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Heart Disease, Alzheimer's and Accidents Lead to Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy

Life expectancy among Americans declined in 2015 for the first time since 1993, reversing a robust trend that has seen people living longer for the most part since the end of World War II. An American born in 2015 has an average life...Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s Carrier Deal Is a Scam

Don’t be fooled by President-elect Donald Trump’s “deal” with air conditioning manufacturer Carrier. It’s not a deal, it’s a bribe—a bad one. And it’s a fraud. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence rewarded Carrier with $7 million in tax incentives only after the company threatened to send 2,000 jobs overseas. Show More Summary

Chelsea: Antonio Conte Eyes Star Defender to Sign

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has set his sights on Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk to strengthen his defense, according to reports. Conte will look to lure the Dutch defender to Stamford Bridge when the mid-season transfer window...Show More Summary

Indonesia Earthquake: Search for Survivors Continues As Death Toll Passes 100

Rescue efforts resumed in Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday after a strong earthquake killed more than 100 people, while medical teams struggled to treat the hundreds of injured as supplies trickled slowly into the area. Wednesday's...Show More Summary

China’s Economy Is Set to Overtake the West

Workers stand on a bridge in front of the financial district of Pudong amid heavy smog in Shanghai on December 5. Chase van der Rhoer writes that Americans like to think of our economy as being powerful and innovative, and the Europeans as having a modern, progressive, trading bloc tour de force. Show More Summary

Does Putin Have Plans for Afghanistan?

Afghan and American officials are increasingly worried that any deepening of ties between Russia and Taliban militants fighting to topple the government in Kabul could complicate an already precarious security situation. Russian officials...Show More Summary

U.S. Lawmakers and Cuban Business Owners Urge Trump to Preserve Thaw with Cuba

U.S. lawmakers joined more than 100 Cuban entrepreneurs on Wednesday to urge President-elect Donald Trump to continue President Barack Obama’s engagement with Havana, despite Trump’s threat to end detente with the island. Preparing for...Show More Summary

Syrian Army Closer to Retaking Aleppo with Rebels Seeking a Ceasefire

Syrian rebels in besieged eastern Aleppo called on Wednesday for an immediate five-day ceasefire and the evacuation of civilians and wounded, but gave no indication they were ready to withdraw as demanded by Damascus and Moscow. The Syrian army and...Show More Summary

Mayors Tell President-Elect Donald Trump to Keep Current Immigration Policy

Mayors from the largest U.S. cities warned President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday of the potential economic harm he might cause if he wipes out a program that allows young illegal immigrants to remain in the United States. They warned in a letter that as much as $9.9 billion in tax revenue would be lost over four years and $433.4 billion in U.S. Show More Summary

Environmentalists Outraged Over Trump’s EPA Pick, Scott Pruitt

As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt joined several other states in suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its Clean Power Plan, an Obama administration policy aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and factories. Show More Summary

Israel's Netanyahu Supports Controversial New Settlement Bill

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's support for a bill that would legalize Israeli settlement homes on private Palestinian land in the West Bank is seen in Israel as another feint in a power struggle within his ruling right-wing coalition. But...Show More Summary

Trump Nominates More Controversial Figures for EPA, Other Posts

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official, another retired general as homeland security chief and Iowa's governor as U.S. ambassador to China in choices at odds with some of his recent pronouncements. Trump, continuing to build his Cabinet as he prepares to take office on Jan. Show More Summary

‘Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories’ Is the Best Show No One Is Watching

One of the more underappreciated perks of internet video streaming services is how they have made entertainment from other cultures more easily accessible. Whereas a decade ago a viewer might have had to score a bootleg DVD to watch a TV show produced in Scandinavia or South America, now one just has to visit a website. Show More Summary

New ISIS Spokesman Is a Little-Known and Dangerous Mouthpiece

On September 12, the Pentagon confirmed what it had achieved in a Syria airstrike two weeks earlier: the killing of the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group’s chief propagandist and strategist, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani. More than three months passed since his death before the radical Islamist group named a successor. Show More Summary

Our Favorite Albums of 2016

If Tuesday morning's announcement of the 2017 Grammy nominations taught us anything—or reaffirmed anything—it's that the music industry is a popularity contest. The albums that sell the most copies are going to get the most praise. As...Show More Summary

Theresa May Must Go Further on Making Companies Reveal Executive Pay

Only a few weeks into her term as prime minister, Theresa May boldly pledged to “reform capitalism, so that it works for everyone—not just the privileged few.” It was a brave rallying cry—one that was met by equal concern from partsShow More Summary

Dakota Access Pipeline: Three Possible Outcomes

This story originally appeared on Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. After months of protest through icy conditions and several clashes with police, Native Americans gathered at the constructionShow More Summary

Sorry Beyoncé, Mozart Had the Best-Selling CD of 2016

A mammoth box set of Mozart’s music is officially the best-selling CD release of 2016. Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition has sold a total of 1.25 million CDs in the five weeks since its release, announced Universal Music Group via...Show More Summary

Russia Pledges Retaliation If U.S. Bill Passes

Russia said on Wednesday it would restrict the ability of U.S. diplomats based in Moscow to travel if a pending U.S. bill that would do the same to Russian diplomats in the United States entered into force. The intelligence bill, an annual measure that provides broad congressional authorization for a wide range of U.S. Show More Summary

How British Film 'The Pass' is Tackling Homosexuality—and Homophobia—in Football

In September, the LGBT rights charity Stonewall revealed sobering data that 72 percent of football fans have heard homophobic language while watching a match communally in the last five years. Among those aged between 18 to 24, the research...Show More Summary

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