Impeachment, Russia, Puerto Rico: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the impeachment process as it shifts to the Senate, details of the U.S.-China trade agreement, and an only-in-New-York kerfuffle over toasted bagels. Impeachment process enters a new phase The Senate is to begin laying the procedural …

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Russian Parliament Approves Putin’s Pick for Prime Minister

MOSCOW — Russian lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly approved Mikhail V. Mishustin as the new Prime Minister, elevating a little-known technocrat picked by President Vladimir V. Putin as part of an unexpected Kremlin shake-up. Mr. Putin on Wednesday proposed major changes to the Russian Constitution that would spread political power more …

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Brides Find Perfect Fit at New Plus-Size Pop-Up Store

Kate Schnakenberg was at a fifth store trying to find a wedding gown. Ms. Schnakenberg, 30, an operations manager at the Securities Training Corporation who lives in South Slope, Brooklyn, had made an appointment at Ella & Oak, which caters to plus-size women. It was a company she discovered on …

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When Titles Are Tarnished by Cheating but Not Taken Away

In years to come, this might be the week this age of sports came to be known as the “asterisk era.” During a decade that brought eye-in-the-sky cameras, rogue chemists, executives with malleable morals and Soviet-era spy craft, those two-fisted disrupters — science and technology — have given cheaters seemingly …

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