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Kavanaugh’s Accuser Has Yet to Confirm Appearance at Monday Hearings
Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has yet to confirm that she will appear at hearings on Monday.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:13:24 GMT)

Trump Accuses Democrats of Using Sex Assault Allegation to Delay Kavanaugh’s Confirmation
“We want to get to the bottom of everything,” President Trump said, adding that a delay of the judge’s confirmation was “certainly acceptable.”
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:19:36 GMT)

Echoes of Anita Hill, but in a Different Era for Women
Now it is Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh who faces a hearing to address explosive accusations by Christine Blasey Ford that he sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:20:16 GMT)

China Once Looked Tough on Trade. Now Its Options Are Dwindling.
China said it would impose tariffs on an additional $60 billion of U.S. imports. But Beijing is running out of American goods to target as the trade war intensifies.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:17:37 GMT)

Republicans Opposing Trump on Trade Face Election Quandary
Many party leaders in Washington like tax cuts but dislike tariffs. Few Americans share that combination of views.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:04:02 GMT)

Florence Pushes Away From Carolinas but Rivers Keep Rising
Record-breaking rains pushed rivers over their banks and people were still being rescued, even as the remnants of Hurricane Florence move out. At least 34 people have been killed.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:38:25 GMT)

Before and After Florence: See the Impact of the Storm
These videos and photos show the toll of the hurricane-force winds and heavy rains across North Carolina.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:54:16 GMT)

Claire McCaskill Is in a Rugged Political Fight. She’s Survived Them Before.
The Missouri senator is in a neck-and-neck race to keep a crucial seat in Democratic hands, facing criticism from her opponent that she’s a Washington insider.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:31:06 GMT)

Fans of Ranked Voting See an Opportunity in Massachusetts
After a recount, Lori Trahan won a 10-person primary with less than 21 percent of the vote, far from a majority, which some say is undemocratic.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:05:39 GMT)

Trump’s Growing Legal Team Has a Problem: It’s Operating Partly in the Dark
The president’s lawyers are struggling to understand where the investigations surrounding him are going, and the extent of his legal exposure.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:52:24 GMT)

Nonfiction: Is Donald Trump a Fascist?
Jason Stanley’s “How Fascism Works” sees parallels in the appeals the president makes to his base.
(Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:00:04 GMT)

Nonfiction: Why the Right to Vote Is Not a Right
Allan J. Lichtman’s “The Embattled Vote in America” looks at how some Americans have tried to restrict the vote of other Americans.
(Wed, 12 Sep 2018 17:00:04 GMT)

Nonfiction: The True Grit of Four American Presidents
Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Leadership in Turbulent Times” looks at Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:00:10 GMT)

Parts of a ‘Virtual’ Border Wall, Built With the Tech Behind Driverless Cars
In a rural Texas county, lidar sensor technology is being tested as a way to spot illegal intruders from Mexico. That use could divide workers in Silicon Valley.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:01:49 GMT)

Op-Docs: Among the Mangroves, a Girl Learns to Swim
In a small Colombian village, a mother guides her daughter through a rite of passage.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:43:29 GMT)

Fixes: H.I.V. Drugs Cost $75 in Africa, $39,000 in the U.S. Does It Matter?
In the United States, pharmaceutical companies have built a system which supports high costs for H.I.V. drugs. But that may be starting to change.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:25:07 GMT)

The Amputee Who Showed Everyone
Shaquem Griffin of the Seattle Seahawks lost his hand but not his dream.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:06:06 GMT)

The Stone: Wittgenstein’s Confession
Like Socrates, he knew that being honest with oneself is the most philosophical act of all.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:21:36 GMT)

Boys Will Be Supreme Court Justices
Kavanaugh’s accuser is credible. Will it matter?
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:32:14 GMT)

The Conversation: Should Brett Kavanaugh Withdraw?
The political interest of the country might be better served with a nominee who didn’t have to be confirmed under a cloud of suspicion.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:26:15 GMT)

Trump Has It Backward: Many Migrants Are Victims of Crime
Ramped-up enforcement by the United States and Mexico has pushed migrants onto more invisible, risky paths and put them at greater danger.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:45:03 GMT)

A Dress Rehearsal for Our Deaths
Yom Kippur asks us to look our mortality in the face. Can we sustain the stare?
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:31:03 GMT)

Kavanaugh and the Politics of Bad Faith
Why the modern G.O.P. keeps abandoning principles it claims to honor.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:30:32 GMT)

The U.S. Can’t Punish the Palestinians Into Negotiating
Diplomacy as coercion goes against everything American foreign policy stands for.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:00:04 GMT)

Saltmarsh Sparrows Fight to Keep Their Heads Above Water
Rising sea levels are bringing more nest-flooding tides that threaten to push the birds that breed in coastal marshes along the Atlantic Coast to extinction.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:20:01 GMT)

The Best and Worst Moments of the 2018 Emmys
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were dominated by “diversity,” “Mrs. Maisel” and a surprise proposal.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:47:07 GMT)

Books of The Times: Blackmail, Murder and Other Bad Behavior Abounds in Robert Galbraith’s ‘Lethal White’
In the fourth book by Galbraith (also known as J.K. Rowling) featuring the detective Cormoran Strike, the mystery revolves around a well-connected, once-rich, greedy and backstabbing family.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:22:04 GMT)

Merkel’s Spy Chief Is Removed After Public Rift
The standoff had raised questions about whether Germany’s security apparatus was too close to the far right to monitor extremist groups effectively.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:36:06 GMT)

Putin Calls Downing of Russian Plane in Syria ‘Tragic’ and Absolves Israel
Tensions briefly flared after the plane was destroyed by Syrian antiaircraft missiles that were countering Israeli warplanes striking targets in Syria.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:39:12 GMT)

Chicago Searches for a New Mayor, and a Familiar Name Crops Up: Daley
With Mayor Rahm Emanuel not seeking re-election, the contest to run Chicago is growing by the day. Along with others, William M. Daley now wants the job.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 22:23:16 GMT)

Annette Michelson, Influential Film Writer, Is Dead at 95
She was a founder of the arts journal October and helped turn cinema studies into its own discipline.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:44:05 GMT)

With Moon as His Muse, Japanese Billionaire Signs Up for SpaceX Voyage
Elon Musk shared a stage at a SpaceX factory on Monday night with Yusaku Maezawa, who will make a significant investment in the company’s next-generation rocket.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:13:37 GMT)

Jerry Brown Made Climate Change His Issue. Now, He’s Not Sure How Much Politicians Can Do.
The California governor, set to retire in January, made global warming a signature cause. His appraisal: “I don’t know if I’m an optimist. I’m a realist.”
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:21:30 GMT)

Justice Department Is Examining Tesla After Musk Comment
The company said the department requested documents after its chief executive, Elon Musk, said he had “funding secured” to take its stock off public markets.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:47:25 GMT)

Facebook Accused of Allowing Bias Against Women in Job Ads
A case filed with federal regulators says the company’s targeting technology is used to screen out female candidates in violation of the law.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:18:01 GMT)

At War: The Hotel in Afghanistan That Refuses to Close Its Doors
The Bost Hotel, a relic of America’s mid-20th-century presence in Helmand Province, has survived despite being at the center of decades of war.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:19:33 GMT)

Phys Ed: In a Hurry? Try Express Weight Training
A new study finds that you can build strength in just 13 minutes with a single, brief set of each exercise, if you work really hard.
(Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:00:01 GMT)

The Mistakes We Make When Moving
How to make sure breakables like dishes and that leg lamp make it to your new home intact.
(Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:46:26 GMT)

3 Tips to Have Better Conversations
Be genuine. Be interested. And stop hogging the conversation.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:35:03 GMT)

Registry: Gifts That Help Slow the Pace
Planning a wedding and getting married is stressful and exhausting; give a gift that helps make post-wedding time off more relaxing.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:31:07 GMT)

Lens: Photographing the White South in the Turbulence of the 1960s
Doy Gorton, a son of the Mississippi Delta who joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, returned to Mississippi to embark on a project photographing his fellow white Southerners.
(Thu, 13 Sep 2018 08:00:02 GMT)

5 Years Ago, Their 5Pointz Art Was Erased. Now There’s a Museum for It.
The artwork, which covers the walls of a new hotel’s stairwell, pays homage to the creative soul of 5Pointz and to the history of Lower Manhattan.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 04:00:31 GMT)

A Bloody Rivalry for the Throne, This Time With Margot Robbie
“Mary Queen of Scots,” featuring Ms. Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I, is one of many movies to explore a notorious battle for power. Here’s a guide.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 17:33:59 GMT)

Tossing a Baseball to Fans Isn’t So Simple Anymore. Some Players Like That.
Longer protective netting has made it hard for players to flip souvenirs to chosen fans. Now they often throw a ball over the net and up for grabs, which removes the stress of picking a recipient.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 04:11:59 GMT)

The Story of a Thing: How One Artist’s Trash (Really) Became Another Artist’s Treasure
Polly Apfelbaum discusses her prized possession, a witty sculpture by a bohemian relative.
(Wed, 05 Sep 2018 22:18:33 GMT)

Europe’s Triumphs and Troubles Are Written in Swiss Ice
Pollen frozen in ice in the Alps traces Europe’s calamities, since the time Macbeth ruled Scotland.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:00:08 GMT)

The New Health Care: Can Paying for a Health Problem as a Whole, Not Piece by Piece, Save Medicare Money?
A program called bundled payments appears promising, but we need more rigorous evaluations.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:00:05 GMT)

Are Music Festivals to Blame for Overdose Deaths?
The deaths of two young people in Australia have renewed a debate over drug policy. Some encourage canceling events, while others suggest initiatives to make drug use safer.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 22:01:13 GMT)

Personal Health: The Risks to Children From Adults Who Smoke
Even if smokers don’t light up in the presence of children, residue on objects can cause harm.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:50:10 GMT)

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