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Toilet Paper Shortage Strikes Taiwan Amid Pricing Panic

Toilet Paper Shortage Strikes Taiwan Amid Pricing Panic

A city inspector checked toilet paper supplies on Monday at a store in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to ensure inventory was not being held back.
Comcast Seeks Control of Broadcaster Sky, Countering Murdoch and Disney

Comcast Seeks Control of Broadcaster Sky, Countering Murdoch and Disney

Comcast said on Tuesday that it was making a $31 billion bid for the British satellite broadcaster Sky.
Westport Journal: Success of Irish Trail Shows That Maybe You Can Eat the Scenery

Westport Journal: Success of Irish Trail Shows That Maybe You Can Eat the Scenery

Cyclists this month on the Great Western Greenway, a 26-mile trail laid on the bed of a disused railway in the west of Ireland.

ScienceTake: For Fiddler Crabs, ‘Size Does Matter’

Male fiddler crabs wave an outsized claw to attract females — and the faster, the better, new research shows.
Xi Jinping Thought Explained: A New Ideology for a New Era

Xi Jinping Thought Explained: A New Ideology for a New Era

Xi Jinping, foreground, at the Communist Party Congress in Beijing last fall. Xi Jinping Thought, the Chinese leader’s political philosophy, will soon be enshrined in the Constitution.
A Governor Is Charged With ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ but What Does That Mean?

A Governor Is Charged With ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ but What Does That Mean?

A woman says Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri took a nude photo of her and threatened to publicize the image. He has resisted calls to resign.
Review: ‘An Ordinary Muslim’ Gets Caught Between Cultures and Genres

Review: ‘An Ordinary Muslim’ Gets Caught Between Cultures and Genres

Purva Bedi, left, and Sanjit De Silva play husband and wife in “An Ordinary Muslim.”
Melania Trump Parts Ways With Adviser Amid Backlash Over Inaugural Contract

Melania Trump Parts Ways With Adviser Amid Backlash Over Inaugural Contract

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff in January 2017. Melania Trump has parted ways with Ms. Winston Wolkoff, who had been an adviser to the office of the first lady.
Maddy Wilford, Shot 3 Times in Parkland, Is ‘So Grateful to Be Here’

Maddy Wilford, Shot 3 Times in Parkland, Is ‘So Grateful to Be Here’

Maddy Wilford, who was shot three times at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, with her parents, Missy and David, at a news conference on Monday.
Tempers Flare as Panama Hotel Owners Try to Oust Trump Company

Tempers Flare as Panama Hotel Owners Try to Oust Trump Company

The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, third building from left, in 2011.
Investigators Eye Possible $100 Million Construction Fraud

Investigators Eye Possible $100 Million Construction Fraud

The Lexington Avenue offices of Bloomberg L.P., where investigators have served subpoenas related to an inquiry into fraud within the interior construction industry. Bloomberg may have been swindled
Billy Graham Warned Against Embracing a President. His Son Has Gone Another Way.

Billy Graham Warned Against Embracing a President. His Son Has Gone Another Way.

Construction crews prepared a tent on the campus of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., where the funeral service for the Rev. Billy Graham will be held.
Trump’s Tax Cuts in Hand, Companies Spend More on Themselves Than on Wages

Trump’s Tax Cuts in Hand, Companies Spend More on Themselves Than on Wages

Warren E. Buffett said that his company, Berkshire Hathaway, might consider buying back shares.
Georgia Republicans Vow to Kill Airline Tax-Cut Bill After Delta Ends N.R.A. Discount

Georgia Republicans Vow to Kill Airline Tax-Cut Bill After Delta Ends N.R.A. Discount

A proposed tax cut in Georgia, which would primarily benefit Delta Air Lines, was in jeopardy on Monday after the state’s lieutenant governor vowed to kill the legislation after the company eliminated
George S. Kaufman, Who Revived Astoria Studios, Dies at 89

George S. Kaufman, Who Revived Astoria Studios, Dies at 89

George S. Kaufman displayed drawings of restoration and expansion plans for the Astoria studios in Queens in March 1983.
Vietnam '67: When Walter Cronkite Pronounced the War a ‘Stalemate’

Vietnam '67: When Walter Cronkite Pronounced the War a ‘Stalemate’

When Walter Cronkite assessed the military’s progress in the Vietnam War in 1968, his view departed from the government’s official optimism and influenced public opinion.