Review: Gabriel Kahane Finds Inspiration in Strangers on a Train

Review: Gabriel Kahane Finds Inspiration in Strangers on a Train

Photo Gabriel Kahane sings about the travelers he met on an Amtrak train trip in “8980: Book of Travelers.” Credit Mike Benigno The day after Donald Trump was elected, the songwriter Gabriel Kahane decided to go on a listening tour:...
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Why preemies have impaired lungs

Why preemies have impaired lungs

By: IANS | New York | Published: December 2, 2017 12:11 am The study showed that smaller airways affects the smooth functioning of the cardiovascular and respiratory system.(Source: File Photo) Children born preterm are more likely to have smaller airways...
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The Ten Best Travel Books of 2017

The Ten Best Travel Books of 2017

At their best, travel writers bottle up the essence of places. They describe streets, restaurants and road stops in photographic detail, and imitate sounds in perfect pitch. When you read Mark Kurlansky’s new book, Havana, you can smell the sweat...
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Potsdam Christmas market evacuated as device found

Potsdam Christmas market evacuated as device found

Image copyright EPA Police in the German city of Potsdam have carried out a controlled explosion on a device filled with nails next to a Christmas market. The device, that also held batteries and wires, was sent to a pharmacy...
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Why it’s good that NHS England is cutting back on prescriptions

Why it’s good that NHS England is cutting back on prescriptions

Not worth itBSIP/Getty Patients in England are set to lose access to a raft of prescription drugs. If you believe the headlines, this is terrible news, and people stand to miss out on treatments for disorders ranging from pain and...
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Why the internet’s CiCo calorie count diet won’t keep weight off

Why the internet’s CiCo calorie count diet won’t keep weight off

I’ve earned that snack!Image Source/Alamy Stock Photo By Anthony Warner I have an instinctive distrust of anything with an acronym, so was dismayed to hear that the CiCo diet was spreading like wildfire across social media. Although it might sound...
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‘I Ask Forgiveness,’ Pope Francis Tells Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh

‘I Ask Forgiveness,’ Pope Francis Tells Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh

The Rohingya are stateless Muslims from western Myanmar who, according to the United Nations, the United States and many human rights groups, have been the targets of ethnic cleansing. More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled across the border to Bangladesh,...
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Former U.S. Marine Gets Life in Prison for Okinawa Rape and Murder

Former U.S. Marine Gets Life in Prison for Okinawa Rape and Murder

Photo An American resident of the Japanese island of Okinawa prayed last year at the site where Rina Shimabukuro’s body was found. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times TOKYO — A court on the Japanese island of Okinawa...
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New York model found dead with throat slashed near Jamaican resort

New York model found dead with throat slashed near Jamaican resort

Image copyright GoFundMe The family of an aspiring model from New York who was found brutally slain near a resort town in Jamaica have gone to the island to retrieve her body. Desiree Gibbon, 26, was found in bushes along...
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This Artist Painted With Light. An Admiring Astronomer Helped Make Him a Star

This Artist Painted With Light. An Admiring Astronomer Helped Make Him a Star

It’s all so random: a decision to spend a weekend in New York, another decision to visit the Museum of Modern Art, and then, wandering through an exhibition gallery, a decision to turn left instead of right or right instead...
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Republican holdouts back tax bill despite $1tn deficit alert

Republican holdouts back tax bill despite $1tn deficit alert

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Protesters rally against the bill outside Congress earlier this week Republicans who control the US Senate say they are confident of passing the biggest tax cuts since the Reagan era as soon as Friday. Party...
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