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Public Health: Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/upshot/shifting-dollars-from-poor-to-rich-is-a-key-part-of-the-senate-health-bill.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at his office on Thursday, when the Republican health plan was made public.
Doug Mills/The New York Times
The bill is aligned with long-held Republican values, jettisoning Obamacare taxes. But it would also reduce funding for the care of low-income Americans.
MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:26:50 GMT Medicaid Senate Republican Party Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Taxation United States Politics and Government

Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid

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Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, after a Republican meeting about the health care bill on Thursday.
Doug Mills/The New York Times
Senate Republican leaders released their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, even as enough senators to block it declared their opposition.
ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:50:05 GMT Senate Law and Legislation Republican Party United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010)

Congressional Memo: McConnell’s Calculation May Be That He Still Wins by Losing

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The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, on Thursday after leaving a closed-door meeting on the Senate’s health care bill.
Doug Mills/The New York Times
It is possible that Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, views the potential failure of the Senate bill to repeal Obamacare as an eventual boon.
JENNIFER STEINHAUER Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:51:27 GMT Senate McConnell, Mitch Republican Party Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government

F.B.I. Investigating Deals Involving Paul Manafort and Son-in-Law

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Paul Manafort at a meeting in Manhattan in August, days before he resigned as the campaign manager for Donald J. Trump.
Carlo Allegri/Reuters
It was not clear if the inquiry was part of a broader investigation that has ensnared Paul Manafort, who once served as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman.
MIKE McINTIRE Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:27:33 GMT Manafort, Paul J Yohai, Jeffrey Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Federal Bureau of Investigation Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates Real Estate (Commercial)

Senate Health Bill, N.B.A. Draft, ‘The Big Sick’: Your Friday Briefing

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/briefing/senate-health-bill-nba-draft-the-big-sick.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A grizzly mother and her cub in Yellowstone National Park. The bears are to be taken off the endangered species list.
Karen Bleier/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
CHRIS STANFORD Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:10:19 GMT

California Today: California Today: Advice for Graduates

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The Dalai Lama emphasized the importance of inner peace during his commencement address at the University of California, San Diego, on Saturday.
Lily Tang/University of California, San Diego
Friday: Parting advice for college graduates, a defiant Nancy Pelosi, and public art in Sonoma.
MIKE McPHATE Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:57:29 GMT California Today

Trump Indicates Tweet on Tapes Was Meant to Affect Comey Testimony

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President Trump at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday.
Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” the president also raised questions about the impartiality of the special counsel for the Russia investigation, Robert S. Mueller III.
MAGGIE HABERMAN Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:34:08 GMT United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Comey, James B Mueller, Robert S III Fox & Friends (TV Program) Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

C.I.A. Set Up Secret Back Channel With Syria to Try to Free U.S. Hostage

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A YouTube video showed Austin Tice, an American journalist and former Marine who disappeared in Syria in 2012.
via Associated Press
The Trump administration began searching early on for ways to free Austin Tice, a journalist who has been missing since 2012.
ADAM GOLDMAN Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:17:14 GMT Tice, Austin Pompeo, Mike Kidnapping and Hostages United States International Relations

Critics Say U.S. Is ‘Sleepwalking’ Into Wider Role in Syria

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A fighter jet landing on the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. This month alone, the United States has shot down a Syrian warplane, come close to shooting another and downed two Iranian-made drones that were nearing American-backed troops on the ground.
Bram Janssen/Associated Press
Recently, the United States has shot down a Syrian warplane and downed two Iranian-made drones that were nearing American-backed troops.
HELENE COOPER Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:09:43 GMT Defense and Military Forces United States Defense and Military Forces Syria Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) United States International Relations Terrorism Assad, Bashar al- Trump, Donald J Obama, Barack Macron, Emmanuel (1977- ) Raqqa (Syria) Iran Russia

Video Refutes ISIS Claim That U.S. Blew Up Mosque

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Al Nuri Grand Mosque, in Mosul, Iraq, was blown up on Wednesday. The Islamic State said a U.S. airstrike destroyed it. But surveillance footage shows that the building appeared to be packed with explosives and not hit by an airstrike.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:46:42 GMT Mosques Destruction of Cultural Antiquities and Heritage Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Mosul (Iraq) Terrorism Bombs and Explosives United States International Relations United States Defense and Military Forces

Mistrial Declared in Shooting of Black Driver by Cincinnati Officer

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Ray Tensing, left, a former University of Cincinnati police officer, during his retrial in the fatal shooting of a black man, Samuel DuBose.
Pool photo by Cara Owsley
Ray Tensing was charged in the death of Samuel DuBose, who was shot during a botched traffic stop in 2015 in Cincinnati.
JESS BIDGOOD and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:20:39 GMT Tensing, Ray (1989- ) Dubose, Samuel (1972-2015) Cincinnati (Ohio) Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Loose Definition of Terrorism Upends a Syrian Asylum Seeker’s Life

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Radwan Ziadeh, a prominent political opponent of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, has spent 10 years in the United States and has received fellowships at Harvard, Georgetown and the United States Institute of Peace. He has been denied political asylum.
Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times
Radwan Ziadeh, a dissident who faced persecution in Syria, has been denied asylum because of a measure that targets even groups the United States supports.
SOMINI SENGUPTA Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:42:52 GMT Ziadeh, Radwan Asylum, Right of Syria Terrorism Citizenship and Immigration Services (US) Free Syrian Army Syrian Muslim Brotherhood

Outside Collectors for I.R.S. Are Accused of Illegal Practices

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The Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington. A group of senators say that I.R.S. contractors are using illegal and abusive collection tactics.
Andrew Harnik/Associated Press
A group of Democratic senators obtained call scripts from companies collecting overdue tax debt and found what they said were a range of abuses.
STACY COWLEY and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:58:13 GMT Taxation Federal Taxes (US) Debt Collection Internal Revenue Service Navient Corporation

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

Out of High School, Into Real Life

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/us/out-of-high-school-into-real-life.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
This graduation season, The New York Times talked with seniors across the country who are not headed to college about their plans, hopes and dreams.
JACK HEALY Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:06 GMT Vocational Training Colleges and Universities Education (K-12) Careers and Professions

N.B.A. Draft: Analysis of Every Pick and Trade in Round 1

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Markelle Fultz was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Mike Stobe/Getty Images
The 76ers selected Markelle Fultz with the first pick in the draft. Lonzo Ball went No. 2 to the Lakers. Here’s a look at the picks and trades in the first round.
BENJAMIN HOFFMAN and MARC TRACY Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:43:08 GMT Draft and Recruitment (Sports) Basketball National Basketball Assn

Bow Ties and Statement Sneakers at the N.B.A. Draft

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Lonzo Ball, left, Markelle Fultz, front second left, and De’Aaron Fox, front second right, before the first round of the 2017 N.B.A. draft at Barclays Center.
Brad Penner/USA Today Sports, via Reuters
It was a life-changing night for young basketball players, for whom dressing well has become a condition of stardom.
JON CARAMANICA Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:26:37 GMT Fashion and Apparel Basketball Suits (Apparel) Ball, Lonzo (1997- ) Ball, LaVar (1968- ) ZO2 National Basketball Assn Draft and Recruitment (Sports) Sneakers Big Baller Brand

Grenfell Tower Cladding and Insulation Failed Investigators’ Tests

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Unburned lower floors with cladding panels still in place at Grenfell Tower in West London.
Niklas Halle'N/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Officials also confirmed that the blaze at the 24-story West London building began with a faulty refrigerator, and that it was not started intentionally.
CEYLAN YEGINSU Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:24:16 GMT Grenfell Tower Fire (June, 2017) Deaths (Fatalities) Fires and Firefighters Grenfell Tower (London, England) Great Britain London (England) Accidents and Safety Hotpoint

Eluding Death by Design in a Tokyo Loft

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Step into lofts in a Tokyo suburb that were designed by the artists Arakawa and Gins. Their philosophy was to extend life by altering one’s living space.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:25 GMT Lofts Tokyo (Japan)

White House Correspondents Unhappy With Limits on News Briefings

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The group’s president, Jeff Mason of Reuters, met with Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, on Thursday to discuss the issue to no avail.
MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:35:11 GMT News and News Media United States Politics and Government White House Correspondents Assn Spicer, Sean M (1971- ) CNN Cameras

Europe and Japan Near Trade Deal as U.S. Takes Protectionist Path

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A construction site near a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan wants Europe to eliminate a 10 percent tariff on Japanese cars.
Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press
The European Union and Japan are close to an agreement that would bring together two giants encompassing a quarter of the world’s economy.
HIROKO TABUCHI and JACK EWING Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:30:45 GMT Protectionism (Trade) International Trade and World Market European Union Japan

Reader Center: No, James Comey Didn’t Visit the Times’s Newsroom Yesterday

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/reader-center/dear-readers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The now-empty Camp Delta, which once housed detainees at the Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba, in September 2016.
Bryan Denton for The New York Times
We’re experimenting with having a bulletin board on our site for our journalists to talk directly to our readers about our coverage.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:33:46 GMT Torture Social Media News and News Media

Arab Nations Demand Qatar Shut Al Jazeera, Cut Islamist Ties and Detail Funding

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A studio of Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatar. The network, one of the Arab world’s most watched satellite news channels, is often critical of Qatar’s rivals.
Osama Faisal/Associated Press
The demands risked pulling other powers deeper into the rift by calling on the country to shut down a Turkish military base and to downgrade its ties with Iran.
BEN HUBBARD Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:39:47 GMT Muslims and Islam International Relations Al Jazeera Gulf Cooperation Council Hamas Muslim Brotherhood (Egypt) Taliban Trump, Donald J Bahrain Egypt Iran Kuwait Middle East Persian Gulf Qatar Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates United States

In South Korea, Confidante of Ousted President Gets 3 Years in Prison

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Choi Soon-sil, a longtime friend of Park Geun-hye, the ousted president, in Seoul. She was sentenced on Friday but is also charged with other, more serious crimes. Those trials are continuing.
Park Ji-hye/News1, via Reuters
Choi Soon-sil, a secretive adviser to former President Park Geun-hye, was sentenced on charges of abusing her influence to get her daughter into a prestigious university.
CHOE SANG-HUN Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:26:44 GMT Choi Soon-sil Chung Yoo-ra South Korea Park Geun-hye Colleges and Universities Politics and Government Bribery and Kickbacks

7 of Our Best ‘Brexit’ Pieces, a Year After the Vote

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A “Vote Leave” rally in near Parliament before the June 23, 2016, referendum.
Adam Ferguson for The New York Times
Before the referendum and over the past year, we’ve delved into questions of identity, economics, finance and politics surrounding “Brexit.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:50:06 GMT Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) Conservative Party (Great Britain) European Union Great Britain

Food & Wine Magazine Will Leave New York for Alabama

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/dining/food-and-wine-magazine-move-birmingham.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Food & Wine is moving to Birmingham, Ala., joining a stable of other publications owned by Time Inc.
The move reflects a changing business in which traditional food magazines, and a Manhattan address, are less important.
STEPHANIE STROM Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:10:14 GMT Relocation of Business Food & Wine Birmingham (Ala) Magazines Time Inc Lewis, Hunter Food Motamed, Nilou Rockefeller Center (Manhattan, NY)

‘Indecent’ to Remain Open on Broadway, Despite Closing Notice

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Paula Vogel’s “Indecent,” at the Cort Theater on Broadway. On Thursday, producers announced that the play, which was set to close on June 25 because of poor ticket sales, would stay open through Aug. 6.
Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
The play, which won two Tony Awards and was set to close on June 25, will now be open through Aug. 6 at the Cort Theater.
JOSHUA BARONE Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:30:17 GMT Theater Taichman, Rebecca Bayla Roth, Daryl Vogel, Paula Indecent (Play)

Gabe Pressman, a Dean of New York TV Journalism, Dies at 93

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/nyregion/gabe-pressman-wnbc-dead.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Gabe Pressman in the newsroom of the NBC building in Rockefeller Plaza in December 2010.
Joshua Bright for The New York Times
To generations of mayors, governors and ordinary New Yorkers, Mr. Pressman, WNBC’s senior correspondent, seemed always on the scene.
ROBERT D. McFADDEN Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:47:55 GMT News and News Media Pressman, Gabe New York Press Club National Broadcasting Co WNBC

Johnny Depp, Courting Outrage, Flirts With Idea of Trump Assassination

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/arts/johnny-depp-glastonbury-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
“It’s been awhile, and maybe it’s time,” the film star said, after asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
DAN BILEFSKY Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:09:16 GMT Depp, Johnny Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts Republican Party Griffin, Kathy

Mimi O’Donnell Leaves Post at Labyrinth Theater Company

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/theater/mimi-odonnell-leaving-post-labyrinth-theater-company.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Mimi O’Donnell, who became the sole artistic director of the Labyrinth Theater Company in 2013, has led the company through a difficult time of transition.
Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
Ms. O’Donnell, currently the theater’s artistic director, said her departure was “absolutely voluntary.”
MICHAEL PAULSON Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:38:44 GMT Theater O'Donnell, Mimi LAByrinth Theater Co Hoffman, Philip Seymour

Bill Cosby, Fresh From Trial, Plans Talks on Avoiding Assault Accusations

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/arts/television/bill-cosby-fresh-from-trial-plans-speeches-on-sex-assault-issues.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The Bill Cosby representatives Ebonee M. Benson and Andrew Wyatt appear Wednesday on “Good Day Alabama.”

WBRC
The entertainer drew criticism for his plan to host a series of conversations about how to prevent being accused of sexual assault.
GRAHAM BOWLEY and SOPHIE HAIGNEY Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:54:39 GMT Cosby, Bill Sex Crimes

Tesla in Talks to Set Up Electric Car Factory in Shanghai

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/business/tesla-factory-china.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A Tesla Model X car at the G Festival in Beijing in April.
Mark Schiefelbein/Associated Press
The company said foreign production was needed to make its models more affordable overseas. Its plan for a plant would require a Chinese partner.
CARLOS TEJADA Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:31:56 GMT Automobiles Tesla Motors Inc Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Factories and Manufacturing International Trade and World Market Shanghai (China)

Best of Late Night: Late-Night Hosts Tear Into Senate Health Care Bill

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Trevor Noah said that the Senate Republicans’ health care bill has its priorities upside down, comparing it to “a fireman running into a burning building and saving the fire instead of the baby.”
Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel said, “They’re calling the plan ‘Bettercare,’ as in, ‘Just imagine how much better this plan would be if the people who wrote it cared.’”
GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:21:49 GMT Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Meyers, Seth Noah, Trevor (1984- ) Trump, Donald J

Modern Love: To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/style/modern-love-to-stay-in-love-sign-on-the-dotted-line-36-questions.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Brian Rea
They launched their relationship by answering 36 questions. To keep it going, they drew up a contract.
MANDY LEN CATRON Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:13 GMT Love (Emotion) 36 Questions Contracts and Agreements Dating and Relationships

The Fix: Creating a Garden Oasis in the City

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/realestate/creating-a-garden-oasis-in-the-city.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
An outdoor garden designed by Todd Haiman for Samira Kawash and Roger Cooper in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Robert Deitchler for The New York Times
You’ve finally got some outdoor space. Now what are you going to do with it?
MICHELLE HIGGINS Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:27 GMT Balconies and Terraces Home Repairs and Improvements Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Gardens and Gardening