Russia and Turkey Announce Demilitarized Zone in Last Part of Rebel-Held Syria

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 13:22
The announcement by Russia and Turkey about Idlib Province appeared to forestall what had been widely feared as a brutal offensive by Syrian forces.
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The U.S. Can’t Punish the Palestinians Into Negotiating

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 13:00
Diplomacy as coercion goes against everything American foreign policy stands for.
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Nonfiction: The Quest to Create and Perfect an Artificial Heart

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 13:00
Mimi Swartz’s “Ticker” tells the story of the doctors who, against all odds, struggled to make a device to replace one of our most vital organs.
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Personal Health: The Risks to Children From Adults Who Smoke

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:50
Even if smokers don’t light up in the presence of children, residue on objects can cause harm.
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Trump’s Next Round of China Tariffs ‘Coming Soon,’ Top Adviser Says

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:16
Mr. Trump claimed, in a pair of posts on Twitter, that tariffs on steel imports have given “new life” to the domestic steel industry.
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Hillary Clinton Blasts Trump in New Essay: ‘Our Democracy Is in Crisis’

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:12
In a blistering critique published by The Atlantic, Mrs. Clinton accused President Trump of ignoring the law, dividing the country and serving himself above all.
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Profile: Jill Lepore on Writing the Story of America (in 1,000 Pages or Less)

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:43
After writing a shelf of books mining forgotten incidents and obscure lives, the Harvard scholar and New Yorker writer offers history on a grand scale.
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Betting Against Tesla: Skeptics Make Their Case

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:42
Elon Musk says short-sellers are conspiring to bring his company down. Some seasoned investors say it’s just a matter of fundamentals.
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A Trove of Lincoln Artifacts Heads to Auction

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:41
The scholar Harold Holzer has spent his life collecting more than 700 paintings and other material related to the 16th president.
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Books of The Times: At the Close of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘My Struggle,’ a Magician Loses His Touch

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:13
Vital writing and interesting ideas are buried in this endurance test of a novel, which includes a 400-page section about Hitler in addition to Knausgaard’s usual autobiographical musings.
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Reversing Course, Chris Collins Will Seek 4th House Term Despite Indictment

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:11
Mr. Collins, a Republican, had said he would not seek re-election, but removing oneself from the ballot in New York is no easy task.
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An Avalanche of Japanese Shave Ice

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 09:44
Pastry chefs in the United States are exploring the countless possibilities of kakigori, a traditional dessert that’s both exacting and amenable to interpretation.
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Bugs, Weeds, Gophers: A Trump-TV Antithesis Tackles Real Problems

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 09:00
“Montana Ag Live” offers taxpayers a speck of reassurance that a republic administered by a fair, competent and good-humored bureaucracy might still exist.
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Trump Is Making America Great Again

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 09:00
Just not the way he thinks.
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Update: A Rwandan Game Park Defying the Odds

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:52
Despite modest tourism numbers, Akagera National Park is a success story in the making, particularly considering that, like its host country, it survived catastrophe.
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Can Ethiopia’s New Leader, a Political Insider, Change His Country from the Inside Out?

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:38
Abiy Ahmed says he wants to bring democracy to his country. He faces detractors from inside and outside his government.
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Floods in Nigeria Kill More than 100, Wiping out Homes and Farms

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:34
Even for a region where the rainy season often brings deadly flooding, the toll is high, with a growing population and runaway development worsening the problem.
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These Gay Figure Artists Are Reimagining the Male Gaze

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:29
Working largely outside the gallery system, a group of illustrators is reviving the discipline and redefining how queer bodies are represented in art.
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Brett Kavanaugh and His Accuser Say They’re Willing to Testify

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:28
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh he is willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee about accusations from a woman who said he sexually assaulted her while they were teenagers.
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Florence Live Updates: Flooding Torments North Carolina

New York Times - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:19
Floodwaters are still rising and people are still being rescued, even as the remnants of Hurricane Florence move out of the Carolinas. At least 17 people have been killed.
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