Latest News Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Amazon, Republicans: Your Friday Briefing 2018-01-18T19:36:34.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Trump Upsets Republican Strategy to Avoid Shutdown 2018-01-18T19:33:41.000000000+00:00 With a government shutdown looming, the House planned to vote Thursday on a spending bill that would avert a crisis. But President Trump upended the G.O.P. strategy. The U.S. Fertility Rate Is Down, Yet More Women Are Mothers 2018-01-18T19:33:00.000000000+00:00 The biggest increases have come from some groups who in the past were far less likely to have babies: highly educated women, those over 40, and women who have never been married. On Stage Was Springsteen, in the Audience, Chris Christie 2018-01-18T19:24:25.000000000+00:00 In his first night out as a private citizen, Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, headed into New York City to catch a show by his idol, Bruce Springsteen. Where Amazon May Build Its New Headquarters 2018-01-18T19:20:35.000000000+00:00 The e-commerce giant announced a short list of places that could become home to its second headquarters. The process has garnered the kind of enthusiasm normally reserved for bids to host the Olympics. Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I’m Ambivalent About Chelsea Manning 2018-01-18T19:17:22.000000000+00:00 I don’t think she’s the perfect candidate. But I’m inspired by her willingness to fight back. Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters 2018-01-18T18:51:22.000000000+00:00 The list released Thursday leaned toward cities in the Midwest and on the East Coast, and away from the tech-saturated hubs of the West Coast. 2018-01-18T17:29:46.561000000+00:00 Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Will Women Lead the Democrats to Victory? 2018-01-18T17:20:41.000000000+00:00 Maybe, but the path forward is an obstacle course. After the Apologies, Restaurants Struggle to Change 2018-01-18T17:06:30.000000000+00:00 Four employers accused of sexual harassment have stepped away from their empires. But for the companies, the hard part is what happens next.