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Film Clip: 'The Fall of the American Empire'

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Watch a clip from the movie "The Fall of the American Empire." Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

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Opinion: India's Modi Needs To Focus On Economics, Not Nationalism

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After a divisive election victory on May 23, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to unite India and build the economy after running on a nationalist agenda. Image: Zuma Press

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Opinion: Netanyahu Labels Lieberman 'Toppler of Right-wing Governments'

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Speaking in Jerusalem on May 30, 2019, Benjamin Netanyahu attempted to divert attention away from the political chaos in Israel, before targeting the man who could have assured him a parliamentary majority. Image: AFP/Getty

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Baghdad's Green Zone, a barometer of war and peace

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Baghdad's Green Zone has been a barometer for tension and conflict in Iraq for nearly two decades.

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Pompeo visits Germany as tensions rise between US, Iran

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Mike Pompeo is making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state at the start of a four-nation European trip as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran.

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Dutch hostage held by Filipino militants killed in gubattle

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Philippine military officials say a long-held Dutch hostage has been shot and killed by his Abu Sayyaf captors when he tried to escape during a gunbattle in southern jungles.

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Mideast protests in Iran, elsewhere mark 'Jerusalem Day'

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Iranians have begun rallies across the country to mark Quds, or Jerusalem Day, which will see demonstrations across the Mideast as the Trump administration tries to offer an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

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Israeli police: Alleged Palestinian attacker stabs 2, killed

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Israeli police say an alleged Palestinian attacker has been killed after stabbing and injuring two Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City.

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Survivors of Budapest boat sinking recall chaotic moments

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Survivors of a South Korean tour boat sinking in Budapest say they were taking photos or preparing to disembark when they were thrown into waters after another ship rammed their boat.

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Pope visits Romania 20 years after John Paul's historic trip

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Pope Francis is heading to Romania for a three-day, cross-country pilgrimage that in many ways is completing the 1999 trip by St. John Paul II that marked the first-ever papal visit to a majority Orthodox country.

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Suicide bombing hits eastern Kabul; no word on casualties

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Police say a suicide bomber has struck east of the capital Kabul, the second such attack in as many days.

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Migrants traverse the deadly last stretch of Darien jungle

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At first they appeared only as weary silhouettes emerging from the dense foliage on the other side of the Tuquesa River.

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Raptors take NBA Finals opener, beat Warriors 118-109

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Pascal Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points and the Toronto Raptors won the first NBA Finals game played outside the U.S., beating the Golden State Warriors 118-109 on Thursday night.

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Al-Jazeera says Sudan shuts down bureau, blocks journalists

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The satellite news channel Al-Jazeera says authorities in Sudan have shut down its bureau in Khartoum and banned its reporters from working.

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Tiananmen veterans look back on movement's mistakes, passion

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Wu'er Kaixi was among the most outspoken of the student leaders during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, famously reproaching then-Premier Li Peng at a meeting broadcast on national television.

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North Korea executes 5 officials over failed Kim-Trump summit: South Korean media

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North Korea has executed five officials for their role in the failed second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to a South Korean newspaper.

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Mexico: 62 migrants escape facility in Ciudad Juarez

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Mexican officials say 62 migrants have escaped an immigration facility in Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas.

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Opposition senators in Haiti trash Parliament office

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A group of opposition senators in Haiti have ransacked their meeting room in Parliament and dragged out broken furniture and computers to block the ratification of interim Prime Minister Jean-Michel Lapin.

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US documents expose Argentina dictatorship's grisly crimes

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Recently declassified U.S. documents reveal that Argentine dictatorship agents in 1976 dynamited the bodies of 30 people who had been detained in a blast that spread their remains over a wide radius.

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No escape from racism: migrant team in Spain dons insults

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A Spanish soccer team heavily composed of migrants has found a novel way to protest against the racist abuse the players have received.

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Northern Iraq oil city targeted by 6 blasts; at least 4 killed, 23 wounded, officials say

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Iraqi security officials say a series of explosions in the northern city of Kirkuk has killed at least four people and wounded 23.

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Reporter's Notebook: Inside Hezbollah’s attack tunnels

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Amid new regional tension with Iran, reports indicate the tunnels were meant to be used by the Iranian proxy Hezbollah in a ground operation against Israel.

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Spanish police bust crime ring that smuggled cocaine-laced plastic

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Police in Spain said they arrested 12 people on Wednesday in connection to a cocaine-smuggling ring that mixed the drug with industrial plastic pellets in a bid to avoid detection.

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‘Large and Extremely Dangerous’: Kansas Tornado Leaves a Dozen Injured

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Kyle Rivas/GettyA swift-moving tornado that tore through eastern Kansas late Tuesday has left at least a dozen people injured and more than 13,000 without power.Large amounts of debris, including toppled trees, live wires and leveled homes have left some parts of the city of Lawrence completely impassable, police said. Photos circulating on Twitter Tuesday night showed wrecked cars, soiled furniture, tattered clothes and wooden beams scattered across lawns and city streets.  As of midnight on Tuesday, there were no reported fatalities, though videos of close-calls with one twister believed to be a mile-wide flooded social media. For residents in many areas of eastern Kansas and western Missouri, the night was one of wailing sirens and debris “falling from the sky,” as the National Weather Service repeatedly warned. On Twitter, the agency frantically sought to keep up with multiple reports of tornadoes and ominously listed all the areas in the path of a “large and extremely dangerous t…

Missouri's last abortion clinic could close, making the state the only one without a facility

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Missouri's threat to decline a license renewal may force the state's only abortion clinic to close by the end of the week, Planned Parenthood officials said.


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Everest deaths blamed on budget firms and influx of inexperienced climbers

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An American mountaineer has become the 11th person in two weeks to die on Mount Everest as Sherpas and tour operators alike blame an influx of inexperienced climbers and budget tour operators for the spike in fatalities. Christopher John Kulish, 61, from Colorado, did not show any sign of distress when summiting the world’s highest mountain on Monday morning but died suddenly after descending. With a record number of climbers permitted to climb Everest this year, bottle necks have also contributed to greater exhaustion and in some instances, death. The death toll this season is the highest since 2015. The Nepalese government granted permission for 381 mountaineers to scale Everest from the southern side this spring season. Roughly 130 others will attempt to summit from the northern side in Tibet. Only around 5,000 people have climbed Everest since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first scaled the 8,848m peak in 1953.  With a permit costing $11,000 (£8,675) to scale the mountain the i…

'Seek shelter immediately!': Texas braces as tornadoes continue assault on nation

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A two-week roar of tornadoes that has ravaged much of the Midwest descended on Kansas on Tuesday. Texas could be next.


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‘I Felt Invisible’: Rescued Maui Hiker Recalls Fight for Survival While Lost for 17 Days in Jungle

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SARAH HAYNES - FINDAMANDAAmanda Eller, the 35-year-old Maui hiker who survived in the jungle for 17 days before her miraculous rescue last week, said she started to lose hope after seeing 20 helicopters pass by without seeing her.“Standing on that rock, I felt invisible,” she told reporters at a Tuesday press conference, adding that she wrote S.O.S. on rocks and spread out her clothing to help rescuers find her.“You lose hope,” Eller added. “As the sun starts to go down you’re like, ‘Another night alone. How am I gonna stay warm? How am I gonna stay alive?’”Ultimately, she said it was willpower, meditation, and her “intuition” that sustained her throughout the harrowing ordeal.“I never felt alone, and I never felt fearful. It was an opportunity to overcome fear of everything,” she said. “At some point halfway into the days I was there, I came to a place of acceptance. There’s a reason I have to stay alive.”Amanda Eller, Missing Maui Yoga Instructor, Ate Berries and Drank From Waterfal…

Arkansas River communities preparing for historic flood

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The US Army Corps of Engineers, city, state, federal officials, residents, among many others coming together to help each other during flooding.


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British sailor whose wife vanished on honeymoon jailed for eight years after 'deliberately sinking their yacht'

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A newlywed British sailor whose wife died after their yacht sank off the coast of Cuba has been jailed for eight years in the US for her manslaughter. Lewis Bennett, 42, was sentenced on Tuesday at a Miami court for the killing of Isabella Hellmann, 41. Bennett, of Poole, Dorset, was initially accused of murder and intentionally scuttling the catamaran before he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. He must also pay $22,910 (about £18,000) in restitution and will spend three years on supervised release after serving his sentence, a spokeswoman for the US Department of Justice said. Bennett apologised to Ms Hellmann's family during the hearing before US District Judge Federico Moreno, who rejected his defence lawyer's request for a seven-year sentence. Isabella Hellman and her British husband Lewis Bennett with their daughter The newlyweds, who had recently had a baby daughter, had been sailing from Cuba to their home in Delray Beach, Florida, when Be…

Robert Mueller's Final Act Was to Rebuke President Trump's 'No Obstruction' Claims

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller waited until his final day at the DOJ to deliver a response to President Trump's claims about his report.


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Huawei reviewing ties with FedEx after two packers were 'diverted to America'

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Huawei is reviewing its relationship with FedEx after it claimed two of its packages were "diverted to America", amid rising tensions between the Chinese technology company and the US government.  Donald Trump's administration has repeatedly warned that Huawei's equipment could be used for spying by China, and earlier this month the US president signed an executive order which effectively banned the company from America's 5G network. Huawei has maintained it is independent of the Chinese state and has now accused American courier FedEx of diverting its packages to the US, despite the fact they were travelling between Asian addresses. The company said that FedEx diverted two parcels sent from Japan and addressed to its offices in China, instead sending them to the US, and attempted to divert two more packages sent from Vietnam to offices elsewhere in Asia.   Huawei provided images of FedEx tracking records to Reuters, but the news agency said it has not yet verifi…

Pundits say Mueller handed Trump case to Congress, but did he?

What was the point of a probe that could not charge the president?

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Boeing CEO says he’d put family on 737 Max ‘without hesitation’

Boeing’s CEO on Wednesday said he is so confident with the company’s upgrades to its 737 Max planes that he’d be willing to put his own family on them.

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Disney CEO says filming in Georgia would be ‘difficult’ if abortion bill takes effect

Disney CEO Bob Iger on Wednesday said that filming in Georgia would be “very difficult” if the state’s controversial abortion bill goes into effect next year.

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Crop fires, a weapon of war, ruin Iraqi, Syrian harvests

It was looking to be a good year for farmers across parts of Syria and Iraq.

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Navy Chief of Info attempts damage control over USS McCain on Twitter after five years of inactivity

The official Twitter account of the Navy Chief of Information attempted to do damage control over the report that the White House requested the removal of the USS McCain during President Trump's trip to Japan, sending out its first tweet in over five years. 

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Taiwan's military trains for a Chinese invasion on the beach

Taiwanese tanks and soldiers have fired at simulated Chinese forces in an anti-invasion drill on the island's coast.

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Israel faces new elections after parliament dissolves

Israel faces an unprecedented snap election campaign — the second this year — after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and dissolved parliament instead.

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Maine man gets video of two lynx caterwauling

A Maine man captured two lynx caterwauling on the side of the road last Friday.

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Man posed as Beto O’Rourke campaign worker, breaks into home to eat Popsicle: cops

A Texas man dressed in a Beto O’Rourke campaign shirt allegedly broke into an Austin home Tuesday and helped himself to a Popsicle, reports said.

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AP sources: White House wanted McCain ship away from Trump

The White House wanted the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of President Donald Trump's view during his trip to Japan, three U.S. officials said.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller makes first public remarks on Russia election meddling in 2016

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FBI adds fugitive Eugene Palmer to Top 10 Most-Wanted List

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Michael Wolff’s ‘Draft Indictment’ of Trump Doesn’t Exist, Says Mueller’s Office

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Reuters / Brendan McDermidA spokesman for Robert Mueller has emphatically denied a claim from Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff that the special counsel drew up a three-count obstruction-of-justice indictment against Donald Trump before deciding to ditch it.The unverified allegation is made in Wolff’s new book, Siege: Trump Under Fire, which is due to be published next week. It’s the sequel to Fire and Fury, which infuriated the president for its claims about the dysfunctional inner workings of his White House.The Guardian obtained a copy of the new book and reports that Wolff states his findings about Mueller’s supposed draft indictment are “based on internal documents given to me by sources close to the Office of the Special Counsel.” The newspaper writes that it’s seen the documents.However, Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, told The Guardian: “The documents that you’ve described do not exist.”Wolff claims the draft listing the president’s alleged abuses was written under the t…

Top court rejects challenge to rules accommodating Pennsylvania transgender students

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The justices left in place a 2018 lower court ruling that upheld the Boyertown Area School District policy, which was challenged by six former or current high school students, though the action does not set a national legal precedent. The Supreme Court scrapped plans to hear a major transgender rights case involving bathroom access in public schools in 2017 and has never issued a decisive ruling on the matter. The students challenging the policy argued that it violated their right to privacy under the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment and a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education, known as Title IX.


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With homes flooded and dams and levees stressed, Oklahoma hopes to survive Arkansas River's wrath

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Work crews struggled on Wednesday to maintain aging levees and dams during what meteorologists predict will be Oklahoma's worst-ever flooding.


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Bird attack at Disney World leaves woman with traumatic brain injury

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A woman suffered severe brain injuries after she was attacked by a bird at Disney World, according to a lawsuit.Lisa Dixon was allegedly left with a traumatic brain injury and herniated discs in her neck after the animal struck her in the head at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in May 2017.Her lawyer likened the force at which the bird struck her to being hit in the head by a baseball.It is not clear what breed the bird was.The woman, who is in her 30s and from nearby Celebration, Orlando, has filed a lawsuit at Orange Circuit Court, where she is seeking unspecified damages in excess of $15,000 (almost £12,000), according to The Associated Press.It accuses Disney of failing to properly warn visitors of the dangers seasonal nesting birds pose, among other allegations.The incident reportedly happened as Ms Dixon walked along a dock at Polynesian Village Resort where visitors can take a boat across the Seven Seas Lagoon to the Magic Kingdom or another resort, the lawsuit said.In June…

Tornadoes tear across US in record numbers, leaving trail of devastation

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A vicious storm tore through the Kansas City area, spawning tornadoes that left a trail of devastation, as the US reeled from a record run of twisters.  The tornadoes downed trees and power lines, damaged homes and injured at least a dozen people in the latest barrage of severe weather that saw warnings as far east as New York City. Parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey were also under tornado warnings hours after a swarm of tightly packed twisters swept through Indiana and Ohio overnight, smashing homes, blowing out windows and ending the school year early for some students because of damage to buildings. One person was killed and at least 130 were injured. The storms in Kansas City on Tuesday were the 12th straight day that at least eight tornadoes were reported to the National Weather Service. After several quiet years, the past couple of weeks have seen an explosion of tornado activity with no end to the pattern in sight. The previous 11-day stretch of at least eight tornadoes per …

Karl Rove: We should not get overconfident about 2020

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Fox News contributor Karl Rove weighs in on the correlation between the booming U.S. economy and Trump's chances at winning the 2020 presidential election.


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Planned Parenthood: Missouri's last abortion clinic may shut

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, Planned Parenthood officials said Tuesday.


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No-deal Brexit is 'political suicide': Hunt

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Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tuesday that Britain's governing Conservative Party would be committing "political suicide" if it tried to force through a no-deal Brexit. Hunt, who is among the 10 declared candidates vying to replace the outgoing Theresa May as Britain's prime minister, said trying to take the UK out of the EU without a deal would trigger a general election in which the Conservatives risked "extinction". The newly-formed Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage topped last week's European Parliament elections in Britain.


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Doctors Were Alarmed: ‘Would I Have My Children Have Surgery Here?’

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Missing Millions Put an American-Funded Afghan College Under Scrutiny

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By ROD NORDLAND from NYT World https://nyti.ms/2XfhP0u

Listen to What Doctors, in a Time of ‘Crisis,’ Said Behind Closed Doors

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The Superstar Hiding in Plain Sight

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By RORY SMITH from NYT Sports https://nyti.ms/2HNH9FL

Blues Beat the Bruins and Get Their First Stanley Cup Finals Victory

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Sports https://nyti.ms/2YZEm1Y

Word + Quiz: expatiate

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Yes, India’s Economy Is Growing, but Can You Trust the Data?

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By KEITH BRADSHER from NYT Business https://nyti.ms/2YV3BCo

What’s on TV Thursday: Ava DuVernay on ‘Desus & Mero’ and ‘BlacKkKlansman’

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By GABE COHN from NYT Arts https://nyti.ms/2JNXfBk

Resonance Records to Stream Its Trove of Historical Jazz Albums

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By GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO from NYT Arts https://nyti.ms/2MdALeR

Disney May Halt Productions in Georgia if Abortion Law Is Enforced

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By DANIEL VICTOR from NYT Arts https://nyti.ms/2XdFZIT