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Before Meghan Markle, American Duchess Wallis Simpson endured backlash ‘by the press and public,’ book claims

Wallis Simpson, the first American Duchess who rocked the British monarchy before Meghan Markle, is the subject of a new book. When Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex in May of last year, the world was reminded of another American divorcee before her who rocked the British monarchy — …

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World

Stuyvesant Has 29 Black Students Out of 3,300. How Do They Feel?

Sarai Pridgen had just gotten home from debate practice on Monday evening when she opened her laptop to find her Facebook feed flooded with stories about a staggering statistic: only seven black students had been admitted into Stuyvesant High School, out of 895 spots. The number was causing a wrenching …

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World

Buying Your First Home? Save, and Save Some More

One couple in Queens pulled thousands out of their retirement savings. The parents of a Manhattan couple offered up their home equity line of credit. And a mother on Long Island chose to work seven days a week. As housing prices continue to outpace wage growth, it has become harder …

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World

How Strongmen Turned Interpol Into Their Personal Weapon

BRUSSELS — Hakeem al-Araibi thought he had escaped the reach of the Bahraini government when he fled to Australia years ago as a political refugee. But immediately after landing in Thailand for a belated honeymoon last year, Mr. al-Araibi was arrested and scheduled to be sent back to his native …

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World

Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much, Early Studies Suggest

For years, they have been the subject of impassioned academic debate: Trigger warnings, do they protect people from distress or encourage fragility? The warnings, which alert individuals to disturbing material, have been talked about, used and promoted on college campuses and elsewhere for more than a decade, but little was …

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Tech

Driving the LM002, Lamborghini’s iconic Ur Urus – Roadshow

Line up all the world’s most desirable cars, all the machines that have graced bedroom posters and computer wallpapers over the years, and a significant percentage of those would be Lamborghinis. This is the brand that gave us the decade-defining Countach, the appropriately named Diablo and the outrageously gorgeous Miura. …

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World

New Clues on Tesla Sales Point to a Recent Drop

For weeks, analysts have speculated that Tesla has seen a marked drop in sales since the beginning of the year, and the electric-car maker’s recent gyrations on price cuts and cost-saving initiatives have only bolstered their suspicions. Recently compiled data on new-car registrations from a large portion of the United …

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Lifestyle

Hot coffee is healthier than cold brew, new research suggests

Recent research shows that hot coffee has higher levels of antioxidants, which could be responsible for some of the drink’s health benefits.<br> (iStock) It’s no secret that people love cold brew — perhaps for its high caffeine content — but evidence suggests it may not be the best coffee for you. It’s not bad …

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Politics

Bid to repeal New Mexico gun-control law is blocked by Democrat state official

A Democratic secretary of state in New Mexico denied a petition from the state’s House Republicans to repeal new legislation requiring expanded background checks on gun sales.  (Associated Press) New Mexico’s Democratic secretary of state on Thursday rejected a petition targeting the repeal of the state’s new measure to expand its …

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World

Illegal trafficker busted with 7 sharks in pool inside home: Attorney general

An illegal shark trafficker was caught in the jaws of law enforcement this week. The New York State Attorney General’s Office, inconjunction with the Department of Environmental Conservation, announced it arrested Joshua Seguine on possession of seven sharks wih the intent to sell. The sharks, all sandbar sharks, are a …

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World

Iraqi president in Mosul after sinking of ferry killed 94

BAGHDAD – Iraq’s president has rushed to the northern city of Mosul and is holding meetings with security officials there over the sinking of a ferry in the Tigris River that killed 94 people. President Barham Saleh’s visit came as search teams were trying to find more bodies after the …

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World

New Zealand women don headscarves to support Muslims after shootings

CHRISTCHURCH — Women all over New Zealand put on headscarves on Friday to show solidarity with Muslims a week after 50 people were killed at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. A doctor in Auckland, Thaya Ashman, came up with the idea to encourage people to wear a headscarf …

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Analysts say shares of China’s Tencent are still a buy despite its dismal earnings

Chinese tech juggernaut Tencent posted on Thursday its slowest profit growth in 13 years, but analysts say shares in the company are still worth buying. In fact, at least three firms raised their price targets on the stock after the quarterly results. On Friday, the stock closed at 365 Hong …

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Sport

NBA star Kevin Durant’s ‘adopted brother,’ 32, shot, killed outside Atlanta-area nightclub

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) talks with referee Brian Forte during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Warriors and the Phoenix Suns in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) A close friend of Kevin Durant, whom the Golden State Warriors star …

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Politics

Trump’s support for Israel on Golan Heights separates him from 2020 Dems: Tom Bevan

President Trump has made yet another move to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, one that may also serve as a political calculation going into 2020, Real Clear Politics co-founder Tom Bevan argued Thursday. Earlier in the day, Trump declared that the Golan Heights territory belongs to Israel, …

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World

Mourners Honor the Dead With Call to Prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — One week after a terrorist attack that killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, mourners who came from around the world honored the dead Friday by sharing the Muslim call to prayer and two minutes of silence. In a park across from Al …

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World

CC Sabathia clears another hurdle on comeback trail

TAMPA — CC Sabathia’s next step toward joining the Yankees’ rotation will be Tuesday against a Phillies minor league club after his initial two innings of action went well Thursday. “I am two innings in, just keep going,’’ Sabathia said after throwing two frames against the Tigers’ Triple-A squad at …

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World

Islamic State group claims Kabul attack on Shiite shrine

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a string of bombings near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in the Afghan capital the day before that killed six people and wounded 20. The Sunni militant group, which has repeatedly targeted Afghanistan’s minority Shiites, said in a statement …

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U.S

Deutsche Bank top management gets bonuses for first time in four years

Deutsche Bank’s management board members were handed their first bonuses in four years, according to the bank’s annual report published on Friday. The management board received total pay, including bonuses, of 55.7 million euros ($63.39 million) in 2018, up from 29.8 million euros a year earlier, Deutsche Bank’s annual report …

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World

Reunion Tour! The Band Is Back! Wait, Who Are These Guys?

The singer Ian Hunter recently announced a reunion tour of Mott the Hoople, the British band that recorded some memorable hits in the early 1970s. But, Hunter tacitly acknowledged, it wasn’t quite a reunion. Of Hunter’s four bandmates from Mott’s defining 1972 album, “All the Young Dudes,” two are dead …

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World

Swedbank board reaffirms confidence in CEO after money-laundering report

Swedbank’s board has continued confidence in the bank’s chief executive after seeing the results of an external report into its alleged involvement in money-laundering in the Baltics, the head of the company’s board said on Friday. “After reviewing the FRA Update, the board confirms its continued confidence in the CEO …

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World

NCAA Tournament: Breaking down today’s 6 can’t-miss games

Here’s the Post’s guide to Thursday’s six can’t-miss NCAA Tournament games: (10) Iowa vs. (7) Cincinnati12:15, CBS The second day of the tournament gets started with a compelling contrast of styles: Iowa’s high-octane offense against Cincinnati’s stifling defense. Led by guard Jordan Bohannon, Iowa ranks ninth in offensive efficiency, while …

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World

Cyclone Idai deaths could exceed 1,000 as needs for aid grow

BEIRA, Mozambique – The secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Mozambique says the death toll following Cyclone Idai could exceed the 1,000 predicted by the country’s president earlier this week. Elhadj As Sy said humanitarian needs are great and “we will be seeing …

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World

J.D. Davis becoming more than just a Mets’ fill-in

PORT ST. LUCIE — J.D. Davis was a nice extra player at the start of spring training who seemed destined to begin the season in the minor leagues, but then injuries happened to the Mets. In a span of a few days early in camp, Jed Lowrie and Todd Frazier …

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World

Seoul: North Korea withdrew staff from liaison office

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea says North Korea has withdrawn its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office in North Korea. The development came after the second U.S.-North Korea summit talks in Vietnam last month collapsed due to disputes over U.S.-led sanctions on the country. Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Friday …

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Politics

Time’s ‘phenom’: Is AOC using the media — or the other way around?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is officially a phenom. Hey, the cover of Time magazine says so. There’s little question that AOC has shrewdly used the media and the media have just as shrewdly used her – either as a young female heroine, for much of the mainstream press, or as a socialist …

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World

Mets’ 1969 teammates hold Tom Seaver in the highest regard

PORT ST. LUCIE — When 41 Seaver Way is officially unveiled, when the Tom Seaver statue takes its rightful place at Citi Field in 2020, Seaver will be walking with his teammates … forever. Never forget that. Ron Swoboda made that clear at First Data Field on Thursday, when he …

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Business

Dow set to fall 100 points at the open as growth concerns persist, Nike falls

U.S. stock index futures fell Friday amid jitters sparked by the Federal Reserve’s cautious outlook for the world’s largest economy. At around 5:50 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 130 points, indicating a decline of more than 100 points at the open. Futures on the S&P 500 …

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Business

Dow futures point to slightly lower open as growth concerns persist

U.S. stock index futures were lower Friday morning, amid jitters sparked by the Federal Reserve’s cautious outlook for the world’s largest economy. At around 03:25 a.m. ET, Dow futures slipped 38 points, indicating a negative open of more than 14 points. Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were seen …

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World

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Would Appreciate Joe Biden’s Announcing His Candidacy Already

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your …

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