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Italy’s Government Enters a Crisis in Middle of Pandemic

Italy’s Government Enters a Crisis in Middle of Pandemic

Italy’s Government Enters a Crisis in Middle of Pandemic Italy’s Government Enters a Crisis in Middle of Pandemic ROME — Italy’s history of political instability resurfaced in particularly unstable times on Wednesday as a government crisis began in the midst of a pandemic that has devastated the country, raised doubts about the competence of its leadership and intensified political turf …

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In Reversal, Pentagon Announces Aircraft Carrier Nimitz to Remain in Middle East

In Reversal, Pentagon Announces Aircraft Carrier Nimitz to Remain in Middle East

In Reversal, Pentagon Announces Aircraft Carrier Nimitz to Remain in Middle East In Reversal, Pentagon Announces Aircraft Carrier Nimitz to Remain in Middle East WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said on Sunday that it had ordered the aircraft carrier Nimitz to remain in the Middle East because of Iranian threats against President Trump and other American officials, just three days after …

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Pentagon Sends More B-52s to Middle East to Deter Iranian Attacks on U.S. Troops

Pentagon Sends More B-52s to Middle East to Deter Iranian Attacks on U.S. Troops

Pentagon Sends More B-52s to Middle East to Deter Iranian Attacks on U.S. Troops Pentagon Sends More B-52s to Middle East to Deter Iranian Attacks on U.S. Troops WASHINGTON — Two American B-52 bombers flew another show-of-force mission in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, a week after President Trump warned Iran that he would hold it accountable “if one American …

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To Deter Iranian Attacks on U.S. Troops, Pentagon Orders B-52 Flights to Middle East

To Deter Iranian Attacks on U.S. Troops, Pentagon Orders B-52 Flights to Middle East

To Deter Iranian Attacks on U.S. Troops, Pentagon Orders B-52 Flights to Middle East To Deter Iranian Attacks on U.S. Troops, Pentagon Orders B-52 Flights to Middle East “Iranians should be confused about how to interpret signals from a president whose policies and public statements have been so incoherent, impulsive and mercurial,” said Karim Sadjadpour, a senior fellow at the …

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A Biting Send-Up of Race Relations — and a Tender, Funny Middle Grade Novel

A Biting Send-Up of Race Relations — and a Tender, Funny Middle Grade Novel

A Biting Send-Up of Race Relations — and a Tender, Funny Middle Grade Novel A Biting Send-Up of Race Relations — and a Tender, Funny Middle Grade Novel CLASS ACTBy Jerry Craft It’s the first day of eighth grade and Drew Ellis is already stressed. Curious hands keep reaching for his hair, newly styled in a kinky hi-top. A white …

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A most unique year: Judging the Booker Prize in the middle of a pandemic

Those judging the Booker have had to confer via video

A most unique year: Judging the Booker Prize in the middle of a pandemic A most unique year: Judging the Booker Prize in the middle of a pandemic E mily Wilson, a classicist, translator and single mother in Philadelphia, has spent much of lockdown homeschooling her three children and caring for a puppy. On top of that, as one of …

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‘I Had Heart Surgery in the Middle of a Coronavirus Hot Spot’

‘I Had Heart Surgery in the Middle of a Coronavirus Hot Spot’

‘I Had Heart Surgery in the Middle of a Coronavirus Hot Spot’ ‘I Had Heart Surgery in the Middle of a Coronavirus Hot Spot’ MIAMI — I really did not want to have heart surgery. Who wants their chest sliced open and carved like a turkey in the middle of a pandemic hot zone? But that’s what I did in …

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Republican victory in Supreme Court battle could mean millions lose health insurance in the middle of a pandemic

People gathered at the Supreme Court building in Washington on Friday night after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Republican victory in Supreme Court battle could mean millions lose health insurance in the middle of a pandemic Republican victory in Supreme Court battle could mean millions lose health insurance in the middle of a pandemic R uth Bader Ginsburg, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell could soon be forever linked if the late Supreme Court justice’s death leads …

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Top General in Middle East Says U.S. Troop Levels Will Drop in Iraq and Syria

Top General in Middle East Says U.S. Troop Levels Will Drop in Iraq and Syria

Top General in Middle East Says U.S. Troop Levels Will Drop in Iraq and Syria Top General in Middle East Says U.S. Troop Levels Will Drop in Iraq and Syria But the Islamic State in Iraq is still able to wage a low-tech, low-cost, largely rural — and lethal — campaign, American and Iraqi counterterrorism officials say. While ISIS has …

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In Showdown Between China and the West, HSBC Gets Caught in the Middle

In Showdown Between China and the West, HSBC Gets Caught in the Middle

In Showdown Between China and the West, HSBC Gets Caught in the Middle In Showdown Between China and the West, HSBC Gets Caught in the Middle HONG KONG — Like Hong Kong, HSBC has long sat at the crossroads between East and West, a big global bank based in Britain that has reveled in and profited from its deep relationship …

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