quinta-feira, 16 de março de 2017

THE NEW YORK TIMES-Revised Travel Ban Is Blocked Nationwide

Judge Finds Grounds to Challenge Order as Discrimination

  • Hours before President Trump’s second attempt to ban travel from parts of the Muslim world was to take effect, a federal judge in Hawaii froze it.
  • “This ruling makes us look weak,” Mr. Trump said at a rally in Nashville. “We’re going to take our case as far as it needs to go.”
Video by THE NEW YORK TIMES. Photo by Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Trump Budget Seeks Sharp Cuts in E.P.A. and State Dept.

  • The president would send billions to the southern border and the Pentagon while cutting funds for foreign aid and the environment.
  • It is Mr. Trump’s first real effort to translate his broad but vague campaign themes into the black and white of spending priorities.
Largest Increases

Who Stands to Win or Lose

Many areas face deep cuts to pay for increased military spending.

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  • Justin Trudeau brought Ivanka Trump to aBroadway show that celebrates generosity to foreigners. The choice of “Come From Away” was rich with symbolism.
  • In a damaging about-face Britain’s chancellor of the Exchequer withdrew a plan to raise revenue from some self-employed Britons, just one week after it was announced.
  • The Danish integration minister celebrated the passing of the 50th regulation against immigration with a cake. She posted a photo on Facebook, spurring outcry.
  • Harry S. Lodge, the author of the popular “Younger Next Year” health advice books that put an evolutionary spin on diet and exercise, has died. He was 58.
  • After a gamer died near the end of a 24-hour live stream, many players are acknowledging the health risks of a culture that rewards those who stay online for hours.
  • Fans of “The Big Bang Theory,” you’re in luck. CBS has announced a spinoff featuring a young Sheldon Cooper, the witty theoretical physicist on the show.
  • A Democrat and a Republican get in a Chevy.Will the congressmen survive a road trip from Texas to Washington? Their trip is being broadcast as a live bipartisan town hall.
  • For 60 years, China’s leaders tried and failed to put in place a national civil code. Now President Xi Jinping is reviving the idea as he seeks toremake the legal system.
  • More than two years after Tamir Rice, 12, was fatally shot by the Cleveland police, the 911 operator who took the call was suspended for failing to convey information to officers.
  • An unidentified bidder paid $41,000 for candid photos of Adolf Hitler in an album found among possessions of the Nazi leader’s companion, Eva Braun, in his bunker.
  • Bill Walsh, a Washington Post copy editor who wrote three irreverent books about his craft and by many accounts stood atthe zenith of his profession, has died. He was 55.
    via The Washington Post
  • On “Climate Change,” the rapper Pitbull’s 10th album, he assimilates so many influences and collaborators that he fades into the background, our critic writes.
  • Doctors reported that 3 women suffered severe,permanent eye damage from stem cell injections, exposing how hard it is to protect consumers from unproven treatments.
  • The world’s oldest golf club is now open to women. The Muirfield Golf Club in Scotland voted to allow women after a failed 2016 vote on the issue was heavily criticized.
  • After decades of false starts, “The Other Side of the Wind,” Orson Welles’s final opus, now has Netflix’s backing and seems closer to being completed and shown worldwide.
  • A Texas lawmaker has proposed using crowdfunding to pay for testing a backlog of rape evidence kits. Many states have been struggling to work through untested kits.
  • In Washington, “protesting is the new brunch.”For many, resistance has become a lifestyle since President Trump took office, and the protests are being seen as social events.
  • Rhode Island was the last state to emerge from the recession, but Gov. Gina Raimondo has succeeded in luring businesses to the state with tax incentives.
  • Still grappling with the men’s draw in pursuit of the perfect N.C.A.A. bracket? Find comfort on the women’s side, where things align behind Connecticut and its 107-game win streak.
  • A Snoop Dogg video depicting the rapper pointing a toy pistol toward a clown named Ronald Klump has provoked a Twitter condemnation from President Trump.
  • A new installment of “The Matrix” is said to be in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It is not yet clear whether Keanu Reeves will reprise his role as Neo, the movie’s main character.
  • Declan Walsh, the Cairo bureau chief for The Times, chatted alongside a group of journalistsin Egypt discussing press freedom there and around the world.
  • When Donald Trump visits Andrew Jackson’s grave, he will join at least four other presidents who sought to associate themselves with Jackson’s complicated legacy.
  • Disney refused to cut a gay-themed scenefrom “Beauty and the Beast,” as demanded by government censors in Malaysia. The film will not open there as scheduled.
  • The unlikely rise of Leicester City reached new heights when the English soccer team reached the Champions League quarterfinals with a 2-0 win over Sevilla.
  • Charlotte Hogg, a Bank of England official brought in to modernize the central bank’s operations, resigned after she failed to disclose her brother’s senior role at Barclays.
  • Muirfield, an exclusive Scottish golf club, voted to admit women. Had it continued to refuse them, it would have been taken out of the rotation to host the British Open.
  • Poland will seek the extradition of a Ukrainian-American who, prosecutors say, carried out Nazi-led atrocities. Michael Karkoc, 98, lives in a nursing home in Minneapolis.
  • Mother Divine, a mysterious figure who took over her husband’s cult, the International Peace Mission Movement, has died. She was 91.
  • “Spiral Jetty,” the huge curlicue of black basalt rock that the American sculptor Robert Smithson built in 1970, will be designated as an official state work of art in Utah.

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