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Only 7 Black Students Got Into N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots

18 Mar 2019 22:27


The tiny number of black students offered admission to New York City’s elite public high schools adds pressure on officials to confront the challenge of integrating those schools.


o: Alan B. Krueger, Economic Aide to Clinton and Obama, Is Dead at 58

18 Mar 2019 22:26


A labor economist, Princeton scholar, Treasury official and chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. The police said the cause was suicide.


Large City in Mozambique Nearly Wiped Out as Cyclone Leaves Vast Destruction

18 Mar 2019 22:25


The cyclone, called Idai, has affected more than 1.5 million people, with a death toll now in the dozens but feared to be far higher.


New Zealand, Democratic Party, N.C.A.A.: Your Monday Evening Briefing

18 Mar 2019 22:19


Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.


Getting Real About Rural America

18 Mar 2019 22:00


Nobody knows how to reverse the heartland’s decline.


Scarecrow Video Has Survived This Long. Can It Hang On?

18 Mar 2019 21:52


The store in Seattle has more than 132,000 titles, many of them not available on the internet, or anywhere else. “We will fight to the death to keep this open.”


Meet the Flintstone House, a Home So Odd It Was Declared a ‘Public Nuisance’

18 Mar 2019 21:51


The town of Hillsborough, Calif., has sued its owner, the media mogul Florence Fang, to force the removal of dinosaur statues and other renovations to the property.


The Cruel Irony of ‘Free’ College Promises

18 Mar 2019 21:49


Forget admissions bribery. For poorer families, even “free public college” isn’t free if only tuition costs are covered.


Women in Economics Report Rampant Sexual Assault and Bias

18 Mar 2019 21:40


Survey findings are prompting the profession’s leaders to take action to prevent sex discrimination and physical abuse of female economists.


Flooding in the Midwest: Why the Water Is So High

18 Mar 2019 21:37


When a warm rain fell on a flat, frozen landscape, “the ingredients were in place.”


Anthony Comello Says He Shot Gambino Leader Because He Feared for His Life

18 Mar 2019 21:34


Mr. Comello, 24, is said to have told the police he was high on marijuana and feared the Mafia leader had a gun during taped statements to detectives.


New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Apple: Your Tuesday Briefing

18 Mar 2019 21:19


Let us help you start your day.


New Zealand Asks What It Could Have Done Differently as Portrait of Shooting Suspect Emerges

18 Mar 2019 20:59


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ordered an inquiry into what the government “could or should have known” about the suspect in the attack on two mosques in Christchurch.


Daily Low-Dose Aspirin No Longer Recommended by Doctors, if You’re Healthy

18 Mar 2019 20:51


New guidelines suggest the risk of bleeding outweighs the heart benefits among healthy adults who take low-dose aspirin.


Warner Bros. Chief Quits Amid Inquiry Into Whether He Helped Actress Get Roles

18 Mar 2019 20:15


WarnerMedia had started an investigation into allegations that Kevin Tsujihara had pushed for a woman with whom he had a sexual relationship to be considered for films and TV shows.


Trump Plans to End the AIDS Epidemic. In Places Like Mississippi, Obstacles Are Everywhere.

18 Mar 2019 20:01


The administration will focus on more than 50 “hot spots” in the U.S. that annually account for half of new H.I.V. infections. A clinic in the Deep South sees the challenges every day.


Crowdwise: 32 Tips for Surviving (and Parenting) Crying Babies on Planes

18 Mar 2019 19:38


Flying with an unhappy child can make everyone miserable — the parents, other passengers, the child — but what can you do? Here are some of your best tips to help.


Lobbying Case Against Democrat With Ties to Manafort Reaches Key Stage

18 Mar 2019 19:38


The investigation of Gregory B. Craig, who served as White House counsel in the Obama administration, comes amid a growing crackdown by the Justice Department on illegal foreign lobbying.


Why Do Central European Nationalists Love Israel So Much?

18 Mar 2019 19:34


Benjamin Netanyahu provides a very attractive model.


Wall Street’s Latest Love Affair With Risky Repackaged Debt

18 Mar 2019 19:00


Investors in collateralized loan obligations are ignoring the signs of danger.


The March of White Supremacy, From Oklahoma City to Christchurch

18 Mar 2019 18:54


As we struggle against the forces behind decades of violence, we must remember that we aren’t fighting with strangers.


The Anatomy of White Terror

18 Mar 2019 18:11


Anders Breivik, the Norwegian terrorist, was diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder. Brenton Tarrant, who is accused of killing 50 worshipers in New Zealand, displays similar traits.


Live Briefing: Utrecht Shooting Updates: Gunman Kills 3 on Tram, Suspect Arrested

18 Mar 2019 18:00


Dutch authorities were looking into multiple possible motives for the shooting, which wounded five people, including terrorism and a domestic dispute.


Legislators Are Not Stupid People. So What’s Behind Their Stupid Behavior?

18 Mar 2019 16:45


Following the Koch playbook, Tennessee keeps finding new ways to undermine the welfare of its citizens.


A Raised Middle Finger Is Protected Free Speech, Appeals Court Rules

18 Mar 2019 15:52


A woman made a rude gesture after a police officer wrote her a ticket, so he pulled her over again. Last week, a three-judge panel said she could sue the officer.


Your Top Rival Can Be Your Biggest Ally

18 Mar 2019 15:07


Friendly competition can expand the “win” pie and enhance your performance.


How to Turn a Rejection Into an Advantage

18 Mar 2019 13:16


Not getting something you’ve always wanted is a chance to try out something new.


Americans Are Divided by Their Views on Race, Not Race Itself

18 Mar 2019 10:20


It’s a crucial difference — and grounds for optimism.


The Stone: Confronting Philosophy’s Anti-Semitism

18 Mar 2019 10:00


Should we continue to teach thinkers like Kant, Voltaire and Hume without mention of the harmful prejudices they helped legitimize?


The Checkup: Using an Asthma Inhaler Correctly

18 Mar 2019 08:50


A new study suggests that many patients aren’t waiting between puffs on their inhalers and may not be deriving the full benefits of the drugs.


The New Health Care: When Email Comes to the Doctor’s Office, Wait Times Decrease

18 Mar 2019 08:29


The growing use of electronic consultations can save time, expense and headaches.


Metropolitan Diary: ‘In the Twitching Subway Light, a Band Swung Into Our Car’

18 Mar 2019 07:00


A dance on the No. 1, a delicious snack on York Avenue and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.


He Spent 7 Years in Prison. Then a Court Changed the Rules.

18 Mar 2019 07:00


Otis Boone was convicted of two cellphone robberies and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was acquitted in a retrial after a court ruled jurors must be told of the risks of witness IDs.


Bianca Andreescu Completes a Stunning Run to the Indian Wells Title

18 Mar 2019 03:44


The 18-year-old Canadian, ranked 60th, is the youngest player to win the tournament since Serena Williams in 1999. Dominic Thiem beat Roger Federer for the men’s title.


China’s Brutal ‘Boarding Schools’

18 Mar 2019 00:04


Beijing’s indoctrination centers for Muslim Uighurs are stark violations of human rights.


It Isn’t Complicated: Trump Encourages Violence

17 Mar 2019 23:38


He doesn’t deserve blame for any specific attack. He does deserve blame for the increase in white-nationalist violence.


At a Rare Book Fair, the Prices Are Steep but the Lore Is Free

17 Mar 2019 06:28


A tour of the recent annual installment of the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair.


The New Old Age: Older Americans Are Awash in Antibiotics

16 Mar 2019 19:11


The drugs are not just overprescribed. They often pose special risks to older patients, including tendon problems, nerve damage and mental health issues.


Andy Cohen Is Tired of Being ‘Dad Shamed’ by ‘Momsplainers’

16 Mar 2019 15:19


The Bravo host, who became a father last month, has received lots of unsolicited advice about his newborn. Welcome to parenthood!


How Big Tobacco Hooked Children on Sugary Drinks

15 Mar 2019 14:25


Researchers combing through archives discovered that cigarette makers had applied their marketing wizardry to sweetened beverages and turned generations of children into loyal customers.


UPDATE: With Measles Outbreaks on the Rise, a Concern Over the Connection to Air Travel

14 Mar 2019 22:10


A record 81 U.S. flights were investigated in 2018 for carrying at least one person contagious with the disease, which has had a large number of outbreaks this year.


Field Notes: Until Honeymoon We Do Part

14 Mar 2019 19:57


First the wedding, now for some me time! They’re called solomoons — couples taking separate trips after the ceremony.


Gregg Araki Wants to Make America Gay Again

7 Mar 2019 18:14


With “Now Apocalypse,” one of the key figures of the New Queer Cinema era turns to TV to make a raunchy sci-fi sex comedy.


How to Accept a Compliment — Even if It’s From Yourself

4 Dec 2018 19:54


Acknowledging small wins, even if they barely chip away at our larger goals, can still boost our mood and motivation.

          
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