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Chinese officials gather for an annual policy session, Huawei prepares to challenge the U.S. in court and Michael Jackson fans jump to his defense. Here’s the latest:
The annual session of the National People’s Congress begins today and trade, particularly with the U.S., is expected to dominate much of the agenda.
The Trump administration is close to signing a trade deal with China, according to people with knowledge of the talks, that would roll back tariffs on both sides of the Pacific in exchange for changes to some of China’s economic policies that prevent American companies from operating there.
Case in point: The National People’s Congress will likely approve a string of sweeping new foreign investment rules aimed at addressing the issues that the U.S. and other Western countries have repeatedly raised with Beijing, including easing the transfer of technology to Chinese companies.
Criticism: The new law lacks any details on enforcement and some experts suggest it doesn’t go far enough.
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer and the daughter of the company’s founder, has been staying at her luxurious six-bedroom house in Vancouver since she was granted bail in December. And she has been allowed to go shopping or even travel to nearby Richmond, albeit while under surveillance.
Her conditions contrast sharply with those of two Canadian men who were detained in China in apparent retaliation for Ms. Meng’s arrest and have been held in secret locations for months, a fact that has touched on a nerve among locals.
The Chinese authorities on Monday accused both men of espionage, ratcheting up tensions between the two countries, just days before a Canadian court is set to begin hearing whether Ms. Meng should be extradited to the U.S., where she is wanted on fraud charges.
In other Huawei news: The company is set to file a lawsuit against the American government for banning its federal agencies from using its products, according to two people familiar with the matter. The case could undermine the Trump administration’s campaign to shut out Huawei from the global market.
Jerrold Nadler, a powerful lawmaker in the House of Representatives, issued scores of demands for documents from President Trump’s cabinet, aides, businesses and associates. The letters reveal a broad Democratic investigation into possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power by Mr. Trump and his administration.
Mr. Nadler did not mention the word impeachment, but twice in the last 50 years, the committee he serves on has drawn up impeachment articles based on such themes.
Other congressional committees are looking into Russian influence on the 2016 elections.
Scope: The demands went to 81 agencies, individuals and other entities, including the Trump Organization, the Trump campaign, the Trump Foundation, the presidential inaugural committee, the White House, the Justice Department, the F.B.I. and dozens of the president’s closest aides.
The topics covered include the firing of James Comey as F.B.I. director; attempts to remove the special counsel, Robert Mueller; and Mr. Trump’s apparent dangling of pardons and threatening of witnesses.
What’s next: Mr. Nadler could follow up with subpoenas to compel testimony, but those could be challenged in court — meaning potentially long delays.
Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader, returned to the country this week after defying a travel ban, possibly setting up a showdown with President Nicolás Maduro.
“We just got through passport control and will head where our people are!” he posted on Twitter from an airport near Caracas. It was not immediately clear whether he would be detained by government security forces. But Mr. Maduro’s government has said Mr. Guaidó violated restrictions on his travel and could face arrest.
Response: As Mr. Guaidó flew into the country, large military contingents surrounded the Simón Bolívar Airport. A number of European diplomats had come to the airport to offer their support. And on Twitter, John Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, warned: “Any threats or acts against his safe return will be met with a strong and significant response from the United States and the international community.”
Context: When Mr. Guaidó left Venezuela on Feb. 23 to help bring much-needed aid into the country, it wasn’t clear whether he would be allowed to return. He has become a growing challenge to the Maduro government since he declared himself interim president in January.
New Zealand: Mark Taylor, who joined the Islamic State in 2014 before deciding to escape the terrorist organization in December, won’t lose his citizenship but will face charges if he returns home, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, outlining a milder approach than the United States’ or Britain’s toward the group’s former fighters.
Hong Kong: A native man who killed his girlfriend in Taiwan and returned home can’t be charged because Hong Kong doesn’t have an extradition agreement with Taiwan. The dilemma has prompted calls to re-examine the city’s legal cooperation with other jurisdictions, including mainland China, but critics worry that a change would enable Beijing to expand its control over the former British colony.
Ted Baker: Ray Kelvin, the founder and chief executive of the British fashion chain, resigned after current and former employees accused him of inappropriate behavior, including trying to massage people in the office and asking employees for sex.
North Korea: As President Trump met with Kim Jong-un in Vietnam, North Korean hackers continued attacking American and European businesses, including banks, utilities, and oil and gas companies, according to a report by the cybersecurity company McAfee. The finding further complicates the two nations’ denuclearization negotiations.
Tornadoes: Rescue workers in the U.S. rushed to search for survivors after a cluster of storms ripped through the Southeast, from Alabama into Florida and Georgia, killing at least 23 people and leaving behind a trail of destruction.
Egypt: The country freed a prominent photojournalist, Mahmoud Abou Zeid, who spent five and a half years in prison for taking pictures during 2013 protests in Cairo after the military’s takeover of the country. Mr. Abou Zeid vowed to continue his work despite a five-year probation during which he has to spend every night at the police station.
Google: After conducting an internal wage equity study, the company found it was underpaying more men than women for similar work, a surprising conclusion that contrasted with the broader experience of women working in Silicon Valley.
Napalm: Our tech columnist Kevin Roose weighs in on a fierce debate rippling through Silicon Valley over whether technology companies should work with the U.S. military, citing one of “the most notorious military contracts of the past century” — Dow Chemical’s decision to produce napalm during the Vietnam War.
Michael Jackson: After the debut on Sunday of the first half of the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland,” which includes allegations of sexual abuse against the pop star, Jackson’s fans came out in full force with what they viewed as evidence exonerating the singer. The director of the documentary called them “the Islamic State of fandom.”
T. rex: The dinosaur has helped foster a surge in paleontology over the last 20 years, with rising numbers of researchers and new fossils, as well as increasing sophistication in techniques used to study finds. Among the discoveries around the predator potentate were its size range (early tyrannosaurs were as small as chickens) and its short life span.
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King cake is no ordinary cake. A Mardi Gras tradition, the circular pastry shines with stripes of sugared New Orleans Carnival colors: purple for justice, gold for power and green for faith.
It’s stuffed with fruit and pecans — and a plastic baby that brings luck to the finder (along with the responsibility to provide the next year’s cake).
The notion of embedding an object in cake dates at least to the Roman Empire. In the Saturnalia, a predecessor of Christmas, it was not a plastic baby but a fava bean. Whoever received the slice containing the bean ruled the day.
But the Romans also associated fava beans with death. That might be because of a genetic disorder most common in the Mediterranean, which creates an often lethal bean allergy.
So perhaps eating a cake with a fava bean was a morbid joke, a moment on the edge, or what could be thought of as letting the good times roll.
James K. Williamson wrote today’s Back Story.
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大红鹰高手论坛833996“【我】【没】【有】【呀】，”【钱】【浅】【笑】【嘻】【嘻】【地】【答】【道】：“【我】【只】【是】【看】【上】【了】【个】【男】【人】，【准】【备】【把】【他】【扒】【拉】【回】【家】【给】【你】【们】【做】【女】【婿】。” ？？？？？【什】【么】【情】【况】？？！【童】【女】【士】【真】【是】【一】【头】【问】【号】。【这】【孩】【子】【是】【疯】【了】【吧】…… 【钱】【浅】【宣】【布】【自】【己】【看】【上】【了】【个】【男】【人】，【要】【尽】【快】【嫁】【人】。【这】【样】【的】【豪】【言】【壮】【语】【当】【然】【引】【起】【了】【钱】【浅】【爸】【妈】【的】【疑】【虑】，【但】【两】【口】【子】【足】【足】【观】【察】【了】【半】【年】，【也】【没】【看】【见】【男】【人】【的】【影】
【黄】【彩】【霞】【开】【心】【的】【宣】【布】，“【要】【是】【人】【长】【得】【像】【你】【们】【两】【个】【一】【样】【好】【看】，【我】【可】【以】【放】【低】【一】【些】【标】【准】，【是】【不】【是】【高】【手】【我】【都】【无】【所】【谓】【了】！” 【罗】【锦】【宸】【看】【看】【六】【弟】，【再】【看】【看】【面】【对】【着】【小】【六】【笑】【颜】【如】【花】【的】【黄】【彩】【霞】，【突】【然】【觉】【得】【他】【这】【个】【六】【弟】【很】【碍】【眼】，“【黄】【小】【姐】，【我】【这】【个】【弟】【弟】【已】【经】【有】【未】【婚】【妻】【了】，【你】【还】【是】【不】【要】【痴】【心】【妄】【想】【了】！” 【黄】【彩】【霞】【很】【奇】【怪】【的】【看】【了】【一】【眼】【那】【位】【一】【直】【坐】【着】
【三】【个】【人】【循】【着】【灯】【光】，【穿】【过】【走】【廊】，【来】【到】【一】【列】【石】【阶】【前】，【走】【廊】【的】【火】【把】【逐】【一】【熄】【灭】，【石】【阶】【旁】【墙】【壁】【上】【插】【着】【的】【火】【把】【陆】【续】【亮】【了】【起】【来】，【仿】【佛】【有】【个】【看】【不】【到】【幽】【灵】【跟】【着】【三】【个】【人】，【把】【他】【们】【的】【位】【置】【告】【诉】【了】【这】【座】【城】【堡】【的】【主】【人】。 【三】【个】【人】【踏】【上】【阶】【梯】，【向】【楼】【上】【走】【去】，【江】【北】【顺】【便】【问】【了】【问】【普】【勒】【希】【思】【这】【个】【高】【弗】【雷】【勋】【爵】【的】【情】【况】。 【能】【杀】【掉】【亡】【灵】【女】【王】【希】【尔】【瓦】【娜】【斯】【的】【人】，【绝】
【正】【当】【孟】【白】【为】【自】【己】【无】【法】【得】【知】【祭】【坛】【上】【究】【竟】【发】【生】【了】【什】【么】，【那】【些】【看】【守】【邪】【神】【的】【大】【佬】【们】【究】【竟】【要】【给】【高】【正】【明】【什】【么】【而】【懊】【恼】【的】【时】【候】。 【耳】【边】【忽】【然】【传】【来】【尖】【锐】【刺】【耳】【的】【声】【音】。 【这】【是】【十】【分】【嘈】【杂】【地】【刺】【耳】【声】【音】，【好】【像】【有】【上】【万】【只】【怪】【异】【的】【妖】【兽】【在】【尖】【叫】【一】【样】。 “【怎】【么】【了】？” 【孟】【白】【转】【头】【望】【向】【叶】【蛟】，【希】【望】【从】【他】【那】【里】【得】【到】【答】【案】。 【叶】【蛟】【的】【脸】【色】【稍】【显】【凝】【重】。
【若】【论】【深】【秋】【的】【萧】【瑟】，【京】【都】【城】【怎】【么】【也】【比】【不】【过】【西】【北】，【沅】【北】【城】【外】【一】【眼】【望】【不】【到】【尽】【头】【的】【黄】【沙】，【秋】【风】【料】【峭】，【寒】【鸦】【长】【鸣】，【暮】【霭】【沉】【沉】。 【沅】【北】【城】【街】【头】【几】【个】【小】【孩】【在】【嬉】【闹】，【哼】【唱】【着】【小】【调】。 “……【风】【一】【楼】， 【雨】【一】【楼】， 【相】【思】【两】【眼】【几】【处】【忧】； 【风】【一】【楼】， 【雨】【一】【楼】， 【不】【见】【仙】【人】【伴】【公】【侯】。” 【这】【时】【走】【过】【两】【个】【少】【女】，【轻】【纱】【覆】【面】，【有】【一】大红鹰高手论坛833996【潇】【潇】【夜】【雨】【没】【将】【原】【主】【当】【成】【平】【等】【的】【朋】【友】，【而】【只】【是】【将】【她】【当】【作】【提】【款】【的】【工】【具】【而】【已】。 【高】【兴】【的】【时】【候】【哄】【一】【下】，【不】【高】【兴】【的】【时】【候】【就】【丢】【在】【一】【边】。 【偏】【原】【主】【蠢】，【被】【他】【三】【言】【两】【语】【哄】【的】【团】【团】【转】，【还】【以】【为】【自】【己】【在】【他】【心】【里】【是】【不】【一】【样】【的】。 【南】【烬】【对】【于】【这】【么】【蠢】【的】【原】【主】，【表】【示】【无】【话】【可】【说】！ 【但】【潇】【潇】【夜】【雨】【骗】【原】【主】【就】【算】【了】，【现】【在】【还】【打】【算】【来】【骗】【她】，【这】【就】【有】【点】【过】【分】
【空】【旷】【的】【空】【地】【上】，【满】【天】【的】【灰】【尘】【飞】【舞】【着】，【这】【里】【人】【迹】【罕】【见】，【就】【连】【天】【空】【的】【乌】【云】【弥】【漫】【着】【风】【沙】【的】【味】【道】，【飞】【鸟】【一】【点】【儿】【也】【不】【愿】【意】【从】【这】【里】【经】【过】，【远】【远】【地】【就】【绕】【道】【走】。 【许】【久】【之】【后】，【这】【片】【沉】【寂】【中】【的】【干】【旱】【之】【地】【上】【终】【于】【出】【现】【了】【一】【个】【人】【影】。 【那】【人】【穿】【着】【一】【身】【黑】【色】【的】【劲】【装】，【乌】【黑】【的】【头】【发】【扎】【着】【高】【马】【尾】，【光】【洁】【的】【额】【头】【之】【下】【是】【一】【双】【英】【气】【的】【剑】【眉】，【鼻】【梁】【也】【较】【之】【其】
“【各】【位】【旅】【客】，【列】【车】【即】【将】【到】【达】【天】【海】【站】，【请】【在】【天】【海】【站】【下】【车】【的】【旅】【客】【准】【备】【好】【自】【己】【的】【行】【李】【下】【车】……” 【经】【历】【了】【几】【个】【小】【时】【的】【煎】【熬】，【当】【江】【小】【寒】【听】【到】【火】【车】【的】【到】【站】【广】【播】【的】【时】【候】，【不】【由】【松】【了】【口】【气】。 【终】【于】【熬】【到】【头】【了】。 【下】【了】【车】。 【江】【小】【寒】【闻】【着】【外】【面】【带】【有】【寒】【意】【却】【又】【让】【人】【感】【觉】【清】【新】【的】【空】【气】，【感】【觉】【整】【个】【人】【的】【呼】【吸】【都】【畅】【快】【起】【来】【了】。 【这】【一】【次】【的】
“【星】【儿】【你】【看】，【官】【肆】【他】【根】【本】【连】【跟】【我】【对】【峙】【的】【勇】【气】【都】【没】【有】，【他】【毫】【无】【担】【当】，【怎】【么】【配】【得】【上】【你】？” 【陆】【洲】【立】【即】【义】【正】【言】【辞】【的】【抨】【击】【官】【肆】，【试】【图】【挽】【回】【楚】【栀】【星】【对】【他】【的】【爱】。 “【够】【了】【陆】【洲】！”【楚】【栀】【星】【冷】【冷】【的】【打】【断】，【黑】【白】【分】【明】【的】【眼】【珠】【如】【同】【水】【洗】【过】【一】【般】，“【官】【肆】【对】【我】【的】【好】，【我】【自】【己】【清】【楚】，【他】【在】【我】【身】【边】【的】【时】【候】，【我】【非】【常】【安】【心】，【是】【你】【给】【不】【了】【的】【感】【觉】，【就】
【程】【远】【猜】【测】【如】【果】【这】【里】【面】【如】【果】【不】【是】【天】【使】【基】【因】【有】【问】【题】，【他】【当】【场】【就】【把】【纳】【米】【生】【物】【给】【吞】【了】！ 【纳】【米】【生】【物】【虽】【然】【是】【意】【外】【诞】【生】【的】【生】【命】【产】【物】，【但】【是】【程】【远】【很】【清】【楚】【纳】【米】【生】【物】【根】【本】【就】【没】【有】【特】【定】【的】【进】【化】【方】【向】。 【所】【有】【的】【变】【化】【都】【是】【由】【于】【外】【界】【影】【响】【自】【然】【而】【然】【的】【朝】【着】【影】【响】【的】【方】【向】【变】【化】。 【如】【果】【说】【天】【使】【的】【基】【因】【会】【让】【它】【变】【成】【恶】【魔】，【那】【么】【程】【远】【觉】【得】【所】【谓】【的】【天】【使】【跟】