ISIS, Brazil, Facebook: Your Thursday Briefing
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The ISIS files
• Throughout 5 trips to Iraq, Instances journalists scoured former offices of the Islamic State, gathering far more than 15,000 pages of documents abandoned by the militants as their “caliphate” crumbled.
We’ve just published the results of our yearlong investigation. It shows that ISIS, identified for its brutality, was also effective at wielding power via paperwork. Here’s a closer look at some of the documents we collected, which includes tax collection types, religious edicts and the will of a suicide bomber.
We also have a new audio series, “Caliphate,” which follows our reporter Rukmini Callimachi as she covers the Islamic State and the fall of Mosul, Iraq. Listen to a preview right here.
• Separately, President Trump wants to bring home the two,000 U.S. troops in Syria. He dropped plans for an immediate withdrawal, but instructed military commanders to wrap up the mission within a few months.
All’s fair in really like and trade war
• The newest dispute amongst the U.S. and China has been defined by reciprocity, with each side announcing matching tariffs.
But if factors continue to escalate, Beijing will have significantly less room to maneuver and could resort to a lot more unconventional measures, our senior economics correspondent writes.
For now, the White Home is trying to calm fears of a possible trade war. Administration officials hinted on Wednesday that tariffs outlined earlier in the week might never go into effect, but reiterated that China should cease what President Trump calls unfair trading practices.
• Here’s how the showdowncould impact U.S. producers.
Inside an immigrant caravan
• Our correspondent in Mexico spoke with some of the Central American migrants cited by President Trump to justify sending troops to the southern border. (The caravans have also excited the conservative news media.)
The group of a lot more than 1,000 people, mostly ladies and kids, is fleeing violence and poverty, but its members face an uncertain future. “Who desires to leave their nation, the comfort of their home, their households?” one particular asked.
• White House officials confirmed plans on Wednesday to mobilize the National Guard to the border with Mexico, but gave few information about timing, the number of troops or their mission there.
Brazilian politics upended
• The country’s leading court ruled nowadays that former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva can be sent to prison although he appeals his conviction on corruption and money laundering charges.
Mr. da Silva, 72, who was president from 2003 to 2011, was sentenced final year to virtually 10 years in prison. His selected successor, Dilma Rousseff, was removed from workplace in 2016.
• Mr. da Silva is the front-runner in the presidential election in October, and the court’s decision raises questions about the legitimacy of the vote.
Listen to ‘The Daily’: Pro-Trump, but Fearing His Tariffs
Farmers worry that the president’s plans to penalize Chinese trade practices will outcome in retaliation against U.S. agriculture. Beijing has proposed just that.
• Facebook stated that the information of up to 87 million customers might have been improperly shared with a political consulting firm, far far more than an earlier estimate of 50 million.
The company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, is scheduled to testify to Congress next week. Here’s a guide to our coverage of the Cambridge Analytica story.
• Thousands of Google workers are urging their chief executive to finish the company’s involvement in a Pentagon plan to boost the targeting of drone strikes.
• “You can not be serious!” That was the response of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s chairman to criticism of a script about media bias that dozens of Tv anchors at its stations were instructed to study out.
• The former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and his lawyers worked tough to silence the females who accused him of sexual harassment. Now a judge has created the settlements public.
• U.S. stocks were up on Wednesday. Here’s a snapshot of international markets nowadays.
Ideas, each new and old, for a a lot more fulfilling life.
• Flying someplace? Take benefit of the alterations at airports.
• How to respond when a colleague is harassing ladies.
• Recipe of the day: Take a break from the usual stir fry, with braised eggplant, pork and mushrooms.
What We’re Reading
Our journalists suggest these excellent pieces:
• Cambridge Analytica’s parent business apparently helped Rodrigo Duterte win the Philippine presidential election, our former Europe Morning Briefing writer, Patrick Boehler, noted on Twitter. [South China Morning Post]
• “As a onetime employee of Blockbuster Video, I was tickled to find out that a video retailer in Bend, Ore., is still operating below the name of the chain.
“It’s the last one particular in the reduce 48 states (there are six other individuals in Alaska), and how they continue to do company is fascinating.” [GeekWire]
— Michael Roston, senior employees editor, Science
• Putting out a yearbook after a school shooting
Soon after the deadly attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in February, the staff of the Aerie, the school’s yearbook, had to make a decision how to honor the 17 men and women who died.
“This has to be remembered for the rest of our lives,” one of the yearbook’s editors told our reporter.
• Best sellers, through the Oval Workplace
Presidents previous, present and future are represented on the most current hardcover nonfiction greatest-seller list.
It involves a collection of Obama-era photographs, an inside account of the Trump White Property, a book about the which means of faith by former President Jimmy Carter, and an open letter to whoever becomes the initial female president.
• Are you a teacher?
We want to hear from you. Tell us what you believe about the protests more than spend and advantages, and what situations are like at your college.
• Greatest of late-evening Television
Mike Myers — in the form of his “Austin Powers” character Dr. Evil — told Jimmy Fallon that the wall between the U.S. and Mexico was in fact his concept. Except, “I wanted it to be a moat, filled with spiky blowfish.”
• Quotation of the day
“Tariffs are observed as a direct slap in the face, and it will be very challenging for the Chinese government to sit back and take these blows with no retaliating.”
— Eswar Prasad, a professor of international trade at Cornell University, on the danger of a complete-blown trade war in between the U.S. and China.
• The Occasions, in other words
Here’s an image of today’s front web page, and hyperlinks to our Opinion content material and crossword puzzles.
We commence today with a shimmy, or maybe the turkey trot. Maybe the bunny hug is far more your style.
Arthur Murray, an immigrant baker’s son who brought ballroom dancing into people’s living rooms, was born this week in 1895. His mission, he stated, was to use dance to “bring ease for universal heartache, loneliness and desolation.”
As a tall, gangly boy from the Bronx, he found in high college that he had a flair for dancing and threw himself into the ballroom dance craze of the early 20th century.
He worked in an architecture firm by day and taught lessons by night. He at some point turned the lessons into a lucrative mail order magazine business and dance studio franchises around the planet.
Mr. Murray’s distinctive strategy was influenced by his time in design — clearly drawn diagrams of footprints instructed students how and exactly where to move their feet.
He also took advantage of standard radio programming, and he had a weekly variety Television system, “The Arthur Murray Party.” That way, any individual could dance with Mr. Murray, anywhere.
For Mr. Murray, who died in 1991, a negative dancer never ever blames his companion.
“To uncover fault with your partner’s dancing,” he when mentioned, “is the very best way of marketing the reality that you are just finding out to dance.”
Remy Tumin contributed reporting.
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Published at Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:33:07 +0000