Your Monday Evening Briefing – The New York Times

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good evening. Here are the latest as of late Monday.

1. Hours before Election Day, fear and doubt reign over the vote.

After a campaign season filled with conspiracy theories and lies, election officials across the country are increasingly concerned that Results will be overshadowed.. And while early voting has been largely uneventful, signs of tension are everywhere.

The court ordered. Stop armed patrols. Dropbox in Arizona is challenging the registration of tens of thousands of voters in Georgia. And voting rights groups have trained volunteers in de-escalation techniques. (Follow our live coverage..)

2. UN leader warns Earth is losing “battle for our lives.”

World leaders gathered today in Egypt for a climate summit to discuss the issue. Global fight against climate change. The talks, which began with new data showing that the past eight years have been the warmest on record, The speech of the Secretary General of the United Nations was also included.António Guterres, who described the world as “on the climate highway to hell with its foot on the accelerator”.

4. The differences between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are growing ahead of the midterms.

The former president and the current Florida governor have long been seen as the two most likely candidates for the party’s presidential nomination in 2024 — rivals who share many of the same fans. But in the final days before the midterm elections, in which Republicans seek to take control of Congress, tensions between Trump and DeSantis have deepened. Threatening to distract from his party’s achievements.

There is a split between Trump’s allies and more traditional elements of the Republican Party. There was a marked increase in GreenwichThe affluent Connecticut suburb that was once home to George Bush has historically been a moderate conservative stronghold.

In other political news Ready for Los Angeles. Elected its first new mayor in nearly a decade. Whoever wins tomorrow will have the unenviable task of managing growing frustrations over homelessness, crime and inflation.

5. China’s business community wonders if it still exists. In a system dominated by Xi Jinping.

For decades, China’s business class had an unspoken pact with the Communist Party: Let’s make money and we’ll turn a blind eye to how you exercise your power.

6. A Supreme Court case asks whether Native Americans Tribes are ethnic groups or political entities.

The case, Bracken v. Holland, centers on a 4-year-old Navajo child currently living with a white couple in Texas. The couple is fighting with the Navajo Nation to adopt her and is pushing to end a law that says a child who is eligible for tribal membership ends up in state foster care. If so, the child should, whenever possible, be adopted by a tribal family.

The case may hinge on whether the Supreme Court finds that tribes are racial rather than political classifications. A prospect that the tribes feel deeply threatened by.. “It would jeopardize every treaty, every property and political right and every power that Indian nations have today,” said a professor of federal Indian law.

In other news from the court, The justices will soon hear arguments on the legal theory. This can change the conduct of federal elections..

7. Tips for the new college basketball season tonight.

In women’s college basketball, Much of the focus is on perennial powerhouses.. No. 1 South Carolina and No. 2 Stanford return most of their top players from last year. South Carolina forward Aaliyah Boston, the projected No. 1 WNBA pick, and Iowa star Caitlin Clark are expected to dominate the headlines this year.

On the men’s side, several high-performing 7-foot-1 players returned to campus after learning they had not been drafted into the NBA (the league currently prefers mobile, athletic frontcourt players over big men). .) North Carolina is No. 1 again. preseason Top 25 poll — record 10th time — and Questions remain about the strength of several top-tier teams..

8. The National Park Service has a request for visitors: Please stop licking the toads.

Officials plead for help protecting the Sonoran desert toad, which secretes a toxic substance some call the “God molecule,” a hallucinogenic so powerful it’s often compared to a religious experience.

It wasn’t clear how many times people have tried to lick the toads, which are found mainly in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, but growing interest in the experiment has led to new threats to the animals.

In other animal news, New videos show how springtails — tiny, flea-like invertebrates — launch themselves into the air, spinning 500 times per second and Landing on your feet almost every time.

9. Baking beautiful pies is easier than you think.

If you ever need a good centerpiece for a holiday meal, a pie is a good option. As we approach Thanksgiving, now is the perfect time to find a delicious recipe to serve to your guests — or just to eat yourself.

Fortunately, my colleague Genevieve Ko has kept up. A collection of simple yet delicious pie recipes. One option: a Pecan Sandy Pie It’s like a giant cookie in its shortbread-like crust.

10. And finally, A charming sight for early risers.

For those who woke up especially early yesterday morning, a glance at the sky might reveal an unusual sight: a deep blood-red moon.

This is not an election day omen but a consequence of one. Total lunar eclipseLast by 2025. This event occurs when the Earth and the Moon line up with the Sun, causing the Moon to pass through the Earth’s shadow. “The romantic way to look at it is that it’s like seeing all the sunsets and sunrises on Earth at the same time,” said the Planetary Society’s chief scientist.

Have a cosmic night.

Brian Denton Compiled images for this briefing.

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