Daily Archives: February 12, 2024

Biden and Jordan’s King Call on Israel to Protect Palestinians in Rafah

President Biden said on Monday that Israel should not proceed with a major ground offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah without a “credible plan” to protect more than one million people who are sheltering there. Mr. Biden spoke after meeting at the White House with King Abdullah II of Jordan, a key figure in the push for a …

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Israeli Raid in Rafah Rescues 2 Hostages and Kills Dozens, Officials Say

Some Israelis want the government to agree to a deal that would free the remaining hostages in exchange for an end to the Israeli assault, fearing that the offensive puts them in jeopardy. Mr. Netanyahu said in a statement on Monday that “only continued military pressure, until total victory, will bring about the release of all of our hostages.” Mr. …

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Taylor Swift y su vuelta al mundo para llegar al Super Bowl

El domingo, los Jefes de Kansas City ganaron su tercer Super Bowl en las últimas cinco temporadas al vencer 25-22 a los 49ers de San Francisco en tiempo extra. Y, aunque algunos jugadores de la NFL pasan toda su carrera sin ganar un campeonato, alguien que acaba de llegar a Kansas City probó las mieles de la victoria en su …

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Super Bowl Viewership Rose to 123.4 Million, a Record High

Sunday night’s overtime Super Bowl shattered ratings records. An audience of 123.4 million watched the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen and CBS, which broadcast the game. That figure easily eclipsed last year’s record high of 115.1 million, when Kansas City defeated the Philadelphia Eagles. Final Nielsen ratings for the Super Bowl …

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U.S., U.N. and ICC Intensify Warnings to Israel Against Invading Rafah

The United States opposes an Israeli ground offensive into Rafah unless Israel provides for the safety of more than a million people now crammed into the city, a State Department spokesman said on Monday, adding to the Biden administration’s repudiations of the expected military action. At the same time, officials of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court took …

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Tiger Woods Introduces His New Brand: Sun Day Red

For even those who have only a passing interest in golf, one of the sport’s most memorable images is of Tiger Woods playing his way to another major tournament victory while wearing a red polo shirt with a white Nike swoosh. That image is officially in the past, however. In January, Mr. Woods announced the end of his 27-year deal …

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Palestinians in Rafah Describe ‘Night Full of Horror’ During Israeli Hostage Rescue

Palestinians in Rafah described a night of fear as Israeli strikes pummeled the area early Monday, killing and wounding dozens, according to the Gazan health ministry, and highlighting the cost of Israel’s military operation to free its hostages. “I swear to God it was an indescribable night,” said Ghada al-Kurd, 37, who is among more than a million people sheltering …

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Dutch Court Moves to Block Export of F-35 Jet Parts to Israel

A court in the Netherlands on Monday ordered the Dutch government to stop exporting parts for F-35 fighter jets to Israel, a move that reflected mounting alarm over the heavy civilian toll of Israel’s war in Gaza but was unlikely to have an immediate effect on the military campaign. The Netherlands hosts a warehouse of U.S.-owned F-35 parts that are …

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Review: In ‘Self Portraits (Deluxe),’ a Provocateur Instigates Reflection

The playwright and performer Phillip Howze begins “Self Portraits (Deluxe),” now running at Jack in Brooklyn, by quietly asking for introductions. As he holds up a microphone to spectators (masks are required), Howze’s genial facial expressions mirror each person’s tone of voice. It’s a deceptively empathetic prologue to a fractious and abstracted 80-minute show. In sputtering, stream-of-consciousness-style prose, the artist …

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Bob Edwards, Longtime Host of NPR’s ‘Morning Edition,’ Dies at 76

Bob Edwards, the host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” for nearly a quarter-century, whose rich baritone and cool demeanor imbued his radio broadcasts with authority in reaching millions of listeners, died on Saturday. He was 76. NPR, which announced his death on Monday, did not cite a cause or say where he died. Mr. Edwards, a native of Louisville, Ky., who …

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