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Sports Illustrated Magazine Now Under Ross Levinsohn, Exec With Controversial Past

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:49

The storied magazine was sold last month. And now editorial control of the 65-year-old magazine has been licensed to TheMaven, a digital outfit that is bringing in a controversial CEO.

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Supreme Court Justices Split Along Unexpected Lines In 3 Cases

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:22

The court decided four cases Monday, and they defied the usual ideological fissures.

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A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Help Seniors Thrive

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:50

Physician Louise Aronson treats patients who are in their 60s — as well as those who are older than 100. She writes about changing approaches to elder health care in her book Elderhood.

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Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:17

Many users now mix opioids with stimulants such as meth and cocaine. Researchers say efforts to get doctors to reduce opioid prescriptions may have driven some users to buy meth on the street instead.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping To Visit North Korea This Week

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:51

The leaders are scheduled to meet on Thursday, according to Chinese and North Korean news agencies. The visit comes after stalled negotiations with President Trump.

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Deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Dies, State TV Reports

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:33

The state broadcaster said that the deposed leader requested permission to speak in court, which the judge granted. He reportedly fainted and died during a break in the session.

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Sotheby's Announces Its Biggest Sale — Itself — For $3.7 Billion

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:19

The deal puts Sotheby's, which was founded in 1744, on a path to becoming a private company again.

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Supreme Court Hands Democrats A Win On Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:30

Eleven legislative districts in Virginia were declared to be sorted by race and were redrawn. The court's decision Monday left that in place.

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6 People Shot, 1 Fatally, At Graduation Party In Philadelphia

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:06

Four of the people injured were teenagers. "It's just another case of wanton and senseless violence that we can't get our brains around," the city's police commissioner said.

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Artist, Heiress And Designer Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At 95

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:28

Vanderbilt, the mother of CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, was known for vivid paintings and collages, and for designing glamorous jeans.

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Locks Out Musicians As Contract Dispute Continues

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:27

Contract and salary negotiations between musicians and management have stalled, leaving BSO players picketing outside their concert hall.

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Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Is Freed, Says He Will Join Mass Protests

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:50

"Hello world and hello freedom," said the activist, who served a month on a contempt of court charge. Wong called on Hong Kong's leader to resign after protests over a controversial extradition bill.

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Replacing Plastic: Can Bacteria Help Us Break The Habit?

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 07:17

Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a "natural" plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in early days.

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Naples Rolls Out A Fine-Tuned Dough And The New 'Cloud Pizza' Is Born

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 07:00

Bucking generations of tradition, some Neapolitan pizzaiolis are experimenting with new ideas, bolstered by a new flour that creates a charred, puffier and lighter crust. And the trend is catching on.

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A Year After Spinal Surgery, A $94,000 Bill Feels Like A Backbreaker

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 05:02

A service called neuromonitoring can cut the risk of nerve damage during delicate surgery. But some patients are receiving large bills they didn't expect.

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Tobacco's 'Special Friend': What Internal Documents Say About Mitch McConnell

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 05:01

The Senate majority leader wants to raise the age for tobacco sales to 21. An NPR review of once-secret documents shows how closely McConnell has worked with the industry over decades.

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Former First Lady Leads In 1st Round Of Voting In Guatemala Presidential Election

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:44

Sandra Torres, who is now divorced from former President Álvaro Colom, is leading a field of nearly 20 candidates. She has promised to invest heavily in health care, education and agriculture.

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Germany's Far-Right Party Defeated In Closely Watched Mayoral Election

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 02:16

A candidate from beleaguered Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union wins a convincing victory over the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) in the country's conservative east.

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Pompeo Says 'There's No Doubt' Iran Attacked Two Tankers

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 17:55

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledges to guarantee freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil route where the two tankers were hit.

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Notre Dame Holds 1st Mass Since Fire Devastated The Historic Paris Cathedral

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 16:04

A group of around 30 people wearing hardhats gathered for Mass in the cathedral on Saturday, exactly two months after a severe fire. The service was not open to the public.

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