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Ties to the N.R.A. Leave Companies Scrambling for Cover  
Caught in an angry social media storm, a number of marketers have ended promotions linked to the N.R.A. But it’s unclear whether boycotts have a lasting impact.  

Tipster’s Warning to F.B.I. on Florida Shooting Suspect: ‘I Know He’s Going to Explode’  
A woman close to Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the massacre, called the F.B.I. suggesting he might be “getting into a school and just shooting the place up.” Others had the same concern.  

What Is Anbang? A Primer on China’s Fallen Deal Maker  
When the company bought the elegant Waldorf Astoria, few had heard of it — but its founder and many board members made the most of impressive connections.  

Hard-Line Supporter of Israel Offers to Pay for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem  
The State Department is reviewing whether the offer by Sheldon Adelson to donate up to an estimated $500 million is legal.  

Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Pleads Guilty in Mueller Inquiry and Will Cooperate  
The plea deal could be a sign that Mr. Gates plans to share incriminating information against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, or other members of the campaign.  

Op-Ed Columnist: The Politics of Sex (Scandals)  
The year the Show Me State saw too much.  

White House Told Kushner’s Security Clearance Will Be Delayed  
The White House was not told what the issues were involving Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser.  

Op-Ed Columnist: Don’t Count Bibi Out — Yet  
There’s a reason Israel’s prime minister has endured.  

France’s New Michelin Guide: More Fraternité Than Égalité  
The gastronomic bible awarded new stars to 57 restaurants, only two of which have women as chefs. A “Me Too” moment pricks French kitchen culture.  

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’  
Colleges should stop trivializing the transmission of knowledge.  

Op-Ed Contributor: Australia’s Gun Laws Are Not a Model for America  
Australians are scared of guns. Americans love them.  

Anbang Takeover Sends Blunt Message: China Wants to Fix Its Debt Problem  
The Chinese government’s move to tame an ambitious global deal maker reflects an official willingness to finally curb the country’s addiction to borrowing.  

The Charges in the Mueller Investigation  
Since Robert S. Mueller III was appointed as special counsel, he has issued more than 100 criminal counts against 19 people and three companies.  

‘The Hapsburg Group’: Mueller Says Manafort Secretly Paid European Leaders  
A federal indictment says that a former Trump campaign chairman wired 2 million euros to former European politicians.  

Why ‘Real Women Have Curves’ Never Got Its ‘Lady Bird’ Moment  
“Lady Bird” shares many similarities with “Real Women Have Curves.” But there are more systemic barriers to blame for the film’s dismissal by Oscar voters.  

Opinion: Black Hair’s Blockbuster Moment  
The sublime uprightness of black hair in its natural state has returned as a symbol of political consciousness.  

Facebook and Google Struggle to Squelch ‘Crisis Actor’ Posts  
The tech companies vowed this week to stamp out conspiracy videos and misinformation on the Parkland, Fla., shooting. So far, they are falling short.  

Defying N.R.A., Florida Lawmakers Back Raising Age Limits on Assault Rifles  
The state’s governor and Republican leaders proposed on Friday the most significant move toward gun control in Florida in decades.  

Canada’s Curling Is Crumbling! Or Something Like That.  
Here’s the stone cold truth: Canada’s men’s and women’s teams both ended up without an Olympic medal, an unthinkable development for a nation so dominant in the sport.  

Still Glad You Voted Trump? At CPAC, Conservatives Had an Answer  
Conservatives try to look past President Trump’s flaws and see only his policies.  

Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.  
Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it would sell a “lower-cost” alternative to Syprine, an old drug that costs more than $21,000. But the new generic version costs nearly as much.  

West Virginia Teachers Strike Over Salaries Will Continue Monday  
Public schools across the state were closed Thursday and Friday as teachers protested their low salaries, which are 48th in the nation, and the high costs of health care.  

Editorial: Trump’s Chance to Do Right by Transgender Troops  
The president should seize the opportunity proposed by his defense secretary to reverse the cruel ban he unveiled on Twitter last summer.  

As Economy Grows, Federal Reserve Frets Next Downturn  
The Fed’s biannual policy report to Congress made little mention of the stock market’s fluctuations, but it affirmed plans to raise interest rates.  

Rick Gates, Florida, Justin Trudeau: Your Friday Evening Briefing  
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.  

Donald Trump Jr. Retreats From Foreign Policy on India Trip  
A speech in New Delhi was to focus on “Indo-Pacific” ties. After criticism about mixing profit and policy, it became a chat about business and family.  

Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week  
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.  

Trump Condemns Florida Officer Who Didn’t Act; Sticks by Plan to Arm Teachers  
“When it came time to get in there and do something, he didn’t have the courage, or something happened, but he certainly did a poor job,” President Trump said of the officer in Parkland.  

Op-Ed Contributors: Billy Graham, Cold Warrior for God  
The American evangelical preached and prayed to secure Europe as a stronghold for American-style democracy, capitalism and Christianity.  

Ex-Dolphin Jonathan Martin Is Detained After Social Media Post Shuts School  
An Instagram post by Martin, the N.F.L. player at the center of a bullying scandal in 2013, led officials at the school he attended in Los Angeles to close for the day.  

South Korea’s Next Generation of Speed  
“Are you next?” reads a placard in a glass display case in Seoul’s Gwacheon ice rink, where the next generation of Korean speedskaters take the ice each day — all dreaming of bringing home a medal in the country’s most popular winter sport.  

Can a Canadian Carry Off Bollywood Style? Justin Trudeau Finds Out.  
The Canadian prime minister wore traditional garb throughout a visit to India, inspiring debate over whether he was appropriating or respecting local culture.  

Surfacing: At the ‘Hairdresser’s Fashion Week,’ Celebrating Black Beauty  
Meet the people who gather for the extravaganza known as the Bronner Bros. show in Atlanta.  

Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Republican. I Appreciate Assault Weapons. And I Support a Ban.  
I’m a congressman who was in the Army. I know how lethal these weapons are because I used them in combat.  

Olympic Golds Online, if Not in Competition  
Most of the moments from the 2018 Winter Games that have gone viral online had little to do with athletic achievement.  

Trump on His Hair: ‘I Try Like Hell to Hide That Bald Spot, Folks’  
It’s not always easy to hide thinning hair, especially when your hair is as famous as the president’s.  

Op-Ed Contributor: Protecting America’s Last Great Animal Migrations  
Long and vital journeys by elk, mule deer and antelope are being choked off by fences, roads, housing and energy development.  

What to Cook: What to Cook This Weekend  
Samin Nosrat has a fabulous new recipe for a soufflazy — a soufflé for the lazy — or take the time to bake.  

Russia, the Olympics’ Awkward Guest  
Despite the country being barred from the Winter Games, Russian athletes and fans showed up and had a good time.  

Frugal Traveler: Xian Offers Terracotta Warriors, Stunning Food and Plenty of Bargains  
One of the oldest cities in China proved to be one of the less expensive trips our columnist has taken in the past year.  

Essay: Stanley Bing’s Real Identity Was a Closely Guarded Secret. Until It Wasn’t.  
Gil Schwartz on his double life as a mole in the corporate world.  

Lowest Ever Black Jobless Rate Is Still Twice That of Whites  
The unemployment rate for black workers hit its lowest point on record recently. But even a strong labor market has limits in spreading opportunity widely.  

Sports of The Times: Enough. Give Russia Its Flag Back, Then Make Real Changes.  
The debate over whether Russia gets its flag for the closing ceremony is delaying talk about a more substantive issue: Russian athletes are still doping.  

Album: Yemenis in New York, in the Shadow of a Travel Ban  
Liz Sanders photographed young arrivals from Yemen, navigating a new country, a culture gap and a lot of survivor guilt.  

How to Save Money and Energy Heating Your Apartment  
We’ve compiled free, low-cost, reversible and take-it-with-you changes renters can make in their homes to save on their heating bills.  

The Myth of the Hacker-Proof Voting Machine  
Election officials have insisted that machines can’t be remotely compromised because they’re not “connected to the internet.” But security experts point out crucial ways in which they are.  

How to Manage Stress Like an Olympic Biathlete  
The pressure of an intense physical race combined with methodical target shooting gives biathletes a unique perspective on coping with stress.  

Trilobites: He Took a Picture of a Supernova While Setting Up His New Camera  
Astronomers rarely see the beginnings of these explosions, but an Argentine amateur’s lucky picture helped them study the start of a massive star’s violent death.  

Programmed for Kids, This Film Festival Has Adults Lining Up, Too  
The New York International Children’s Film Festival, which runs through March 18, offers 15 features, nine shorts programs and virtual reality.  

Personal Journeys: In France, Our Dog Has His Day  
Hotels, shops, bars, restaurants — dogs are welcomed warmly just about everywhere. For Pip (a.k.a. Pierre), the prancing was never better.  

Phys Ed: How Exercise May Help the Memory Grow Stronger  
Stress weakens the brain’s ability to learn and retain information, but exercise may counteract those effects by bolstering communication between brain cells.  

What Is Curling? Power Plays, Scoring, Rocks and Hammers  
Every four years, the sport becomes a source of curiosity — and something of an addictive force — for spectators across the globe.  

The Checkup: What Helps a New Driver? More Driving  
The best solution for inexperience is to have teenagers practice more, under varied conditions, an expert says.  

Adolescence: How to Talk With Teenagers About Vaping  
It’s often useful for parents to articulate high expectations in one breath and acknowledge the limits of their power in the next.  

The Cycle: Sex Hurts. Help!  
Navigating a sensitive, and critical, topic.  


Ties to the N.R.A. Leave Companies Scrambling for Cover  
Caught in an angry social media storm, a number of marketers have ended promotions linked to the N.R.A. But it’s unclear whether boycotts have a lasting impact.  

Tipster’s Warning to F.B.I. on Florida Shooting Suspect: ‘I Know He’s Going to Explode’  
A woman close to Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the massacre, called the F.B.I. suggesting he might be “getting into a school and just shooting the place up.” Others had the same concern.  

What Is Anbang? A Primer on China’s Fallen Deal Maker  
When the company bought the elegant Waldorf Astoria, few had heard of it — but its founder and many board members made the most of impressive connections.  

Hard-Line Supporter of Israel Offers to Pay for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem  
The State Department is reviewing whether the offer by Sheldon Adelson to donate up to an estimated $500 million is legal.  

Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Pleads Guilty in Mueller Inquiry and Will Cooperate  
The plea deal could be a sign that Mr. Gates plans to share incriminating information against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, or other members of the campaign.  

Op-Ed Columnist: The Politics of Sex (Scandals)  
The year the Show Me State saw too much.  

White House Told Kushner’s Security Clearance Will Be Delayed  
The White House was not told what the issues were involving Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser.  

Op-Ed Columnist: Don’t Count Bibi Out — Yet  
There’s a reason Israel’s prime minister has endured.  

France’s New Michelin Guide: More Fraternité Than Égalité  
The gastronomic bible awarded new stars to 57 restaurants, only two of which have women as chefs. A “Me Too” moment pricks French kitchen culture.  

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’  
Colleges should stop trivializing the transmission of knowledge.  

Op-Ed Contributor: Australia’s Gun Laws Are Not a Model for America  
Australians are scared of guns. Americans love them.  

Anbang Takeover Sends Blunt Message: China Wants to Fix Its Debt Problem  
The Chinese government’s move to tame an ambitious global deal maker reflects an official willingness to finally curb the country’s addiction to borrowing.  

The Charges in the Mueller Investigation  
Since Robert S. Mueller III was appointed as special counsel, he has issued more than 100 criminal counts against 19 people and three companies.  

‘The Hapsburg Group’: Mueller Says Manafort Secretly Paid European Leaders  
A federal indictment says that a former Trump campaign chairman wired 2 million euros to former European politicians.  

Why ‘Real Women Have Curves’ Never Got Its ‘Lady Bird’ Moment  
“Lady Bird” shares many similarities with “Real Women Have Curves.” But there are more systemic barriers to blame for the film’s dismissal by Oscar voters.  

Opinion: Black Hair’s Blockbuster Moment  
The sublime uprightness of black hair in its natural state has returned as a symbol of political consciousness.  

Facebook and Google Struggle to Squelch ‘Crisis Actor’ Posts  
The tech companies vowed this week to stamp out conspiracy videos and misinformation on the Parkland, Fla., shooting. So far, they are falling short.  

Defying N.R.A., Florida Lawmakers Back Raising Age Limits on Assault Rifles  
The state’s governor and Republican leaders proposed on Friday the most significant move toward gun control in Florida in decades.  

Canada’s Curling Is Crumbling! Or Something Like That.  
Here’s the stone cold truth: Canada’s men’s and women’s teams both ended up without an Olympic medal, an unthinkable development for a nation so dominant in the sport.  

Still Glad You Voted Trump? At CPAC, Conservatives Had an Answer  
Conservatives try to look past President Trump’s flaws and see only his policies.  

Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.  
Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it would sell a “lower-cost” alternative to Syprine, an old drug that costs more than $21,000. But the new generic version costs nearly as much.  

West Virginia Teachers Strike Over Salaries Will Continue Monday  
Public schools across the state were closed Thursday and Friday as teachers protested their low salaries, which are 48th in the nation, and the high costs of health care.  

Editorial: Trump’s Chance to Do Right by Transgender Troops  
The president should seize the opportunity proposed by his defense secretary to reverse the cruel ban he unveiled on Twitter last summer.  

As Economy Grows, Federal Reserve Frets Next Downturn  
The Fed’s biannual policy report to Congress made little mention of the stock market’s fluctuations, but it affirmed plans to raise interest rates.  

Rick Gates, Florida, Justin Trudeau: Your Friday Evening Briefing  
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.  

Donald Trump Jr. Retreats From Foreign Policy on India Trip  
A speech in New Delhi was to focus on “Indo-Pacific” ties. After criticism about mixing profit and policy, it became a chat about business and family.  

Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week  
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.  

Trump Condemns Florida Officer Who Didn’t Act; Sticks by Plan to Arm Teachers  
“When it came time to get in there and do something, he didn’t have the courage, or something happened, but he certainly did a poor job,” President Trump said of the officer in Parkland.  

Op-Ed Contributors: Billy Graham, Cold Warrior for God  
The American evangelical preached and prayed to secure Europe as a stronghold for American-style democracy, capitalism and Christianity.  

Ex-Dolphin Jonathan Martin Is Detained After Social Media Post Shuts School  
An Instagram post by Martin, the N.F.L. player at the center of a bullying scandal in 2013, led officials at the school he attended in Los Angeles to close for the day.  

South Korea’s Next Generation of Speed  
“Are you next?” reads a placard in a glass display case in Seoul’s Gwacheon ice rink, where the next generation of Korean speedskaters take the ice each day — all dreaming of bringing home a medal in the country’s most popular winter sport.  

Can a Canadian Carry Off Bollywood Style? Justin Trudeau Finds Out.  
The Canadian prime minister wore traditional garb throughout a visit to India, inspiring debate over whether he was appropriating or respecting local culture.  

Surfacing: At the ‘Hairdresser’s Fashion Week,’ Celebrating Black Beauty  
Meet the people who gather for the extravaganza known as the Bronner Bros. show in Atlanta.  

Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Republican. I Appreciate Assault Weapons. And I Support a Ban.  
I’m a congressman who was in the Army. I know how lethal these weapons are because I used them in combat.  

Olympic Golds Online, if Not in Competition  
Most of the moments from the 2018 Winter Games that have gone viral online had little to do with athletic achievement.  

Trump on His Hair: ‘I Try Like Hell to Hide That Bald Spot, Folks’  
It’s not always easy to hide thinning hair, especially when your hair is as famous as the president’s.  

Op-Ed Contributor: Protecting America’s Last Great Animal Migrations  
Long and vital journeys by elk, mule deer and antelope are being choked off by fences, roads, housing and energy development.  

What to Cook: What to Cook This Weekend  
Samin Nosrat has a fabulous new recipe for a soufflazy — a soufflé for the lazy — or take the time to bake.  

Russia, the Olympics’ Awkward Guest  
Despite the country being barred from the Winter Games, Russian athletes and fans showed up and had a good time.  

Frugal Traveler: Xian Offers Terracotta Warriors, Stunning Food and Plenty of Bargains  
One of the oldest cities in China proved to be one of the less expensive trips our columnist has taken in the past year.  

Essay: Stanley Bing’s Real Identity Was a Closely Guarded Secret. Until It Wasn’t.  
Gil Schwartz on his double life as a mole in the corporate world.  

Lowest Ever Black Jobless Rate Is Still Twice That of Whites  
The unemployment rate for black workers hit its lowest point on record recently. But even a strong labor market has limits in spreading opportunity widely.  

Sports of The Times: Enough. Give Russia Its Flag Back, Then Make Real Changes.  
The debate over whether Russia gets its flag for the closing ceremony is delaying talk about a more substantive issue: Russian athletes are still doping.  

Album: Yemenis in New York, in the Shadow of a Travel Ban  
Liz Sanders photographed young arrivals from Yemen, navigating a new country, a culture gap and a lot of survivor guilt.  

How to Save Money and Energy Heating Your Apartment  
We’ve compiled free, low-cost, reversible and take-it-with-you changes renters can make in their homes to save on their heating bills.  

The Myth of the Hacker-Proof Voting Machine  
Election officials have insisted that machines can’t be remotely compromised because they’re not “connected to the internet.” But security experts point out crucial ways in which they are.  

How to Manage Stress Like an Olympic Biathlete  
The pressure of an intense physical race combined with methodical target shooting gives biathletes a unique perspective on coping with stress.  

Trilobites: He Took a Picture of a Supernova While Setting Up His New Camera  
Astronomers rarely see the beginnings of these explosions, but an Argentine amateur’s lucky picture helped them study the start of a massive star’s violent death.  

Programmed for Kids, This Film Festival Has Adults Lining Up, Too  
The New York International Children’s Film Festival, which runs through March 18, offers 15 features, nine shorts programs and virtual reality.  

Personal Journeys: In France, Our Dog Has His Day  
Hotels, shops, bars, restaurants — dogs are welcomed warmly just about everywhere. For Pip (a.k.a. Pierre), the prancing was never better.  

Phys Ed: How Exercise May Help the Memory Grow Stronger  
Stress weakens the brain’s ability to learn and retain information, but exercise may counteract those effects by bolstering communication between brain cells.  

What Is Curling? Power Plays, Scoring, Rocks and Hammers  
Every four years, the sport becomes a source of curiosity — and something of an addictive force — for spectators across the globe.  

The Checkup: What Helps a New Driver? More Driving  
The best solution for inexperience is to have teenagers practice more, under varied conditions, an expert says.  

Adolescence: How to Talk With Teenagers About Vaping  
It’s often useful for parents to articulate high expectations in one breath and acknowledge the limits of their power in the next.  

The Cycle: Sex Hurts. Help!  
Navigating a sensitive, and critical, topic.  

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