Some of the Supreme Court nominee’s former classmates took issue with Brett M. Kavanaugh’s description of his younger self as a churchgoer and focused student, saying they knew him as a heavy drinker.
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Analysis
The nominee is faced with two unattractive options: withdraw or testify at a second hearing Thursday.
As their daughter and sister has become the country’s most talked-about woman, the Blaseys have strategically avoided the press.
The Blue Mosque and the Galata Tower in Istanbul. (Getty Images)
The Blue Mosque and the Galata Tower in Istanbul. (Getty Images)
Shoppers browse stores at the Eminonu market in Istanbul. (Bloomberg)
Shoppers browse stores at the Eminonu market in Istanbul. (Bloomberg)
People wait at a currency exchange office in Istanbul. (Getty Images)
People wait at a currency exchange office in Istanbul. (Getty Images)
People walk past a high-end shopping mall in Istanbul. (Getty Images)
People walk past a high-end shopping mall in Istanbul. (Getty Images)
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian turn has left him slow to take the measures needed to rein in the country’s runaway economy, putting investors on edge as heavy foreign debts come due.
The Debrief
The president had long accused American leaders of being taken advantage of by foreign counterparts. But on Tuesday, he was the one who suffered the indignity.
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The president’s penchant for allowing underlings to dangle and stew in Washington’s fickle swamp often seems to be a form of psychological cruelty — and also the way he prefers to conduct business, according to advisers and associates.
Even as House leaders seek to refocus attention on the law by making rate cuts permanent for individuals, some are all but conceding that the messaging battle is already lost.
As it tries to crack down on ads for illegal drugs, the company is struggling to keep up with its own algorithms and systems, which serve up personalized drug-related content for people interested in buying substances illicitly.
The figure in the State Department-funded study far surpasses an earlier number issued by the United Nations and points to the horrors of an often-overlooked conflict.
Perspective
The titles on the most-challenged list sell hundreds of thousands of copies every year. How many authors would kill to be “challenged” like that?
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
By the time the sitcom premiered in September 1984, as the world now knows, Bill Cosby had allegedly attacked multiple women — drugging, then assaulting them.
Going Out Guide
Perspective
You might have fond memories of going to a chain restaurant as a kid. It turns out several offer affordable happy hour specials.
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