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How Trump reshaped the presidency in over 11,000 tweets
On the morning of Inauguration Day 2017, Donald J. Trump tweeted an opening message to the United States. What has followed is a barrage of personal attacks, outrage and boasting, in a near-constant stream of more than 11,000 tweets over 33 months.
At the beginning of his presidency, Trump tweeted about nine times a day. In the past three months, President Trump's tweets have spilled out at triple the rate he set in 2017.
Trump's Twitter habits were so concerning that early on his top aides wanted to restrain him, even considering asking the company to impose a 15-minute delay on his messages.
In a major investigation The New York Times reviewed every tweet and retweet sent by President Trump from January 20, 2017, through to October 15,2019.
• In Trump's Twitter feed: Conspiracy-mongers, racists and spies
• What happens when ordinary people end up in Trump's tweets
• Trump's Twitter Presidency: Nine key takeaways
These machines can put you in jail. Don't trust them
A million Americans a year are arrested for drink-driving, and most stops begin the same way: flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror, then a battery of tests that might include standing on one foot or reciting the alphabet.
What matters most, though, happens next. By the side of the road or at the police station, drivers blow into a miniature science lab that estimates the concentration of alcohol in their blood. If the level is 0.08 or higher, they are all but certain to be convicted of a crime.
The 100 Best CEOs in the World, for 2019
Harvard Business Review this week published its annual list of the top 100 CEOs globally.
The rankings are based on financial performance as well as environmental, social, and governance measures.
London Underground: The dirtiest place in the city
In total 4.8m passengers use the London Underground every day, you might think you are escaping the pollution dangers from road travel, with its exhaust fumes and soot.
The reality is very different. Although its health risks have been little studied and little publicised, other than a handful of recent scientific papers, the Tube is by far the most polluted part of the city. Fine particles of dust, metal, skin and clothing fibre have built up in the tunnels over a century of use, leaving a toxic miasma that is stirred up by passing trains and inhaled by passengers.
Can Taika Waititi handle Hollywood's elite awards season?
In an Oscar season dominated by American masters like Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, Kiwi Taika Waititi is poised to crash their party with Jojo Rabbit, a World War II comedy about a German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) whose imaginary best friend is Adolf Hitler.
The film doesn't contain the elements that traditional Oscar contenders are made of. And yet, that reality has come to pass: At the Toronto International Film Festival, Jojo Rabbit took the People's Choice Award that has previously gone to best-picture winners.
So you've been 'cancelled'. What happens now?
The term for people who have been thrust out of social or professional circles for unpopular views or behaviour — either online, in the real world, or sometimes both — is "cancelled".
There are varying degrees of cancellation. Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Harvey Weinstein and others have been cancelled for serial sexual assault or harassment; non-famous abusers and predatory media executives have been cancelled as well.
On YouTube, vloggers cancel each other and even themselves with startling regularity, often for petty or invented grievances.
The senior citizens running for US president
Can we talk about Joe Biden's face? And Bernie Sanders' heart attack? And Elizabeth Warren's honey blonde hair? And Donald Trump's unnaturally orange hue?
Can we talk about the senior citizens running for president?
Trump and three leading Democratic challengers are all septuagenarians, and there's not enough hair dye or spray tan in the world to cover up that fact. They may be smart; they may be experienced but - sorry, boomers - 70 is not the new 50.
Why didn't she get Alzheimer's? Answer could hold key to fighting disease
The woman's genetic profile showed she would develop Alzheimer's by the time she turned 50.
A member of the world's largest family to suffer from Alzheimer's, she, like generations of her relatives, was born with a gene mutation that causes people to begin having memory and thinking problems in their 40s and deteriorate rapidly toward death around age 60.
But remarkably, she experienced no cognitive decline at all until her 70s, nearly three decades later than expected.
Comment | It's time to take down the Mona Lisa
The Louvre houses the greatest collection of art anywhere in Europe, within a palace that is a masterpiece in its own right. It is, by some distance, the most popular museum in the world.
Yet the Louvre is being held hostage by the Kim Kardashian of 16th-century Italian portraiture: the handsome but only moderately interesting Lisa Gherardini, better known (after her husband) as La Gioconda, whose renown so eclipses her importance that no one can even remember how she got famous in the first place.
Leonardo's painting is a security hazard, an educational obstacle and not even a satisfying bucket-list item.
Matthew Rhys: 'Incredibly nerve-racking' working with Tom Hanks
Matthew Rhys won an Emmy last year for playing an undercover KGB agent in Season 6 of The Americans but he still doesn't know why.
"I look back at 6 and go, 'How did I get an Emmy for that?' " Rhys said in a recent chat.
Clearly he wasn't that bad as he was cast to star opposite Tom Hanks in the forthcoming A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, a film about a sceptical journalist who profiles children's television host Fred Rogers.
The casting of Hanks as Mister Rogers was almost too perfect; America's dad playing America's dad. The casting Rhys as the journalist was more of a gamble.
The money farmers: How oligarchs and populists milk the EU for millions
Under Communism, farmers laboured in the fields that stretch for miles around this town west of Budapest, reaping wheat and corn for a government that had stolen their land.
Today, their children toil for new overlords, a group of oligarchs and political patrons who have annexed the land through opaque deals with the Hungarian government. They have created a modern twist on a feudal system, giving jobs and aid to the compliant and punishing the mutinous.
These land barons, as it turns out, are financed and emboldened by the European Union.