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Medicine, political science both inexact fields

22 November 2017

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — A long and checkered medical history has combined with more than a half century of political science to sharpen my sense that uncertainties are inherent in science, and are the most interesting elements of doing science. Some will already be chortling at the notion of political science. True, there are softer [...]

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Alabama Democrat uses Ivanka Trump’s words in a new ad attacking Roy Moore

22 November 2017

Jones Ad Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones is using the words of “conservative voices,” including Ivanka Trump and Jeff Sessions, in a new ad against embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Jones’s new ad features quotes attributed to first daughter Ivanka Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Senator Richard Shelby, R-AL, talking about the [...]

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Hariri shelves resignation, pledges to stay in Lebanon

22 November 2017

PM attends Independence Day military parade BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Saad Al-Hariri yesterday shelved his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions in the Middle East. Hariri made his announcement after returning to Beirut for the first time since he quit abruptly on Nov [...]

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Palestinian who killed Sgt. Elhai Teharlev gets two life terms

22 November 2017

By TOI staff A military court sentenced 23-year-old Malek Ahmed Mousa Hamed of the Palestinian town of Silwad to two life sentences for the murder in April of IDF soldier Sgt. Elhai Teharlev. Hamed was convicted of Teharlev’s murder, three counts of attempted murder, one count of belonging to an illegal organization — the Hamas [...]

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Ratko Mladic convicted of genocide and jailed for life

22 November 2017

Ex-Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic has been convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. He was on trial at the UN tribunal on war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, accused of ordering the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica. The court sentenced the 74-year-old to life imprisonment. This is the [...]

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US Navy Plane with 11 Aboard Crashes into Pacific; 8 Found

22 November 2017

Eight people were rescued and three are missing after a U.S. Navy transport plane crashed Wednesday into the western Pacific Ocean. The Navy said the twin-propeller C2-A Greyhound aircraft plummeted into the sea about 925 kilometers southeast of Okinawa while it was on a routine mission taking passengers and cargo from a U.S. base in [...]

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Texas Rep Joe Barton Issues Apology For Nude Photo, Illicit Text

22 November 2017

Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, issued an apology Wednesday after a nude photo of him and illicit texts he sent circulated online. “While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women,” said Barton. “Each was consensual. Those relationships have ended. I am sorry I [...]

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Roy Moore Met Wife When She Was a Minor

22 November 2017

The wife of Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has been her husband’s biggest defender amid a storm of allegations concerning relationships with teenage girls. Yet it has emerged that Kayla Moore was also a minor, and he very much an adult, when her future husband first took an interest in her. Related: What Is [...]

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Remembering John F. Kennedy With His 20 Best Quotes

22 November 2017

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, one of America’s beloved presidents, was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. Wednesday marks the 54th year after Kennedy was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. He was buried at the Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. Kennedy was 43-years-old when he became the president, the youngest ever elected. He was the only president [...]

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When Homeless Man Helps Woman With His Last $20, She Repays Him 100-Fold

22 November 2017

Kate McClure had never run out of gas before – so when she pushed the limits of her fuel light and found herself rolling to a stop outside of Philadelphia with an empty tank last month, she was nervous. She was about to start hiking to the nearest gas station when Johnny wandered up to [...]

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Kushner Urged Trump to Fire FBI Director Comey: Reports

22 November 2017

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner urged him to fire former FBI Director James Comey during meetings with other top officials in the lead up to Comey’s dismissal in May. Four people familiar with the discussions confirmed to The Wall Street Journal Tuesday that Kushner pushed for Comey to be replaced. One [...]

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Can Doctors Diagnose ADHD With A Brain Scan?

22 November 2017

Doctors might soon be able to diagnose ADHD with a brain scan instead of relying solely on symptom descriptions. A team of scientists taking MRIs of kids and teenagers who had recently been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder found that three of their brain regions were shaped differently from what is found in healthy [...]

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Israelis booted from Cyprus for trying to enter Turkish territories

22 November 2017

By Stuart Winer A group of some 40 Israelis were expelled from Cyprus on Tuesday after they were stopped on their way to hotels in the northern section of the island, which has been occupied by Turkey since 1974. The measure came as Cypriot authorities enforced a crackdown against visits to the area, a popular [...]

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Remains Of U.S. Soldier Found In Niger

22 November 2017

Additional remains of a U.S. soldier killed in a mysterious Niger ambush were reportedly found in the African nation earlier this month — even though his funeral had already been held, with his widow questioning whether he was even in the casket. The military and an FBI team in Niger discovered more remains of Sgt. [...]

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