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Trump Is Poised to Remove Protections on Transgender Students’ Rights

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A sticker designating a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. A draft order would reverse directives put in place last year by the Obama administration to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice.
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The president will issue guidelines to rescind rules that allow the students to use the bathrooms of their choice at school, an order that caused an internal rift.
JEREMY W. PETERS, JO BECKER, ERIC LICHTBLAU and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:56:03 GMT United States Politics and Government Transgender and Transsexuals Justice Department DeVos, Elizabeth (1958- ) Grimm, Gavin Sessions, Jefferson B III Trump, Donald J Jenner, Caitlyn (1949- )

Police Fear Trump Immigration Orders May Handcuff Effort to Fight Gangs

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The Suffolk County Police Department is debating how to navigate increased pressure to assist federal immigration authorities in communities like Brentwood, while cracking down on the widespread gang activity in these communities.
Johnny Milano for The New York Times
Some officials in a Long Island town where criminals with Salvadoran links have killed five teenagers fear it will make solving crimes harder. Others see an important tool.
LIZ ROBBINS Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:40:56 GMT Illegal Immigration Immigration and Emigration Police Immigration Detention Gangs Executive Orders and Memorandums Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US) LatinoJustice PRLDEF Police Department (Suffolk County, NY) Brentwood (NY)

Mexico, Syria, Trump: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/briefing/mexico-syria-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Doug Mills/The New York Times
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
KAREN ZRAICK and LISA IABONI Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:42:36 GMT

Asia and Australia Edition: Kim Jong-nam, Donald Tsang, Mexico: Your Morning Briefing

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Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
CHARLES McDERMID Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:37:49 GMT

New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions

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Mexicans deported from the U.S. walked to a repatriation center in Tijuana in June 2016.
Guillermo Arias/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
The rules authorize expelling undocumented immigrants who have committed even minor offenses, and they make it easier to immediately deport people.
MICHAEL D. SHEAR and RON NIXON Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:25:49 GMT Deportation Homeland Security Department Illegal Immigration Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US) Customs and Border Protection (US) United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J

Economic Scene: President Trump Wants a Wall? Mexico Is It

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A United States Border Patrol agent monitoring a fence separating Mexico from the United States near Calexico, Calif.
Mike Blake/Reuters
Talk of a Mexican border wall to stop illegal immigration ignores the fact that Mexico has been stopping and returning Central American migrants.
EDUARDO PORTER Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:34:44 GMT Border Barriers Illegal Immigration United States International Relations Mexico Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Immigration Policies Explained

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained a suspect in Los Angeles this month.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
The administration has significantly hardened the country’s policies regarding illegal immigration. Here are some of the most significant elements of the new approach.
NICHOLAS KULISH, VIVIAN YEE, CAITLIN DICKERSON, LIZ ROBBINS, FERNANDA SANTOS and JENNIFER MEDINA Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:52:35 GMT Illegal Immigration Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals United States Politics and Government Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US) Mexico

Donald Trump, Milo Yiannopoulos, Standing Rock: Your Wednesday Briefing

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Immigrants deported from the U.S. arriving in Guatemala City this month. President Trump has directed his administration to enforce immigration laws more aggressively.
John Moore/Getty Images
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
DES SHOE and SEAN ALFANO Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:03:33 GMT

California Today: California Today: The State’s Hate Landscape

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Nathan Damigo, the founder of the white-nationalist group Identity Evropa, in Sonora on Dec. 2.
Max Whittaker for The New York Times
Wednesday: A snapshot of hate in California, flooding in San Jose and Congress members come home to face questions.
MIKE McPHATE Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:05:01 GMT California Today California

State of the Art: I Ignored Trump News for a Week. Here’s What I Learned.

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President Trump has taken up semipermanent residence on every media outlet of any kind, political or not.
Doug Chayka
Coverage of President Trump may eclipse that of any single human being ever. I discovered several truths about our digital media ecosystem when I tuned it out.
FARHAD MANJOO Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:20 GMT News and News Media Social Media Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government

The Pruitt Emails: E.P.A. Chief Was Arm in Arm With Industry

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Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington on Tuesday.
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Thousands of pages of emails show that Mr. Pruitt, as Oklahoma attorney general, worked closely with companies to battle environmental regulation.
CORAL DAVENPORT and ERIC LIPTON Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:07:23 GMT Pruitt, Scott Environmental Protection Agency United States Politics and Government Devon Energy Corporation

Adventures in Capitalism: How Trump Might Become a Workplace Disrupter

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Workers at a solar energy site outside Cholame, Calif., in August. The internet has changed the way white-collar workers find jobs, but has not benefited blue-collar workers as much.
Andrew Burton for The New York Times
This administration, freed from the usual political debts to unions or Wall Street, has an unusual opportunity to remake American working life.
CHARLES DUHIGG Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:25:00 GMT Trump, Donald J Labor and Jobs Vocational Training Freelancing, Self-Employment and Independent Contracting Collins, Susan M Perez, Thomas E

Political Calculus: Democrats’ Best Bet to Retake the House? Follow the Sun

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There are not many abandoned steel mills in Irvine, Calif., where a Republican representative, Mimi Walters, is expected to run for re-election in a district carried by Hillary Clinton.
Monica Almeida/The New York Times
The voters who decided the last election might not decide the next. The road to a Democratic House starts in Orange County in California.
NATE COHN Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:30:25 GMT United States Politics and Government Elections, House of Representatives Elections, Senate Voting and Voters Whites Presidential Election of 2016 Sun Belt States (US) Issa, Darrell E

From Trump the Nationalist, a Trail of Global Trademarks

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The Trump Tower in Mumbai, India, far right, which was under construction last November. President Trump also has a trademark in India in a category that covers laundry detergent, perfume and soaps.
Asmita Parelkar for The New York Times
A review of foreign trademarks registered to President Trump’s companies gives clues to a globe-spanning strategy and potential conflicts of interest.
DANNY HAKIM and SUI-LEE WEE Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:55:26 GMT Trump, Donald J Trademarks and Trade Names Conflicts of Interest International Trade and World Market Trump Organization China Mexico European Union United States Politics and Government

Clashes in Stockholm Suburb Draw Attention to Trump’s Remarks

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The episode between the police and residents came two days after President Trump made provocative claims about migration and crime in Sweden.
CHRISTINA ANDERSON and SEWELL CHAN Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:11:33 GMT Sweden Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Stockholm (Sweden) Immigration and Emigration Refugees and Displaced Persons Crime and Criminals Trump, Donald J United States International Relations

Town Hall Meetings Heat Up

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Over the past few weeks, people have been voicing concerns to Republican lawmakers at town hall-style meetings around the country. Witness some of the confrontations in this 360 video.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:51:10 GMT Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010)

Your Daily Mini Crossword

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Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 08:18:20 GMT

Phys Ed: Men, Is Exercise Putting a Damper on Your Sex Life?

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Men who exercise strenuously may have a lower libido than those whose workouts are lighter, a new study found.
GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:00:01 GMT Testosterone Exercise Athletics and Sports Hormones Sex

Ask The Wirecutter: How to Decide Which Headphones to Buy (Hint: Not Apple’s AirPods)

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Sampling headphones at an Apple store in San Francisco. With so many choices on the market, having two less expensive pairs may be the best option.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
With so many choices available, shopping for earphones can be daunting. A headphone editor suggests buying two cheaper pairs suited to different needs.
DAMON DARLIN Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:10:36 GMT Headphones and Headsets Bose Corp Apple Inc OPPO Electronics Corp

A.T.F. Filled Secret Bank Account With Millions From Shadowy Cigarette Sales

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Charlie Batten, a fifth-generation tobacco farmer and U.S. Tobacco Cooperative Inc. board member, at his farm in Four Oaks, N.C. The co-op negotiated a deal to buy a tobacco distribution company whose owners had secret ties to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Jeremy M. Lange for The New York Times
An off-the-books operation, meant to finance undercover work, is the subject of a lawsuit that has been kept nearly entirely sealed for years.
MATT APUZZO Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:20 GMT Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Smuggling Smoking and Tobacco North Carolina

7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers Say

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Trappist-1 is about 8 percent the size of the sun.
ESO
Astronomers are excited by the discovery, which suggests that some of these exoplanets — planets around stars other than the sun — could support life and may be awash in oceans.
KENNETH CHANG Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:58:12 GMT Space and Astronomy Stars and Galaxies Planets Nature (Journal) Gillon, Michael Triaud, Amaury H.M.J.

A Few Dakota Pipeline Protesters Remain, Despite Deadline to Leave

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A campsite on federal land, in Cannon Ball, N.D., last week. Most of the protesters had left by the deadline Wednesday, but not all.
Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune, via Associated Press
Activists in North Dakota protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline had until Wednesday afternoon to leave a camp on the banks of the Missouri River.
MITCH SMITH and ALAN BLINDER Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:22:52 GMT Standing Rock Sioux Reservation (ND-SD) North Dakota Missouri River Bakken Shale Field (ND) Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Native Americans

Jimmy Kimmel on Hosting the Oscars at a Political Moment

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When Jimmy Kimmel hosts the Oscars on Sunday, it will be the first time in nearly a decade that a working late-night star will be the M.C.
Brinson+Banks for The New York Times
With recent awards speeches focusing on President Trump, he says the evening will be a balancing act that avoids too little topical content and too much.
DAVE ITZKOFF Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:24:04 GMT Television Academy Awards (Oscars) Comedy and Humor Kimmel, Jimmy ABC Inc Jimmy Kimmel Live (TV Program) Trump, Donald J

The Carpetbagger: The Art of the Oscars Long-Shot

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Andre Royo in “Hunter Gatherer.”
The Orchard
Studios push all manner of films and performances for Academy Awards, but many don’t gin up much interest.
CARA BUCKLEY Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:08:31 GMT Academy Awards (Oscars) Movies Goodman, John Martindale, Margo The Meddler (Movie) Royo, Andre Sarandon, Susan 10 Cloverfield Lane (Movie) American Wrestler: The Wizard (Movie) Eye in the Sky (Movie) Hunter Gatherer (Movie) I Saw the Light (Movie)

In the Studio: Jeremy Scott Is Having a Cardboard Moment

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Jeremy Scott, at home for the moment, in Los Angeles.
Tarik Hameedi for The New York Times
The creative director of Moschino allows a view into his private working world.
MATTHEW SCHNEIER Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:55:13 GMT Fashion and Apparel Moschino SpA Scott, Jeremy (1974- ) Milan Fashion Week

Budapest Withdraws Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

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The Hungarian Parliament was the backdrop last month for an Olympic logo promoting Budapest as the potential host of the 2024 Olympics.
Laszlo Balogh/Reuters
The move means only two cities, Paris and Los Angeles, remain in the running to host the Games.
VICTOR MATHER Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:54:33 GMT Olympic Games (2024) Budapest (Hungary)

Bill Maher, Faulted for Booking Milo Yiannopoulos, Takes Credit for His Fall

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Bill Maher on “Real Time” last month.
Janet Van Ham/HBO
In an interview, Mr. Maher spoke about having the right-wing personality on his show “Real Time,” and why he will continue to seek out provocative conservative guests.
DAVE ITZKOFF Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:02 GMT Television Real Time With Bill Maher (TV Program) Maher, Bill Yiannopoulos, Milo Politics and Government

New York Times Names Editor to Steer Daily Coverage

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Alison Mitchell, who oversaw The New York Times’s daily news report through the presidential election, will become an assistant editor on the masthead.
Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times
Alison Mitchell will be an assistant editor and the third woman to join the masthead in recent weeks.
SYDNEY EMBER Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:00:53 GMT Appointments and Executive Changes New York Times Mitchell, Alison

More U.S. Troops May Be Needed Against ISIS in Syria, a Top General Says

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American commandos in the Syrian province of Raqqa last year. Gen. Joseph L. Votel, the top United States commander for the Middle East, said Wednesday that more American forces may be needed in Syria.
Delil Souleiman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
One option is for American troops to step up support for Syrian fighters in the battle for Raqqa, much as they are doing for Iraqi forces in the battle for Mosul.
MICHAEL R. GORDON Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:23:41 GMT United States Defense and Military Forces Votel, Joseph L Raqqa (Syria) Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Defense and Military Forces People's Protection Units (YPG) Syria Iraq Turkey United States Central Command Kurds

The Public Editor: The Case of the Wrong Justice

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Justice Harry Blackmun talks to reporters following his retirement.
The New York Times
A Times obituary that attributed a passage from a Supreme Court opinion by Byron White to Harry Blackmun raises the question of whether all corrections are created equal.
LIZ SPAYD Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:58:39 GMT New York Times McCorvey, Norma Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) Newspapers Abortion Supreme Court (US)

The Interpreter

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:38:47 GMT

Bao Bao the Panda Leaves the Beltway Behind to Breed in China

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Bao Bao the giant panda had a meal of bamboo on Tuesday morning before she was sent to China.
Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency
The National Zoo gave Bao Bao a Washington send-off, with her own motorcade. As part of an agreement, pandas born in the zoo must leave for China by age 4.
NOAH WEILAND Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:02:07 GMT Pandas Smithsonian National Zoological Park China United States International Relations

The Waldorf Is Closing, but Its Salad Lives On

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The original Waldorf salad, which is a mix of diced apples and celery tossed in a good-quality mayonnaise.
Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times
The Manhattan hotel, which will shut its doors temporarily for renovations starting next month, gave rise to a dish that has made an indelible mark on American menus.
RACHELLE BERGSTEIN Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:08:11 GMT Cooking and Cookbooks Restaurants Waldorf Astoria New York (Manhattan, NY, Hotel) Salads

A Chelsea Manning-WikiLeaks Opera, Seen in a New Light

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A wall-projection from “The Source,” an opera about Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks.
Kirsten Luce for The New York Times
The composer Ted Hearne talks about how this work has held up as its subject matter has continued to evolve as a news event.
ZACHARY WOOLFE Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:33:58 GMT Opera Manning, Chelsea WikiLeaks Hearne, Ted The Source (Opera)

Frugal Traveler: Just 11 Miles Off Coast, California’s Galápagos

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The Channel Islands National Park comprises five islands off the coast of Southern California, which are all remarkably close to the mainland.
Trevor Tondro for The New York Times
Unlike a pricey trip to the Galápagos Islands, you can explore Santa Cruz, one of the Channel Islands, on a modest budget.
LUCAS PETERSON Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:00:01 GMT Channel Islands Budget Travel Channel Islands National Park (Calif) Islands Hikes and Hiking Travel and Vacations

Damien Hirst Alienated Collectors. Will His New Work Win Them Back?

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An image posted by the Pinault Collection in connection with its forthcoming Damien Hirst show in Venice.
Photographed by Christoph Gerigk/Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved/DACS, London/ARS, NY
He made a splash with a $12 million shark. Now mystery surrounds the artist’s new work, to be unveiled in Venice in April.
ROBIN POGREBIN Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:19:36 GMT Art Hirst, Damien Gagosian Gallery Venice (Italy) Gagosian, Larry Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable (Exhibit)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Begins Again After Concussion, With Altered Priorities

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will begin his 18th full season at Nascar’s top level on Sunday in the Daytona 500.
Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Medically cleared since Dec. 8 and newly married, he says Nascar fans will see a different Dale Earnhardt Jr. this season, which starts on Sunday.
DAVE CALDWELL Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:02:07 GMT Earnhardt, Dale Jr Daytona 500 (Auto Race) National Assn of Stock Car Auto Racing Concussions