Mayor Calls for Calm as Chicago Awaits Video of Police Fatally Shooting 13-Year-Old

The body camera footage was expected to be released on Thursday.

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Ex-Times Reporter Who Used Racial Slur Publishes a Lengthy Defense

Donald McNeil, who resigned last month after the publication of an article on his conduct during a student trip, writes that he left the paper after “a series of misunderstandings and blunders.”

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As Buildings’ Life Spans Shrink, Developers Try to Adjust

Industry experts are starting to take heed as disruptions from the pandemic and changing technological needs are hastening the demise of commercial real estate developments.

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Modi’s Budget for India Reflects Stark Choices

Health care and infrastructure spending received significant increases, but fears about inflation could hold back efforts to get the economy surging again.

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Vietnam Gives Nguyen Phu Trong a 3rd Term as Communist Chief

Nguyen Phu Trong, 76, was named to a third term in office as party leaders were unable to reach consensus on a successor. The reappointment may have put off a transition to more pragmatic leadership.

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She Called Police Over a Neo-Nazi Threat. But the Neo-Nazis Were Inside the Police.

Death threats linked to police computers and the discovery of far-right chat groups in police departments across Germany have fed concerns about far-right infiltration.

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As France Shifts Right, a Hard-Line Minister Proves Indispensable to Macron

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has become a useful tool for the French president as he responds to growing calls for law and order following a spate of terror attacks.

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FKA twigs Sues Shia LaBeouf, Citing Abusive Relationship

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles by the musician, accuses the actor of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress.

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Lebanon Prime Minister Charged With Negligence in Beirut Blast

An investigating judge named the caretaker prime minister, Hassan Diab, a suspect, a significant step toward holding the top levels of power accountable in the August explosion that killed 200.

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It’s a Lovely Winter in Europe. If You’re Selling Christmas Trees.

Sellers across the continent have reported surging demand, though coronavirus restrictions have complicated supply.

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Macron’s Rightward Tilt in France Sows Wider Alarm

One bill would reach into Muslim life, and another would place new restrictions on filming of police. Critics say they’re part of a drift toward repressive government policies.

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When Only Homegrown Sweet Potatoes Will Do

For many Southerners, a holiday meal isn’t complete without sweet potatoes direct from the grower.

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How to Do Thanksgiving With Less Waste

For environmental advocates, it includes small measures like reusing ingredients, and broader efforts like rethinking our relationship to the holiday.

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Why Protests in Nigeria Are Aimed at SARS, a Notorious Police Unit

Africa’s most populous country and biggest oil producer has been convulsed by protests that started with anger over police brutality and have now broadened, drawing worldwide attention.

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Timeline: A Year That Changed the N.B.A.

From the virus to protests to an outpouring of grief.

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