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Friday, Nov 30

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How Gregg Bishop, Small Business Expert, Spends His Sundays

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The commissioner of the N.Y.C. Department of Small Business Services eats local, goes to his regular barber and attends church in an old auto repair shop.

Finally, New York Has a Cocktail Library

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Greg Boehm, who owns some 3,000 vintage books on mixology and drinking culture, has made his collection of rare recipes public. Here he discusses the evolution of cocktail culture in the city, which he describes as “a tricky place right…

This Store Lets Holiday Shoppers Buy Gifts for Refugees

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Choose Love, a New York pop-up store, sells necessities like sleeping bags and diapers that will be sent to displaced people around the world.

‘The Goal Is to Change Hearts, Not to Change Cultures’: Missionaries on the Death of John Allen Chau

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The death of an American missionary this month has led to an internal reckoning among many of his fellow missionaries.

At Stake When Xi and Trump Meet: The Possibility of a New Cold War

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President Trump’s encounter with President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires will be the biggest test yet of whether Mr. Trump’s cultivation of the Chinese leader can overcome their differences.

Climate Change Insurance: Buy Land Somewhere Else

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In case global warming makes their homes uninhabitable, some millennials have a Plan B: investing in places like the Catskills, Oregon and Vermont.

A British Christmas: Some Translation Required

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Ruth Reichl retrieves memories of her own childhood as she reviews Nina Stibbe’s guide to making it through the holidays, “An Almost Perfect Christmas.”

Lasting Rancor Over Voting Issues Puts a Spotlight on a Georgia Runoff

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As part of a national effort to roll back what they see as Republican voter suppression tactics, Democrats hope to flip the secretary of state post, which oversees Georgia’s elections.

Big, Beautiful Books to Catch the Eye of Every Child

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A kid-friendly guide to great art from David Hockney, an illustrated update of “The Jungle Book,” a travel book for fearless young explorers and more.

Why New York Lags So Far Behind on Natural Childbirth

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Texas has 70 free-standing birthing centers; New York has three. In the city, where Mount Sinai West’s birthing center will soon close, money is one big factor.

Drawn to Tesla’s Bright Prospects, Many Black Workers Say They Found Racism

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African-American workers have reported threats, humiliation and barriers to promotion at the plant. The automaker says there is no pattern of bias.

The One-Hit Author Whose One Hit Had 12 Volumes

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Hilary Spurling’s “Anthony Powell” relates the life of an author who is overlooked except for one major work, the multivolume “A Dance to the Music of Time.”

‘It’s Premature’: Incoming Judiciary Chairman Warns Against Rush to Impeach

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Representative Jerrold Nadler, under heavy pressure from Democrats, has already begun drawing up ambitious plans for how to use his power — and for now the only “I” word they include is immigration.

Three Volumes of Nature Photography Take Us Back to Earth’s Innocent Roots

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“Battlefields,” by Yan Morvan, “Bears Ears,” by Stephen E. Strom, and Peter and Beverly Pickford’s “Wild Land” transport readers, through stunning images, to the farthest corners of our planet.

Rock-Your-World Moments Fill New Music Memoirs From Tina Turner and a Disillusioned Hit Maker

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Both Turner’s “My Story,” a sequel to 1986’s “I, Tina,” and “Anything for a Hit,” from the music scout Dorothy Carvello, expose the sleazy power dynamics of the rock ’n’ roll business.

Border Drug Cases Hit 20-Year Low as Prosecutors Focused on Migrants

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The decline, most severe in California and Arizona, reversed after the Trump administration dispatched more lawyers to the border.

Ferrari’s Strong Car, Drivers and Tire Strategy Bring a Familiar Result

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The team was supposed to pose a strong challenge to Mercedes, but a series of mistakes made it runner-up again.

6 Takeaways From the Times’s Investigation Into T.M. Landry

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Based on interviews with 46 people, including parents, former and current students and more, and examinations of legal and school records, The Times found the school abused students and doctored college applications.

Midseason Burst Propels Lewis Hamilton, and Mercedes, to the Titles

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The season began with a lot of back and forth with Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, then Hamilton just pulled away after the British Grand Prix.

Of Demogorgons and Purple Worms — a Visual History of Dungeons & Dragons

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In a new book about the history of the famous role-playing game, a group of authors present hundreds of visual artifacts.

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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Says Trump Seems to Be ‘Running Out of Friends’

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On Thursday, Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about President Trump’s business dealings. Jimmy Fallon and other hosts celebrated the news.

Did You Know Dieter Rams Designed a Handbag?

The godfather of modern consumer design is best known for his coffee pots, razors and radios. Now an early foray into fashion is also coming to market.

Prison Romances, Standing the Test of (Hard) Time and Cameras

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“Love After Lockup,” a hit show on WE TV, is part of a trend toward kinder, gentler prison shows, with sympathetic cons and lovestruck civilians.

Learning With: ‘Are Civics Lessons a Constitutional Right? These Students Are Suing for Them’

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Have you been taught civics in school? Do you feel like you are prepared to be an informed, active and powerful citizen in our democracy?

George R.R. Martin on How ‘Nightflyers’ Made ‘Game of Thrones’ Possible

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The author, whose 1980 novella “Nightflyers” has been adapted into a series by Syfy, discusses the series and his “Game of Thrones” prequel.

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Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality.

T.M. Landry, a school in small-town Louisiana, has garnered national attention for vaulting its underprivileged black students to elite colleges. But the school cut corners and doctored college applications.

Sending Lewd Nudes to Strangers Could Mean a Year in Jail

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The New York City Council has introduced a bill with bipartisan sponsorship aimed at curtailing technology-enabled sexual harassment.

Abuse, Fear and Intimidation: How Viral Videos Masked a Prep School’s Problems

T.M. Landry College Prep, a small private school in Louisiana, boasted about its record of sending black students from working class families to top universities. But there’s more to the story.

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Oklahoma Quarterback Kyler Murray Nears the End of a Two-Sport Career

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He could be the next Aaron Rodgers but wants to be the next Rickey Henderson instead.

A European Goes to Trump’s Washington

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One Thursday, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.