Showing posts from September 21, 2020

Champagne, Because You’re Worth It

By BY FLORENCE FABRICANT Food A new blanc de noirs Champagne from Bollinger should be popped for any celebration. New York Times Champagne (Wine) September 22, 2020 at 02:19AM

What Kites Do in the Wind

By BY DEB AMLEN Crosswords & Games Jeremy Newton pays tribute to a man who was a hero in more ways than one. New York Times Crossword Puzzles September 22, 2020 at 02:00AM

A London Caper With a Car James Bond Would Never Drive

By BY BRYAN PIETSCH World Five guns used in Bond films were stolen in March from a collector’s home. Now the police are appealing to the public for information. New York Times Robberies and Thefts, Firearms, Bond, James (Fictional Character) September 22, 2020 at 01:33AM

In Italy Elections, Salvini Coalition Fails to Take Tuscan Prize

By BY GAIA PIANIGIANI World A center-right coalition led by Matteo Salvini, once Italy’s most powerful politician, won three key regions but fell short in Tuscany, where victory could have bolstered his comeback bid. New York Times Politics and Government, Elections, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) September 22, 2020 at 01:22AM

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches a Low, Just Missing Record

By BY HENRY FOUNTAIN Climate Only 2012 had less sea ice coverage, scientists say, as climate change takes its toll in the region. New York Times Global Warming, Ice, Oceans and Seas September 22, 2020 at 01:00AM

Republican Senators Line Up to Back Trump on Court Fight

By BY PETER BAKER AND NICHOLAS FANDOS U.S. Senators Charles Grassley and Cory Gardner gave the president the votes he needs, but for the Senate to vote on his choice before the election will still be a challenge. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020, United States Politics and Government, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) September 22, 2020 at 12:36AM

How the Supreme Court Could Affect Voting Rules on Election Day

By BY MICHAEL WINES U.S. A number of legal battles over voting rights are already in the pipeline. Any ruling this fall could resonate nationwide. New York Times Suits and Litigation (Civil), State Legislatures, Voting and Voters, Voter Registration and Requirements September 22, 2020 at 12:31AM

Justice Dept. to Brief States on Google Antitrust Inquiry

By BY CECILIA KANG, DAVID MCCABE AND DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI Technology The department is expected to outline a potential antitrust case against Google, which could be filed in the coming days. New York Times Suits and Litigation (Civil), Attorneys General, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues September 22, 2020 at 12:28AM

‘More conservative than Attila the Hun’: Kelly Loeffler’s new ad prompts criticism, even from Republicans.

By BY NEIL VIGDOR U.S. New York Times September 22, 2020 at 12:10AM

A judge extends Wisconsin’s mail-in voting deadline, allowing ballots to arrive up to six days after the election.

By BY NEIL VIGDOR U.S. New York Times September 22, 2020 at 12:08AM

How 3 Republicans Explain Their Supreme Court Flip-Flops

By BY TAYLOR TURNER U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz changed their positions on election year Supreme Court nominations. Here’s what they are saying now. New York Times September 22, 2020 at 12:00AM

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick May Need to Denounce Roe. Good.

By BY MICHELLE GOLDBERG Opinion Judicial nominees should be honest about their stance on abortion. New York Times Abortion, Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision), United States Politics and Government, Birth Control and Family Planning, Law and Legislation, Conservatism (US Politics) September 22, 2020 at 12:00AM

How Does Your Identity Inform Your Political Beliefs and Values?

By BY KATHERINE SCHULTEN The Learning Network When did you first become aware of having political opinions? What do you think shaped them? Have they changed over time? New York Times September 21, 2020 at 11:54PM

Lesson of the Day: ‘Learn to Argue Productively’

By BY KATHERINE SCHULTEN The Learning Network In this lesson, part of our suite of resources for our Civil Conversation Challenge, students will practice putting six practical tips into action — in person and online. New York Times September 21, 2020 at 11:52PM

Lagoa’s Role in Florida Will Be a Big Factor in Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

By BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND ADAM LIPTAK U.S. Judge Barbara Lagoa lacks some of the usual credentials of a Supreme Court justice, but her roots in the Cuban-American community could make her an attractive choice for President Trump. New York Times Supreme Courts (State), Appointments and Executive Changes, United States Politics and Government, Conflicts of Interest, Constitution (US), Abortion, Cuban-Americans, Presidential Election of 2020 September 21, 2020 at 11:52PM

Our 2020 Civil Conversation Challenge for Teenagers

By BY KATHERINE SCHULTEN The Learning Network Beginning Sept. 22 and running through Oct. 30, we’re inviting teenagers to have productive, respectful conversations about some of the issues dividing us this election season. New York Times September 21, 2020 at 11:50PM

How Ginsburg’s Death Has Reshaped the Money Race for Senate Democrats

By BY SHANE GOLDMACHER AND JEREMY W. PETERS U.S. From Alaska to Maine to the Carolinas, Democratic strategists working on Senate campaigns described a spontaneous outpouring of donations the likes of which they had never seen. A Republican surge is expected as well. New York Times Campaign Finance, United States Politics and Government, Elections, Senate September 21, 2020 at 11:33PM

Hollywood unions and studios have reached a deal to resume filming.

By BY NICOLE SPERLING Business New York Times September 21, 2020 at 11:33PM

Biden Courts Obama-Trump Voters as the President Seeks to Hold Them

By BY THOMAS KAPLAN AND MICHAEL CROWLEY U.S. The Democratic nominee, in Wisconsin, tried to place himself on the side of American workers, while Mr. Trump used a trip to Ohio to blame his opponent for job losses there. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020 September 21, 2020 at 11:33PM

R.I.P., R.B.G. What’s Next?

By BY LISA LERER U.S. The Supreme Court vacancy has only injected more chaos into the election. There are opportunities and perils for both parties. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020, United States Politics and Government, Elections, Senate, Appointments and Executive Changes September 21, 2020 at 11:26PM

Estate’s Racially Divisive Name Threatens Future of Premier Equestrian Event

By BY GILLIAN R. BRASSIL Sports The Olympic equestrian sport of eventing will no longer be held at a Pennsylvania estate that has resisted calls to change its name, which some say evokes slavery. New York Times Horsemanship and Equestrian Events, Horses, Race and Ethnicity, Names, Organizational September 21, 2020 at 11:24PM

A Prosecutor’s Backstage Tour of the Mueller Investigation

By BY JENNIFER SZALAI Books Andrew Weissmann, a top lawyer in the special counsel’s office, details the investigators’ findings and frustrations in his new memoir, “Where Law Ends.” New York Times Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates, Presidential Election of 2016, Books and Literature, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel) September 21, 2020 at 11:19PM

‘You Would Do the Same’: Graham Is Defiant on Supreme Court Reversal

By BY CATIE EDMONDSON U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said he would refuse to confirm a Republican’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year. Now he is rushing to deliver President Trump’s third justice. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020, United States Politics and Government, Courts and the Judiciary September 21, 2020 at 11:15PM

El crimen de ser ‘fea’ en México

By BY VIRI RÍOS en Español Una de las agresiones más comunes hacia las mujeres es en referencia a su aspecto. Esas descalificaciones, que podrían parecer menores, tienen un impacto real en el nivel económico y la desigualdad. New York Times Women and Girls, Women's Rights, Workplace Environment, Discrimination September 21, 2020 at 10:00AM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life, and the Battle for Her Seat

By Unknown Author Podcasts In a two-part special, we reflect on the achievements of an American legal giant and examine the fight to replace her on the Supreme Court. New York Times Women's Rights, Women and Girls, Deaths (Obituaries) September 21, 2020 at 10:00AM

How Much Do You Know About Jamaica?

By COMPILED BY JOHN OTIS The Learning Network Can you find Jamaica on a map? What else do you know about this Caribbean nation with almost 3 million people? New York Times September 21, 2020 at 09:30AM

Israeli Accused of Sex Abuse in Australia Can Be Extradited, Court Says

By BY ISABEL KERSHNER World Australia has been seeking Malka Leifer’s extradition for six years so she can face 74 charges of sexual assault stemming from her time as the principal of an ultra-Orthodox school in Melbourne. New York Times Child Abuse and Neglect, Sex Crimes, Extradition, Fugitives, International Relations, Decisions and Verdicts, Mental Health and Disorders September 21, 2020 at 09:25AM

New Yorkers Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Child of Brooklyn

By BY TROY CLOSSON New York The late justice grew up in Midwood, formed by its schools, library and synagogue. She was remembered across the borough and city. New York Times September 21, 2020 at 09:24AM

Covid-19 Live Updates: Deaths Near 1 Million Globally and 200,000 in the U.S.

By Unknown Author World The staggering toll of the pandemic comes as at least 73 countries are seeing surges in newly detected cases. New York Times Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) September 21, 2020 at 09:14AM