for Netanyahu to Resign Yet?

A cloud of suspicion and scandal hangs over Israel’s prime minister. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he needs to step down.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them: New York Times

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

sportsNews reuters.com

Cycling: This year’s Vuelta to be decided in the mountains

MADRID (Reuters) - Tour of Spain organizers are hoping the 2018 race will be decided in the mountains as they unveiled the course for the next edition on Saturday.

Restaurants nytimes.com

To New Yorkers’ Delight, Coogan’s Says It Isn’t Closing After All

Coogan’s restaurant and bar, a civic fixture in Washington Heights for 32 years, reached a new agreement with its landlord just three days after its owners announced they would be closing.

Berlin (Germany) nytimes.com

Secret Tunnel in Berlin Is an Echo From the Cold War

Researchers found the entrance to a passage under the Berlin Wall intended to help reunite a family in the 1960s.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: No One Is Coming to Save Us From Trump’s Racism

Yes, people in the room say they heard him make the remarks about “shithole” countries. No, he won’t face any consequences.

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U.S. upholds New York denial of Constitution natgas pipe

(Reuters) - U.S. energy regulators rejected Williams Cos Inc's request to overturn New York's denial of a water permit for the company's proposed Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York, according to a filing on Thursday.

Classical Music nytimes.com

Review: A Conductor’s Exciting Return to the New York Philharmonic

Susanna Malkki led works by Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Esa-Pekka Salonen in an impressive follow-up to her debut with the orchestra in 2015.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Following in Dr. King’s Footsteps

Friday: Touring Martin Luther King Jr.’s New York, weekend events, and honoring Dr. King in your own way.

cnn.com

China scolds Delta and demands apology

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Patient in a hospital gown left at a bus stop in the cold

A viral video of a recently discharged patient left at a bus stop at night in Baltimore has inspired widespread outrage and prompted an investigation at the hospital where she was treated.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions nytimes.com

About New York: Battling Climate Change from the Back Seat of an S.U.V.

Mayor de Blasio declared himself a foe of global warming by filing suit against big oil companies, but his travel habits undermine his rhetoric.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Investigate an Accused Ally? New York Senate’s Republican Leader Says No

An accusation against Jeffrey D. Klein, a powerful senator, marks Albany’s biggest sexual harassment scandal in years. But despite anger, there are few options to investigate.

cnn.com

Opinion: New York's bold move for climate justice

Americans are paying a fearsome price for global warming. The federal government's National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported earlier this week that the three powerful Atlantic hurricanes of 2017 -- Harvey, Irma and Maria -- cost Americans $265 billion, and massive Western forest fires another $18 billion. Scientists have shown that human-induced climate change has greatly increased the frequency and intensity of such disasters

Hospitals nytimes.com

Baltimore Hospital Patient Discharged at Bus Stop, Stumbling and Cold

A video of the woman, who appears to have trouble keeping her balance, shows her wearing nothing but socks and a hospital gown.

Global Warming nytimes.com

That Recent Brutally Cold Weather? It’s Getting Rarer.

With climate change warming the Arctic air, researchers say, cold snaps are getting warmer. The recent spell of cold was an outlier.

healthNews reuters.com

Baltimore hospital probes release of thinly clad patient in cold

(Reuters) - A Baltimore hospital has opened an investigation into why a patient was discharged on a freezing night this week and left outside wearing only a thin medical gown, after a video of the incident posted on Facebook attracted wide attention.

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Hong Kong, London, New York shortlisted for Aramco IPO: sources

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has shortlisted New York, London and Hong Kong - singly or in a combination of two or even all three - for the international portion of the listing of national oil company Aramco, two sources with knowledge of the discussions said.

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Hong Kong, London, New York shortlisted for Aramco IPO - sources

* International listing on one exchange or several, sources say

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Weather Whiplash

Thursday: The city goes from frozen to balmy, modesty in fashion, and the Winter Jazzfest.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Boston Scientific Receives U.S. FDA Approval For Spectra Wavewriter Spinal Cord Stimulator System

* BOSTON SCIENTIFIC RECEIVES U.S. FDA APPROVAL FOR SPECTRA WAVEWRITERâ„¢ SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR SYSTEM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Robots Can’t Vote, but They Helped Elect Trump

The areas of the country with the largest robot work forces gave the president an unanticipated advantage in the Electoral College.

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UPDATE 1-China's cyber watchdog scolds Ant Financial over user privacy breach

SHANGHAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - China's cyber watchdog has scolded Ant Financial, Alibaba's payment affiliate, for compromising user privacy after many users of its Alipay service were automatically enrolled in its credit scoring system.

Pensions and Retirement Plans nytimes.com

To Fight Climate Change, New York City Takes on Oil Companies

The de Blasio administration is suing five major oil companies over climate change, and urging city pension funds to divest from fossil fuel firms.

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China's cyber watchdog scolds Ant Financial over user privacy breach

SHANGHAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - China's cyber watchdog has scolded Ant Financial, Alibaba's payment affiliate, for compromising user privacy after many users of its Alipay service were automatically enrolled in its credit scoring system.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Egypt Opens Criminal Inquiry Over New York Times Article

The Times reported on a secret effort by Egyptian intelligence to sway public opinion on Jerusalem. Officials say the article hurt national security.

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UPDATE 1-New York sues fossil fuel majors, plans divestment from pension funds

NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - New York City announced on Wednesday that it filed a multibillion dollar lawsuit against five top oil companies, citing their "contributions to global warming," as it said it would divest fossil fuel investments from its $189 billion public pension funds over the next five years.

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New York sues fossil fuel majors, plans divestment from pension funds

NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - New York City on Wednesday filed a multibillion dollar lawsuit against five top fossil fuel companies, citing their "contributions to global warming," as it unveiled a plan to cut fossil fuel investments from its $189 billion public pension funds over the next five years.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: With New Family Leave Law, Savoring the Early Days

Wednesday: Paid time off for new parents, the New York Jewish Film Festival, and the debut of electric buses.

Gender nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: That’s What Ze Said

I use whatever pronoun my students choose for themselves, simply out of respect for them.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

DNA Helps New York Police Solve Infamous 1994 Rape Case

Detectives identified a suspect, who is serving life in prison, for a rape in Prospect Park that drew widespread attention and even figured in a Broadway play.

businessNews reuters.com

Uber reaches $3 million settlement with New York drivers over fees

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] agreed to pay up to $3 million to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of 2,421 drivers in New York who accused the ride-sharing company of docking excessive fees from their fares.

Culture (Arts) nytimes.com

Unveiling Performance Space New York

Performance Space 122 has a new name and renovated digs. Jenny Schlenzka, its director, envisions a “vital center for community.”

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New York state lawmaker charged with fraud, obstructing justice

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state lawmaker was charged with 11 counts of fraud and obstruction of justice, accused of defrauding government agencies out of tens of thousands of dollars, including hurricane relief money, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Getting Fit for Free

Tuesday: Workout classes that won’t break the bank, warming weather, and Restaurant Week approaches.

New Year nytimes.com

Loose Ends: New Year’s Resolutions Versus New Year’s Realities

Download a mindfulness app! Then hide it on the fourth screen of your iPhone.

vis-photo nytimes.com

In Deepest Cold, a Subway Car Becomes the Shelter of Last Resort

With temperatures in the single digits over the weekend, the E train turned into a rolling refuge for the homeless.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Eyal Shani, an Israeli Celebrity Chef, Makes His New York Debut

Mr. Shani’s whole roasted cauliflower will be on offer at a branch of Miznon, his global group of casual restaurants, when it opens at Chelsea Market this month.

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New York City traffic deaths fall to record low under safety program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Led by a sharp drop in pedestrian deaths, overall traffic fatalities in New York City fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2017 to their lowest on record, thanks at least in part to an ongoing safety improvement program, city officials said on Monday.

Dogs nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What the President Doesn’t Get About Dogs

They’re loyal and loving. All Donald Trump has is Stephen Miller.

domesticNews reuters.com

Two injured in fire at New York's Trump Tower, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were injured in a brief early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan as the city's workday rush began, the New York Fire Department said on Monday.

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Two injured in fire at New York's Trump Tower: officials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were injured, one seriously, in an early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, the New York Fire Department said on Monday.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Teaching Teens the Financial Ropes

Monday: A nonprofit offers financial literacy lessons to young people, an end to the cold spell, and The Times and PBS start a book club.

Roads and Traffic nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How to Get New York Moving Again

Traffic is so bad that people can often outpace cars.

Flood Insurance nytimes.com

In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’

As FEMA revises the maps to account for climate change, deciding who is in the flood zone will be a battle with millions of dollars at stake.

Subways nytimes.com

Editorial: New York Leaders Are Failing Its Subway Riders

As construction companies and labor unions drove up costs, watchdogs — including governors and lawmakers — have done too little to stop it.

environmentNews reuters.com

Brutal cold snap stuns East Coast after blizzard

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shroud of bone-chilling arctic air covered the U.S. East Coast and Midwest on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions as tens of millions of people struggled to clean up from a blizzard that dumped deep, drifting snow in many areas earlier this week.

Track and Field nytimes.com

Horace Ashenfelter, Olympic Victor of a Cold War Showdown, Dies at 94

Ashenfelter, an F.B.I. agent, won gold at the 1952 Games by passing a favored Soviet runner on the final water obstacle of the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Graceland, at Last

For reasons I cannot explain, some part of me needed to go there.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Looming Digital Meltdown

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

environmentNews reuters.com

Brutal cold snap stuns U.S. East Coast after blizzard

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blanket of bone-chilling arctic air covered the U.S. East Coast and Midwest on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions as tens of millions of people struggled to clean up from a blizzard that dumped deep, drifting snow in many areas this week.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Thousands of Belgians brave cold to take dip in wintery North Sea

OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - Thousands of people braved the biting cold of a Belgian winter on Saturday to take a dip in the North Sea in Ostend's traditional New Year's plunge.

environmentNews reuters.com

Brutal, dangerous cold grips East Coast

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Much of the U.S. East Coast will wake up on Saturday to brutally cold and dangerous temperatures as the region recovers from a powerful blizzard that unleashed heavy snows and strong winds.

cnn.com

Dangerous cold grips Northeast and Midwest

High winds are making already frigid temperatures even more miserable across the Northeast and Midwest on Saturday.

businessNews reuters.com

Companies in New York 'open' to new payroll tax system: state official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Companies in New York state are "open to the idea" of moving the state income tax code to a payroll tax system, a senior state official told Reuters on Friday.

Weather nytimes.com

For Many Public Housing Residents, It’s Cold Inside, Too

Workers scrambled to restore heat in city-run dwellings after a snowstorm and bitter cold hit New York.

environmentNews reuters.com

Cold comfort: U.S. homeless shelters overwhelmed in brutal weather

BOSTON (Reuters) - In the common room of Boston's Pine Street Inn homeless shelter, dozens of blue vinyl pads and folded-up cots stood ready on Friday for another night's rush of people fleeing the deadly cold that has gripped the region for almost two weeks.

cnn.com

It's so cold that...

Iguanas froze. Mariah was freezing. And a 'Jeopardy' contestant gets frozen out. Here's this week's politics-free side of the news.

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UPDATE 1-Frigid weather sends heating prices soaring as energy usage spikes

* Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest U.S. East Coast refiner, cut rates due to the severe weather.

environmentNews reuters.com

In blizzard's icy wake, intense cold grips U.S. Northeast

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Street crews dug out snow-clogged roads across the U.S. Northeast on Friday after a powerful blizzard, with temperatures set to plunge further during a brutal cold spell that has already killed at least 18 people.

worldNews reuters.com

Syrian govt. presses Idlib offensive as people flee homes in the cold

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rapid advances by the Syrian army into rebels' largest remaining stronghold, Idlib province, have brought it closer to a key insurgent-held military airport and displaced tens of thousands of people struggling to find shelter in winter weather.

Classical Music nytimes.com

Review: A Nostalgia Trip at the New York Philharmonic

While the program of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Haydn, led by the pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane, was finely executed, it felt safe and predictable.

environmentNews reuters.com

In blizzard's wake, northeastern U.S. braces for intense cold

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Street crews in the U.S. Northeast raced through the night into Friday to clear snow-clogged streets after a powerful blizzard and restore power to homes ahead of a brutal cold spell that has killed more than a dozen people.

Wind nytimes.com

Dangerous Cold Is Next Threat for Storm-Battered East Coast

The winter storm that barreled from Florida to Maine and cloaked the East Coast in snow has moved on, but frigid air — and plenty of icy, then slushy, messes — will linger for days.

companyNews reuters.com

Frigid weather sends heating prices soaring as energy usage spikes

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm in the U.S. Northeast brought plunging temperatures on Friday, driving regional natural gas prices to all-time highs, disrupting refinery operations and causing electrical outages.

cnn.com

It's so cold frozen iguanas are falling out of trees

There's an iguanocalypse in Florida, or at least that's what it looks like judging from the photos worried Floridians are posting all over social media.

environmentNews reuters.com

Much of eastern Canada pummeled by deep cold, heavy winds

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Large parts of eastern Canada grappled with extreme weather on Friday as temperatures plunged to record lows in Toronto, while heavy winds downed power lines, contributing to power outages affecting more than 85,000 customers in Nova Scotia.

environmentNews reuters.com

In blizzard's wake, northeastern U.S. brace for intense cold

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Street crews in the U.S. Northeast raced through the night into Friday to clear snow-clogged streets after a powerful blizzard and restore power to homes ahead of a brutal cold spell that has killed more than a dozen people.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome nytimes.com

Sunday Routine: How Howard Bloom, Writer and Former Publicist, Spends His Sundays

For 15 years, Mr. Bloom suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome so severe that he barely got out of bed. But thanks to sleep shifts, pills and exercise, he’s back.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The Many Lives of Radio City Music Hall

Friday: The evolution of an iconic performance space, your weekend lineup, and a look back at a landmark decision.

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Donald Trump, New York City, Brendan Byrne: Your Friday Briefing

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

Doctors nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How to Counter the Circus of Pseudoscience

Alternative-health gurus harness the language of medicine to sound authoritative. Doctors and other scientists must push back.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Department of Injustice

Why a federal crackdown on legal marijuana? The real problem, as any sentient public servant can tell you, is opioid abuse.

environmentNews reuters.com

U.S. Northeast digs out of blizzard as brutal cold bears down

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Street crews in the U.S. Northeast raced through the night into Friday to clear snow-clogged streets after a powerful blizzard and restore power to homes ahead of a brutal cold spell that has killed more than a dozen people in the United States.

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Bomb cyclone leaves, but brutal cold is next

The good news: the major storm that gripped the East Coast is moving away. The bad news: the Northeast is not out of the woods.

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Cold comfort: China's Wuhan eases gas rationing as snow hits

BEIJING (Reuters) - The industrial city of Wuhan eased restrictions on gas use on Friday for residents facing freezing temperatures and heavy snow falls, as increased supplies offered some respite to China's winter gas shortage.

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Cold comfort: Chinese city eases gas rationing as snow hits

BEIJING (Reuters) - The major industrial Chinese city of Wuhan on Friday loosened restrictions on residential gas use as freezing temperatures bite and heavy snow falls, local media reported.

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WH staffer: Author a 'crackpot fantasy' writer

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley calls Michael Wolff, author of White House tell-all book, a "crackpot" spreading false information.

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Frigid Baltimore schools: The racism we haven't confronted

Earlier this week, amid freezing temperatures, students across Baltimore City returned from winter break to face unheated classrooms. About 60 schools -- nearly one-third of the entire system -- reported issues, leading to the closure of four schools on Wednesday and early dismissal in two others. The teacher's union condemned the conditions as "unfair and inhumane." And teachers quickly took to social media to post images of shivering students and thermostats registering harsh temperatures.

Disasters and Emergencies nytimes.com

Vocations: Keeping People Safe in New York City Emergencies

When official alerts from the city arrive via Twitter, text, email or mobile app, Taylor Winkler is often the one sending them.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

New York to Blizzard 2018: ‘Bring It’

Here’s what New York City looked liked on Instagram as a powerful storm brought bitter cold and strong winds to the region.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Change the World for Your Sake, Not Just Your Daughters’

Caring for others, as we women do, is a good thing. But in the process our own desires get shelved.

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Is it colder in parts of the US than on Mars? Yes, but ...

Most of the Eastern United States is trying to keep warm after a winter storm dumped snow across parts of the Southeast before heading north to wallop New England.

Ice nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trapped, and Freed, by the Ice

The forced isolation of an snowstorm is not all bad — for a little while, anyway.

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Western Union settles New York money laundering probe for $60 million

(Reuters) - Western Union Co will pay $60 million to resolve allegations that it failed for more than a decade to maintain a program to deter and report transactions involving suspected criminal fraud and money laundering, New York’s financial regulator said on Thursday.

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Western Union settles New York money laundering probe for $60 mln

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Western Union Co will pay $60 million to resolve allegations that it failed for more than a decade to maintain a program to deter and report transactions involving suspected criminal fraud and money laundering, New York’s financial regulator said on Thursday.

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Metropolitan Museum to charge fixed admission fee for non-New Yorkers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world's most popular museums, will start charging a fixed admission fee for out-of-state visitors rather than urge they pay a suggested donation, museum officials announced on Thursday.

Vienna (Austria) nytimes.com

Vienna ‘New Year’s Baby’ Greeted First With Hate, Then Hearts

News of the Austrian capital’s first birth of 2018 triggered an outpouring of online hate, because her mother was pictured wearing a head scarf.

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Uber submits appeal to keep operating in northern UK city of York

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] submitted an appeal in the northern English city of York on Thursday to overturn a decision by the council not to renew its licence over concerns about a data breach and the number of complaints it had received.

Metropolitan Museum of Art nytimes.com

Met Changes 50-Year Admissions Policy: Non-New Yorkers Must Pay

With a decline in visitors paying the “suggested” full admission price, the museum is looking for ways to regain revenue.

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New York City's JFK Airport temporarily closed due to snowstorm: FAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport was temporarily closed on Thursday due to heavy snow, ice and harsh winds in the area, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Schools Closed, Roads Clogged, Trains Delayed: Snowstorm Lashes New York City

With whipping winds and gusts of snow, the first major snowstorm of the season hit New York City on Thursday.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The Latest on the Snowstorm

Thursday: What you need to know about today’s storm and how it may affect your commute.

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Baltimore students sat in cold classrooms

Photos of Baltimore students wearing coats, hats and gloves inside frigid classrooms went viral and ignited criticism of the school system.

State Legislatures nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Two Ways of Looking at Gerrymandering

Stepping into the political sphere, the Supreme Court takes up two very different cases involving the redrawing of Congressional lines.

Weather nytimes.com

Live Briefing: ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Swirls Northward, Bringing Snow and Bitter Cold

The storm, which dropped sleet or snow as far south as Florida, was expected to produce blizzard conditions as it moved up the Eastern Seaboard.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Learning to Love Nehru

I used to think India’s first prime minister was embarrassingly westernized. Now I see that he was one of our great thinkers.

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Parts of US may be colder than Mars by this weekend

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METALS-Cold weather heats up lead metal market

SYDNEY, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Forecasts for more frigid weather in the United States this week supported Chinese lead futures on Thursday amid expectations of seasonally strong demand and likely winter shortages. More than 80 percent of global lead consumption is for batteries mainly for autos, and the peak demand period is during the height of winter when freezing temperatures cause battery failures.

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U.S. agriculture markets jump as frigid weather blankets farm belt

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Bone-chilling cold across the U.S. farm belt riled agriculture markets at midweek as concerns over crop damage and delayed export shipments sent prices of key food commodities soaring.

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Firefighters extinguish small fire at Clintons' property in Chappaqua, New York

(Reuters) - A small fire broke out on Wednesday at a structure used by the Secret Service behind the home of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York, the agency said.

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New York reviewing tax system changes after new federal tax bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday the state is developing a plan to restructure its current income and payroll tax system in reaction to the massive U.S. federal tax overhaul passed along party lines in late December.

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Firefighters put out blaze at Clintons' property in Chappaqua, New York

(Reuters) - Firefighters put out a blaze on Wednesday at a Secret Service building on the property of the home of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York, police and a Clinton spokesman said.

Global Warming nytimes.com

Why So Cold? Climate Change May Be Part of the Answer

Studies suggest that one factor could be warming in the Arctic, which allows more frigid air to escape southward.

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Firefighters respond to fire at Clintons' home in Chappaqua, New York

(Reuters) - Firefighters were called to fight a fire on Thursday at the Chappaqua, New York, home of former President Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, police said.

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It's cold. No, it's really cold. Here are the bone-chilling stats...

Check out some of these eye-popping statistics from the Arctic outbreak that has put the US in a deep freeze and the monster winter storm threatening the East Coast.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Is Fixing Sexism Women’s Work?

In the post-#MeToo landscape, men want to know how to help. O.K., fine. Start with everything.

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A bomb cyclone and other cool cold-weather terms to know this winter

If you're feeling abnormally chilly lately, go ahead and blame the bomb cyclone. It's the hottest cold-weather term at the moment, probably because it combines two already alarming words.

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Storms slam U.S. Southeast as bitter cold drags on

(Reuters) - Winter storms swept up the U.S Southeast toward New England on Wednesday as snow, freezing rain and strong winds added to record-shattering cold that had much of the eastern United States in its grip.

Weather nytimes.com

Hurricane-Battered South Braces for Winter Storm and Bitter Cold

The storm is expected to affect most of the East Coast and bring freezing rain and maybe snow to states as far south as Florida.

Elderly nytimes.com

When Old News Is Good News: The Effect of 6 Elderly New Yorkers on One Middle-Aged Reporter

No work I have ever done has brought me as much joy and hope, or changed my outlook on life as profoundly.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The State of Our State

Wednesday: The governor’s annual address, the continuing cold, and health care enrollment.

environmentNews reuters.com

Eastern U.S. braces for winter storm as bitter cold remains

(Reuters) - A major winter storm will start hitting the U.S Southeast up through New England on Wednesday with freezing rain, snow and strong winds, adding to record-shattering cold that is keeping its grip on much of the eastern United States.

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METALS-China metals ease; lead gains as frigid weather persists

(Updates prices) By James Regan SYDNEY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Most Chinese base metals ended lower on Wednesday, while lead gained more than 1 percent as parts of the United States braced for more frigid weather. The peak demand period for lead, which is largely used to make batteries, is during the height of winter when freezing temperatures cause battery failures. Commodities traders said mixed signals were also emerging over the extent of China's demand for imported industrial me

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is the Trans-Atlantic Relationship Dead?

If it is, Germans can’t decide what comes after.

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Eastern U.S. braces for more frigid weather, ice storms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering freeze kept its grip on much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, causing at least eight deaths and closing schools as forecasters warned of a storm that could slam some areas with blizzard conditions later this week.

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METALS-China metals mixed; lead gains as frigid weather persists

SYDNEY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Chinese base metals were mixed in early trade on Wednesday, as the most active copper contract slipped, while lead gained the sharpest as parts of the United States braced for more frigid weather. The peak demand period for lead, which is largely used to make batteries, is during winters when the freezing weather causes battery failures. Commodities traders said mixed signals were also emerging over the extent of China's demand for imported industrial metals

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Extreme cold forces penguins indoors

Put away your thermometer ... we measure the quirky consequences of extreme cold, from frozen sharks to frozen bubbles.

Weather nytimes.com

It’s So Cold That ...

A deeply frigid cold spell has North America in its grip, setting record temperatures, creating striking scenes and, in some cases, threatening the lives of humans and animals alike.

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Eastern U.S. braces for more frigid weather, storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering freeze kept its grip on much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, causing at least seven deaths and closing schools as forecasters warned of a storm that could slam some areas with blizzard conditions later this week.

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1,500 security barriers are going up across New York City

New York City plans to install more than 1,500 protective barriers in high-profile locations to guard against vehicle attacks and other terror-related incidents.

Blacks nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Erica Garner and How America Destroys Black Families

She didn’t just fight against police brutality. She also resisted the forced destruction of black families by the state.

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BRIEF-York Water Appoints Matthew Poff CFO

* YORK WATER SAYS APPOINTED MATTHEW POFF TO OFFICER POSITION OF CFO EFFECTIVE JAN 1, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2DUfVs9) Further company coverage:

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New York to install 1,500 more sidewalk barriers after vehicle attacks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will install more than 1,500 new barrier posts on sidewalks and plazas to protect pedestrians from vehicles after at least two instances last year of drivers killing people after mounting the curb, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.

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New York Ballet leader retires after claims of sexual, physical abuse

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Longtime New York City Ballet chief Peter Martins said on Monday he was retiring from the prestigious dance company and from the American School of Ballet, where he is chairman of faculty, after allegations of sexual harassment and verbal and physical abuse of dancers.

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Cold chills U.S. shale gas production as heating demand jumps

HOUSTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Cold weather gripping much of the United States is denting natural gas production in the nation's shale patches, with output of the heating fuel down more than 20 percent since last month in North Dakota's Bakken region, according to analyst estimates.

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Northeastern U.S. gripped by record cold, snow forecast later in week

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering arctic freeze kept its grip on the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, closing schools and affecting travel on the first business day of 2018, and forecasters warned the region could be walloped by snow later in the week.

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Bitterly cold temperatures to linger for days

Hard freeze warnings remain in effect for much of the country with wind chill advisories stretching from Canada to Mexico. CNN's Jennifer Gray has more.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: New Year’s Freeze

Tuesday: Painfully chilly weather, goings-on across the city, and a car-free Prospect Park.

New Year nytimes.com

O Cold Night!

Single and restless on a frigid New Year’s Eve, our writer set out on a New York culture crawl: Cardi B, contra dancing, Bargemusic, a 1990s-themed party and more.

New Year nytimes.com

8 Easy, Meaningful New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health

You don’t need fad diets, supplements, fancy workouts or lots of time or money to improve your health.

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Brutal cold across US will get worse, weather service says

The frigid temperatures that ushered in 2018 across the United States aren't going away anytime soon.

Dancing nytimes.com

Peter Martins Retires From New York City Ballet After Misconduct Allegations

Mr. Martins had been accused of sexual harassment as well as physical and verbal abuse.

de Blasio, Bill nytimes.com

Editorial: ‘A New Progressive Era’ in New York City

As he starts his second term, Mayor Bill de Blasio sets aside Clinton centrism in favor of Sanders-style progressivism.

domesticNews reuters.com

Record-shattering U.S. cold reaches into Florida

(Reuters) - Record-shattering arctic cold reached as far south as Florida on Monday with freeze warnings in place from Texas to the Atlantic Coast and the northeastern United States facing another cold wave at the end of the week, forecasters said.

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Record-shattering cold reaches into Florida

(Reuters) - Record-shattering arctic cold reached as far south as Florida on Monday with freeze warnings in place from Texas to the Atlantic Coast and the northeastern United States facing another cold wave at the end of the week, forecasters said.

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Record cold temperatures hit most of US

Millions across the US are facing record-low temperatures as winter weather continues to wreak havoc throughout the nation.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is Hong Kong Really Part of China?

Beijing is an imperial power and it is occupying Hong Kong. Again.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Mayor de Blasio Begins Second Term in Frigid Ceremony

On a bitterly cold day, Bill de Blasio was sworn by Senator Bernie Sanders and pledged “a new progressive era in this city’s history.”

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New York family among 12 killed in Costa Rica plane crash

A New York couple and their three sons were among 12 people killed when a small plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, according to a statement from a rabbi in Scarsdale.

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New York family of five among the dead in Costa Rican plane crash

(Reuters) - A family of five from the New York City suburb of Scarsdale was aboard a plane that crashed into woodland off a popular tourist beach in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing all 12 people aboard, a family relative said.

American Vandal (TV Program) nytimes.com

Have a New Year’s Hangover? Here Are Some Suggestions for TV Shows to Stream

Broken down by level of discomfort.

New Year nytimes.com

Happy New Year! Start It Off by Relaxing and Centering Yourself

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

In frigid Times Square, relief arrives with the new year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Intrepid revelers from around the world endured hours of waiting in a frigid Times Square on Sunday to witness the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at...