Donald Trump, Pakistan, Baseball Hall of Fame: Your Monday Briefing
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A renewed shutdown threat
&bull President Trump stated on Sunday that he was prepared to shut down the government just just before the midterm elections this fall if Congress doesn&rsquot fund a wall on the border with Mexico.
Republican leaders had hoped to delay such a confrontation, which would distract from their push to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in September, and believed they had reached a deal with Mr. Trump on the topic last week.
&bull On the campaign trail, the new tax law was supposed to mobilize Republican voters and aid the celebration keep the Home. But we visited a district in Ohio and found that isn&rsquot how it&rsquos playing out.
Heat wreaks havoc
&bull The continental U.S. had its hottest Could and the third-hottest June. Japan has been walloped by record triple-digit temperatures, killing at least 86 people. Record temperatures have been also logged on the edge of the Sahara and above the Arctic Circle.
An official with the Planet Meteorological Organization said the intense heat was not surprising. &ldquoThis is not a future scenario,&rdquo she stated of climate change. &ldquoIt is happening now.&rdquo
Our correspondents about the globe spoke with men and women to uncover out how they&rsquore coping.
&bull This week&rsquos concern of The Instances Magazine is dedicated to the ten-year period from 1979 to 1989 throughout which humanity settled the science of climate alter and came surprisingly close to discovering a remedy. Watch a preview of the series here and sign up to be notified when the story is published on Wednesday.
Star power for Pakistan
&bull Imran Khan, the former cricket star whose party won final week&rsquos elections, has one thing handful of recent Pakistani leaders had: celebrity.
His party failed to win a majority in Parliament, so Mr. Khan will need to build a coalition to grow to be prime minister. But if he does so, his fame could support alter his country&rsquos current troubled history, our South Asia bureau chief writes.
&bull Among the principal queries: Will he perform to reset Pakistan&rsquos relations with the West, or prefer dealing with China, a neighbor he has praised as a part model?
30 points down but running like a favorite
&bull Cynthia Nixon thinks she&rsquos being underestimated.
The former &ldquoSex and the City&rdquo actress is attempting to persuade skeptical New York Democrats to look beyond her political inexperience as she challenges Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the principal.
&ldquoBoth the media and the Democratic establishment, they&rsquore not quite receiving this moment that we&rsquore in,&rdquo Ms. Nixon said, &ldquoand how hungry people are for a change.&rdquo
&bull Ms. Nixon&rsquos belief that voters in the Sept. 13 principal will reward insurgent energy was reinforced when yet another underdog progressive won final month: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
&ldquoThe Daily&rdquo: Why the A.C.L.U. wants to be much more like the N.R.A.
&bull Since the 2016 election, the civil liberties group has been altering techniques &mdash and employing a surprising model.
&bull The board of CBS spent most of the weekend discussing what to do about Les Moonves, the company&rsquos chief executive, following a report citing six ladies that included allegations of sexual misconduct.
&bull With their eyes on blockchain jobs and income, modest countries and territories such as Bermuda, Gibraltar and Malta are competing to turn into go-to destinations for entrepreneurs and projects.
&bull Apple is scheduled to report its earnings, 1 of the headlines to watch this week.
&bull U.S. stocks had been down on Friday. Here&rsquos a snapshot of worldwide markets nowadays.
Tips for a far more fulfilling life.
&bull How to revive a friendship.
&bull Don&rsquot let your telephone ruin your getaway.
&bull Recipe of the day: Keep items basic with pasta, green beans, potatoes and pesto.
More than the Weekend
&bull Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, soon after allegations that he had sexually abused minors and adult seminarians more than the course of decades.
&bull In a considerable shift in U.S. technique in Afghanistan, American diplomats held face-to-face talks with Taliban representatives in Qatar a week ago with out Afghan government officials present, two Taliban officials said.
&bull The death toll from a wildfire in Northern California rose to six. Seven other individuals were nevertheless reported missing in the blazes, which have burned for practically a week.
&bull President Trump and the publisher of The Instances, A. G. Sulzberger, clashed more than Mr. Trump&rsquos threats against journalism. Mr. Sulzberger said the president had misrepresented a private meeting.
&bull The Baseball Hall of Fame inducted six new members: Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Jack Morris, Jim Thome and Alan Trammell.
&bull Geraint Thomas became the third British cyclist and the initial Welshman to win the Tour de France.
&bull &ldquoMission: Not possible &mdash Fallout&rdquo earned $61.five million and the best spot at the North American box office.
&bull California&rsquos $one hundred billion train
In the face of sharp opposition and queries about how to spend for it, building of the state&rsquos high-speed rail line is underway. Our Los Angeles bureau chief examines the most ambitious public transportation project in the U.S. today.
&bull The secrets to receiving into Harvard
A lawsuit accusing the university of discriminating against Asian-Americans has shed light on small-known aspects of its choice procedure.
&bull How dogs took over the net
It utilised to be that the cat was the massive beast on-line. But lately, dogs are taking more than.
In the 1st episode of the new season of her video series, &ldquoInternetting,&rdquo Amanda Hess investigates an adorable existential crisis for net culture.
&bull Quotation of the day
&ldquoMy grandmother is happy I devote time in a church, even if I&rsquom operating my biceps and not my soul.&rdquo
&mdash Olivier Pratte, an marketing copywriter in Montreal who functions out at Saint Jude health club and spa, in a single of dozens of Catholic churches across Quebec that have been converted as attendance has dropped.
&bull The Occasions, in other words
Right here&rsquos an image of right now&rsquos front page, and links to our Opinion content material and crossword puzzles.
&bull What we&rsquore reading (and watching)
Michael Wines, a national correspondent, recommends this video from The New Yorker&rsquos Screening Area: &ldquoTake a break from dismal reality. Imagine you lived in a city produced of cardboard. And that you had been made of cardboard. And that you drove a cardboard car. And then that the city caught on fire. This ingenious short subject imagines all that, with wonderful if corrugated realism, and delivers a funny punch line to boot.&rdquo
&ldquoWe rise from the perusal of &lsquoWuthering Heights&rsquo as if we had come fresh from a pest-home,&rdquo a critic wrote when the book was published in 1847.
Its author, Emily Brontë, born 200 years ago these days in Thornton, England, died of tuberculosis at 30, a year soon after publishing her tale of quasi-incestuous enjoy amongst the savage (yet irresistibly compelling) Heathcliff and the selfish (but gorgeous) Catherine. She would in no way see her novel, published beneath the pseudonym Ellis Bell, become the template for a thousand future romance stories.
These days there are some 60 translations and multiple film versions of &ldquoWuthering Heights,&rdquo such as in Japanese and Spanish (directed by Luis Buñuel).
Emily, the middle of three literary Brontë sisters (Charlotte wrote &ldquoJane Eyre,&rdquo Anne wrote &ldquoThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall&rdquo), seldom left property and had couple of close friends. Naïve, stubborn and prickly, she gravitated to animals and the Yorkshire moors, where &ldquoWuthering Heights&rdquo is set. She was also a poet.
And in the estimation of Virginia Woolf, she was a genius on a par with Jane Austen, writing without worry of what the male-dominated literary world may possibly believe.
&ldquoI have never seen her parallel in anything,&rdquo Charlotte Brontë stated following Emily died in 1848. &ldquoStronger than a man, easier than a child, her nature stood alone.&rdquo
Nancy Wartik wrote right now&rsquos Back Story.
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Published at Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:56:43 +0000