NY Times Jared Kushner, Poland, ‘Game of Thrones’: Your Monday Briefing 2017-07-24T12:09:03.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Poland’s President Vetoes 2 Proposed Laws Limiting Courts’ Independence 2017-07-24T11:15:09.000000000+00:00 The decision by President Andrzej Duda was a surprising setback for the far-right governing party. New York Today: New York Today: Blocking Out the City’s Noise 2017-07-24T10:21:01.000000000+00:00 Monday: Ways to deal with a noisy city, the mayor’s subway soapbox, and strident streets. ‘I Did Not Collude,’ Kushner Says in Prepared Remarks to Senators 2017-07-24T10:10:52.000000000+00:00 Jared Kushner said he was unaware of the agenda of a June 2016 meeting at which Donald Trump Jr. expected to learn damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Taliban Claim Kabul Explosion That Killed Dozens 2017-07-24T10:09:11.000000000+00:00 The suicide bombing in the Afghan capital killed 24 and wounded 42, officials said, and came while security forces were on high alert. ‘You Create That Chemistry’: How Actors Fall in Instant Love 2017-07-24T09:00:22.000000000+00:00 The foursome of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” talk trust, lust and the art of stage kissing. U.S. Inflation Remains Low, and That’s a Problem 2017-07-24T09:00:21.000000000+00:00 The Federal Reserve is struggling to hit its annual inflation target for the sixth straight year, suggesting that, once again, it may be too optimistic about the health of the economy. A Rest Stop for Half a Billion Birds 2017-07-24T09:00:02.000000000+00:00 During their migration between Europe and Africa, hundreds of millions of birds stop in Israel to rest and refuel. Hop aboard a government-sponsored tractor spreading birdseed and corn to keep the birds away from local crop fields. Game of Thrones: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 2 Recap: Dark Reunions 2017-07-24T07:32:35.000000000+00:00 On Sunday, characters connected in new and surprising ways all over Westeros. The Mayor and the Restaurateur: How de Blasio Sought Help for an Early Donor 2017-07-24T07:00:25.000000000+00:00 Federal investigators, while declining to prosecute, still questioned City Hall’s conduct. Was the administration doing favors for contributors?