2019年11月12日 星期二

Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Arctic Blast, Supreme Court, Disney Plus

Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Good evening. Here’s the latest.

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1. An Arctic blast is sending the U.S. into a deep freeze.

The cold snap is affecting much of the central and eastern parts of the country, with record-low daytime and nighttime temperatures expected through Wednesday. In one day, McAllen, Tex., went from a heat index of 92 degrees to a wind chill of 31.

By the time the air mass moves on, more than 150 daily-temperature records could be broken. Above, Johnstown, Pa.

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2. The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seems ready to side with the Trump administration on ending a program that shields 700,000 young immigrants from deportation.

Hearing oral arguments, only the court’s liberal minority expressed skepticism about the rationales for shuttering the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Above, supporters rallied outside the court on Tuesday.

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In other news, the Supreme Court declined an appeal, allowing families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre to sue Remington Arms Co., the maker of the rifle used in the shooting that killed 20 first graders and six educators.

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3. The impeachment inquiry is heading to TV.

The first day of public hearings begins at 10 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday. The Times will live stream the hearings along with real-time analysis. PBS, C-SPAN3, C-SPAN.org, C-SPAN Radio will also broadcast the hearings live, as will major networks.

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Administration officials are expected to detail in testimony how President Trump and his allies leaned on Ukraine to announce an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democrats. Republicans’ defense strategy boils down to this: The president did it, but his reasons were innocent.

Our TV critic binge-watched President Nixon’s impeachment hearings for a preview — and found a memento of an irretrievable past.

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4. Outcomes from some of our battleground polls upend conventional wisdom.

A few of the surprises: Joe Biden has no special strength with white voters without college degrees; Elizabeth Warren’s problem isn’t the white working class; the president should be able keep pace in a higher-turnout election.

The Times/Siena College surveys also found that the Democrats’ leading candidates have not yet reached a crucial sector: less educated and often younger voters who are not conservative but who disagree with the party’s cultural left.

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5. A Bolivian senator has declared herself president, two days after President Evo Morales resigned amid street protests and pressure from the military.

“I assume the presidency immediately and will do everything necessary to pacify the country,” said Jeanine Añez Chavez, who was next in the line of succession. Ms. Añez said she would lead a transition focused on selecting an honest electoral commission and holding elections as soon as possible.

Mr. Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, where he arrived Tuesday morning, and defiantly vowed to return.

His resignation has provoked international debate about how to characterize the turmoil: Is it an uprising or a coup? Our Interpreter columnist explains.

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6. Hate-crime violence has hit a 16-year high, according to a new F.B.I. report.

While bias-related property crimes were down, physical assaults were up, accounting for 61 percent of the 7,120 incidents classified as hate crimes by law enforcement officials nationwide. Above, a memorial near the Tree of Life Synagogue, in Pittsburgh, where 11 congregants were killed last year.

“There’s a diversifying base of groups that are being targeted,” one expert said. “We’re getting back to more violence,” he said.

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7. SoftBank’s formidable torrent of cash is creating a distinctly modern version of the bait-and-switch.

Through its $100 billion Vision Fund, the Japanese tech giant poured cash into fledgling companies that dangled incentives and other payments to attract armies of workers.

Five months of reporting found that when the start-ups stumbled, they often slashed or reneged on the incentives. Many contractors, including for the delivery service Rappi, above, have been financially and personally devastated.

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8. Disney Plus, the new streaming platform heralded as the future of Disney’s empire, is live.

The service offers nearly 500 films and 7,500 TV episodes, including new shows like the live-action Star Wars series “The Mandalorian” and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” above. (Yep, that’s what it’s called).

We rounded up the 50 best titles, starting with the newest and aiming for variety. As the service continues to build its catalog, our list will change, too.

Launch day had one hitch: Many prospective subscribers were met with an error message.

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9. Markelle Fultz, a former No. 1 draft pick, is steadily returning to form for the Orlando Magic.

After two seasons of pain and a trade from the Philadelphia 76ers, he was eventually diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, which is the compression of blood vessels or nerves between the collarbone and top rib. Now he’s picking up where he left off: Two weeks ago, he was moved to the starting lineup.

“There is an inevitable urge to root for him,” our basketball columnist writes.

And in news from the football field: Colin Kaepernick, who has not played since the 2016 season, plans to work out for N.F.L. clubs on Saturday in Atlanta to allow them to evaluate whether to sign him.

Michael Graydon & Nikole Herriott for The New York Times. Prop Stylist: Amy Elise Wilson.

10. And finally, it’s time to get your turkeys in order. Read on to avoid unnecessary cooking meltdowns.

Our Food columnist Alison Roman demonstrates how, over three days in her very tiny kitchen, she manages to conjure a classic holiday feast. She serves up some controversial opinions (like, don’t make mashed potatoes ahead).

No matter the head count, our Cooking team is here to help with your Thanksgiving. Tell them how many guests are coming, their dietary needs and your culinary dreams, and they’ll come back with recipe ideas and tips in this handy meal planner.

You got this. Happy cooking.

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