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New York Explosion Empties Port Authority; Suspect Is in Custody  
A suspect was in custody after a blast forced evacuations of the Port Authority and the Port Authority and Times Square subway stations.  

New York Today: New York Today: An Explosion in Times Square  
Monday: The latest on the situation in Times Square and what you need to know for your commute.  

Port Authority Bus Terminal, Donald Trump, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing  
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.  

Transit Hub Blast in New York Disrupts Morning Commute  
An explosion near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday morning temporarily closed the terminal and the subway station underneath, disrupting the commute for tens of thousands of commuters.  

Op-Ed Columnist: Susan Collins and the Duping of Centrists  
And your health care may suffer for it.  

Live Briefing: Golden Globes: ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Big Little Lies’ Top Nominations  
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy, led the way with seven nominations, while the newspaper drama “The Post” had six.  

Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban  
The move was seen as part of a drive by Prince Mohammed bin Salman to transform Saudi society and to move toward a more tolerant form of Islam.  

California Today: California Today: A Weekend of Fires  
Monday: Fires approach Santa Barbara, delivery robots and the enduring legacy of Willie Brown.  

Putin’s Re-election Is Assured. Let the Succession Fight Begin.  
The March 2018 presidential election in Russia is a sideshow to the real battle: determining what comes after President Putin’s next term ends in 2024.  

Op-Ed Columnist: Rise of the Roypublicans  
The Republican Party won’t be able to shake Roy Moore’s values if he wins.  

Nikki Haley Says Women Who Accuse Trump of Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’  
The comments by Ms. Haley, the United Nations ambassador, broke from the administration’s assertion that the allegations are false and voters rightly dismissed them.  

As Brexit Looms, Paris Tries a Business Makeover  
Hoping to woo companies that will move employees from London, leaders in Paris are trying to replace red tape with a red carpet.  

The T Editors’ (Fantasy) Gift Guide  
From a custom surfboard to mink curtains, the things we’d want this year — if time, money or accessibility were no object.  

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Alabama Senate Race  
One day before the polls open, many are asking whether voters will find it harder to support Roy Moore or a Democrat.  

Op-Ed Columnist: The Roy Moore Edge  
Surfing political sex scandals.  

Op-Ed Contributors: Is the Democratic Party Becoming Too Democratic?  
Giving more voice to supporters isn’t always a good thing for winning elections.  

Op-Ed Contributor: America’s Shampoo Economy  
Economic bubbles grow — and eventually pop — when politicians forget why financial regulations exist.  

Paris Journal: A Roma Circus Makes a Home, and Builds Bridges, in Paris  
The Romanès family puts on a spontaneous performance of song, dance and acrobatics, while promoting a message of acceptance.  

Community and History in Iceland’s Geothermal Pools  
Iceland has more than 100 public pools, most of which are heated by the country’s abundant geothermal energy.  

How to Clean Up Your Holiday Messes  
Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.  

Op-Ed Contributor: Stop the Manipulation of Democracy Online  
There’s no panacea for the harm that propaganda, trolls and false news sites do to democracy, but education and public vigilance are essential.  

North Korean Submarine Missile Threat Prompts U.S.-Led Military Drills  
The joint exercises are in response to growing concerns that North Korea is making progress developing hard-to-detect submarine-launched missiles.  

As Venezuela Opposition Shuns Vote, Leader’s Party Tightens Grip on Power  
President Nicolás Maduro hailed victories in municipal elections that many voters deemed a foregone conclusion.  

Lives at Risk Inside a Senior Complex in Puerto Rico With No Power  
Conditions at the largest housing project for low-income seniors on the hurricane-ravaged island illustrate a health crisis for the most vulnerable.  

Liberal Outsiders Pour Into Alabama Senate Race, Treading Lightly  
With only hours until the polls open in the unlikeliest of battleground states, Democrats are deploying a multimillion-dollar get-out-the-vote operation in an effort to steal away a Senate seat.  

In San Diego, Lessons on Rebuilding From a Neighborhood Once Ravaged by Fire  
Residents of Scripps Ranch never thought their suburban neighborhood could be destroyed by a wildfire, until it was.  

A Fed Rate Increase Is Expected. But What Comes Next?  
The Federal Reserve has signaled its move this week. Investors, though, want to know whether the central bank will continue with its patient approach to rates.  

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale  
When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.  

Op-Ed Contributor: Mohammad Javad Zarif: Europe Must Work With Iran  
The United States seems committed to belligerence in the Middle East. Europe can help de-escalate.  

Editorial: Opening Up New York’s Public Records  
Governor Cuomo has a chance to champion government transparency by signing a bill to pick up legal fees when a request is wrongly denied.  

Passengers Face Hourslong Delays as Snowstorm Snarls Heathrow Airport  
Passengers described scenes of confusion and frustration at Heathrow, one of the busiest airports in the world.  

Mosul Journal: After Fall of ISIS, Iraq’s Second-Largest City Picks Up the Pieces  
The battle to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul left much of the city in ruins. Now, residents are pulling together to rebuild.  

In a Blow to Hamas, Israel Destroys Tunnel From Gaza  
The military action came amid simmering tensions over President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, injecting another layer of uncertainty in the area.  

Op-Ed Contributor: Leave the Johnson Amendment Alone  
Charities and churches shouldn’t be involved in political campaigns.  

How Much for That Tree? $35 in Harlem, or $135 in SoHo  
A shortage of evergreens, originating with the recession, has driven prices up in New York. Ultimately, though, what you pay depends on where you live.  

Trump’s Way: Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation  
With Twitter as his Excalibur, the president takes on his doubters, powered by long spells of cable news and a dozen Diet Cokes. But if Mr. Trump has yet to bend the presidency to his will, he is at least wrestling it to a draw.  

With Alabama Senate Race Defined by Scandal, Policy Issues Are Overlooked  
Alabama struggles with health care, education and infrastructure. But such issues have often been forgotten during the race between Doug Jones and Roy S. Moore.  

Iraq Prime Minister Declares Victory Over ISIS  
Haider al-Abadi said, “Our forces fully control the Iraqi-Syrian border,” but analysts warned that it did not mean the end of the Islamic State threat.  

On Baseball: The Yankees Will Always Be the Yankees, to the Delight of Only Some  
The Yankees’ business model depends on must-see superstars. We have seen big acquisitions like Giancarlo Stanton’s before in the Bronx, but titles do not always follow.  

Review: ‘Brooklyn Nutcracker’ Is Simply, Imperfectly Charming  
Diverse in multiple ways, “The Brooklyn Nutcracker” combines ballet and hip-hop — with a superb Arabian belly dance number, too.  

The Adopted Black Baby, and the White One Who Replaced Her  
Amid the simmering racial tensions of the time, a family in Illinois made a wrenching decision that sent a black girl and a white girl on diverging paths.  

Ties: Why I Don’t Grieve for My Daughter at College  
My best friend is not gone; my daughter is. The one I was supposed to train up in the way she should go; “go” is the operative word here.  

Hillary Clinton and Lena Dunham, Her Main Millennial, Hit the Weinstein Wall  
Ms. Dunham, longtime Clinton enthusiast, says she warned the campaign against associating with Harvey Weinstein.  

A Comeback for the Gateway Drug Theory?  
As marijuana legalization and the opioid epidemic sweep across the country, new research is breathing fresh life into the perennial debate.  

Where Silicon Valley Is Going to Get in Touch With Its Soul  
The Esalen Institute, a storied hippie hotel in Big Sur, Calif., has reopened with a mission to help technologists who discover that “inside they’re hurting.”  

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Israel and the Art of the Giveaway  
I’ve never seen a president give up so much to so many for so little.  

He’s 22. She’s 81. Their Friendship Is Melting Hearts.  
The two met on the Words With Friends app, and photos of their in-person meeting delighted thousands of people on social media.  

The 54 Best Songs of 2017  
Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.  

Take a Number: Two Hidden Cancer Causes: Diabetes and Obesity  
The conditions played a role in nearly 800,000 cases of cancer worldwide in 2012, researchers reported.  

The Checkup: Does an A.D.H.D. Link Mean Tylenol Is Unsafe in Pregnancy?  
In a Norwegian study, pregnant women who took acetaminophen for 29 days or more had a more than twofold risk of having children with A.D.H.D.  


New York Explosion Empties Port Authority; Suspect Is in Custody  
A suspect was in custody after a blast forced evacuations of the Port Authority and the Port Authority and Times Square subway stations.  

New York Today: New York Today: An Explosion in Times Square  
Monday: The latest on the situation in Times Square and what you need to know for your commute.  

Port Authority Bus Terminal, Donald Trump, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing  
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.  

Transit Hub Blast in New York Disrupts Morning Commute  
An explosion near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday morning temporarily closed the terminal and the subway station underneath, disrupting the commute for tens of thousands of commuters.  

Op-Ed Columnist: Susan Collins and the Duping of Centrists  
And your health care may suffer for it.  

Live Briefing: Golden Globes: ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Big Little Lies’ Top Nominations  
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy, led the way with seven nominations, while the newspaper drama “The Post” had six.  

Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban  
The move was seen as part of a drive by Prince Mohammed bin Salman to transform Saudi society and to move toward a more tolerant form of Islam.  

California Today: California Today: A Weekend of Fires  
Monday: Fires approach Santa Barbara, delivery robots and the enduring legacy of Willie Brown.  

Putin’s Re-election Is Assured. Let the Succession Fight Begin.  
The March 2018 presidential election in Russia is a sideshow to the real battle: determining what comes after President Putin’s next term ends in 2024.  

Op-Ed Columnist: Rise of the Roypublicans  
The Republican Party won’t be able to shake Roy Moore’s values if he wins.  

Nikki Haley Says Women Who Accuse Trump of Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’  
The comments by Ms. Haley, the United Nations ambassador, broke from the administration’s assertion that the allegations are false and voters rightly dismissed them.  

As Brexit Looms, Paris Tries a Business Makeover  
Hoping to woo companies that will move employees from London, leaders in Paris are trying to replace red tape with a red carpet.  

The T Editors’ (Fantasy) Gift Guide  
From a custom surfboard to mink curtains, the things we’d want this year — if time, money or accessibility were no object.  

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Alabama Senate Race  
One day before the polls open, many are asking whether voters will find it harder to support Roy Moore or a Democrat.  

Op-Ed Columnist: The Roy Moore Edge  
Surfing political sex scandals.  

Op-Ed Contributors: Is the Democratic Party Becoming Too Democratic?  
Giving more voice to supporters isn’t always a good thing for winning elections.  

Op-Ed Contributor: America’s Shampoo Economy  
Economic bubbles grow — and eventually pop — when politicians forget why financial regulations exist.  

Paris Journal: A Roma Circus Makes a Home, and Builds Bridges, in Paris  
The Romanès family puts on a spontaneous performance of song, dance and acrobatics, while promoting a message of acceptance.  

Community and History in Iceland’s Geothermal Pools  
Iceland has more than 100 public pools, most of which are heated by the country’s abundant geothermal energy.  

How to Clean Up Your Holiday Messes  
Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.  

Op-Ed Contributor: Stop the Manipulation of Democracy Online  
There’s no panacea for the harm that propaganda, trolls and false news sites do to democracy, but education and public vigilance are essential.  

North Korean Submarine Missile Threat Prompts U.S.-Led Military Drills  
The joint exercises are in response to growing concerns that North Korea is making progress developing hard-to-detect submarine-launched missiles.  

As Venezuela Opposition Shuns Vote, Leader’s Party Tightens Grip on Power  
President Nicolás Maduro hailed victories in municipal elections that many voters deemed a foregone conclusion.  

Lives at Risk Inside a Senior Complex in Puerto Rico With No Power  
Conditions at the largest housing project for low-income seniors on the hurricane-ravaged island illustrate a health crisis for the most vulnerable.  

Liberal Outsiders Pour Into Alabama Senate Race, Treading Lightly  
With only hours until the polls open in the unlikeliest of battleground states, Democrats are deploying a multimillion-dollar get-out-the-vote operation in an effort to steal away a Senate seat.  

In San Diego, Lessons on Rebuilding From a Neighborhood Once Ravaged by Fire  
Residents of Scripps Ranch never thought their suburban neighborhood could be destroyed by a wildfire, until it was.  

A Fed Rate Increase Is Expected. But What Comes Next?  
The Federal Reserve has signaled its move this week. Investors, though, want to know whether the central bank will continue with its patient approach to rates.  

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale  
When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.  

Op-Ed Contributor: Mohammad Javad Zarif: Europe Must Work With Iran  
The United States seems committed to belligerence in the Middle East. Europe can help de-escalate.  

Editorial: Opening Up New York’s Public Records  
Governor Cuomo has a chance to champion government transparency by signing a bill to pick up legal fees when a request is wrongly denied.  

Passengers Face Hourslong Delays as Snowstorm Snarls Heathrow Airport  
Passengers described scenes of confusion and frustration at Heathrow, one of the busiest airports in the world.  

Mosul Journal: After Fall of ISIS, Iraq’s Second-Largest City Picks Up the Pieces  
The battle to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul left much of the city in ruins. Now, residents are pulling together to rebuild.  

In a Blow to Hamas, Israel Destroys Tunnel From Gaza  
The military action came amid simmering tensions over President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, injecting another layer of uncertainty in the area.  

Op-Ed Contributor: Leave the Johnson Amendment Alone  
Charities and churches shouldn’t be involved in political campaigns.  

How Much for That Tree? $35 in Harlem, or $135 in SoHo  
A shortage of evergreens, originating with the recession, has driven prices up in New York. Ultimately, though, what you pay depends on where you live.  

Trump’s Way: Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation  
With Twitter as his Excalibur, the president takes on his doubters, powered by long spells of cable news and a dozen Diet Cokes. But if Mr. Trump has yet to bend the presidency to his will, he is at least wrestling it to a draw.  

With Alabama Senate Race Defined by Scandal, Policy Issues Are Overlooked  
Alabama struggles with health care, education and infrastructure. But such issues have often been forgotten during the race between Doug Jones and Roy S. Moore.  

Iraq Prime Minister Declares Victory Over ISIS  
Haider al-Abadi said, “Our forces fully control the Iraqi-Syrian border,” but analysts warned that it did not mean the end of the Islamic State threat.  

On Baseball: The Yankees Will Always Be the Yankees, to the Delight of Only Some  
The Yankees’ business model depends on must-see superstars. We have seen big acquisitions like Giancarlo Stanton’s before in the Bronx, but titles do not always follow.  

Review: ‘Brooklyn Nutcracker’ Is Simply, Imperfectly Charming  
Diverse in multiple ways, “The Brooklyn Nutcracker” combines ballet and hip-hop — with a superb Arabian belly dance number, too.  

The Adopted Black Baby, and the White One Who Replaced Her  
Amid the simmering racial tensions of the time, a family in Illinois made a wrenching decision that sent a black girl and a white girl on diverging paths.  

Ties: Why I Don’t Grieve for My Daughter at College  
My best friend is not gone; my daughter is. The one I was supposed to train up in the way she should go; “go” is the operative word here.  

Hillary Clinton and Lena Dunham, Her Main Millennial, Hit the Weinstein Wall  
Ms. Dunham, longtime Clinton enthusiast, says she warned the campaign against associating with Harvey Weinstein.  

A Comeback for the Gateway Drug Theory?  
As marijuana legalization and the opioid epidemic sweep across the country, new research is breathing fresh life into the perennial debate.  

Where Silicon Valley Is Going to Get in Touch With Its Soul  
The Esalen Institute, a storied hippie hotel in Big Sur, Calif., has reopened with a mission to help technologists who discover that “inside they’re hurting.”  

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Israel and the Art of the Giveaway  
I’ve never seen a president give up so much to so many for so little.  

He’s 22. She’s 81. Their Friendship Is Melting Hearts.  
The two met on the Words With Friends app, and photos of their in-person meeting delighted thousands of people on social media.  

The 54 Best Songs of 2017  
Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.  

Take a Number: Two Hidden Cancer Causes: Diabetes and Obesity  
The conditions played a role in nearly 800,000 cases of cancer worldwide in 2012, researchers reported.  

The Checkup: Does an A.D.H.D. Link Mean Tylenol Is Unsafe in Pregnancy?  
In a Norwegian study, pregnant women who took acetaminophen for 29 days or more had a more than twofold risk of having children with A.D.H.D.  

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