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Senate Intelligence Committee Leaders Vow Thorough Russian Investigation

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Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina, right, chairman of the Intelligence Committee, and Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat, updated reporters about their ongoing investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Wednesday.
Doug Mills/The New York Times
The top Republican and Democrat on the committee pledged to forge ahead, while seeking to distance themselves from the troubled House inquiry.
MATT FLEGENHEIMER and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:46:27 GMT United States Politics and Government

Policy Shift Helps Coal, but Other Forces May Limit Effect

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A 2014 photo showing rail cars filled with coal in Wyoming and sprayed with a topper agent to suppress dust.
Ryan Dorgan/Casper Star-Tribune, via Associated Press
Reversing clean power rules may lead to more drilling and pipelines, but economics and state initiatives still favor natural gas and renewable energy.
CLIFFORD KRAUSS and DIANE CARDWELL Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:09:00 GMT Greenhouse Gas Emissions Alternative and Renewable Energy Coal Mines and Mining Natural Gas Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government

China Poised to Take Lead on Climate After Trump’s Move to Undo Policies

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Burning coal at an unauthorized steel factory in Inner Mongolia in November. China consumes as much coal as the rest of the world combined.
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
For years, the United States pushed China to commit to limiting its use of fossil fuels. The countries now look likely to switch roles.
EDWARD WONG Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:52:00 GMT China Greenhouse Gas Emissions Coal Carbon Caps and Emissions Trading Programs Global Warming Trump, Donald J United States International Relations

Brexit, Chris Christie, Ivanka Trump: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
KAREN ZRAICK, DANIEL E. SLOTNIK and SANDRA STEVENSON Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:03:49 GMT

Asia and Australia Edition: Brexit, Donald Trump, Jordan: Your Morning Briefing

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Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
CHARLES McDERMID Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:56:27 GMT

California Today: California Today: Muslim Candidate Says He’s ‘Triple Threat to Donald Trump’

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Dr. Asif Mahmood, a doctor of pulmonary medicine who is running for lieutenant governor of California in 2018, at his office in San Marino on Tuesday.
Emily Berl for The New York Times
Wednesday: A trailblazing candidate for lieutenant governor, a congressman standing firm under fire, and the faith of Raider Nation.
JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:22:51 GMT California Today

2 Christie Allies Are Sentenced in George Washington Bridge Scandal

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Bill Baroni on Wednesday outside the federal courthouse in Newark.
Sam Hodgson for The New York Times
Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly were sentenced for shutting down lanes in Fort Lee, N.J., to punish the mayor and causing massive traffic jams in 2013.
NICK CORASANITI Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:58:34 GMT George Washington Bridge Scandal (2013) Frauds and Swindling Sentences (Criminal) Delays (Transportation) Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Baroni, Bill Christie, Christopher J Kelly, Bridget Anne Samson, David (1939- ) New Jersey Fort Lee (NJ) George Washington Bridge

Ivanka Trump, Shifting Plans, Will Become a Federal Employee

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Ivanka Trump during a meeting with female small-business owners at the White House on Monday.
Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
The president’s elder daughter had drawn criticism from ethics experts after saying she would serve as an informal adviser to her father.
RACHEL ABRAMS and MAGGIE HABERMAN Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:23:18 GMT Ethics and Official Misconduct Trump, Ivanka Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government Kushner, Jared

No Deal Between Kushners and Chinese Company Over Fifth Avenue Skyscraper

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666 Fifth Avenue on Wednesday. The Kushners paid a record-setting $1.8 billion for the tower in 2007.
Karsten Moran for The New York Times
A $4-billion deal to invest in a Manhattan building owned by the family of Trump’s son-in-law has fallen apart.
MICHAEL FORSYTHE and CHARLES V. BAGLI Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:49:04 GMT Real Estate (Commercial) Condominiums Foreign Investments Anbang Insurance Group Co Kushner Cos Kushner, Jared Manhattan (NYC)

In Lawsuit After Lawsuit, It’s Everyday People v. Trump

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Mohamed lye, a Somali-born American citizen, reunited with his two American daughters in February at Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport.
Jerry Holt/Minneapolis Star Tribune
Plaintiffs suing President Trump to block his travel ban have included professors and grocery clerks, Americans and people trying to become one.
VIVIAN YEE Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:00:20 GMT Executive Orders and Memorandums Immigration and Emigration Muslim Americans Suits and Litigation (Civil)

Nikki Haley Calls U.N. Human Rights Council ‘Corrupt,’ Without Evidence

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Nikki R. Haley, the United States ambassador, speaking at the United Nations on Wednesday.
Bebeto Matthews/Associated Press
Ms. Haley, the American envoy to the United Nations, said the U.S. would never close its doors to foreigners fleeing persecution, even as she defended the Trump administration’s travel ban.
SOMINI SENGUPTA Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:06:42 GMT United States International Relations American Israel Public Affairs Committee Council on Foreign Relations House of Representatives International Criminal Court United Nations United Nations Human Rights Council Haley, Nikki R Russia Saudi Arabia

What the Repeal of Online Privacy Protections Means for You

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The overturning of new privacy rules probably won’t make much difference because internet service providers have always been permitted to monitor network traffic, see what websites users visit and share some of that information with advertisers.
Todd Heisler/The New York Times
Now that internet providers will not have to get permission to collect and sell customers’ online information, how will that affect privacy online?
BRIAN X. CHEN Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:49:01 GMT Privacy Computers and the Internet House of Representatives Federal Communications Commission

F.D.A. Nominee Details Drug Industry Ties

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb in a photo released this month.
The American Enterprise Institute, via Reuters
Dr. Scott Gottlieb earned millions of dollars doing work recently in the private sector, including firms with ties to drug and health care companies.
KATIE THOMAS Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:07:01 GMT Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) United States Politics and Government Food and Drug Administration Gottlieb, Scott (1972- ) Trump, Donald J

Right and Left: Partisan Writing You Shouldn’t Miss

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President Trump on Monday at a discussion with women who own small businesses.
Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
Read about how the other side thinks. We have collected political writing from around the web and across ideologies.
ANNA DUBENKO Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:28:50 GMT United States Politics and Government Executive Orders and Memorandums Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States International Relations Health Insurance and Managed Care Federal Budget (US) Trump, Donald J Kushner, Jared Clinton, Bill Cruz, Ted Afghanistan Middle East United States

Your Daily Mini Crossword

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Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT

The Road to a Post-'Brexit' Deal

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The British government invoked Article 50, the provision that starts negotiations on the country’s exit from the European Union.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:34:26 GMT Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) Politics and Government Great Britain

U.K. Initiates ‘Brexit’ and Wades Into a Thorny Thicket

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A supporter of British membership in the European Union in London on Saturday, just days before the British government officially notified the European Union of its intention to withdraw from the bloc.
Daniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Prime Minister Theresa May gave notice of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, kicking off a two-year negotiation steeped in peril for both sides.
STEPHEN CASTLE Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:30:55 GMT Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) Politics and Government International Trade and World Market May, Theresa M European Union Great Britain

Scotland Votes to Demand a Post-‘Brexit’ Independence Referendum

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A pro-independence demonstrator outside Scotland’s Parliament in Edinburgh on Tuesday.
Russell Cheyne/Reuters
As Britain prepares to officially tell the European Union it wants to leave, a vote by the Scottish Parliament sets the stage for a tussle.
STEPHEN CASTLE Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:25:30 GMT Scotland Referendums Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) May, Theresa M Sturgeon, Nicola European Union

News Analysis: Pillars of the West Shaken by ‘Brexit,’ but They’re Not Crumbling Yet

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A pro-Europe demonstration in London in March.
Daniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Britain’s withdrawal from the E.U. and Donald J. Trump’s election are blows to multilateralism, but many European nations seem to be shying away from going it alone.
STEVEN ERLANGER Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:37:31 GMT Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) International Relations International Trade and World Market Europe European Union

How to Get Cheap Tickets to Broadway Shows (Even ‘Hamilton’)

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Lin-Manuel Miranda addressed the crowd waiting for the “Hamilton” lottery to be drawn outside the Richard Rodgers Theater in 2015.
Todd Heisler/The New York Times
From lotteries to apps, there are several easy ways to score inexpensive tickets to a show. Even one about a certain former Treasury secretary.
ERIK PIEPENBURG Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:41:17 GMT Theater TKTS Booth (NYC) Theater Development Fund TodayTix Inc

Tech We're Using: He Turned His Home Into a Reality Television Show

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Farhad Manjoo, The New York Times’s technology columnist, at home. He has installed cameras around his home to capture charming moments from his children’s lives.
Jason Henry for The New York Times
The Times’s tech columnist, Farhad Manjoo, grapples with technology’s shortcomings yet embraces it to an extreme degree at home.
FARHAD MANJOO Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:20 GMT E-Mail Cameras Smartphones

Disability: New York Has a Great Subway, if You’re Not in a Wheelchair

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After my accident, I learned firsthand how civic dysfunction can disenfranchise the vulnerable.
SASHA BLAIR-GOLDENSOHN Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:20:48 GMT Disabilities Subways Infrastructure (Public Works) New York City

Few Entrances, and Sometimes, No Exit

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Ride along as a New Yorker in a wheelchair explains why more people with disabilities don’t take the train.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:20:47 GMT wheelchair Disabilities Subways Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Sports of The Times: Facing Congress, Some Sports Officials (Not All) Begin to Confront Sexual Abuse

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The former gymnast Jamie Dantzscher listened to testimony from Jessica Howard, a former national champion in rhythmic gymnastics, at a congressional hearing about sexual abuse on Tuesday.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A doctor is accused of molesting dozens of young gymnasts. Now a senator is calling for an investigation into “who knew what and when.”
JULIET MACUR Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:36:59 GMT USA Gymnastics United States Olympic Committee Sex Crimes Senate Committee on the Judiciary Nassar, Lawrence G (1963- ) Gymnastics

In School Nurse’s Room: Tylenol, Bandages and an Antidote to Heroin

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A naloxone kit at Washingtonville High School in Orange County, N.Y.
Yana Paskova for The New York Times
As communities face a rise in deaths from heroin and pills, many educators are deciding that they should have naloxone, a drug to treat overdoses, on hand.
ELIZABETH A. HARRIS Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:18 GMT Naloxone (Drug) Education (K-12) Heroin Clinton Foundation New Rochelle (NY)

Samsung, After Combustible Galaxy Note 7, Unveils New Smartphone

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Attendees wait in line in New York on Wednesday for a Samsung media event, where the company introduced a new smartphone.
Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg
Hoping to overcome a troubled year, the company revealed the Galaxy S8 smartphone with a large 5.8-inch screen and a virtual assistant, Bixby.
BRIAN X. CHEN Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:26:37 GMT Smartphones Samsung Electronics Co

Attacks Against African Students Rise in India, Rights Advocates Say

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Indian police officers and onlookers surrounded African men at a shopping mall in Greater Noida on Monday.
Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
The assaults follow several episodes of violence against Africans in recent years, raising questions about racial attitudes in India.
GEETA ANAND and SUHASINI RAJ Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:49:08 GMT Discrimination India Africa

E.U. Blocks Merger of London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse

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The $30 billion merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse would have created Europe’s largest stock market operator.
Leon Neal/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
The decision came after the London exchange said it was unwilling to sell a bond trading platform to appease regulators.
CHAD BRAY Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:25:06 GMT Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures London Stock Exchange European Commission Deutsche Borse AG Vestager, Margrethe

Westinghouse Files for Bankruptcy, in Blow to Nuclear Power

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A Westinghouse project in Waynesboro, Ga., remains unfinished, its future in doubt after the bankruptcy filing.
Reuters
The company, whose corporate parent is Toshiba of Japan, led projects once seen as heralding a nuclear renaissance, but its filing casts a pall over the troubled industry.
DIANE CARDWELL and JONATHAN SOBLE Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:30:59 GMT Nuclear Energy TOSHIBA Corporation Westinghouse Electric Co Bankruptcies

The Interpreter

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:38:47 GMT

Sean Hannity Is Still Upset Ted Koppel Said He Was ‘Bad for America’

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Sean Hannity, left, and Ted Koppel had a confrontational interview during a report that aired on the CBS show “Sunday Morning.”
From left, Saul Loeb/Getty Images; Tina Fineberg/Associated Press
Mr. Hannity, the Fox News personality, is lashing out over an interview aired on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
LIAM STACK Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:19:44 GMT Television News and News Media CBS News Fox News Channel Koppel, Ted Hannity, Sean

Bob Dylan Will Receive His Nobel Prize While on Tour in Sweden

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Bob Dylan performing in western France in 2012. Mr. Dylan will — finally — accept his Nobel Prize award this weekend.
Fred Tanneau/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
The singer and songwriter, who did not attend the Nobel ceremony in December, is to meet with Academy members with no media present this weekend.
JOE COSCARELLI and CHRISTOPHER D. SHEA Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:53:20 GMT Pop and Rock Music Nobel Prizes Dylan, Bob Swedish Academy Stockholm (Sweden) Books and Literature

‘Here Lies’: A Clue in Hebrew Points to Rome’s Medieval Jewish Cemetery

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Skeletons and graves uncovered during an excavation in Rome. Archaeologists believe the remains were once buried in the Campus Iudeorum, or Field of the Jews.
Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome
Archaeologists say that 38 skeletons unearthed in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood were likely buried in the long-vanished Campus Iudeorum, or Field of the Jews.
ELISABETTA POVOLEDO Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:30:59 GMT Cemeteries Jews and Judaism Archaeology and Anthropology Rome (Italy)

NBC to Broadcast 2018 Olympics Live in All Time Zones

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The move addresses the ever-increasing number of people who have instant access to results through social media and internet streams, including NBC’s own live coverage online.
JACK WILLIAMS Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:48:18 GMT Olympic Games (2018) Television National Broadcasting Co

Auschwitz Demonstrators Who Killed Sheep Weren’t Neo-Nazis, Officials Say

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The entrance to Auschwitz. The 11 people who gathered there Friday in a demonstration met online and most did not know one another before the episode, prosecutors said.
Daniel Rodrigues for The New York Times
The 11 people arrested, who told prosecutors they were trying to send an antiwar message, face criminal charges for their stunt near the gate of the former Nazi death camp.
JOANNA BERENDT Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:10:38 GMT Auschwitz Concentration Camp Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Monuments and Memorials (Structures) Holocaust and the Nazi Era Oswiecim (Poland)

Feature: Can a Former Islamist Make It Cool to Be Moderate?

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Maajid Nawaz near Russell Square in London.
Sian Davey for The New York Times
Maajid Nawaz has started a foundation to combat Muslim extremism — and has made a lot of enemies in the process.
THOMAS CHATTERTON WILLIAMS Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:02 GMT Muslims and Islam Discrimination Radical: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism (Book) England Quilliam Foundation

Books of The Times: ‘Richard Nixon,’ Portrait of a Thin-Skinned, Media-Hating President

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President Nixon during a televised news conference in April 1969.
Richard Nixon Presidential Library
This elegant and sympathetic biography by John A. Farrell arrives as a current president makes comparisons unavoidable.
JENNIFER SENIOR Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:22:02 GMT Books and Literature Richard Nixon: The Life (Book) Farrell, John A Nixon, Richard Milhous Presidents and Presidency (US)

Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole and Broadway’s Friendliest Feud

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Patti LuPone, left, and Christine Ebersole.
Ryan Pfluger for The New York Times
They play the rival cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden in the new musical “War Paint.”
ALEXANDRA JACOBS Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:24 GMT Theater Actors and Actresses War Paint (Play) LuPone, Patti Ebersole, Christine Rubinstein, Helena Arden, Elizabeth