domingo, 26 de março de 2017

THE NEW YORK TIMES-Trump Becomes Ensnared in Fiery G.O.P. Civil War

Trump Becomes Ensnared in Fiery G.O.P. Civil War

  • In stopping the repeal of the Affordable Care Act on Friday, the rebellious far right wing of the Republican Party won a major victory.
  • President Trump faces a wrenching choice: Does he cede power to the anti-establishment wing or seek other pathways to successful governing?

Ryan Emerges From Health Care Defeat Badly Damaged

Speaker Paul Ryan is now tasked with defending not just his leadership abilities but his very brand of conservatism in a party fitfully searching for a coherent policy identity.


Beijing’s Candidate Wins Hong Kong Leadership Election

Carrie Lam, Beijing’s preferred candidate in the race, won 777 out of 1,163 votes cast. She defeated John Tsang, a former finance secretary who polls indicated was more popular with the public.


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  • For animals that hibernate, spring means preparing for summer, which isn’t always easy after a season in slow motion. Here’s what some animals do after winter’s slumber.
  • Uber suspended the testing of its self-driving vehicles a day after one was involved in a collision in Tempe, Ariz. The police said the Uber vehicle was not at fault.
  • Of all major currencies, the Mexican peso has strengthened the most since Jan. 20, the day Donald J. Trump was inaugurated.
  • Alex Jones, a prominent conspiracy theorist,apologized for promoting the hoax known as Pizzagate, which claimed that a pizzeria was the center of a child pornography ring.
  • Greg Bird, the Yankees first baseman, owns ahairless cat directly related to Mr. Bigglesworth, the feline friend of Dr. Evil in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.”
  • Rising income has led to reduced dog consumption in some countries, but in Indonesia,it has made dog meat newly affordable — and popular.
  • Miners in Sierra Leone found a diamond worth as much as $50 million. The government will sell it, but many are skeptical that all involved will get their fair share.
  • Sarah Lewis, an assistant professor at Harvard, is teaching a three-part course at the Brooklyn Public Library that explores race and photography in American history.
  • John Mayer had more to say than would fit hisnew profile in The Times. Here are the outtakes, including his thoughts on online shopping, settling down and his dance moves.
  • Andre Wagner, a Brooklyn photographer,explains the photos he took of New York City style, which include fashion mavericks, a stylish couple and the writer Fran Lebowitz.
  • A group of people at the Auschwitz memorial in Oswiecim, Poland, stripped naked, killed a sheep and chained themselves together. The police don’t know why.
  • The United States men’s national soccer teamrouted Honduras in a 6-0 victory at Avaya Stadium, bringing it one step closer to qualifying for the World Cup.
  • Chinese officials want to tackle pollution by planting what they call a “green necklace” of trees in Hebei Province, around Beijing, to clear the air in a region filled with factories.
  • A Hindu-right government in Uttar Pradesh is closing Muslim-run buffalo meat factories in India, calling them a cover for illegal cow slaughter. The economy is feeling the effects.
  • Arkansas, which is set to put eight convicted murderers to death soon, is struggling to find enough witnesses for the executions. It even asked a Rotary Club to help.
  • The Encores! production of “The New Yorkers,”Cole Porter’s lost musical from 1930, raises a glass to the heyday of Prohibition and high (really high) society, Ben Brantley writes.
  • Entrants in the British reality television series “Eden” emerged from the Scottish wilderness recently, only to learn the show stopped broadcasting last summer.
  • The owner of a condominium at Trump Towerthat was advertised on Airbnb has been fined $1,000 after New York City officials determined that the listing was illegal.
  • Don Hunstein, a Columbia Records photographer whose work with artists like Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday and others was better known than he was, has died. He was 88.
  • SeaWorld’s longtime owner, the Blackstone Group, has sold its remaining stake in the embattled theme park company to a Chinese investment firm for about $449 million.
  • After major brands pulled their ads from YouTube over concerns about appearing next to offensive material, Google promised changes. Advertisers are not yet convinced.
  • Astronomers published an interactive animation that shows stargazers what goes on behind the scenes when their favorite meteor showers light up the skies.
  • The body of James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States, has been buried in three places since his death in 1849. Lawmakers are considering moving it again.
  • Marine Le Pen, the French far right’s presidential candidate, has never hidden her admiration for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. On Friday, she met with him.
  • Jay Z and the Weinstein Company will produce a series ofprojects about the life of Trayvon Martin. The killing of the unarmed black teenager in 2012 helped fuel a national debate about racial profiling.
  • Most Americans agree that workers should get paid leave in some scenarios, according to surveys, yet the United States has never mandated it. Here’s why.
  • Cabinet secretaries do not customarily weigh in on student government elections, as Rick Perry did with Texas A&M. But Mr. Perry is no ordinary cabinet secretary: he’s an Aggie.
  • “Saban’s Power Rangers” reboots the popular ’90s series with five new color-coded teenage superheroes. It may surpass the original, but for what lesson, our critic asks.
  • A North Carolina school system has dropped plans to use “Jacob’s New Dress” in a first-grade lesson about bullying after a conservative group complained.
  • In her Philippine jail cell, Senator Leila de Lima refuses to stay silent. A critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, she is accused of taking payoffs but says she is innocent.

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