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Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Have ‘Potential Suspects’

The brothers detained earlier this week by the Chicago police in connection with the reported attack on the “Empire” star Jussie Smollett were arrested and are now being treated as “potential suspects,” a spokesman for the department said Friday. They have not yet been charged with any crime. “Detectives have probable cause that they may […]

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Trump Is Falsely Claiming That Obama Said He Wanted To Start ‘A Big War’ With North Korea

Getty Image President Donald Trump made a shocking and bold claim during a spontaneous press conference at the White House Rose Garden on Friday. After signing his fake non-emergency national emergency that’s upsetting even Ann Coulter, Trump took questions from reporters, including one who asked about the progress in the denuclearization of North Korea. “A […]

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As Uber Prepares for I.P.O., Its Losses Pile Up

SAN FRANCISCO — Technology companies rarely make money before they go public. Twitter was unprofitable when it listed on the stock market. So were Snap, Spotify and SurveyMonkey. For Uber, the question as the ride-hailing giant prepares for a public offering is even bigger than whether it can make money. That’s because the company, the […]

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Census Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether the Trump administration may add a question about citizenship to the next census questionnaire. Critics say that adding the question would undermine the accuracy of the census, because both legal and unauthorized immigrants might refuse to fill out the form. By one government estimate, […]

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Critic’s Notebook: Was Yuja Wang’s Concert Satirical or Offensive? It’s Complicated

A crude joke by the Korean-British pianist Hyung-ki Joo set the tone for the evening: “I know I’m not Yuja Wang, but some girlfriends do call me Huge-a Wang.” Mr. Joo and his comedy partner, the Russian-German violinist Aleksey Igudesman, were performing with Ms. Wang, the superstar pianist, on Monday as part of her Perspectives […]

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Vogue Fashion Director in Brazil Quits Over Photos That Evoke Slavery Era

RIO DE JANEIRO — The fashion director of Vogue magazine’s Brazil edition has resigned following an outcry over photographs from her 50th birthday that critics saw as an allusion to race relations during the colonial era, when Brazil relied heavily on slave labor. The executive, Donata Meirelles, who is white, posted the photographs on her […]

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After an ‘Ambiguous’ Apology From Ryan Adams, What’s the Right Way to Say Sorry?

Not long after The New York Times reported on allegations of abusive behavior by Ryan Adams on Wednesday, the singer-songwriter issued an apology on Twitter, as well as a denial. Mr. Adams, 44, was accused of manipulating women and engaging in sexually explicit communication with a minor. In his tweet, he said that he was […]

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Ann Coulter Went Rogue Against Trump After He Declared A National Emergency To Build His Border Wall

Getty Image   As if we needed more evidence that we’re essentially living in the upside down, Ann Coulter — author of the books In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome! and Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind — has become one of the most outspoken critics of President Donald […]

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India Blames Pakistan for Attack in Kashmir, Promising a Response

NEW DELHI — India accused Pakistan on Friday of orchestrating a suicide bombing that killed dozens of soldiers in Kashmir, the worst attack there in decades, promising an appropriate response and calling on world leaders to isolate its neighbor. Pakistan has denied involvement in the attack, in which at least 40 Indian soldiers were killed […]

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On Pro Basketball: Finally, the N.B.A. Comes to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the N.B.A. prepares for All-Star Game festivities this weekend in Charlotte, N.C., the backdrop to the celebration is unequivocally political, as nearly everything in the divided state seems to be these days. The event was supposed to be in Charlotte in 2017. But in March 2016, the Republican-controlled legislature passed a […]

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