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“News Analysis: Why Donald Trump’s ‘Birther’ Lie Collapsed” plus 27 more NYT

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“News Analysis: Why Donald Trump’s ‘Birther’ Lie Collapsed” plus 27 more NYT


News Analysis: Why Donald Trump’s ‘Birther’ Lie Collapsed

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 09:32 AM PDT

It was never true. Any of it. And even as Mr. Trump surrendered to the reality of President Obama's birthplace, he insisted on conjuring a new falsehood.

Trump Drops False ‘Birther’ Theory, but Floats a New One: Clinton Started It

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 10:38 AM PDT

The Republican nominee tried to move on from the conspiracy theory that said President Obama was not born in the United States, which he has been clinging to for years.

Obama Speaks on Birther Issue

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 09:05 AM PDT

Speaking before Donald J. Trump backed off his birther conspiracy claims on Friday, President Obama said that he is "not that shocked, actually" that the topic came up in the presidential campaign, but said that there are more important issues.

Inside the Six Weeks Donald Trump Was a Nonstop ‘Birther’

Posted: 02 Jul 2016 03:00 AM PDT

Mr. Trump's foray into the falsehood that President Obama was born outside the United States gave him a base for the primaries and a template for upending political rules.

Your Evening Briefing

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 02:49 PM PDT

Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.

California Today: California Today: A ‘See Something, Say Something’ Prostitution Plan

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 05:55 AM PDT

Friday: Oakland fights the sex trade with reportjohn.org, the government and 45,000 wild horses out West, and colorful crosswalks.

Hillary Clinton’s Backers Thought She Couldn’t Lose. Now, ‘I Can’t Go There.’

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 11:22 AM PDT

Those who back the Democratic nominee seem overwhelmed by a wave of unease, exacerbated by Mrs. Clinton's illness and a slow-footed acknowledgment of it.

Trump Campaign Offers Conflicting Message on $1 Trillion Tax Cut Plan

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 09:21 AM PDT

After publicly backing away from his proposed tax cut for small businesses, Donald J. Trump's campaign aides told a small-business group that he still supported the plan.

The Run-Up: Why We Expect Health Disclosures From Presidential Candidates

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 05:03 AM PDT

John Dickerson of CBS and Lawrence K. Altman of The Times talk about presidential health and the rich history of medical secrecy.

On Washington: Why the Senate Couldn’t Pass a Crime Bill Both Parties Backed

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 06:14 AM PDT

The major bill seemed destined to be the bipartisan success story of the year, meant to provide a second chance for nonviolent offenders. Then the election got in the way.

Concern Over Colin Powell’s Hacked Emails Becomes a Fear of Being Next

Posted: 15 Sep 2016 08:03 PM PDT

A panicked network anchor went home and deleted his entire personal Gmail account, and a Democratic senator began rethinking the virtues of a flip phone.

Fictional New York City Apartments Get Real

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 11:54 AM PDT

The homes of young New Yorkers on TV — characters who are part of a generation burdened by student loan debt and stagnating wages — are getting grimmer.

Renters: So You Think Your Place Is Small?

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 02:00 AM PDT

Jack Leahy, 25, a musician, lives in a crawl space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His rent? $450 a month.

The Workologist: Write Your Boss That Kiss-Off Letter. Then Press Delete.

Posted: 02 Sep 2016 04:00 AM PDT

An employee who quit a job after feeling bullied by a bad boss considers sending the boss a detailed critique of her behavior, and blind-copying her boss.

The New Health Care: How Yelp Reviews Can Help Improve Patient Care

Posted: 12 Sep 2016 05:00 AM PDT

Favorable customer ratings were correlated with lower mortality for some conditions and with fewer readmissions, but having a choice of providers is important.

Turks See Purge as Witch Hunt of ‘Medieval’ Darkness

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 11:27 AM PDT

Critics say the wrong book or bank account, even reading the wrong newspaper or posting on Twitter, could lead to being fired or thrown in jail.

When You Look Pregnant, but You’re Not

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 02:00 AM PDT

I was not, nor have I ever been, pregnant – I'm just a well-fed woman in her 30s wearing an empire-waist dress.

Wells Fargo Warned Workers Against Sham Accounts, but ‘They Needed a Paycheck’

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 09:19 AM PDT

Former employees say that their managers warned them not to bend the rules, but they felt pressured by the bank's aggressive sales culture to create fake accounts anyway.

EpiPen Maker Lobbies to Shift High Costs to Others

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 12:30 AM PDT

Inclusion on a federal list would mean Mylan could keep its list price high — or even raise it — without patients' complaining. But consumers would feel it indirectly.

What Happens if EpiPens Get the ‘Preventive’ Label?

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 12:30 AM PDT

The move could make the device available to patients with no co-pay. It could allow the company to raise prices while limiting complaints from the public.

6 Rikers Officers Sentenced to Prison in 2012 Beating of Inmate

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 10:18 AM PDT

The sentences were delivered three months after the men were convicted of first-degree attempted gang assault and other criminal charges, in the beating of Jahmal Lightfoot.

At BlackRock, a Wall Street Rock Star’s $5 Trillion Comeback

Posted: 15 Sep 2016 01:24 PM PDT

Laurence Fink blew $100 million in 1986. Since then, as chief of BlackRock, he has built his firm into the world's largest asset manager and changed the balance of power on Wall Street.

New York Times Reinstates Managing Editor Role and Appoints Joseph Kahn

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 06:00 AM PDT

The company also said that Susan Chira, one of three deputy executive editors, was leaving that role to write about gender issues for The Times.

Swedish Appeals Court Upholds Detention Order for Assange

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 03:15 AM PDT

A Swedish appeals court on Friday upheld a detention order for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, dismissing the latest attempt by the 45-year-old Australian to make prosecutors drop a rape investigation from 2010.

Obama, Pressing Senators, Delays Veto of Bill Exposing Saudis to 9/11 Suits

Posted: 15 Sep 2016 05:38 PM PDT

The president hopes to tap into an unusual well of buyer's remorse among senators after facing what had appeared to be an inevitable veto override.

Norah Jones Returns to Her Jazz Roots

Posted: 15 Sep 2016 10:32 AM PDT

Her new album, "Day Breaks," brings her back into the jazz fold following the countrified folk and low-gloss pop that marked her albums after "Come Away With Me."

Your Money: Buying a Mattress Online Was Easy. Now, About the Return.

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 05:45 AM PDT

Web-based mattress retailers vow they'll take the product back if it flunks a comfy-sleep test. And they do, but it's not simple.

Modern Love: From He to She in First Grade

Posted: 16 Sep 2016 02:00 AM PDT

When a 6-year-old boy wants to wear skirts and dresses to elementary school, his parents grapple with the reality that it's about more than clothes.

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