11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

New York Times - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 03:00
A trip through Dad’s heart and closet. Fannie Farmer gets an obituary. The sometimes blurry truth about Lasik. Time to tune up your summer reading list and more.
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An Oil Giant Is Taking Big Steps. Saudi Arabia Can’t Afford for It to Slip.

New York Times - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 03:00
As the kingdom prepares for its next evolution, Saudi Aramco is central. But a planned public listing leaves the company, and the country, at risk.
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Addo Dispatch: Where Female Elephants Without Tusks Roam — and Poachers Stay Away

New York Times - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 03:00
South Africa’s Addo elephant park has few females with tusks, a trait that has died off because of hunting but also keeps poachers away.
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The Great Interview Magazine Caper

New York Times - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 03:00
Andy Warhol’s magazine is dead. No wait, it’s back! Inside Peter Brant’s latest magic trick.
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Jury Awards $45 Million to Woman Struck by Falling Shopping Cart

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 21:28
Marion Hedges had been shopping for Halloween candy when two boys pushed a cart off a fourth-story walkway. It hit her head, leaving her with brain damage.
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Barred From Stadiums at Home, an Iranian Activist Enters a New World in St. Petersburg

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:57
As a woman, she is prohibited from attending men’s games in Iran. But on Friday, her ticket in hand, she watched Iran play Morocco in a first-round World Cup match.
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Will the Justice Department Investigate the Trump Foundation?

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:08
Election law experts agreed that the New York attorney general made a compelling case in her lawsuit. What they could not agree on was whether investigators will pick up the case.
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Big City: New York City’s Worst Landlord? It Might Be the City

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:07
Roaches, mold and unmade repairs — things you would expect to find in apartments owned by rapacious private landlords — were standard in New York’s public housing.
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Op-Ed Columnist: Charles Krauthammer’s Democratic Vocation

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:52
The dying columnist argued with rigor, not rancor; confidence, not certitude.
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Sally Hemings Takes Center Stage

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:39
A new exhibit at Monticello tells her story through the eyes of Madison Hemings, a son of hers and Thomas Jefferson.
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Trump’s Promises to Kim Jong-un Leave U.S. and Allies Scrambling

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:36
As the president praised the North Korean leader, the Pentagon and South Korea moved toward canceling a large-scale and long-planned military exercise that was set for August.
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Separated at the Border From Their Parents: In Six Weeks, 1,995 Children

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:19
The Department of Homeland Security released the figures as President Trump sought to shift blame for practice that has become the signature policy of his immigration agenda.
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Sessions’s Use of Bible Passage to Defend Immigration Policy Draws Fire

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:14
The attorney general’s invocation of a passage once used to defend slavery and oppose the American Revolution has prompted criticism from historians and theologians.
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I Was Fired for Making Fun of Trump

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:58
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s longtime editorial cartoonist just lost his job.
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Video Shows Border Patrol Vehicle Hitting Native American Man, Then Driving Away

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:15
The Border Patrol is investigating a video that appears to show an agent running into a man on the Tohono O’odham reservation, then driving away.
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College Admission Is Not a Personality Contest. Or Is It?

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:07
Harvard’s use of personality traits to rate applicants raises questions about how to evaluate intangible criteria. Here’s what some scholars and former admissions officers say.
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Night Falls on News Carriers

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:00
There are many reasons the newspaper industry is in free fall. Widespread failure to get the product delivered properly is part of the problem.
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An Exiled Old-Timer, Goose Gossage Still Won’t Back Down

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:40
When the Yankees hold their annual Old-Timers’ Day on Sunday, Gossage won’t be there. He has been shunned by the team for his criticisms of the game.
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The Sarah Sanders Pledge

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:19
Is the White House press secretary about to quit? If she does, here’s one way she’ll be remembered.
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China, Paul Manafort, Immigration: Your Friday Evening Briefing

New York Times - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:56
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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