White House, Winter Olympics, New York Fashion Week: Your Monday Briefing

The president, who has a story of fortifying organisation indicted of spiteful women, voiced magnetism for those accused, wailing on Saturday that “a small allegation” could hurt a reputation.

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President Trump with Rob Porter final year. On Friday, a boss pronounced of Mr. Porter, “He did a really good pursuit when he was in a White House, and we wish him well.”

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Kim’s sister takes Olympic spotlight

• Kim Yo-jong, a sister of a North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was a speak of a Winter Games over a weekend, though ever vocalization publicly during her revisit to South Korea.

Her sensitively accessible proceed endeared her to some observers (though not to Vice President Mike Pence). Others feared she lulled people into forgetful a North’s rights abuses.

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Kim Yo-jong, a sister of a North Korean leader, with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea during a opening rite of a Winter Olympics.

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Doug Mills/The New York Times

Separately, NBC apologized after one of a analysts done remarks about South Korea’s unpleasant story with Japan that lighted outrage.

Here are today’s results. You can find all of a Olympics coverage here.

Fears of a Mideastexplosion”

• “Across Gaza,” a match writes, “daily life, prolonged a struggle, is unraveling before people’s eyes.”

A deadlock between Hamas, a belligerent Islamist organisation that manners a territory, and Fatah, a physical celebration in a West Bank, has pushed a domain to a margin of collapse.

• The risk of a fight with Israel, that has confirmed a besiege on Gaza for some-more than a decade, has also escalated.

The Daily

Listen to ‘The Daily’: Russia during a Olympics

The nation was criminialized from a Winter Olympics given of a doping scandal, though 169 people are still competing as “Olympic athletes from Russia.”

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Business

The sale of a Weinstein Company has strike a snag. New York’s profession ubiquitous filed a lawsuit Sunday to retard a deal unless it properly compensated Harvey Weinstein’s victims.

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Bonuses now represent a bigger apportionment of payroll budgets than income increases.

Waymo, Google’s self-driving automobile unit, settled a lawsuit it had filed opposite Uber.

Now Waymo faces an even bigger fight: competition from a former engineers.

A news on consumer prices could strew light on a acceleration fears that helped fuel new marketplace turmoil. It’s one of the headlines to watch this week.

U.S. bonds were up on Friday. Here’s a picture of global markets today.

Smarter Living

Tips, both new and old, for a some-more fulfilling life.

Wednesday is Valentine’s Day. Celebrate it during home with these recipes.

Here’s what to do if your iPhone battery goes bad.

Go meatless with creamy polenta and mushrooms baked in soy salsa and butter.

Over a Weekend

A Russian jet crashed shortly after takeoff nearby Moscow, murdering all 71 people on board.

Democrats devise to redact a memo fortifying a F.B.I.’s conduct in a Russia investigation, after President Trump pronounced he wouldn’t declassify it as written.

Two troops officers were shot and killed nearby Columbus, Ohio, while responding to a call involving intensity domestic abuse. A think is in custody.

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Israel clashed with Syrian and Iranian troops army in cross-border strikes that could symbol a dangerous new proviso in Syria’s polite war.

“Fifty Shades Freed” warranted $38.8 million and the tip mark during a North American box office. The extremely some-more family-friendly “Peter Rabbit” was second.

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Performers during a Sambódromo in Rio de Janeiro early today. The city’s annual Carnival festivities strictly run by Wednesday.

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Noteworthy

A defining impulse for black America

A first-person letter in The Times Magazine discusses this week’s recover of “Black Panther,” and what a film means for African-Americans.

“We have, for centuries, sought to possibly find or emanate a betrothed land where we would be comfortable by a rapist horrors of a American existence,” Carvell Wallace writes.

We also spoke with a director, Ryan Coogler, and some of a film’s stars.

In memoriam

Asma Jahangir, a Pakistani activist, gained tellurian commend by fortifying a order of law in a nation where it has faced near-constant threats. She was 66.

Off a runway

New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and a photographer prisoner a demeanour of a crowd.

Our arch conform critic, Vanessa Friedman, reviewed a Alexander Wang and Victoria Beckham shows.

Quotation of a day

“We are dead, though we have breath.”

Zakia Abu Ajwa, 57, who cooks greens routinely fed to donkeys for her grandchildren in Gaza, that a U.N. says is nearby collapse.

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The Times, in other words

Here’s an picture of today’s front page, and links to a Opinion content and crossword puzzles.

Back Story

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens in New York today, an eventuality that bills itself as a world’s biggest dog show. The foe has cultivated a clever following given it non-stop in 1877 during a venue that after became famous as Madison Square Garden.

So where did a “Westminster” come from?

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The dogs had their day during a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2016.

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In a 1870s, a organisation of organisation met frequently during a Westminster Hotel nearby Union Square. They had an unusual affinity for a bar, as good as for dogs, and they motionless to put on a dog show.

The Dog Show, 125 Years of Westminster,” by William Stifel, sum what happened next.

They couldn’t determine on a name for their new club. But finally someone suggested that they name it after their favorite bar. The thought was unanimously selected, we imagine, with a hoisting of a dozen celebration arms.

The uncover is a second-oldest invariably run sporting eventuality in America, after a Kentucky Derby.

The initial uncover had over 1,200 entries, and a judging took several days. (Here’s our 1877 news on a preparations.)

Last year, a show had tighten to 3,000 dogs from all 50 states. Judges reason themselves to dual days.

Here’s our collection of stories on a show. We’ll have live coverage on Tuesday.

Claudio E. Cabrera contributed reporting.

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