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23:17, 28 December 2017

Afghanistan, Roy Moore, Property Taxes: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Afghanistan, Roy Moore, Home Taxes: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Afghanistan, Roy Moore, Property Taxes: Your Thursday Evening Briefing


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1. Contact him the insurgent president.

Practically a year right after he took office, President Trump has transformed the world’s view of the United States.

His anger at NATO, awkwardness with allies and friendliness with autocrats have taken the U.S. from being an anchor of the international order to anything a lot more inward-looking and unpredictable.

Here’s a detailed accounting of Mr. Trump’s unorthodox approach.


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two. The extended-simmeringconflicts in Afghanistan and Yemen took strikingly bloody turns this week.

In Afghanistan, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack at a Shiite cultural center in Kabul that killed at least 41 folks. It was the latest in a series of mass-casualty attacks against Shiite targets. Above, a man learned that his sister was amongst the victims.

And in Yemen, airstrikes on a industry and a farm killed at least 68 civilians, like eight kids, the U.N. stated. The two attacks occurred on Tuesday, creating it one of the deadliest days for civilians so far in the country’s civil war.


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3. Much of the northern U.S. is in the grips of a deep freeze, and it will not let up anytime quickly.

Weekend highs in Bismarck, N.D., could be about minus 12. In Boston, wind chills may possibly drop as low as 15 to 20 under zero. Police departments responded to crashes on icy roads, neighborhood governments issued safety warnings, and the hashtag #ItsSoCold stated trending on Twitter.

There have been some bright spots: City crews in Lawrence, Kan., had been preparing an ice-skating rink in a park, a tradition that had melted away in recent warm winters. Above, Erie, Pa., which saw a lot more than five feet of snow.


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4. Doug Jones was cleared to represent Alabama in the Senate.

A judge dismissed Roy Moore’s lawsuit challenging the final results of the Dec. 12 election significantly less than 24 hours right after he filed it. Mr. Moore had argued that he was the victim of voter fraud. Above, state officials certified the election outcomes.

Mr. Moore nonetheless has not conceded his losses in the 2006 or 2010 Republican primaries for governor. There’s speculation that he may well run for governor or lawyer general subsequent year.


5. Nearly half of ladies say they have seasoned some kind of sexual harassment at perform at least once in their careers. But there has been small analysis about those accountable.

So we decided to survey 615 men about how they behave on the job. About a third admitted to what would qualify as objectionable behavior or sexual harassment.

For far more coverage of gender troubles, sign up for our newsletter The #MeToo Moment.


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six. The I.R.S. has a message for the home owners rushing to prepay their property taxes ahead of new rules take effect on New Year’s Day: not so quickly.

In a notice posted to its internet site, the agency stated that to qualify, home taxes should also be assessed in 2017. Some municipalities have already carried out their assessments for 2018 others haven’t even began. Above, the tax receiver’s office in Hempstead, N.Y., this week.

And the hunt for loopholes is set to begin. The tax bill will most likely spark abundant creativity by organizations interpreting the tax code.


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7. Venezuela’s state-owned oil firm, after a cash cow, is on the verge of collapse.

That would further destabilize a nation facing a dire recession and unbridled crime, as properly as food and medicine shortages.

The company’s failures are at after a symptom and a lead to of the nation’s downward spiral, our correspondents write.


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eight. In significantly of the world, men and women are stressed about the possible job-destroying rise of automation. But not in Sweden, exactly where robots are just another way to make businesses a lot more effective.

As employers prosper, Swedes have consistently gained a proportionate slice of the spoils — a stark contrast to the U.S. and Britain, where wages have stagnated even although corporate income have soared. Above, a worker operates a loader by remote manage in a mine.


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9. As we talked about earlier, it is icy in much of the U.S. Time for hot cocktails.

Our Cooking team presents 10 recipes confident to warm you up, ranging from effortless to much more ambitious, for your New Year’s gathering, or just for a quiet evening at house.


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ten. Ultimately, let’s take a moment to don’t forget some of the people we lost this year.

Our magazine’s newest concern profiles some of them, like the civil rights activist and comedic icon Dick Gregory, above, and other artists, innovators and thinkers.

Right here are “The Lives They Lived.”

Have a fantastic night.


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