In Hong Kong, Playing Tennis With Tear-Gas Grenades

In Hong Kong, Playing Tennis With Tear-Gas Grenades

Sunday Review|In Hong Kong, Playing Tennis With Tear-Gas Grenades“If we die, well, we were going to die anyway.”Aug. 30, 2019ImageA protester using a tennis racquet to hit back tear gas canisters during clashes with the police in Hong Kong.CreditCreditChris McGrath/Getty ImagesHONG KONG – President Trump has called the pro-democracy protests here “riots,” and China has…

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Trump’s Personal Assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, Shared Intimate Details of First Family

Trump’s Personal Assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, Shared Intimate Details of First Family

ImageMadeleine Westerhout, President Trump’s personal assistant, resigned on Thursday.CreditCreditAndrew Harnik/Associated PressWASHINGTON — If a White House official wanted to talk to President Trump, it helped to have a good relationship with Madeleine Westerhout, his 28-year-old assistant. She was known for brusquely deflecting officials senior to her both in title and age who wanted a few…

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Amid Recession Worries, Trump Points Finger at American Businesses

Amid Recession Worries, Trump Points Finger at American Businesses

White House MemoImageTraders last month at the New York Stock Exchange watching Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair.CreditCreditJustin Lane/EPA, via ShutterstockWASHINGTON — President Trump wants Americans to understand that the economy is doing great, thanks to him. But if in fact the economy sours, then it is someone else’s fault.Mr. Trump’s Blame List is…

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Trump Denies U.S. Responsibility in Iranian Missile Base Explosion

Trump Denies U.S. Responsibility in Iranian Missile Base Explosion

ImageA commercial satellite image showing a fire at a rocket launch site on Thursday at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in Iran.CreditCreditMaxar Technologies, via Associated PressA mysterious explosion on Thursday at an Iranian space center prompted speculation that it was American sabotage, rather than an accident, that was responsible for the third successive failure of…

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Before Hurricane Dorian’s Arrival Comes a Question: Stay or Evacuate?

Before Hurricane Dorian’s Arrival Comes a Question: Stay or Evacuate?

ImageBusinesses in Palm Beach, Fla., prepared for Hurricane Dorian on Friday. The storm is expected to make landfall on Tuesday.CreditCreditSaul Martinez for The New York Times[Here is the latest coverage on Hurricane Dorian as it heads toward Florida.]MIAMI — The Stovalls are staying put for Hurricane Dorian.On Friday afternoon, they installed hurricane shutters and sterilized…

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DeVos Toughens Rules for Student Borrowers Bilked by Colleges

DeVos Toughens Rules for Student Borrowers Bilked by Colleges

ImageEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos is revising loan-forgiveness policies that the Obama administration set in motion after a wave of financial failures by for-profit colleges.CreditCreditTom Brenner for The New York TimesEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday significantly tightened Obama-era rules for student borrowers who say their schools defrauded them, imposing a deadline on claims and eliminating…

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Trump Has China Policy About Right

Trump Has China Policy About Right

Opinion|Trump Has China Policy About RightTime to draw a line in the sand against Xi Jinping’s overreach.Aug. 30, 2019ImagePresident Trump with President Xi Jingping at a welcoming ceremony in Beijing in 2017.CreditCreditPool photo by Thomas PeterFor President Xi Jinping of China, Deng Xiaoping’s advice on how China should rise — “keeping a low profile” —…

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Valerie Harper, Who Won Fame and Emmys as ‘Rhoda,’ Dies at 80

Valerie Harper, Who Won Fame and Emmys as ‘Rhoda,’ Dies at 80

Originally a theater actress, she parlayed a role as a wisecracking sidekick on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” into her own sitcom.ImageValerie Harper in 1987. She won four Emmy Awards playing Rhoda Morgenstern, a wisecracking New Yorker, first on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and then on “Rhoda.”CreditCreditRon Frehm/Associated PressValerie Harper, who parlayed a sidekick…

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