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Editorial: Exploiting Veterans for Profit

NY Times - 3 hours 56 min ago
And the Trump administration wants to make for-profit colleges even less accountable.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Parasites Feeding on North Koreans

NY Times - 3 hours 56 min ago
A defector’s condition is a window into Kim Jong-un’s slave state — and the countries that abet it.

Op-Ed Contributor: Save the SALT Deduction

NY Times - 3 hours 56 min ago
Ending state and local tax deductions may result in eventual tax increases, not tax cuts, at the federal level.

Black Friday 2017: Seeking New TVs to Watch, and Sneakers to Resell

NY Times - 3 hours 58 min ago
Americans who were driven to shop for Christmas deals — and turn a profit — were in line early and on their devices in droves.

Pentagon reports increase in misconduct complaints against senior officials

CNN - 4 hours 5 min ago
Just as the political, entertainment and media worlds have been shaken by allegations of sexual misconduct, the Defense Department's watchdog has named "ensuring ethical conduct" one of the top 10 "management and performance" challenges for the Pentagon in 2018.

Ethics lawyer says Conyers mistreated her during her years on Capitol Hill

Washington Post - 4 hours 6 min ago
As a young attorney, Melanie Sloan said, she complained about the congressman’s behavior, but no one listened.

Canadian Football’s Big Steps to Reduce Hits, a Contrast to the N.F.L.

NY Times - 4 hours 18 min ago
The C.F.L. has added a bye week and eliminated padded practices during the season to reduce concussions and other injuries. Would it work in the N.F.L.?

Miles From Flint, Residents Turn Off Taps in New Water Crisis

NY Times - 4 hours 51 min ago
Waste from a shoe factory has tainted groundwater in a Grand Rapids suburb. Some residents are skeptical of Michigan officials, who botched the response in Flint.

Zimbabwe’s New Leader Stirs Fears That He Resembles the Old One

NY Times - 4 hours 55 min ago
Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa succeeded the leader he helped to topple, Robert Mugabe, who had held the office since independence 37 years ago.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Bridging the Canyon Across the Holiday Table

NY Times - 5 hours 2 min ago
In the Trump era, we’ve reached peak domestic hatred.

Trump backs off plan to arm Kurdish militia, Turkish official says

CNN - 5 hours 6 min ago
President Donald Trump told the Turkish President that he will stop arming a Kurdish militia the Turkish government considers a terrorist organization, Turkey's foreign minister announced Friday.

On Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot, Steroid Talk and Few Sure Things

NY Times - 5 hours 18 min ago
Our baseball columnist looks at superstars under chemical clouds. There’s also a trivia quiz.

Trudeau Apologizes for Abuse and ‘Profound Cultural Loss’ at Indigenous Schools

NY Times - 5 hours 18 min ago
The Canadian premier said former students of boarding schools in Newfoundland and Labrador “face adversity today” because of their schooling.

Japanese Lawmaker's Baby Gets Booted From The Floor

NPR All Things Considered - 5 hours 18 min ago

When Yuka Ogata went back to work after having a baby, she tried to bring him along. The response highlighted the difficulties working women face in rules-bound Japan.

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What it means to be a mixed-race model in Japan

CNN - 5 hours 19 min ago
For 18-year-old model Rina Fukushi, Tokyo is home. But growing up as a mixed-race child in Japan wasn't always easy. With a Japanese-American father and a Filipina mother, Fukushi was one of a growing number of biracial individuals identifying as "hafu" -- a phonetic play on the English word "half."

IRS beefs up security for Trump tax returns

CNN - 5 hours 33 min ago
President Trump bucked tradition when he decided not to release his tax returns and now the IRS is going to unprecedented lengths to make sure they don't end up in the public eye. CNN's Cristina Alesci reports.

Today is 80th day Trump has spent on his golf properties

CNN - 5 hours 35 min ago
Our political panel on whether it's fair to criticize presidents who golf.

When 'Democrat' is a worse slur than 'alleged sexual miscreant'

Washington Post - 5 hours 36 min ago
Political party identities are increasingly becoming a pejorative.

30 Years Of Criminal Justice Reporting From Robert Siegel

NPR All Things Considered - 5 hours 44 min ago

The All Things Considered host is retiring in January. He recalls memorable stories on parole boards in Alabama, policing in Baltimore, and the exoneration of a man convicted for murder in New Jersey.

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