A Pledge to Pay Morehouse College Students’ Debt Prompts Elation, Envy and a Host of Questions

A Pledge to Pay Morehouse College Students’ Debt Prompts Elation, Envy and a Host...

Days after a billionaire pledged to pay the collective student debt of the entire 2019 Morehouse College graduating class, euphoria was not the only emotion in the air. On Morehouse’s Atlanta campus and beyond, administrators, students and parents — and no shortage of philanthropy experts — have spent the last few days wondering exactly how…
15 European Pop Acts You Might Not Know, but Should

15 European Pop Acts You Might Not Know, but Should

Charlotte Hadden for The New York Times Onstage at a grimy club in Poznan, Poland, Nastya Kreslina was done up like a funereal porcelain doll. Kreslina, the 23-year-old vocalist of the Moscow electro duo IC3PEAK, had black-painted lips, and a long braid ran down her front from the crown of her head. Behind Kreslina, her…
Trump Walks Out on Democrats After 3 Minutes

Trump Walks Out on Democrats After 3 Minutes

“I knew he was looking for a way out,” Ms. Pelosi concluded.. “We were expecting this.” Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to the president, was in the room. “Respectfully, Madam Speaker, do you have a direct response to the president?” Ms. Pelosi said she was responding to the president, not members of his staff. “Really great,”…
Ralph Northam Investigation Ends Without Answers on Racist Photo

Ralph Northam Investigation Ends Without Answers on Racist Photo

A nearly four-month inquiry into a racist photograph on the medical school yearbook page of Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia was unable to determine whether the governor was in the image, deepening a mystery that threw the state government into chaos in early February. In a 55-page report commissioned by Eastern Virginia Medical School, where…
She Was Left in a Bag as a Newborn. DNA Testing Helped Her Understand Why.

She Was Left in a Bag as a Newborn. DNA Testing Helped Her Understand...

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] On a frigid December night in 1996, a young woman ducked into an apartment building in South Brooklyn and left a shopping bag in the foyer. Inside was a 3-day-old girl, along with a remorseful, but tender, letter from…
New York Passes Bill Giving Congress a Way to Get Trump’s State Tax Returns

New York Passes Bill Giving Congress a Way to Get Trump’s State Tax Returns

Lawmakers took steps to safeguard the bill from legal challenges, amending the wording so that it covered an array of public officials, federal executive branch employees and political party leaders. Under the legislation, the commissioner of the New York Department of Taxation and Finance would be permitted to release returns to the chairmen of the…
sHow China Uses Technology to Segregate and Subdue Millions

sHow China Uses Technology to Segregate and Subdue Millions

“The government’s arbitrary power is reflected, or coded, in the app,” Ms. Wang said, adding that the system “is programmed to consider vague, broad categories of behaviors, many of them perfectly legal, as indicators of suspiciousness.” Intelligence agencies in many countries use sets of behavior to single out individuals for greater scrutiny. But China has…
How ‘The View’ Became the Most Important Political TV Show in America

How ‘The View’ Became the Most Important Political TV Show in America

Lis Smith, the campaign manager for Buttigieg, whose January appearance on the show Smith credited with helping make him a top-tier presidential candidate, explained that the show’s format “serves as a sort of focus group, with the hosts coming from different professional backgrounds. When Pete was able to win them all over, it helped demonstrate…
No Policies? No Problem. The Patchwork Brexit Party Is Crushing Its Opponents.

No Policies? No Problem. The Patchwork Brexit Party Is Crushing Its Opponents.

WILLENHALL, England — The candidates walked down the ballroom aisle to loud ovations and corporate rock, taking turns at the lectern delivering pitches for the Brexit Party: a deep-pocketed Tory known for churning through managers at his soccer club; an ex-Labour voter and son of a coal miner whose hometown despised Margaret Thatcher; a dental…
She Had Stage 4 Lung Cancer, and a Mountain to Climb

She Had Stage 4 Lung Cancer, and a Mountain to Climb

ACONCAGUA PROVINCIAL PARK, Argentina — Isabella de la Houssaye and her daughter, Bella, struggled to breathe in the thin air of the high Andes as they trudged up a zigzag trail to the top of Aconcagua, the highest summit outside the Himalayas. At an elevation of about 22,840 feet, it is often called “the roof…

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Nathan Redmond ‘tackled’ by a goal in England training – BBC Sport

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‘Idolised’ football coach guilty of abuse

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