What’s Wrong with Me? | The New Yorker

Illness narratives usually have startling beginnings—the fall at the supermarket, the lump discovered in the abdomen, the doctor’s call. Not mine. I got sick the way Hemingway says you go broke: “gradually and then suddenly.” One way to tell the story is to say that I was ill for a…

U.S., Europeans Clash Over How to Handle Islamic State Detainees

Washington and its European allies are at odds over how to prosecute and detain about 2,000 foreign Islamic State fighters being held in Syria, eight months after U.S.-backed forces seized the last sliver of the group’s self-described caliphate there. The problem became urgent in October when Turkish forces intervened in…

Introducing ksqlDB

Today marks a new release of KSQL, one so significant that we’re giving it a new name: ksqlDB. Like KSQL, ksqlDB remains freely available and community licensed, and you can get the code directly on GitHub. I’ll first share about what we’ve added in this release, then talk about why…

England in New Zealand: Joe Root & Rory Burns hit centuries

Root’s century was his slowest in Test cricket Second Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton (day three of five): New Zealand 375: Latham 105, Mitchell 73; Broad 4-73 England 269-5: Root 114*, Burns 101 England trail by 106 runs Scorecard Joe Root returned to form as he and Rory Burns hit centuries…

Merkel’s Government Faces New Blow

BERLIN—The fate of Angela Merkel’s government was in question Saturday after the junior partner in her coalition picked leaders who have pledged to end the alliance unless they get policy concessions from her conservatives. The decision by the center-left Social Democratic Party puts new stress on a government that has…

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