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NYTimes. Headlines: With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office

With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office

By ERIC LIPTON

The move by emboldened Republicans on the eve of a new Congress would strip power and independence from an investigative body and give lawmakers control over ethics inquiries.

THE HEALTH CARE REVOLUTION

After Obama, Some Health Reforms May Prove Lasting

By ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR

A transformation of the delivery of health care may be an enduring legacy for the president, even as Republicans plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

As Scandal Roils South Korea, Fingers Point to Mixing of Politics and Business

By CHOE SANG-HUN and MOTOKO RICH

Outrage over President Park Geun-hye’s actions has turned to broader concerns over the power of the presidency and its relationship with conglomerates.

For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »

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To Stop Trump, Democrats Can Learn From the Tea Party

By EZRA LEVIN, LEAH GREENBERG and ANGEL PADILLA

It’s a simple playbook: organize locally and play defense.

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World

The ‘Right to Disconnect’ and Other New Laws Go Into Effect in France

By ALISSA J. RUBIN

A raft of measures, meant to balance modernity and tradition, will make it easier to unplug from work email, protect the environment and get divorced.

Benjamin Netanyahu Questioned in Israel Graft Inquiry

By ISABEL KERSHNER

Police investigators questioned the prime minister for three hours at his official residence on suspicion of receiving illicit gifts and favors from business executives.

Riot by Drug Gangs in Brazil Prison Leaves at Least 56 Dead

By SIMON ROMERO

The authorities said the riot at the Compaj prison in Manaus was part of a power struggle over the drug trade in the Amazon basin.

For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »

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U.S.

Inside Trump Defense Secretary Pick’s Efforts to Halt Torture

By SHERI FINK and HELENE COOPER

James N. Mattis, a retired general, has long been an outspoken critic of torture. His handling of the death of a prisoner that occurred on his watch during the Iraq war reflects his views.

Ailing Vermont Town Pins Hopes on Mideast Refugees

By JESS BIDGOOD

Some residents of Rutland, Vt., see the expected arrival of 100 refugees as an economic boon, while others are not as optimistic.

Dylann Roof, Charleston Church Killer, Is Deemed Competent for Sentencing

By ALAN BLINDER

The penalty phase of Mr. Roof’s federal trial will begin on Wednesday. He could be sentenced to death for killing nine black churchgoers last year.

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Business

DEALBOOK

With Trump, an Economic Feast With Surprises on the Menu

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN

Welcome to the annual DealBook closing dinner at the Trump International Hotel, time to toast and roast the year’s deal makers and to look ahead.

Anshu Jain to Join Cantor Fitzgerald as President

By LANDON THOMAS Jr.

The appointment comes 18 months after Mr. Jain resigned under pressure from his job as co-chief executive of Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest bank.

ITINERARIES

Airlines, Now More Proactive on Weather, Allow Fliers to Shift Own Travel Plans

By JULIE WEED

More airlines are anticipating weather delays and allowing customers to change their itineraries on the companies’ websites and from their smartphone apps.

For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »

Technology

Growing a Different Apple

By VINDU GOEL

At Pearl Automation, former Apple employees are blending their old employer’s high quality standards with less paranoia and more openness.

SpaceX Says It’s Ready to Launch Rockets Again

By KENNETH CHANG

The company says it has determined the likely cause of an explosion in September that led to setbacks in its schedule.

Where to Go if You Forget Your Hotmail Password

By J. D. BIERSDORFER

If you’ve been automatically logging in for so long that you’ve forgotten your account password, visit Microsoft’s reset page.

For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »

Sports

Hall of Fame Voters Soften Stance on Stars of Steroids Era

By DAVID WALDSTEIN

Some say it is hypocritical to continue rejecting former stars like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens when nonplaying figures from that era have gotten in.

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By ZACH SCHONBRUN

While cleaning out their lockers, the players, some of whom will be headed elsewhere next season, spoke about the frustrations of going 5-11.

For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »

Arts

Step Aboard or Put on That Blindfold: 2017’s Theatrical Adventures

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From Under the Radar to Coil to American Realness and beyond, the curtain’s going up on several January festivals that insist on engaged audiences.

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By LOGAN HILL

Ms. Bening plays Dorothea, a free-spirited widow and mother who rents out rooms in her ramshackle home in the new film “20th Century Women.”

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Science

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By ERICA GOODE

Catch limits for fishermen are often based on where fish have been most abundant in the past. But they have failed to keep up with geographical changes.

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By JUSTIN GILLIS

The renewable energy transition is well underway and will not be easily reversed. But the new president can still set back efforts to slow climate change.

Some Dinosaur Eggs Took Six Months or More to Hatch

By JAMES GORMAN

Using embryonic tooth age, researchers have concluded that dinosaur eggs took twice as long to hatch as bird eggs.

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Obituaries

Michel Déon, Novelist Who Tapped the French Experience, Dies at 97

By WILLIAM GRIMES

Mr. Déon was complicated and contrarian, his wit and depth coming through in works like “A Purple Taxi” and “The Foundling Boy.”

Hilarion Capucci, Archbishop Jailed for Aiding Palestinian Militants, Dies at 94

By SEWELL CHAN

As the head of the Greek Catholic Church in Jerusalem, he was charged with smuggling arms to help Palestinians. The Vatican helped secure his release.

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