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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cuomo’s Vision for Revamped Penn Station: New Home for Amtrak and L.I.R.R.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo presented a plan that would create a train hall in the James A. Farley Building on the west side of Eighth Avenue by 2020, while renovating the passageways at Penn Station.

Xi Jinping May Delay Picking China’s Next Leader, Stoking Speculation

The apparent plan by the Chinese president has unsettled the party elite and created uncertainty over whether Mr. Xi will try to stay in power beyond the usual two terms.

Russia Implicated in Shooting Down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Over Ukraine

A Dutch-led investigation concluded that Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine asked for and received a surface-to-air missile that was used to shoot down the plane in 2014.

Duterte ‘Happy to Slaughter’ Addicts

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines said in a speech on Friday that he would be “happy to slaughter” millions of drug addicts in his country. Mr. Duterte likened himself to Hitler.

Our Journey to the ‘Blacksonian’

If you want a glowing tribute to Abraham Lincoln, you came to the wrong part of the Mall.

West Bank Settlers Prepare for Clash, With Israeli Government

An outpost on privately owned Palestinian land must be dismantled, Israel’s Supreme Court says, but residents and their supporters plan to resist.

Nobel Awarded to Japanese Biologist

Fellow Japanese reacted enthusiastically after Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on Monday for his pioneering work on how cells recycle their content.

Opinion: Can You Have a Good Life if You Don’t Have a Good Job?

Clinton and Trump never stop talking about decent jobs, but maybe that’s beside the point.

Translating Shakespeare? 36 Playwrights Taketh the Big Risk

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has challenged playwrights to translate Shakespeare into modern English, while hewing to the rule “Do no harm.”

Reporter’s Notebook: A Subdued Donald Trump Showed a Side We Rarely See

Neither good or awful, Mr. Trump and his many personas — boisterous, prickly and even compassionate — all seemed muted.

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