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‘We Cannot Afford This’: Malaysia Pushes Back on China’s Big Projects

Sitting at his desk during an interview after the election, Mr. Mahathir pointed to a sheaf of papers before him. It was a proposal from a Malaysian construction company that he said contained evidence that the East Coast Rail Link could [...]
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Accelerate with This Growth-Oriented Health Care Play

Starting this week, we’ll be featuring some of the top-performing momentum exchanged-traded funds (ETFs) in our column. Today’s featured fund, Invesco DWA Healthcare Momentum ETF (PTH), provides an alternate take on U.S. health care firms. [...]
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Is This the Next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

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A few weeks before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her New York congressional primary, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley spoke to roomful of young Democrats at the Bell-in-Hand, a Boston tavern that dates back to 1795. She was explaining [...]
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Trump pivots to border wall, China and ‘Manafort this, Manafort that’

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President Donald Trump has spent his week at his Bedminster retreat fine-tuning an aggressive fall agenda that could benefit his reelection chances in 2020 but imperil Republican congressional candidates in the midterms. While keeping a light [...]
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‘This idiot judge?’: Salty Manafort trial chief cracks wise and cracks down

3 weeks ago | 0 comment
As the second day of Paul Manafort’s criminal trial wound on, U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III sounded less like a federal jurist than an exasperated high school teacher. “Lawyers on both sides need to rein in their facial expressions,” [...]
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Austria Dispatch: The Border in This Vintage Corner of Europe Is Still Open. But for How Long?

4 weeks ago | 0 comment
[unable to retrieve full-text content] The memory of thousands of refugees arriving in 2015 has split the people of Spielfeld, Austria: Some welcome a new fence. Others fear a loss of freedom. Source: NYT > World
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Why Ady Barkan has hope even in this dark hour

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Attorney and activist Ady Barkan was diagnosed two years ago with ALS, at the age of 31. Ady has channeled his illness into some remarkable activism on health care, but also on progressive issues across the board, from tax reform to helping [...]
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Beijing Dispatch: Was This Powerful Chinese Empress a Feminist Trailblazer?

1 month ago | 0 comment
[unable to retrieve full-text content] Empress Cixi is most famous for building a fabulous pleasure ground, the Summer Palace, that attracts crowds of tourists. Was she also responsible for pulling China into the modern age? Source: [...]
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‘Even Trump can’t screw this up’: Kennedy retirement unites GOP

2 months ago | 0 comment
Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement was the moment Republicans have been waiting for since Neil Gorsuch was confirmed in April 2017. Every time Trump ranted on Twitter, questioning the rule of law or pushing policies that run counter [...]
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‘This would widen the trade war tenfold’: U.S. automakers say no to Trump’s car tariffs

2 months ago | 0 comment
President Donald Trump says he wants to save the U.S. auto industry by slapping tariffs as high as 25 percent on foreign-made cars, but there’s a problem: Automakers don’t want his help. The White House thinks the penalties would encourage [...]