terça-feira, 1 de novembro de 2016

THE NEW YORK TIMES-Trump’s Tax Dodge Stretched Law ‘Beyond Recognition

Trump’s Tax Dodge Stretched Law ‘Beyond Recognition’

  • Donald J. Trump avoided reporting hundreds of millions in taxable income with a tactic so legally dubious that his lawyers said an I.R.S. audit would most likely find it improper.
  • Tax experts who reviewed documents for The Times said Mr. Trump trampled a core tax policy tenet by receiving tax benefits for losing vast amounts of other people’s money.

Sam Hodgson for The NYT

‘How Much Suffering
Can You Take?’

Over 703 miles, a hardy band of pain enthusiasts tested the limits of both mind and body at the Quintuple Anvil Triathlon — five Ironman-length races in five days.

‘Going Flat’ After Breast Cancer

Some women are choosing to defy medical advice and social convention after mastectomies, saying they would rather live without breasts than undergo more surgery.


  • What made early human settlers from the Solomon Islands pause for more than 2,000 years while roaming the South Pacific? To find out, scientists simulated their voyage.
  • To our global readers: Still puzzled by the intricacies of the United States election and the often bizarre campaign? Submit your questions for our correspondent.
  • Hundreds of Britons working in European Union institutions face a new reality as British influence and their prospects recede after June’s vote to quit the E.U.
  • A cheaper alternative to EpiPen, Adrenaclick, has benefited from furor over EpiPen pricing. But its maker is struggling to meet demand, anda generic EpiPen is near.
  • For Melinda Gates, birth control is women’s way out of poverty. She seeks to get contraception to 120 million more women by 2020, but the effort is running into barriers.
  • Victims of a Wall Street scion who bilked them out of millions are asking the judge to give him a lenient sentence — even his doorman wrote a letter of support.
  • Adam Crapser was adopted by Americans nearly 40 years ago. He will be deported to South Korea after a judge denied his final request to stay in the U.S.
  • Salt-N-Pepa. Ryan Lochte. The “Stranger Things” kids.Celebrities came up with these costumes and others for Halloween, all of them documented on Instagram.
  • Günther Oettinger, a German official at the European Commission, has found his promotion in doubt after he reportedly called Chinese people “slit-eyes” and “sly dogs.”
  • Pope Francis, visiting Sweden for a joint Catholic-Lutheran commemoration of the Reformation, urged the two churches to reconcile.
  • Scary dogs! Rigged machines! Votes from the grave! A week before Election Day, rumors of rigged votes have left officials scrambling to verify them and, often, to offer reality checks.
  • The decline of the pound has made luxury watches an attractive deal in Britain. The country is now the fourth-largest importer of Swiss watches; last year it was eighth.
  • The Seelbach cocktail, feted as a revived historic drink, isn’t quite so classic. Adam Seger admits he made it up in 1995 after he took over the century-old Seelbach Hotel’s bar.
  • An unrecognizable and noseless marble sculpture was hidden for years before a Tufts University intern helped identify it as an 1863 bust of John Brown. His nose was restored.
  • A Times culture writer laments the loss of the Vine app, calling it “a de facto FUBU — for us, by us — space for black people” that gave voice to a marginalized culture.
  • In New York City’s grittier days, many green spaces were locked to avoid attracting crime. Now many question the usefulness of off-limits gardens in such a crowded city.
  • “Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey” is a book that played an unexpectedly pivotal role in Elena Ferrante’s career, as it may have led to her unmasking, our critic writes.
  • Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Nazis, disappeared in 1945. Last week, 71 years later, he was declared dead.
  • Use of Facebook could be associated with longevity, a study found. While the company was involved in the research, the finding tracks other studies about social ties.
  • Researchers studying trips in Seattle and Boston found that some Uber and Lyft drivers racially discriminate — African-American users had to wait up to 35 percent longer for rides than white users.
  • Here’s why your Facebook friends are virtually checking in at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota in solidarity with a protest against an oil pipeline.
  • Nonprofit groups are banding together to help pay the salary of The Boston Globe’s classical music critic.
  • The artist Philip Guston was in a crisis of self-doubt in 1971. Then a friendship with Philip Roth and a shared passion for satirizing Richard Nixon unleashed a flood of new work.
  • Geert Wilders, one of the most divisive figures in Dutch politics, boycotted the start of hishate-speech trial on Monday and denounced the proceedings on Twitter.
  • Rosario Murillo, Nicaragua’s first lady, is on the Nov. 6 ballot to become vice president — with her husband, President Daniel Ortega, as her running mate. (Leer en español.)
  • On the night of Nov. 8, you will be able to watch the election returns in a movie theater in 25 cities. Some theaters will be designated “red” and some “blue.”
  • People in the world’s smoggiest cities arebuying bottled air from places like Canada. “It might just be my imagination, but I’m willing to try anything,” a Beijing resident said.
  • Igor Dodon, a pro-Russian candidate, finished first in Moldova’s presidential election but faces a runoff on Nov. 13.
  • Ikea’s new ad campaign focuses on families struggling to make it in postrecession America instead of on acquisitions and aspirational gloss.
  • James Galanos, a fashion designer for the elite who outfitted Nancy Reagan for inaugural events, has died at 92.

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