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Florida, Syria, Fox News: Your Tuesday Briefing

20 Feb 2018 11:13

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

New York Today: New York Today: Albany Agenda

20 Feb 2018 11:00

Tuesday: Legislation to watch this year, “Malcolm X Speaks”, and a look at key players in Albany.

After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced

20 Feb 2018 01:10

Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia were focused on Robert Mueller. But after news broke about the shooting, they quickly changed their focus.

School Shootings Put Teachers in New Role as Human Shields

20 Feb 2018 04:32

Around the country, teachers are reflecting on whether they are prepared to take a bullet for their students. “I think about it all the time,” one said.

DealBook: How Banks Could Control Gun Sales if Washington Won’t

20 Feb 2018 01:39

As Corporate America espouses “social responsibility,” the financial industry could help limit sales of assault weapons, our columnist writes.

How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online

19 Feb 2018 16:48

With imperfect English and tireless posting on Facebook and Twitter, Russian trolls summoned Americans to rallies, praised Donald J. Trump and played on political divisions.

State Officials Say They Are Told Too Little About Election Threats

20 Feb 2018 03:29

Federal officials are slow to share with them the specifics they need to guard against Russian hacking and other attacks on voting integrity, state election officials say.

Indictment Leaves No Doubt: Russia Backed Trump. But Was It the Difference?

19 Feb 2018 03:11

The charges against 13 Russians have injected a new twist into a debate that has consumed the political universe since the final hours of election night: How did Trump do it?

In Ukraine, Corruption Is Now Undermining the Military

20 Feb 2018 04:04

A surge in spending on the armed forces has opened new avenues for the graft and cronyism that many see as Ukraine’s most dangerous enemy.

Feature: The Case Against Google

20 Feb 2018 10:00

Critics say the search giant is squelching competition before it begins. Should the government step in?

Rob Porter’s Charisma and Ambition Disguised Flare-ups of Anger

20 Feb 2018 07:31

The White House aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal that engulfed the White House was known for his ambition at Harvard and on Capitol Hill.

Tools of Trump’s Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids

19 Feb 2018 07:27

Beyond facilitating a $130,000 payment to silence a pornographic film actress, Donald Trump’s lawyer spent years making aggressive behind-the-scenes efforts to protect him.

White House Memo: White House Seeks to Move On From Abuse Scandal. But What Did It Learn?

20 Feb 2018 01:43

A better-not-to-know approach in the White House allowed the Rob Porter problem to fester and raises questions about whether officials are capable of creating a better system.

The Arrest Was a Bust. The Officers Got Overtime Anyway.

20 Feb 2018 01:32

A federal trial in Brooklyn is set to explore the issue of so-called collars for dollars. The implications could be far-reaching.

Op-Ed Contributor: Missing Conservatism? Just Wait for a Democratic President

20 Feb 2018 10:45

Republicans will complain again about overweening government, accelerating social change and American decline.

Editorial: The Dirty Little Deals That Would Foul the Environment

20 Feb 2018 01:53

Republicans are adding measures to appropriations bills that would gut protections of the air, water and landscape.

Op-Ed Columnist: Respect First, Then Gun Control

20 Feb 2018 00:37

One reaction to the Florida school shooting is the shaming of supporters of gun rights. But there’s a more productive approach.

Op-Ed Columnist: The Content of the G.O.P.’s Character

20 Feb 2018 00:35

The personal is political: A bad-faith party attracts bad people.

Op-Ed Contributors: A Better Way to Protect Mueller

19 Feb 2018 10:45

Robert Bork, criticized for his role in the Saturday Night Massacre, also made sure the president couldn’t easily fire another special prosecutor.

Op-Ed Columnist: The Madness of American Crowds

20 Feb 2018 10:45

There’s nothing new about Trump, but that’s not necessarily reassuring.

Fixes: A City Stalked by Overdoses Fights Back

20 Feb 2018 10:45

Philadelphia is trying new strategies to combat the opioid epidemic, including planning a supervised site for drug use.

Op-Ed Contributor: Tara Lipinski: It’s Time to Take Risks in the Rink Again

20 Feb 2018 00:36

America’s female figure skaters came up under a system that rewarded clean skating over innovation. But that doesn’t produce champions.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Nashville’s Mayor Has Stumbled. Who Will Cast the First Stone?

19 Feb 2018 19:58

Megan Barry’s affair with a subordinate has her opponents outraged. The rest of us aren’t sure what to think.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Are Ice Dancing’s King and Queen

20 Feb 2018 09:43

The Canadians modernized ice dancing and skated their way into the history books Tuesday at the Winter Games.

Russian Fans at the Olympics Are Loud, Proud and Angry

20 Feb 2018 08:39

With many of their best barred from these Games because of doping, Russian athletes have yet to win a gold medal. Their supporters say the fault lies elsewhere.

Unified Korean Hockey Team Finishes Winless. So Why All the Cheering?

20 Feb 2018 09:50

Shouldering a heavy political weight, the team lost its final game, but the outcome was beside the point for many optimistic spectators.

N.B.A. Owner Backs Lawsuit Against Russian Doping Whistle-Blower

20 Feb 2018 06:00

Mikhail D. Prokhorov, a Russian oligarch and owner of the Nets, is financing a defamation suit that attacks the credibility of Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov.

German Olympians Drink a Lot of (Nonalcoholic) Beer, and Win a Lot of Gold Medals

20 Feb 2018 03:28

The brewery Krombacher has supplied about 1,000 gallons of nonalcoholic beer to the athletes’ village. It’s commonly consumed as a sports drink in Germany.

Skeptical U.S. Rebuffs Mexico’s Request for Aid in Spyware Inquiry

20 Feb 2018 10:00

Officials are said to be worried about being used as a fig leaf in the case, which involves the use of surveillance technology to spy on Mexican government critics.

Syrian Bombardment Kills Nearly 100 in Eastern Ghouta

20 Feb 2018 11:29

One monitoring group said that the shelling of the rebel-held enclave near Damascus resulted in the deadliest day in years.

Trump Endorses Mitt Romney’s Run for Utah Senate Seat

20 Feb 2018 04:14

Mr. Romney, who has publicly clashed with Mr. Trump in the past, has signaled he plans to serve as a check on the president if he is elected.

‘Black Panther’ Is No. 1 on the Album Charts, Too

19 Feb 2018 20:13

The superhero film has broken box office records, and now its soundtrack, featuring Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd and SZA, has opened in the top spot.

Rhodes Scholarships Go Global as Students From Anywhere Now Qualify

20 Feb 2018 04:17

The program to study at Oxford, created in 1902 for students from English-speaking countries, has been expanding and opening to more of the world.

As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

20 Feb 2018 00:25

President Trump’s efforts to undermine the health law have widened the gap between those who get government aid and those who don’t, deepening resentments.

Sexual Misconduct Spurs New Elections: The #MeToo Races

20 Feb 2018 10:00

Nearly a dozen special elections are being held in 2018 to fill vacancies left by lawmakers accused of sexual harassment or misconduct.

Graffiti Gets Paid at 5Pointz. Now What?

20 Feb 2018 10:00

An unexpected payday suggests an uncertain future for the equally derided and appreciated urban art form.

Cochrane Journal: With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia, a National Park System Is Born

19 Feb 2018 17:52

Two Americans snapped up large swaths of land in Chile, which they donated to a new conservation area that will be three times the size of Yosemite and Yellowstone combined.

Personal Journeys: Family, Meet My Old Love: Saigon

20 Feb 2018 10:00

Twenty years after my first visit to the Vietnamese city, would the people I love most love the land I love most?

Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: Spoilers

20 Feb 2018 10:45

Knowing what’s going to happen can amplify the pleasure of the moviegoing experience.

Want to Plan for Your Death and Funeral? Here’s How.

20 Feb 2018 07:45

Pre-need funeral plans can be complicated, so here is a primer on everything you’ll need to know.

Personal Health: The Importance of Infants’ Exposure to Micro-Organisms

20 Feb 2018 07:46

Fewer scheduled cesarean deliveries and more breast-feeding could give babies more protective bacteria.

What to Do With a Day Off

19 Feb 2018 08:11

Step one: Give yourself permission to actually take the day off.

Standing for 6 Hours Burns an Extra 54 Calories

7 Feb 2018 16:57

You could lose over five pounds in a year by choosing to stand rather than sit — if you didn’t find other ways to make up for the calorie deficit.

Phys Ed: Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

7 Feb 2018 11:00

Eating more protein can significantly augment the effects of lifting weights, a review of research found.

An Unlikely Youth Revolution at the Paris Opera

19 Feb 2018 20:32

Nearly 100,000 people younger than 28 came to see the centuries-old company last season, contradicting a worldwide trend of aging opera audiences.

Still Making Art, and Sly Jokes, at Age 91

19 Feb 2018 07:00

Geta Bratescu spent most of her career in obscurity in Communist Romania. Late in life she came to international recognition, and now has a major show in Los Angeles.

The Secret of Success in a Chilly Classic Car Market

16 Feb 2018 10:51

Auction prices for high-end collectible automobiles have dropped as specialists have replaced speculators. Cars that do sell have one thing in common: They still work.

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Inside the Fevered Minds of Sports Fans

18 Feb 2018 16:00

To write “Superfans,” George Dohrmann spoke to everyday fans, academics and scientists about what it is that drives our vicarious competitive mania.

The Power of Wearing Flowers

16 Feb 2018 16:37

The impulse to adorn ourselves with flora is as old as civilization itself. Here, three floral artists offer new takes on the most atavistic — and enduring — of traditions.

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