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New Zealand prime minister to visit China next week

BEIJING – China says New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will visit next week, in a possible easing of recent tensions. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced Monday that Ardern will be in China on Sunday and Monday, but gave no details about her itinerary. Relations between China and …

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Business

Three-bedroom, three-bathroom rowhouse in Southeast D.C. lists for $390,000

The 1,500-square-foot rowhouse at 630 Chaplin St. SE in Washington has a large backyard. (Real Property Metro) By Michele Lerner March 25 at 5:30 AM The median sales price for a home rose to $589,000 in February in the District, a number that may cause first-time buyers some heartache if …

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World

‘Not Just One of the Boys’: How Women Fought Their Way to N.Y.’s Seat of Power

New York’s government has never looked so female. After record numbers of women ran and won in November, there are now 70 women in the State Legislature, the most women ever to serve in the state’s lawmaking body. But 2019 is not just a historic year for women in Albany; …

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World

‘Start Here’: Barr declares Mueller time

It’s Monday, March 25, 2019. Let’s start here. No collusion, no exoneration Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to a summary written by Attorney General William Barr, showed that Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign didn’t conspire with Russia, and it’s “about as conclusive as it can be,” ABC News Chief National Correspondent Terry …

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U.S

Trump’s ‘delight’ and the ‘discomfort’ of Democrats: Global media reacts to the Mueller report

Global media are reacting to the results of one of the most gripping investigations into a U.S. president in modern times — and the somewhat unexpected result of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Attorney General William Barr …

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U.S

Mother, dead child found in parked car in apparent murder, suicide attempt: police

Authorities in Frisco, Texas discovered a mother and her dead child in parked on Saturday while conducting a welfare check, police said. (http://friscotexas.gov) A mother and her dead child were found in a parked car in northeast Texas on Saturday in what authorities believe was a murder and suicide attempt, …

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World

Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 wounded

An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip demolished a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. The military quickly mobilized troops and called up reserves, setting the stage for a potential major conflagration …

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U.S

Some rain today and chilly on Tuesday, but nice springlike weather follows

March 25 at 5:00 AM TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 5/10: A 50-50 day. Before the afternoon showers, it’s mild and pleasant. EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Increasing clouds. Shower chances increase midday into the afternoon. Highs: Around 60. …

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Lifestyle

English bulldog wins Cadbury’s ‘Bunny Tryouts,’ will replace clucking bunny

Henri the bulldog, from North Carolina, won the candy company’s first “Bunny Tryouts” competition. (The Hershey Company) Farewell, Peter Cottontail — Cadbury Eggs is making a pudgy pup the new face of Easter. Here comes Henri the bulldog hopping down the bunny trail: He won the candy company’s first “Bunny …

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Science

Spinning star hurtles through space at 2.5 million Mph after swift kick from supernova

A pulsar shoots away from the supernova remnant CTB 1 in this image created with composite data from the Very Large Array and the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory’s Canadian Galactic Plane Survey. (Composite by Jayanne English, University of Manitoba, using data from NRAO/F. Schinzel et al., DRAO/Canadian Galactic Plane Survey …

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World

Will the Supreme Court End Gerrymandering? Arguments Begin This Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. — On the east side of Greensboro, the boundary separating North Carolina’s 6th and 13th congressional districts takes an abrupt detour. The line yanks hard to the west until it reaches Laurel Street, turns northward, and disappears into the brown-brick campus of North Carolina A&T State University, where …

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World

Adventurous. Alone. Attacked.

Carla Stefaniak did everything “right,” her best friend said. On a five-day vacation to Costa Rica in November to celebrate her 36th birthday, Ms. Stefaniak, a dual Venezuelan-American citizen, chose a gated Airbnb villa near the airport. It had a security guard. It was in a safe neighborhood. And she …

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Tech

2019 Audi A7 review: A tech powerhouse with huge appeal – Roadshow

The original Audi A7 was a huge success. Great to drive and even better to look at, the A7 impressed with its superb style and wealth of luxury and tech. That’s a tough act to follow; the 2019 Audi A7 has a lot riding on its shoulders. And while its …

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Tech

Aston Martin shows stunning DBS GT Zagato renderings – Roadshow

Zagato’s latest creation is based on the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Aston Martin In September, Aston Martin announced it would celebrate the 100th anniversary of Italian design house Zagato with the launch of both a DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and a DBS GT Zagato. While back then we had just …

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Health

Infant dies after parents circumcise him at home: reports

ROME– An infant boy in Italy has died as the result of a circumcision performed by his parents at home, according to Italian media reports on Sunday. The ANSA news agency reported that the 5-month-old baby was brought to a hospital in Bologna by helicopter in cardiac arrest on Friday …

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World

US military to provide support to Mozambique for cyclone

BEIRA, Mozambique – The United States military says President Donald Trump has directed it to support relief efforts to help Mozambique with the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai more than a week ago. The U.S. Africa Command statement comes three days after Mozambique’s government made a formal request to the …

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World

Why You Procrastinate. (It Has Nothing to do With Self-Control.)

If you’ve ever put off an important task to, say, alphabetize your spice drawer, you know it wouldn’t be fair to describe yourself as lazy. After all, alphabetizing requires focus and effort — and hey, maybe you even went the extra mile to wipe down each bottle before putting it …

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U.S

Brazil overtakes China in consumer sentiment, according to Credit Suisse survey

Brazil has just overtaken China in terms of consumer sentiment, as the world’s second-largest economy slows down and spending intention on big ticket items decline, according to a Credit Suisse survey released Monday. Speaking to CNBC at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong on Monday, Eugene Klerk, …

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World

Rahul promises Rs 72,000/year basic income

NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday announced that if his party comes to power at the Centre, it will provide Rs 72,000 per annum to the 20% poorest families under the minimum basic income guarantee scheme. Addressing the media, the Congress president said that his party will deliver …

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U.S

Mueller finds no collusion between Trump and Russia, but fight far from over

President Donald Trump speaks with the media after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Washington. The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with …

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World

Rocket fired into Israel from Gaza stokes fears of major clashes

Kfar Saba, Israel — An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. The developments set the stage for a potential major conflagration, shortly before Israel’s …

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World

Ex-official: Duterte photographed with drug-linked Chinese

MANILA, Philippines – A former senior Philippine police official says President Rodrigo Duterte has been photographed with two Chinese men involved in illegal drugs and sent a report to warn him about the two. Dismissed Senior Superintendent Eduardo Acierto told a news conference late Sunday that he’s unaware what government …

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Sport

GRAPHIC VIDEO: UFC champ Pettis finishes match with ‘Superman Punch’

UFC champ Anthony “Showtime” Pettis brought Saturday night’s match in Nashville to an abrupt ending by throwing a “Superman Punch” that completely knocked out his opponent in the second round with just seconds remaining. Pettis’ fight against fellow welterweight and two-time title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson was the main event for …

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World

The New Health Care: My Friend’s Cancer Taught Me About a Hole in Our Health System

Image Jim Fleischer at home in Zionsville, Ind. Between surgery and chemotherapy, cancer has caused him to miss around three months of work. Friends and family have missed work, too, to help take care of him.CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times Last year, one of my best friends learned …

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Entertainment

Bette Midler says Trump got away with ‘crimes,’ despite Mueller report summary

Despite a summary that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team determined that evidence could not be established that President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, Bette Midler appeared to be convinced that Trump has gotten away with “crimes.” In a Sunday evening Twitter post, the 73-year-old singer lambasted the president …

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World

For Many Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Bright Hope Lies Just Beyond Reach

Lucas was 5 before his parents, Bill and Marci Barton of Grand Haven, Mich., finally got an explanation for his difficulties standing up or climbing stairs. The diagnosis: muscular dystrophy. Mr. Barton turned to Google. “The first thing I read was, ‘no cure, in a wheelchair in their teens, pass …

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World

Etan Thomas Talks Police Brutality, Michael Jordan’s Secret Activism, and How He’s Changing Minds

The year was 1996 and Etan Thomas, then a junior at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was driving in his car on his way to a basketball game against rival Central High School, when he was stopped by the police at a busy intersection. Before he knew …

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Going 10 Rounds With Top Bartender Jabriel Donohue

What do you like to drink after a shift? “Rainier Beer and a shot of bourbon. I’m not picky.” What is the all-time best dive bar jukebox song? “‘Mother’ by Danzig.” After all these years bartending and creating drinks, do you still enjoy going out to bars? “Of course! Bars …

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World

Watch Steve Bannon’s Curse-Filled, Head-Banging Meltdown on the Eve of the Midterm Elections

In The Brink, documentary filmmaker Alison Klayman trails Steve Bannon from his ouster as Trump’s White House chief strategist following the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville through the 2018 midterm elections, where a number of far-right candidates backed by the ex-Breitbart honcho (and Trump) were defeated, and the Democratic Party flipped …

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World

This Democratic Socialist Says We Should Embrace Nationalism

John Judis, longtime Democratic socialist and veteran left-wing journalist, wants you to be a nationalist. If you’re a progressive, chances are you’re as puzzled, maybe as disgusted, as I was when I first read about his most recent book, The Nationalist Revival. Nationalism is the purview of demagogues and bigots, …

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