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3. Republicans have constructional advantages in a competition for control of a House this fall. But they’re eroding.

Those factors — like incumbency, embankment and gerrymandering — have been equivalent by a retirements of Republican member and justice rulings that have altered or ripped adult Republican-drawn congressional maps.

They still have adequate going for them to win a House even if they remove a renouned opinion by a far-reaching margin. But their corner has shrunk considerably.

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4. At a Winter Olympics, the Dutch group swept a initial women’s speed skating eventuality and Mikael Kingsbury of Canada won bullion in moguls skiing. Here’s a full coverage from Pyeongchang, South Korea. Above, a U.S. skaters Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani winning bronze.

Fascination has surrounded North Korea’s cheerleaders, praised as tellurian olive branches and criticized as singing, dancing spearheads of a promotion campaign. Here’s what we’ve schooled about them.

And one of a many renouned stories currently is a throwback: In 1982, a Norwegian cross-country skier Oddvar Bra collided with a skier from a Soviet Union. Somehow, a inhabitant parable was born. (So far, Norway is heading a award count.)

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5. A outrageous oil brief — one distinct any before — is commencement to pervert some of a many essential fishing drift in Asia.

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Up to 111,000 metric tons of scarcely invisible condensate, a toxic, glass byproduct of healthy gas production, have flowed into a East China Sea after a burning collision sank an Iranian tanker a month ago. Above, a customer checking fish on an island nearby Shanghai.

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6. Five months after Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans are still in limbo.

Thousands of families have been staying in hotel bedrooms supposing by a Federal Emergency Management Agency as they confirm either to go behind or forge forward elsewhere. Above, a father and son during a Red Roof Inn in Hartford, Conn.

Many have described difficulty and stress about either they will be means to stay as deadlines fast proceed — for some, as shortly as this week.

“Time is opposite us,” one lady said.

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7. You competence think that a country’s daub H2O is generally safe, besides outlier places like Flint, Mich. Not necessarily.

A new investigate found that, given 1982, between 3 and 10 percent of a United States’ H2O systems have disregarded sovereign health standards any year.

Here’s what we know about a places that onslaught to accommodate a sovereign rules.

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8. How should allergies be portrayed in children’s movies? Not a approach Sony’s newly expelled “Peter Rabbit” did, many relatives agreed, sketch an reparation from a filmmakers.

Slingshot-wielding rabbits feat Tom MacGregor’s allergy to blackberries by rising one into his mouth. He injects himself with an EpiPen though practice anaphylaxis and collapses.

“I’m flattering certain Beatrix Potter will be branch in her grave about now,” one lady in Britain said.

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9. The unveiling of presidential portraits mostly draws small notice.

Not so as Barack and Michelle Obama became a initial African-American presidential integrate to have their likenesses enshrined during a National Portrait Gallery. They chose African-American artists to describe them — Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald.

“Mr. Wiley depicts Mr. Obama not as a self-assured, standard-issue bureaucrat, though as an warning and uneasy thinker,” a censor Holland Cotter writes. “Ms. Sherald’s picture of Mrs. Obama overemphasizes an component of couturial spectacle, though also projects a rock-solid cool.”

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10. One down, 51 to go.

Jada Yuan, The Times’s much-envied new transport columnist, started her yearlong debate of a 52 Places to Go list with a outing to New Orleans.

On her initial revisit to a city, 8 years ago, she writes, she danced in a streets so most that she wore holes by a bottoms of her mint sneakers. It was “the usually place in a universe where I’ve had such a good time that a boots melted right off my feet.”

On this visit, she found a city in a midst of an upswing, with a extreme honour and a suggestion of forgiveness. Here’s her full dispatch.

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