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Trump Hits Turkey When It’s Down, Doubling Tariffs

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The president’s decision, announced in a tweet, raised the possibility of further tariff escalations with China and other countries whose currencies are falling against the dollar. Source: [...]
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‘They Spit When I Walked in the Street’: The ‘New Anti-Semitism’ in France

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A strong correlation has been observed between increases in hate crimes against French Jews and the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Source: NYT > World
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When ISIS’ Call to Arms Falls on the Ears of the Mentally Ill

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Religious fanaticism or mental disorder? After the Islamic State claimed the gunman who shot 15 in Toronto as one of its one, the debate was rekindled. Source: NYT > World
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When a Baby Is an Everyday Reminder of Rohingya Horror

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] A wave of births in refugee camps coincides with the Myanmar Army’s campaign of rape. Having been violated, the Muslim women are now shunned by their own. Source: NYT > World
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‘It Does Something to Your Soul When Everyone Losing Their Homes Looks Like You’

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DURHAM, N.C. —On a chilly Wednesday morning in December, Jesse McCoy II headed upstairs to a third-floor courtroom full of cherrywood pews. The 34-year-old housing attorney had never before met his potential client and knew hardly any of [...]
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Donald Trump Just Hallucinating Now, Sees Shade Of Melania When She’s Not There

3 months ago | 0 comment
[embedded content] Melanie Trump hasn’t been seen in public since she went away to the hospital for treatment of a benign kidney issue 15 days ago. But no worries, she’s recovered tremendously, even though Donald kind of forgot her name [...]
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Rep. Mo Brooks Does Science: Maybe Sea Levels Rise When Someone Drops Mountains In The Ocean

3 months ago | 0 comment
Who are you, who are so wise in the ways of science? Mo Brooks, Republican US representative from the Great State of Alabama, is a true gentleman science idiot in the classic form. Not only is he breathtakingly ignorant, but he also insists [...]
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When Trump attacks, Democrats shut their mouths and pray

3 months ago | 0 comment
Jon Tester was on his farm in rural Montana when his phone rang with the news: It was his chief of staff, informing him that the president of the United States had just called for his resignation on Twitter. The Montana Democrat [...]
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‘When gerrymandering backfires’: Democrats go after once-safe GOP seats

3 months ago | 0 comment
Republicans redrew congressional districts across the country in 2010 in an attempt to consign Democrats to a semipermanent House minority. But in 2018, the long-successful GOP insurance policy is at risk of backfiring in a big [...]
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When Erotic Photographer’s Muse Becomes His Critic

4 months ago | 0 comment
By 2015, the relationship had soured so badly that Mr. Araki insisted she sign a document vowing not to defame him or his business. In 2016, Kaori, who by then was running her own ballet school, stopped working with him. When she requested [...]