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What We’re Following Presidential Process: President Donald Trump’s executive order not to separate families at the border reversed a policy set by his close adviser Stephen Miller—illustrating how the president often disregards the recommendations of his staff. Yet ...
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-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey) Today in 5 Lines President Trump told Republican lawmakers they should “stop wasting their time on immigration” until after the midterms. House Republican leadership has spent days struggling to get members on board ...
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Will Erdoğan Cheat His Way to Victory?

ISTANBUL—Few members of Turkey’s battered political opposition were surprised when President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won the constitutional referendum of April 2017, which transformed the country from a European-style parliamentary government into a presidential system. What did surprise them: ...
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How Do You Know When It’s Officially a Trade War?

It’s been coming for a while, but a tweet made the threat official (and specific): On Friday, President Trump denounced European duties on American automobiles and said if they were not removed, the U.S. would hit back twice ...
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What Krauthammer Meant to Conservatives of My Generation

In 1993, Charles Krauthammer delivered the commencement address at McGill University. Some 20 years earlier, he told the graduates, he had been sitting in the same seats. “What I shall offer you today,” he said, “is a reconnaissance ...
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Photos of the Week: Smoggy Santiago, Miniature Taipei, Mermaid Parade

A watery rescue in Russia, dragon boat racing in China, a soap box derby in France, Hawaiian lava viewed from Earth orbit, a welcome to the summer solstice in the U.K., World Cup celebrations and sadness, International Yoga ...
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We might have started kissing to share chewed up food (and other delicious facts about smooching)

Science Science for your smoocheroos. Is there anything as swoony as a long kiss? The simple act of pressing your lips to someone else’s can fuel everything from lust to love. But what does science say about… Source: ...
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The 3 Reasons the U.S. Health-Care System Is the Worst

According to the Commonwealth Fund, which regularly ranks the health systems of a handful of developed countries, the best countries for health care are the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Australia. The lowest performer? The United States, even ...
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<em>Fallen Kingdom</em>: Why Won’t Humans Just Leave the Dinosaurs Alone?

To the creators of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, I offer words of wisdom uttered 25 years ago by the legendary Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), a character in both this film and the 1993 original. “You stood on ...
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