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Europe Edition: Angela Merkel, Brexit, Winter Olympics: Your Thursday Briefing

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/briefing/angela-merkel-brexit-winter-olympics.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Doug Mills/The New York Times
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
PATRICK BOEHLER Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:13:23 GMT

Trump Was Not ‘Fully Informed’ in Campaign Vows on Wall, Chief of Staff Says

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/us/politics/chief-of-staff-kelly-trump-not-fully-informed.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, met on Wednesday with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters
John F. Kelly told Hispanic members of Congress on Wednesday that President Trump’s campaign promises have “evolved” on immigration.
JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and THOMAS KAPLAN Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:19:16 GMT United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2016 Immigration and Emigration Illegal Immigration Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Congressional Hispanic Caucus Kelly, John F (1950- ) Trump, Donald J

Senate Democrats Make Hard Turn Left in Warming Up for 2020 Race

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/us/politics/democrat-senators-presidential-election-left.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Democrats stood firmly together last year, when every Senate Democrat, including Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act and the Republicans’ tax overhaul.
Tom Brenner/The New York Times
The 2020 race for the White House is already unfolding in the Capitol, with no fewer than six Democratic senators angling for their party’s nomination.
SHERYL GAY STOLBERG Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:33:00 GMT United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2020 Elections, Senate Law and Legislation Democratic Party

Olympic Détente Upends U.S. Strategy on North Korea

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/us/politics/trump-north-south-korea-olympics.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
South Koreans holding “unification flags” at a hockey game between South Korea and North Korea in 2017. In addition to marching together, the two Koreas will field a joint women’s hockey team at the Games, which begin Feb. 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Jung Yeon-Je/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
For the White House, the budding détente scrambles its strategy of pressuring the North, with sanctions and threats of military action, to give up its nuclear arsenal.
CHOE SANG-HUN and MARK LANDLER Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:29:44 GMT Olympic Games (2018) North Korea South Korea Kim Jong-un Nuclear Tests Nuclear Weapons Embargoes and Sanctions United States

A Tricky Reunion on the Ice for North and South Korean Hockey

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/sports/north-south-korea-olympics-hockey.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
South Korea’s Park Chae-lin, right, battling North Korea’s Kim Un-hyang in an April match.
Jung Yeon-Je/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
The two countries, who played against each other to acclaim last year, are set to field a joint women’s hockey team at the Winter Olympics next month.
SETH BERKMAN Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:06:21 GMT Olympic Games (2018) Hockey, Ice International Olympic Committee North Korea South Korea

Hunting a C.I.A. Mole, Agents Gambled and Let a Suspect Return to China

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/world/asia/jerry-lee-cia-china-mole-hunt-suspect.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Fears of a mole grew when the C.I.A. noticed in late 2010 that its spies were disappearing.
Doug Mills/The New York Times
Officials hoped it would help solve the mystery of the deaths of C.I.A. informants. Five years later, an arrest has been made but the mystery remains.
MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:46:06 GMT Espionage and Intelligence Services Classified Information and State Secrets Central Intelligence Agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Justice Department China Jerry Chun Shing Lee

Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/us/politics/cia-china-mole-arrest-jerry-chun-shing-lee.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
China killed or imprisoned several C.I.A. informants in the country starting in 2010, unraveling the agency’s source network in a devastating setback for the C.I.A.
Andy Wong/Associated Press
The arrest of the former officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, capped an intense F.B.I. investigation that began around 2012 after the C.I.A. began losing its agents in China.
ADAM GOLDMAN Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:17:49 GMT Espionage and Intelligence Services China Lee, Jerry Chun Shing Central Intelligence Agency Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Politics and Government Informers

Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/world/asia/china-cia-spies-espionage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
An honor guard outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last month. The Chinese government killed or imprisoned 18 to 20 C.I.A sources from 2010 through 2012.
Wang Zhao/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
At least 18 C.I.A. sources were killed or imprisoned in China between 2010 and 2012, one of the worst intelligence breaches in decades. Investigators still disagree about how it happened.
MARK MAZZETTI, ADAM GOLDMAN, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO Sat, 20 May 2017 17:13:08 GMT China Espionage and Intelligence Services Central Intelligence Agency United States International Relations

Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/us/politics/trump-physical-heart-health-cholesterol.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear admiral and the White House physician, said during a briefing on Tuesday that President Trump does not have heart disease.
Doug Mills/The New York Times
The White House physician had said President Trump was in “excellent” cardiac health despite having an LDL cholesterol level of 143, well above the desired number.
MICHAEL D. SHEAR and GINA KOLATA Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:40:50 GMT United States Politics and Government Cholesterol Obesity Heart Trump, Donald J

The Next Hurdle for a Healthy Trump? Getting Some Exercise

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/us/politics/trump-health-exercise.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
President Trump this month at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. He is being encouraged to lower the fat and carbohydrate content of his diet.
Al Drago for The New York Times
Washington often holds the mantle of the fittest city in the United States. It is now home to a president who has no interest in exercise.
KATIE ROGERS Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:00:23 GMT Trump, Donald J Exercise Weight United States Politics and Government Jackson, Ronny L. Presidents and Presidency (US)

Trump Hands Out ‘Fake News Awards,’ Sans the Red Carpet

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A Times Square billboard that “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” bought to nominate itself for President Trump’s “Fake News Awards.”
Mike Segar/Reuters
President Trump made good on his promise to honor the media’s “most corrupt & biased,” delivering his awards in a blog post.
MATT FLEGENHEIMER and MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:33:36 GMT News and News Media Trump, Donald J Twitter Sanders, Sarah Huckabee

With Trump’s Visit to Pennsylvania, G.O.P. Scrambles to Save a House Seat

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/us/politics/trump-pennsylvania-house-special-election.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Campaign workers in Canonsburg, Pa., made calls this week to drum up support for Rick Saccone, a Republican candidate for the House.
Michael Henninger for The New York Times
President Trump will fly in to the southwestern Pennsylvania district vacated by a scandal-tarred Republican, hoping to bolster the flagging campaign of his handpicked successor.
JONATHAN MARTIN and JULIE BOSMAN Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:37:47 GMT United States Politics and Government Elections, House of Representatives House of Representatives Trump, Donald J

Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/technology/apple-tax-bill-repatriate-cash.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Inside a building at Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The company said Wednesday that it planned a $350 billion contribution to the American economy over the next five years.
Jim Wilson/The New York Times
Less than four weeks after President Trump signed a new tax bill, Apple plans to repatriate the vast majority of its $252 billion in cash held abroad.
DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and BRIAN X. CHEN Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:56:36 GMT Federal Taxes (US) Corporate Taxes Taxation United States Economy Apple Inc Cook, Timothy D

Letters: ‘Vision, Chutzpah and Some Testosterone’

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/opinion/trump-voters-supporters.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Steven Sanabria
Max Whittaker for The New York Times
A year into Trump’s presidency, we asked his voters for a progress report.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:29:07 GMT Trump, Donald J Presidential Election of 2016 United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: What We Can Learn From ‘S-Hole Countries’

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/opinion/shithole-countries-africa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Patrick Chappatte
African nations are ahead of the U.S. in some respects.
NICHOLAS KRISTOF Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:02:05 GMT Politics and Government Discrimination Cervical Cancer Women and Girls Vaccination and Immunization Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Refugees and Displaced Persons Immigration and Emigration Breastfeeding Africa United States Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: John Kelly, Deacon of Deportation

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/opinion/john-kelly-deportation-ice.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly in the Oval Office last October.
Tom Brenner/The New York Times
The White House chief of staff has much to do with Trump’s anti-immigration policies.
CHARLES M. BLOW Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:54:03 GMT Immigration and Emigration United States Politics and Government Discrimination Illegal Immigration Race and Ethnicity Deportation Homeland Security Department Kelly, John F (1950- ) Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Gets His Sanity Grades

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/opinion/donald-trump-physical-mental-health.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Dr. Ronny Jackson discussing President Trump’s health with reporters on Tuesday.
Doug Mills/The New York Times
Relax, this man knows his camels.
GAIL COLLINS Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:52:48 GMT Trump, Donald J Mental Health and Disorders United States Politics and Government Wilson, Woodrow

Op-Ed Contributor: The Wrong Way to Treat Opioid Addiction

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/opinion/treating-opioid-addiction.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Angie Wang
Buprenorphine and methadone are the most effective treatments for fighting opioid addiction. But most rehabilitation programs won’t use them.
MAIA SZALAVITZ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:32:13 GMT Drug Abuse and Traffic Cocaine and Crack Cocaine Addiction (Psychology) Buprenorphine (Drug) Heroin Opioids and Opiates Methadone

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Chance to Save American Steel

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/opinion/trumps-save-american-steel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The flagship Bethlehem Steel plant in Pennsylvania. Squeezed by competition from imports, it stopped making steel in 1995.
Brian Snyder/Reuters
Cheap imports are becoming a threat to national security. He has the tools to respond. Will he use them?
SCOTT N. PAUL Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:55:23 GMT Labor and Jobs United States Politics and Government International Trade and World Market Steel and Iron Customs (Tariff) Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Contributor: Innocent but Still Guilty

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/opinion/innocent-alford-pleas-guilty.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Fred Steese, who spent two decades in prison, after he was pardoned in November. Prosecutors initially offered him an Alford plea, which would have freed him but left his murder conviction in place.
David Calvert
Inmates are sometimes offered freedom in exchange for pleading guilty to a crime they didn’t commit. It’s a bad deal.
MEGAN ROSE Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:11:50 GMT False Arrests, Convictions and Imprisonments American Civil Liberties Union Innocence Project ProPublica Alabama Connecticut Maryland Nevada

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/opinion/aziz-ansari-metoo-sex.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Aziz Ansari in New York last year.
Kathy Lo for The New York Times
It may seem like rules around sex have changed overnight, but feminists have been talking about this for a long time.
LINDY WEST Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:27:32 GMT Ansari, Aziz Women and Girls Women's Rights Dating and Relationships

Op-Ed Contributor: Florida Isn’t the Only State That Will Be Hurt by Offshore Drilling

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/opinion/florida-offshore-drilling.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Crews cleaning up Refugio State Beach north of Goleta, Calif., in May 2015, after crude oil spilled from a pipeline. The Trump administration said this month that it would allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States coastal waters, except along Florida.
David McNew/Getty Images
No state faces more potential harm than California. But as a blue state, it apparently isn’t eligible for the free pass Florida got from drilling.
XAVIER BECERRA Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:04:12 GMT Offshore Drilling and Exploration Politics and Government Interior Department Brown, Edmund G Jr Scott, Richard L Trump, Donald J Zinke, Ryan (1961- ) California Florida

Horror for 13 California Siblings Hidden by Veneer of a Private Home School

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/us/california-captive-family.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Members of the news media were parked outside the home of David A. Turpin and Louise A. Turpin in Perris, Calif.
Mike Blake/Reuters
David A. Turpin created the school at his nondescript home southeast of Los Angeles. But what the authorities found inside were his emaciated children chained to furniture.
LOUIS KEENE, JENNIFER MEDINA and PATRICIA MAZZEI Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:02:27 GMT Child Abuse and Neglect Turpin, David Allen Turpin, Louise Anna Perris (Calif)

China’s Economic Growth Looks Strong. Maybe Too Strong.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/business/china-gdp-economy-growth.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
An apartment complex under construction on the outskirts of Beijing. The costs of China’s economic growth have included a city-centric policy that has uprooted of tens of millions of workers.
Thomas Peter/Reuters
The country reported higher annual growth, but implausibly smooth numbers prompt experts to look for other ways to assess the world’s No. 2 economy.
KEITH BRADSHER Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:37:53 GMT Economic Conditions and Trends China Xi Jinping Statistics vis-multimedia

More Details Emerge About Trump’s Relationship With Porn Star

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/us/politics/stormy-daniels-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
In Touch has published excerpts from a 2011 interview with Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels. The magazine reports that she said Donald Trump told her he would get her cast on “The Apprentice.”
Ethan Miller/Getty Images
In Touch published excerpts from its 2011 interview with Stephanie Clifford, in which she details her first encounter with Donald Trump.
MAYA SALAM Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:36:14 GMT Clifford, Stephanie Trump, Donald J Presidential Election of 2016 Cohen, Michael D (1966- )

52 People Die in Bus Fire in Kazakhstan

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/01/18/world/asia/18reuters-kazakhstan-accident-bus.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Little remained of the bus that burned in Central Kazakhstan on Thursday.
Kazakhstan's Emergency Situations Ministry, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
A fire in the northwest killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said.
REUTERS Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:12:35 GMT

Sex Abuse Case Shadows Pope Francis’ Visit to Peru

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/world/americas/pope-peru-figari-solidatum-abuse.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Banners welcoming Pope Francis to Peru on display in Lima last week.
Ernesto Benavides/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Prosecutors say that Luis Fernando Figari, who led a powerful all-male Catholic organization, perpetrated sexual and physical abuse. He moved to Rome in 2015.
MARCELO ROCHABRÚN and ANDREA ZARATE Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:03:24 GMT Roman Catholic Church Sex Crimes Figari, Luis Fernando Francis Peru

A Girl’s Killing Puts Germany’s Migration Policy on Trial

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/world/europe/germany-teen-murder-migrant.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Flowers and candles at the entrance of the drugstore where a teenage girl was killed in Kandel, Germany.
Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times
A deadly stabbing in a small German town has become Exhibit A for those arguing that Germany’s migration policy has increased the risk of violent crime.
KATRIN BENNHOLD Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:37:39 GMT Politics and Government Immigration and Emigration Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Refugees and Displaced Persons Germany Asylum, Right of

Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/health/drug-prices-hospitals.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Generic drugs at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Intermountain Healthcare is spearheading an effort by a group of hospitals to create a nonprofit generic drug company.
Kim Raff for The New York Times
A group of large hospital systems plans to create a nonprofit generic drug company to battle shortages and high prices.
REED ABELSON and KATIE THOMAS Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:01:20 GMT Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Shortages Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Hospitals Generic Brands and Products Intermountain Healthcare

U.S. Funding Cut Reignites Debate on Palestinian Refugee Agency

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/world/middleeast/palestinian-refugee-agency-unrwa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza, where much of the population relies on assistance from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.
Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters
The decision to withhold $65 million in aid from a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees has brought new attention to the organization, which functions as a quasi-government in some areas.
DAVID M. HALBFINGER Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:51:44 GMT Refugees and Displaced Persons Palestinians United Nations Relief and Works Agency Israel Gaza Strip Beirut (Lebanon) Jordan Khan Younis (Gaza Strip) West Bank

U.K. Appoints a Minister for Loneliness

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/world/europe/uk-britain-loneliness.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Tracey Crouch, left, Britain’s under secretary for sport and civil society, is to coordinate the government’s response to loneliness.
Stephen Pond/Getty Images for Sport England
Prime Minister Theresa May said an under secretary would work across government departments to tackle the issue.
CEYLAN YEGINSU Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:44:57 GMT Depression (Mental) Great Britain May, Theresa M Politics and Government Cox, Jo (1974-2016) Medicine and Health Tracey Crouch

Frugal Traveler: Savannah, a City With Charms Both Historical and Culinary

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/travel/savannah-georgia-budget.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
An avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the Wormsloe State Historic Site.
Hunter McRae for The New York Times
There is no shortage of history, sultry beauty and architectural delights. And a visit needn’t cost you much.
LUCAS PETERSON Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:24:48 GMT Savannah (Ga) Travel and Vacations Budget Travel

Pet City: The Pied Piper of Parrots

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/nyregion/pet-parrot-trainer.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Every Wednesday, Glenn Sorino visits with Charlie, a Hyacinth Macaw who went through a tough time after her owner, the artist Po Kim, died in 2014.
Andrew White for The New York Times
The colorful and intelligent birds can drive owners crazy with their loud and unpredictable behavior. Glenn Sorino is here to help.
BRITTA LOKTING Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:18:00 GMT Animal Behavior Birds Pets parrots New York City Best Friends Animal Society Best Friends New York Glenn Sorino

Sports of The Times: The Center of U.S. Gymnastics’ Success Is Now a Haunted House

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/sports/larry-nassar-simone-biles.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A workout session at the Karolyi ranch, which is home to the national team training center for U.S.A. Gymnastics.
Bob Levey/Getty Images
Athletes have said that they were sexually abused by the team doctor at the national training center in Texas, and Simone Biles said she dreads returning there. She shouldn’t have to.
JULIET MACUR Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:29:22 GMT Gymnastics Sex Crimes Nassar, Lawrence G (1963- ) Biles, Simone Karolyi, Martha Karolyi, Bela USA Gymnastics Texas

How to Maintain Friendships

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/smarter-living/how-to-maintain-friends.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Brook Mitchell/Getty Images
Keeping cherished friendships afloat doesn’t need to be a huge time commitment.
ANNA GOLDFARB Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:45:01 GMT Friendship Longevity Social Media Organizations, Societies and Clubs

How to Plan a Last-Minute Trip to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/travel/winter-olympics-trip-planning.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Olympic Village during its completion ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea in December.
Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters
It’s not too late to plan a trip to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Here’s how to score a cheap flight, find a place to stay, and catch the games.
ANN BABE Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:12:00 GMT Olympic Games (2018) Olympic Games Travel and Vacations Pyeongchang (South Korea) South Korea

The New Health Care: A Memory Shortcut, With a Little Help From Friends

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/upshot/a-memory-shortcut-with-a-little-help-from-friends.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Tim Enthoven
Humans formed social networks long before social media, so why not put them to use?
AUSTIN FRAKT Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:00:22 GMT Memory Chalmers, David J

Disruptions: Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/technology/grayscale-phone.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A small group of people have turned their phone screens to shades of gray to make them less stimulating. That’s the opposite of what tech companies want.
NELLIE BOWLES Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:56:35 GMT Computers and the Internet Smartphones Social Media Addiction (Psychology)

Six New Cocktails, Alcohol Not Included

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/t-magazine/food/dryanuary-no-alcohol-cocktails.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Photo courtesy of Providence
These zero-proof drinks from top bartenders all over the country are healthy-ish, use fresh ingredients — and won't give you a hangover.
ALEXANDRIA SYMONDS Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:37:36 GMT Cocktails and Mixed Drinks Alcoholic Beverages

Milan Is Still Making It New

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/fashion/milan-mens-fashion-week-review.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The designer Silvia Venturini Fendi seemed to straddle time zones in her Milan fashion show, above, including traditional elements like a parasol hat and futuristic touches like garments bonded with no need for stitching.
Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times
Giorgio Armani, Prada and Fendi proved that men’s fashion has the power to surprise.
GUY TREBAY Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:01:55 GMT Fashion and Apparel Men's Fashion Week Milan (Italy) Armani, Giorgio, SpA Pal Zileri (Fashion Label) Valentino Fashion Group SpA Fendi SpA Prada SpA

Fighting for Native Americans, in Court and Onstage

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/theater/mary-kathryn-nagle-native-american-playwright-lawyer.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Mary Kathryn Nagle at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., where her play “Sovereignty” is having its world premiere.
Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times
In her new play “Sovereignty,” Mary Kathryn Nagle brings together her legal activism and her family history.
LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:13:55 GMT Theater Native Americans Arena Stage Smith, Molly D Nagle, Mary Kathryn Sovereignty (Play) Manahatta (Play)

Sundance Film Festival: 5 Movies to Watch

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/movies/sundance-film-festival-preview.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson in “Sorry to Bother You.”
Doug Emmett
The festival starts Thursday. Here’s a look at five films we’re excited about.
MEKADO MURPHY Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:31:28 GMT Movies Sundance Film Festival (Park City, Utah) Akhavan, Desiree Dano, Paul Moretz, Chloe Grace Hammer, Armie Thompson, Tessa Oxenbould, Ed Sorry to Bother You (Movie) Leave No Trace (Movie) Hereditary (Movie) Wildlife (Movie) The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Movie)

Beyoncé Is Bonkers for This Woman’s Lace Jewelry

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/fashion/gold-lace-jewelry-beyonce-monika-knutsson.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The jewelry maker Monika Knutsson in her apartment and studio in New York.
Stefania Curto for The New York Times
Monika Knutsson salvages delicate heirloom material, plunges pieces of it into silver or gold, and sells the results to an eager clientele.
LINDA DYETT Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:20:16 GMT Gold Lace Silver Jewels and Jewelry Knuttson, Monika

Hungry City: Winter Salvation, Fresh From the Dumpling Steamer, in Queens

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/dining/amdo-kitchen-review-potala-momo.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
At the Amdo Kitchen food truck, momos come huddled unceremoniously.
An Rong Xu for The New York Times
Found on the same stretch of Jackson Heights, where momos are a common language, Amdo Kitchen and Potala offer a simple warmth in deep cold.
LIGAYA MISHAN Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:56:05 GMT Restaurants Food Trucks and Vendors Potala Restaurant (Queens, NY, Restaurant) Amdo Kitchen (Food Truck) Jackson Heights (Queens, NY)

High-Fat Diet May Fuel Spread of Prostate Cancer

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/health/fat-diet-prostate-cancer.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A color-enhanced scanning electron microscope image of prostate cancer cells. A new study suggests that dietary fat may feed prostate tumors and help them spread.
Eye of Science/Science Source
New research suggests a strong link between genes, dietary fat and prostate cancer.
GINA KOLATA Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:04:42 GMT Prostate Cancer Obesity Prostate Gland Diet and Nutrition Genetics and Heredity Mice Tumors Cancer Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Nature Genetics (Journal)

Global Health: ‘Smart Thermometers’ Track Flu Season in Real Time

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/health/smart-thermometers-flu.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A flu patient at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif. New “smart thermometers” are tracking the spread of flu, which has struck California especially hard this year.
Gregory Bull/Associated Press
Can 500,000 thermometers transmitting 25,000 readings a day forecast the spread of flu more accurately than the C.D.C.?
DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:00:29 GMT Influenza Thermometers Fever Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Smartphones Kinsa Inc

The Parasite on the Playground

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/health/toxocara-children-new-york-playgrounds.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Stuart Bradford
Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worm’s larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development.
LAURA BEIL Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:27:53 GMT Children and Childhood Parasites Dogs Brain Worms Playgrounds Mental Health and Disorders Clinical Infectious Diseases (Journal) SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Nonfiction: What Does It Take to Overcome Adversity?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/books/review/meg-jay-supernormal.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Cécile Gariépy
In “Supernormal,” the psychologist Meg Jay derives lessons from the lives of her troubled patients.
HARA ESTROFF MARANO Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:00:23 GMT Books and Literature Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience (Book) Jay, Meg Psychology and Psychologists Child Abuse and Neglect

Opinion: The Secret to a Happy Marriage Is Knowing How to Fight

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/opinion/sunday/engagement-marriage-conflict.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Jing Wei
Planning for conflict is more important than planning a wedding.
DAPHNE DE MARNEFFE Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:03:47 GMT Marriages Emotions

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/style/bitcoin-millionaires.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Fredric Fortier wears an Ethereum sweater along with Mathieu Baril wearing a Bitcoin sweater at the San Francisco Bitcoin Meetup Holiday Party at the Runway Incubator in December.
Jason Henry for The New York Times
The revolution will be ushered in by young people who are also cryptocurrency millionaires. Oh wait, they may be broke already.
NELLIE BOWLES Sun, 14 Jan 2018 06:35:33 GMT Bitcoin (Currency) Venture Capital Virtual Currency San Francisco (Calif)