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Why I resigned from the Foreign Service after 27 years

<i>David Rank served in the U.S. Foreign Service from 1990 to 2017. The opinions expressed here are his own.</i><p>This month, I resigned from the State Department’s Foreign Service, stepping down as the senior U.S. diplomat in China and ending a 27-year career. I served five presidents — three Republicans …

Foreign Policy

The Tech That Our Security Experts Use to Be Digitally Secure

<i>How do New York Times staff members use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Bill McKinley, executive director of information security, and Runa Sandvik, director of information security, discuss the technology they are using.</i><p><b>What are your biggest concerns about security of The</b> …

Security

Philando Castile Aftermath

It is hard to believe that Ofc. Jeronimo Yanez got away with shooting Philando Castile to death. I am not a lawyer, and I didn’t sit through the …

The outrage over Gal Gadot’s $300,000 paycheck for Wonder Woman, explained

It was sparked by an absurd, inaccurate claim that Henry Cavill made $14 million when he appeared in Man of Steel.<p>Thanks to a poorly sourced news story, the power of Twitter to make something go viral, and the erotic allure of online outrage, an urban legend was born on Tuesday morning: that the …

Gal Gadot

Trump calls Ukraine the thing Ukrainians hate the most

As President Trump greeted his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, on Tuesday at the White House, he made an unfortunate slip. “It's a great honor to be with President Poroshenko of the Ukraine,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, “a place that we've all been very much involved in.”<p>Trump …

Donald Trump

Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map

The Supreme Court will take up a momentous fight over parties manipulating electoral districts to gain partisan advantage in a case that could affect …

Judiciary

All the Ways Apple’s iOS 11 Will Change Your iPhone

After Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference last week, everyone was talking about new hardware. The company introduced its new HomePod speaker, a competitor to Amazon’s Echo, and unveiled a new iMac Pro, along with upgraded iMacs and MacBooks.<p>The company also announced an update to its mobile …

iOS

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.4 Billion

Amazon agreed to buy the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.4 billion, in a deal that will instantly transform the company that pioneered online shopping into a merchant with physical outposts in hundreds of neighborhoods across the country.<p>The acquisition, announced Friday, is a reflection …

Whole Foods

Cash Faces a New Challenger in Zelle, a Mobile Banking Service

The days of cash as king may be a step closer to ending.<p>After six years of laying a foundation, major banks are ready to introduce Zelle, a digital payments network that will allow people to send money instantly through participating banks’ mobile apps.<p>But Zelle faces competition. Since the banks …

Banking

Comey: White House lied about me, FBI

Former FBI director James B. Comey on Thursday used a dramatic appearance before a national audience to sharply criticize the character of the president, accusing Trump of firing him over the Russia investigation and then misleading the public about the reasons for the dismissal.<p>Trump and his team, …

Government

Five takeaways from Comey’s dramatic testimony

Former FBI chief James Comey captivated Washington on Thursday with his account of the actions that led up to his firing by President Trump.<p>The …

Government

Apple Needs to Reinvent Itself. It Just Might Be Doing So.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One of Apple’s greatest strengths is timing. The company that’s hailed for innovation does not often invent things first — it didn’t create the first personal computer, the first digital music player or the first smartphone. Instead, Apple reinvents, slipping in and producing …

Amazon Echo

It's a sign of how badly political norms have degraded that the response to obviously improper conduct is now: "but is it a literal felony?'

Letter: Wonder Woman

On May 26, 2017, the Mayor received this email:<p>I hope every man will boycott Austin and do what he can to diminish Austin and to cause damage to the …

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman: How real-life athletes united to populate the film's badass Amazon nation

<b>For more on the heroine, get Entertainment Weekly’s The Ultimate Guide to Wonder Woman, featuring the cast and creators of the new film and the character’s long history, on sale now. See the cover below.</b><p>As a Dutch supermodel, Victoria’s Secret Angel and trained horsewoman, Doutzen Kroes has had …

Wonder Woman

Wanting Monogamy as 1,946 Men Await My Swipe

Leaving Michael’s apartment one Tuesday morning, I smiled and said, “Have a good class today.” That may not sound like much, but I was trying to leave a hint: I was interested in more than our one-night-a-week thing.<p>Understandably, he didn’t catch on.<p>So a little later, I texted, “Could you send me …

Relationships

Frank Deford, who wrote about sports with panache and insight, dies at 78

Frank Deford, often considered the finest sportswriter of his generation for his detailed psychological profiles of athletes and coaches, who also won acclaim for his novels, his television and radio commentaries and for a heartfelt book about his daughter’s struggle with cystic fibrosis, died May …

Literature

Alamo Drafthouse Responds to Criticism of All-Female Wonder Woman Screenings By Adding More of Them

It’s 2017, and we’re just now finally getting our first major female-led superhero movie of the 21st century with <i>Wonder Woman</i> set to premiere June 2. …

If a nuclear bomb explodes nearby, here's why you should never, ever get in a car

• <b>Nuclear blasts create fallout, which can harm you with large doses of radiation.</b>• <b><br>Cars offer little protection from fallout.</b>• <b><br>A surer way to survive in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion is to go indoors, stay put, and listen to the radio.</b><p>The first thing you'd see if a nuclear bomb exploded nearby is …

North Korea

Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin

Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from …

Russia

Reality Check: What Does, and Doesn’t, Protect Your Smartphone

Once you get a smartphone, what’s the first thing you might want to go along with the device? For many people, it’s probably a case.<p>That’s because carrying a smartphone without a case is like driving a car without bumpers — and no one wants a new gadget to shatter, crack or get dented. Spending on …

Phones

The Revolution Won't Start Until We Talk About Our Salaries

A more equitable economy starts with a little bit of transparency.<p>How much money do you make? According to my income tax forms, I made a little over $30,000 in 2016. I'm a freelance writer, a gig that is unstable and probably unsustainable and silly; I might make more than that this year, or I …

University of Minnesota

Republican candidate charged with assault after 'body-slamming' Guardian reporter

Audio of Greg Gianforte attacking Ben Jacobs corroborated by Fox News journalists in the room, who described candidate ‘slamming him to the ground’<p>The Guardian is committed to holding power to account. Support our independent journalism by making a contribution or becoming a member Montana …

Greg Gianforte

Gorsuch, in Sign of Independence, Is Out of Supreme Court’s Clerical Pool

WASHINGTON — In an early sign of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch’s independence and work ethic, he has decided not to join a labor pool at the Supreme Court in which justices share their law clerks in an effort to streamline decisions about which cases to hear.<p>Justice Gorsuch joined the court last month. …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Decisive Vote to Strike Down Racial Gerrymandering Came From … Clarence Thomas?

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision holding that two congressional districts in North Carolina were racially gerrymandered in …

Judiciary

Bombshell: Initial Thoughts on the Washington Post’s Game-Changing Story

The <i>Washington Post</i> this afternoon published a stunning story reporting that President Trump disclosed highly-classified information to Russian …

World Leaders

These three pictures make a powerful statement about race and power among women

It can be difficult to understand how important representation is — until we are faced with a reversed gaze. <i>O, the Oprah Magazine</i> did just that for a …

Here's how newspapers in 10 key states covered the Comey memo news

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The news that then-FBI Director James Comey had penned a memo in mid-February in which he documented a meeting where President Donald Trump asked him to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia was a blockbuster inside the Beltway.<p>…

Journalism

Robert Mueller, Former F.B.I. Director, Is Named Special Counsel for Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department appointed Robert S. Mueller III, a former F.B.I. director, as special counsel on Wednesday to oversee the investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials, dramatically raising the legal and political stakes in an affair that has …

Robert Mueller