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What Bernie Sanders Gets Right About the Media

[ad_1] On Friday morning in their chilly Washington studio, over a standard-issue cable news glass table, hosts and guests denounced blind support for female candidates as “lady boss yass queen feminism” and sneered at “woke tokenism.” It’s a kind of anti-establishment “Crossfire” aimed at “hating each other as American people less — and hating the […]

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U.S. Health Experts Say Stricter Measures Are Required to Limit Coronavirus’s Spread

[ad_1] As the coronavirus gained a foothold in the United States, thousands of employees from Seattle to Silicon Valley were told to work from home. Public school districts in several states have shut down, universities are moving classes to online only, and even churches are limiting services or prayer meetings. A global health conference in […]

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Where Mermaids Play, a Nasty Water Fight

[ad_1] HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. — One by one, the mermaids dived into the water. Their colorful tails — vibrant blues, yellows and oranges — shone brightly against overcast skies. It was a quiet day in late January and the mermaids, a group of young women who have bonded over a shared love for the mythological […]

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Surge of Virus Misinformation Stumps Facebook and Twitter

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO — First, there were conspiratorial whispers on social media that the coronavirus had been cooked up in a secret government lab in China. Then there were bogus medicines: gels, liquids and powders that immunized against the virus. And then there were the false claims about governments and celebrities and racial unrest. Taiwan […]

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Failures on the Diamond Princess Shadow Another Cruise Ship Outbreak

[ad_1] Japan’s foreign minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, said in a parliamentary session that the responsibility should not have fallen solely on Japan. “Japan is not the only state that is obliged to conduct measures to prevent the expansion of infection,” Mr. Motegi said. He suggested international law was unclear as to whether both the country where […]

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Saudi Arabia Expected to Raise Oil Production, Further Pressuring Prices

[ad_1] Saudi Arabia appears ready to increase oil production, putting more pressure on crude prices, after the collapse of a meeting on Friday between the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia caused prices to drop more than 9 percent. On Sunday, the uncertainty rocking the oil industry in the wake of depressed demand caused […]

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Lebanon Will Default on Foreign Debt Payment Amid Deepening Economic Crisis

[ad_1] BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon will default on $1.2 billion in foreign currency debts coming due on Monday, the prime minister said Saturday, as the country lurched deeper into an economic crisis that has set off widespread antigovernment protests and left the country grasping for a foreign bailout. Amid a rapid devaluation of the Lebanese […]

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Feminists Arm Themselves With Art

[ad_1] This article is part of our latest Museums special section, which focuses on the intersection of art and politics. What if the art world could create a kind of popular awakening? It is a question Apsara DiQuinzio, a curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, asked herself not long after the […]

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