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“Jeff Sessions Says He Would Be Independent and Stand Up to Trump” plus 44 more NYT

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“Jeff Sessions Says He Would Be Independent and Stand Up to Trump” plus 44 more NYT


Jeff Sessions Says He Would Be Independent and Stand Up to Trump

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 12:49 PM PST

During a Senate hearing, the senator who is in line to become attorney general promised to aggressively enforce even laws with which he disagreed.

Trump Tells Congress to Repeal Health Care Law ‘Very Quickly’

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 02:00 PM PST

President-elect Donald J. Trump said he wanted to replace the Affordable Care Act as soon as it was repealed, but some Republicans want more time to consider an alternative.

Live Briefing: Hearing Highlights: Sessions Questioned on Links to Xenophobia

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 03:16 PM PST

Mr. Sessions offered assurances that he would be an independent attorney general and a check on President-elect Donald J. Trump.

Transition Briefing: Trump Asks Critic of Vaccines to Lead Vaccine Safety Panel

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 02:12 PM PST

President-elect Donald J. Trump's choice of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a prominent skeptic of childhood vaccines, to lead a commission on their safety is raising alarm among scientists.

Trump’s National Security Pick Sees Ally in Fight Against Islamists: Russia

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST

The pro-Moscow tilt of Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn stands in striking opposition to the judgments of the intelligence agencies he will help oversee.

Sessions, Trump, Dylann Roof: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 03:21 PM PST

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

Asia and Australia Edition: Your Morning Briefing: Rafsanjani, Donald Trump, Kabul

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 03:21 PM PST

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

California Today: California Today: $8 Million in Tech Money for the Bay Area Arts

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 05:13 AM PST

Tuesday: A cash infusion for the Bay Area's performing arts, another round of rain in Northern California, and mapping Sacramento's murals.

Dylann Roof Is Sentenced to Death in Charleston Church Massacre

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 01:51 PM PST

Dylann S. Roof was found guilty of 33 counts in connection with the June 17, 2015, massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Nine people died.

Trial Briefing: Sentenced to Death: A Look at Dylann Roof’s Rampage and Its Aftermath

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 09:44 AM PST

The impact and implications of the trial of Dylann S. Roof, who was convicted in the shooting rampage that killed nine members of a historically black church in Charleston, S.C.

Dylann Roof Sentenced to Death

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 03:18 PM PST

Mr. Roof at times represented himself and showed no remorse in court. The death-penalty decision was reached in three hours.

Fox News Settled Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Bill O’Reilly, Documents Show

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 09:16 AM PST

When Juliet Huddy rebuffed advances by Mr. O'Reilly, he tried to derail her career, according to a draft of a letter from her lawyers obtained by The New York Times.

Volkswagen’s Tentative $4.3 Billion Deal With U.S. Includes Guilty Plea on Emissions

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 12:12 PM PST

The plea to criminal charges sets it apart from agreements in other recent auto industry investigations.

Dining In at the Met Breuer

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 12:41 PM PST

Pete Wells, restaurant critic for the Times, visits Flora Bar, a new restaurant and cafe on the lower level of the Met Breuer. We take a look inside on a snowy Saturday.

Restaurant Review: The Art of Flavor at Flora Bar in the Met Breuer

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 12:38 PM PST

In discs and cubes, the team behind Estela constructs dishes as intriguing (and satisfying) as the art on display.

Bombings Near Afghanistan’s Parliament Kill Dozens on Day of Assaults

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 10:39 AM PST

The attacks came as workers left the Parliament compound in Kabul, killing at least 30 and wounding more than 80. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

Open Blog: HTTPS on NYTimes.com

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 11:20 AM PST

We are thrilled to announce that we have begun to enable HTTPS on NYTimes.com, an effort that helps protect the privacy of our readers and ensures the authenticity of our content.

A Gut Makeover for the New Year

Posted: 29 Dec 2016 09:00 AM PST

What you eat can affect the microbes in your gut — and your long-term health.

Well: Is the Sleep Aid Melatonin Safe for Children and Adults?

Posted: 06 Jan 2017 03:39 AM PST

The hormone melatonin is hugely popular as a natural sleep aid. But is it safe?

For Many on Chicago’s South Side, Obama’s Farewell Will Be Personal

Posted: 09 Jan 2017 05:59 PM PST

People in his hometown sounded possessive, proud and wistful as he prepared to give a farewell address Tuesday in a convention center beside Lake Michigan.

President Obama’s Farewell Address Is a Product of Meticulous Planning

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 01:53 PM PST

Mr. Obama's speech in Chicago on Tuesday will be broadcast by major networks and cable news channels, and the White House will offer a live stream.

Lining Up for Obama's Farewell Address

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 06:40 AM PST

People waited in long lines in sub-zero wind chill temperatures outside McCormick Place to get tickets for President Obama's farewell speech.

Economic Scene: Prisons Run by C.E.O.s? Privatization Under Trump Could Carry a Heavy Price

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 06:46 AM PST

Privatization is being portrayed as a surefire way to deliver better services for less public money, but a body of economics suggests this belief is false.

Russian Hackers Gained ‘Limited’ Access to R.N.C., Comey Says

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 11:38 AM PST

James B. Comey, the F.B.I. outlined the hacking of Republican computers to a panel of the Senate Intelligence Committee penetration.

Muted Response From Health Lobby as Affordable Care Act Faces Repeal

Posted: 09 Jan 2017 06:03 PM PST

Fearing they will anger the new administration, some lobbyists have accepted that major provisions are likely to be repealed and have set their sights instead on shaping a replacement.

Jared Kushner Will Sell Many of His Assets, but Ethics Lawyers Worry

Posted: 09 Jan 2017 07:38 PM PST

Mr. Kushner, who is Donald Trump's son-in-law and will be a senior White House adviser, plans to sell his assets to his brother or to a trust controlled by his mother.

As Protests Flare, Iran Bids Farewell to Rafsanjani

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 05:43 AM PST

The top cleric was interred in the tomb of his confidant, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, as protesters cursed Russia and hailed Iran's reformist heroes.

Clare Hollingworth, Reporter Who Broke News of World War II, Dies at 105

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 07:52 AM PST

In 1939, Ms. Hollingworth was less than a week into her first job as a correspondent when she spotted troops and tanks concealed in a valley.

Muslim Girls in Switzerland Must Attend Swim Classes With Boys, Court Says

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 09:11 AM PST

The girls' parents had resisted the mandatory classes on religious grounds, taking their case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Publishers Encounter Political Storms in Turn to Right

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST

The largely left-leaning publishing world is courting young conservatives and tailoring its plans to reflect volatile new political realities.

Giving Back a ‘Stolen’ Property to the Original Manhattanites

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 08:56 AM PST

An activist wants a West Village building to be a prayer house, to be owned and operated by the Lenape Indians, who inhabited Manhattan before European settlers appropriated it.

D’Amato Removed From Plane After Urging Walkout Over Delays

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 01:19 PM PST

The former Republican senator from New York was removed from a Jet Blue plane in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in an incident captured on video.

Gay Veteran, 91, Gets Honorable Discharge After 69 Years

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 12:39 PM PST

Hubert Edward Spires, a former Air Force sergeant, fought to have the word "undesirable" removed from his records.

Roy Innis, Black Activist With a Right-Wing Bent, Dies at 82

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 10:30 AM PST

Mr. Innis, the leader of CORE, took a go-it-alone approach to black empowerment and had no use for desegregation and affirmative action.

Critic's Notebook: The Lights Are On in Detroit

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST

With 65,000 new streetlights, the city sends a message: It's O.K. to go out after dark. Restaurants feel the glow. So do schoolchildren.

Israel Museum Names Director

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 06:36 AM PST

Eran Neuman, the new director of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, will begin the job next month.

Artist Charged With Trespassing in ‘Hollyweed’ Sign Prank

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 12:51 PM PST

Zachary Cole Fernandez, a 30-year-old artist who surrendered to the authorities on Monday, said he did it to bring "positivity and happiness."

A Bumblebee Gets New Protection on Obama’s Way Out

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 02:18 PM PST

The administration added the rusty-patched bumblebee, which once covered 28 states but is threatened by pesticides, disease and climate change, to the endangered species list.

Artists and Critics Call for Culture ‘Strike’ on Inauguration Day

Posted: 08 Jan 2017 01:33 PM PST

Artists like Cindy Sherman, Richard Serra and Joan Jonas are pushing for the closing of cultural institutions in protest of Donald J. Trump's inaugural.

Specialty Pharmacies Say Benefit Managers Are Squeezing Them Out

Posted: 09 Jan 2017 02:17 PM PST

The pharmacies, which often sell high-cost drugs for rare diseases to relatively few patients, complain of being cut from benefit managers' networks.

Michael Chamberlain, Father of Baby Killed by a Dingo in Australia, Dies at 72

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 05:23 AM PST

Mr. Chamberlain and his first wife fought for decades to prove that the animal was responsible for their daughter's disappearance.

The Hunger Strike, the Protest Tactic of Gandhi, is Vexing Iran’s Penal Overseers

Posted: 09 Jan 2017 12:32 PM PST

At least seven Iranian inmates have gone on hunger strikes, and their causes have found traction on social media.

A Word With: Taran Killam Assumes the Throne in ‘Hamilton’

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 07:46 AM PST

Post-"S.N.L.," Mr. Killam is ready to become the perfectly blustery British monarch on Broadway.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Nicotine,’ the Stuff of Burning Desire

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 02:14 PM PST

Gregor Hens's book is part memoir, part philosophical lament. He sees it as a chance to finally put the urge behind him and remain a vicarious smoker.

Danielle Brooks: The First Time I Saw Myself on a Billboard

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 02:04 PM PST

This actress, known for "Orange Is the New Black" and "The Color Purple," describes the power of seeing herself on display.

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