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Front Page: The New York Times – March 27, 2023


Israel Boils as Netanyahu Ousts Minister Who Bucked Court Overhaul

A raucous demonstration erupted in Tel Aviv late Sunday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed the defense minister and his government pressed on with a judicial overhaul.

Protests broke out shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired the defense minister, who had called for a halt to efforts to weaken the judiciary.

The Amazon’s Largest Isolated Tribe Is Dying

Members of Brazil’s environmental special forces team during a mission to destroy illegal mining equipment in the Yanomami Indigenous territory.

Illegal mines have fueled a humanitarian crisis for the Yanomami Indigenous group. Brazil’s new president is trying to fight back.

They Left Town as Convicts. Will They Be Buried as Heroes?

As thousands of ex-prisoners fight and die in Ukraine, honoring their memory is becoming a patriotic imperative in Russia. But some committed crimes their old neighbors cannot forget.

Clash Over Natives’ Graves Inflames Hochul’s Relationship With Tribes

After battles with previous governors, New York’s Native American leaders were hopeful for a reset with the new administration. Instead, the tensions have increased.

Front Page: The New York Times – March 26, 2023


An Anxious Asia Arms for a War It Hopes to Prevent

Doubts about both China and the United States are driving an arms race in the Indo-Pacific with echoes of World War II and new levels of risk.

Stolen Valor: The U.S. Volunteers in Ukraine Who Lie, Waste and Bicker

Axel Vilhelmsen trained Ukrainian soldiers last year as part of the Mozart Group, which two former Marines established to help Ukraine. It disbanded after one founder sued the other, alleging theft and harassment.

People who would not be allowed anywhere near the battlefield in a U.S.-led war are active on the Ukrainian front, with ready access to American weapons.

Loss Piles on Loss for Afghan Women

The Taliban’s takeover ended decades of war. But their restrictions, and the economic fallout, threw many women into a new era of diminished hopes.

Steve Cohen’s Amazin’, Maddening, Money-Losing Bid to Own New York

Once a symbol of Wall Street excess, Cohen has invested lavishly in the Mets, becoming the most beloved billionaire in Queens. Is that enough to reverse team history?

Front Page: The New York Times – March 25, 2023


From Rockets to Ball Bearings, Pentagon Struggles to Feed War Machine

An Air Force technology expo in Aurora, Colo., this month. Major contractors like Lockheed Martin are looking across the United States to bring on new suppliers for missile programs.

The flow of arms to Ukraine has exposed a worrisome lack of production capacity in the United States that has its roots in the end of the Cold War.

Expelling Rahul Gandhi From Parliament, Modi Allies Thwart a Top Rival

Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Indian National Congress Party, arriving at the New Delhi airport after his court appearance in Surat, India, on Thursday.

The expulsion of Rahul Gandhi is a devastating blow to the once-powerful Indian National Congress party. He and several other politicians are now in jeopardy through India’s legal system.

A Refuge for Russians and Ukrainians, Bali Rethinks Its Open-Door Policy

After multiple accounts of tourists behaving badly, its governor wants Russia and Ukraine to lose access to Indonesia’s visa-on-arrival program.

Conflict in Syria Escalates Following Attack That Killed a U.S. Contractor

U.S. officials said the main air defense system at the coalition base was “not fully operational” at the time of Thursday’s attack, which killed a U.S. contractor and wounded six other Americans.

Front Page: The New York Times – March 24, 2023


Lawmakers Blast TikTok’s C.E.O. for App’s Ties to China, Escalating Tensions

TikTok’s C.E.O., Shou Chew, listening to Representative Kat Cammack’s questions during the hearing on Thursday.

Lawmakers grilled Shou Chew, TikTok’s chief executive, over the app’s ties to its Chinese parent company and its effects on children, as Chinese officials said they opposed a sale of the platform.

Netanyahu Digs In on Court Overhaul, in the Face of Mass Protests

Amid a national crisis over a planned judicial overhaul, Israel’s Parliament approved a bill making it much harder to remove a prime minister from office.

As Dreams of Peace Wither, Nightmares Flourish in Ukraine’s Sleep

A survey asked hundreds of wartime Ukrainians what they dreamed about. Many replied: the war.

How Manhattan Hotels Became Refuges for Thousands of Migrants

The city has spent millions to convert upscale hotels, humble motels and even office buildings into housing for an influx of migrants.

Front Page: The New York Times – March 23, 2023


The Fed, Still Inflation-Focused, Raised Rates Amid Bank Uncertainty

Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates by a quarter-point while they noted that bank turmoil could help slow the economy.

Michael Cohen’s Long Arc From Trump Ally to Chief Antagonist

He once said he would take a bullet for Donald Trump. Now, he’s hoping to help prosecutors put him away.

Geothermal Power, Cheap and Clean, Could Help Run Japan. So Why Doesn’t It?

For decades, new plants have been blocked by powerful local interests, the owners of hot spring resorts, that say the sites threaten a centuries-old tradition.

In a Brother Act With Putin, Xi Reveals China’s Fear of Containment

Instead of focusing on a solution to the war in Ukraine, the Chinese leader’s visit to Moscow reinforced China and Russia’s shared opposition to American dominance.

Front Page: The New York Times – March 22, 2023


Xi and Putin Bind China and Russia’s Economies Further, Despite War in Ukraine

A photo released by Russian state media on Tuesday shows President Xi Jinping of China and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow.

On the second day of the Chinese leader’s state visit in Moscow, Xi Jinping and Vladimir V. Putin declared an enduring economic partnership, in an effort to insulate their countries from punitive Western measures.

A Big Question for the Fed: What Went Wrong With Bank Oversight?

As the Federal Reserve reviews the failure of Silicon Valley Bank, and Congress prepares for hearings, bank oversight is getting a closer look.

Ferraris and Hungry Children: Venezuela’s Socialist Vision in Shambles

After years of extreme scarcity, some Venezuelans lead lives of luxury as others scrape by. The nation of grinding hardship has increasingly become one of haves and have-nots.

Video Shows Virginia Man’s Death in Custody

Irvo Otieno’s death was a devastating ending to a journey that began when his family immigrated from Kenya when he was a young boy, “compelled by the American dream.”

Front Page: The New York Times – March 21, 2023


Putin and Xi Celebrate Ties Unbroken by Russia’s War in Ukraine

A photograph released by Russian state media showing China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, and President Vladimir V. Putin at the Kremlin on Monday.

President Vladimir V. Putin welcomed Xi Jinping, China’s top leader, to Russia, briefly noting Beijing’s peace plan for Ukraine but stressing Moscow and Beijing’s enduring partnership.

World Has Less Than a Decade to Stop Catastrophic Warming, U.N. Panel Says

Hoesung Lee, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, speaking at the global climate talks on Nov. 6 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

A new report says it is still possible to hold global warming to relatively safe levels, but doing so will require global cooperation, billions of dollars and big changes.

Prosecutor in Trump Case Wades Into Treacherous Political Waters

Alvin L. Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney, appears poised to indict former President Donald J. Trump, and the political firestorm has already begun.

A Different Kind of Pipeline Project Scrambles Midwest Politics

Plans that would bury carbon underground rather than release it in the air have stoked debate over climate and property rights, creating unlikely alliances and stirring memories of fierce battles over oil.

Front Page: The New York Times – March 20, 2023


Before Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, the Fed Spotted Big Problems

The bank was using an incorrect model as it assessed its own risks amid rising interest rates, and spent much of 2022 under a supervisory review.

Lab Leak or Not? How Politics Shaped the Battle Over Covid’s Origin

The Wuhan Institute of Virology is known for its advanced research on bat coronaviruses.

A lab leak was once dismissed by many as a conspiracy theory. But the idea is gaining traction, even as evidence builds that the virus emerged from a market.

The Children of the Iraq War Have Grown Up, but Some Wounds Don’t Heal

Twenty years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, a veteran Times correspondent and photographer asked Iraqis about growing up in wartime, and about their hopes now.

Iraq, 20 Years Later: A Changed Washington and a Terrible Toll on America

The White House, Congress, the military and the intelligence agencies see the war as a lesson in failed policymaking, one deeply absorbed if not thoroughly learned.

Front Page: The New York Times – March 19, 2023


20 Years After U.S. Invasion, Iraq Is a Freer Place, but Not a Hopeful One

Kamil Jassim Mohammed, the custodian of the martyrs’ cemetery in Falluja, Iraq. It is hard to find anyone in Iraq who has not lost someone.

Conversations with dozens of Iraqis offer a portrait of a nation that is rich in oil, hobbled by corruption and unable to guarantee its citizens’ safety.

A Sandwich Shop, a Tent City and an American Crisis

Old Station Subs in downtown Phoenix, surrounded by its wrought-iron fence.

As homelessness overwhelms downtown Phoenix, a small business wonders how long it can hang on.

Sandy Hook Families Are Fighting Alex Jones and the Bankruptcy System Itself

As the families seek more than $1.4 billion awarded by courts for Mr. Jones’s lies, a New York Times review shows he is transferring millions of dollars to family and friends, potentially out of reach of creditors.

A Four-Decade Secret: One Man’s Story of Sabotaging Carter’s Re-election

A prominent Texas politician said he unwittingly took part in a 1980 tour of the Middle East with a clandestine agenda.

Front Page: The New York Times – March 18, 2023


Banking Crisis Hangs Over Economy, Rekindling Recession Fear

The Federal Reserve policymakers, pursuing interest rate increases to tame inflation, must now contend with upheaval in the financial system as well.

Borrowing could become tougher, a particular blow to small businesses — and a threat to the recovery’s staying power.

Arrest Warrant From Criminal Court Pierces Putin’s Aura of Impunity

A highly symbolic move by the International Criminal Court, which accused President Vladimir V. Putin of war crimes, carries moral weight.

Mortgages, Wine and Renovations: Silicon Valley Bank’s Deep Tech Ties

Silicon Valley Bank has been deeply interwoven to an unusual degree into the lives and businesses of tech investors, entrepreneurs and executives.

More than many other banks, SVB catered to how risky tech start-ups and their backers do not adhere to normal business practices.

After Police Killing of Walter Scott, a Department Tries to Rebound

The North Charleston Police Department has hired more Black officers, cut down on traffic stops and invited Mr. Scott’s brother to speak to recruits.