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White House Memo: Debate Continues Over What Trump Said. But Does the Exact Word Matter?

If the argument seems to amount to a distinction without a difference, neither the White House nor its allies have acknowledged it.

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Analysis: Trump isn't losing it. But what about his temperament?

NEWSFLASH: Donald Trump is perfectly mentally capable of being president and is suffering from no cognitive impairment or decline.

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.

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Simone Biles is champion -- that's what matters

As the #MeToo movement continues to grow, American gymnast Simone Biles is the latest woman to come forward with a horrific story alleging sexual exploitation. Biles joins a long list (more than 140 to date) of other athletes who have accused former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Biles and other gymnasts also say that USA Gymnasts pressured them into silence and allowed the abuse to continue -- allegations that USA Gymnastics denies.

Prostate Cancer nytimes.com

High-Fat Diet May Fuel Spread of Prostate Cancer

New research suggests a strong link between genes, dietary fat and prostate cancer.

Photography nytimes.com

Q&A: What Obama’s Photographer Learned About Travel

Pete Souza traveled to more than 60 countries as the official White House photographer. He has some great memories — and tips for taking terrific pictures.

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German strikes spread to Daimler, union mulls escalation

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of German industrial workers downed tools on Tuesday in support of trade union IG Metall's demands for a 6 percent pay rise and a right to the first new cut in weekly working hours since the 1980s.

environmentNews reuters.com

Russia readies supercomputer to improve World Cup weather forecasts

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is setting up a supercomputer meant to improve weather forecasts ahead of this year's soccer World Cup finals, the authorities said on Tuesday.

businessNews reuters.com

Citi profit tops estimates; books $22 billion tax charge

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc on Tuesday reported quarterly profit that topped Wall Street expectations as consumer businesses made up for lower revenue from bond and currency trading.

sportsNews reuters.com

Sweden already schooling future Winter Olympians

OSTERSUND, Sweden (Reuters) - Next month's Winter Olympics is the immediate focus for Sweden but the country is already training its next generation of winter sports athletes in special high school programs that combine sports and education for ambitious teenagers.

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Black Death spread by humans, vindicating rats

One of the worst pandemics in human history, the Black Death, along with a string of plague outbreaks that occurred during the 14th to 19th centuries, was spread by human fleas and body lice, a new study suggests.

environmentNews reuters.com

Philippine province declares 'calamity' as volcano lava spreads

MANILA (Reuters) - A central Philippine province declared a state of calamity on Tuesday as a volcano spewed lava that reached the limits of a six-km radius no-go zone and spread ash on nearby farming villages.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

So You’ve Been Asked to Be a Bridesmaid. Now What?

Being a bridesmaid is a role loaded with expectation and emotion, and it can be tricky to navigate. Here’s how to pull it off.

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Dems were already open to funding parts of Trump's border wall to save Dreamers, but the GOP wants more

healthNews reuters.com

U.N. hopes imports will help 'stave off famine' in Yemen as diphtheria spreads

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has authorized four U.S.-funded cranes to operate at Hodeidah port until Friday, United Nations aid agencies said on Tuesday, calling for the date to be extended to permit continued offloading of life-saving goods.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Interview: No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

In an exclusive interview, the (former) novelist shares his thoughts on Trump, #MeToo and retirement.

Fish and Other Marine Life nytimes.com

Huge Oil Spill Spreads in East China Sea, Stirring Environmental Fears

The disaster could be the worst oil spill in decades, and Greenpeace calls it a threat to “an important spawning ground” for fish and several whale species.

worldNews reuters.com

Czech PM ready to face allegations as he fights for minority government

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Tuesday requested that lawmakers lift his parliamentary immunity so he can face allegations of fraud as he fights to win support for a minority government.

sportsNews reuters.com

Tennis: Kerber consigns 2017 to the history books

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber has turned the page on a horror 2017 season and is focused firmly on making a fresh start to her career, the German said after sailing into the second round at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

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Martin Luther King III: Trump's vulgar comments are 'extremely racist'

On the 50th anniversary of his father's assassination, Martin Luther King III said Monday that he believes President Donald Trump's vulgar and demeaning language to describe immigrants from Africa were "extremely racist."

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Speak Out Against Trump

In Atlanta and in Washington, the children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. criticized President Trump for his language about people from some countries.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.

How did a movement for women’s empowerment become an emblem for female helplessness?

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Donald Trump, North Korea, Martin Luther King Jr.: Your Evening Briefing

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

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Catching Up With Denis Johnson’s Star-Crossed Drifters

“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” a posthumous story collection, is a sequel of sorts to Johnson’s influential and beloved “Jesus’ Son.”

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

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

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

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Scientists identify what may have killed millions in mystery epidemic

In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people.

Opera nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera

A preview of “Callas in Concert,” touring this spring, made our critic wonder about the art form’s obsession with the past.

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Analysis: What Trump's boast that he's the least racist person says about him

Imagine a friend of yours came to town for the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. He stayed with you at your apartment and over the course of watching football, going out to eat and just loafing around, he said the following things:

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Rep. Meeks: What Trump is doing is 'diabolical'

The leader of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY-D) says that President Trump telling reporters that he is not a racist is "a joke."

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ICE pledges immigration crackdown on businesses. Here's what it looks like

environmentNews reuters.com

Philippines widens evacuation area as lava spreads around restive volcano

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines ordered the forced evacuation of people from two more municipalities near a restive volcano on Monday as the chief volcanologist warned of a possible hazardous eruption "within weeks or even within days".

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Computers are getting better than humans at reading

Football nytimes.com

A Pass. A Catch. A Missed Tackle. What Went Wrong for the Saints?

It is a play that will haunt the Saints and their fans for a long time.

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Here's what went wrong with Hawaii's false emergency alert

An emergency missile alert accidentally went out to everyone in Hawaii on Saturday after an employee "pushed the wrong button."

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Opinion: What Trump doesn't get about MLK

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have celebrated his 89th birthday on Monday. This year, the federal holiday in his honor, which takes place every third Monday of January, falls on his actual birthday, January 15.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Profile: Brussels, E.U. Capital, Gets a Novel, Both Tart and Empathic

Robert Menasse writes a polyphonic novel of satire and sympathy about Brussels, Europe’s symbolic capital — its bureaucrats, nationalisms and police.

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What went wrong in Hawaii

Human error is blamed for a false alarm of a missile heading for Hawaii, but the scare left Americans wondering how the missile detection and emergency messaging systems are supposed to work -- and what went wrong.

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What it was like to get a missile alert in Hawaii

I could tell something was wrong the moment my wife stepped into our hotel room.

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Here's what lawmakers in Trump's immigration meeting have said

During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "shithole countries." Here's what five of the lawmakers who attended the meeting said afterward about the controversy. Two who attended -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, and Rep. Robert Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia -- have not made public comments.

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What will it take to protect the other children of Pakistan?

sportsNews reuters.com

Tennis: Dimitrov, Zverev ready to step up to grand slam glory

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev, two men who made perhaps the biggest steps forward in 2017, believe they are ready to contend for the title at the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne on Monday.

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Keep calm, Konta ready to carry on

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Johanna Konta is free from injury, ready to put a terrible second half to 2017 behind her and with Andy Murray recuperating from hip surgery, happy to shoulder the burden of British tennis fans at the Australian Open.

Third World and Developing Countries nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What Makes a Country Great? Meet Haiti’s People.

I grew up using a latrine, alongside some of the most resilient, decent people I’ve ever encountered.

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What we know about the mudslide victims

The vicious mudflows that raced through the Southern California town of Montecito early Tuesday were swift and ruthless. Families were ripped apart, being swept away, with some victims surviving, while some did not.

Censorship nytimes.com

Opinion: To Make Prisons ‘Safer,’ Some Are Banning . . . Books

Denying people the right to read, especially books that reflect their own lives, has a sordid history.

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Democrat Dick Durbin called out Trump for 'racist' comments, but Republicans didn't say what they heard or said they 'do not recall' slurs

A day after President Donald Trump reportedly made highly incendiary comments about immigrants and African countries, two Republican senators said they don't recall those vulgar characterizations from the President.

Thai Food (Cuisine) nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: The Secret to Better Thai Dishes May Already Be in Your Fridge

Doctoring up a jar of red curry paste makes for a deeply flavored noodle dish.

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Analysis: Trump doesn't seem to know what 'tough' means

Hoping to quiet the furor caused by his calling certain countries "shitholes" in an immigration meeting with members of Congress at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump sought to recast the slur as simply evidence of his muscular approach to governance -- and life.

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What Trump supporters think of his 'shithole' remark

Reports that Donald Trump referred to certain nations as "shithole countries" during a Thursday meeting in the Oval Office have inflamed his critics and drawn condemnation from the international community.

healthNews reuters.com

Flu in U.S. now widespread but season may be peaking: CDC

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Seasonal influenza is now widespread across the continental United States, causing severe illness and rising numbers of hospitalizations, but this year's outbreak may be peaking, government health officials said on Friday.

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What Nancy Kerrigan thinks of 'I, Tonya'

There's been plenty of buzz about the film "I, Tonya" but the woman at the center of the controversy that brought down skater Tonya Harding isn't contributing to it.

Landslides and Mudslides nytimes.com

What the Aftermath of a Deadly Mudslide Looks Like

At least 17 people have been killed, and search and rescue workers are hunting for the more than 40 still missing.

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Donald Trump's health: What we know so far

What the world knows about President Donald Trump's general health is not much as of now -- and what the public learns about his health after a medical exam on Friday might not be much, either.

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Shutdown watch: What Trump's DACA moves mean

Put Thursday in the proper perspective: President Donald Trump, who said definitively he would sign what Congress sends him, flatly rejected the lone (serious) bipartisan effort to reach a resolution on the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Facebook Inc nytimes.com

Facebook Is Changing. What Does That Mean for Your News Feed?

The social network has implemented major changes to the types of posts, videos and photos that appear in your News Feed. Here is what you should expect.

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Past presidents' physicals: What we learned

President Donald Trump is scheduled to undergo a physical examination Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The exam will be conducted by US Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the same physician who performed President Barack Obama's last two physicals while in office.

topNews reuters.com

JPMorgan profit beats on higher interest rates; books tax charge

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co , the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as gains in net interest income offset a slowdown in trading revenue.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-JPMorgan profit beats on higher interest rates; books tax charge

Jan 12 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as gains in net interest income offset a slowdown in trading revenue.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Seeing the Civil War From the Ground Up

Edward L. Ayers’s “The Thin Light of Freedom” presents the War Between the States as experienced by ordinary people.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Outlaw Novelist as Literary Critic

J.M. Coetzee reinvents the rules of fiction, but his “Late Essays” about other writers infuse traditional formulas with brilliant psychologizing.

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Obama explains 'what the Russians exploited' in new interview with Letterman

Former President Barack Obama weighed in on the potential consequences of Russian meddling in social media platforms during the 2016 election in a new interview with David Letterman.

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CORRECTED-EXPLAINER-How chip flaws Spectre, Meltdown work and what's next

(Corrects paragraph 7 to say Intel chips are not the only products affected) By Paresh Dave LAS VEGAS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Smartphones, PCs and servers across the world have received software updates in recent days to plug security gaps on computer chips that cyber security researchers have described as the most serious threat in years. Researchers identified the problem last year, shared details with chip manufacturers last summer, and then made a public announcement Jan. 3.

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Explainer: How chip flaws Spectre, Meltdown work and what's next

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Smartphones, PCs and servers across the world have received software updates in recent days to plug security gaps on computer chips that cyber security researchers have described as the most serious threat in years.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share

In the next few weeks, you will see fewer viral videos and news articles from media companies, and instead see more posts that include interactions between you and the people you know.

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What the mudslides did to Montecito: Before and after

The mud came in an instant and swept away everything in its path. Trees, homes, vehicles, even people -- nothing was spared from the rapidly flowing mud's wrath.

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What to expect from Trump's physical

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the risk factors the doctor will look for during President Donald Trump's first physical exam since taking office. The exam follows concern over statements about Trump's stability in bombshell book "Fire and Fury."

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

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

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

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What kind of data can Big Brother collect under FISA?

CNN's Jose Pagliery reports.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

CES 2018: What the Gadget Fest Looks Like in ‘the Year of A.I.’

Thousands of electronics enthusiasts flooded the trade show to see the latest devices, but the darling of the event was the artificial intelligence software that helps these products run.

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Opinion: What the leadership of Germany's Merkel will look like without Merkelism

Amid all of the uncertainty of Germany's laborious search for a new government, the one certainty is that, in the end, Angela Merkel will be Chancellor again.

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Analysis: What kind of border wall does Trump want? It depends on who's asking.

Big. Beautiful. Impenetrable.

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What happens when you give your kids a 'Yes Day'

Ask my son whether he needs another toy, and he will tell you, without hesitation, "yes." Ask my husband and me whether our son needs another toy, and we will emit a groan familiar to any parents who are sick not only of organizing toys but of organizing the various baskets, boxes and other vessels they've purchased to store the nevertheless-uncontainable toys.

businessNews reuters.com

Rocket Internet CEO says ready to pounce with cash pile

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Rocket Internet needs to hold on to its mountain of cash so it can compete with rivals from the United States and China and pounce when investment opportunities arise, the chief executive said in an interview.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What We Lose When We Lose Female Reporters

The BBC’s China editor quit because she was paid less than her male counterparts. We’re all worse off for it.

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

What if CHIP Funds Run Out? Here’s What 6 Families Would Do

With Congress yet to agree on a long-term plan to pay for the popular children’s health insurance program, parents start thinking about contingency plans.

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Will Democracy Survive President Trump? Two New Books Aren’t So Sure

David Frum’s “Trumpocracy” takes aim at the president and those who empower him, and “How Democracies Die,” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, reads at times like a sly subtweet of the Republican Party.

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Trump to African-American voters: Remember, I said "what do you have to lose?"

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: What You Need to Know About the Mudslides

Wednesday: Extensive damage in SoCal, concerns over the intensifying flu season, and bed bugs in Los Angeles.

sportsNews reuters.com

Martinod looks to crown unconventional career with gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Marie Martinod ended her prolific freestyle skiing career 11 years ago to start a family at the age of 22, before the Frenchwoman was lured back after a five year hiatus when the event was included in the Olympics for the first time in 2014.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Real Worlds, Possible Worlds and Fantasy Worlds

In “The Origins of Creativity,” E.O. Wilson argues for a different relationship between the humanities and both the practical and theoretical sciences.

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Would you pay $4K for this high-tech treadmill?

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump’s First Full Physical Is Approaching. What He Discloses Is Up to Him.

With questions swirling around Mr. Trump’s mental health, his coming physical may yield few clues about whether he is, as his former doctor claimed during his candidacy, the “healthiest individual” to hold the office.

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Hours after saying he'd be OK with whatever lawmakers came up with on DACA, President adds the wall

Just hours after a bipartisan meeting on the future of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, President Donald Trump tweeted that he still wanted to see a wall on the southern US border as part of any immigration deal.

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.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp nytimes.com

Secret Zuma Satellite Launched by SpaceX May Have Failed. What Happened?

Rumors are that an expensive, classified mission code-named “Zuma” failed to deploy in orbit and is now lost. Will we ever find out what actually happened?

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: At a Public School in Denver, Refugee Children Find Hope and Frustration

In “The Newcomers,” Helen Thorpe documents a class of immigrant teenagers while the Trump campaign stirs up nativist resentment.

North American International Auto Show nytimes.com

Where to Go Now: At the Auto Show in Detroit, a Sneak Peek at What’s New

From the airport to the exhibition, here is how to get the most out of a visit to the North American International Auto Show.

Black No More (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Two Classic American Novels About the Madness and Beauty of Race

George S. Schuyler’s “Black No More” and Nella Larsen’s “Passing” have been reissued in time for Black History Month.

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What do smartphones and cigarettes share?

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What a government shutdown means for you

When there are partisan disagreements and Congress is divided on how to fund the government, the threat of a shutdown looms. Learn what one could mean for you.

Finances nytimes.com

A Barrier or a Fair Fee? Readers React to the Met’s New Admission Policy

Last week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it would begin charging out-of-town visitors a mandatory fee, a change that divided readers.

Exercise nytimes.com

State of the Art: What a $4,000 Treadmill Means for the Future of Gadgets

Peloton, which sells an internet-connected spin bicycle, unveiled a $4,000 internet-connected treadmill. The company’s insight: The gadget is not as important as the service.

Cosmopolitan (Magazine) nytimes.com

First Words: Who Decides What’s ‘Sexy’ — And Who Pays for It?

People lust after everything from actors to new consumer goods. A vast marketplace caters to some of those desires, and exploits others.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The War That Never Goes Away

Max Boot’s “The Road Not Taken” looks at one American’s role in Vietnam.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What Life in Confinement Meant for Ezra Pound’s Work

In “The Bughouse,” Daniel Swift explores the relationship between Pound’s mental state and his poetic genius.

Avian Influenza nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: We’re Not Ready for a Flu Pandemic

A universal vaccine is desperately needed.

Football (College) nytimes.com

What Makes a Nick Saban Quarterback

Alabama has been the dominant team in college football for a decade, and yet the Crimson Tide have not produced an elite N.F.L. quarterback recently.

Influenza nytimes.com

Already ‘Moderately Severe,’ Flu Season in U.S. Could Get Worse

Fears of “Killer Aussie Flu” may be exaggerated, but this year’s predominant strain is the most dangerous, and the vaccine is a poor match for it.

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The President's lawyers are discussing how to limit the scope of what the special counsel can ask

Lawyers for President Donald Trump are anticipating a request for the President to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller and are discussing how to define the parameters of any interview, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

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.

Television nytimes.com

What Politicians Could Learn from Oprah Winfrey

Sneer at celebrity all you want, but elections are contests of stories, and Ms. Winfrey showed that she can tell one.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: A Stylistically Daring Novel Considers Fundamental Questions

In Mike McCormack’s “Solar Bones,” an engineer reflects on the fractured contemporary world and the life he left behind.

Chronic Wasting Disease nytimes.com

States Confront the Spread of a Deadly Disease in Deer

Montana is the latest Western state to discover animals infected with chronic wasting disease. It may decimate herds and, biologists say, invade Yellowstone.

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What an Oprah campaign might look like, in GIFs

Oprah Winfrey, like the majority of natural-born American citizens over the age of 35, could decide to run for president in 2020.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: From ‘Fire and Fury’ to Political Firestorm

Michael Wolff has everyone talking about a possibly dysfunctional president.

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What intimidates Oprah the most

Oprah Winfrey, winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, spoke at the Golden Globes about working in media and the need for change in the industry.

Winter (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Ali Smith’s Seasonal Cycle Turns to a Dreamy ‘Winter’

In the second novel of Smith’s projected quartet, four characters in a big rambling house in England have at each other.

politicsNews reuters.com

Factbox: What Republicans mean when they talk about U.S. welfare reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump had indicated he would like to rein in spending on U.S. social welfare programs to follow up on his 2017 victory in overhauling the U.S. tax code.

Manuscripts nytimes.com

A Fragile Biblical Text Gets a Virtual Read

Pioneers of new software for reading damaged parchment and scrolls are now deploying a CT scanner at the Morgan Library, hoping to recover Coptic writings dating back at least to 600 A.D.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

What to Cook: What to Cook Right Now

Melissa Clark’s cod braised in butter and wine, paired with mashed potatoes, would make a fine dinner tonight.

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What Tommy Wiseau wanted to say at the Globes

Tommy Wiseau finally got his moment in the spotlight Sunday night at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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Analysis: Oprah knew exactly what she was doing Sunday night

Two hours before Oprah Winfrey took the Golden Globes stage Sunday night to accept the Cecil B. DeMille award, Globes host Seth Meyers set the tone for the evening.

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What Oprah said in 2017 about her legacy

Oprah Winfrey shares her thoughts on what her legacy will be on the red carpet for 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.'

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Britain's Ormerod ready to take off for snowboarding gold

LONDON (Reuters) - She stands little more than five feet tall in her boots but when Katie Ormerod takes off on a snowboard she looks every inch a candidate to win Britain's first Olympic gold medal on snow.

companyNews reuters.com

EXPLAINER-What's behind Vietnam's corruption crackdown?

HANOI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Vietnam brought 22 executives to court over losses at the state oil firm on Monday, in the most important trial of a widening crackdown on corruption. Among those being tried was the first politburo member to be arrested in decades.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

The Getaway: What to Expect in 2018

A look at what’s ahead, from new airport security procedures to new airline routes and rules for those so-called smart bags.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Before Glitter and Glue Sticks, ‘Craeft’

In his new book, Alexander Langlands wants readers to appreciate what it meant to make things with your hands, as our ancestors did for millenniums.

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Read Oprah Winfrey's rousing Golden Globes speech

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes on Sunday and delivered a moving speech that brought men and women in the audience to their feet.

Hollywood Foreign Press Assn nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: At the Golden Globes, Hollywood Does What Washington Won’t

There’s meaningless make-believe in the capital of politics, but there’s meaningful politics in the capital of make-believe.

politicsNews reuters.com

In possible boon for White House, Fed ready to lay low as tax plan kicks in

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers have come to view Donald Trump's tax overhaul as a short-term economic boost that will neither permanently supercharge the economy, as the president says, or cause an immediate disruption that would require a central bank response, as some analysts have warned.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Reader’s Notebook: Total Recall: A Reader’s Guide to Memory Gain

There are a host of recent books on battling forgetfulness. Just in time for the new year — and a fresh start — our writer spent a month testing out some of their solutions.

companyNews reuters.com

Celgene readies deal to buy Impact Biomedicines for as much as $7 bln -WSJ

NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Celgene Corp is expected to announce Monday that it is acquiring Impact Biomedicines for as much as $7 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

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Read Steve Bannon's full statement

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon released a statement Sunday expressing regret for not responding sooner to comments attributed to him that were critical of Donald Trump Jr. in "Fire and Fury," an explosive new book on President Donald Trump's first year in office. CNN obtained the statement from a source close to Bannon.

worldNews reuters.com

Student killed, opposition leader detained as bread protests grip Sudan

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Protests over rising bread prices broke out across Sudan on Sunday, leading to the death of a student and the arrest of a prominent opposition leader as authorities confiscated newspapers and looked to clamp down on growing unrest.

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Sudan bread protests spread, opposition leader detained

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Protests over rising bread prices broke out in Sudan's capital and spread across cities to the south on Sunday, witnesses said, as authorities arrested a prominent opposition leader and confiscated newspapers in a drive to curb growing unrest.

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'Fire and Fury' publisher is rushing to print more books

Television nytimes.com

Golden Globes Briefing: Golden Globes 2018: What to Watch For

The 75th installment of these awards will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern. They’ve been advertised by NBC as a party, but viewers may find a more somber mood.

companyNews reuters.com

Golden Globes: It's not who wins but who will say what

LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The Golden Globes kick off Hollywood's countdown to the Oscars on Sunday, but the focus is expected to be less on who walks away with the top movie and television prizes than who says (and wears) what.

Royal Families nytimes.com

What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say

Proponents of constitutional monarchies argue they offer stability, and a study shows some possible economic advantages. Critics are far from convinced.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: I Did the Strand

Tom Verlaine remembers working for the late Fred Bass at the Strand bookstore — his first job in New York.

Actors and Actresses nytimes.com

Encounters: What Will Laura Dern Wear to the Golden Globes? (Hint: It Will Be Black)

The star of “Big Little Lies” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” picks out red carpet looks at Gabriela Hearst’s studio in Chelsea.

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What 2013 immigration battle taught GOP about DACA fight

A group of Republican senators is working alongside Democrats to try to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from being deported in upcoming months, but the harsh lessons of a failed immigration reform push in 2013 loom large for a party barreling toward a midterm election.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

It’s Emily Brontë’s Party. Can Lily Cole Host It if She Wants To?

The former model’s involvement in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the novelist’s birth spurred an author to pen a scathing attack.

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United flight diverted to Alaska after man spreads feces in lavatories

Jan 5 (Reuters) - A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after the flight crew reported a man on board had vandalized two airplane lavatories by spreading human waste, airport police said on Friday.

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Trump biographer: Much of what Michael Wolff says about him rings true

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Analysis: What the heck does Steve Bannon do now?

This time last year, Steve Bannon was on top of the world. He had shepherded Donald Trump to the most unlikely presidential victory ever. He was preparing to go with Trump to the White House as a senior strategist. He was the new hot thing.

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Anchor reads epic list of 2018 news

CNN's Brooke Baldwin reads through a list of political headlines from the first week of 2018.

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What to expect at the annual award show

CNN's Stephanie Elam takes a look at the biggest nominees and new host kicking off awards season at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.

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BRIEF-Reading International Provides Update On Nevada District Court Ruling Regarding Derivative Lawsuit

* READING INTERNATIONAL PROVIDES UPDATE ON NEVADA DISTRICT COURT RULING REGARDING DERIVATIVE LAWSUIT

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LIVE MARKETS-What is not a crypto and is up 80 percent in 2018?

* European stocks extend rally * Swiss blue-chips, FTSE 100 hit records * UK motor insurers, dealers hit by weak sales data * U.S. non-farm payrolls due Jan 5(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net WHAT IS NOT A CRYPTO AND IS UP OVER 80 PERCENT in 20

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Public Health: Remember Trump’s Pitch on Health Care Associations? Now We Know What He Meant

The associations are part of a larger set of policies meant to chip away at Obamacare, and are likely to destabilize its markets for individual and small business insurance.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Throwing a Poolside Cocktail Party for ‘The Graduate’

Beverly Gray’s “Seduced by Mrs. Robinson” looks back at a classic American movie, half a century later.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: A Debut Novelist’s Elegy for Post-Katrina New Orleans

“The Floating World,” by C. Morgan Babst, follows a survivor and her family through the ruined city.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Presidential Election That America Lost

Lawrence O’Donnell’s “Playing With Fire” retells the story of the 1968 presidential election and sees parallels with today.

United States Economy nytimes.com

What to Watch For in the December Jobs Report

Steady gains in employment are foreseen, but a larger question is whether wage growth will get beyond its recent sluggishness.

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Tapper: Shouldn't Trump know what Sessions does?

According to a New York Times report, President Donald Trump ordered a White House lawyer to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Russia investigation. CNN's Jake Tapper has more.

Computer Chips nytimes.com

What You Need to Do Because of Flaws in Computer Chips

Hackers can exploit two major security flaws in microprocessors running virtually all machines on Earth. What do you do now?

Meyers, Seth nytimes.com

Seth Meyers Is Ready for the Golden Globes. And This Moment.

Mr. Meyers faces a challenge: look for humorous but appropriate ways to talk about a year in which the entertainment industry was roiled by sexual misconduct scandals.

Television nytimes.com

Review: In ‘The Chi,’ a Young Man Dies, and the Ripples Spread

The new Showtime drama from Lena Waithe is not so much a crime story as a story about what happens after a crime.

vis-photo nytimes.com

20 Great Reads You Probably Missed in 2017

With news breaking at a relentless pace, you might have missed some terrific articles The New York Times published this year. Here’s a selection.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A City Where East Meets West and the Past Is Always Present

Richard Fidler’s “Ghost Empire” and Bettany Hughes’s “Istanbul” explore the intricate, improbable history of one of the world’s great urban centers.

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LIVE MARKETS-Pre-morning European stocks roundup: what's on the radar

* European stock futures open higher * Euro zone services PMI to show continued momentum * Debenhams likely to sink after profit warning * Asian stocks scaled 10-year peak * Iran unrest pours extra fuel on oil rally Jan 4(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@re

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This is what subzero temperatures look like

Below-freezing temperatures across the country have resulted in frozen waterfalls, traffic pile-ups and frostbite.

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Opinion: Nothing affects Trump more than what people say

With his latest tweetstorm, addressing everything from North Korea's nuclear threat to the mythical "Deep State" inside the Justice Department, Donald Trump has fallen through the floor of comedy and into the basement of tragedy.

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Opinion: What Iran protesters are really saying

Too often the discourse that emerges from media coverage of Iran co-opts the struggle of ordinary people in order to reinforce a specific narrative. But to really understand what is happening in Iran, you only need to listen directly to the voices of the Iranian people.

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Just what exactly is a 'bomb cyclone'?

CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray explains what a "bomb cyclone" is and and how it forms.

The Woman in the Window (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: ‘The Woman in the Window’ Nods to Classics Old and New, From Hitchcock to ‘The Girl on the Train’

A. J. Finn’s psychological thriller is about a woman who believes she’s witnessed a crime in a neighboring building.

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Read Trump's complete statement about Bannon

The White House on Wednesday released a 266-word statement from President Donald Trump slamming former chief strategist Steve Bannon after excerpts adapted from a new book quoted Bannon as calling the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting "treasonous." Read Trump's statement:

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Read Trump’s Reaction to Steve Bannon’s Comments

President Trump hit back at the former White House chief strategist through a statement saying that Mr. Bannon had nothing to do with his “historic victory.”

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Nissan working on mind-reading cars

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What it actually takes to launch a nuclear strike

President Donald Trump warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday that he has a nuclear "button" on his desk at all times and boasted that the US has "much bigger & more powerful" nuclear weapons -- a stunning threat that has once again raised questions over what it takes to actually launch a nuclear warhead.

Bass, Fred nytimes.com

Fred Bass, Who Made Strand Bookstore a Mecca, Dies at 89

Building on what his father began, Mr. Bass ultimately oversaw a bustling emporium housing “18 miles of books” in Lower Manhattan, with outposts here and there.

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LIVE MARKETS-MiFID II: Are secondary brokers already missing out?

* European stocks rise * Next drives retail sector up after strong Christmas update * Tech stocks, industrials make gains * 2017 sees record number of deals worldwide * MiFID II reforms, U.S. Fed FOMC minutes in focus Jan 3 (Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reu

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BRIEF-Abbott gets New FDA Labeling For Some Of Its MRI-Ready Devices

* NEW FDA MR-CONDITIONAL LABELING APPROVALS FURTHER EXPAND ABBOTT'S PORTFOLIO OF MRI-READY DEVICES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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What are the world's safest airlines for 2018?

There's never been a safer time to hop on a plane.

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Alpine skiing: Speed queen Vonn ready for battle in Pyeongchang

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn has vowed not to take the safe option at what are likely to be her last Winter Olympics next month despite being dogged by questions about her health after recent crashes.

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What it's like for Iran's expats to watch protests unfold

Alaleh Kamran is having flashbacks. Since protests broke out in her home country of Iran last week, the Los Angeles resident has been glued to the news, social media and Telegram, the app used by many Iranians to communicate.

Romney, Mitt nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What Has Mitt Romney Learned?

If the 2012 Republican presidential nominee returns to politics, will he grasp his own role in what happened in 2016?

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: No Light at the End of This Tunnel

Ian Black’s “Enemies and Neighbors” sees no clear solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What Happens When You Go Under

Two new books by Kate Cole-Adams and Henry Jay Przybylo look at the mysteries of anesthesia.

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LIVE MARKETS-European shares seen edging higher -spreadbetters

Jan 3(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net

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Here's what Trump has been tweeting about on his first work day of 2018

President Donald Trump spent much of his first morning back at the White House Tuesday sending out a flurry of tweets that took aim at Democrats, Iran, Huma Abedin and the new publisher of The New York Times.

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Golf: Confident Spieth ready to be 'the man' in 2018

(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth's victory in last year's British Open had boosted his self-belief, convinced him to ignore any critical nay-sayers and gave him the confidence to become 'the man' in golf in 2018, even if Tiger Woods was planning a comeback.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

What’s Behind Iran’s Protests?

Widespread protests continue in Iran. It’s the largest unrest since the 2009 demonstrations against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, then the president. But this time it’s different. Here’s why.

Dancing nytimes.com

Ballet Leaders Allowed Peter Martins to Act With Impunity, Dancers Say

Current and former dancers and executives at New York City Ballet say that some leaders were enamored with or fearful of Mr. Martins.

Neon in Daylight (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: ‘Neon in Daylight’ Lights Up Ambivalence With Shades of Didion and Others

Hermione Hoby’s first novel is about characters struggling to connect to their desires in the months before Hurricane Sandy hits New York.

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What is DACA and why is it ending?

President Donald Trump on Tuesday sought to blame Democrats for a thorny debate over what to do about a popular immigration program -- a program the President and his administration decided to end.

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Immune cells linked to very early spread of breast cancer

(Reuters Health) - Normal immune cells that live near milk ducts in healthy breast tissue may play a key role in helping early breast cancer cells leave the breast for other parts of the body, researchers say.

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What the big names in finance think about bitcoin

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Emerging markets sailed through storms in 2017. What next?

LONDON (Reuters) - After a year of double-digit returns, one of the key questions for emerging markets in 2018 is whether they will continue to be insulated from one another's crises.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Essay: How Langston Hughes Brought His Radical Vision to the Novel

Poor black lives weren’t depicted in the serious fiction of Hughes’s day. As Angela Flournoy notes, his debut novel, “Not Without Laughter,” changed that.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: We Are What We Read

Two new books, by Martin Puchner and Abigail Williams, explore how literature has shaped human society.

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LIVE MARKETS-What you need to know so far

* Futures up across major European benchmarks * FTSE futures weaker * Manufacturing PMIs in focus Jan 2(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net What you need to know so far: Good morning and happy new year! European stocks are gearing up for a

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.

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What North Korean propaganda posters reveal

To the outside world, North Korean propaganda posters are notorious for their militaristic and anti-American messages. Recent topics include Donald Trump being attacked with an axe and missiles pointing at Capitol Hill.

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What propaganda tells us about North Korea

Books and Literature nytimes.com

A Literary Portrait of Richard Avedon Causes Controversy

A book about the photographer by his longtime business manager has drawn criticism from Avedon’s friends and colleagues, who say it is riddled with errors and falsehoods.

Fire Sermon (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Sex and Faith Overheat in Jamie Quatro’s ‘Fire Sermon’

Quatro’s first novel, following an acclaimed collection of stories, is about

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Essay: What to Read if You Want to Know More About North Korea

Nicholas Kristof recommends books about one of the most closed countries on Earth.

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Comedian says what he'd do as president

Comedian Dave Chappelle and musician John Mayer tell Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen what their first act as president would be.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Sentient-Being Diet

Making New Year resolutions as a hedge against apocalypse.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Goddess of Anarchy’

Jacqueline Jones discusses her new biography of Lucy Parsons, a woman born into slavery who became an outspoken advocate for the working classes.

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WhatsApp messaging service returns after global outage

Dec 31 (Reuters) - WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a global outage for about an hour on Sunday before the problem was fixed.

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Bernstein: Trump's lawyers tell him what he wants to hear on Russia

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said Sunday that President Donald Trump's lawyers are telling him what he wants to hear about the probe ending soon to prevent Trump from firing Mueller.

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What's behind the Iranian protests?

The largest public display of discontent in Iran since the 2009 Green Movement has brought about a series of tweets from US President Donald Trump, pushback from the Iranian government and a scene that might have been unfathomable a decade ago -- protesters challenging the rule of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

A Year of Animal Oddities Around the World: 7 Reader Favorites

From rare white giraffes to criminal donkeys to chilly elephants, take a look at some of our strangest stories about animals in 2017 that resonated with readers.

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Protests spread throughout the country

Anti-government protests have spread into several cities in Iran and President Trump is vocally supporting the protesters.

Civilian Casualties nytimes.com

10 of Our Best Weekend Reads + One Great Video

The magazine looks back at artists, innovators and thinkers we lost this year. Styles offers a lesson in cryptokitties (I had to Google it, too). And Metropolitan offers lessons in happiness from those who have lots of experience.

healthNews reuters.com

Zambia president orders military to help fight cholera spread

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian President Edgar Lungu has directed the military to help fight the spread of cholera, which has killed 41 people in the nation's capital and made more than 1,500 others sick since late September.

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Golf: Tiger hopes to play full 2018 but not yet ready to commit

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods hopes to play a full 2018 schedule, he said on Friday, while at the same time declining to commit even to competing in February's Genesis Open which is run by his foundation.