Donald Trump, Democratic Party, AT&T: Your Thursday Briefing


In videos, we hear from some of the Election Day winners, and ask people who voted for Donald Trump to tell us how they feel about his presidency one year later.

Another look at taxes.

• Senate Republicans are expected to unveil their tax legislation today. It will most likely diverge from the House plan by eliminating the ability to deduct state and local taxes, and by stopping short of fully repealing the estate tax.

Our columnist looks at how the House plan, presented as a bill for the middle class, provides for private school tax breaks.

How might all this affect you? We crunch the numbers.

Texas church shooting was recorded.

• Video of Devin Kelley’s deadly rampage in a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., is said to show a methodical attack, in which he fired quickly and paused only to reload. Investigators are analyzing the footage.


The Sutherland Springs Cemetery, where many of those killed at the First Baptist Church will be buried.

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After the massacre that left 26 dead, the cemetery in Sutherland Springs is straining to bury so many.

Readers affected by previous mass killings shared advice for fellow survivors.

Political problems in Europe.

• In Britain, the government of Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered a series of setbacks as it grapples with decisions on the country’s departure from the European Union.

The international development secretary, Priti Patel became the second cabinet minister to quit in a week, after she held a dozen unauthorized meetings with Israeli officials.


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Our correspondent in Germany looked at the challenges facing Chancellor Angela Merkel as she tries to form a coalition government that spans the political spectrum. (One analyst gave Ms. Merkel a 2-to-1 chance of success.)

The Daily”: Lessons from Virginia.

• We discuss election results with Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist.

Listen on a computer, an iOS device or an Android device.


The Trump administration is said to have called on Time Warner to sell assets, potentially including CNN, as a condition of its ATT merger.


CNN’s headquarters in New York. The network has frequently been criticized by President Trump.

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• Dara Khosrowshahi of Uber will give his first public interview since he took the helm of the embattled ride-hailing giant at our DealBook annual conference today. Check our site for live coverage.

U.S. stocks were up on Wednesday. Here’s a snapshot of global markets.

Smarter Living

Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.

The biggest video games and consoles this holiday season? We have a guide.

When giving to charity, research can make a big difference.

Recipe of the day: Forget the usual sides and make sweet-and-sour cauliflower.


Hearing the digital future.


Jaron Lanier Can Hear the Digital Future

Join Jaron Lanier, the father of virtual reality, as he contemplates his two obsessions: VR and music. “Musical instruments are the best user interfaces that have ever existed,” he says.

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In today’s 360 video, join Jaron Lanier, a virtual reality pioneer, as he discusses his obsession with music.


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Partisan writing you shouldn’t miss.

Writers from across the political spectrum discuss the election results.

Imagining the future of cars.

The Times Magazine has devoted an entire issue to the question of autonomous vehicles and the future they could usher in.

Two weeks to Thanksgiving.

You don’t have to cook your meal in eight hours, on four burners and in one oven. But we can show you how.

Falling in love is good for you.

A neuroscientist is studying the health benefits of romance. Her most persuasive evidence may be herself.

Signs of strain over Catalan independence.

A general strike on Wednesday had relatively limited impact, and the two main Catalan separatist parties said that they would not campaign together in next month’s election.


A demonstration during a general strike in Barcelona on Wednesday, protesting the recent jailing of former members of the Catalan government.

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Kevin Spacey, cut.

Scenes in the completed movie “All the Money in the World” featuring the actor, who is facing sexual assault allegations, will be reshot with Christopher Plummer.

The Evening Briefing by Email

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Best of late-night TV.

Trevor Noah was amazed at how quickly President Trump distanced himself from Ed Gillespie.

• Quotation of the day.

“Never would I have imagined waking up one day and finding myself behind bars, charged with murdering the man I love.”


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Angelika Graswald, who pleaded guilty to sabotaging her fiancé’s kayak shortly before he drowned in the Hudson River, and who was sentenced on Wednesday to 16 months to four years in jail.

Back Story

News of a butter shortage in France spurred newsroom chatter about one of the country’s signature treats: the croissant.

The last time we discussed the subject at such length may have been 2013, when the Cronut burst onto the scene, fresh from the New York bakery of Dominique Ansel. (It’s a “Frankenpastry” hybrid of a croissant and a doughnut.)


Preparing croissants at a bakery in Nice, France.

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But the croissant, it turns out, was always a hybrid. According to local lore and the “Larousse Gastronomique,” it was created in Budapest in 1686, or Vienna in 1683, to celebrate the defeat of the Ottomans, and was later adopted by the French. The crescent shape, the story goes, was inspired by the Ottoman flag.

We asked the head of our Cooking department, Sam Sifton, for a recipe — but it turns out we’re still working on one. “We haven’t yet developed one that’s really, truly accessible to the home cook,” he told us. “Croissants are hard!”

Here’s his advice: “We find the best ones we can at the bakery, eat a few and let the rest go a little stale, so we can use them in Melissa Clark’s incredible recipe for a buttery breakfast casserole. It may be the highest use of a croissant in the world.”

Karen Zraick contributed reporting.


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