New York Times

A Huge Storm, and Newsletter Changes

We have a few thoughts about Hurricane Florence and climate change. And a new, more consistent format for our newsletter.

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Jeff Lowe, Pathfinder Up the Face of Mountains, Is Dead at 67

Lowe completed more than 1,000 daunting first ascents, wrote books on ice-climbing and used his fortitude to face a debilitating illness.

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Kulsoom Nawaz, Wife of Jailed Former Pakistan Leader, Is Dead

Ms. Nawaz died in London as her husband and one of her daughters were serving prison sentences back home on corruption charges.

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Your Tuesday Evening News Briefing: 9/11, Hurricane Florence, Serena Williams

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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The Big Hole in Germany’s Nazi Reckoning? Its Colonial History

Germany has yet to come to terms with its violent colonial legacy in Africa, which laid the groundwork for Nazi atrocities, historians and activists say.

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Hundreds of Thousands of Catalans Rally for Independence in Barcelona

The rally in downtown Barcelona was the largest show of force by Catalan separatists since a botched declaration of independence last October.

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Not in My Backyard

When your lawn becomes a popular kangaroo restaurant.

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It’s Not Just You: 2017 Was Rough for Humanity, Study Finds

Humanity had its darkest year in at least a decade, according to a Gallup survey of the emotional lives of more than 154,000 people around the world.

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Serena Williams Cartoon, Called Racist, Gets New Life — on Paper’s Front Page

The Herald Sun in Australia doubled down in defense of a drawing, assailing “our new politically correct life.”

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