U.S. Murder Rate for 2018 Is on Track for a Big Drop

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 15:51:50

Murders are down so far in a sample of large American cities, typically a good indicator for national numbers.

Trump Set to Name State Department Spokeswoman to U.N. Post

NewYork Times 2018-12-07 02:03:46

Heather Nauert, a former Fox News anchor who has been the public face of the State Department since last year, would replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations.

Trump Rule Would Limit E.P.A.’s Control Over Water Pollution

NewYork Times 2018-12-07 00:39:49

The Trump administration’s proposal would significantly weaken a major Obama-era regulation on clean water, according to a talking points memo.

‘I Want to Live Like a Human Being’: Where N.Y. Fails Its Mentally Ill

NewYork Times 2018-12-07 00:01:19

A cutting-edge program to help severely mentally ill people live on their own has endangered people who were not ready, a new investigation shows.

Trump Weighs Bringing Back William Barr as Attorney General

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 23:51:38

William P. Barr, a supporter of executive power who served as attorney general in 1991-93, is a front-runner to lead the Justice Department again.

‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Shook France. Here’s the Lesson for Climate Change.

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 19:26:05

There is little doubt among scientists and economists that carbon taxes are needed to reduce fossil fuel dependence. The question is how to design them to cushion the blow on the most vulnerable.

Making President Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 18:35:06

At the president’s New Jersey golf course, an undocumented immigrant has worked as a maid since 2013. She said she never imagined she “would see such important people close up.”

Chinese Executive’s Arrest Sets Trump Priorities on a Collision Course

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 18:22:53

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, an executive at the Chinese company Huawei, could imperil trade talks. But it is part of the Trump administration’s efforts to contain China and Iran.

North Carolina Republican Leader Says He’s Open to New Election in Disputed District

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 17:55:08

Citing fraud allegations, the executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party said Thursday that a new election may be appropriate in the state’s Ninth Congressional District.

Trump Plans Major Rollback of Sage Grouse Protections to Spur Oil Exploration

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 16:57:40

The proposal would potentially open nine million acres of land to drilling, mining and other development.

U.S. Murder Rate for 2018 Is on Track for a Big Drop

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 15:51:50

Murders are down so far in a sample of large American cities, typically a good indicator for national numbers.

Who Will Replace Angela Merkel as German Conservatives’ Leader?

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 15:30:17

The Christian Democratic Union, Germany’s largest political party, is gathering this week to choose its next leader — and the likely future chancellor.

‘There Isn’t Hope for Us’: Once Dominant, California Republicans Are on the Ropes

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 14:10:09

The California Republican Party is slouching toward irrelevance after an Election Day that party leaders described as disastrous.

Global Stocks Plunge, Suggesting a Grim Day on Wall Street

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 11:43:10

Markets around the world fell sharply on Thursday after the arrest of a Huawei executive threatened to upend an fragile trade truce between the United States and China.

Arrest Shakes Huawei as Global Skepticism of Its Business Grows

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 11:17:23

Britain, New Zealand, Australia and other countries have grown increasingly worried about potential security risks related to the Chinese telecom giant.

Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound.

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 11:15:16

Since releasing the results in October, the ancestry issue clouding her possible presidential campaign has only intensified.

For George Bush, One Last Funeral, and Then a 70-Mile Train Ride

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 11:15:16

After days of ceremonial observances in the nation’s capital, George H.W. Bush will be finally remembered at a funeral in Houston and laid to rest at his presidential library.

Wisconsin Republicans Defiantly Move to Limit the Power of Incoming Democrats

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 05:45:05

Robin Vos, the speaker of the Assembly, was the first official to publicly suggest that Republicans consider reining in the powers of the state’s newly elected Democrats.

‘Already an Exception’: Merkel’s Legacy Is Shaped by Migration and Austerity

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 04:54:46

As the German chancellor’s party chooses a new leader, the values she embodies are in danger. Some ask whether her choices helped plant the seeds of the forces now tearing Europe apart.

Some Words Defy Translation. Angela Merkel Showed Why.

NewYork Times 2018-12-06 04:54:46

Germany’s chancellor used an English-language vulgarity in a speech recently. Oddly enough, German doesn’t have a mot juste of its own.

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