Obama Takes In a Broadway Show, but Shuns the Spotlight

The former president, who has kept a low profile since leaving office in January, visited New York to see “The Price” with his eldest daughter, Malia. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Despite Maje Ayida’s Threat, Toke Makinwa Takes Her Book Tour To Kenya Lawsuit …

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Rory McIlroy Defends Decision to Golf With Donald Trump

McIlroy was called a “bigot” for agreeing to play a round with the president, but he said accepting the invitation was not an endorsement. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Planners reject Donald Trump's revised plans for Scottish golf resort In 77 Chaotic Minutes, Trump …

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Trump’s Blistering Speech at CPAC Follows Bannon’s Blueprint

A day after his secretive chief strategist spoke at the annual conservative conference, the president delivered a visceral gut punch of a speech. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Trump Tears Into the Media at CPAC Transcript: Donald Trump inauguration speech in full ‘Chief strategist …

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A Lawsuit Against Uber Highlights the Rush to Conquer Driverless Cars

The suit, brought by the autonomous car business Waymo, accuses Uber and a star engineer, Anthony Levandowski, of planning to steal trade secrets. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Uber ordered to halt self-driving cars in California as cars seen running red lights Witness says …

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Trump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists and Condemns F.B.I. ‘Leakers’

Reporters from The Times and other outlets were not allowed to enter the office of the press secretary, Sean Spicer, in an unusual breach of protocol. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: White House Bars Times and Other News Outlets From Briefing With False Claims, …

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Hate Crime Is Feared as 2 Indian Engineers Are Shot in Kansas

India’s government expressed shock after one citizen was killed and another wounded in a bar in suburban Kansas. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Kansas City Chiefs win to eliminate Denver Broncos from playoff contention NFL player a hate crime victim CRIME OF HATE 4 …

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Foreign-Film Nominees Unite to Denounce ‘Rise of Fanaticism’

In a joint letter, the five directors say that whoever wins, the Oscar will be dedicated to activists and others “who uphold freedom of expression.” Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Salman Rushdie leads World Human Rights Day protest for Chinese writers On Washington: Gorsuch, …

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Targeted by ISIS, Egyptian Christians Flee Violence

After attacks in the northern Sinai Peninsula and a threatening Islamic State video, families flooded into churches and other shelters in a city on the Suez Canal. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Briton killed while fighting against Isis in Syria Iraq Starts Offensive to …

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The Interpreter: Stephen K. Bannon’s CPAC Comments, Annotated and Explained

What does the president’s chief strategist mean by “economic nationalism” or “deconstruction of the administrative state”? Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Trump’s Blistering Speech at CPAC Follows Bannon’s Blueprint ‘Chief strategist Stephen Bannon said Islam isn’t a religion of peace, President Trump doesn’t share …

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H.R. McMaster Breaks With Administration on Views of Islam

The new national security adviser told his staff that the label “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful, repudiating language used by the president. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: McMaster May Reorganize Trump’s Foreign Policy Team Once Again Mike Pence, in Europe, Says Trump Supports …

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Judge Says Trump’s Statements Did Not Prejudice Case Against Bergdahl

While on the campaign trail, President Trump had referred to the Army sergeant awaiting court-martial as a ‘dirty rotten traitor’ who should be executed. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Jill Stein drops Pennsylvania recount suit after failing to raise $1m bond Michigan vote recount …

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U.S. List of Those Detained for Trump’s Travel Ban Is Called Incomplete

Lawyers on Friday challenged the accuracy of a tally of people detained in a 26-hour period after President Trump barred immigrants from seven countries. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Federal judge blocks Trump’s immigration order from deporting people detained at airports Muslims barred from …

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Kim Jong-nam, Uber, Donald Trump: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Israel, Kim Jong-un, Andrew Puzder: Your Evening Briefing Kim Jong-nam, Illegal Immigration, Mexico: Your Evening Briefing Donald Trump, Mexico, Mideast Policy: Your Friday Briefing Scott Pruitt, Boeing, …

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In ‘Walden’ Video Game, the Challenge Is Stillness

Henry David Thoreau’s classic has inspired what some are calling the world’s most improbable video game, which the lead developer says aims for “a kind of stillness at its core.” Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Russian MPs accuse FIFA 17 video game of 'gay …

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Feyisa Lilesa, Marathoner in Exile, Finds Refuge in Arizona

The Olympic silver medalist didn’t return to Ethiopia after gaining international attention for crossing his arms above his head at the finish line in a defiant gesture at the Rio Games. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Immigrant Mother in Denver Takes Refuge as Risk …

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Fact Check: Trump Blasts ‘Fake News’ and Repeats Inaccurate Claims at CPAC

Once again, President Trump criticized the media for not telling the truth, then offered several misleading claims. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Fact-Checking Claims About Trump’s Travel Ban Fact Check: Trump’s News Conference Fact-Check: What Trump Got Wrong at His Rally Fact Check: What …

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Fact Check: Trump Blasts ‘Fake News’ and Repeats Inaccurate Claims at CPAC

Once again, President Trump criticized the media for not telling the truth, then offered several misleading claims. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: Fact Check: Trump Blasts ‘Fake News’ and Repeats Inaccurate Claims at CPAC Fact-Checking Claims About Trump’s Travel Ban Fact Check: Trump’s News …

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Trump Tears Into the Media at CPAC

President Trump spoke at length about news coverage of his administration on Friday, just hours before some news outlets, including The New York Times, were turned away from a press briefing at the White House. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: With False Claims, Trump …

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Trilobites: ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse Will Cross South America and Africa on Sunday

Known as an annular eclipse, it occurs when the moon moves in between the sun and the Earth but is too far to completely block the sun as it would during a total solar eclipse. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: The solar cooker that …

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Sweden, Nation of Open Arms, Debates Implications of Immigration

President Trump’s acrid comments about Sweden come at a time when Swedes themselves are questioning their generosity toward immigrants and its potential limits. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/ Related posts: ‘Last Night in Sweden’? Trump’s Remark Baffles a Nation White House Memo: From an Anchor’s Lips …

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