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The political news cycle is fast, and keeping up can be overwhelming. Trying to find differing perspectives worth your time is even harder. That’s why we have scoured the internet for political writing from the right and left that you might not have seen. Has this series exposed you to new ideas? Tell us how. Email us at ourpicks@nytimes.com....
The Government's crackdown on self-employed National Insurance caused such a furore that it scrapped it in a week - but private investors were also hit hard by the Budget. Their plight has been less-widely reported, but research from the Share Centre has suggested that as many as 90,000 investors - many of whom are pensioners who rely on dividend...
Speaking about clean India initiative of the government, the PM says it was no more limited to the government but has become a mass movement. Narendra Modi Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Modi, addressing the nation through his 33rd Mann ki Baat programme on radio today dwelled on a number of issues that have, or are, grabbing the nation’s...
In a blistering op-ed, a former Reagan adviser has compared Donald Trump’s rise to power and the presidency to the designed-to-fail “Springtime for Hitler play created for the Mel Brooks comedy, The Producers. At the same time, he notes that the Trump administration is doing “far, far worse” than he ever expected. In an op-ed essay written for Politico...
Ripples of discontent at New Zealand Golf Club, the ultra-exclusive club situated in Surrey where velvety hotelier Sir Rocco Forte likes to swing his sticks. The course falls within a plot recently earmarked by local authorities for potential development of 1,200 homes. Teed off: Members of the ultra-exclusive club situated in Surrey are less than happy Woking Council say...
For most parents, this scene is probably familiar: Your toddler refuses to get dressed. You've tried everything you can think of: asking nicely, persuasion, bribes, threats. Nothing works. You're running out of ideas. But then, you change strategies. You put her pants on your head, or try to put her socks on your hands. Suddenly, she's in a fit...
Only a small number of vast natural landscapes remain on Earth – wild regions where ecological processes function normally and movements of wildlife remain largely unfettered by the fragmentation of habitats. These few places include the Amazon basin, the boreal forests of Canada, tundra of Siberia, the Sahara Desert, and the Australian Outback. It has become increasingly apparent to...
A memorial stone commemorating Nazi spies sits in storage at the National Park Service in Maryland. The Abwehr was the German intelligence service in the World War II period. (Bonnie Jo Mount / The Washington Post) A team of power company workers were trudging through a seldom-visited thicket in Southwest Washington when they spotted something odd in a...
It won’t arrive in the App Store until next month, but Apple’s already offering up a preview of its new mobile video app. The company is positioning Clips as a halfway mark between iMovie and Memories (the slideshow feature in Camera) in terms of usability, but the Snapchat and Instagram Stories comparisons are going to prove pretty difficult to...
Kim is still getting over the robbery Kim is still getting over the robbery Kim is still getting over the robbery Kim is still getting over the robbery No one expects Kim Kardashian West to just "get over" being robbed at gun point — especially after hearing her account of what went down that fateful...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone turns 20 today. Here’s author JK Rowling speaking in 1997 about the first book and her plans for the series #HarryPotter20. (via BBC Archive)

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Riding a magic carpet, tightrope walking and swimming with tropical fish... meet the Russian granny using camera tricks to bring her dreams to life. 👵✨

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Sun, sea and shark? An 8ft long blue shark scares swimmers on a beach in Magaluf... bbc.in/2s9A8Zk

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