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Amount of aid Connecticut agreed in May to provide Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund:

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A survey of national narcissism found that Russians see themselves as responsible for 61 percent of world history, whereas the Swiss put themselves at 11 percent

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Postcard — August 3, 2018, 11:16 am

The Grunts of the System

In the face of zero tolerance and family separation, public defenders in Texas are using novel arguments in the hopes of assisting asylum-seekers

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Wildfires in Greece and California; Betsy DeVos’s $40 million yacht crashed; New Delhi public schools started offering happiness classes

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Orra White Hitchcock

Invertebrate Fossils (182840), pen-and-ink and watercolor wash on cotton, by Orra White Hitchcock, whose work is on view this week at the American Folk Art Museum, in New York City.

Credit: Courtesy American Folk Art Museum, New York City, and Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst, Massachusetts

Oral History — July 25, 2018, 2:37 pm

A Conversation With Anne Waldman

“Perhaps we are finally facing our karma of genocide and slavery and oppression of women.”

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Putin throws a soccer ball to Trump, Trump says Putin is strong and powerful, and Russia’s foreign ministry warns of “Russophobic hysteria”

Postcard — July 23, 2018, 12:53 pm

“What sort of freedom is this?”

Pakistan attempts to stifle a protest movement among its Pashtun population

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