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Israeli researchers claimed to have identified a ruthlessness gene.

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Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump meet at a former POW site, Jeff Sessions denies asylum to victims of domestic abuse and gang violence, and the National Sheriff Association announces a new initiative to protect pets

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“Dr Van Der Ross Drummies,” a photograph by Alice Mann, whose work was on view last month as part of the New African Photography III exhibition at Red Hook Labs, in Brooklyn, New York. Courtesy of the artist and Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn, New York.

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Important Details

“The art of the detail is in decline, because the pitiless World Wide Web rejects in-depth reporting in favor of the tweet.”

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Not What It Takes

Running for president on less than $2,000 a day

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A 12,346-foot volcano erupted in Guatemala, covering houses with ash and molten rock, and killing at least 38 people.[1] North Korea’s state-run news agency reported that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, who has been accused of using chemical weapons on civilians, planned to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who has been accused of torturing political opponents.[2][3] US president Donald Trump met with a reality television star to discuss prison reform, pardoned an author and filmmaker who pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign-finance laws in 2014, and said he would consider pardoning a businesswoman and reality television star who was found …

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