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“Obama’s Last Days: Aiding Trump Transition, but Erecting Policy Roadblocks” plus 21 more NYT

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“Obama’s Last Days: Aiding Trump Transition, but Erecting Policy Roadblocks” plus 21 more NYT


Obama’s Last Days: Aiding Trump Transition, but Erecting Policy Roadblocks

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 09:08 AM PST

With three weeks left in office, the president is using all his powers to cement his legacy and make undoing it that much harder for his successor.

With Trump, Russia Goes From Thursday’s Foe of U.S. to Friday’s Friend

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 09:18 AM PST

With Donald J. Trump making admiring remarks about Vladimir V. Putin, many Americans, accustomed to be suspicious of Russia, are confused and uneasy.

In Trump’s New Year Note, Love and a Jab at ‘Enemies’

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 10:08 AM PST

The president-elect addressed a Twitter post "to all," including "those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do."

How Russians Pay to Play in Other Countries

Posted: 30 Dec 2016 06:22 PM PST

The Kremlin's payment of a hefty state fine in the Czech Republic last spring, and the Czech president's support for Russia, spur cries of influence-buying.

Job No. 1 for a New Congress? Undoing Obama’s Health Law

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 10:30 AM PST

Republicans plan to waste no time repealing the Affordable Care Act, a signature part of President Obama's legacy.

On Washington: House Republicans Fret About Winning Their Health Care Suit

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 10:34 AM PST

The lawsuit, challenging the Obama administration's spending of billions on subsidies, could have consequences that entangle Republicans and the incoming Trump team.

Trump’s Indonesia Projects, Still Moving Ahead, Create Potential Conflicts

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 08:09 AM PST

President-elect Donald J. Trump has made deals involving two resorts in Indonesia and forged relationships with powerful political figures there.

ISIS Claims 2 Bombings in Baghdad, While Fighting to Hold On to Mosul

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 08:33 AM PST

Over two dozen people were killed in the attacks, which the Islamic State said were directed at Shiite Muslims.

Uncertain Harvest: Scientists Loved and Loathed by an Agrochemical Giant

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 02:00 AM PST

With corporate funding of research, "There's no scientist who comes out of this unscathed."

Lighting Up the Sky Across the Globe

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 02:01 AM PST

Delight in fiery festivals of 2016 from around the world — in Vilafranca del Penedès in Spain, Lewes in England and Brooklyn, New York.

The Playlist: 21 Songs From 2016 That Nearly Got Away

Posted: 30 Dec 2016 10:51 AM PST

The pop music critics catch up on songs by Noname, Gallant, Catherine Russell and more.

Tyrus Wong, ‘Bambi’ Artist Thwarted by Racial Bias, Dies at 106

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 08:05 AM PST

A Hollywood studio artist, painter, printmaker, calligrapher and maker of fantastical kites, Mr. Wong was one of the most celebrated Chinese-American artists of the 20th century.

Among Deaths in 2016, a Heavy Toll in Pop Music

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 07:51 AM PST

The deaths of David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen drew considerable attention in a year that also claimed Muhammad Ali and Fidel Castro.

Kitty Dukakis, a Beneficiary of Electroshock Therapy, Emerges as Its Evangelist

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 08:51 AM PST

Mrs. Dukakis, a former first lady of Massachusetts, credits the treatment with saving her life, and she and her husband work to promote electroconvulsive therapy.

Texas Journal: Rodeo Offers a 90-M.P.H. Glimpse of Texans’ Truck Mania

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 12:00 AM PST

Because no other state has a bigger influence on the American truck world, the title of Truck of Texas can bring an automaker to tears.

Propaganda With a Millennial Twist Pops Up in China

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 08:38 AM PST

President Xi Jinping wants the propaganda apparatus to modernize and target a key group that some in the Communist Party worry it may be losing.

Murder in the 4-0: Rift Between Officers and Residents as Killings Persist in South Bronx

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 12:30 AM PST

Trust ebbs in a precinct with many murders but too few detectives.

Taiwan’s President Accuses China of Renewed Intimidation

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 11:31 AM PST

'Step by step, Beijing is going back to the old path of dividing, coercing and even threatening and intimidating Taiwan,' President Tsai Ing-wen said.

WSJ: Reporter Detained in Turkey for Nearly 3 Days Released

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 06:54 AM PST

The Wall Street Journal says one of its reporters was detained in Turkey for nearly three days before authorities allowed him to leave the country.

Michael Skakel’s Murder Conviction Has Been Reinstated

Posted: 30 Dec 2016 05:02 PM PST

The Supreme Court of Connecticut said that the trial lawyer for Mr. Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, was not deficient; the ruling could send him back to prison.

Is ‘The Mikado’ Too Politically Incorrect to Be Fixed? Maybe Not.

Posted: 30 Dec 2016 01:30 PM PST

At the Kaye Playhouse, a New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players production adds a prologue, nonwhite cast members and a grand sense of absurdity.

The Neediest Cases: Calling on Angels While Enduring the Trials of Job

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 08:00 AM PST

The Muñiz family has suffered many and varied misfortunes, and nearly came to unraveling until a helping hand came along.

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