Republican Party, International Women’s Day, Lucknow: Your Morning Briefing

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The F.B.I., which suspects a disaffected insider, is preparing to interview hundreds of people about the leak, which has renewed tensions between Washington and Silicon Valley.


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Want to shield your tech products — such as iPhones, Android devices, Wi-Fi routers and Samsung televisions — from the C.I.A.’s newly revealed hacking tools? Here are some tips.


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The U.S. Congress, and much of the country, is bitterly debating the long-awaited House plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The unveiling sparked a revolt among conservative Republicans, drew skepticism from moderates and derision from Democrats — even before it’s clear how much the replacement plan will cost and how many people might lose their health care.

Above, lawmakers debating.


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After months of accusations and intrigue, the scandal enmeshing the top powers of South Korea arrives at two milestones.

The case of Samsung’s leader, Lee Jae-yong, who faces bribery charges, continues with a hearing today. Above, Mr. Lee in January.

And the Constitutional Court of South Korea rules Friday on whether to reinstate President Park Geun-hye or formally oust her.


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International Women’s Day was observed around Asia with outpourings of support and protests against inequality.

In the U.S., a nationwide demonstration called A Day Without a Woman was a test of whether anti-Trump fervor can be turned into a sustained political movement.


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Aboriginal Australians descended from a single founding population that started in Southeast Asia and arrived on the continent about 50,000 years ago, according to a new genetic study.

The first arrivals swept around the coasts in a matter of centuries, and then lived as nomads in discrete regions for tens of thousands of years after.

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• Snap, Snapchat’s parent, has had a volatile debut on the New York Stock Exchange, but its chances of success are pegged to its trust in the eventual global dominance of visual culture.

• China’s first monthly trade deficit in three years reflects a construction-driven rise in imports and, many analysts say, a dip in exports tied to the Lunar New Year.

Today’s release of consumer and producer inflation figures for February comes amid accumulating inflationary pressures.

• Caterpillar brought home billions of dollars from offshore affiliates while avoiding federal taxes, according to a report commissioned by the U.S. government that accuses the heavy-equipment maker of tax and accounting fraud.

• Self-driving vehicles may not be able to solve rush-hour gridlock, but charging people more to use them at high-traffic times might.

• U.S. markets were mixed. Here’s a snapshot of global markets.

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    Kabul Attack: ‘They Were Firing at Doctors’

    Gunmen dressed in medical uniforms stormed the Afghan capital’s main military hospital, leaving dozens dead and scores more wounded.

    By CAMILLA SCHICK on Publish Date March 8, 2017. Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters. Watch in Times Video »

    • In Afghanistan, gunmen dressed in medical uniforms stormed the main military hospital in Kabul, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens in a seven-hour siege. [The New York Times]


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    • The son of Kim Jong-nam — the slain half brother of North Korea’s leader — appears to have emerged in a YouTube clip that suggests that his family has gone into hiding. [The New York Times]

    • Indian police said they killed a man and disrupted a cell linked to the Islamic State in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. [BBC]

    • Anger in Singapore is building after an American martial arts instructor who filmed sexual acts with two teenage girls and could have been jailed for decades received a four-year sentence. [BBC]

    • Vietnam’s deputy prime minister blamed weak and ineffective local authorities for a national surge in organized crime, drug smuggling and other criminal offenses. [Vietnam News]

    • The island of Bali, a bastion of Hinduism in majority-Muslim Indonesia, defended a decision not to cover up statues of deities and semi-naked women during a visit by the Saudi king. [Agence France-Presse]

    • Dutch lawmakers, already concerned about possible meddling by Moscow, are increasingly worried about the influence of U.S. donations to Geert Wilders and his far-right party. [The New York Times]

    • Vientiane, Laos, is growing faster than any other capital in Southeast Asia, and urban planners are concerned that “the pastoral charms of the city might be lost.” [Channel News Asia]

    • New Zealand’s sheep farmers are using drones to revolutionize shepherding. [Al Jazeera]

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    • More than 330 readers responded to our question on Monday about your morning routines. The top themes: meditation/prayer, exercising, breakfast, and, of course, coffee.


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    We’d like to help power these routines, so here are our guides to meditation, running, and yes, brewing a better cup of coffee.

    And we’d encourage those who start off with a healthy breakfast to stick to it — but the rest of us need not worry. As our health care writer has explained, “There’s nothing magical about breakfast.”

    Recipe of the day: Spicy tofu and Swiss chard make for some delicious vegetarian tacos.


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    Phillipa Soo, the actress, will soon have three roles she helped originate all on Broadway at the same time — in “Amélie,” ”Great Comet” and the smash “Hamilton.” And she’s only 26.

    • A star


    cancer researcher has had to fend off a tide of accusations of data falsification and other scientific misconduct. His story showcases the complex, often countervailing forces at work as science seeks to police itself.



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    Good night and good luck.

    The journalist Edward R. Murrow often ended his reports this way, but the signoff is usually remembered in connection to his CBS broadcast on this day in 1954.

    Murrow dedicated the entire episode of his show, “See It Now,” to analyzing Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s hunt for Communists within America’s borders and the spectacle of his nationally televised hearings.

    “And upon what meat doth Senator McCarthy feed?” Murrow asked. “Two of the staples of his diet are the investigation, protected by immunity, and the half-truth.”


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    One of Murrow’s more memorable quotes was, “We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason.” The senator was condemned by his colleagues later that year.

    The Times called the program “crusading journalism of high responsibility and genuine courage.” The episode was depicted in a 2005 film directed by George Clooney.

    McCarthy responded to Murrow on his program a month later, calling him “the cleverest of the jackal pack which is always found at the throat of anyone who dares to expose individual Communists and traitors.”

    Remy Tumin contributed reporting.


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