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Auschwitz museum slams New Yorker Holocaust piece on Poland


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New Yorker publishes stunning video of Capitol riot


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New Yorker publishes stunning video of Capitol riot


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New Yorker reporter’s footage provides ‘clearest view yet’ of Capitol rioters inside Senate chamber


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MIT director resigns after New Yorker exposes attempt to conceal Eptsein donations

MIT director resigns after New Yorker exposes attempt to conceal Eptsein donationsThe director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab stepped down on Saturday after a New Yorker magazine article revealed the lab tried to conceal donations from disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein, the university said. "This afternoon, Joi Ito submitted his resignation as Director of the Media Lab and as a professor and employee of the Institute," MIT President Rafael Reif said in a letter posted online. Ito could not be reached for immediate comment. The New York Times and New Yorker reported he said in an internal email, "After giving the matter a great deal of thought over the past several days and weeks, I think that it is best that I resign as director of the media lab and as a professor and employee of the Institute, effective immediately." Last month, Reif said the elite university would review its process for accepting donations after taking about $ 800,000 from foundations controlled by Epstein, who committed suicide while in jail awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. The New Yorker article uncovered deeper fundraising ties between the Media Lab and Epstein and said the institution had actively tried to conceal the extent of its connections with the disgraced financier. On Saturday, Reif described the acceptance of contributions from Epstein as a "mistake of judgment" and said he had instructed MIT's general counsel to bring in a prominent law firm to investigate the matter. "Because the accusations in the (New Yorker) story are extremely serious, they demand an immediate, thorough and independent investigation," Reif said. Ito previously apologized for having accepted donations from Epstein and had said he would raise an amount equivalent to the donations the lab received from foundations controlled by Epstein and "direct those funds to non-profits that focus on supporting survivors of trafficking." The New Yorker said Ito disclosed this week he received a further $ 1.2 million from Epstein for investment funds under Ito's control and $ 525,000 for the lab. Epstein also secured $ 7.5 million in donations for the lab from other wealthy individuals. On Saturday, Ito also resigned from the board of directors of The New York Times Co and of PureTech, a biotechnology firm, according to statements from the two companies.



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New Yorker arrested in Japan over severed head in suitcase

New Yorker arrested in Japan over severed head in suitcaseAn American tourist has been arrested in Japan after police found the severed head of a woman in a suitcase in his holiday rental flat. Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar, 26, from New York, is currently in custody and being questioned by police following the discovery in Osaka last week. The victim is believed to be a woman, 27, from Sanda in Hyogo prefecture, who was last seen on CCTV cameras alongside Mr Bayraktar, just hours before she went missing on February 16. Security footage reportedly captured the pair meeting at a train station in Osaka around midnight and then entering the apartment building together. The woman had earlier told a friend that she was planning to meet a man she had met via a social networking site, according to local newspapers. Arms, legs, and a torso were also found in a mountainous area nearby Credit: AFP Her relatives raised the alarm with police on February 17 when she failed to return home and her mobile phone stopped working. Mr Bayraktar was captured on security footage entering and leaving the flat several times on February 16 with a suitcase, but there was no further sign of the woman. Six days later, police searched the flat and arrested Mr Bayraktar after receiving a tip that he was confining a woman in the flat before discovering a head in a suitcase. Arms, legs, and a torso were also found in a mountainous area nearby. Mr Bayraktar is thought to have arrived in Japan in January for a sightseeing trip and was booked to stay in the flat for around a week. He has denied the allegations and remained silent during police questioning, according to media reports. Japan has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the world’s safest countries, with its crime rates among the lowest for industrialised nations. Last month, preliminary police data for 2017 showed that the number of recorded crimes in Japan had fallen to a record low of just over 915,000 incidents. However, every year, a number of violent crimes also hit the headlines, including the so-called “Twitter killer” Takahiro Shiraishi, who was arrested last year after reportedly luring nine young people he found via social media to his home before killing them.



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New Yorker Cover Puts Trump 'In The Hole' After 'Racist' Comment

New Yorker Cover Puts Trump 'In The Hole' After 'Racist' CommentThe New Yorker is taking on President Donald Trump after he asked why the U.S. would welcome immigrants from “shithole” places like Haiti and African countries during a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on Thursday.



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New Yorker Satire Rips Donald Trump's Phone Call To War Widow

New Yorker Satire Rips Donald Trump's Phone Call To War WidowIn a sharp satire in The New Yorker featuring a fictional interview with President Donald Trump on Monday, the faux commander-in-chief explained why he made the wife of a fallen soldier cry.



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Trump the 'dangerous clown': Halloween comes early at the New Yorker

Trump the 'dangerous clown': Halloween comes early at the New YorkerThe New Yorker magazine cover artist Carter Goodrich believes the “national nightmare” we’re now living in is unprecedented — and won’t go away on Halloween.



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