Donald Trump, Britain, Qualcomm: Your Tuesday Briefing

The end of the House investigation comes as the special counsel, Robert Mueller, expands his own inquiry. He can be pursuing criminal charges against at least four Trump associates.

Separately, a special election in Pennsylvania today has become the latest test of whether Democrats can make inroads in a district that will Donald Trump carried handily. Here’s what to watch for.


Stephanie Clifford, the pornographic film actress known as Stormy Daniels, offered on Monday to return $130,000 she received through President Trump’s personal lawyer for agreeing not to discuss an alleged relationship with Mr. Trump.

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Moscow’s long reach

• Russia has more spies deployed in London than the item did at the height of the Cold War, former British intelligence officials have said.

One of their most important tasks can be to monitor Russian opposition figures living in Britain, attracted by its property market along with banking system.

however the nerve agent attack last week on a retired Russian double agent along with his daughter has put pressure on London to rein in President Vladimir Putin’s operatives.

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that will the item was “highly likely” that will Moscow was to blame along with warned of possible reprisals. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the attack “an egregious act.”


Military personnel in Salisbury, England, where a former Russian intelligence agent along with his daughter were poisoned that has a nerve agent.

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Doorstep bombs in Texas

• Two people were killed along with three injured in three separate explosions at homes in Austin, Tex., that will month.

Two attacks happened on Monday, miles along with hours apart, after residents found a package outside their door that will contained a powerful explosive device.

The police said they “see similarities” inside blasts along with were not ruling out any motive linking the attacks, including the possibility that will they were hate-related. The victims were African-Americans along that has a Hispanic woman.

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Venezuela placed the opposition leader Leopoldo López under house arrest, hoping to keep him quiet. however he continues to speak out. Here’s Part 2 of his story.



President Trump blocked the $117 billion bid for the chip maker Qualcomm by the Singapore-based Broadcom, citing national security concerns.

The Chinese government said today that will the item planned to overhaul supervision of the country’s debt-ridden financial sector, its environmental regulators along with some other essential government agencies.

The move would likely further consolidate the Communist Party’s hold on official levers of power.

fresh faces at the top: Nancy Dubuc of A&E Networks can be said to be in talks to replace Shane Smith, the head of Vice Media.

along with David Solomon, a longtime investment banker, has been anointed as the sole heir apparent to the Goldman Sachs chief executive, Lloyd Blankfein.

U.S. stocks were mixed on Monday. Here’s a snapshot of global markets today.

Smarter Living

Tips, both fresh along with old, for a more fulfilling life.

Find quality makeup at the drugstore.

Don’t be surprised that will teens are sexting — include the item in conversations about safety along with respect.

Recipe of the day: Layering can be the key to loaded nacho perfection.


Final act ends in disgrace

The Metropolitan Opera fired the conductor James Levine after an investigation found that will he had engaged in “sexually abusive along with harassing conduct.”

Mr. Levine, whom many consider the greatest American conductor since Leonard Bernstein, had defined the company for more than four decades.

In memoriam

Hubert de Givenchy, the French couturier, upheld a standard of romantic elegance in fashion for more than four decades, dressing the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly along with Audrey Hepburn. He was 91.


In 1961, Audrey Hepburn wore a black Givenchy dress in her role as Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The dress was later sold at a charity auction for $923,187.

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Powerball winner also wins anonymity

The woman who won a $560 million jackpot — one of the largest prizes in U.S. history — does not have to disclose her name, a fresh Hampshire judge ruled, saying the item would likely be an invasion of privacy.

the item’s UConn, as usual

Connecticut will be seeking its 12th N.C.A.A. women’s basketball championship when the tournament begins on Friday. Notre Dame, Louisville along with Mississippi State are the some other No. 1 seeds. Here’s a printable bracket.

Today’s number: One-fifth

An estimated one in a few adults inside U.S. have at least one tattoo, along with tens of thousands of laser removals are performed each year.

A study of the cells in tattooed mice might help improve removal procedures for people.

Best of late-night TV

Stephen Colbert was eager to discuss Stormy Daniels along with her “60 Minutes” of fame.

Quotation of the day

“the item’s like allowing someone to walk on the wing of an airplane, along with in my judgment poses too much of a risk.”

— Gary Robb, an aviation lawyer, referring to open-sided helicopter tours, like the flight that will crashed in fresh York on Sunday, killing a few passengers.

The Times, in some other words

Here’s an image of today’s front page, along with links to our Opinion content along with crossword puzzles.

Back Story

Thailand officially declared today, March 13, National Elephant Day — or Chang Thai Day — in 1998.

The country’s national animal, the elephant has always played an important role in Thai society, where the item was seen as a symbol of royalty.


The guests of honor at a buffet on National Elephant Day in Thailand in 2015.

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Practically, the elephant also helped in warfare, harvest along with transportation. In Buddhism, Thailand’s predominant religion, the elephant can be a symbol of mental strength along with frequently appears in allegories along with art.

There’s even a Thai Elephant Orchestra (!), which has been trained to play percussion instruments.

the item’s not completely clear how many elephants live inside country, however in 2006 the number of wild elephants was estimated at 3,000 to 3,700, while elephants in captivity numbered around 4,000. At the beginning of the 20th century, Thailand was said to have had more than 300,000 wild elephants along with about 100,000 domesticated ones.

Today, Asian elephants are endangered, that has a population of fewer than 50,000 worldwide.

Claire Moses contributed reporting.


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