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Opinion: Needs of politicians and the people on a collision course

A federal government shutdown will be an expensive, demoralizing inconvenience felt all across the nation, not just in Washington. So why aren't legislators working overtime to arrive at a compromise?

Cold War Era nytimes.com

Opinion: When Americans Were Afraid of Being Brainwashed

What a forgotten episode of Cold War history can tell us about today’s election-hacking fears.

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Outback Australians grounded as pilot crisis worsens

(Reuters) - A recruitment drive by Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd after a seven-year hiatus is exacerbating shortages of pilots at regional air services that provide a lifeline to remote communities in the country's sparsely populated Outback.

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Empty prisons, grounded warplanes: U.S. budget dysfunction hits home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three hours west of Chicago, a federal prison stands ready to take in thousands of inmates and hire hundreds of guards, but its expansion is on hold, awaiting approval from a U.S. Congress that is again paralyzed by budget disputes.

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Opinion: Love and Washington don't mix

I do not believe love is the answer. I want to. But love, American style, is the kind of love I can live without. Like everything else in our culture, love has become politicized.

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Opinion: Is California horror house society's fault?

What responsibility does society bear for the Turpins?

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Ghosn lays groundwork for withdrawal as Renault CEO

PARIS (Reuters) - Renault-Nissan is to pursue plans to create separate strategy and operations leadership roles, Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn said on Wednesday in a sign he may pull back as boss of the French carmaker.

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Opinion: Let's be honest about Aziz Ansari

This week, an anonymous accuser's account of regretting what appears to be consensual oral sex with actor and comedian Aziz Ansari exploded into the media, with the words "sexual misconduct" splashed across television news, the internet and newspapers.

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Nikkei drops; mining, oil and shipping stocks lose ground, Bitcoin shares tumble

TOKYO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Wednesday morning as mining, oil and shipping stocks lost ground, while Bitcoin-related stocks tumbled after the cryptocurrency's value slid on worries about tighter regulations.

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Longer breastfeeding tied to lower diabetes risk for mothers

(Reuters Health) - Mothers who nurse their babies now have another reason to continue as long as they can: longer periods of breastfeeding are associated with a lower risk of diabetes even decades later, a U.S. study suggests.

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Opinion: Pros/cons if Trump talks to Mueller

The Washington Post reported last week that special counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's legal team that his office will likely seek an interview with the President. Trump indicated he might be willing to be interviewed by Mueller's team, but more recently, he said, "We'll see what happens."

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With CHIP funds running low, doctors and parents scramble to cover kids' needs

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Norway's sovereign fund excludes 9 more firms on ethics grounds

OSLO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Norway's $1.07 trillion sovereign wealth fund has excluded nine more companies from its portfolio based on breaches of its ethical investment criteria, the Norwegian central bank, which manages the fund, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

The Parasite on the Playground

Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worm’s larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development.

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Opinion: What Trump doesn't get about MLK

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have celebrated his 89th birthday on Monday. This year, the federal holiday in his honor, which takes place every third Monday of January, falls on his actual birthday, January 15.

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Opinion: Say the words as plainly as Trump does

Around the world, news organizations were struggling under the burden of translating the "colorful vernacular" that the American President had reportedly used to describe certain nations during Thursday afternoon's meeting about immigration reform.

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Doctors want Trump's head examined

President Donald Trump is "in excellent health," White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday. But it's not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Opinion: The Heartbeat of Racism Is Denial

What President Trump has in common with his supporters — and his opponents.

Blacks nytimes.com

Opinion: Guess Who’s Coming to ‘Peanuts’

The introduction, 50 years ago, of a black character into the Schulz comic strip was a major social statement.

Salvadoran-Americans nytimes.com

Opinion: No Place for 200,000 People to Go

President Trump’s revocation of temporary protected status overlooks the consequences of sending 200,000 immigrants back to El Salvador.

Medical Devices nytimes.com

Opinion: Can Your Hip Replacement Kill You?

Many medical devices on the market have undergone no clinical testing at all.

Censorship nytimes.com

Opinion: To Make Prisons ‘Safer,’ Some Are Banning . . . Books

Denying people the right to read, especially books that reflect their own lives, has a sordid history.

Marriages nytimes.com

Opinion: Congrats on Your Engagement! Now Learn to Fight

Planning for conflict is more important than choosing a centerpiece.

healthNews reuters.com

Drug users find safety, community in underground injection facility

(Reuters Health) - - Intravenous drug users who inject in a secret U.S. facility where staff provide clean needles and guard against overdoses say they appreciate the site for letting them in off the streets and for its history-shaping role.

Golf nytimes.com

Opinion: Who Hits Golf Balls Into the Sea?

What a beach vacation taught me about a long history of callous politics.

Owls nytimes.com

Opinion: The Delicate Politics of Owling

Should bird watchers protect these furtive creatures by keeping their locations secret?

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Opinion: Trump's megaphone prejudice

With only weak and belated denials, the world is left to ponder the reports that President Trump described some African nations as "shithole countries" while protesting the idea of admitting immigrants from, let's face it, countries where people are generally black and brown.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

Opinion: The Lingering Dream of an Islamic State

Baghdadi’s caliphate is crumbling. But it has given new life to a very old idea.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Seeing the Civil War From the Ground Up

Edward L. Ayers’s “The Thin Light of Freedom” presents the War Between the States as experienced by ordinary people.

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Opinion: Trump wants to make America his kind of great again

President Trump's outrageous remark about immigration leaves us stunned -- embarrassed for him and for this country.

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Opinion: New York's bold move for climate justice

Americans are paying a fearsome price for global warming. The federal government's National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported earlier this week that the three powerful Atlantic hurricanes of 2017 -- Harvey, Irma and Maria -- cost Americans $265 billion, and massive Western forest fires another $18 billion. Scientists have shown that human-induced climate change has greatly increased the frequency and intensity of such disasters

Pregnancy and Childbirth nytimes.com

Opinion: The Women the Abortion War Leaves Out

I am a pro-choice feminist, but I understand what crisis pregnancy centers are offering.

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Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's influential Doctors' Association called for the legalization of marijuana-based medicines on Thursday, the same day parliament started to debate a draft bill that goes even further in seeking to allow patients to grow pot at home.

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Opinion: Michelle Williams is the last straw

On Tuesday, USA Today reported that actor Michelle Williams was paid less than 1% of her male co-star Mark Wahlberg's salary for filming re-shoots of the movie "All the Money in the World."

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Opinion: Why a second Brexit vote would be a bad idea

As someone who voted Remain, who believes that both EU membership and European migration have on balance been good for Britain's economy and society, I don't often say this. But Nigel Farage is right.

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Opinion: What the leadership of Germany's Merkel will look like without Merkelism

Amid all of the uncertainty of Germany's laborious search for a new government, the one certainty is that, in the end, Angela Merkel will be Chancellor again.

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Opinion: Teacher's arrest shows a broken system

It was going to be hard to top the absurdity of a well-built, well-armed man, well, manhandling, then handcuffing, a much smaller woman because she dared to publicly challenge a Louisiana school board and superintendent. The fact that this absurdity wasn't the biggest one coming out of that Louisiana community only underscores how much we've allowed disproportionate responses by those in power to become the new norm because of a misplaced dedication to respecting authority.

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Opinion: The problem isn't Trump's brain. It's his heart.

During an hourlong performance Tuesday at a table crowded with lawmakers -- let's call it The President Show -- Donald Trump appeared determined to prove two things. The first was obvious: After much speculation about his temperament, inspired by the dark portrait painted in the book "Fire and Fury," he no doubt wanted to show himself to be an executive in command of the issues and fit to govern. The second was that he is a good man with a warm heart.

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Opinion: Trump clearly played politics with offshore drilling

Only days into the official comment period on the Trump administration's plan to open nearly all US waters to offshore drilling, the administration has exposed this plan for exactly what it is -- playing politics with our coast.

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Opinion: I joined Meryl Streep because when women unite, we're unstoppable

Sunday night I attended the Golden Globes as one of eight activists invited by actresses affiliated with Time's Up, an initiative of 300 prominent women in Hollywood working to bring an end to sexual harassment and assault across all industries. It was a rare pairing -- activists and artists seeking to elevate the stories of domestic workers, restaurant workers, farmworkers and survivors of gender-based violence.

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Opinion: Amazingly, some people still think men are the real victims of #MeToo

Importune -- v. to harass (someone) persistently for or to do something.

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Opinion: The Alzheimer's lie about Reagan

Only a few days into the New Year, we have already learned much: Donald Trump is still President, he is by all accounts still sensitive to what irks him, and, contrary to those who attempt to make a comparison, he is nothing like Ronald Reagan. From the way they govern to the way they communicate, there is nothing whatsoever similar about them.

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BRIEF-Klondex Announces Reduction In Underground Operations And Workforce At True North

* KLONDEX ANNOUNCES A REDUCTION IN UNDERGROUND OPERATIONS AND WORKFORCE AT TRUE NORTH AND EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT CHANGE

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Opinion: The president who harped on the National Anthem fumbled it

Monday night, Donald Trump made an appearance at the College Football Playoff national championship game in Atlanta. But when he joined members of the military on the field for the National Anthem before the game, it became clear he couldn't -- or wouldn't fully sing along. At different points, he mouthed some things, smiled painfully, and had his mouth closed.

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U.S. doctors not certain all kids need scoliosis screening

(Reuters Health) - It’s unclear if all children and teens can benefit from routine screening for scoliosis, according to a new statement from a panel of U.S. medical experts.

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Opinion: Grand Canyon not a place for uranium mining

The Grand Canyon is a great natural treasure, one of the most recognizable and revered landscapes on earth. And yet, despite its universally beloved status, it is threatened by the Trump administration. A recently released government report reveals that President Donald Trump and his Cabinet are considering lifting the ban on uranium mining on the federally owned public lands that surround Grand Canyon National Park.

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Opinion: Trump's Mexico wall would be a gift to the drug cartels

The tricks of the multibillion-dollar drug business include using drones, submarines, ultralight planes and even frozen sharks to transport product across the US-Mexico border. Just consider that in 2016, US Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations agents attempted to seize a submarine in the Pacific Ocean with nearly $194 million worth of cocaine.

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Opinion: Oprah would make an exceptional president

In the hours after Oprah Winfrey's inspiring speech at the Golden Globe Awards, CNN's Brian Stelter reported that friends close to Oprah have said she is "actively thinking" about running for president in 2020. And progressives, like me, could not be happier.

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Opinion: Thank goodness for Oprah. She saved the show.

Thank goodness for Oprah Winfrey. She saved the show.

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Breastfeeding in Sistine Chapel OK with Pope Francis

Moms, don't worry if you ever need to breastfeed while in the Sistine Chapel -- the Pope doesn't mind at all.

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Texas Rex stands his ground in the face of chaos

If President Donald Trump really wants Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to leave, he'll have to tell him to go.

Dresses nytimes.com

Opinion: Amber Tamblyn: Redefining the Red Carpet

At the Golden Globes, my fellow actresses aren’t just wearing black. They’re making a statement of resistance.

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Opinion: Tillerson's new line: Trump is right on everything

On Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave an exclusive interview to CNN. What might have well been his exit interview instead turned into a well-orchestrated statement of his intention to remain in his job -- at least until the end of 2018.

Retirement nytimes.com

Opinion: Retirement Tips for the Age of Trump

Advice for Orrin Hatch, Bob Corker, Jeff Flake — and anyone else who might need it.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Opinion: The Alt-Right’s Asian Fetish

How the “model minority” myth blends with racist ideology.

Hospice Care nytimes.com

Opinion: This Was Not the Good Death We Were Promised

Hospice care failed my father when it mattered most.

Hiring and Promotion nytimes.com

Opinion: Job Interview Without Gender

Masking candidates’ identities to avoid sexism is a nice idea. But it won’t work.

Age, Chronological nytimes.com

Opinion: For Doctors, Age May Be More Than a Number

A lack of experience is not necessarily a bad thing.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Opinion: Diabetes Shouldn’t Bankrupt You

Congress long ago allowed people with end-stage kidney failure to receive Medicare. Why not do the same for people with other chronic illnesses?

Religion-State Relations nytimes.com

Opinion: The Museum of the Bible Is a Safe Space for Christian Nationalists

If your plan is to build a more religious country, Washington is a good place to start.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

Opinion: Iran’s Protesters Want One Thing: Accountability

The impulse to separate the economic from the political malaise risks missing the point.

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Opinion: Sessions just made the opioid war harder to win

On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the federal policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws. While controversial for many reasons, this move is first and foremost a significant step backward in our country's fight against opioid addiction.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Opinion: The ‘Bomb Cyclone’ That Broke Me

The cold always bothered me, anyway.

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

Opinion: Who Loses When a Country Puts Citizenship Up for Sale?

The United Arab Emirates has undertaken a brazen plan to deal with its stateless population. It could set a dangerous precedent.

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Opinion: This is no time to be stingy about heating homes of the poor

Low-income families struggle to pay their home energy bills in the best of times, and these are not the best of times. Record cold temperatures are bearing down along the East Coast and across the Midwest, and, based on US Energy Information Administration estimates, the cost of home heating will likely exceed the cost of previous years.

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Doctors and teachers could team up to reduce stress in schools

(Reuters Health) - - Partnerships between teachers and doctors could help students and school staffers better deal with “toxic stress,” suggests a former teacher turned doctor.

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Opinion: When snow takes over, new realities emerge

Wednesday night in the Bay Area, where I live, there was an earthquake. It roused me from a deep uneasy dream about a sea leviathan, and as I woke, I realized we were riding bareback on the skin of the earth.

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Opinion: Trump chaos leaves world with room to breathe

As the extraordinary vanities and profanities of the drama of President Donald Trump's inner circle combusting continue to crackle, those of us around the rest of the world can take comfort in one thing: at least he is busy.

Surgery and Surgeons nytimes.com

Doctors: Resolutions of a Cancer Doctor

My mother’s cancer diagnosis gave me the opportunity to approach my patients with a new resolve in the coming year.

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Opinion: Does alien life exist?

Last month, the New York Times published an article describing a secret government program investigating reports by military pilots of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) they encountered in the course of their daily duties. The media was awash with stories of flying saucers and extraterrestrial encounters, with scientists downplaying the likelihood of alien visitation and UFO enthusiasts exclaiming their excitement.

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Opinion: Nothing affects Trump more than what people say

With his latest tweetstorm, addressing everything from North Korea's nuclear threat to the mythical "Deep State" inside the Justice Department, Donald Trump has fallen through the floor of comedy and into the basement of tragedy.

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Opinion: Hey President Trump, please don't stop tweeting

President Trump, if you are reading this in between chugging your beloved Diet Cokes or hitting a seven iron at your private country club, please ignore those voices that tell you to rein in your tweets.

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BRIEF-Franklin Electric Acquires U.S. Groundwater Distribution Co

* FRANKLIN ELECTRIC ACQUIRES U.S. GROUNDWATER DISTRIBUTION COMPANY

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Opinion: What Iran protesters are really saying

Too often the discourse that emerges from media coverage of Iran co-opts the struggle of ordinary people in order to reinforce a specific narrative. But to really understand what is happening in Iran, you only need to listen directly to the voices of the Iranian people.

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Opinion: Trump hasn't caused a global crisis yet, but we might not be lucky in 2018

2017 is the year we somehow got away with it.

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Opinion: A blue state revolt would be payback for the GOP

In the waning days of 2017, taxpayers in California, New York and other relatively high-tax states tried to storm the lifeboats of temporary taxpayer relief.

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Opinion: The question that could sabotage the census

President Donald Trump's Justice Department is proposing a new question for the US Census that could throw a chill over the nation's decennial headcount.

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Opinion: Is this North Korea's Oprah moment?

Sports is often said to be the great equalizer, but can it also be a great therapist?

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Opinion: Hoda Kotb replacing Matt Lauer is sweet justice

If 2017 was the year of badly behaved men meeting their downfall, 2018 might just bring something better: well-qualified women replacing them.

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Opinion: Trump may have it right with his Pakistan tweet

Following past patterns of behavior, President Trump issued his first tweet of 2018 insulting Pakistan and building on his threat to cut off foreign military financing that is one piece of the massive assistance package that the US gives the country each year.

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Opinion: No matter your take on Trump, the fight is real

After almost a full year of Donald Trump's presidency, and with a new year freshly started, I think it's safe to say that we're all exhausted.

Veterans nytimes.com

At Veterans Hospital in Oregon, a Push for Better Ratings Puts Patients at Risk, Doctors Say

At Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, doctors and nurses said, hospital administrators reject high-risk patients in pursuit of a higher score.

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Astronauts welcome 2018 in 16 time zones

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station send their New Year's greetings from space as they ring in 2018 in 16 different time zones.

Disc Jockeys nytimes.com

Opinion: A D.J. Could Save Your Life Tonight

A real D.J. is part shaman, part tech wizard, part crowd psychologist, all artist. Many people claim the title, but far fewer embody it.

Park Slope (Brooklyn, NY) nytimes.com

Opinion: There’s No Place Like This Rent-Stabilized Home

The magic of living on the park comes to an end.

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Opinion: Trump is right about the FBI

The ferocity of President Donald Trump's recent attacks on the integrity of the FBI has sent shock waves through an agency accustomed to public adulation in recent years. Sadly, much of the presidential criticism of the bureau may be entirely legitimate.

Alcohol Abuse nytimes.com

Opinion: America, Can We Talk About Your Drinking?

More people are consuming alcohol in risky ways. That’s not a good trend.

worldNews reuters.com

Australia expected to ease visa restrictions on foreign pilots as planes left grounded

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government is expected to relax restrictions on visas for foreign pilots as a national shortage sees planes grounded and flights canceled, aviation officials said on Friday.

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Opinion: Sexual harassment in the skies is fixable

FBI investigations into sexual assaults on airplanes are becoming more frequent by the year. A recent CNN report puts the figures at a 66% increase from 2014 to 2017 alone. And a recent survey of flight attendants found that a whopping one in five have received, while working, a report of a passenger-on-passenger sexual assault. And yet, law enforcement was contacted in less than half of these incidents.

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Opinion: Trump finally gets the honor he deserves

Donald Trump is right -- he doesn't always get the credit he deserves. And Trump isn't bashful about making that point.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Opinion: The Patriarchs Are Falling. The Patriarchy Is Stronger than Ever.

Can the electrifying power of #MeToo be harnessed to the slow slog of building a more gender-equal society?

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Opinion: 5 questions in Trump's second year

Julian Zelizer writes that from presidential tweets to tax cuts it has been an unbelievable year -- but what can we expect as we look ahead to 2018?

Computer Security nytimes.com

Opinion: Your Mother’s Maiden Name Is Not a Secret

There has been no shortage of incidents proving that website security questions are far from secure.

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Opinion: Trio of hashtags dominated 2017

#MAGA. #MeToo. #Fake News. A trio of hashtags that have dominated 2017 -- a polarizing year dominated by the arrival of Donald J. Trump in the Oval Office.

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Opinion: America's health is declining and corporations are stoking this crisis

America's powerful corporations made a killing with the passage of the Republican tax cuts. The tax cuts will hand trillions of dollars to the companies and their moneyed owners following a massive corporate lobbying campaign.

USSR (Former Soviet Union) nytimes.com

Opinion: Remembering Life in the Soviet Union, One Family Photo at a Time

In family photo albums from the Soviet era, a history of pleasures, hard times and frightened silences can be read.

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Opinion: The royal couple should snub Trump

The impending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have just hit their first snag: Whether to invite Donald Trump.

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Male doctors make a lot more in industry payments than female peers

(Reuters Health) - Male physicians in the U.S., across almost every specialty, took in more money from the biomedical industry in 2015 than their female peers, a new study suggests.

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Cities sue Pentagon over background checks

The cities of New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco are suing the Department of Defense for failing to consistently report convictions to a federal database that is checked before firearms purchases.

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Opinion: Give Trump some credit for his foreign policy victories

Some of the most ferocious critics of President Trump's foreign policy are leading Republican thinkers and writers such as military historians Max Boot and Eliot Cohen, along with Michael Gerson, who was President George W. Bush's chief speechwriter.

domesticNews reuters.com

U.S. cities sue military over gun background-check system

(Reuters) - The cities of New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia have sued the U.S. Department of Defense to make it fix its system for reporting conviction records to a database used for background checks on gun buyers.

environmentNews reuters.com

Beijing tops China's first 'green development' index, but sinks in public opinion

BEIJING (Reuters) - China published its first "green development" index on Tuesday, listing regional governments which promote environmentally friendly development, with Beijing coming out top, though it came second-to-last in a survey of public satisfaction.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

Opinion: As Trump Rages About Immigrants, They Go to the Ivy League

Three American sisters born in Cameroon can articulate the American ethos better than our president.

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Opinion: Trump's new coin remakes US in his own gaudy image

Donald Trump has his own "very gold" presidential coin.

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Opinion: US vs. UN: Who's on whose side

This week's emergency UN General Assembly (UNGA) session on President Trump's decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem resulted in another non-binding resolution against Israel. UNGA votes on Israel are nothing new -- because of US veto power at the United Nations Security Council, the General Assembly has been a popular forum for passing anti-Israel resolutions.

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Opinion: Pence's dangerous bromance

The job of any vice president of the United States includes being a salesperson for the administration and a defender of the president. Vice President Mike Pence is certainly not the first to make the case for the chief executive he serves, but none of Pence's predecessors has championed their president so consistently and effusively -- especially outside campaign season -- as has the 48th vice president. Pence has compared Donald J. Trump to Ronald Reagan and Theodore Roosevelt, and the accolades only go north from there.

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Opinion: Will 2017's toxic outrage become 2018's humanity?

This winter, just after I'd written an op-ed for CNN about gun violence, I received a bunch of notes, mostly lovely ones, in my inbox. Some were unpleasant, and among them two really stood out to me -- one threatened my life, while another truly charming correspondent wrote: "Women like you should just shut up. We were great at enforcing the Second Amendment before you all had the right to vote."

Christmas nytimes.com

Doctors: Christmas in the I.C.U.

There’s an illusion that if you want something enough, even something as fantastical as avoiding death, you might just get it.

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Opinion: Trump got what he deserved at UN

The United States took a shellacking today at the United Nations, when 128 countries voted to denounce President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Opinion: We're not remotely prepared for the bioweapons threat

More than half a millennium ago, the bubonic plague wiped out half the population of Europe. But it has not disappeared from the Earth: an epidemic appeared suddenly earlier this year in Madagascar.

Nuns nytimes.com

Opinion: Get Me to a Nunnery

A Christmastime longing for life at an abbey.

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Opinion: The tradition behind the feud between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates

The recent contretemps between Harvard University professor Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award-winning author and the nation's most prominent journalist writing about race, has black social media riveted and continues to spark national controversy.

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Opinion: Disney heiress did the right thing

It would be comical if it weren't so tragic: Donald Trump, brought to power by the votes of white men casting their ballots out of economic insecurity, is poised to sign a tax bill that takes from the poor and middle class to give to the richest of the rich.

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Opinion: Is 'It's a Wonderful Life' sexist?

It seems like America's every cultural moment is under review thanks to Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore and the rest of the men accused of sexual misconduct this year. I can't even watch a Christmas movie like "It's a Wonderful Life" without wondering if it is inherently sexist. And I love that movie.

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Opinion: US was prepared for WannaCry attack -- this time

On May 12, a ransomware campaign infected tens of thousands of systems across 164 countries, including the United States. From the Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), government and industry experts watched WannaCry spread quickly across a range of industries.

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Opinion: How this selfie caused an international furor

When does a picture generate far more than a thousand words? When it is a photo of two young women representing two different Middle Eastern nations. And one of those nations is Israel.

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UPDATE 1-Japan to expand ballistic missile defence with ground-based Aegis batteries

TOKYO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Japan formally decided on Tuesday it would expand its ballistic missile defence system with U.S.-made ground-based Aegis radar stations and interceptors in response to a growing threat from North Korean rockets.

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Japan to expand ballistic missile defense with ground-based Aegis batteries

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan formally decided on Tuesday it would expand its ballistic missile defense system with U.S.-made ground-based Aegis radar stations and interceptors in response to a growing threat from North Korean rockets.

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Japan to expand ballistic missile defence with ground-based Aegis batteries

TOKYO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Japan formally decided on Tuesday it would expand its ballistic missile defence system with U.S.-made ground-based Aegis radar stations and interceptors in response to a growing threat from North Korean rockets.

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Opinion: The Force may not be with you

With a blare of Imperial trumpets and the now-familiar march of words across the screen, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" blasted its way into theaters across the country this weekend.

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Opinion: Trump and allies are trying to destroy Mueller

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has come under fierce political attack. President Donald Trump and his allies are systematically attempting to destroy the legitimacy of the investigation in the eyes of the public. And without a strong congressional investigative counterpart, Mueller finds himself increasingly isolated and alone.

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Opinion: EPA cuts could risk a public health emergency

With time running out for Congress to reach an agreement on the budget, lawmakers are advancing a quiet but crippling assault on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has already suffered years of hollowing out from budget cuts. At stake is the EPA's fundamental ability to carry out its most basic public health and environmental missions. Without full funding for the agency, the health of our children, our seniors and our communities are at risk.

Automobiles nytimes.com

Opinion: The Risks of Traveling While Queer

Many people love long car trips. For my girlfriend and me, they’re full of danger.

Seasons and Months nytimes.com

Opinion: At the Solstice, in Praise of Darkness

Whatever your feelings about the longest night, the winter solstice is worth pausing to savor.

Mars (Planet) nytimes.com

Opinion: Earthlings, Unite: Let’s Go to Mars

It would be a healthy sign that we, as a civilization, are still planning a future.

Secession and Independence Movements nytimes.com

Opinion: Who’s a Spaniard These Days?

The Catalan independence referendum was the most dangerous outcome of a populist nationalism aimed at breaking Europe apart.

Blacks nytimes.com

Opinion: Don’t Just Thank Black Women. Follow Us.

White women’s votes show that gender unity in Democratic politics is a myth. You know where to look for real leadership.

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Opinion: Even a conservative senator couldn't stomach this nomination

President Donald Trump's nomination of Matthew Spencer Petersen to a lifetime appointment as a federal district court judge demonstrates the President's utter contempt for the judiciary.

Christmas nytimes.com

Opinion: Have a Very Merry War on Christmas

America has a new religion: Fox evangelicalism.

Shopping and Retail nytimes.com

Opinion: My Year of No Shopping

The unspoken question of endless browsing is “What do I need?” What I needed was less.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Opinion: Yes, It Happens in Sweden, #Too

The reckoning with a wave of sexual assault revelations has been particularly painful for a country that prides itself on gender equality.

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BRIEF-Ultragenyx And Kyowa Kirin Announce Burosumab Receives Positive CHMP Opinion For Treatment Of X-Linked Hypophosphatemia In Children

* ULTRAGENYX AND KYOWA KIRIN ANNOUNCE BUROSUMAB RECEIVES POSITIVE CHMP OPINION FOR THE TREATMENT OF X-LINKED HYPOPHOSPHATEMIA IN CHILDREN

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Opinion: Mom, Pop -- you're the losers in this tax plan

As the Republican tax plan continues to advance -- and morph -- with dizzying speed, those of us in the accounting business continue to be astonished by the thickening maze of loopholes emerging from the bill.

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Childhood obesity climbing with media use, European doctors warn

(Reuters Health) - Children’s waistlines have been expanding in lock step with the amount of time they spend with televisions, computers, smartphones and tablets, European doctors say.

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Social media may help chronically ill connect to doctors, fellow patients

(Reuters Health) - Social media groups that bring together patients, family, friends and healthcare providers can improve patients’ outlook and reduce their anxiety and depression, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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Opinion: Rep. Mary Kaptur just reinforced the victim-blaming culture

Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio reportedly believes that her female colleagues should rethink their wardrobe choices if they want to protect themselves from unwanted sexual advances on Capitol Hill. Too many outfits she sees around Washington, she told colleagues this week, are "an invitation" to be harassed.

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Opinion: How Black women saved democracy

America, you were in danger, girl.

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Opinion: The FCC is about to create an internet for the elite

On December 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to vote to roll back the rules that uphold net neutrality -- the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must allow equal access to web content, regardless of the source.

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Opinion: Bannon's experiment blew up in Trump's face

Voters in The Cotton State listened to native son Charles Barkley and drew a line in the sand. They showed the country that they are not "a bunch of damn idiots" and sent the message that policy is one thing, but the quality of the candidate is more important.

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Kremlin calls U.S. allegations of subversive activity 'groundless'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that U.S. allegations it was involved in a new generation of warfare, including internal political subversion, against the United States, were groundless and not backed by facts.

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Opinion: A devastating loss for Trump in Alabama

President Donald Trump should be sweating after the shocking outcome in Alabama's special election. Roy Moore's defeat is a huge blow to him personally and to the GOP as a party.

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Opinion: Alabama's message to women: You matter

Three words resounded out of the election of Doug Jones to the US Senate: women's stories matter.

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Window falls from U.S. Marines helicopter onto school grounds in Japan's Okinawa

TOKYO (Reuters) - A window fell from a U.S. helicopter onto a school sports field near a U.S. Marines air base on Okinawa on Wednesday, the Marines said, the latest in a series of accidents that have fanned safety concerns on Japan's southern island.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Opinion: Ed Sheeran Raises Money for Liberia — And Is Promptly Shamed

Criticizing the singer for promoting “poverty porn” hurts people the world has forgotten.

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Opinion: We all know what Trump meant

In one of his early morning tweets Tuesday, the President of the United States lashed out at a sitting US senator, appeared to imply that she offered to trade sexual favors for campaign donations, and then called her "used."

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Opinion: The internet is a terror battlefield -- and we're losing

As New Yorkers witnessed yet again -- for a second time in weeks -- terrorists' ability to recruit, direct and inspire attacks has not lessened. The internet is a battlefield, and we are losing that fight.

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Opinion: What Haley can do about Trump harassment accusations

On Sunday, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, voiced her support for the many women who have publicly accused men of sexual assault -- including her boss, the President of the United States.

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Opinion: GOP tax bill is both mean and stupid

On December 2, the Senate passed a tax bill that is both mean and stupid.

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'Ground-breaking' new drug gives hope in Huntington's disease

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have for the first time fixed a protein defect that causes Huntington's disease by injecting a drug from Ionis Pharmaceuticals into the spine, offering new hope for patients with the devastating genetic disease.

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UPDATE 1-'Ground-breaking' new drug gives hope in Huntington's disease

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Scientists have for the first time fixed a protein defect that causes Huntington's disease by injecting a drug from Ionis Pharmaceuticals into the spine, offering new hope for patients with the devastating genetic disease.

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'Ground-breaking' new drug gives hope on Huntingdon's disease

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have for the first time fixed a protein defect that causes Huntingdon's disease by injecting a drug from Ionis Pharmaceuticals into the spine, offering new hope for patients with the devastating genetic disease.

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Opinion: Fox News outrage against Mueller hits wrong target

Outrage! That's what we saw from some Fox News on-air personalities this past week. So why the Fox freak-out? Simple: Robert Mueller's investigation.

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Grounded ferry in Calais refloated, passengers disembarked

LILLE, France (Reuters) - A P&O ferry with more than 300 people on board which had run aground in Calais harbor in northern France has been refloated and all passengers have disembarked, a P&O Ferries spokesman said on Sunday.

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Trains canceled, flights grounded after snow hits Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Some trains were canceled, flights were grounded and a rugby match was called off on Sunday after Britain experienced heavy snow fall in some areas.

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Dover-bound P&O ferry runs aground in Calais, no injuries

LILLE, France (Reuters) - A P&O ferry with more than 200 passengers on board has run aground in stormy weather in Calais harbor in northern France, but there are no injuries, the Pas-de-Calais prefecture said on Sunday.

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P&O ferry runs aground in Calais, no injuries: prefecture

LILLE, France (Reuters) - A ferry with more than 200 passengers on board has run aground in stormy weather in Calais harbor in northern France, but there are no injuries, the Pas-de-Calais prefecture said on Sunday.

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Opinion: Trump has to live with the consequences of his Israel decision

At ground zero, by Jerusalem's Old City walls, reaction to President Trump's declaration that the United States now recognizes the city as being Israel's capital is both mixed and muted.

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Opinion: I Grew Up Around Korean Beauty Products. Americans, You’ve Been Had.

The pedestrian origin story of the triple cleanse and snail slime face serum.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Opinion: Palestinians’ Dashed Hopes for Jerusalem

A West Bank demonstration may have been a mild beginning to a sustained violent expression by Palestinians.

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Opinion: Obama is right, US democracy is fragile

Former President Barack Obama was right to speak out Thursday at the Economic Club of Chicago to warn Americans about the fragility of our democracy. Signs abound that our freedoms are under siege, not only from foreign enemies such as Vladimir Putin but also from forces inside our country, starting with the radicalized elements of the Republican Party.

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Opinion: He can rescue Alabama

The insurance company Geico sponsors my home state's most sacred sporting rituals -- the Geico 500 NASCAR race at Talladega and college football, over which the Alabama Crimson Tide still rules! But would The Gecko want to move to Alabama? He is not white, sounds foreign and is, you know, kind of fey -- and this is the state that in 2011, passed the most draconian anti-immigrant law in the nation.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

Opinion: Doom Season in Los Angeles

Fires burned here even before there was a city.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Opinion: My Generation Thought Women Were Empowered. Did We Deceive Ourselves?

Rethinking a lifetime of sexism in the #MeToo moment.

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Opinion: Ryan's plans for Medicare are scary

Confirming the warnings and worst fears of progressives, House Speaker Paul Ryan made it plain this week: the ultimate aim of Republican lawmakers -- and their number one priority in January -- is to shrink the Medicare program that provides health insurance to the elderly and disabled.

Buddhism nytimes.com

Opinion: Donald Trump, Accidental Buddhist

The strange wisdom of referring to yourself in the third person.

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Opinion: It's your move now on harassment, Republicans

Your ball, GOP.

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Wall Street higher as technology stocks gain ground

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher in early afternoon trading on Thursday as popular technology stocks gained a firm footing after a bout of selloff and industrial stocks rose.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street higher as technology stocks gain ground

* Indexes up: Dow 0.41 pct, S&P 0.34 pct, Nasdaq 0.62 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

Agriculture and Farming nytimes.com

Herbs From the Underground

Farm.One just opened an indoor rare herb and flower garden in a TriBeCa basement, and many prominent chefs are flocking to it.

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Opinion: Trump's global credibility is shot

No, the entire world is not obsessed with Donald Trump, but you have to travel far to reach a place where people are not following closely -- and worrying deeply -- about what's happening in Washington.

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Opinion: Time magazine has sided with women over the misogynist-in-chief

A little over a year ago, despite a swirl of sexual assault allegations against him and a track record of misogyny, Donald Trump beat the woman many hoped would make it to the White House -- not only to the presidency, but to the title of Time magazine's Person of the Year. This year, it is the President who has to get in line.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

UnitedHealth Buys Large Doctors Group as Lines Blur in Health Care

The purchase of DaVita Medical Group moves UnitedHealth more into the role of doctor as it buys nearly 300 clinics across six states.

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Opinion: How low will the GOP go?

Roy Moore, a religious zealot running for a US Senate seat out of Alabama, has been credibly accused of pursuing and preying on teenage girls when he was in his 30s. One was just 14 years old when, she alleges, Moore -- stripped to his underpants -- touched her intimately and tried to get her to touch his genitals. Moore denies the allegations.

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Hospital patients are safe with substitute doctors

(Reuters Health) - Hospital patients’ survival rates don’t suffer when fill-in doctors substitute for the regular staff physicians, a U.S. study suggests.

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Security alert closes underground station in central London: transport authority

LONDON (Reuters) - London's transport authority said on Tuesday it had closed St Paul's underground station in the city's financial district while police responded to a security alert in the area.

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Drugmaker paid doctors with problem records to promote its pill

One physician had his prescription pad taken away after he repeatedly failed tests assessing his competency.

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Opinion: Trump's women are complicit

I am dying to know what's really going on with all the President's women. I vividly remember Ivanka Trump, in her blush-colored dress, introducing her father at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. So compelling, so savvy -- her dress cost $138 -- and so independent.

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Opinion: What Trump and Dershowitz should learn from Nixon

Can the president of United States be prosecuted for obstruction of justice under the US Constitution? The answer is yes, he most certainly can -- though the initial punishment for such an offense is impeachment and removal from office. The Constitution enables impeachment for "high crimes and misdemeanors," but does not define what those offenses are, though they could in theory include obstruction.

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Tattooed wish for withholding treatment not good enough, doctors say

(Reuters Health) - Consumers are often told, "Put it in writing." But in the case of a hospitalized Florida man facing death, displaying his wish by having it tattooed on his chest wasn't good enough.

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Hospital fires doctors who mistakenly declared newborn dead

An Indian hospital has fired two doctors for mistakenly declaring a newborn baby boy dead.

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Opinion: Why Mueller banished a top agent to FBI's 'Siberia'

Yesterday, CNN reported that over the summer special counsel Robert Mueller had removed an FBI agent from the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia. Widely touted as experienced in high-level, sensitive investigation supervision, Peter Strzok, a deputy assistant director, had been "laterally transferred" to a post within the Human Resources Department (HRD).

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Opinion: No matter what Flynn says, Trump family won't go to jail

When Michael Flynn walked into a federal courthouse in Washington and entered into a plea and cooperation deal, some people thought this marked the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's presidency. Could Flynn be the man to take down this President, and maybe even send him to jail?

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Opinion: Let Us Buy Cake

When granted the right to marry, weren’t we also granted the right to throw the wedding of our dreams?

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Opinion: State Dept. is bigger than Tillerson

Fear not, people. The Foreign Service isn't going anywhere.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Opinion: The Cost of Devaluing Women

We all lose because of the biases of Wall Street and Silicon Valley.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Opinion: How the Republicans Broke Congress

We used to blame both parties for our poisonous political environment. Not anymore.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Opinion: ‘Intelligent’ Policing and My Innocent Children

Law enforcement’s embrace of A.I. and its built-in racial biases terrifies me.

Argentina nytimes.com

Opinion: A Haughty Rant Against Argentina’s National Drink

Dripping with snobbery, a voice message went viral and prompted a cascade of discussions about the sacred place of mate in Argentine society.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions nytimes.com

Opinion: Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet

Regenerative agriculture can help mitigate climate change.

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Opinion: Can dual-track presidency survive?

President Donald Trump is running a dual-track presidency. This week ended with a collision between two major stories affecting his presidency. At the same exact time that the massive corporate tax cut reached the final vote in the Senate, successfully passing in the dead of the night by a narrow margin of 51 to 49, the nation learned that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Sergey Kislyak, then-Russian ambassador to the United States, and that he had been told by a "top member" of the transition team—reportedly Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner—to reach out to the Russians to learn more about the UN vote regarding Israeli settlements.

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Opinion: Donald Trump Would Make a Terrible Navajo

Watching the president disrespect my heritage with an unfunny “joke.”

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Opinion: Start talking about impeachment

Can Democrats finally start talking about impeachment, Nancy Pelosi?

Famine nytimes.com

Opinion: The Starving Lands

More than 20 years after visiting East Africa, I am still weighed down by the hunger I saw there. Today, millions of people are hungry again.

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Patients have different hospital outcomes when regular doctors see them

(Reuters Health) - Many outcomes for hospital patients – including how long they stay and their survival odds after they go home – may depend on whether they’re cared for by their primary care physician or another type of doctor, a U.S. study suggests.

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OPinion: Women don't need a man-to-man between Jimmy Kimmel and Roy Moore

Let's get one thing straight, Jimmy Kimmel and Roy Moore: The last thing American women want or need is for you two to defend our honor in some kind of retrograde battle.

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Tattoo leaves doctors debating man's fate

Picture this: A man is admitted to the hospital, unconscious, with a history of serious health problems and a high blood alcohol level. He has no identification and no family with him. On his chest, he has a tattoo: "Do Not Resuscitate."

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Opinion: I worked for Charlie Rose. Calling him a villain isn't the answer

We have entered an age in which women can safely discuss sexual misconduct in the workplace without fear of retaliation and retribution.

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Doctors rarely discuss end-of-life care for chronic lung conditions

(Reuters Health) - Though most people suffering from chronic respiratory diseases want to discuss their preferences for end-of-life care with medical providers, they seldom do, a new review of past research suggests.

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Opinion: How Doctors Fail Women Who Don’t Want Children

I know I want to be sterilized. Why is it such a fight?

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Opinion: Strongmen are riding high -- and headed for a fall

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