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1. Hurricane Michael left the Florida Panhandle in tatters.
An enormous search and rescue operation is underway, with a minimum of six folks lifeless and 1.1 million properties and companies with out electrical energy. Instances journalists are offering dwell updates. Above, Mexico Seaside, Fla.
Not less than 200 sufferers needed to be evacuated from a closely broken hospital in Panama Metropolis, Fla., and officers reported that 4 hospitals and a dozen nursing services have been closed.
Photos from the world confirmed splintered homes, toppled timber and hopelessly tangled energy strains. We additionally came upon how demise tolls are calculated for storms.
Michael was downgraded to a tropical storm however continued to pack a punch because it blew by means of the Carolinas, that are nonetheless in restoration mode after Florence.
2. Michael exploded into a significant hurricane in simply two days, leaving little time to organize. Our local weather workforce explains the way it strengthened so rapidly. Above, Panama Metropolis, Fla.
One issue was unusually low barometric strain, which will increase a storm’s depth, scientists stated.
Solely a half-dozen storms have struck the U.S. with decrease strain, the latest being Katrina, Andrew and Camille — all “devastating storms,” in keeping with one researcher.
three. Congress and the White Home have been already divided over Saudi Arabia.
Now the suspected homicide of a dissident Saudi journalist has deepened that rising rift, with outraged lawmakers demanding an investigation — and President Trump calling relations “glorious.” Above, a protest on the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.
The strain from Congress might power a change to Mr. Trump’s pleasant international coverage — together with main arms gross sales and help for Saudi army efforts within the area.
It additionally presents a conundrum for Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Mr. Kushner put Saudi Arabia on the heart of his Center East coverage and made an enormous wager on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose liberal reformer sheen is beginning to put on.
four. Main U.S. indexes tumbled about 2 %, persevering with a significant sell-off all over the world.
The Commonplace & Poor’s 500, the market benchmark, dropped once more, its sixth straight day by day decline.
Market injury was particularly extreme in China, the place traders are anxious a few flagging financial system and the commerce struggle with the US. Above, the Tokyo Inventory Trade.
Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the Worldwide Financial Fund, warned that if commerce tensions continued to escalate, “the worldwide financial system would take a big hit.”
5. Faux information, made in America.
Social media disinformation campaigns have been the specialty of Russian-linked operatives in 2016. However now, forward of the U.S. midterm elections, they’re more and more being created and unfold at residence.
Fb stated it might take away a whole bunch of accounts run by People for spreading false and deceptive content material, together with Proper Wing Information, above. Earlier this month, Twitter took down a community of 50 pretend accounts.
However that could be solely a brief repair, in keeping with one professional. “There may be little to cease them from spawning off as a brand new web page, or account, and simply beginning to construct their community once more,” she stated. “They will simply maintain making an attempt.”
6. We questioned what life was like for 18-year-old women all over the world, so we got down to seize it in pictures. The photographers? Virtually two dozen 18-year-old women.
The younger ladies behind the lens documented the cusp of maturity — awkward, hopeful, obsessive about the longer term, keen to fulfill and be a part of the remainder of the world — in keeping with the editor who coordinated the pictures. Above, one topic in Moscow.
The challenge commemorates the Worldwide Day of the Woman, which is at present, established by the U.N. to acknowledge the significance of points women face.
Observe alongside on Instagram, and share a photograph of your self at 18 with the hashtag #ThisIs18 in your favourite social platform. What recommendation would you give to the woman within the picture?
7. She was a Swiss heiress who refused to be outlined by gender conventions. Annemarie Schwarzenbach was an adventurous traveler whose writings, alongside together with her androgynous glamour and troubled life, made her a homosexual cult determine after her demise at 34 in 1942.
She by no means acquired a New York Instances obituary, till now.
Her story joins Ignored, a group of obituaries of outstanding folks whose deaths initially went unreported in The Instances.
eight. Respectful disagreement is the byword of “The Argument,” our new Opinion podcast.
Three Instances Op-Ed columnists — Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg and David Leonhardt — are the hosts. They maintain strongly totally different beliefs, however additionally they respect each other they usually get pleasure from speaking about necessary points going through the nation.
Within the first episode, the hosts debate whether or not Brett Kavanaugh’s affirmation broke the Supreme Court docket, and if Democrats ought to run on #MeToo within the midterm elections. Give it a pay attention.
9. Matthew Weiner, the creator of “Mad Males,” is again.
“The Romanoffs,” obtainable Friday on Amazon Prime, is a group of movie-length episodes telling the tales of up to date characters someway related to the Russian royal household executed by Bolsheviks in 1918.
There are echoes of the psychological darkness of “Mad Males,” he writes: “There’s slightly Pete Campbell in every of those modern-day nobles.”
10. Lastly, if Greece is in your journey bucket listing, check out “36 Hours in Athens,” a recent information to the Greek capital’s new monuments and altering neighborhoods.
A cease on the historic Acropolis, above, and the wonderful new Acropolis Museum are important, and we provide recommendations for drinks and eating within the metropolis’s full of life neighborhoods.
Have night — or as they are saying in Athens, kalispera.
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