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Samuel Shem's 1978 novel, The House of God, was a sardonic look at U.S. medicine through a young doctor's eyes. Shem's new fiction checks in with the same crew in the age of medicine by smartphone.
Nov. 13, 2019
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As "traditional bonds disintegrate in the face of industrialization, urbanization, and secularization, brands and objects become a means to curate and project who we are," writes reporter Adam Minter.
Nov. 13, 2019
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Forecasters say an estimated 300 cold-weather records are expected to be tied or broken through Wednesday. The "arctic outbreak" is being blamed for four deaths so far.
Nov. 13, 2019
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The Intelligence Committee chairman said bribery is a "breach of the public trust in a way where you're offering official acts for some personal or political reason, not in the nation's interest."
Nov. 13, 2019
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The House Oversight Committee released communications involving Thomas Hofeller, who previously concluded that including the change to the census would ultimately benefit Republicans.
Nov. 12, 2019
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President Trump says a mini trade agreement with China could happen "soon," but he offered no guarantees. In a speech to the Economic Club of New York, Trump downplayed the cost of his trade war.
Nov. 12, 2019
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A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against McDonald's and one Michigan franchise, alleging a "culture of sexual harassment."
Nov. 12, 2019
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The FBI released its annual tally of hate crimes on Tuesday. Attacks on individuals surged to a 16-year high in 2018 and hate-crime-related homicides rose from 15 to 24.
Nov. 12, 2019
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Childhood vaccines are often subsidized in the poorest countries. But not for those moving up the wealth ladder.
Nov. 12, 2019
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Gomez has been archbishop of Los Angeles, the largest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S., for most of the past decade. He has been vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops since 2016.
Nov. 12, 2019
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"He was a ticking bomb," Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu said of Bahaa Abu el-Atta, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader killed Tuesday. Militants in Gaza have responded with rocket attacks of their own.
Nov. 12, 2019
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The former South Carolina governor and representative said that "impeachment has made my goal of making the debt, deficit and spending issue a part of this presidential debate impossible right now."
Nov. 12, 2019
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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings says she had talked with her husband about campaigning for Maryland's 7th District. The announcement comes days before she is set to have a preventive double mastectomy.
Nov. 12, 2019
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The gun-maker had appealed to the highest federal court after the Connecticut Supreme Court allowed the lawsuit over the 2012 school massacre in Newtown, Conn., to go forward in March.
Nov. 12, 2019
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Insecticides and other chemicals found at the sites threaten long-term damage to ecosystems. California law enforcement, ecologists and others are cracking down.
Nov. 12, 2019

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