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WASHINGTON — Big-name health care corporations and lobbying groups made a show of cutting off lawmakers from political donations following the attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. But it’s unclear how long this penalty will last — or if the lawmakers who voted against certifying the election results will even really feel the blow. Health care industry groups were among numerous ...

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“The Good Fight” was the only TV show that truly understood President Trump. A few did OK. “Jane the Virgin,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Madam Secretary,” “One Day at a Time” and “Superstore” all tackled ICE and anti-immigration policies. “American Horror Story,” for all the faults of its “Cult” season, properly pegged the fanatical behavior of his supporters. “Succession” comprehended family ...

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Samsung Electronics Co. is considering spending more than $10 billion building its most advanced logic chipmaking plant in the U.S., a major investment it hopes will win more American clients and help it catch up with industry leader Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. The world’s largest memory chip and smartphone maker is in discussions to locate a facility in Austin, Texas, capable of ...

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If you spent any kind of time in front of the television during your childhood and you’re over the age of 40, you’ll recognize the TV tropes — and in some instances, the specific shows — referenced in the new Marvel series “WandaVision” on Disney+. In the early going, the show eschews your typical superhero storyline in favor of something cheeky and bizarre, plunking down two MCU characters — ...

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CHICAGO — Abbie Wolf remembers being pulled into the film room with her teammates in mid-March for a meeting. Northwestern was preparing for a deep run into the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. But a few minutes later, the team’s dreams of a national championship were shattered. The NCAA announced on March 12 that the tournament — along with all other winter and spring sports — would be ...

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“The Sister,” a British hit that debuts on Hulu this week, adapts the 2008 Neil Cross novel “Burial” and makes for a clammy, sparingly vicious crime story with a “Blood Simple” hook. Will the guilt-ridden protagonist played by Russell Tovey — purveyor of the best deceptive, dry-mouthed alibi delivery in modern television — get away with it? Should he? Cross’s adaptation has been toned down and ...

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Economic data say the Federal Reserve has reason to continue to be patient when it considers its economic support in the week ahead. That patience may be tested in unexpected ways, though. Meeting one of the central bank’s two goals — maximum employment — remains distant. Total unemployment in December was almost 12 percent. This includes 4 million Americans who have gone more than six months ...

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American attorneys for Ethiopian Airlines, which lost 157 passengers and crew in the second fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max in early 2019, have advised the carrier not to accept a settlement Boeing has offered but instead to sue the manufacturer for punitive damages in the U.S. In an urgently worded letter sent Sunday, the Chicago-based attorneys warned Ethiopian CEO Tewolde GebreMariam that ...

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While isolated in a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment this spring, Cole Escola decided to do what no network or streaming service had, to that point, been willing to do: turn the sold-out stage show "Help! I'm Stuck!" into a TV special. The forced solitude of the pandemic presented an opportunity: "That's exactly the low bar that this show needs," Escola recalls thinking. Working from 10 p.m. to ...

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A federal recall of Takata air bags will cost Ford Motor Co. $610 million, the company reported in a federal filing Thursday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday rejected a request from Ford and Mazda Motor Corp. to allow them not to recall around 3 million vehicles that had the potentially deadly air bag inflators inside them. The Ford vehicles that must be recalled ...

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LOS ANGELES — He was an executive of a sports league. He seemed old to me, but I was young then, just starting out in a business in which women were rare and their presence was generally unwelcome. I had already learned I would be barred from entering locker rooms to get interviews after games, which put me at a significant professional disadvantage. Competing on deadline against male ...

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MIAMI — College Football Playoff banners lined the roads from downtown to South Beach, alerting everyone to the Jan. 11 national championship. There were photo ops along the boardwalk, shirts for sale on Ocean Drive and parties humming outside Hard Rock Stadium. The Ohio State University’s marching band spelled out “Ohio” in its famed script lettering, and cheers of “Roll Tide Roll” punctuated ...

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Why on Earth have we not heard more about "Our Friend"? After debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, the tear-jerker has taken a year and a half to reach theaters. It's about cancer, which is probably a strike against it. One of its three stars is Casey Affleck, who has been dogged by allegations of misconduct and a public non-handshake from Brie Larson when she handed him his ...

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On Thursday, the nation woke up and there was no tweet from the president of the United States fomenting ignorance and division, encouraging people to act outrageously or to disbelieve science. He won't be wondering aloud whether bleach, taken internally, would prevent or cure COVID-19. He won't make a new enemy of another longtime ally or enact a sudden travel ban against predominantly Muslim ...

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Well before 2020, when he tragically failed to lead the nation through the pandemic — and long before Jan. 6, when he launched his unprecedented, anti-constitutional assault on Congress and democracy itself — President Donald J. Trump had already cemented his place as the most inept and dangerous leader in America’s history. On Wednesday, his reign of chaos finally came to an end. From the ...

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For the past four years I’ve chronicled the presidency of Donald J. Trump in rhyme, always based on his words and actions. Thank you to the many readers who have let me know you understand that rhymes aren’t necessarily a joke, that they can be a way of distilling things, the serious and the ludicrous, to their essence. This is the last entry in the chronicle. THE END I don’t know how it came ...

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The profit motive has been a catalyst to great improvements in the world, with many believing it to be a main driver of innovation and development. In fact, it is a foundational principle of economist Adam Smith’s metaphorical concept of the “invisible hand,” which postulates that profit seekers are beneficial to society in general. But the profit motive can and does sometimes conflict with ...

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Amid his first wave of actions after his inauguration Wednesday, President Joe Biden took direct aim at the nation's dysfunctional immigration system by rescinding some of the Trump administration's more extreme approaches to enforcement and pushing Congress to finally adopt comprehensive reforms. That's a refreshing — and responsible — change from his predecessor's unconscionably nativist ...

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Once again, the COVID-19 health message is getting muddled. Even as officials and scientists urge the public to get vaccinated, they warn that after vaccination, we’ll still have to go on isolating and wearing masks. It’s a mistake to oversimplify this way. We should be talking about using the vaccines to end the pandemic — not filling people with dread that they will be stuck with isolation ...

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Now that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been sworn in and the first flurry of executive actions are on the books, it’s time to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. And while improved vaccine production and distribution is top of that list, not far behind is economic relief. Setting aside the politics of how best to get a stimulus past Congress (whether in reconciliation or a bipartisan bill), ...

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Living and working in Latin America most of the time since the 1970s has meant living through dozens of governmental switches — among democratic, communist and fascist systems. Witnessing the forces that ebbed and flowed with the political winds, democratic institutions created in the early 19th century were repeatedly assaulted. And in recent weeks, I've become afraid the United States has ...

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Departing the White House aboard Marine One on Wednesday, Donald Trump flew over an uneasy capital sewn tight by armed troops and razor wire. The seat of the federal government was a crime scene awash in a pandemic, and Trump was fleeing to Joint Base Andrews for a last ride aboard the presidential jet to his Palm Beach country club. As he stood on the tarmac near Air Force One amid a small ...

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My grandmother's name was Kamala. She was born in a small slice of western India at a time and a place where the gift of learning was not equally bestowed between genders. If my father's memory serves correct, she was married in her early teens and hardly had the benefit of a fourth-grade education. Nevertheless, she raised six children who became college graduates, replete with advanced ...

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Questions abound in the bizarre tale surrounding Aditya Singh, the man found living at O’Hare International Airport for nearly three months. The biggest is the most obvious: How could security personnel at O’Hare, one of the world’s busiest airports, fail to notice someone living in a secured area, turning it into his own Airbnb? The Jan. 16 arrest of Singh, 36, evokes comparisons to “The ...

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Our new president, a Democrat, has called for unity and healing. But the former president, a Republican, has been impeached for inciting an insurrection that resulted in a mob attack on the Capitol; his trial in the Senate promises to be divisive and probably rancorous. Meanwhile, there are 147 Republicans in Congress who voted to overturn the new president’s election. Some of their Democratic ...

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President Joe Biden was absolutely correct when he said “the world is watching all of us today,” as he delivered his inaugural address Wednesday from the very spot where a mob stormed the Capitol two weeks before. Biden’s message “to those beyond our borders” was that “America has been tested and we’ve come out stronger … We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again. And ...

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After helping me put away Christmas decorations for another year, my younger daughter and I decided to have a tea party … just because. I retrieved my treasured china tea pot that my mom hand-painted many years ago and pulled two of my favorite tea cups out of the cabinet. Using guidance from tea experts, I poured fresh water into the kettle (never reuse already boiled water, they say) and ...

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LOS ANGELES — After he accepted the offer to become the Los Angeles Chargers’ next head coach, Brandon Staley called his wife. Then he called his quarterback. Priorities, after all. Before he met with the media for the first time Thursday, Staley reached out to Justin Herbert again, this time via video call with his family by his side. “I wanted him to see us, you know, before our big day,” ...

BERKELEY, Calif. — Living dangerously continues to work for UCLA against some of the worst teams on its schedule. The Bruins walked off the court Thursday night still holding the distinction of being unbeaten in Pac-12 Conference play after surviving another scare. Jules Bernard made a big three-pointer to make his 21st birthday especially memorable and the Bruins held on for a 61-57 victory ...

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China said it hoped President Joe Biden would “be successful in governing” and called for unity in a bid to reset relations with the U.S., the day after leveling last-minute sanctions on members of the outgoing Trump administration as the new U.S. president was sworn in. “After a difficult and extraordinary period, we believe our two peoples deserve to embrace a better future,” Chinese Foreign ...

WASHINGTON — Big-name health care corporations and lobbying groups made a show of cutting off lawmakers from political donations following the attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. But it’s unclear how long this penalty will last — or if the lawmakers who voted against certifying the election results will even really feel the blow. Health care industry groups were among numerous ...

“The Good Fight” was the only TV show that truly understood President Trump. A few did OK. “Jane the Virgin,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Madam Secretary,” “One Day at a Time” and “Superstore” all tackled ICE and anti-immigration policies. “American Horror Story,” for all the faults of its “Cult” season, properly pegged the fanatical behavior of his supporters. “Succession” comprehended family ...

Samsung Electronics Co. is considering spending more than $10 billion building its most advanced logic chipmaking plant in the U.S., a major investment it hopes will win more American clients and help it catch up with industry leader Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. The world’s largest memory chip and smartphone maker is in discussions to locate a facility in Austin, Texas, capable of ...

If you spent any kind of time in front of the television during your childhood and you’re over the age of 40, you’ll recognize the TV tropes — and in some instances, the specific shows — referenced in the new Marvel series “WandaVision” on Disney+. In the early going, the show eschews your typical superhero storyline in favor of something cheeky and bizarre, plunking down two MCU characters — ...