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‘Next Year in Jerusalem!’ In Israel, Eurovision Win Is Seen as a Diplomatic Victory, Too

The Eurovision win may also have even helped soothe bruised feelings after the Israeli-born, Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman backed out of a major award ceremony in Jerusalem, saying she did not want to endorse Mr. Netanyahu and [...]
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Women trounce men on first major primary night of the year

Carol Miller on Tuesday night won the Republican nomination for an open House seat in West Virginia. | Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP [...]
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Obamacare insurers just had their best year ever — despite Trump

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Obamacare is no longer busting the bank for insurers. After three years of financial bloodletting under the law — and despite constant repeal threats and efforts by the Trump administration to dismantle it — many of the remaining insurers [...]
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International Women’s Day: Eight moments that make it the Year of the Woman

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International Women's Day: Eight moments that make it the Year of the Woman The #MeToo movement against male harassment has empowered women in the US and elsewhere, but it is not the only women's movement to have an impact over the [...]
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Professor Elizabeth Warren Grades Betsy DeVos’s First Year, Is All Out Of Fs To Give

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Oh, Betsy. You need to take remedial EVERYTHING. Senator Elizabeth Warren does pretty good Twitter. No way we were going to pass up clicking on this link: Get the popcorn! Sen. Warren and Rep. Katherine Clark, both of Massachusetts, released [...]
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2018 Setting Up to Be a Great Year for Dividend Investors

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Last Friday was a key trading day for the stock market as fears of interest rates rising too quickly and by more than expected over the short term started to diminish. In what is widely seen as the primary headwinds to the bull trend, both [...]
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Dzongsar Monastery Journal: A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody

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The driver of the police car that took us back to Kangding wore a Yankees cap, which he turned backward at one point. The officer in the front seat synced his mobile phone to the police radio and sang along, karaoke style, to a popular [...]
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills More Than 100 in China This Year

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“It’s often the case that by the time medical workers break into the door, it’s already too late,” Yang Shixiong, the director of an emergency medical center in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi, told China National Radio. “Every [...]
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Tourists may be jailed for a year in Cambodia for dancing “pornographically”

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Cambodia is in the midst of an international PR controversy after it charged 10 Westerners with producing pornographic pictures on their social-media accounts. The scandal began when Cambodian authorities arrested nearly 90 foreigners during [...]
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‘He has to be normal’: Trump’s State of the Union aims for unity after a polarizing year

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President Donald Trump plans to set aside his fire-and-fury rhetoric to deliver a conciliatory message in his first State of the Union address, using the televised speech to reach voters beyond his base in an election year marked by intense [...]