Both proposals reduce corporate tax rates, but perhaps the biggest winner is the industry in which the president and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, made their millions: commercial real estate.
• Conservative groups say the tax plan will put “more money in the pockets of American families,” as one group put it. The problem, they are finding, is that most Americans don’t believe that.
Harvey Weinstein’s complicity machine.
• The network that the Hollywood producer used to smother accusations of sexual misconduct was built out of the witting, the unwitting and those in between. We explain how it worked.
Now, a debate is emerging about collective failure and the apportioning of blame.
• At a TimesTalks event on Tuesday, the actress Ashley Judd spoke with Times journalists whose reporting on Mr. Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly prompted a national conversation about sexual harassment. Watch their conversation here, and read more about it in our new newsletter, The #MeToo Moment.
An Olympic penalty without precedent.
• The sports world is waiting to see how Russia responds to being banned from next year’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Our sports columnists had different takes on Tuesday’s punishment for Russia’s systemic doping program. Juliet Macur writes that the International Olympic Committee, after years of not confronting countries that break rules, took a much-needed stand.
But by allowing Russian athletes still to compete wearing neutral uniforms, the punishment wasn’t as harsh as it could have been, Jeré Longman argues.
• We looked at the Olympic events that will be most affected by Russia’s absence, the country’s biggest sports crisis since the Soviet era.
“The Daily”: The U.S. and Jerusalem.
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• A watchdog defanged: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new acting director has suspended or softened several investigations and lawsuits. Some employees are quietly resisting.
• Disney is said to be nearing a deal to buy significant parts of 21st Century Fox.
• After Toblerone reconfigured its Swiss mountain-shaped chocolate bar, a British discount chain released a rival, Twin Peaks. (Lawyers were called.)
• U.S. stocks were down on Tuesday. Here’s a snapshot of global markets.
Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.
• How to train your mind to read.
• Get the most out of farmers’ markets when you travel.
• Keep dinner simple: Try sautéed chicken with Meyer lemons.
• Seven new wonders: Christ the Redeemer.
In today’s 360 video, visit the colossal statue of Jesus Christ atop Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro.
It’s part of our series about the sites selected in 2007 as additions to the original Seven Wonders of the World.
• The year in climate news.
We’ve collected some of the best Times articles from 2017 about the world’s changing climate. To start, here are answers to some common questions.
• In memoriam.
Christine Keeler was at the center of a political scandal in Britain in the 1960s, known as the Profumo affair, that contributed to the downfall of a Conservative government. She was 75.
Johnny Hallyday, the French answer to Elvis Presley, kept audiences enthralled for nearly 60 years with his interpretations of American rock ’n’ roll. He was 74.
King Michael of Romania was credited with pre-emptively saving thousands of lives in World War II when, at 22, he arrested the country’s dictator, a puppet of Hitler. He was 96.
• Best of late-night TV.
Russia won’t be awarded any medals at the Winter Games: “Yeah, Olympic events that don’t matter — or as most people call it, curling,” Jimmy Fallon said.
• Quotation of the day.
“It crushes me to think we’re in an environment where kids’ health is up for debate — that this somehow got tossed into the wrangling.”
— Dr. Todd Wolynn, a pediatrician in Pittsburgh, on Congress’s inability to agree how to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which ran out of money on Sept. 30.
Many Americans awoke last week to news that most Britons, several time zones ahead, had heard first: Prince Harry and his American girlfriend, Meghan Markle, were engaged.
But when King Edward VIII gave up the throne in December 1936 to marry an American, England was seemingly the last to know.
The British news media largely blacked out coverage of Edward’s yearslong affair with the American socialite Wallis Simpson, who by that time was divorcing her second husband. Pages were reportedly even torn from foreign magazines, which were writing freely about the couple.
The average Briton was unprepared for the looming constitutional crisis when the affair was publicly revealed and Parliament refused to allow the marriage.
As The Times wrote, “Public in London Is Bewildered.”
In a changed world, the royal family has struggled against the intrusive media attention, particularly in the marriage and divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and in Diana’s death. But Harry and his brother, William, have tried to establish a respectful relationship with the news media (despite the occasional warning).
Ultimately, the news of Harry and Ms. Markle’s engagement received a far warmer reception than that of Edward, the brother of Harry’s great-grandfather.
Lori Moore contributed reporting.
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