Showing posts from December 29, 2019

Chinese Scientist Who Genetically Edited Babies Gets 3 Years in Prison

By BY SUI-LEE WEE Business He Jiankui’s work was also carried out on a third infant, according to China’s state media, in a new disclosure that is likely to add to the global uproar over such experiments. New York Times In Vitro Fertilization, Ethics and Official Misconduct, Crispr (DNA), Science and Technology, Genetics and Heredity, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome December 30, 2019 at 06:46AM

No Corrections: Dec. 30, 2019

By Unknown Author Corrections No corrections appeared in print on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. New York Times December 30, 2019 at 06:00AM

Quotation of the Day: True, California Is Booming. Also True: California’s a Mess.

By Unknown Author Today’s Paper Quotation of the Day for Monday, December 30, 2019. New York Times December 30, 2019 at 06:00AM

What’s on TV Monday: ‘Midnight Traveler’ and ‘Her Smell’

By BY JULIA CARMEL Arts Hassan Fazili’s autobiographical documentary premieres on PBS. And Elisabeth Moss’s moody rock star persona comes to HBO. New York Times Television, Movies December 30, 2019 at 06:00AM

Ukraine, Huawei, Soccer: Your Monday Briefing

By BY MIKE IVES Briefing Here’s what you need to know. New York Times December 30, 2019 at 05:48AM

What We Learned in N.F.L. Week 17

By BY BENJAMIN HOFFMAN Sports The 49ers hung on for a wild win in Seattle, the Packers and the Chiefs both secured first-round byes, and the Patriots were shocked by Miami. New York Times Football December 30, 2019 at 05:01AM

Left Behind by Migrant Husbands, Women Break the Rules and Go to Work

By BY DIONNE SEARCEY AND LAURA BOUSHNAK World Wives are shocking their traditional West African villages by earning money and running large households while their husbands are in Europe seeking jobs. New York Times Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis, Women and Girls, Widows and Widowers December 30, 2019 at 05:01AM

The Decade We Changed Our Minds

By BY CHARLES M. BLOW Opinion America in the 2010s saw significant cultural and political shifts that pushed us forward. New York Times Two Thousand Tens (Decade), Polls and Public Opinion, Drug Abuse and Traffic, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Race and Ethnicity, Mass Shootings, Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships, Politics and Government, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Social Media, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government December 30, 2019 at 01:40AM

Eagles Overwhelm Giants to Clinch a Playoff Berth

By BY BILL PENNINGTON Sports Philadelphia and a healthy contingent of its fans ended the Giants’ season — and perhaps Eli Manning’s career — with a dominant second half. New York Times Football, Playoff Games December 30, 2019 at 12:51AM

John Lewis, Congressman and Civil Rights Icon, Has Pancreatic Cancer

By BY EMILY COCHRANE U.S. Mr. Lewis said he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but would return to Washington to continue work and begin treatment. New York Times Pancreatic Cancer, United States Politics and Government, Civil Rights Movement (1954-68) December 30, 2019 at 12:02AM

Bill Barr Thinks America Is Going to Hell

By BY KATHERINE STEWART AND CAROLINE FREDRICKSON Opinion And he’s on a mission to use the “authority” of the executive branch to stop it. New York Times Freedom of Religion, United States Politics and Government, Constitution (US), First Amendment (US Constitution), Christians and Christianity December 30, 2019 at 12:00AM

The Presidential Nominating Process Is Absurd

By BY DAVID LEONHARDT Opinion We have an unnecessarily weak presidential field, especially the incumbent. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020, Debates (Political), Primaries and Caucuses, Voting and Voters, United States Politics and Government, Polls and Public Opinion, States (US), Presidents and Presidency (US), Presidential Elections (US) December 29, 2019 at 11:44PM

Inside ‘The Circle,’ Reality TV Gets a Social Media Filter

By BY ETAN SMALLMAN Arts Contestants on Netflix’s new “Big Brother”-style reality show never meet in person. But their online profiles may not be what they seem. New York Times Television December 29, 2019 at 08:00AM

‘Next Time, Bring Candy’

By Unknown Author New York The cost of passing through, scraping windshields and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary. New York Times December 29, 2019 at 08:00AM

They Can’t Get Enough of ‘The West Wing’ Right Now

By BY SARAH LYALL U.S. President Bartlet doesn’t live in the White House, even on TV, anymore. But his fans find solace in streaming an old favorite. New York Times December 29, 2019 at 08:00AM

Samoa Lifts State of Emergency After Deadly Measles Epidemic

By BY ISABELLA KWAI World The Pacific island nation will reopen schools after a measles epidemic killed 81 people, many of them children and babies. New York Times Measles, Vaccination and Immunization, Epidemics December 29, 2019 at 07:54AM