Rudy Giuliani’s Rowdy 9/11 Speech Leaves Late-Night Hosts Reeling

AdvertisementSupported byBest of Late Night‘I’m not saying Rudy was drunk, but that’s usually when guys from Brooklyn start to imitate the queen of England,’ Seth Meyers said.By Giovanni RussonelloWelcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. Here …

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Bitcoin Cosplay Is Getting Real

AdvertisementSupported byBinyamin AppelbaumBy Binyamin AppelbaumMr. Appelbaum is a member of the editorial board.It’s been a good month for Bitcoin believers. The currency of the future — or is it the future of currency? — became legal tender in El Salvador.Some might dismiss as a publicity stunt the embrace of a digital currency by a country …

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Can You Get Too Much Protein?

AdvertisementSupported byBy Roni Caryn RabinProtein has achieved a venerated status in the dietary world for everything from building muscle to preventing weight gain. But can you get too much of a good thing?Protein powders that come in chocolate, strawberry, and cookies and cream flavors are doled out by the scoopful and mixed into smoothies, making …

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Poverty in the U.S. Declined Thanks to Government Aid, Census Report Shows

AdvertisementPoverty rate acounting forgovernment aid programs20%(Supplemental poverty measure)161211.4%Official poverty rate9.1%840’70’80’90’00’10’2020%Poverty rate acounting forgovernment aid programs(Supplemental poverty measure)161211.4%Official poverty rate9.1%840’70’80’90’00’10’20Notes: The supplemental poverty measure includes noncash and after-tax government aid; estimates for 2019 and 2020 reflect revised methodology.Sources: Census Bureau; Columbia UniversityBy The New York TimesBy Ben Casselman and Jeanna SmialekThe share of people living in …

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Squaw Valley Resort, Acknowledging ‘Racist and Sexist’ Name, Changes It

AdvertisementSupported byThe resort, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, will now be known as Palisades Tahoe.By Vimal PatelThe historic Squaw Valley ski resort in Lake Tahoe has been renamed Palisades Tahoe because “squaw” is a “racist and sexist slur” whose use is “contrary to our company’s values,” resort officials announced Monday.Following the protests for …

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An Ill-Starred 2020 Census Gets a Cautious Thumbs-Up

AdvertisementSupported byPandemic, hurricanes, fires and politics seemed a recipe for an inaccurate count. But a preliminary check found no clear sign of lapses.By Michael WinesWASHINGTON — The problem-plagued 2020 census won a cautious vote of confidence Monday from experts who said the count appeared accurate enough for its overriding constitutional purpose: reallocating the 435 seats …

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Shooting ‘Scenes From a Marriage’: ‘I Cried Every Day’

AdvertisementSupported byJessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac struggled to divorce themselves from their characters in this HBO remake of the Ingmar Bergman series.By Alexis SoloskiThere were days on the shoot for “Scenes From a Marriage,” a five-episode limited series that premieres Sept. 12 on HBO, when Oscar Isaac resented the crew.The problem wasn’t the crew members …

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George Soros Is Making Changes at His Foundation While He Still Can

The Great ReadThe result is a painful restructuring to focus on the fight against rising authoritarianism around the world.George Soros, in 2018.Credit…Damon Winter/The New York TimesSupported byBy Nicholas KulishThe mass email that went out to Open Society Foundations’ grant recipients in the United States in March began with an upbeat note about “how resistance is …

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How House Democrats Plan to Raise $2.9 Trillion for a Safety Net

AdvertisementSupported byDetails of the legislation show higher taxes for companies and the wealthy, but key elements differ from the Senate and White House proposals.By Emily Cochrane and Alan RappeportWASHINGTON — Top Democrats on Monday released legislation that would raise as much as $2.9 trillion to finance President Biden’s social safety net package through a series of …

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David Simon: The Selfless Art of Michael K. Williams

AdvertisementSupported byGuest EssayBy David SimonMr. Simon is a Baltimore-based author. He co-created “The Wire” and “Treme,” among other shows.The second season of our fledgling HBO drama in Baltimore did not shoot its first frame of film before one key cast member was in the writers’ offices, scripts in hand, showing his disappointment.“Why are we even …

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