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European Workers Draw Paychecks. American Workers Scrounge for Food.

European Workers Draw Paychecks. American Workers Scrounge for Food.

European Workers Draw Paychecks. American Workers Scrounge for Food. European Workers Draw Paychecks. American Workers Scrounge for Food. LONDON — In the southeast corner of Ireland, Brian Byrne’s event-planning business was confronting a calamity. It was the middle of March, and the coronavirus pandemic was nearing peak lethality. As the government barred gatherings like music festivals, his revenue disappeared, forcing …

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American Exceptionalism on the Virus

American Exceptionalism on the Virus

American Exceptionalism on the Virus American Exceptionalism on the Virus The United States is one of the most unequal countries in the developed world. People who aren’t wealthy have less chance of success and less chance for their children to succeed. When you talk about fixing these things, though, people freak out. Taxing the rich? Helping the poor? To many …

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Vietnamese Lives, American Imperialist Views, Even in ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Vietnamese Lives, American Imperialist Views, Even in ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Vietnamese Lives, American Imperialist Views, Even in ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Vietnamese Lives, American Imperialist Views, Even in ‘Da 5 Bloods’ All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. This is certainly true for what Americans call the “Vietnam War” and what the victorious Vietnamese call the “American War.” Both terms obscure how …

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Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage There was nothing magical about a period of 30 years, Dr. Caplin said; it simply proved useful, making payments predictable and affordable by stretching them out over decades. “It was designed from a viewpoint of a consumer, who wouldn’t find it too …

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American Airlines Bans Conservative Activist Who Refused to Wear a Mask

American Airlines Bans Conservative Activist Who Refused to Wear a Mask

American Airlines Bans Conservative Activist Who Refused to Wear a Mask American Airlines Bans Conservative Activist Who Refused to Wear a Mask A conservative activist who is an ardent supporter of President Trump was barred by American Airlines on Thursday, one day after he was removed from a flight from La Guardia Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport after he refused …

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For an American Journeyman, a Long-Delayed Honor in Japan

For an American Journeyman, a Long-Delayed Honor in Japan

For an American Journeyman, a Long-Delayed Honor in Japan For an American Journeyman, a Long-Delayed Honor in Japan A month before he was supposed to begin his second season in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league, Zach Neal, an American pitcher, received what he called the highest honor in his career. The manager of his team, the Saitama Seibu Lions, gathered …

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Russian Court Sentences American, Paul Whelan, to 16 Years on Spy Charges

Russian Court Sentences American, Paul Whelan, to 16 Years on Spy Charges

Russian Court Sentences American, Paul Whelan, to 16 Years on Spy Charges Russian Court Sentences American, Paul Whelan, to 16 Years on Spy Charges MOSCOW — A court in Moscow on Monday sentenced an American who claims he was framed by Russian agents to 16 years in a high-security prison for espionage, delivering another blow to President Trump’s already faltering …

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Looking Across the Border at American Turmoil

Looking Across the Border at American Turmoil

Looking Across the Border at American Turmoil Looking Across the Border at American Turmoil The year 1967 stands out more than most in my childhood. That was when my family headed off to Montreal along with 50 million other people to celebrate Canada’s centennial, and to be dazzled by the futuristic buildings, multimedia films, space capsules and performances at Expo …

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A Prisoner Release Stuns 2 American War Widows

A Prisoner Release Stuns 2 American War Widows

A Prisoner Release Stuns 2 American War Widows A Prisoner Release Stuns 2 American War Widows Eight years ago, Peggy Marchanti and Holly Loftis were told that their husbands, serving as military advisers in Afghanistan, had been fatally shot by an Afghan policeman. This week, the two military widows received another shock: Abdul Basir Salangi, the police officer who admitted …

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In Egypt, Images From American Protests Evoke a Lost Revolution

In Egypt, Images From American Protests Evoke a Lost Revolution

In Egypt, Images From American Protests Evoke a Lost Revolution In Egypt, Images From American Protests Evoke a Lost Revolution Yet one striking parallel lies in the reaction of President Trump, an American leader who frequently has praised Egypt’s current authoritarian leader, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi — even jokingly calling him “my favorite dictator” — and who now, as protests …

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