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The Interpreter: When Facebook Spread Hate, One Cop Tried Something Unusual

TRAUNSTEIN, Germany — The rumor began, as so many do these days, on Facebook. A group of Muslim refugees in southern Germany, it was claimed, had dragged an 11-year-old girl to a pedestrian underpass and raped her. When the police [...]

Call Me When Apple Is Below $110

By Hilary Kramer So, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is having trouble selling iPhones in China. You’ve seen the headline and heard the chatter. Since Oct. 3, the stock has been down 40 percent from its all-time peak and $ 450 billion has been destroyed [...]

A Day, a Life: When a Medic Was Killed in Gaza, Was It an Accident?

Mistakes Add Up A senior Israeli commander told The Times in August that 60 to 70 other Gaza protesters had been killed unintentionally, around half the total killed at that point. Yet the Israeli army’s rules of engagement remain unchanged, [...]

Donald Trump on Dems and wall funding: ‘I can’t tell you when the government is going to reopen’

Overseeing the first major government shutdown on his watch, President Trump said Tuesday that he has no sense for when the departments that were shuttered will reopen — and said Democrats’ treatment of him has been “a disgrace.” Mr. [...]

When they go low, Beto can too

Democrats predict Beto O’Rourke won’t be likely to criticize rivals in an open primary — but his 2012 campaign for Congress demonstrated he has the stomach to do it. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 2020 Election O’Rourke’s [...]

Why Value Shines When Volatility Picks Up

By Hilary Kramer While it can feel like the market has been going straight down since the quarter started, a look at the actual numbers tells us that the feeling is more a factor of sentiment than of substance. Volatility has been a little [...]

French Hill condemns campaign ad warning black men of ‘lynchings when a white girl screams rape’

A Republican U.S. House candidate in Arkansas criticized an outside group’s ad that caused political jaws on Twitter to drop to the floor. The ad, paid for the group Black Americans for the President’s Agenda, is playing on Arkansas radio [...]

Inside the Beltway: Voters know when Trump is just ‘venting’

One of the most poplar and persistent practices in the press is to parse President Trump’s language with a critical eye, seeking any and all opportunities to portray him in a negative light. They have their ways. Sometimes news organizations [...]

White House says Trump was just stating facts when questioning Blasey Ford’s testimony

The White House said Wednesday that President Trump was merely “stating the facts” when he questioned the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault. “He was stating facts [...]

What Happens to a Hub of Renaissance Florence When the Friars Move Out?

A hotel branch of the business association Confindustria has offered to adopt the building, giving rise to rumors of an umpteenth hotel in downtown Florence. Giancarlo Carniani, president of the Confindustria branch in Florence, denied [...]