New York Times

Australian Politicians Threaten Schoolgirl Over National Anthem Protest

One politician said a 9-year-old who refused to stand for the national anthem deserved a “kick up the backside.”

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Hurricane, Typhoon or Cyclone? Same Storm, Different Name

Tropical cyclones occur all over the world, but what they’re called depends on where they form.

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The Metamorphosis of Silicon Valley C.E.O.s: From Big to Boring

Technology chief executives were once admired for their force-of-nature personalities and daring. Now boring is the new black (or is it beige?). Except for Elon Musk, of course.

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Rat in Broth Wipes $190 Million Off Restaurant Chain’s Value

Hotpot restaurants, which have a serving setup similar to that for fondue, have been enjoying a moment in China. One diner’s video may change that.

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Hungary’s Democracy Is in Danger, E.U. Parliament Decides

Lawmakers backed rare measures to punish Viktor Orban’s government for the erosion of democratic standards. But final sanctions are up to national leaders.

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ISIS Attacks in West Drop Sharply, but Threat Remains High

The number of attempted attacks by the Islamic State held steady this year. What has changed is that the majority are intercepted by law enforcement.

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Putin Says Skripal Suspects Are Civilians, Not Criminals

The Russian president urged the two men, whom Britain identified as intelligence agents and charged with attempted murder, to tell their side of the story.

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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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