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Op-Ed Columnist: Attacking the ‘Woke’ Black Vote

The Russia indictment shows that black folks had unwanted hands on their backs, nudging them toward apathy.


Alpine skiing: Venier sets women's downhill pace with Goggia, Vonn on her tail

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Stephanie Venier set the fastest time in second training for the women's downhill at the Winter Olympics on Monday but race favorites Sofia Goggia and Lindsey Vonn were close behind.


Air New Zealand warns of flight disruptions as Cyclone Gita bears down

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Air New Zealand warned on Monday flights in and out of New Zealand faced major disruptions this week due to Cyclone Gita, set to hit the country on Tuesday, and encouraged passengers to defer traveling.

United States Politics and Government

Editorial: Trump’s ‘Best People’ and Their Dubious Ethics

There are so many scandals in this administration that many aren’t getting the attention they deserve.

Cruz, Nikolas

Family Who Took Florida Suspect In: ‘We Just Didn’t Know’

When the Snead family invited Nikolas Cruz to live with them, they said, they knew he was troubled and owned guns, but had no inkling of the deadly violence to come.

Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributors: Did George Washington Predict Donald Trump?

In an era of disunity, partisanship and allegations of Russian election meddling, the first president’s farewell address seems prescient.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Columnist: Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

He either believes Putin’s denials, or more likely, is afraid of what the Russians have on him.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Let My Classmates’ Deaths Be in Vain

I am a freshman at the high school where 17 people were killed. If you have a heart, you need to advocate for change so this never happens again.


Op-Ed Contributors: A Placeholder Prime Minister Departs. What Comes Next?

In Ethiopia, continued authoritarianism in the face of fierce and determined protests will be futile.


Exclusive: For now, U.S. wants Europeans just to commit to improve Iran deal

WASHINGTON/PARIS/MUNICH (Reuters) - The United States has sketched out a path under which three key European allies would simply commit to try to improve the Iran nuclear deal over time in return for U.S. President Donald Trump keeping the pact alive by renewing U.S. sanctions relief in May.

Children and Childhood

Op-Ed Columnist: Letting American Kids Die

Guns, infant mortality and car crashes show that we’re behind other wealthy nations.


Federer downs Seppi to reach Rotterdam final

(Reuters) - New world number one Roger Federer delivered another polished performance to beat Andreas Seppi 6-3 7-6(3) in the semi-final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam on Saturday.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: Russia Wanted Trump to Win. And It Wanted to Get Caught.

Its election interference didn’t aim at just the outcome — it also targeted attitudes toward our democracy.


Brazil Looks to Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Bitter Election

Officials from the judiciary and law enforcement are teaming up to try to prevent voters from being misled, arguing that freedom of speech cannot come at the cost of a tainted election.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Columnist: Appeasing the Trigger Gods

Despite tears and shattered hearts, President Trump and Congress will do nothing.

United States Politics and Government

Editorial: Donald Trump and the Undoing of Justice Reform

The president and his attorney general have a backward worldview that is translating into regressive policies.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Columnist: No Country for Young Men With AR-15s

A restriction compatible with a vision of armed citizenship.

Liberalism (US Politics)

Op-Ed Columnist: You’re Wrong! I’m Right!

On both sides we’re too quick to reject the other’s views.

Embargoes and Sanctions

Op-Ed Contributor: Nikki Haley: The U.N.’s Uncomfortable Truths About Iran

A new report proves that Tehran is violating the international weapons embargo, with deadly consequences.


Christopher Bailey Takes a Final Walk Down the Burberry Runway

Mr. Bailey is leaving the company he led as both chief designer and C.E.O. A new management team now has to revive the brand’s critical and financial fortunes.

Teens raised on lockdown drills feel the weight of the Florida shooting

Teens are not staying silent about what happened at a high school in Florida this week.


Op-Ed Columnist: Awaken, Poland, Before It’s Too Late

The Polish lurch into illiberalism and rewritten history is an immediate danger to the European idea.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Visits Florida Hospital That Treated School Shooting Victims

“It’s very sad something like that could happen,” a solemn Mr. Trump told reporters afterward.


Op-Ed Contributors: Justice for Our Children, Killed by ISIS

A plea from four American couples whose children were brutally slain in Syria: Try the murderers, but don’t make them martyrs by executing them.

Family Leaves

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Don’t We Just Do Paid Family Leave the Right Way?

Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump have endorsed a plan that gets us started.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Copycat Threats and Jittery Nerves Force School Shutdowns Across the U.S.

After the Florida shooting, schools are re-evaluating their security, and some have shut down in response to ominous phone calls or social media posts.

United States Politics and Government

Russians Bought Bank Accounts From California Man, Mueller Says

A California man illegally provided hundreds of bank account numbers to a Russian social media operation, the special counsel revealed.

United States Politics and Government

Congress Struggles for Path Forward on Immigration

After legislative efforts collapsed Thursday in the Senate, lawmakers in the House and Senate struggled for a path forward to protect the “Dreamers.”

Mueller, Robert S III

Op-Ed Contributor: Message to Trump: Let Mueller Do His Job

The indictments of 13 Russians for interfering in the 2016 election are a wakeup call for all Americans.

United States Politics and Government

Kelly Orders Overhaul to White House Security Clearance After Abuse Claims

The changes require F.B.I. officials to directly report to the White House counsel concerns that they uncover during the background investigation of the president’s top aides.

United States Politics and Government

Special Counsel Issues Indictment Against 13 Russian Nationals Over 2016 Election

The special counsel charged 13 foreigners associated with Russia and three Russian organizations with illegally using social media platforms to sow political discord.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: Indictments Present a New Political Reality for a President Crying ‘Hoax’

By laying out in excruciating detail the evidence of Russian meddling spanning the last four years, the special counsel instantly created a new political reality for President Trump.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: Senators, Dreamers Have Been Watching You

Every vote to protect Dreamers like me failed yesterday, and I am relieved.

Analysis: Mueller just made it impossible for Trump to continue to call this investigation a 'total hoax'

On Friday afternoon, the Justice Department announced that special counsel Robert Mueller had indicted 13 Russian nationals for their roles in attempted meddling in the 2016 election.


Gunfire rumors prompt brief lockdown at Washington state college

(Reuters) - A college near Seattle locked down its campus for about two hours on Friday, prompting police to respond to reports of gunfire that turned out to be unfounded, according to the college and police.

Federal Taxes (US)

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Twin Deficits (Wonkish)

It’s not a repeat of Reaganomics, but it rhymes

College in Washington state on lockdown after reports of gunfire

Highline College in Washington state is on lockdown after reports of gunfire on the campus south of Seattle, the college said Friday morning in Facebook posts and automated phone recordings. "Lockdown. This is not a drill. Close doors, close windows. Police are responding to campus," one post reads.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Administration Recommends Stiff Penalties on Steel and Aluminum Imports

The Commerce Department said foreign metals pose a threat to national security, setting the stage for President Trump to determine what trade action to take.


Israeli protesters urge Netanyahu to step down over bribery allegations

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli demonstrators gathered in Tel Aviv on Friday to urge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign after police recommended he be charged with bribery in two corruption cases.

Computers and the Internet

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Tyranny of Convenience

All the personal tasks in our lives are being made easier. But at what cost?

National Endowment for the Humanities

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Betrays the Bards of Hard Work

Blue-collar America needs storytellers. Storytellers need money.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Op-Ed Contributor: Saving Winter Is More Than About Snow. It’s About Jobs.

Aggressive action on the climate is essential to save the sports celebrated at the Winter Games and the businesses that depend on them.


Lost in translation? GM plant shutdown shocks South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - Only weeks into a new job heading General Motors Co's international operations, Barry Engle flew into a frigid South Korea in January and held a series of meetings with government officials to discuss the future of GM's loss-making local unit.


INSIGHT-Lost in translation? GM plant shutdown shocks South Korea

* GM's plant closure "shock and surprise" - S.Korean officials

United States Politics and Government

YouTube Comment Seen as Early Warning in Shooting Left Little for F.B.I. to Investigate

A commenter who shared a name with the suspect in the Florida school vowed to become a “professional school shooter” in a disturbing post that the authorities examined last fall.

Gun Control

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Bad Parent Caucus

Stuff the thoughts, hold the prayers, and do something to stop school shootings.

Education (K-12)

Op-Ed Columnist: The Rise of the Amphibians

Millennials who can thrive in radically different environments may save the world.

Rebuffing Sessions, senators advance criminal justice reform bill

Senators of both parties on Thursday moved forward their long-odds legislation to enact some degree of reform for the federal criminal justice system.


Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux separate

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jennifer Aniston and husband Justin Theroux announced their separation on Thursday after less than three years of marriage, immediately sparking speculation that the former "Friends" star might reunite with her first spouse, Brad Pitt.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Op-Ed Contributor: The Things We Know About School Shooters

Law enforcement officials and mental health experts have learned a lot about how to identify and intervene against potentially violent students.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Op-Ed Contributor: A Killing in Saskatchewan

For Canada to mend its systemic inequalities, the country needs to first address its problem with racism against indigenous people.

Republican Party

Op-Ed Columnist: Budgets, Bad Faith and ‘Balance’

These days, the G.O.P. basically lies about everything.


Senate confirms Demers to head Justice Department national security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed John Demers to head the Justice Department's national security division, after a Republican senator lifted a hold he had put on some of the department's nominees in protest against the government's marijuana policy.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux say they've split

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have revealed they have been separated since late last year, according to a joint statement.

United States Politics and Government

Right and Left React to the Gun Control Debate After the Florida Shooting

Writers from across the political spectrum on the predictable debate over gun control in the wake of a mass shooting.

United States Politics and Government

On Washington: No Room for Debate: Senate Floor Fight Over Immigration Is a Bust

After raising expectations of an old-school fight, the Senate ended up gridlocked as usual, as leaders shied away from politically charged votes.

CDC: Flu vaccine just 36% effective this season

Flu season is still raging in the United States, yet already it ranks among the most difficult in recent years. One reason: This year's vaccine has been just 36% effective against both A and B virus strains, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Race and Ethnicity

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Wants to Make America White Again

Democrats should be enraged by the immigration policies championed by the White House.

United States Politics and Government

Senate Rejects Trump’s Immigration Plan

The measure would have severely limited chain migration, ended the visa lottery, funded the border wall and resolved the fate of the Dreamers.

Colleges and Universities

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A University of, by and for the People

Land-grant colleges give all Americans access to an education no matter how much money their parents have.


Rights group sues to block Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The ACLU filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging an Ohio law that criminalizes abortions if a doctor performing a termination is aware that the woman has received a diagnosis that her fetus has Down syndrome.

Race and Ethnicity

Op-Ed Contributor: Jacob Zuma and the Legacy of Race in South Africa

He governed as a man distorted by the violence and oppression of white supremacy.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to Firm of First Lady’s Adviser

The committee, which raised a record $107 million, detailed its finances in a tax filing, revealing that it donated less than expected to charity.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: The White House Flouts the First Rule of Crisis Communications: Get the Facts Out Fast

Its handling of Rob Porter’s resignation has become a case study in how shifting stories can make matters worse.


5 Cheap(ish) Things to Put on Any Gift Registry (Or Just Buy as Gifts)

If you choose to register, the key to creating a successful registry is to pick items you’ll realistically use and get value out of over time.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Op-Ed Columnist: American Disdain for Children’s Lives

Those kids had the misfortune of growing up in a country that didn’t care enough about their lives.

Income Inequality

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Is It So Hard for Democracy to Deal With Inequality?

Thomas Piketty has a few ideas.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Will the Supreme Court Become Trump’s Enabler?

The administration’s effort to rush a decision on DACA will test whether a rule-bound court is prepared to stand up to a norm-breaking president.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Scandal-Ridden Scoundrel

This is the politics of the petty, where people dance and shout as the republic burns.

Global Warming

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Spy’s Guide to Climate Change

The government’s intelligence agencies warn of big problems ahead, despite what the president might say.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: Trump Gets What He Wants in Immigration Debate: Quiet on the Right

The activism and outrage from conservatives that has killed past immigration deals is less vitriolic this time, perhaps because they sense they are winning.

Transit Systems

Op-Ed Contributor: Who Keeps Britain’s Trains Running? Europe

Britain is knitted together by transportation networks that are overwhelmingly in the hands of foreign states.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump Stain Spreads

In a White House without integrity, everything becomes tainted.


U.S. Senate showdown over 'Dreamer' immigrants seen Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan Senate plan to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation and pour billions of dollars into border security appeared headed toward a Senate showdown on Thursday as wary Democrats signaled that a solution could be close.

19-year-old suspected of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school was armed with an AR-15 style rifle and multiple magazines, sheriff says

Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old man suspected of gunning down at least 17 people Wednesday at a Parkland, Florida, high school, had once been expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.

Ex-FBI agent breaks down on air over latest school shooting

CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd on Wednesday choked back tears as he confronted the grim details of the nation's latest school shooting, a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that authorities say took the life of more than 17 people.


Op-Ed Contributor: Poor People Deserve Better Than Food in a Box

I know all about how people who use SNAP benefits are humiliated. A Trump proposal will make it worse.


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Superintendent had just honored the teacher of the year when he learned of the shooting

United States Politics and Government

When You’re in Love With Your Political Opposite

You vote red, I vote blue. Debate is hot, and so are you.

A photo of a rose just sold for $1 million

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Military Parade Could Cost $30 Million

President Trump wants a military parade. His budget director says it could cost the United States $30 million at a time of rising deficits.

Hockey, Ice

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How to Fix Olympic Ice Hockey

The N.H.L. must be forced or pressured to let its players compete.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Threatens to Veto Immigration Bills that Don’t Meet His Demands

He once said he would sign anything that reaches his desk, but President Trump on Wednesday issued a veto threat on immigration bills that don’t reflect his stand.


A Barrier Breaks: An Actress With Down Syndrome Plays the Lead

Jamie Brewer stars in “Amy and the Orphans,” about three siblings who reunite after their father’s death, and the road trip that follows.

Data Storage

Op-Ed Contributors: Don’t Let Criminals Hide Their Data Overseas

Bipartisan legislation before Congress would authorize the U.S. to obtain essential information on criminals and terrorists held on servers abroad.


Berlin film fest turns down #MeToo plea to turn red carpet black

BERLIN (Reuters) - Organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival on Wednesday declined a call to have movie stars walk a black, rather than red, carpet as a symbol of support for the campaign against sexual harassment in the industry.


U.S. regulator warns about Pratt engine shutdown risk on Airbus jets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New engines made by Pratt & Whitney for the latest Airbus single-aisle jetliner, the A320neo, pose a potential shutdown risk, the U.S. aviation regulator said on Wednesday.


Ice Hockey: Slovenia down U.S. 3-2 in overtime

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Slovenia came from two goals down in the third period to beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday in the opening round of the men's Olympic hockey tournament.


UPDATE 1-Shire ‍sees slowdown in earnings growth as generic rivals bite

LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Shire, which is splitting its rare disease and hyperactivity drugs into two units, said 2018 sales would grow in mid-single digits and profits would rise at an even slower pace, after 2017 earnings per share climbed 16 percent.

Prisons and Prisoners

Op-Ed Columnist: Death by Hanging in Tehran

The supposed “suicide” in prison of an Iranian-Canadian university professor is an outrage that reflects heightened tensions in Iran.

Joyce, Barnaby (1967- )

Op-Ed Contributor: Is Australia’s Media Too Prudish for a Sex Scandal?

Australia’s married deputy prime minister is having a child with a former staff member. The country’s media have been strangely reluctant to cover it.

United States Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What the White House Knew About Rob Porter

Maybe he was a great staff secretary. You can’t separate that from the allegations against him.


Exclusive: Dozens of refugee resettlement offices to close as Trump downsizes program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Refugee resettlement agencies are preparing to shutter more than 20 offices across the United States and cut back operations in more than 40 others after the State Department told them to pare their operations, according to plans seen by Reuters.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: The Pull of Populism

In year two, the Trump administration drifts back toward its campaign-season promises.


Op-Ed Contributor: What Will You Give Up for Lent?

Even if you’re not a Christian, the idea of going without for 40 days is not so bad.


American Biesemeyer ruled out of downhill due to injury

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Tommy Biesemeyer has been ruled out of the Olympic downhill after suffering an ankle injury during training, the U.S Ski and Snowboard Federation said in a statement on Wednesday.


UPDATE 1-Teck Resources Q4 adjusted profit in line with estimates

TORONTO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Canada's Teck Resources Ltd , the world's second-biggest exporter of steelmaking coal, reported an in-line fourth-quarter adjusted profit as lower operating costs helped offset a fall in sales of metallurgical coal.

United States Politics and Government

Corker Reconsiders Retirement, but He Must Win Over Trump to Do It

Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee is having second thoughts about retiring. But without President Trump’s support, he is unlikely to win the nomination.

Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Do Israeli Students Need to Visit Auschwitz?

A controversial law in Poland provides an opportunity to reassess Israel’s relationship with the memory of the Holocaust.


Asia shares wary of U.S. inflation, dollar breaks down

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets turned mixed on Wednesday as investor nerves were strained ahead of a U.S. inflation report that could soothe, or inflame, fears of faster rate hikes globally.


UPDATE 4-Australia's Myer CEO steps down, spurring shareholder revolt

* Biggest shareholder calling for leadership overhaul (Updates shares, adds CEO search under way)


Snowboarding: White wins third Olympic gold after halfpipe showdown

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Shaun White cemented his legacy as the most successful snowboarder of all time after winning a third Olympic gold medal in a spectacular Pyeongchang Winter Games halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park on Wednesday.


Op-Ed Columnist: Syria: You Own It, You Fix It, So Just Rent It

Everyone’s so loss averse that it’s unlikely anyone will get too reckless.


Kosovo's downhill dentist extracts most from debut Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dentist Albin Tahiri has waited years to become Kosovo's first Winter Olympian and now that he has made it to Pyeongchang, he is not doing things by halves.


Building diplomacy, not just walls: U.S. starts work on new Mexico embassy

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States broke ground on a new $943 million embassy in Mexico City on Tuesday, a move hailed by officials from both countries as a win for diplomacy after months of tension over President Donald Trump's plan to build a tall border wall.

Attacks on Police

Chicago Police Commander Killed on Busy Downtown Block

The commander, who was chasing a man near City Hall, was the fifth police officer in the United States to be fatally shot in the last week, and the 12th so far this year.

Slavery (Historical)

Op-Ed Contributor: How the Right Co-Opts Frederick Douglass

It cherry-picks his words to advance its narrow visions of libertarianism.


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Colorado shuts down funeral home operated by body parts broker

(Reuters) - Colorado officials indefinitely shut down the funeral home and crematory this week of a woman who runs a side business selling donated body parts from the same building.

Olympic Games

Op-Ed Columnist: The Ivanka Trump of North Korea? Oh, Please

Don’t blur the difference between a rogue state and America.


Twitter's CEO downplays chatter about possible acquisition

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday that he saw value in the social media network remaining an independent company, downplaying recent speculation by analysts that it could be an acquisition target.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Op-Ed Contributors: Treat Teenage Moms Like Moms, Not Children

In 11 states, adolescent mothers still need their own parents’ consent to receive contraceptives.

United States Politics and Government

A Former Pharmaceutical Executive Is Running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey

Bob Hugin announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the seat currently held by Democratic Senator Robert Menendez.


Apple CEO downplays special dividend at shareholder meeting

(Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook downplayed a suggestion that the company might issue a special dividend to shareholders with some of the $285 billion in cash that the company is now able to bring back from overseas.

United States Politics and Government

Russia Sees Midterm Elections as Chance to Sow Fresh Discord, Intelligence Chiefs Warn

As the midterm elections approach, Russia is likely to throw more propaganda at Americans in an effort to deepen political divisions, American intelligence chiefs said.

Not just Trump's idea: A short history on famous walls and the environment

Donald Trump isn't the first leader to want to put up a border wall.


Ice Hockey: U.S. women down Russia on strength of record-quickest goals

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson set an Olympic record for the fastest two goals scored by a single player, helping power the U.S. women's ice hockey team to a 5-0 win over an outgunned Olympic Athletes from Russia team on Tuesday.

United States Politics and Government

White House Was Warned of Rob Porter’s Background Months Earlier Than Acknowledged

The F.B.I. told White House officials last March about problems in the background of Rob Porter, the aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal. The White House has said it learned of the issues in July.


ANC orders Zuma to step down as South African president

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid 'Rainbow Nation'.


Broadcom reduces Qualcomm board nominees before March 6 showdown

(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd on Tuesday cut the number of board seats it was trying to win at Qualcomm Inc to six from 11, and reiterated that its offer for the company was only good until the conclusion of a March 6 shareholder meeting at the chipmaker.


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African National Congress

A.N.C. Tells Jacob Zuma to Step Down as South Africa President

It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Zuma, a masterful politician who has escaped many dire predicaments throughout his career, would oppose the effort.


Malaysia further downgrading ties with North Korea a year after airport assassination: sources

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - One year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur's airport, Malaysia is further downgrading once-close ties with Pyongyang, sources familiar with the government's plans said.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: Reagan’s ‘Party of Ideas’ Is Down to Just One: Tax Cuts

For today’s G.O.P., “right” or “wrong” is a question of whether it helps the party or not.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Feature: ‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’

How a group of five activists called the Valve Turners decided to fight global warming by doing whatever it takes.

Israeli Settlements

Op-Ed Contributor: Forget Trump’s U.S. as the Mideast’s Mediator

By taking the side of Israel, the president has shown America cannot be an honest broker for an Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Libel and Slander

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump Wants British Libel Laws. America Does Not.

Donald Trump sees the Constitution’s First Amendment as too permissive and seeks to import Britain’s weak libel laws.


North Korea warms to South Korea after visit, volume down on border propaganda

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader said he wants to boost the "warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue" with South Korea after his high-level delegation returned from a visit to the South, as his foes reiterated the need to keep up maximum pressure and sanctions.


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Sexual Harassment

Leader of Latino Business Group Steps Down Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said that its president and chief executive, Javier Palomarez, would step aside immediately.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: The End of the Two-Party System

We now have a scarcity mind-set, and that mentality and the perpetual warrior style it demands are incompatible with any civilized political creed.

United States Politics and Government

Accusations Against Aide Renew Attention on White House Security Clearances

More than a year after joining the White House as a senior adviser, the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is among those without a permanent security clearance.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Contributor: Background Checks Are Not the Answer to Gun Violence

There are problems in the background check system that need fixing. But even then, there are better ways to prevent mass shootings.

Education (K-12)

Op-Ed Contributor: Save Chicago’s Public Schools

Instead of trying to improve troubled schools, the city is shutting them down.

Hurricane Maria (2017)

Op-Ed Contributor: Puerto Rico Needs More Than Bandages

The island’s power and water utilities require wholesale rebuilding to achieve resilience against the next big storm.

Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Doesn’t Give a Dam

His infrastructure “plan” is an obvious scam. But why didn’t he offer something legit?

United States Politics and Government

Right and Left React to the Soaring Budget Deficit

Writers from across the political spectrum on the large deficits in the recently passed federal spending plan and on President Trump’s budget.

Mom breaks down during trial of child's murder

The mother of an 8-year-old girl breaks down while testifying against her child's alleged killer.

Defense and Military Forces

Op-Ed Contributor: The Middle East’s Coming War

Israel and Iran avoided a huge confrontation on Saturday. Next time we might not be so lucky.


Justice Department charges 'straw purchaser' in Ohio police shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it has charged an Ohio man with acting as a "straw purchaser" for a man accused of shooting and killed two police officers on Saturday.

Analysis: Michelle Obama's portrait doesn't look just like her. It doesn't have to.

The Obamas were back in Washington on Monday for the unveiling of their official portraits that will hang in the National Portrait Gallery. While Barack Obama's portrait -- the former president seated in a chair surrounded by flowers and leaves-- was intriguing, it was the depiction of former first lady Michelle Obama that stole the show -- primarily because some corners of the Internet (including me) didn't think the portrait looked much like Mrs. Obama.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: Is Trump Working On a Different Kind of ‘Massacre’?

The president may have learned from Nixon and his Saturday Night Massacre that purges are best done slowly.


Poor reviews aside, Justin Timberlake's 'Man of the Woods' is No.1

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Justin Timberlake snagged the No.1 Spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart with "Man of the Woods," despite harsh reviews and a Super Bowl halftime show that was deemed underwhelming on social media and by music critics.


Southwest resumes Chicago operations after de-icing breakdown

(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co said its operations mostly returned to normal at Chicago Midway Airport on Monday after the breakdown of one of its plane de-icing machines forced the cancellation of some 250 flights on Sunday.

London City Airport (London, England)

A Relic of World War II Shuts Down a London Airport

City Airport, in the East End, was in the safety exclusion zone after a 1,100-pound German bomb found during construction work.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Op-Ed Contributors: Republicans Need a Nudge to Lower Health Care Costs

The G.O.P. killed the Obamacare mandate. Automatic enrollment into insurance plans is a good way to replace it.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributors: Is Devin Nunes Obstructing Justice?

Lingering questions about his memo hang over how he runs the House Intelligence Committee.


Just Working Harder Won’t Get You Ahead. Working Smarter Will.

Yes, you have to put in the hours, but just as important is putting in the right type of hours.

The Supreme Court justice says she's not worried about a backlash and is putting her faith in millennials

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes the "#MeToo" movement will have "staying power" and that she doesn't worry about a serious backlash.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: G.O.P. Visions of Tectonic Realignment

Trump is a means to a conservative end.


Tonga braces as powerful Cyclone Gita bears down

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Pacific nation of Tonga braced for destructive winds and potential flash flooding from Tropical Cyclone Gita on Monday after the powerful storm pummeled Samoa over the weekend.

Ginsburg hopes for 9 women justices

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg talks about when there will be enough women in the Supreme Court.

Federal Taxes (US)

Op-Ed Columnist: Trumpism for Thee, but Not for Me

The president keeps protecting his supporters from his own policies.

Race and Ethnicity

Op-Ed Contributor: Democrats Can Win on Immigration

It’s morally just to stand up against hatred and bigotry. It’s also good politics.


Op-Ed Contributor: America’s Real Digital Divide

The problem isn’t that poor children don’t have access to computers. It’s that they spend too much time in front of them.

Roman Catholic Church

Catholic Bishop Says He’s Willing to Step Down for Vatican Deal With Beijing

Guo Xijin warned against government control of the church in China, but said he would respect any agreement the Vatican made with Beijing.

Defense and Military Forces

Op-Ed Contributor: Channeling Putin in Cairo

Elections coming up next month in Egypt look curiously like those in Russia — a Potemkin farce to assure an autocrat‘s grip on power.

Watch Israeli helicopter shoot down drone

CNN's Ian Lee reports on an Israeli combat helicopter successfully intercepting an Iranian drone that was launched from Syria, according to Israel Defense Forces.

Bannon: #MeToo movement could take down Trump

Author Joshua Green describes Steve Bannon's relationship with President Trump. Bannon told Green that he believes the #MeToo movement could be an existential threat to Republicans.


Credit Suisse hit by U.S. lawsuit over writedowns, says case "without merit"

ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse faces a U.S. class action lawsuit over $1 billion in writedowns it took in 2015 and 2016 linked to its trading division, Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung reported on Sunday, but the Swiss bank said the case was "without merit".

The plane went down near Moscow and had 65 passengers and six crew members on board, Russian officials and media report

A plane carrying 71 people crashed in the Moscow area Sunday, Russian state media news agency Tass reported.


Netanyahu says Israel undeterred after Syria shoots down F-16

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israeli forces would press ahead with Syria operations despite their loss of an advanced warplane to enemy fire for the first time in 36 years.

Pakistan Muslim League-N

Court Takes an Activist Role in Pakistan. Not Everyone Sees It as Just.

What some see as the vigorous exercise of justice, others view as a politically motivated effort to cast the governing party in a corrupt and ineffectual light.


U.S. rail official steps down after questions raised over outside work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Trump administration rail safety official resigned on Saturday after questions were raised about whether he was conducting outside work after taking the post, the U.S. Transportation Department said.


Op-Ed Columnist: Let’s Ban Porn

An immodest proposal for the era of #MeToo.

Immigration and Emigration

Op-Ed Columnist: President Trump, How Is This Man a Danger?

Immigration agents took away a chemistry professor about to drive his daughter to school.

Kelly, John F (1950- )

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Shows Us the Way

Will a new American identity be formed in the backwash to the brackish Trump era?


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Songs That Bind

Data drawn from Spotify listeners reveal that we are all teenagers in love.


Op-Ed Columnist: Corporations Will Inherit the Earth

If Washington shuts down, companies will step up. Do we really want that?

Gardens and Gardening

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Let Your Winter Garden Go Wild

The butterflies, birds and bees will thank you.

Traffic Accidents and Safety

Justin Trudeau’s Motorcade Involved in Minor Crash in California

A police officer was injured, but Mr. Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, was unhurt. The accident came after he gave a speech in Simi Valley, Calif.


Israeli jet shot down after bombing Iranian site in Syria

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Anti-aircraft fire downed an Israeli warplane returning from a bombing raid on Iran-backed positions in Syria on Saturday in the most serious confrontations yet between Israel and Iranian-backed forces based across the border.


Turkish helicopter shot down by Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin: Erdogan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish army helicopter was shot down by Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters near the north Syrian town of Afrin, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday and the Turkish military said two soldiers on board the aircraft died.


Norwegian racers out to erase downhill anomaly

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - A trio of Norwegian raiders -- "a joker and two pretty good cards" in the words of one of them -- have a chance to erase one of Alpine skiing's greatest anomalies in the men's downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday.

United States Politics and Government

As Other Aides Face Trump’s Ire Over Rob Porter’s Departure, Hope Hicks Is Praised

The president dismissed an idea circulated by some aides and allies that he’d been unhappy with Ms. Hope’s role in workshopping an initial forceful defense of Mr. Porter.

United States Politics and Government

White House Speechwriter Resigns Amid Abuse Accusations

He is the second Trump administration aide to resign this week after being accused of physical and emotional abuse toward a former wife.


McIlroy has putting meltdown as Johnson takes Pebble Beach lead

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy four-putted from six feet while Dustin Johnson avoided any similar mishaps to move into the halfway lead at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California on Friday.

Allen, Woody

Op-Ed Columnist: The Smearing of Woody Allen

Assuming that accusations are facts sends us down a dark path.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: One Honorable American’s Love of Trump

Lesson for Democrats: The same old won’t work in 2020.

Workplace Hazards and Violations

Op-Ed Contributor: A Waste Worker Dies Every Day

In his final speech, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King pushed for justice for sanitation workers. We haven’t done enough.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Blocks Release of Memo Rebutting Republican Claims

President Trump blocked the release of a classified Democratic memo, setting up a potential showdown with Congress over the fate of its contents.

Trump had met with Justice Dept. on Democrats' memo

The White House says President Donald Trump met with Justice officials and White House lawyers Friday on the Democrats' memo, is "weighing his options and will respond soon."

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Select the Worst Trump Minion

There are many choices for outstanding ineptitude and ability to create crises.


Trump signs deal to end brief agency shutdown, boost U.S. spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A brief U.S. government shutdown ended on Friday after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law a temporary spending deal expected to push budget deficits past $1 trillion annually with new military and domestic outlays.

No. 3 official at Justice Dept. stepping down

Rachel Brand, the third-ranking official at the Justice Department, is expected to resign Friday.

Brand, Rachel L

No. 3 Official at the Justice Department Is Stepping Down

The official, Rachel Brand, was widely seen as the most likely successor to Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees the inquiry into Russian influence in the 2016 election.


Hand-me-down plastic toys may not be good for kids

(Reuters Health) - Children who play with second-hand plastic toys may be exposed to unsafe levels of chemicals like lead and cadmium that have been linked to developmental problems and organ damage, a UK study suggests.

Interest Rates

Op-Ed Columnist: No Fairy, No Cry

G.O.P. fiscal policy is reprehensible, but it won’t cause a recession

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Contributor: Tillerson’s Attempt to Mend Ties in Latin America

While the secretary of state may have secured support for tighter sanctions on Venezuela, it was a narrow victory.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Praises Top Adviser Accused of Abusing Ex-Wives

“We wish him well,” the president said, as a nearly all-male top White House staff appears to have looked the other way about allegations against the disgraced adviser, Rob Porter.

United States Politics and Government

On Washington: For Republicans, the Tea Party Is Over

In embracing a costly new bipartisan budget bill, the party of fiscal restraint shows little restraint.


Slimmed-down 'fatberg' goes on display in London museum

LONDON (Reuters) - Pieces of a 130-tonne "fatberg", a ball of fat and waste that was discovered in a London sewer in late 2017, have gone on display at a museum in the city.

United States Economy

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The G.O.P. Is Flirting With Fiscal Disaster

Enormous deficits in the ninth year of an economic recovery, with unemployment down to 4.1 percent, make no sense.


Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown, increase U.S. spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress ended a brief government shutdown on Friday by reaching a wide-ranging deal that is expected to push budget deficits into the $1 trillion-a-year zone.


Trump signs spending bill into law, ending short shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed a stopgap funding measure into law on Friday, ending a short federal government shutdown after Congress let a midnight deadline slip.

President tweets he has signed the bipartisan bill passed by Congress to end a brief government shutdown


Congress votes to end brief government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate early on Friday morning in approving a bill to end an overnight federal shutdown, sparing Republicans further embarrassment and averting serious interruption of the government's business.

Pediatrician: 'Flu just spread like wildfire'

From coast to coast, pediatricians in the United States say this year's flu season ranks among the toughest they've seen.


Quake-hit Taiwan city winds down rescue efforts, five still missing

HUALIEN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Rescue operations in Taiwan started to wind down on Friday after a devastating 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the tourist area of Hualien this week, taking a toll of 12 dead and five missing.