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31 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Le Creuset to Carhartt

31 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Le Creuset to Carhartt

We found some excellent deals this week — if we do say so ourselves. Allow us to present you with a $9 Lululemon bra, a $10 Martha Stewart-designed pillow, and some purple Uggs we can’t stop thinking about.
Republicans: There’s No Point in More Evidence, Trump Will Just Obstruct It

Republicans: There’s No Point in More Evidence, Trump Will Just Obstruct It

If the president don’t turn over any of the relevant documents, you must acquit. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images Republicans have spent the impeachment trial alternatively arguing that the House had not produced enough evidence to prove its case, and that more evidence is unnecessary. Last night, they introduced a novel new argument: It would be…
Brexit Is Finally Happening, But the Drama Is Far From Over

Brexit Is Finally Happening, But the Drama Is Far From Over

Photo: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images Three and a half years after U.K. voters narrowly approved a referendum to quit the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal cleared its last parliamentary hurdles on Wednesday and received royal assent from the Queen to become law. The U.K. is now set to leave the bloc…
Frank Rich: Trump’s Impeachment Puts the Senate on Trial

Frank Rich: Trump’s Impeachment Puts the Senate on Trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell makes his way to the Senate floor on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today, the value of the Senate impeachment trial, the Democrats’ response…
You Can’t Reform the Presidential Nominating Process With Wishes

You Can’t Reform the Presidential Nominating Process With Wishes

You can’t get these Iowans to give up their first-in-the-nation caucus overnight. Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images This always happens in the quadrennial run-up to the Iowa caucuses, which since at least 1976 have kicked off the presidential nominating process: the intense desire among media types and some political operatives for something entirely different. Perhaps it’s…
All the Dogs, Raccoons, and Turkeys Delaying Your Morning Commute

All the Dogs, Raccoons, and Turkeys Delaying Your Morning Commute

Two goats wandered onto the N line tracks in Brooklyn in August 2018. Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit It’s not just raccoons that have slowed the subway. Dogs, geese, possums, and turkeys are among the animals that delayed close to 900 trains since 2016 — and 238 last year, according…
Inside Day Two of Trump’s Impeachment Trial: Crosswords, Milk, and Ted Cruz’s Contraband Phone

Inside Day Two of Trump’s Impeachment Trial: Crosswords, Milk, and Ted Cruz’s Contraband Phone

But his mind is still on the crossword. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP/Shutterstock Senate Republicans make a terrible studio audience for the taping of a live television show. The first day of oral arguments allotted to the House managers was clearly not intended for those inside the Senate chamber. They laid out a chronology of the Ukraine…
What We Learned on Day Two of the Trump Impeachment Trial

What We Learned on Day Two of the Trump Impeachment Trial

Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff in his element. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Day one of the Trump impeachment trial saw a fractious seesaw of contending arguments over a long series of Democratic amendments to Mitch McConnell’s “organizing resolution” to guide the proceeding. Day two of the trial was much smoother and more coherent. Under McConnell’s…
Netflix Beat Wall Street Forecasts. So Why Did Its Stock Fall?

Netflix Beat Wall Street Forecasts. So Why Did Its Stock Fall?

Photo: Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images for Netflix Netflix announced its fourth-quarter 2019 earnings on Tuesday after the market close. The company beat Wall Street estimates for both earnings growth and subscriber growth. Naturally, the stock fell 3.6 percent on Wednesday. Why are investors nervous about Netflix despite its apparently good headline performance? There are two…
The Email I Send to Brides Looking for Pre-Wedding Skin-Care Advice

The Email I Send to Brides Looking for Pre-Wedding Skin-Care Advice

A few months ago, I received a series of frantic texts from a friend of mine who’d recently gotten engaged. She wanted me to tell her exactly what she should buy to begin to get her skin into shape for her wedding day. I, of course, responded with a psychotically long email explaining what products…
43 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Woman (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

43 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Woman (That You Can Buy on...

Photo: Courtesy of the retailer As we noted in our mega gift guide for every kind of mom, not all women like the same things. Some are into fuzzy, pink handcuffs. Others like three-pound gummy worms. Bearing that in mind, we’ve attempted to find Valentine’s Day gifts for several dozen specific female archetypes that we…
In Conversation: Frank Gehry

In Conversation: Frank Gehry

Nearly 91, the starchitect with the soul of an artist does not know how to retire. Photo: Amanda Demme With his 91st birthday (on February 28) a month away, the architect Frank Gehry has made few concessions to life in his tenth decade. Standing on the mezzanine of his vast Los Angeles studio, looking down…
At the Senate Trial, There Was Snoozing, Stealth Snacking, and Mitch McConnell’s Very Tidy Desk

At the Senate Trial, There Was Snoozing, Stealth Snacking, and Mitch McConnell’s Very Tidy...

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The first full day of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors felt more like Groundhog Day than The West Wing. On Tuesday, the Senate spent the day and much of the night debating rules drawn up by Republican leader Mitch McConnell that would limit any…
What Did We Learn on Day One of the Impeachment Trial?

What Did We Learn on Day One of the Impeachment Trial?

A U.S. Capitol Police officer stands guard inside the Capitol building where the Senate impeachment trial began on Monday. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images In a long, long proceeding in the Senate that began early Tuesday afternoon — wherein we got to hear from the House impeachment managers and the president’s attorneys at considerable length —…
A New Conservative Theory of Why America Is So Polarized

A New Conservative Theory of Why America Is So Polarized

Photo: Junfu Han/Detroit Free Press/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Christopher Caldwell is not a household name. But for the relatively small set of people who care deeply about political writing, he is a towering figure. His prose — full of wit and irony, enlivened by an eye for paradox and the telling detail, informed…
The Times Dual Endorsement of Klobuchar and Warren Isn’t Nuts

The Times Dual Endorsement of Klobuchar and Warren Isn’t Nuts

Not peas in a pod by any means, but they have some important things in common. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images The New York Times has gotten a lot of flak (nicely summarized by my colleague Adam Raymond) for its dual endorsement of Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren over the weekend. Some objected to the Times’…
Peter Thiel’s Latest Venture Is the American Government

Peter Thiel’s Latest Venture Is the American Government

Peter Thiel. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images In mid-January, at the conclusion of a special meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society, the venerable free-market organization, after appearances by Condoleezza Rice and Niall Ferguson, Peter Thiel was slated to give closing remarks on “Big Tech and the Question of Scale.” The keynote was the latest in a…
The Voice of a Generation

The Voice of a Generation

Michael Barbaro made the New York Times podcast The Daily a raging success. Or is it the other way around? Photo: David Williams Dana,” says the voice you know by now, in audible all caps. “WHEN DID THE UNITED STATES START TO FEEL A SENSE OF ANXIETY …” A pregnant pause. “Too much,” he says.…
Now We Know What Would Have Happened If Joe McCarthy Became President

Now We Know What Would Have Happened If Joe McCarthy Became President

Roy Cohn, left, with Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy Photo: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images At times throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has described various antagonists as forms of “McCarthyism.” The Obama administration’s imagined wiretap of his office, the Mueller investigation, the House Judiciary Committee probe into his finances, and actress Debra Messing’s request that donors at a…
How the Impeachment Trial Affects Sanders, Warren, and Klobuchar in Iowa

How the Impeachment Trial Affects Sanders, Warren, and Klobuchar in Iowa

Senator Elizabeth Warren and former housing secretary Julian Castro pose for pictures with guests during a campaign stop at Fisher Elementary School on January 12, 2020 in Marshalltown, Iowa. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images In the days leading up to the Iowa caucuses, a number of leading presidential candidates won’t be meeting voters or giving speeches.…
One of These People Could Beat Trump, Right?

One of These People Could Beat Trump, Right?

Ad will collapse in seconds… vision 2020 Jan. 20, 2020 Two weeks out from the Iowa caucus, it’s an unprecedented four-way deadlock. Ready, set, go! Photo: Mark Ostow In the final days before the Iowa caucuses every four years, it’s typical for campaign aides and reporters, and baristas and taxi drivers, and any Iowan who’s ever…
Trump Lawyers Argue No President Can Be Impeached for Any Abuse of Power

Trump Lawyers Argue No President Can Be Impeached for Any Abuse of Power

Trump’s real affection is for authoritarianism. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Yesterday, in response to a detailed 111-page brief outlining the House of Representatives’ case for impeachment, President Trump’s legal time filed a six-page response. It is notable primarily for advancing an audacious and highly dangerous constitutional claim: that a president cannot be impeached for any…
Steve Bannon Wants to Save Trump — So He’s Launched a Podcast

Steve Bannon Wants to Save Trump — So He’s Launched a Podcast

One of Bannon’s key arguments is the Republicans should be demanding and facilitating an extended Senate trial—in contrast to the strategy that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced. Photo: Kay Nietfeld/Picture Alliance via Getty Image It’s been two and a half years since Steve Bannon was exiled from the Trump administration, but the former…
12 Products That Delighted Us Last Week: From Dining Tables to Dik-Diks

12 Products That Delighted Us Last Week: From Dining Tables to Dik-Diks

Photo: Courtesy of the retailers We write about hundreds of products a week. Here, in our version of the Sunday circular, we’ve plucked out some of our favorites — expert-recommended essentials, life-changing stuff you didn’t know you needed, newly-launched gizmos, and the very good deals we uncovered while trolling through the vast online-shopping universe this past week. Flash Furniture Metal Indoor-Outdoor…
In Trump’s Impeachment, Republicans Don’t Even Know What They’re Covering Up

In Trump’s Impeachment, Republicans Don’t Even Know What They’re Covering Up

Photo: U.S. House of Representatives By the time the House voted to impeach Donald Trump in mid-December, a grim anti-climactic feel had settled upon the proceedings. Senate Republicans, unimpressed by hundreds of pages of testimony and documents establishing the president’s scheme to extort Ukraine to smear his domestic opponents, would dispatch the articles of impeachment…
Why Instagram Makes Its Filters So Hard to Find

Why Instagram Makes Its Filters So Hard to Find

Photo: courteneycoxofficial/Instagram A couple of weekends ago, I was hanging out with some friends (brag) watching football (brag?). Football is a nice sport to watch because you don’t have to really pay attention to it. Almost nothing is happening 95 percent of the time, which gives you and your buds plenty of opportunity to talk…
Why Isn’t Rudy Giuliani on Trump’s Impeachment Team? Depends On Whom You Ask.

Why Isn’t Rudy Giuliani on Trump’s Impeachment Team? Depends On Whom You Ask.

The Dispensable Man. Photo: The Washington Post/The Washington Post via Getty Im As news broke on Friday that Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz would be joining President Trump’s legal team for the Senate impeachment trial, Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, tweeted, “Please add Rudy. Please.” Bharara and The…
Is There a Way to Acknowledge America’s Progress?

Is There a Way to Acknowledge America’s Progress?

Photo: Brendan Smialowski/2009 Getty Images The present is female. And the future will be as well. This past week, as hands were wrung over whether a female president is possible, we learned that there are now slightly more women in the workplace than men. It happened before briefly in 2009, when the Great Recession destroyed…
A Baseball Expert’s Guide to the Nutty MLB Cheating Scandal

A Baseball Expert’s Guide to the Nutty MLB Cheating Scandal

Where’s the buzzer?? Photo: Elsa/Getty Images The sign-stealing scandal that has enveloped Major League Baseball seems to morph, alter, and expand by the second. It can be difficult to keep up, even if you’re not a seasoned fan. So allow me, an Officially Licensed and Certified Baseball Expert, to walk you through how it all…
35 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From A.P.C. to Snow Peak

35 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From A.P.C. to Snow Peak

Photo: Courtesy of the retailers. Rarely do we have to restrain ourselves from buying so many things in a Friday sales roundup, which is likely because there are just so many sales-on-sales right now. Below, the tulip lamps, Adidas by Stella McCartney leggings, COS hats, and Snow Peak mugs we’re going gaga over. Everlane Modern…
What Are the Best Workout Shoes for Men?

What Are the Best Workout Shoes for Men?

Photo: courtesy Chartoff-Winkler Productions Finding the right pair of shoes for your workout can be a tricky enterprise — not only should they feel comfortable, but they should look good enough that you’ll actually want to wear them (although there is something to be said for comfortable ugly shoes). But the line between form and…
William Barr Is Going After Trump’s Enemies One by One

William Barr Is Going After Trump’s Enemies One by One

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images In May of 2016, shortly after Donald Trump had wrapped up his party’s nomination, but when the notion he might win the presidency seemed remote at best, Benjamin Wittes wrote one of the very early essays attempting to analyze how an obviously authoritarian president might abuse his powers. “The soft spot,…
On Day One of the Senate Impeachment Trial, Everyone Was Nervous — and a Little Awkward

On Day One of the Senate Impeachment Trial, Everyone Was Nervous — and a...

Chief Justice John Roberts heading into the Senate Chamber. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images The first day of the impeachment trial was solemn, it was serious — and it felt at times like watching a grade-school fire drill. The Senate is set up not only as a legislative chamber but a performance space as…
Bernie Sanders’s Foreign Policy Is Too Evidence-Based for the Beltway’s Taste

Bernie Sanders’s Foreign Policy Is Too Evidence-Based for the Beltway’s Taste

A reasonable man. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images A few weeks ago, the Washington Post published a trove of confidential documents detailing “explicit and sustained efforts by the U.S. government to deliberately mislead the public” about the prospects for victory in Afghanistan. These papers revealed that America’s military commanders distorted “statistics to make it appear the…
40 Gifts for Every Type of Sister (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

40 Gifts for Every Type of Sister (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

Photo: Courtesy of retailer Sisters, just like wives and girlfriends, run the gamut. Your kid sister probably isn’t going to like the same thing as your sister with a newborn or your sister who’s a cat lady. Add in the fact that, unlike shopping for your wife or girlfriend, you may have more than one…
Let’s Hear More About What 2020 Democrats Can Actually Do

Let’s Hear More About What 2020 Democrats Can Actually Do

Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Senator Elizabeth Warren at the September Democratic primary debate in Houston, Texas. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images An awful lot of the time spent in seven Democratic presidential debates, including the one this week in Des Moines, revolved around questions aimed at determining these candidates’ backgrounds and…
When Buying in Bulk Is a Mistake

When Buying in Bulk Is a Mistake

You might not need all that. Photo: DOMINIC BRACCO II / PRIME/The Washington Post via Getty Im I like the way Andrew Tobias talks about bulk buying in The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need: You can think of each bulk purchase as an investment, with a return equal to the savings you accrue by…
Why Don’t Black Voters Support Pete Buttigieg? That Might Be the Wrong Question.

Why Don’t Black Voters Support Pete Buttigieg? That Might Be the Wrong Question.

Presidential candidate and former-South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images During Tuesday’s primary debate in Iowa, CNN moderator Abby Phillip asked Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, if he’d considered that his failure to gain traction among black voters was more than a matter of them simply not knowing him…
13 Things That’ll Almost Definitely Sell Out: From Balenciaga to Reese’s Pieces

13 Things That’ll Almost Definitely Sell Out: From Balenciaga to Reese’s Pieces

As usual, you’ll find a motley assortment of items in this, our latest edition of Don’t Dilly, our look at the recent launches worth pouncing on. Among them: the “Big Puffs” that have sent the cereal world into a tizzy, West Elm’s first foray into hemp bedding, and a really wonderful (more “directional” than usual)…
Seven Days in January: How the U.S. and Iran Approached the Brink of War

Seven Days in January: How the U.S. and Iran Approached the Brink of War

Still, watching television in Florida, Mr. Trump grew agitated by the chaos and ready to authorize a more robust response. And on Dec. 31, even as the protests were beginning, a top secret memo began circulating, signed by Robert C. O’Brien, his national security adviser and, listing potential targets, including an Iranian energy facility and…
At 16, She’s a Pioneer in the Fight to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

At 16, She’s a Pioneer in the Fight to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

BOSTON — Helen Obando, a shy slip of a girl, lay curled in a hospital bed in June waiting for a bag of stem cells from her bone marrow, modified by gene therapy, to start dripping into her chest. The hope was that the treatment would cure her of sickle cell disease, an inherited blood…
In Blow to Beijing, Taiwan Re-elects Tsai Ing-wen as President

In Blow to Beijing, Taiwan Re-elects Tsai Ing-wen as President

The victory was a remarkable comeback for Ms. Tsai and suggested that Beijing’s pressure campaign had backfired. China’s efforts to isolate President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration and to punish Taiwan economically failed to deliver the desired outcome.Credit...Carl Court/Getty ImagesJan. 11, 2020Updated 12:14 p.m. ETTAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s voters delivered a stinging rebuke of China’s rising authoritarianism…
Sanders and Biden Look for Dominance in Early States

Sanders and Biden Look for Dominance in Early States

Bernie Sanders and Joseph R. Biden Jr. have been seeking to take control of the race in its early stages, trying to deny momentum to their top two rivals, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg.Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign believes he is in position to win three of the first four nominating contests in February.Credit...Ruth Fremson/The New…
11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

AdvertisementContinue reading the main storySupported byContinue reading the main storyFifty-two places to go in 2020. Carlos Ghosn defends his legacy. The sudden departure of the Sussexes. The dimming of a major star, and more. By Remy TuminJan. 11, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ETWelcome to the weekend. It was another roller coaster week of news out of…
Why Home Field Advantage Is Not What It Used to Be

Why Home Field Advantage Is Not What It Used to Be

An unsettling new reality is creeping across the landscape of professional sports: Anyplace may be as good as home.Ask the spectators in New Orleans, Philadelphia and Foxborough, Mass., following the first round of the N.F.L. playoffs. Or the baseball fans in Houston and Washington during the World Series last October.The home-field advantage was once so…
Pelosi Alerts House to Be Ready to Send Impeachment Articles Next Week

Pelosi Alerts House to Be Ready to Send Impeachment Articles Next Week

Politics|Pelosi Alerts House to Be Ready to Send Impeachment Articles Next WeekIn a letter to lawmakers, Ms. Pelosi appeared to be moving to end an impasse, but she did not offer a more specific timeline.Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday on Capitol Hill.Credit...Anna Moneymaker/The New York TimesJan. 10, 2020Updated 12:47 p.m. ETWASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi alerted…
U.S. Says It Won’t Discuss Withdrawing Troops From Iraq, as Iraq’s Leader Requested

U.S. Says It Won’t Discuss Withdrawing Troops From Iraq, as Iraq’s Leader Requested

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to send a delegation to Baghdad to prepare for the withdrawal of American troops.There are currently around 5,200 United States troops in Iraq.Credit...Jonathan Ernst/ReutersJan. 10, 2020Updated 1:15 p.m. ETWASHINGTON — The State Department on Friday rebuffed the Iraqi government’s request to…
They Were Victorian Dandies Who Made Art. Now One Is Broke.

They Were Victorian Dandies Who Made Art. Now One Is Broke.

Peter McGough, of the art duo McDermott & McGough, wrote a memoir on his adventures as a queer artist who drove a Model T. The artist Peter McGough in his Greenwich Village apartment stuffed with art and antiques.Credit...Vincent Tullo for The New York TimesJan. 10, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ETOnce in the late 1970s, somebody insulted…
A Teenager’s Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

A Teenager’s Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

The Weekly|A Teenager’s Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell DiseasetranscripttranscriptA Teenager’s Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell DiseaseDoctors reset Helen Obando’s DNA in an effort to cure her of a painful genetic blood disorder. She’s the youngest person to receive the treatment.[MUSIC PLAYING] Sometimes it just comes out of nowhere. Pain will start in my…
She Was a Star of New York Real Estate, but Her Life Story Was a Lie

She Was a Star of New York Real Estate, but Her Life Story Was...

Wrapped in furs, dripping with diamonds and with her blond hair perfectly coifed, Faith Hope Consolo cut a glamorous figure in the flashy, late 20th-century world of New York City real estate.Ms. Consolo was born into the business, benefiting from her father’s legacy as a real estate executive. Emboldened professionally by her mother, a child…
U.S. Added 145,000 Jobs in December; Unemployment at 3.5%

U.S. Added 145,000 Jobs in December; Unemployment at 3.5%

The Labor Department report suggests that the economy ended 2019 on a steady footing.Jan. 10, 2020Updated 9:43 a.m. ET■ 145,000 jobs were added in December. Analysts had expected a gain of about 160,000.■ The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5 percent.■ Average hourly earnings rose by 0.1 percent. The year-over-year gain is now 2.9 percent.The…
Live Updates: Ukraine Presses Allies for Evidence on Iran Plane Crash

Live Updates: Ukraine Presses Allies for Evidence on Iran Plane Crash

President Volodymyr Zelensky initially said the possibility that the flight had been shot down, killing all 176 onboard, “cannot be ruled out but is not currently confirmed.”Right NowThe president of Ukraine spoke with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the plane crash. ImageA vigil in Toronto on Friday for the victims of the Ukrainian plane…
‘Chaos Is the Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier in 2020

‘Chaos Is the Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier in 2020

While American election defenses have improved since 2016, many of the vulnerabilities exploited four years ago remain.Credit...Victor J. Blue for The New York TimesJan. 10, 2020, 3:00 a.m. ETThe National Security Agency and its British counterpart issued an unusual warning in October: The Russians were back and growing stealthier.Groups linked to Russia’s intelligence agencies, they…
Boeing Employees Mocked F.A.A. in Internal Messages

Boeing Employees Mocked F.A.A. in Internal Messages

The company expressed regret at the embarrassing communications it sent to investigators on Thursday, which included a comment that “this airplane is designed by clowns, who are in turn supervised by monkeys.”A Boeing 737 Max parked at the company’s facilities in Washington. The planes remain grounded after two deadly crashes.Credit...Lindsey Wasson for The New York…
Pete Carroll Wants to Change Your Life

Pete Carroll Wants to Change Your Life

The Seattle Seahawks’ coach is shaping his locker room talks about self-discovery and finding meaning in life for corporate America.Pete Carroll, 68, has been a tireless advocate for culture-building in Seattle.Credit...Matt Rourke/Associated PressPublished Jan. 9, 2020Updated Jan. 10, 2020, 12:25 a.m. ETPete Carroll has heard the haters telling him what he can do with all…
In Iran Plane Crash, Ukraine Will Investigate Possible Missile Strike

In Iran Plane Crash, Ukraine Will Investigate Possible Missile Strike

The airliner had turned back toward the airport before it crashed, minutes after takeoff, Iranian officials reported. The flight data recorders were recovered but said to be damaged.Rescue workers collected victims’ remains on Wednesday at the site of the crash.Credit...Arash Khamooshi for The New York TimesJan. 9, 2020, 7:33 a.m. ETKYIV, Ukraine — Investigators will…
Facebook Says It Won’t Back Down From Allowing Lies in Political Ads

Facebook Says It Won’t Back Down From Allowing Lies in Political Ads

The company was under intense pressure to adjust its policies. But in this presidential election year, no big changes are planned.Facebook had been under pressure to change its hands-off rules for political ads.Credit...Jason Henry for The New York TimesJan. 9, 2020, 6:00 a.m. ETSAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Thursday that it would not make…
I’ll Share My Salary if You Share Yours

I’ll Share My Salary if You Share Yours

Forget talking about our sex lives. The m›odern woman is talking about money.Credit...Ellen WeinsteinJan. 9, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ETIt was a few years into my career that I first talked to anyone about my salary, and then I couldn’t shut up about it.I negotiated my first raise after I learned that a male colleague with…
Trump’s Iran Strategy: A Cease-Fire Wrapped in a Strategic Muddle

Trump’s Iran Strategy: A Cease-Fire Wrapped in a Strategic Muddle

News AnalysisMr. Trump has yet to resolve the two conflicting instincts on national security that emerge from his speeches and his Twitter feed: bellicosity and disengagement. President Trump preparing to address the nation Wednesday at the White House.Credit...Doug Mills/The New York TimesJan. 8, 2020President Trump opened a small window for diplomacy with Iran on Wednesday,…
Pelosi Announces Vote to Limit Trump’s War-Making Power Against Iran

Pelosi Announces Vote to Limit Trump’s War-Making Power Against Iran

The House is expected to vote on Thursday on a resolution to force the president to halt any military action against Iran unless Congress authorizes it. Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday leaving a closed-door briefing on Iran. Democrats continued to debate how quickly to move on limiting Mr. Trump’s war powers.Credit...Erin Schaff/The New York TimesWASHINGTON…
52 Places to Go in 2020

52 Places to Go in 2020

By The New York TimesUpdated January 10, 2020We picked destinations to inspire you, delight you and motivate you to explore the world.
Prince Harry and Meghan to ‘Step Back’ From Royal Family

Prince Harry and Meghan to ‘Step Back’ From Royal Family

The couple said they plan to split time between Britain and North America, with Canada seen as a likely landing spot.Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry in London on Tuesday.Credit...Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPublished Jan. 8, 2020Updated Jan. 9, 2020, 8:19 a.m. ETLONDON — In a year of gut punches to Britain’s royal family, Prince…
Robert Caro’s Papers Headed to New-York Historical Society

Robert Caro’s Papers Headed to New-York Historical Society

After decades of dogged (and still unfinished) efforts to chronicle every detail about Lyndon B. Johnson, the master biographer’s vast paper trail has found a permanent home. Robert Caro in his office in Manhattan this month.Credit...Landon Speers for The New York TimesJan. 8, 2020Updated 9:15 a.m. ETRobert Caro is famous for colossal biographies of colossal…
Live Updates: Ayatollah Calls Iran Missile Strikes a ‘Slap in the Face’ to the U.S.

Live Updates: Ayatollah Calls Iran Missile Strikes a ‘Slap in the Face’ to the...

U.S. and Iraqi officials said there were no deaths from the attacks on bases housing American troops. But Iranian news outlets claimed differently, with some reporting dozens killed.Right NowPresident Hassan Rouhani of Iran says Tehran’s final answer to the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani will be to kick all U.S. forces out of the…
What to Expect as Carlos Ghosn Speaks

What to Expect as Carlos Ghosn Speaks

Right NowAfter speaking for more than an hour, Mr. Ghosn is taking questions from reporters.For the first time since he fled Japan more than a week ago, Carlos Ghosn is telling his story to the public.Mr. Ghosn, the former head of an auto empire that spanned continents, was facing charges of financial wrongdoing and had…
Boeing 737 Crashes in Iran Shortly After Takeoff

Boeing 737 Crashes in Iran Shortly After Takeoff

The jet, a Boeing 737-800, went down near Tehran, killing at least 176 people. The disaster came just after Iran fired missiles at American bases, retaliating for the killing of a top Iranian general.Debris from the crash on the outskirts of Tehran on Wednesday.Credit...Rohhollah Vadati/ISNA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPublished Jan. 7, 2020Updated Jan.…
Democrats Press for Details on Suleimani Strike, but Trump Administration Gives Few

Democrats Press for Details on Suleimani Strike, but Trump Administration Gives Few

Administration officials argue that the general was plotting imminent attacks, but Democrats said that the intelligence they have seen was too vague.The funeral procession for Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani drew large crowds in Tehran and elsewhere in Iran.Credit...Arash Khamooshi for The New York TimesPublished Jan. 7, 2020Updated Jan. 8, 2020, 9:36 a.m. ETWASHINGTON — Under…
McConnell Says He Will Proceed on Impeachment Trial Without Witness Deal

McConnell Says He Will Proceed on Impeachment Trial Without Witness Deal

The intention, with no commitment to calling witnesses or admitting new evidence, foreshadows a partisan vote to kick off a divisive proceeding. Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, told reporters on Tuesday that he modeled his plan on the procedures used during the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999.Credit...Erin Schaff/The New York TimesPublished…
Marine Labs on the Water’s Edge Are Threatened by Climate Change

Marine Labs on the Water’s Edge Are Threatened by Climate Change

The W.J. DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, La., is suffering the effects of climate change.COCODRIE, La. — A marine laboratory 85 miles southwest of New Orleans was designed to be a fortress against extreme weather. But it might be defeated by climate change.Sitting at the end of Louisiana State Highway 56, where dirt dissolves into wetlands…

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