Showing posts from October 16, 2019

What Comes Next in the Brexit Fever Dream?

By BY TANYA GOLD Opinion How many wild animals will be involved? How much Spam? New York Times Politics and Government, Legislatures and Parliaments, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) October 17, 2019 at 06:17AM

Word + Quiz: mellifluous

By BY THE LEARNING NETWORK The Learning Network This word has appeared in 21 articles on in the past year. New York Times October 17, 2019 at 06:00AM

Abiy Ahmed Won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now He Needs to Earn It.

By BY TOBIAS HAGMANN AND KJETIL TRONVOLL Opinion The Abyssinian spring in Ethiopia has entered a critical phase. New York Times Politics and Government, Constitutions, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Nobel Prizes, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Political Prisoners October 17, 2019 at 05:00AM

What’s on TV Thursday: A Toni Morrison Doc and ‘Fractured’

By BY GABE COHN Arts A recent documentary about Toni Morrison hits Hulu. And a Hitchcockian thriller with Sam Worthington is on Netflix. New York Times Television, Movies October 17, 2019 at 05:00AM

Gunman Is Arrested in Brownsville Mass Shooting, Police Say

By BY ASHLEY SOUTHALL New York Kyle Williams, 20, faces a murder charge in a shooting that left one man dead and 11 others wounded at a neighborhood block party. New York Times October 17, 2019 at 04:41AM

‘I’m Worried That I Will Die:’ Hong Kong Protesters Write Final Goodbyes

By BY CORA ENGELBRECHT, ORLANDO DE GUZMAN AND AINARA TIEFENTHÄLER World As violence escalates between demonstrators and the police in Hong Kong, protesters have started writing “last letters” to their loved ones, in case they don’t return. These notes chronicle the mental and emotional state of frontliners coming to terms with risking death for their beliefs. New York Times Hong Kong Protests (2019), Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings, Politics and Government, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots October 17, 2019 at 03:31AM

Your Thursday Briefing

By BY MELINA DELKIC Briefing Brexit, Syria, President Trump: Here’s what you need to know. New York Times October 17, 2019 at 03:16AM

Corrections: October 17, 2019

By Unknown Author Corrections Corrections appearing in print on Thursday, October 17, 2019. New York Times October 17, 2019 at 02:56AM

Quotation of the Day: Victim’s Parents Assail Trump on Gay Rights

By Unknown Author Today’s Paper Quotation of the Day for Thursday, October 17, 2019. New York Times October 17, 2019 at 02:44AM


By BY DEB AMLEN Crosswords & Games Randolph Ross brings us together. New York Times Crossword Puzzles October 17, 2019 at 02:00AM

Patrick Day, Boxer Who Suffered Brain Injury in Bout, Dies at 27, Promoter Says

By BY NEIL VIGDOR Sports The Long Island native had been in a coma after he was knocked out by Charles Conwell, a 2016 Olympian. New York Times Boxing October 17, 2019 at 01:49AM

Review: ‘The Lightning Thief,’ a Far Cry From Olympus

By BY JESSE GREEN Theater A musical adaptation of the popular fantasy novel comes to Broadway and goes to Hades. New York Times Theater October 17, 2019 at 01:45AM

Trump’s Impeachment Blockade Crumbles as Witnesses Agree to Talk

By BY MICHAEL D. SHEAR AND NICHOLAS FANDOS U.S. After vowing not to cooperate with a “kangaroo court,” the president has largely failed to prevent current and former administration members from spending hours with Democrats seeking to impeach him. New York Times Trump-Ukraine Whistle-Blower Complaint and Impeachment Inquiry, Impeachment October 17, 2019 at 01:28AM

Democrats, Dream Big but Tell the Whole Truth

By BY CHARLES M. BLOW Opinion Big moves come with hitches. But that’s no reason not to go big and bold. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Labor and Jobs, Law and Legislation October 17, 2019 at 01:00AM

Settlement Talks for Bank Followed Pressure on Trump by Turkey’s Leader

By BY ERIC LIPTON U.S. Before indicting a state-owned Turkish bank, the Justice Department sought to negotiate a deal following calls by Turkey’s president to the White House. New York Times Embargoes and Sanctions, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Deferred Prosecution Agreements, United States Politics and Government October 17, 2019 at 12:35AM

Gordon Sondland Elbowed His Way Into Ukraine Policy. It Could Cost Him.

By BY SHARON LAFRANIERE, MICHAEL CROWLEY AND MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT U.S. Mr. Sondland was to tell impeachment investigators that President Trump placed a condition on any meeting with Ukraine’s president — the opening of an investigation that could benefit Mr. Trump. New York Times Trump-Ukraine Whistle-Blower Complaint and Impeachment Inquiry, United States International Relations, United States Politics and Government, Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates October 17, 2019 at 12:19AM

Someone Had a ‘Meltdown’ at the White House. Pelosi and Trump Just Disagree on Who.

By BY KATIE ROGERS U.S. A meeting intended to brief congressional leaders at the White House about the president’s Syria policy quickly devolved into name-calling and a dispute over which insults were used. New York Times United States Politics and Government October 17, 2019 at 12:17AM

Two-Person Race? Moderates, and Bernie Sanders, Say Not So Fast

By BY ALEXANDER BURNS AND JONATHAN MARTIN U.S. Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg are vying to become the pragmatic alternative to Joe Biden. Mr. Sanders is trumpeting endorsements to compete with Elizabeth Warren. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020, Debates (Political), Campaign Finance, Endorsements, Primaries and Caucuses October 17, 2019 at 12:17AM

Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands

By BY LISA FRIEDMAN Climate A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's plans to ease protections on an iconic western bird's habitat -- and open it to oil and gas exploration. New York Times Global Warming, Environment, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Dioxide, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, United States Politics and Government, Grouse (Bird) October 17, 2019 at 12:09AM

John Lithgow: Trump Is a Bad President. He’s an Even Worse Entertainer.

By BY JOHN LITHGOW Opinion The performer in chief is forcing us to live in a B-movie horror. New York Times Presidents and Presidency (US) October 16, 2019 at 11:56PM

Elaine Chao, Mitch McConnell and Questions of Conflict

By BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD Opinion Congress wants answers from the transportation secretary, wife of the Senate majority leader, about the apparent mixing of public and family business. New York Times United States Politics and Government, Conflicts of Interest October 16, 2019 at 11:50PM

Supreme Court Hears Case of Lee Malvo, Sniper Who Terrorized D.C.

By BY ADAM LIPTAK U.S. The justices weighed whether Mr. Malvo, who was 17 when he and his partner killed 10 people in the Washington area, is entitled to a new sentencing. New York Times Mandatory Sentencing, Capital Punishment October 16, 2019 at 11:48PM

Fact-Checking Trump on Syria, Erdogan and the Kurds

By BY LINDA QIU U.S. The president wrongly claimed that a violent Kurdish separatist group was “more of a terrorist threat” than ISIS, among other inaccurate claims. New York Times United States International Relations, Terrorism, Defense and Military Forces, Kurds October 16, 2019 at 11:48PM