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Four Lives Lost: Inside America’s Homicide Surge

A hot dog vendor walking out of a downtown ballpark, where gunfire pierced the night after the home team won a game. A woman whose quarrel with a trusted friend took a heartbreaking turn. A young man caught up in drugs passing through a shabby motel. A new mother shot by a stranger in a…

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Untold Story of Sushi in America’

In 1980, when few Americans knew the meaning of toro and omakase, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church, spoke to dozens of his followers in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel. It was said Moon could see the future, visit you in dreams and speak with the spirit…

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America’s diplomatic approach with North Korea is flawed. It’s time to change tack

Last Sunday, US envoy to North Korea, Sung Kim, called on Pyongyang to stop “provocations and other destabilizing activities” and “engage in dialogue”. On Monday, the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, said he would redouble his efforts to establish a “new order for peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula … through dialogue and diplomacy”.…

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Latin America’s food paradox

Latin American farms and fields produce a lot of food, but 47 million people still remain hungry. The region accounts for about a quarter of global exports in agricultural and fisheries products, including fruits and vegetables, salmon, maize, sugar and coffee. The agricultural sector is crucial for Latin American livelihoods, contributing to an average of…

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‘Shameful for America’: Two Latino Vietnam veterans fight deportation

During the Vietnam War, one of Valente Valenzuela’s grim tasks in the Army was collecting body parts from the battlefield, and then taking them to the dump. The young soldier experienced unimaginable horrors during his tour of duty. Once, to save his own life, he was forced to decapitate a violent terror suspect. Valenzuela describes…

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Baseball America rankings show Red Sox farm system is trending upward

Red Sox prospects are moving up in Baseball America’s rankingsWhen new Chief Baseball Officer, Chiam Bloom, was hired by the Boston Red Sox in October of 2019, he brought with him a new organizational philosophy. Gone were the days of overspending for short-term success and operating above the luxury tax threshold year over year. Trading…

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14 Women-Owned Shops Shifting the Home and Design Space in America

You don’t have to be a certified shopping expert to understand that no retail experience would be possible without the humans running the whole operation. When you choose to support a small business, your purchase is making an even bigger impact on the lives of the people behind them. So often shop owners go uncredited…

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This infamous Steve Bannon quote is key to understanding America’s crazy politics

While watching the news coverage of Steve Bannon’s initial appearance in federal court on Monday, I kept thinking about his 2018 confession to the acclaimed writer Michael Lewis. His quote is like a compass that orients this crazy era of American politics. “The Democrats don’t matter,” Bannon told Lewis. “The real opposition is the media.…

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Ohio and Kentucky are Two of America’s Fattest States, Says New Report

Ohio has claimed top 15 honors in a new report — but it’s an accolade we may not want. According to a study from WalletHub, Ohio is America’s 12th fattest state. “According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than seven in 10 U.S. adults aged 20 and…

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How America’s Pandemic Economic Response Fought the Last War

It was the early 2010s. The global financial crisis had become the stuff of history books, and the recession it had caused was long over. But the United States economy was still haunted by a series of chronic, interrelated problems: too little spending by consumers and businesses; too few jobs; and too-low inflation. The result…

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