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Today β€” July 22nd 2019Your RSS feeds

Sure, Boris Johnson Is Funny. But Has He Ever Done a Job Well?

By Benjamin Mueller and Stephen Castle

The man expected to become Britain’s next prime minister, and to steer the country through Brexit, has a spotty record in previous roles as London mayor and foreign secretary.

Robert Morgenthau, Longtime Manhattan District Attorney, Dies at 99

By Robert D. McFadden

Mr. Morgenthau was the bane of mobsters and crooked politicians and a confidant of mayors and governors, who came and went while he stayed on for decades.

Denying Racism Supports It

By Charles M. Blow

Refusing to address and acknowledge the prejudices in our country is a big part of the problem.

Mets Waste a Solid Steven Matz Start in Extra Innings Loss

By The Associated Press

Mike Yastrzemski hit a walk-off homer in the 12th inning. The Giants had not had a hit since the fourth.

Yankees, Coming Off a Hot Streak, Slog Through an Ugly Loss

By Bob Klapisch

James Paxton’s first-inning struggles continued, and this time the Yankees’ bats were unable to bail him out. Can this rotation be trusted in October?

Defying Protests, Gov. Ricardo RossellΓ³ of Puerto Rico Says He Will Stay On

By Frances Robles and Patricia Mazzei

Saying “I have made mistakes, and I have apologized,” the governor said he would not seek re-election and would give up the leadership of his party, but would not resign.

The Power of Terroir in Sicily’s Volcanic White Wines

By Eric Asimov

These unusual whites from Etna are more salty than fruity, yet even when cloaked in winemaking tricks, the power of the grape and terroir shine through.

For Seattle’s Last Mobile Home Owners, the Clock Is Ticking

By Jason Buch

An affordable slice of the urban housing market is vanishing as mobile home parks succumb to development, costing residents both their homes and their communities.

CDU party chief enters testing grounds as she takes up defence minister post

By Florence Schulz

In a surprising turn of events, the leader of the German Christian Democrats (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, was appointed Germany's new defence minister. While the opposition is unhappy, observers are wondering whether she will do a good job, given that she had opposed  to take cabinet responsibility until recently. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Merkel’s favoured successor to become defence minister

By Georgi Gotev

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's favoured successor and the head of her CDU party will become the country's next defence minister, an official statement said Tuesday (16 July), after Ursula von der Leyen was elected European Commission president.

Yesterday β€” July 21st 2019Your RSS feeds

β€˜The Hate Is Real’: Black Georgia Lawmaker Says She Was Berated at Supermarket

By Derrick Bryson Taylor

Erica Thomas said a white man angry at how many items she had in an express lane checkout told her “go back where you came from.”

Thibaut Pinot Surges Into Contention at Tour de France

By The Associated Press

It is looking increasingly likely that a Frenchman could win the race for the first time since 1985, but Julian Alaphilippe may not be the Frenchman.

Review: β€˜Veronica Mars’ and the One-Great-Season Debate

By Mike Hale

Fifteen years after it premiered as a sparkling comic noir about a teenage detective, the franchise gets another revival, this time on Hulu.

Katie Ledecky Upset in First Race at World Championships

By Karen Crouse

The Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus handed Ledecky her first major international loss in the 400-meter freestyle.