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New York City May Crack Down on Grubhub and Other Food Delivery Apps

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For almost a year, the City Council has warned major food delivery apps like Grubhub and Uber Eats that their business practices were hurting local restaurants in New York, and that legislation to regulate the industry might be in order. Restaurants were being charged commissions ranging from 15 to 30......
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Leon Rose to Take Over as Knicks President Soon

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Marc Stein Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. Leon Rose, a prominent player agent, will take over as the Knicks’ team president on Sunday, according to two people familiar with the timetable. Rose verbally agreed to take the job in early......
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‘Democracy Is in Play’: What to Know About Protests in the Dominican Republic

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here By the time the Dominican Republic’s leaders realized that something was wrong with the voting machines, people had been casting ballots for hours. In response, the government took the unprecedented step of suspending the nationwide municipal elections on......
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Brazilian Who Visited Italy Is First Coronavirus Patient in Latin America

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here RIO DE JANEIRO — A 61-year-old man from São Paulo who returned recently from a business trip to Italy has tested positive for the coronavirus, Brazilian health officials said on Wednesday, confirming the first known case in Latin......
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Congress Is Expected to Pass Anti-Lynching Bill After 120 Years of Failure

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Since at least 1900, members of the House and Senate have tried to pass a law making lynching a federal crime. To date, they have not succeeded. The bills were consistently blocked, shelved or ignored, and the passage of time has rendered anti-lynching legislation increasingly symbolic. Now, a measure to......
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Down on the Farm That Harvests Metal From Plants

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Proponents of phytomining see the greatest potential in Indonesia and the Philippines, two of the world’s biggest nickel ore producers, where hundreds of mines shovel topsoil into smelters. The two countries likely harbor many nickel-hyper-accumulating plants, but research has been scant. Hyper-accumulators don’t just tolerate metals; their roots crave them.......
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Trump Hits Media on Coronavirus as He Prepares an Evening News Conference

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WASHINGTON — President Trump blamed the media on Wednesday for “doing everything possible” to make the coronavirus “look as bad as possible,” even as he said his administration was “doing a great job” with a virus that the Centers for Disease Control said would inevitably hit American shores. Mr. Trump......
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Coping With Kobe Grief: ‘There’s No Giving Advice on This’

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Marc Stein Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. After the crash of a small plane killed the Yankees’ captain Thurman Munson on Aug. 2, 1979, his team played a home game the next day. The Yankees played on three consecutive days......
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‘Like a Scream of Resistance’: Rio’s Carnival in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Surfacing Turbocharged creativity and passion were on display in the streets of Rio de Janeiro this month. Rio de Janeiro’s world-renowned Carnival has always had streaks of irreverence and political satire. But with the ascendancy of President Jair......
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Zion Williamson’s Time Is Now

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Scott Cacciola LOS ANGELES — As a first-year guard with the Philadelphia 76ers a decade ago, Jrue Holiday was just hoping for playing time. But he can still remember the excitement he felt before his first games against luminaries like Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal, whom Holiday found......
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Modi Urges Calm as New Delhi Violence Rages for 3rd Day

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here NEW DELHI — The death toll from religiously driven violence that has convulsed India’s capital rose to at least 22 people on Wednesday, according to hospital officials. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who just finished hosting President Trump, urged......
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Israel’s ‘Zombie’ Voters Stagger to a Third Election, but Figure on a Fourth

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here JERUSALEM — Shame. Disgust. And not a little despair. Heading to the polls for a third time in less than a year is bringing out strong emotions in Israeli voters. “Everybody is laughing at us,” said Ange Galula,......

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