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Brett Kavanaugh, Instagram, Bill Cosby: Your Tuesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:42:57 GMT)

New York Today: Today’s New York News: Gridlock and the U.N.
Tuesday: Traffic near the United Nations and National Voter Registration Day.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:08:38 GMT)

California Today: California Today: LeBron James Knows the Lakers Have ‘a Long Way to Go’
Tuesday: King James’s first public appearance as a Laker, Instagram’s co-founders resign, and remembering Henry Wessel.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:09:42 GMT)

Brett Kavanaugh Vows to Fight ‘Smears’ and Will Not Withdraw
On television and in print, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh on Monday began a remarkable campaign to defend his nomination to the Supreme Court, even as new accusations emerged.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:04:28 GMT)

Supreme Court Fight Goes Prime Time With Kavanaugh’s Fox News Interview
Brett M. Kavanaugh submitted to questions about allegations of sexual misconduct, the first time in memory that a Supreme Court nominee was interviewed on TV before a confirmation vote.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 03:51:56 GMT)

Kavanaugh’s Yearbook Page Is ‘Horrible, Hurtful’ to a Woman It Named
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and some high school friends described themselves in a yearbook as “Renate” alumni. The woman they were referring to is furious.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:23:13 GMT)

News Analysis: The Democratic Dream: Defeat Kavanaugh, Win the Senate and Stop Trump Supreme Court Picks
That scenario helps explain why President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell are so determined to push through Brett Kavanaugh rather than replace him with a less damaged candidate.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:40:43 GMT)

On Washington: Kavanaugh’s ‘Golden Résumé’ Turns Into a Lead Weight
His pluses have become minuses as his time at elite schools has given rise to sexual misconduct claims and his long record in Washington has fueled Democratic distrust.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:00:08 GMT)

Rod Rosenstein’s Job Is Safe, for Now: Inside His Dramatic Day
Mr. Rosenstein talked last year about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president and secretly taping him. Those conversations were revealed last week.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:02:32 GMT)

How Rosenstein Protects Mueller From Trump
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein has discussed ways to remove President Trump from office. He’s also fiercely defended the special counsel for the Russia investigation, Robert S. Mueller III — one of the president’s most frequent targets.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:15:17 GMT)

Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment
In the turbulent days after the firing of James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general appeared conflicted about his role and wanted to expose administration dysfunction, people around him said.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:16:39 GMT)

White House Memo: At the U.N., Trump Can’t Escape His Political Problems Back in Washington
With the drama surrounding Rod J. Rosenstein and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, it is hard to recall a General Assembly that opened against a backdrop of such political turmoil, on so many fronts.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:02:19 GMT)

United Nations General Assembly: Live Updates
Leaders from around the world have gathered in New York to deal with a host of nettlesome issues, ranging from Iran’s nuclear program to North Korea to wars in the Middle East.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:26:35 GMT)

Iran’s Terms to Reopen Nuclear Talks? Trump Has to Back Down
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said Monday he would consider new talks with Washington only if President Trump reversed himself and honored the 2015 nuclear accord.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:32:34 GMT)

Cory (Not-Running-for-Anything-Now) Booker Says New Jersey Is His Priority
Senator Cory Booker, who has found himself increasingly on the national stage, has been crisscrossing his home state to stump for Congressional candidates.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:47:27 GMT)

A Senate Candidate’s Image Shifted. Did Her Life Story?
Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic nominee in Arizona, has made her story of childhood homelessness a central part of her political identity. But documents and contradictory statements raise questions about it.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:24:58 GMT)

An Attack Ad From an Indicted Congressman Is Panned as ‘Xenophobic’
Representative Chris Collins released a television ad featuring a video of his opponent, Nate McMurray, speaking in Korean.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:43:20 GMT)

The Conversation: Supreme Confusion
Revelations about Brett Kavanaugh and Rod Rosenstein got the week started on a tumultuous note. Where are we headed now?
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:00:03 GMT)

An Unhealthy Plan to Drive Out Immigrants
Denying green cards or visas to those on Medicaid or food stamps will only cost the United States more later.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:57:26 GMT)

Pigs All the Way Down
Kavanaugh and our rotten ruling class.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:22:22 GMT)

The Party of No Ideas
Republicans aren’t even trying to run on their policies.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:08:21 GMT)

What Ian Buruma’s Departure Will Cost Us
The editor’s exit from The New York Review of Books threatens to inhibit our intellectual culture.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:00:04 GMT)

Giving the College Profiteers a Free Hand
Students defrauded by for-profit schools can expect no help from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. But a federal court ruling offers some hope.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:18:10 GMT)

Trump Is Giving Palestinians a Choice. We’ll Choose Dignity.
The crisis between the United States and the Palestinians is taking a toll on my family. But as a diplomat, I can see the upside.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:00:05 GMT)

The Best Way for Democrats to Win Working-Class Voters
Show up on people’s doorsteps, and the recipe is simple: listen and offer compelling solutions and information that’s new to them that they can connect with their lives.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:48:20 GMT)

Turkey’s Difficult Mission in Idlib
If the agreement between Turkey and Russia that delayed an assault on the Syrian province of Idlib fails, Turkey and Europe will face a new wave of refugees and renewed threats of terrorist attacks.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:03 GMT)

Man Up, Grassley. Question Blasey Ford Yourself.
Outsourcing this responsibility to female aides or an outside female lawyer because of bad optics is sexist and cowardly.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:09:08 GMT)

Decent Men Don’t Do These Things
Sexual assault is excused as normal and forgivable. It’s not. Ask the women who’ve experienced it.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:40:00 GMT)

What Happens When You Give L.S.D. to an Elephant?
Humans keep finding ways to justify giving drugs and alcohol to animals.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:01:26 GMT)

Feature: Gary Keith and Ron, the Magi of Mets Nation
With the Mets out of playoff contention for months, the broadcast trio has been the main reason for fans to keep watching.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:00:02 GMT)

The Love Issue: Is This Seat Taken? And Will You Marry Me?
Real-life stories of travel leading to true love.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:00:04 GMT)

Lawrence Martin-Bittman, 87, Master of Disinformation, Dies
He was a dirty trickster for Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. Then he defected to the West and taught the perils of propaganda to journalism students.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:38:56 GMT)

Bill Cosby Sentencing: Decision Day Begins
Many experts anticipate that Mr. Cosby, whose conviction was the first major one of the #MeToo era, will be sent to prison for a number of years.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:50:34 GMT)

‘Lion King’ Puppet Specialist Charged With Manufacturing 3-D Printed Gun at Theater
Ilya Vett told the police that he was “making the gun as a gift” for his brother, according to a criminal complaint.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:56:32 GMT)

Walmart’s Veggie-Tracking B.L.T.: Blockchain Lettuce Technology
The giant retailer will begin requiring lettuce and spinach suppliers to contribute to a blockchain database that can rapidly pinpoint contamination.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:41:52 GMT)

Second Philippine Senator Who Defied Duterte Is Arrested
Senator Antonio Trillanes, a vocal critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, had been holed up in his office since the president ordered his arrest weeks ago.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:58:29 GMT)

Thousands Are Arrested in Ethiopia After Ethnic Violence
After the Ethiopian government was accused of failing to respond aggressively to ethnic violence, it arrested thousands of people and sent them to military camps.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 03:26:01 GMT)

Scenes From a Charred Forest, Bursting With New Life
Though it appears destructive, fire in the New Jersey Pinelands is a force of renewal.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:37:07 GMT)

Hotel Workers Fret Over a New Rival: Alexa at the Front Desk
As technologies threaten to displace service workers, unions are making job protection and new opportunities a priority in contract talks.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:27:59 GMT)

Sports Officials Are Making Lists of People Barred for Sexual Misconduct. Big Lists.
In the wake of the Lawrence G. Nassar gymnastics scandal, Olympic federations are working to create a database that ensures that frequency of child predation in youth sports is more fully exposed.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:00:06 GMT)

Offering Manicures With Your Hot Pot, China’s Haidilao Plans a Global Push
The popular Chinese restaurant chain — which woos its customers with shoe-shining services, board games and other distractions — plans to raise $1 billion.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:01:35 GMT)

What to Say When Someone Asks Why You Aren’t Breast-Feeding
It’s a deeply personal question that can challenge a person’s worldview.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:48:50 GMT)

Want to Seem More Likable? Try This
It’s easier than you think!
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:40:46 GMT)

Playlist: The Playlist: Unreleased Chris Cornell, and 12 More New Songs
Hear new music from Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, Kesha, Rosanne Cash and others.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:04:47 GMT)

Sketch Guy: Your Future Should Be Bigger Than Your Past. Here’s How to Do It.
If your past feels bigger than whatever you can imagine in your future, it’s not a healthy sign. A single, focused question can help reframe things.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:36:24 GMT)

The 52 Places Traveler: The 52 Places Traveler: In the Italian Dolomites, Dramatic Skies and Stone Giants
The province of Südtirol is a place of legends, jagged peaks, changing skies and a famous ancient iceman.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:00:05 GMT)

Cruising New York’s Waterways This Week: Portraits of Former Refugees
Shimon Attie’s latest art installation is a barge that shows a silent film, timed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:33:03 GMT)

Review: ‘New Amsterdam’ Puts Patients First, Subtlety Last
Heartfelt, well-meaning and dull, the NBC drama offers a sugarcoated pill for viewers’ anxieties about the health care system.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:58:39 GMT)

Best of Late Night: Colbert Digs Through the Latest Accusations Against Brett Kavanaugh
“You don’t want to confirm a perv to a job where you get to wear a robe every day,” the “Late Show” host said after the latest allegation of sexual misconduct emerged.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:09:19 GMT)

Critic’s Notebook: A Hotbed of Operatic Innovation Wins With Tradition
Opera Philadelphia’s O18 festival, which continues through Sunday, has more success with standard offerings than out-of-the-box events.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:32:19 GMT)

Nonfiction: A Nobel Laureate Asks What Makes a ‘Disordered Mind’
In his new book, the neuroscientist Eric Kandel explores the science of unusual brains, locating many of his answers in genetics.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:00:10 GMT)

Giving Malaria a Deadline
With a new genetic tool, scientists move a step closer to eradicating mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:09:10 GMT)

‘Highly Aggressive’ Green Crabs From Canada Menace Maine’s Coast
The crabs, which are known as the “cockroach of the sea,” eat oysters, can prey on lobsters in groups and have been known to turn on each other, experts said.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:45:04 GMT)

The Checkup: In Baseball, Lessons in Loyalty and Tolerance
When we moved from Cambridge to New York, we promised our son we would never switch sports allegiances. But he could make friends across enemy lines.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:00:04 GMT)

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