Day: April 16, 2019

Notre Dame fire: Crews assess the damage and an investigation begins

Notre Dame fire: Crews assess the damage and an investigation begins

April 16, 2019

Chico Harlan Rome bureau chief covering southern Europe and sometimes parts beyond James McAuley Foreign correspondent focusing on French and European politics and culture April 16 at 7:21 PM PARIS — With its iconic cathedral scorched but still standing, France on Tuesday launched an investigation into what triggered the Notre Dame inferno and how a…

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Mick Mulvaney’s Master Class in Destroying a Bureaucracy From Within

Mick Mulvaney’s Master Class in Destroying a Bureaucracy From Within

April 16, 2019

The new agency had the feel of a start-up. Cordray, a Democrat, made an effort to recruit broadly, bringing in financial-industry veterans and former prosecutors, but Warren’s creation inevitably attracted Warren acolytes and veterans of consumer-advocacy groups, many of whom landed in the enforcement division. As the human and financial costs of the subprime-mortgage crash…

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9 Takeaways From the Biggest Reveal of the 2020 Money Race So Far

9 Takeaways From the Biggest Reveal of the 2020 Money Race So Far

April 16, 2019

The Democratic challengers to President Trump raised tens of millions of dollars in the first months of the 2020 presidential campaign, with Senator Bernie Sanders setting the pace for the field, with $18.2 million raised. As always, it is important to remember that winning the money race is not the goal itself but a means…

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Which IPL centurion has never played international cricket?

Which IPL centurion has never played international cricket?

April 16, 2019

Is Chris Gayle the first man to be marooned one short of a hundred in the IPL? asked Bader Ahmed from IndiaChris Gayle, playing for Kings XI Punjab against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali on the weekend, was actually the second batsman to make 99 not out in an IPL innings. The first was Suresh…

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Unaware he had measles, a man traveled from N.Y. to Michigan, infecting 39 people

Unaware he had measles, a man traveled from N.Y. to Michigan, infecting 39 people

April 16, 2019

A woman passes a Brooklyn health clinic where measles shots are being administered after New York City declared a public health emergency. (Sharon Pulwer for The Washington Post) Last month, a traveler raising money for charity in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community drove through the night to Detroit — his next fundraising stop. He felt sick…

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The Saudis and Emiratis Are Destabilizing Another Country

The Saudis and Emiratis Are Destabilizing Another Country

April 16, 2019

Fighters for Libya’s interim government rejoice after a tactical victory back in 2011. Creative Commons    The Washington Post criticizes the role of Haftar’s foreign patrons for encouraging the recent offensive on Tripoli: But days before launching his latest offensive, the self-styled general visited Saudi Arabia, where he was promised millions of dollars in aid…

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The story behind the towering Notre Dame spire and the 30-year-old architect commissioned to rebuild it

The story behind the towering Notre Dame spire and the 30-year-old architect commissioned to rebuild it

April 16, 2019

The statues floated across the sky like ghosts, headless as they hovered above Paris one by one on the morning of April 11. Bearing the likenesses of the 12 apostles and symbols of the four evangelists, they were dislodged from the base of the 90-meter-tall Notre Dame de Paris spire by crane, carefully lowered to…

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Venture Capital Is Putting Its Money Into Astrology

Venture Capital Is Putting Its Money Into Astrology

April 16, 2019

“What’s better than something that is basically a story about you?” Mr. Birnbaum said. But that explanation ignores what many in the astro-verse consider the major turning point for Big Zodiac: The election of Donald Trump. It changed everything, according to Aliza Kelly, the astrologer-in-residence at Sanctuary. (She writes its horoscopes and conducts some of…

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Abu Jayed – swinging his way into the World Cup mix

Abu Jayed – swinging his way into the World Cup mix

April 16, 2019

The bolt from the blue that was being discussed in cricketing circles in Bangladesh ahead of the World Cup squad announcement ended up being Abu Jayed. Taskin Ahmed or, at the very least, Shafiul Islam were expected to get the nod for the reserve pace bowler’s position. But Jayed, not even mentioned by BCB president…

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Notre-Dame Found Structurally Sound After Fire, as Investigation Begins

Notre-Dame Found Structurally Sound After Fire, as Investigation Begins

April 16, 2019

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. • Officials are treating Monday’s fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris as an accident, not a deliberate act, and have begun interviewing workers who had been carrying out the cathedral’s restoration. • After an initial fire alarm sounded at 6:20 p.m. on Monday, checks were…

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