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“This merger would drastically harm American shoppers.”
• That is the leading antitrust regulator at the Justice Department, which sued on Monday to block AT&T’s $85.four billion bid for Time Warner.
AT&T, which has a lengthy history of run-ins with the government, defended the deal, arguing that the firms aren’t direct competitors and that the government hasn’t challenged a comparable kind of merger in decades.
• If allowed, the deal would produce a media and telecommunications behemoth. AT&T is 1 of the biggest world wide web and telephone providers in the U.S., and Time Warner’s properties contain HBO, Warner Bros. and Turner Broadcasting, which contains CNN.
A deadline for Haitians.
• About 59,000 men and women who arrived in the U.S. soon after an earthquake in Haiti in 2010 will be expected to leave by July 2019 or face deportation, Homeland Safety officials said on Monday.
Separately, President Trump announced that the U.S. would impose the “highest level of sanctions” against North Korea starting today. He returned the country to a list of state sponsors of terrorism to attempt to stress Pyongyang to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
• And the Republican work to overhaul the tax code now rests in the hands of a couple of fence-sitting senators with disparate concerns. We introduce them.
The floodgates stay open.
• Charlie Rose was suspended by CBS, and PBS announced that it would no longer distribute his nightly interview show, following the longtime Television host was accused of creating crude sexual advances toward a number of women.
Also on Monday, a second lady accused Senator Al Franken of groping her in 2010. Mr. Franken stated that he did not remember the episode.
And The Occasions suspended a single of its White Residence reporters, Glenn Thrush, whilst it investigates allegations from 4 female journalists that he acted inappropriately.
• We havea running list of prominent men who have lately been accused of sexual misconduct.
Angela Merkel is in problems.
• The German chancellor is facing the most significant crisis of her career right after talks to form a new government collapsed, raising the prospect of fresh elections less than two months right after the last vote.
Ms. Merkel has been Europe’s dominant political figure for the previous decade.
• Our correspondents in Berlin report: “At a time when the European Union is facing a host of pressing issues, from Brexit negotiations with Britain, to the rise of correct-wing populism, to separatism in Spain’s Catalonia region, the possibility of political instability in a typically reputable Germany sent tremors through the Continent.”
There’s just something about elephants.
• Following President Trump put a sudden halt to a government ruling that would have permitted hunters to bring “trophy” elephants into the U.S., the query has been why.
• White House aides stated the purpose for the president’s surprise intervention is not complicated: He basically likes elephants.
“The Daily”: Sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.
• The F.C.C. is set to propose a complete repeal of net neutrality guidelines today. The regulations, produced throughout the Obama administration, require web service providers to give consumers equal access to all on-line content.
• Regulators in Nebraskaauthorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline but rejected the builder’s preferred route.
• Starbucks is becoming criticized for its vacation cups. Again.
Guidelines, each new and old, for a a lot more fulfilling life.
• How to rent a automobile abroad.
• If you are sick, you should keep residence. If you can’t, here’s what physicians advise.
• Recipe of the day: Salmon roasted in butter is astonishingly easy.
• A treehouse protest.
In today’s 360 video, go to activists in Germany who have been protesting the expansion of coal mining by living in treehouses. A court ruling may possibly quickly modify that.
• Partisan writing you shouldn’t miss.
Writers from across the political spectrum discuss the Republican tax plans.
• 23 years for a murder he didn’t commit.
Two men have been shot dead in broad daylight in Kansas City, Kan., on April 15, 1994.
Here’s how an innocent 17-year-old was convicted and sentenced to life.
• In memoriam.
Della Reese segued from a successful recording career to a longtime function on the prime-time CBS show “Touched by an Angel.” She was 86.
Earle Hyman broke racial stereotypes on Broadway and in Scandinavia performing in operates by Shakespeare and Ibsen. He was far better identified to millions of Americans as Bill Cosby’s father on “The Cosby Show.” He was 91.
• The science of Thanksgiving.
Biology. Chemistry. Physics. It is all there on your plate. Take a moment to appreciate it ahead of you dig in.
• Ideal of late-evening Tv.
Jimmy Fallon on Monday: “Tomorrow, President Trump will pardon a turkey at the White Property. Then he’ll invest the subsequent week criticizing it for not thanking him adequate.”
• Quotation of the day.
“I see the value, specifically in an atypical market like New York. But I consider we make our very best choices when it is not nationally known what we’re trying to do.”
— Mike Rizzo, general manager of the Washington Nationals, on the New York Yankees’ practice of publicizing their managerial candidates and putting each and every 1 on a conference contact with reporters.
Our recent story about a reunion among Vietnamese refugees and their rescuers at sea prompted an Australian reader to point us to another rescue — a single that bears on our coverage of Australia’s offshore detention facilities.
On Aug. 26, 2001, a Norwegian cargo ship received a distress contact in the Indian Ocean. The engine of an Indonesian fishing boat packed with asylum seekers had failed en route to Christmas Island. Capt. Arne Rinnan diverted course to save the 438 men and women aboard.
The Australian authorities, trying to deter human traffickers, directed him to an Indonesian port 12 hours away.
Instead, the captain plunged ahead. So a navy ship intercepted him and transferred the refugees to the island nation of Nauru — making Australia’s initial offshore processing center.
A year later, about half had been resettled in New Zealand. They welcomed Captain Rinnan on a check out to Auckland with flowers and letters.
But other refugees have been stuck on Nauru for years. Interviewed a decade later, the captain told of receiving a haunting letter detailing situations so bad that the writer wished he had died.
“And that is a terrible issue to inform folks, that you should have just let them drown,” Captain Rinnan mentioned.
Isabella Kwai contributed reporting.
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Published at Tue, 21 Nov 2017 ten:50:47 +0000