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“Inside Trump Defense Secretary Pick’s Efforts to Halt Torture” plus 22 more NYT

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“Inside Trump Defense Secretary Pick’s Efforts to Halt Torture” plus 22 more NYT


Inside Trump Defense Secretary Pick’s Efforts to Halt Torture

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 02:23 PM PST

James N. Mattis, a retired general, has long been an outspoken critic of torture. His handling of the death of a prisoner that occurred on his watch during the Iraq war reflects his views.

On Washington: Republicans Stonewalled Obama. Now the Ball Is in Their Court.

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 10:58 AM PST

The Republican Party will control Congress and the White House, but the biggest arguments to come could be between Capitol Hill and the White House.

Obama Plans Farewell Speech From Chicago

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 04:26 AM PST

In an email to supporters, President Obama said the remarks, set for next week, would give him a chance "to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here."

Asia and Australia Edition: Istanbul, Donald Trump, Baghdad: Your Morning Briefing

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 02:37 PM PST

Here's what you need to know to start your day.

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Istanbul Nightclub Attack

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 10:32 AM PST

The authorities are still searching for the gunman who killed at least 39 people at the upscale Reina nightclub.

Istanbul Attack Recalled by Survivors

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 10:13 AM PST

An American and a Lebanese man wounded in the ISIS-claimed shooting at a nightclub in Istanbul early on New Year's Day describe the attack that left 39 people dead and scores injured.

As Scandal Roils South Korea, Fingers Point to Mixing of Politics and Business

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST

Outrage over President Park Geun-hye's actions has turned to broader concerns over the power of the presidency and its relationship with conglomerates.

Daughter of Key Figure in South Korean Scandal Is Detained in Denmark

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 03:57 AM PST

South Korean officials will seek the extradition of the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the presidential confidante at the center of an influence-peddling scandal.

Benjamin Netanyahu Questioned in Israel Graft Inquiry

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 02:20 PM PST

Police investigators questioned the prime minister for three hours at his official residence on suspicion of receiving illicit gifts and favors from business executives.

The Fix: Tips for Your Post-Holiday Clutter Purge

Posted: 23 Dec 2016 01:38 PM PST

Professional organizers offer advice for an orderly 2017.

Ailing Vermont Town Pins Hopes on Mideast Refugees

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST

Some residents of Rutland, Vt., see the expected arrival of 100 refugees as an economic boon, while others are not as optimistic.

Growing a Different Apple

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 09:10 AM PST

At Pearl Automation, former Apple employees are blending their old employer's high quality standards with less paranoia and more openness.

Sports of The Times: In Navajo Nation, a Basketball Elder Earns Respect

Posted: 01 Jan 2017 05:41 PM PST

In a place of poverty, social ills and fractured families, Raul Mendoza, 69, coach of the Chinle, Ariz., Wildcats, is a source of quiet strength for his young players.

Welcome to Hell. It’s in Michigan.

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST

John Colone, the unofficial mayor of Hell, Mich., has put Hell up for sale. He's run the roadside attraction for 18 years, exploiting nearly every joke imaginable. Walk through Hell with him and get a peek at his latest post-election addition.

Riot by Drug Gangs in Brazil Prison Leaves at Least 56 Dead

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 10:10 AM PST

The authorities said the riot at the Compaj prison in Manaus was part of a power struggle over the drug trade in the Amazon basin.

IS Suicide Bomber Kills 36 in Baghdad Market

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 05:57 AM PST

A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group hours after French President Francois Hollande arrived in the Iraqi capital.

Chicago Ends Year With 762 Killings, the Most in 2 Decades

Posted: 01 Jan 2017 06:07 PM PST

The nation's third-largest city also had 1,100 more shootings than it did in 2015, according to statistics released by the police.

SpaceX Says It’s Ready to Launch Rockets Again

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 06:30 AM PST

The company says it has determined the likely cause of an explosion in September that led to setbacks in its schedule.

N.F.L. Playoffs: Schedule, Matchups and Odds

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 04:42 AM PST

The Giants eliminated the Redskins, and the Packers defeated the Lions to win the N.F.C. North. Here's how the playoff picture shakes out.

Some Dinosaur Eggs Took Six Months or More to Hatch

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 12:01 PM PST

Using embryonic tooth age, researchers have concluded that dinosaur eggs took twice as long to hatch as bird eggs.

A ‘World Unto Itself’ in New York Area Yeshivas: Floor Hockey

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 12:33 PM PST

Passion for the sport runs high in Orthodox Jewish schools around New York City, and athletes must balance their spiritual and athletic priorities.

Inside Jonathan Lethem’s Oddball Trove

Posted: 01 Jan 2017 02:16 PM PST

Mr. Lethem, whose books include "The Fortress of Solitude," has sold his papers, artifacts, even drawings of vomiting cats, to Yale.

The Neediest Cases: A Mother Overcomes Obstacles by Focusing on Her Children

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 08:00 AM PST

Latoya Farquharson had a troubled childhood and has a partner who has been in and out of jail. But she's creating a better future for her own family.

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