Tag: new york times

Ship Blamed in Beirut Explosion Hasn’t Sailed in 7 Years. We Found It.

On Nov. 21, 2013, at 11:27 a.m., a leaky ship arrived in Beirut’s port. It never left, and its volatile cargo would lead to tragedy in the city almost seven years later. The Rhosus was loaded with 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, which is believed to have blown up most of the port and damaged […]

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GDP Q2 Report: Why You’ll See Two Figures for Decline

When the Commerce Department releases its preliminary estimate for second-quarter economic output on Thursday morning, the numbers will be historically terrible. They will also be confusing. Forecasters expect the report to show that gross domestic product — the broadest measure of goods and services produced in the United States — fell at an annual rate […]

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Do We Believe in U.F.O.s? That’s the Wrong Question

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. We were part of The New York Times’s team (with the Washington correspondent Helene Cooper) that broke the story of the Pentagon’s long-secret unit investigating unidentified flying objects, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, in […]

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The Meeting That Brings the International Desk Closer to Home

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. Alissa J. Rubin is the Baghdad bureau chief. She had expected to leave Iraq at the end of March, but the country’s airports and land borders shut down abruptly that month and she was restricted […]

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New York Times to Buy Producer of ‘Serial’ Podcast

The New York Times Company has agreed to buy Serial Productions, the company behind the hit podcast “Serial,” The Times said on Wednesday, in the paper’s latest move to broaden its digital journalism. The arrangement will allow Serial Productions to increase the number of shows it makes, said Julie Snyder, the executive editor of Serial […]

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The New York Times Co. Names Meredith Kopit Levien as Chief Executive

The New York Times Company on Wednesday named Meredith Kopit Levien, the news organization’s chief operating officer, as its next president and chief executive, making her the youngest person ever to lead its executive ranks. Ms. Levien, 49, will succeed Mark Thompson, the chief executive since 2012, on Sept. 8. Ms. Levien also will serve […]

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Gretchen Whitmer: Mask Up, America

LANSING, Mich. — My state was hit hard by Covid-19. For many weeks, we had the nation’s third-highest number of deaths despite having only the 10th-largest population. As a result, we took some of the most aggressive measures in the country in the fight against the disease, and our hard work paid off. Our actions […]

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An Ex-Times Reporter. An Ohio Wedding Provider. Covid Contrarians Go Viral.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — If you’ve been following Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus news conferences the way that New Yorkers follow Andrew Cuomo’s, you know Jack Windsor: He’s the reporter asking about creeping Marxism among contact tracers and suggesting that Ohio is double counting virus cases. Mr. Windsor, a 44-year-old with credentials from a small Mansfield TV […]

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F.B.I. Agent in Russia Inquiry Saw Basis in Early 2017 to Doubt Dossier

WASHINGTON — A top F.B.I. agent recognized by February 2017 that a now notorious dossier of claims about purported Trump-Russia ties had credibility problems, but the Justice Department continued to rely on it as part of its basis to renew permission to wiretap a former Trump campaign adviser, documents released on Friday showed. The documents […]

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Mike Pompeo Bashes the New York Times’ 1619 Project During Racist Dog Whistle Concert

Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Getty Images) On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a one-man, racist dog whistle concert in which he stoked the flames of racism, bashed the New York Times and admonished those who removed Confederate statues. Advertisement “Today, the very core of what it means to be an American, indeed the American […]

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The Self-Cancellation of Bari Weiss

What is the biggest media story of the last five years? The decimation of local news at the hands of private equity, Google, and Facebook (and the subsequent loss of tens of thousands of jobs) would certainly get a lot of votes. The murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi by the Saudi Arabian government […]

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New York Times Will Move Part of Hong Kong Office to Seoul

The New York Times said on Tuesday that it would relocate its Hong Kong-based digital news operation to Seoul, South Korea, a significant shift by an American news organization as China has stepped up its efforts to impede the affairs of the Asian metropolis. Hong Kong, a former British colony, has served for decades as […]

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Bari Weiss Resigns From New York Times Opinion Post

Bari Weiss, a writer and editor for the opinion department of The New York Times, has resigned from the paper, citing “bullying by colleagues” and an “illiberal environment.” In a nearly 1,500-word letter addressed to A. G. Sulzberger, the publisher, Ms. Weiss offered a deep critique of Times employees and company leadership, describing a “hostile […]

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