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11:15, 29 November 2017

North Korea, Donald Trump, Reno: Your Wednesday Briefing

North Korea, Donald Trump, Reno: Your Wednesday Briefing


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Acquiring to a yes on tax cuts.

• Republicans sound increasingly optimistic about the fate of the Senate’s tax bill, soon after the Budget Committee voted along party lines on Tuesday to advance the $1.5 trillion package.

Here’s what the bill would imply for 25,000 middle-class households.

With a procedural vote planned today, the Republican mood is far different from earlier this year: “At this point in the overall health care debate, men and women had been walking out and talking about every other’s mamas and getting mad and it just wasn’t healthy, it wasn’t productive,” 1 senator said. “It was like a bunch of children in the back of a minivan.”

Also on Tuesday, the effort to avert a government shutdown subsequent month got off to a rocky begin after talks among President Trump and Democratic leaders broke down.

At the White Property on Tuesday, President Trump sat between empty seats meant for Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leaders.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Occasions

A expanding threat from North Korea.

• Pyongyang mentioned right now that it had effectively tested a missile that could deliver nuclear warheads anyplace in the continental U.S.

President Trump stated “we will handle” the situation. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis noted that the rocket “went higher, frankly, than any prior shot they’ve taken.”

Professionals mentioned the launch underscored the rising sophistication of North Korea’s plan.

The president’s changing reality.

• President Trump once stated that the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape of his producing vulgar comments about women was genuine. Now, he’s not so positive.

“We don’t think that was my voice,” Mr. Trump told a senator in January. And the president has continued to seed doubt about the tape. The White Residence declined to comment, but some of Mr. Trump’s advisers say he harbors a handful of conspiracy theories that have no grounding in reality.

The aides say that behind closed doors, Mr. Trump has questioned former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate and claimed that he lost the well-liked vote last year because of fraud.

Though Donald Trump publicly apologized following the release of a video in which he admitted to groping women, folks close to him say that privately he has expressed doubts that the voice in the recording is his.Published On

In pope’s peace plea, “Rohingya” are not talked about.

• Pope Francis avoided employing the name of the persecuted Muslim minority in a significantly-anticipated speech in Myanmar on Tuesday.

The omission disappointed rights advocates who had hoped he would denounce the military’s actions.

“The future of Myanmar have to be peace, a peace based on respect for the dignity and rights of each and every member of society, respect for each and every ethnic group and its identity,” Francis stated, addressing a gathering such as Myanmar’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Gunman opens fire in Reno.

An assailant took a hostage and opened fire from the eighth floor of a luxury higher-rise condominium in Reno, Nev., on Tuesday, shooting for about 20 minutes onto the streets under, the authorities mentioned.

No injuries had been reported in the episode, which was reminiscent of the mass shooting in Las Vegas in October. The gunman died, although it was unclear whether he had been killed by police gunfire or had shot himself.

Separately, the Air Force mentioned it had failed to report dozens of service members to a federal gun background-check database as necessary. The Air Force also didn’t report the domestic violence conviction of the gunman in this month’s church shooting in Texas.

The diary that could upend the Olympics.

• Journals kept by a chemist provide a new level of detail about Russia’s elaborate cheating at the last Winter Olympics.

The notes, observed exclusively by The Times, are amongst the essential pieces of evidence that could result in Russia being absent from the subsequent Games.

Olympic officials will announce their decision on Dec. 5.

The diary of Grigory Rodchenkov, the former director of Russia’s antidoping lab.CreditHilary Swift for The New York Occasions

“The Daily”: The unpaid cost of fighting ISIS.

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In a win for President Trump, his choose, Mick Mulvaney, will be the acting director of the Customer Monetary Protection Bureau.

It normally does not take much to get web users worked up. To get them genuinely worked up, make the topic world wide web regulation.

That includes our tech columnist, who says that killing so-named net neutrality rules would also kill the net as we know it.

Retail jobs do not need to have to be poor, our economics columnist writes.

U.S. stocks have been up on Tuesday. Here’s a snapshot of worldwide markets.

Smarter Living

Guidelines, both new and old, for a much more fulfilling life.

• A movie stylist offers ideas for style on a price range.

How topaint your apartment, with suggestions from a specialist.

Recipe of the day: Hearty split pea soup can be even far better with bacon. (Not all readers agreed.)


The physical web.

In today’s 360 video, visit Herald Square in New York City, where we identify the objects that assist make our on the internet lives achievable.

The writer and artist Ingrid Burrington helps us identify the physical objects that make up the net all around us each day.Published OnCreditImage by Tim Chaffee/The New York Occasions. Technology by Samsung.

How far will Sean Hannity go?

The Fox News host is prepared to defend President Trump at all costs, and he is reaching 13.5 million individuals a day doing it.

The Instances Magazine profiled the man whom Stephen Bannon calls “the single most essential voice for the ‘deplorables.’ ”

Jay-Z atop Grammy list.

The rapper received eight nominations for his album “4:44” as hip-hop and R&ampB dominated the list.

Right here are the nominees for the leading 20 categories.

Ugly Baby’s quite dishes.

A memorably named Thai restaurant in Brooklyn gives items seldom seen in New York City, our critic Pete Wells writes.

Greatest of late-evening Tv.

Bernie Sanders received a Grammy nod for the audiobook version of “Our Revolution.” “He was nominated in the shouted-word category,” Seth Meyers mentioned.

For late-night hosts, becoming sharply essential of President Trump has been a winning approach. That’s negative news for Jimmy Fallon and “The Tonight Show.”

Quotation of the day.

“There’s no way we could survive if there had been a lot more fires than snakes.”

Prayul Krongyos, deputy director of the Bangkok Fire and Rescue Division, which has responded to much more than 31,000 calls about snakes this year. Some pythons have even slithered up via toilets.

A python at a fire station in Bangkok. Most of the snakes rescued by firefighters are eventually released in the wild.CreditAmanda Mustard for The New York Instances

Back Story

Contact it the Trumpchi conundrum. China ultimately feels it has a vehicle capable of following vehicles from Japan, Germany and South Korea into the U.S. industry. But its most significant roadblock may well be its name.

The Chinese automaker GAC Motor insists that its common Trumpchi vehicles, which went into mass production in 2010, have absolutely nothing to do with the U.S. president.

A Trumpchi electric automobile at a motor show in Guangzhou, China, this year.CreditBilly H.C. Kwok for The New York Instances

Even so, when we reported final week on plans to sell the Trumpchi in the U.S. by 2019, GAC officials said that they may well rethink the branding.

Automotive history, littered as it is with unfortunate automobile names, suggests this is probably a very good thought.

There’s been the Mazda Scrum Wagon, the Mitsubishi Lettuce, the Nissan Homy Super Extended and the Isuzu GIGA 20 Light Dump, not to be confused with the Honda Life Dunk.

Volkswagen provided the Tiguan, a mash-up of tiger and iguana, Ford shortened cougar into Kuga for some markets, and Renault famously had Le Automobile.

General Motors has extended been ridiculed for advertising the Chevy Nova in Spanish-speaking nations, exactly where the name translates to “doesn’t go” (“no va”). The Nova truly sold well in Latin America.

GAC officials told our Shanghai bureau chief that, in Chinese, Trumpchi sounded a tiny like “passing on happiness.” Any decision on changing the name, they stated, would be announced in January — at an auto show in Detroit.

Charles McDermid contributed reporting.


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