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‘I Did Not Collude,’ Kushner Says After Meeting With Senate Investigators (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Jared Kushner said he was unaware of the agenda of a June 2016 meeting at which Donald Trump Jr. expected to learn damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
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Trump Asks Why ‘Beleaguered’ Sessions Isn’t Investigating Clinton (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
In a tweet on Monday, President Trump returned to campaign rhetoric, suggesting that Hillary Clinton should be the subject of an investigation into Russian ties, not him.
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News Analysis: For Trump and Putin, Sanctions Are a Setback Both Sought to Avoid (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The expansion of American sanctions against Russia can be viewed as a result of two world leaders’ overplaying their hands.
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White House Signals Acceptance of Russia Sanctions Bill (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
President Trump expressed anger at Republicans who abandoned him on the legislation and forced his hand.
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California Today: California Today: Turmoil at U.S.C. (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Monday: “Egregious behavior” by a former dean, a ride along with immigration enforcers, and what $1,350 rents you in Los Angeles.
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Poland’s President Vetoes 2 Proposed Laws Limiting Courts’ Independence (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The decision was a setback for the far-right governing party, though a bill giving it more control over local courts was still set for approval.
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President Bachelet of Chile Is the Last Woman Standing in the Americas (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
It seems nearly certain that soon only men will lead governments in the Americas, underscoring the elusive quest for gender parity in politics.
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Parents of Charlie Gard, Ill British Infant, Abandon Effort to Prolong His Life (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
His parents accepted medical experts’ consensus that there was no realistic hope that an experimental therapy might save their son.
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Your Daily Mini Crossword (Tue, 14 Mar 2017)
Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.
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The Mayor and the Restaurateur: How de Blasio Sought Help for an Early Donor (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Federal investigators, while declining to prosecute, still questioned City Hall’s conduct. Was the administration doing favors for contributors?
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Public Health: The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
A study by Yale researchers found that the rate of out-of-network doctor’s bills for customers of a big insurer jumped when EmCare entered a hospital.
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Leader Who Rebuilt Time Warner Empire Prepares an Exit (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Jeffrey Bewkes, a quiet defender of CNN who has delivered Time Warner high returns, plans to leave the company if a merger with AT&T is approved.
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Greece Looks to Turn a Corner After Years of Economic Pain (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The announcement that Athens would issue new bonds offered hope that one of Europe’s weakest economies might at last be weaning itself off international bailouts.
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With More Ships in the Arctic, Fears of Disaster Rise (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
A decline in sea ice is allowing more marine travel, but experts say the remote region is unprepared to face an emergency at sea.
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‘You Create That Chemistry’: How Actors Fall in Instant Love (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The foursome of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” talk trust, lust and the art of stage kissing.
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A Rest Stop for Half a Billion Birds (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
During their migration between Europe and Africa, hundreds of millions of birds stop in Israel to rest and refuel. Hop aboard a government-sponsored tractor spreading birdseed and corn to keep the birds away from local crop fields.
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Aqsa Mosque Dispute Strains Israeli-Jordanian Alliance (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Jordan barred an Israeli Embassy security officer from leaving the country as Palestinians continued to protest Israeli security measures at the mosque.
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Truck Driver Is Charged in Deaths of 10 Migrants in Texas (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
A federal prosecutor charged James M. Bradley Jr. with smuggling resulting in deaths. He could face life in prison or the death penalty.
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New York Times Asks Fox for Apology After ‘Inaccurate Segment’ (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The cable network published an update to a story on its website but did not acknowledge the paper’s request for an apology.
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Former Political Star in China Is Under Party Investigation (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Officials said Sun Zhengcai, fired last month as party secretary of the city of Chongqing, was suspected of “grave violations of discipline.”
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U.N. Says Australia Reneged on Pledge to Accept Some Refugees (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The Australian government was accused of having gone back on an agreement to take in some migrants who have close family ties in the country.
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Review: Steve Jobs of Apple, Tech Visionary, Has Glitches as an Opera (Sun, 23 Jul 2017)
The much-in-demand composer Mason Bates and the librettist Mark Campbell have given Jobs’s thorny life a sappier, more stale arc.
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Michael Phelps ‘Raced’ a ‘Shark,’ Kind Of. Not Really. (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
A televised match race between the 23-time Olympic gold medalist and a great white shark seemed about as realistic as a sharknado.
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When Health Law Isn’t Enough, the Desperate Line Up at Tents (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The Remote Area Medical Expedition drew more than 2,000 people when it set up its free clinic at a county fairground in Appalachia.
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Richard Dawkins Event Canceled Over Past Comments About Islam (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
A Berkeley radio station canceled an event promoting Mr. Dawkins’s new book, citing past comments and tweets that it said had “hurt people.”
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Florida to Pay Legal Fees in Case That Kept Doctors From Discussing Guns (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
A group of doctors in Florida sued over a 2011 state law that restricted medical providers from discussing guns and firearm safety with patients.
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Adventures in Capitalism: If GoDaddy Can Turn the Corner on Sexism, Who Can’t? (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Skeptics scoffed when Blake Irving vowed to reform the internet business built on salacious television ads. But the change is looking real.
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The Story of a Thing: The Author of ‘I Love Dick’ — on One Crazy Coincidence (Thu, 20 Jul 2017)
When Chris Kraus set out to write a biography on Kathy Acker, she had no idea the surprising artistic connection she would discover they shared.
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Is This the Woman Who Will Save Uber? (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Bozoma Saint John, the marketing star who’s worked with Beyoncé, Apple and more, brings humanism, Instagram savvy and Chanel to the beleaguered brand.
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Game of Thrones: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 2 Recap: Dark Reunions (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
On Sunday, characters connected in new and surprising ways all over Westeros.
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NYT > Education

Columbia Settles With Student Cast as a Rapist in Mattress Art Project (Sat, 15 Jul 2017)
The man, who was cleared by the university of responsibility in a rape case, said the university enabled his harassment by giving his accuser academic credit for a piece targeting him.
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New York Schools for Off-Track Students May Face Stricter Rules (Mon, 17 Jul 2017)
Under proposed state rules, even schools for struggling students might have to meet a federally mandated graduation rate. That could put them in danger of closing.
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Economic View: Simple Way to Help Low-Income Students: Make Everyone Take SAT or ACT (Sun, 23 Jul 2017)
Requiring the SAT or ACT, and making it free, reduces barriers for disadvantaged students who otherwise would not take the test.
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Transgender Students Turn to Courts as Government Support Erodes (Fri, 14 Jul 2017)
A case in point is a Florida student who sued his school board last month after his mother said the federal authorities stopped investigating his complaint.
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California Supreme Court Moves to Make Bar Exam Easier to Pass (Sat, 15 Jul 2017)
With passage rates for the test sagging, the court has asserted its authority over the exams, traditionally among the toughest in the country.
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DeVos Says She Will Revisit Obama-Era Sexual Assault Policies (Mon, 17 Jul 2017)
After a “really emotionally draining day“ of meeting with victims and those accused of sexual assault, the education secretary made her first public comments on the issue.
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Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos’s Ear (Wed, 12 Jul 2017)
Betsy DeVos’s Education Department is re-evaluating the get-tough policies on campus sexual assault that were enforced by the Obama administration.
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Accusations and Rancor as Elite School’s Leader Departs (Wed, 12 Jul 2017)
A longtime principal at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School abruptly retired after a battle with the head of the school involving its program dealing with race.
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Long After Protests, Students Shun the University of Missouri (Mon, 10 Jul 2017)
The college has had to close dorms and cut jobs because of plummeting enrollment, which officials attribute largely to fallout from protests in 2015.
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On Campus: Why I Bring My Gun to School (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
There is a place for pro-Second Amendment black women in modern feminism.
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U.S.C. Moves to Fire Former Medical School Dean Over Drug Allegations (Sun, 23 Jul 2017)
The university said on Friday that it had suspended Dr. Carmen Puliafito, barred him from campus and was taking steps to fire him.
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Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
The city is newly stylish, with hyped restaurants and an Ace hotel, thanks to a steady flow of Carnegie Mellon grads who decided to stay.
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Wm. Theodore de Bary, Renowned Columbia Sinologist, Dies at 97 (Thu, 20 Jul 2017)
Professor de Bary, an authority in particular on Confucius, was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.
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Harvard’s Graduate Theater Program Halts Admissions for 3 Years (Tue, 18 Jul 2017)
A new setback for a school that has ties to the acclaimed American Repertory Theater, but from which students leave with enormous debt.
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As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away (Wed, 19 Jul 2017)
In an echo of the subprime mortgage crisis, one of the largest owners of troubled student loans cannot collect because documents are missing.
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On Campus: Dropping Out of College Into Life (Mon, 17 Jul 2017)
Leaving school after freshman year seemed like the ultimate failure. It ended up being the best thing to happen to my education.
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NYT > World

Poland’s President Vetoes 2 Proposed Laws Limiting Courts’ Independence (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The decision was a setback for the far-right governing party, though a bill giving it more control over local courts was still set for approval.
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Taliban Claim Kabul Explosion That Killed Dozens (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The suicide bombing in the Afghan capital killed 24 and wounded 42, officials said, and came while security forces were on high alert.
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When Will Kabila Go? Congolese Leader Long Overstays His Welcome (Sun, 23 Jul 2017)
The deeply unpopular president, Joseph Kabila, was supposed to step down in December. But he refused, setting off a political and economic crisis that may turn violent.
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President Bachelet of Chile Is the Last Woman Standing in the Americas (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
It seems nearly certain that soon only men will lead governments in the Americas, underscoring the elusive quest for gender parity in politics.
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At Oil Producers’ Meeting, Tough Talk Fails to Convince Markets (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Markets appear to have shrugged off a raft of announcements meant to address concerns that production cuts agreed upon last year are not having an impact.
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Aqsa Mosque Dispute Strains Israeli-Jordanian Alliance (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Jordan barred an Israeli Embassy security officer from leaving the country as Palestinians continued to protest Israeli security measures at the mosque.
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Lake Baiyangdian Journal: Sacred Lakes Threatened by China’s Growing Capital (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Plans to transform Beijing and create a new nearby supercity may destroy celebrated wetlands — and erase the communities’ aquatic traditions.
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Greece Looks to Turn a Corner After Years of Economic Pain (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The announcement that Athens would issue new bonds offered hope that one of Europe’s weakest economies might at last be weaning itself off international bailouts.
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Parents of Charlie Gard, Ill British Infant, Abandon Effort to Prolong His Life (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
His parents accepted medical experts’ consensus that there was no realistic hope that an experimental therapy might save their son.
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Border Games: Russia’s Creeping Occupation (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The borders between Georgia and the disputed territory of South Ossetia are blurry. Georgians say the Russian military is using signs, fences and guard stations to take pieces of Georgian land, yard by yard.
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Former Political Star in China Is Under Party Investigation (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Officials said Sun Zhengcai, fired last month as party secretary of the city of Chongqing, was suspected of “grave violations of discipline.”
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Iran’s Top Diplomat Discusses Economic Impact of Nuclear Deal (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, spoke to The New York Times as he wrapped up a trip to the United States at a time when the nuclear deal — and the economic benefits that it brings to his country — is in limbo.
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U.N. Says Australia Reneged on Pledge to Accept Some Refugees (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The Australian government was accused of having gone back on an agreement to take in some migrants who have close family ties in the country.
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Sentence in Aboriginal Teen’s Death Is Too Lenient, Protesters in Australia Say (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Protesters said the manslaughter acquittal in the death of Elijah Doughty, 14, was yet another injustice against the indigenous community. More protests are expected.
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Pyramid Investigation Has Investors Protesting Near Heart of Beijing (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The authorities call Shanxinhui a pyramid scheme, but defenders who stand to lose money if the company closes say they are victims of a government shakedown.
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The Breakdown: ‘No Jab, No Play’: How Australia Is Handling the Vaccination Debate (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
States are moving to punish child care centers that enroll the unvaccinated, dismissing the objections of those who resist immunization without a valid medical reason.
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Europe Edition: Turkey, BBC, Israel: Your Monday Briefing (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
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News Analysis: For Trump and Putin, Sanctions Are a Setback Both Sought to Avoid (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
The expansion of American sanctions against Russia can be viewed as a result of two world leaders’ overplaying their hands.
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With More Ships in the Arctic, Fears of Disaster Rise (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
A decline in sea ice is allowing more marine travel, but experts say the remote region is unprepared to face an emergency at sea.
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In China, Herd of ‘Gray Rhinos’ Threatens Economy (Sun, 23 Jul 2017)
Several Chinese conglomerates are now so big, so complex and so indebted that the government is trying to bring them to heel.
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Taliban Seize Two More Afghan Districts in Sustained Fighting (Sun, 23 Jul 2017)
The insurgents took two important areas in the north and the west, killing many among the already-depleted Afghan security forces.
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U.S. Army Sergeant Is Charged With Trying to Aid Islamic State (Sun, 23 Jul 2017)
Sgt. First Class Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, is accused of trying to provide equipment, training and classified military information to ISIS.
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Asia and Australia Edition: Sean Spicer, British Open, Israel: Your Monday Briefing (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
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Mosque Crisis and Jordan Attack Raise Fears of Escalating Violence in Israel (Mon, 24 Jul 2017)
Violence now appears to have spread across the border, with the report of a gun attack inside the Israeli Embassy in Jordan’s capital.
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Winnipeg Journal: Canada’s Treaty Payments: Meager Reminder of a Painful History (Sun, 23 Jul 2017)
The annual payments — five dollars a person — are an enduring symbol of the complex legal relationship between First Nations and the Canadian government.
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