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Senate Leaders Try to Appease Members as Support for Health Bill Slips

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:45:26 GMT

Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, has only days before Congress’s recess to wheel, deal and cajole his colleagues to support a bill that has grown less popular with more exposure.With criticism mounting over their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, top Republicans are cutting deals and cajoling members to get to 50 votes.

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Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:18:09 GMT

Alice Jacobs, a Dogwood Village resident, depends on Medicaid for her nursing home care, having exhausted all of her savings.Medicaid, targeted for deep cuts by the Republican health care bill, currently pays for most of the 1.4 million people in nursing homes.

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Senate Health Care Bill: How the Right and Left Reacted

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:00:26 GMT

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, is the chief author of the Senate’s health care bill.Writers across the ideological spectrum and around the internet seem to agree on one thing: They don’t like the Senate’s health care legislation.

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Commando Raids on ISIS Yield Vital Data in Shadowy War

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:01:21 GMT

Armed men identified by the Syrian Democratic Forces as American Special Operations forces in the Syrian province of Raqqa last year.Risky Special Operations missions targeting midlevel figures can prove valuable for unearthing information about the Islamic State’s inner circle.

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White House Pushes Military Might Over Humanitarian Aid in Africa

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:50:05 GMT

President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, right, welcomed United States Defense Secretary James Mattis, left, at the Presidential Palace in Ambouli, Djibouti, in April.African and American military leaders are uneasy that shifting to a military-heavy presence on the continent could hurt America’s long-term interests.

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‘Horrible Tragedy’ as Fuel Tanker Fire in Pakistan Leaves at Least 150 Dead

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:34:16 GMT

Rescue workers and paramedics taking a burn victim to a hospital in Multan, Pakistan, on Sunday.At least 100 others were seriously injured after people rushed to the overturned tanker to collect spilled fuel and it caught fire, officials said.

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From 9/11 to Orlando, Ken Feinberg’s Alter Ego in Compensating Victims

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:53:06 GMT

Camille Biros at work. She has helped determine compensation in some high-profile cases, such as the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.Camille Biros has helped her small but influential law firm set up payment protocols tied to the BP oil spill, mass shootings and other catastrophes.

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North Korea Tour Options Dwindle for Americans. But Not by Much.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:43:37 GMT

Even after the tour operator that sold a North Korea trip to Otto Warmbier abandons American clients, others still sell a trip there as one-of-a-kind.

How North Korea Deals With American Prisoners

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:35:32 GMT

At least 16 Americans have been arrested in North Korea since 1996. Each situation is unique, but there are common threads when it comes to how and when they take Americans into custody.

Petra Kvitova Wins Her First Title Since Being Attacked

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:11:46 GMT

Petra Kvitova during her win in the final of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England, on Sunday.Kvitova, who was wounded six months ago by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the Czech Republic, beat Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England.

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Six Hurt as Car Hits People in UK's Newcastle, Not Terrorism-Related: Police

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:27:28 GMT

Six people were injured on Sunday after a car mounted a pavement outside a sports center in the northern English city of Newcastle, but the incident is not believed to be terrorism-related, police said.

Egyptian President Agrees to Cede 2 Islands to Saudi Arabia

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:35:00 GMT

Protesters demonstrated in Cairo this month against a deal to cede two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ratified an agreement that cedes sovereignty over two Red Sea islands, brushing off widespread public criticism.

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British Parliament Hit by Cyberattack, Affecting Email Access

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:17:28 GMT

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Charles in the House of Lords on Wednesday.Hackers targeted the British Parliament, leaving many legislators unable to access their emails on Saturday, officials said.

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Syria Frees Hundreds of Detainees Ahead of Muslim Holiday

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:23:36 GMT

Prisoners waited at the Baath Party offices in Damascus before their release on Saturday.The justice minister said 672 people were released from prison, including some who had supported the insurgency against the Syrian government.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT

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In Towns Already Hit by Factory Closings, a New Casualty: Retail Jobs

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:50:24 GMT

Johnstown, Pa., began losing manufacturing jobs a generation ago. Now it, like many other small cities in the Northeast and Midwest where retail jobs came to predominate, is being battered by e-commerce.Thousands of workers face unemployment as retailers struggle to adapt to online shopping. But even as e-commerce grows, it isn’t absorbing these workers.

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L.G.B.T.Q. Pride Around the World

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:01:52 GMT

Join the celebrations — and reflect on the range of rights — in Dublin, Shanghai, Kiev and other cities during June Pride festivities.

Pride 2017: There Goes the Gayborhood

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:00:28 GMT

The West Village, which has undergone “straightening” recently.Neighborhoods that were once incubators for the gay rights movement have been gentrified, leading to angst about the effects on the L.G.B.T.Q. community.

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A Winning Design for a Monument to Gay and Transgender People

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:29:54 GMT

A rendering of a design by the artist Anthony Goicolea for a monument to be built at Hudson River Park.Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the artist Anthony Goicolea had been selected to design the monument in Hudson River Park in Manhattan.

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For Grieving Parents, Trump Is ‘Speaking for the Dead’ on Immigration

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:02:18 GMT

Sabine Durden speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. Her son was killed when a pickup truck driven by an undocumented immigrant collided with the motorcycle he was riding.Their children died at the hands of undocumented immigrants, and their anguish forms the emotional cornerstone of the president’s signature issue.

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The Joys of a Classic Ice Cream Sandwich

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:05:35 GMT

The hand-held combination of a chocolate base and vanilla ice cream is sure to please.The hand-held combination of a chocolate base and vanilla ice cream is sure to please everyone.

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A Battle Over Prayer in Schools Tests Canada’s Multiculturalism

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:35:12 GMT

An elder demonstrated the call to prayer at a mosque in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.In a diverse Ontario community, Muslim Friday prayers have set off an uproar over religious accommodation in public schools.

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Immigration Moves Front and Center in Italy’s Local Elections

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:41:53 GMT

Barrialfa Karavate, 21, a migrant from Guinea, at Lake Como, where there is a debate about what to do with Africans hoping to go north to Switzerland or Northern Europe for jobs.Parties and politicians took a tougher stance ahead voting on Sunday, from Lampedusa in the south to Lake Como, where the Swiss border beckons migrants.

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Maritime Mystery: Why a U.S. Destroyer Failed to Dodge a Cargo Ship

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:54:37 GMT

The Fitzgerald after its collision with the container ship ACX Crystal off the coast of Yokosuka, Japan.Lookouts and radar operators on the destroyer Fitzgerald should have spotted the freighter it collided with, and the captain should have been wakened.

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Prototype: Feel the Noise: Homemade Slime Becomes Big Business

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:00:02 GMT

Karina Garcia, 23, at her home in Riverside, Calif. Ms. Garcia is a YouTube celebrity famous for her slime videos.The market for slime — a sticky substance in a multitude of colors — is thriving in a cottage industry run by fourth-graders, teenagers and young adults.

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For W.N.B.A.’s Oldest Rookie, a Lot of Persistence Goes a Long Way

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:52:26 GMT

The Phoenix Mercury’s Yvonne Turner, No. 6, in a game against the Los Angeles Sparks on June 18. Turner, 29, is the W.N.B.A.’s oldest rookie.After playing for years overseas, Yvonne Turner of the Phoenix Mercury is still coming to grips with the fact that she has finally reached her goal, at age 29.

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Bruce Davis, a Charles Manson Follower, Has Parole Blocked for Fifth Time

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:12:19 GMT

Bruce Davis, right, with his lawyer, Michael Beckman, before a parole hearing in 2012. Mr. Davis, a former member of the Manson family, was convicted in 1971 of two counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder and robbery.California’s governor said Mr. Davis, who participated in a string of Manson-led murders in 1969, was still a danger to society.

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Colorado Man Is Second to Die in Quest for Buried Treasure

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:48:38 GMT

Forrest Fenn at his home in Santa Fe last year. He estimated that 65,000 people have joined the search for the treasure, which he said he hid to give families a reason to “get off their couches.”Forrest Fenn said he buried a stash worth $2 million. The search for it has drawn tens of thousands of people to some of the more unsparing wilderness in the southwest.

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She Was Named World’s Ugliest Dog, but ‘She’s Just Darling’

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:56:22 GMT

Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, won the annual “World’s Ugliest Dog” competition on Friday at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in California.Martha, a 125-pound Neapolitan mastiff, was awarded the dubious annual distinction at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in California.

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Modern Love: To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:13 GMT

They launched their relationship by answering 36 questions. To keep it going, they drew up a contract.

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Review: Transformers Get Arthurian in ‘The Last Knight’

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:56:58 GMT

Megatron and Josh Duhamel in “The Last Knight,” the latest “Transformers” movie.Mark Wahlberg is back in the latest “Transformers” movie, but it’s stolen by Anthony Hopkins and a grouchy C-3PO knockoff.

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