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France's President Defies Trump at the UN

Since the Second World War, American presidents have repeatedly gone before the United Nations General Assembly and made a similar argument: The United States has national interests just like any other country, but in the modern era those interests are increasingly international in scope and shared by people around the ...

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The Anger of Jimmy Kimmel

“By the way, before you post a nasty Facebook message saying I’m politicizing my son’s health problems, I want you to know: I am politicizing my son’s health problems.”    Related Stories Jimmy Kimmel’s Latest Monologue Gets Personal and Political Why Kimmel’s Obamacare Pitch Was So Powerful Donald Trump and Late-Night: ...

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The Good Place Is Still TV Heaven

This story contains spoilers through the whole first season of The Good Place. The moment The Good Place transformed from genially quirky sitcom to malevolently brilliant work of art came at the end of the first season, when Eleanor (Kristen Bell) finally twigged that something was extremely wrong with heaven. ...

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A Presidential Misunderstanding of Deterrence

How are we to make sense of the president of the United States—a man with unitary launch authority for over a thousand nuclear weapons—going before the United Nations General Assembly and threatening to annihilate a sovereign state? That’s exactly what President Donald Trump did on Tuesday, halfway into a long, ...

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Essential California: A deadly earthquake rocks Mexico — and is a reminder for California

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Sept. 20, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Deadly earthquake rocks Mexico A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing homes and bridges across hundreds of miles, killing over 200 people and sending thousands fleeing ...

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When will a judge decide whether Robert Durst should stand trial in his L.A. murder case?

New York real estate scion Robert Durst could learn as soon as Wednesday when a Los Angeles judge will hold a hearing to decide whether there is enough evidence for him to face trial for murder. Durst, who is charged with murdering his best friend in 2000, is scheduled to ...

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How to Raise the Rarest Kiwi

FRANZ JOSEF, NEW ZEALAND—When I first see the kiwi chick, I briefly wonder if I’m actually looking at a real animal. It’s a grapefruit-sized sphere of fluff with an adorably short version of an adult’s long beak. When it sits still in its dark, red-lit enclosure, it looks indistinguishable from ...

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Ex-girlfriend sues actor Ryan Phillippe, accusing him of kicking, hitting and pushing her down stairs

A former girlfriend is suing Hollywood actor Ryan Phillippe on allegations that he kicked, hit and pushed her down stairs in an incident that has also been referred to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office for possible prosecution. Elsie Rose Hewitt filed the lawsuit against Phillippe, her former boyfriend, on ...

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Photos of the Earthquake in Mexico City

On September 19, 2017, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City, rattling skyscrapers and sending millions into the streets. Reuters is reporting at least 200 deaths across several Mexican states. Coincidentally, Tuesday was the 32nd anniversary of the devastating 1985 Mexico City earthquake, an occasion that led to many first ...

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Lawyer for Ed Buck says councilwoman waging 'character attack' after OD death of his client's houseguest

A lawyer for a wealthy Democratic donor who has become the subject of an investigation into a drug death claims that a West Hollywood official has launched a “character attack” on his client and should be investigated for ethics violations. As Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives continue to investigate ...

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