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Parkland, Billy Graham, Lindsey Vonn: Your Wednesday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview Smarter Living Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life. • Counting calories is not the key to weight loss, a new study says. • Stylists share some practical tips for salvaging dry winter hair. (Treat it like cashmere.) Continue reading the main story • An easy fish chowder still carries the spirit of the sea […]

Florida, Special Counsel, Syria: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview ____ Photo Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times 10. Finally, a vast swath of Patagonia — home to pumas, condors, flamingos and endangered deer species — is getting new protections. Continue reading the main story President Michelle Bachelet of Chile recently announced the creation of a 10-million-acre national park system stretching all the way south to Cape Horn, where the tip of South America splinters into fjords and canals. It’s the brainchild of Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and her husband, Douglas Tompkins, who founded The North Face and Esprit clothing companies. They had paid $345 million — much of their fortune — to buy so much land that some Chileans became worried about national security. Please enjoy the view. ____ Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyThe Evening Briefing by EmailGet a nightly rundown of the day’s top stories, delivered to your inbox every Monday through Friday.Thank you for subscribing.An error has occurred. Please try again later.You are already subscribed to this email.View all New York Times newsletters […]

Florida, Syria, Fox News: Your Tuesday Briefing

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Asia and Australia Edition: Russia, Iran, Winter Olympics: Your Tuesday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Sarianto/Associated Press • Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted, shooting columns of ash more than three miles high. The volcanic advisory center in Darwin, Australia, issued a “red notice” to airlines. […]

How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online

SubscribeLog In SubscribeLog InAdvertisementPoliticsHow Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives OnlineImageAbout a dozen people protested against what they called the threat of radical Islam at the Islamic Da’Wah Center in Houston in May 2016. They were met by a much larger crowd of counterprotesters. […]

For Parents of Shooting Victims, a Support Network That Keeps Growing

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In Wake of Florida Massacre, Gun Control Advocates Look to Connecticut

There is no doubt that there are limits to state and local gun laws. Cities like Chicago and Baltimore, with rigorous gun laws, also have two of the highest murder rates in the country. The black market for illegal guns has thrived in those cities, with gang members and criminals turning to the streets to get firearms.And the drop in fatal shootings in Connecticut has occurred in the context of a broad, long-term decline in violent crime across the country. Citing F.B.I. statistics, the Pew Research Center reports that violent crime fell 48 percent from 1993 to 2016.Gun-rights groups say the problem is not the guns, but the individuals using them. They argue that laws alone are no panacea, and that social issues like mental illness and unemployment must be addressed to help curb gun violence. Some gun advocates have also called for more training and security for those who legally and responsibly maintain guns.Still, with little appetite in Congress to take on gun control, the debate is playing out at the state level, with Connecticut seen as a model for gun-control advocates.PhotoIn April 2013, Gov. Dannel P. […]