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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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Liberia President’s Ouster by Party May Raise Questions Over Her Legacy

Senior members of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Unity Party accused her of supporting the opposition candidate George Weah, who is now president-elect.

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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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Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa dominate Brit Award nominations

LONDON (Reuters) - Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Liam Payne and Stormzy are among the nominees for this year's Brit Awards, Britain's most prestigious pop music prizes.

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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.

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.

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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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Phil Mudd: We should be ashamed

CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd blasts President Trump over his vulgar comments about immigrants from Haiti and countries in Africa.

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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

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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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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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Editorial Observer: Joe Arpaio’s Latest Offense — Running for Senate

On a day of hope for a breakthrough on immigration, the race-baiting ex-sheriff pardoned by the president makes a pathetic plea for attention.

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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.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Wales Prepares to Ban Physical Punishment of Children

The move, which is the subject of a 12-week consultation beginning on Tuesday, would match plans in Scotland and laws in more than 50 other countries.

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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.

Cosmopolitan (Magazine) nytimes.com

First Words: Who Decides What’s ‘Sexy’ — And Who Pays for It?

People lust after everything from actors to new consumer goods. A vast marketplace caters to some of those desires, and exploits others.

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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.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

The Checkup: Do Parents Make Kids Fat?

There is an underlying assumption that children can be controlled if only their parents would take the trouble.

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.

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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.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Gray Matter: Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good

Kids who know how to deceive are smarter and better adjusted.

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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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.

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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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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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Exclusive: Liberian President-elect Weah tempers expectations, plans agriculture push

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberian President-elect George Weah on Tuesday set modest goals for his six-year term, calling for Liberia to start exporting crops and repairing decrepit infrastructure, in his first interview since winning election last week.

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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.

Food nytimes.com

Personal Health: They Took On the Food Giants — and Won

For decades, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has worked to influence public policy on nutrition.

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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President-elect Weah says Liberia 'open for business', vows to fight corruption

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberian President-elect George Weah on Saturday declared the country open to investment and pledged to tackle entrenched corruption, in his first speech to the nation since decisively winning an election this week.

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Some Afghan Children Find an Alternative to Jail — for Now

Orphanages for Afghan children of jailed mothers meet part of the need, but funding cuts threaten their future and many others stay in prison.

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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.

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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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George Weah Wins Liberia’s Presidency, Unofficial Results Show

Mr. Weah, a former soccer player making his third run for the presidency, was well ahead at the polls, election officials said.

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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.

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Ex-soccer star 'King George' Weah wins Liberia's presidency

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah has won Liberia's presidential run-off election and will succeed incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month, the country's first democratic transition in over 70 years.

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Soccer star George Weah wins Liberian presidential election

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah has defeated Vice President Joseph Boakai to win Liberia's presidential run-off election with 61.5 percent of the vote based on 98.1 percent of ballots cast, the election commission said on Thursday.

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.

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: Chuck Hagel: Serving in Vietnam — With My Brother

They served together, and were wounded together twice.

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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.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Oil and Gas Sector Is Changing — and So Is Geopolitics

In “Windfall,” Meghan O’Sullivan offers a tour of the world and how the rise of cheap gas and fracking are causing shifts in power.

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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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Europe Edition: Egypt, Peru, Liberia: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Liberian Runoff Could Mark First Peaceful Transition of Power Since 1944

In a presidential runoff, voters are choosing between a soccer star, George Weah, and Vice President Joseph Boakai, to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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Liberians vote in historic, delayed election

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberians went to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election they hope will mark their first democratic transfer of power in more than seven decades, despite allegations of fraud.

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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.

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Liberians head to the polls in historic, delayed election

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia went to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election that voters hope will mark the country's first democratic transfer of power in over seven decades, despite it being tarnished by allegations of fraud.

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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.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

For More Than 300 Afghan Children, Many Older Than 5, Home Is Mother’s Cellblock

Orphanages that could help house the children are packed, and there has been little international interest in addressing the issue.

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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."

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Ties: Sundays at the Altar of Science

An awe-inspiring tradition with ancient origins and dazzling, interconnected forces: home science experiments.

Corporate Taxes nytimes.com

Tax Bill Is Great for Accountants — Unless They Have Holiday Plans

Working vacations. Pizza-fueled all-nighters. Overflowing inboxes. Auditors, analysts and accountants are racing to dissect the new tax law.

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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.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Feature: Inside the High-Drama World of Youth Competition Dance

False eyelashes and real tears on the competition dance circuit.

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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.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Merry Christmas, Vladimir — Your Friend, Donald

Russia continues to get a strong return on its investment.

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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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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.

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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.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

A Last Push for Obamacare Sign-ups — and Worries About Who Got Hurt

Blacks and Hispanics saw the biggest gains under the Affordable Care Act. They’re also likely to be most affected by cuts to this year’s enrollment period, which ended Friday.

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

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Deserving Rich and the Deserving Poor

Americans are a generous people, but our generosity comes with moral judgments.

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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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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.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Can Kindness Be Taught?

A program prompted by a challenge from the Dalai Lama is bringing kindness training to the classroom. Research suggests it helps.

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Froome 'not ashamed' of using asthma inhaler

LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome has said his use of an inhaler is "not something to be ashamed of" after a urine test at the Vuelta a Espana in September showed excess levels of an asthma medication.

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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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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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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.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

When a Sibling Dies, or Has a Serious Illness

Up to 8 percent of American children will experience the death of a sibling, but the loss is rarely discussed, and siblings are often overlooked.

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Theresa May Quiets the Critics — in Her Own Party

The British prime minister had to calm waters roiled by her own cabinet members, who seemed to undercut a hard-won agreement on Friday to keep Brexit talks alive.

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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.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

The Checkup: Treating Anxiety in Children

Which child needs psychotherapy or medication: the parent-clinger, the dog-fearer or the school-avoider?

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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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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.

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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.

Music nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: An Everyman — Just Not Ours

Understanding France’s ardor for Johnny Hallyday does not come easily to Americans.

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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.

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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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Pop star Ed Sheeran receives honor from Britain's Prince Charles

LONDON (Reuters) - Grammy-winning singer Ed Sheeran received an MBE - a British state honor - for services to music and charity from Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

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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.

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A Long-Dead Cambodian King Is Back — and He Looks Familiar

Some think Prime Minister Hun Sen considers himself the reincarnation of a 16th-century ruler. Recently built statues certainly suggest a resemblance.

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Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Says Russia Meddled in the Olympics — and the Election

Mr. Meyers and other late-night hosts took on the news that Russia had been banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Games because of doping.

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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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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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Ed Sheeran reveals a Beyoncé secret

When it came time for Ed Sheeran to collaborate with Beyoncé, it wasn't as simple as him calling her up.

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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.

Navajo Indians nytimes.com

Opinion: Donald Trump Would Make a Terrible Navajo

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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

News Analysis: Republicans Near a Big Win — but Will It Lift Them Politically?

Senate passage of a trillion-dollar tax cut will be a much-needed Republican victory, but it remains to be seen whether it lifts them out of their political ditch.

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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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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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Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran team up for 'Perfect' duet

Congratulations, Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran, for creating the new go-to first dance song for newlyweds everywhere.

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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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Russia 2018 World Cup draw — Live!

After almost three years of qualifying, 868 matches and 2454 goals, it has all come down to this.

Solar Energy nytimes.com

Australia Powers Up the World’s Biggest Battery — Courtesy of Elon Musk

South Australia had a blackout problem, and the Tesla founder had a solution: a battery the size of a football field.

Sterilization (Reproductive) nytimes.com

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

Warning: This story contains an image some may find offensive. Reader discretion is advised.

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Opinion: Women enable men like Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose

Admit it.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

10 Polaroids: Marco Zanini Captures His Italian Trip — in Polaroids

The designer for Santoni documents his excursion to Italy's Marche region exclusively for T.

Eyes and Eyesight nytimes.com

Matter: The Scallop Sees With Space-Age Eyes — Hundreds of Them

Each scallop eye is built something like the gigantic telescopes that peer into deep space, researchers reported on Thursday.

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Opinion: Why the black press is more relevant than ever

For years, newsrooms across America have had a problem with a lack of diversity and inclusion. People of color are underrepresented among news organizations, which do not reflect the makeup of the general population and have made little progress in the past decade.

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Matt Lauer on 'Today': 'I feel embarrassed and ashamed'

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Opinion: CFPB, the agency I didn't know I needed

Late last May, I accepted a job offer in Minnesota, loaded my family in the van, and -- two months ahead of the actual move -- drove to the Twin Cities to start looking for a new place to live. But when it came time to get pre-approved for a loan, our best laid plans went awry.

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Opinion: Women will remember who voted for this

Tax plans can be hard to decipher, but with each passing day, women and moms across the country understand more clearly how the GOP tax plans — both the US Senate and the House versions -- will affect their families and our economy.

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Opinion: Why the Matt Lauer case hits home

Savannah Guthrie of NBC's "Today" show reported the breaking news this morning of the network's sudden firing of her long-time colleague Matt Lauer. NBC News had received and investigated a report of "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," and in her reaction, she was simultaneously utterly professional and unavoidably human.

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Opinion: This must be the final straw

The President of the United States woke up this morning and decided to retweet three videos from the account of Jayda Fransen -- the deputy leader of Britain First: a far-right, ultranationalist, neo-fascist hate group.

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Opinion: Will she be royal family's silent feminist?

With the upcoming marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, a feminist is set to become a member of the British royal family.

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Opinion: How US assured Assad's victory

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Opinion: The Limits of ‘Believe All Women’

The powerful slogan can be exploited to hurt us. Exhibit A: Roy Moore’s false accuser.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

The Checkup: A Healthy Dose of Guilt

Moral guilt is not the same as shame. When it’s constructive, guilt can make a child feel determined to do things differently, experts say.

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Opinion: Why we'll always have 'Casablanca'

November 26, 1942. The Hollywood Theatre in New York City. A new movie is about to open. "Casablanca."

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'Ashamed' Franken says he won't quit Senate over groping accusations

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Al Franken, trying to salvage his political career, said on Sunday he does not plan to resign but called himself "embarrassed and ashamed" by his behavior toward women who have accused him of groping or inappropriately touching them.