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White House Signals Acceptance of Russia Sanctions Bill

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/23/us/politics/trump-russia-sanctions.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
President Trump at Joint Base Andrews on Saturday.
Hilary Swift for The New York Times
President Trump expressed anger at Republicans who abandoned him on the legislation and forced his hand.
PETER BAKER and ANDREW HIGGINS Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:26:41 GMT Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates United States Politics and Government Embargoes and Sanctions Trump, Donald J Russia

News Analysis: For Trump and Putin, Sanctions Are a Setback Both Sought to Avoid

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/23/world/europe/trump-putin-sanctions-hacking.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
President Trump during his meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at the Group of 20 conference in Hamburg, Germany, this month.
Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
The expansion of American sanctions against Russia can be viewed as a result of two world leaders’ overplaying their hands.
DAVID E. SANGER Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:35:14 GMT United States International Relations Embargoes and Sanctions Putin, Vladimir V Trump, Donald J Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Trump’s ‘Great National Infrastructure Program’? Stalled

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There is broad agreement that American infrastructure problems need to be addressed, but debate over how to pay for it. Construction crews worked on a section of an overpass that collapsed from a large fire on Interstate 85 in Atlanta.
David Goldman/Associated Press
Everyone agrees that America’s bridges, roadways and waterworks are in bad need of repair. But the president has yet to deliver on his promised plan.
GLENN THRUSH Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:00:28 GMT Infrastructure (Public Works) Trump, Donald J Cohn, Gary D United States Politics and Government

Fact Check: How Trump Got It Wrong in Saying The Times ‘Foiled’ Killing of ISIS Leader

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President Trump at the commissioning ceremony for the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Va., on Saturday.
Hilary Swift for The New York Times
An Army general said a leak had cost a chance to capture the head of the Islamic State. But a Pentagon announcement weeks earlier would have tipped the militant off.
MICHAEL R. GORDON Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:16:55 GMT United States Politics and Government United States Defense and Military Forces Fox News Channel Baghdadi, Abu Bakr al- Sayyaf, Abu (d 2015) Trump, Donald J

Europe Edition: Turkey, BBC, Israel: Your Monday Briefing

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/briefing/turkey-bbc-israel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink The New York Times
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
STEPHEN HILTNER Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:03:19 GMT

White House Memo: Anthony Scaramucci, New Communications Chief, Woos Trump on TV

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Anthony Scaramucci on Friday during a news briefing at the White House.
Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times
Mr. Scaramucci, the hedge fund investor turned message strategist, took his tailored suits and butter-smooth style on his first official TV outing on Sunday.
MAGGIE HABERMAN Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:58:34 GMT United States Politics and Government Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates Scaramucci, Anthony News and News Media Trump, Donald J Trump, Donald J Jr Russia

With More Ships in the Arctic, Fears of Disaster Rise

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Crystal Serenity, a 1,000-passenger luxury liner, at a stop in Ulukhaktok in Canada’s Northwest Territories during a Northwest Passage cruise in August.
Katie Orlinsky
A decline in sea ice is allowing more marine travel, but experts say the remote region is unprepared to face an emergency at sea.
HENRY FOUNTAIN Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:14:29 GMT Ice Freight (Cargo) Maritime Accidents and Safety Arctic Regions Cruises

Mosque Crisis and Jordan Attack Raise Fears of Escalating Violence in Israel

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Israeli police officers outside the Lion’s Gate entrance to the Aqsa Mosque compound, where new metal detectors and cameras have been installed.
Atef Safadi/European Pressphoto Agency
Violence now appears to have spread across the border, with the report of a gun attack inside the Israeli Embassy in Jordan’s capital.
ISABEL KERSHNER Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:45:00 GMT Temple Mount (Jerusalem) Palestinians Mosques Israeli Settlements Muslims and Islam Netanyahu, Benjamin Abbas, Mahmoud Gaza Strip West Bank Israel aqsa mosque

Journey Fatal for 9 Migrants Found in Truck in a San Antonio Parking Lot

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San Antonio police officers at a Walmart parking lot on Sunday with the tractor-trailer where eight people were found dead.
Eric Gay/Associated Press
The city’s fire chief said 20 others were in “extremely severe” or critical condition. Officials were treating the discovery as a human trafficking crime.
DAVID MONTGOMERY, MANNY FERNANDEZ and YONETTE JOSEPH Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:58:27 GMT Walmart Stores Inc San Antonio (Tex) Human Trafficking Immigration and Emigration Deaths (Fatalities)

Artist at Work: Carving Woodblock Prints in Brazil

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Step inside the workshop of the Brazilian artist José Francisco Borges and follow the process of making intricate woodblock prints.
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:00:02 GMT Brazil Art

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

In Minneapolis, Unusual Police Killing Raises an Old Outcry: Why?

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The alley where Justine Damond was fatally shot by a police officer a week ago in Minneapolis.
Jenn Ackerman for The New York Times
The fatal shooting of Justine Damond had uncommon circumstances and stirred an uproar in Australia, but once more there were blanks to fill in.
JOHN ELIGON, VIVIAN YEE and MATT FURBER Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:37:53 GMT Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings Damond, Justine (d 2017) Noor, Mohamed (Minneapolis, Minn, Police Officer) Minneapolis (Minn) Sydney (Australia)

Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies

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In CAR-T therapy, a patient’s T cells are reprogrammed in the laboratory to create modified T cells that are genetically coded to recognize and fight the patient’s cancer.
Brent Stirton/Novartis
Gene therapy for cancer is becoming a reality but works best for blood cancers like leukemia and not yet in more common ones like lung cancer.
DENISE GRADY Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:05:16 GMT Immune System Leukemia Genetic Engineering Chemotherapy Novartis AG

One Family, Many Revolutions: From Black Panthers, to Silicon Valley, to Trump

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David Horowitz at his house in Camarillo, Calif. He moved from a leftist ideologist to a supporter of the Trump administration.
Jake Michaels for The New York Times
Ben Horowitz is helping define the modern tech age. His father shaped the ’60s radical left — before taking a hard right turn. Family chats get interesting.
DAVID STREITFELD Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:00:26 GMT Horowitz, David J (1939- ) United States Politics and Government Horowitz, Ben Computers and the Internet Venture Capital Blacks

In China, Herd of ‘Gray Rhinos’ Threatens Economy

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The headquarters of Anbang Insurance Group, whose chairman was detained last month.
Jason Lee/Reuters
Several Chinese conglomerates are now are so big, so complex and so indebted that the government is trying to bring them to heel.
KEITH BRADSHER and SUI-LEE WEE Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:56:00 GMT China Politics and Government Economic Conditions and Trends Banking and Financial Institutions Credit and Debt Anbang Insurance Group Co Dalian Wanda Group Fosun International HNA Group Co Ltd

‘The Big Sick,’ South Asian Identity and Me

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Kumail Nanjiani, right, and Zoe Kazan in “The Big Sick,” a movie written by Mr. Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon (played by Ms. Kazan), based on their relationship.
The hit movie reflects the world that one New York Times writer grew up in. But does it do so at the expense of South Asian women?
SOPAN DEB Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:03:38 GMT Movies The Big Sick (Movie) Indian-Americans Race and Ethnicity South Asia Nanjiani, Kumail Dating and Relationships

A Word With: Kevin Bacon Knows You’re Gazing at Him

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/arts/television/kevin-bacon-i-love-dick-amazon-story-of-a-girl.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Kevin Bacon, star of “I Love Dick,” plays a fatherly figure in Lifetime’s “Story of a Girl,” which is directed by his wife, Kyra Sedgwick.
Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
The star of “I Love Dick” talks about his new sex-symbol status and his latest project with his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, who made her directorial debut.
KATHRYN SHATTUCK Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:00:26 GMT Television Actors and Actresses Bacon, Kevin Sedgwick, Kyra Story of a Girl (TV Program) Lifetime Television

U.S. Army Sergeant Is Charged With Trying to Aid Islamic State

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/23/world/middleeast/army-solder-charged-islamic-state.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
An undated photograph shows a man identified as Sgt. First Class Ikaika Erik Kang kissing what appears to be the Islamic State flag and putting it up to his forehead.
U.S. District Court, via Reuters
Sgt. First Class Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, is accused of trying to provide equipment, training and classified military information to ISIS.
NOAH WEILAND Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:09:29 GMT United States Politics and Government Classified Information and State Secrets Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) United States Army Baghdadi, Abu Bakr al- United States Hawaii

Chris Froome Wins His Fourth Tour de France Title

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Chris Froome riding in Paris on Sunday in the Tour de France’s final stage, a ceremonial procession for the leaders.
Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
The Briton — mounting a yellow bike and donning the yellow jersey — bested Rigoberto Urán of Colombia by 54 seconds in the overall race after Sunday’s largely ceremonial final stage.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:54:24 GMT Tour de France (Bicycle Race) Bicycles and Bicycling Team Sky Aru, Fabio Froome, Christopher

Spieth Goes From Hunted to Hunter, and Back Again, in Winning British Open

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Jordan Spieth saw a three-stroke lead turn into a one-shot deficit during the final round of the British Open before rallying to win his third major.
Andy Rain/European Pressphoto Agency
Spieth, who held a three-stroke lead heading into the final round, saw it turn into a one-shot deficit. But a bogey, of all things, on No. 13 was the catalyst for a rally.
KAREN CROUSE Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:13:40 GMT British Open (Golf) Royal Birkdale Golf Club Kuchar, Matt Spieth, Jordan

German Carmakers Face Potential New Scandal Over Antitrust Issues

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/business/german-carmakers-antitrust.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Volkswagen vehicles stored at a customer center. The company is one of several German carmakers facing a potential antitrust inquiry by European authorities.
Carsten Koall/European Pressphoto Agency
The European Commission said it is looking into accusations that Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW colluded on emissions and other technology.
JACK EWING Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:52:54 GMT Fuel Emissions (Transportation) Automobiles Greenhouse Gas Emissions Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Fines (Penalties) Audi Division of Volkswagen AG Bayerische Motorenwerke AG Daimler AG European Commission Merkel, Angela Germany

Eyesore or Blessing? New Safety Feature at Citi Field Divides Fans

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/23/sports/baseball/eyesore-or-blessing-new-safety-feature-at-citi-field-divides-fans.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The New York Mets have gone farther with protective netting at Citi Field than Major League Baseball recommended two years ago, drawing complaints from some fans.
Hilary Swift for The New York Times
Almost no one is neutral about the protective netting at Citi Field, which places many seats behind a barrier. Many appreciate the safeguards, while some complain it ruins the view.
WALLACE MATTHEWS Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:19:40 GMT Baseball Stadiums and Arenas Accidents and Safety Citi Field (Queens, NY) Major League Baseball

‘Dunkirk’ Exceeds Box Office Expectations as ‘Valerian’ Bombs

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/23/movies/dunkirk-girls-trip-valerian-box-office.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Kenneth Branagh in Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” which took in more than expected at the weekend box office.
Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Pictures
“Dunkirk,” a World War II movie directed by Christopher Nolan, found an audience despite being considered a more serious film than usual summer fare.
BROOKS BARNES Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:52:15 GMT Movies Dunkirk (Movie) Girls Trip (Movie) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Movie)

Without Visas, Carnival Workers Are Trapped at Home in Mexico

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/world/americas/mexico-h2b-visas-tlapacoyan-carnivals.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Thousands of migrants leave Tlapacoyan, Mexico, each year to work in the United States with an H-2B visa. But changes to immigration laws have reduced the number of people leaving this summer.
Brett Gundlock for The New York Times
A debate over how many visas the United States should issue to seasonal workers has stranded thousands in Mexico with diminished job prospects.
PAULINA VILLEGAS and VICTORIA BURNETT Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:39:28 GMT Mexico Visas Immigration and Emigration Labor and Jobs Tlapacoyan (Mexico) Foreign Workers

BBC Women Demand Action to Close Pay Gap With Men

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/23/business/media/bbc-women-pay-gap.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Clare Balding interviewing Aljaz Bedene of Britain on July 5 at the Wimbledon championships in London.
Michael Steele/Getty Images
In an open letter, prominent women at the British broadcaster called for quick action to eliminate the disparity.
STEVEN ERLANGER Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:06:16 GMT British Broadcasting Corp Women and Girls Wages and Salaries News and News Media Gender Great Britain Hall, Tony (1951- ) Clare Balding

At Comic-Con, Ben Affleck Says He Will Continue to Play Batman

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Jason Momoa, left, and Ben Affleck greeting fans at the “Justice League” autograph signing on Saturday at Comic-Con International.
Mike Coppola/Getty Images
The actor rebutted an article saying that his days as the Caped Crusader were numbered.
BROOKS BARNES Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:42:17 GMT Batman (Fictional Character) Comic-Con (Conventions) Affleck, Ben Warner Brothers Pictures San Diego (Calif)

Economic View: When the (Empty) Apartment Next Door Is Owned by an Oligarch

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/upshot/when-the-empty-apartment-next-door-is-owned-by-an-oligarch.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Minh Uong/The New York Times
Foreign money is flowing into neighborhoods in North America. But what does that mean for the neighbors?
EMILY BADGER Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:30:02 GMT Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Foreign Investments Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Vancouver (British Columbia)

Your Money: The Ethics of Adjusting Your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/your-money/estate-planning/the-ethics-of-adjusting-your-assets-to-qualify-for-medicaid.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Robert Neubecker for The New York Times
People who make themselves indigent to qualify for Medicaid are sometimes criticized. But consider the nuances of the situation, and other alternatives.
RON LIEBER Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:23 GMT Medicaid Elder Care Nursing Homes Long-Term Care Insurance

Vows: Alex, We’ll Take ‘To Have and to Hold’ for $1,000

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/fashion/weddings/jeopardy-teachers-tournament-couple-married-wedding.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Maryanne Lewell and Michael Townes, who met as fellow contestants on “Jeopardy,” were married July 7 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.
Sarah Rice for The New York Times
For two teachers in a “Jeopardy” tournament, the real prize comes nearly four years after meeting at the show.
VINCENT M. MALLOZZI Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:00:41 GMT Weddings and Engagements Vows (Times Column)

Book Review: Lives Among the Ruins

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This week, a look at two new books that channel voices from Syria’s war zone, plus reviews of Roxane Gay’s “Hunger,” a new biography of Thoreau and much more.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:25:34 GMT

Future Tense: Thanks to Venmo, We Now All Know How Cheap Our Friends Are

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/style/venmo-cheap-friends-transaction-history.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Anna Godeassi
The app “changes friendships and makes them more transactional,” one user said. “It’s nickel-and-diming everything, literally.”
TEDDY WAYNE Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:02 GMT Mobile Applications Venmo Friendship