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  • SHOULD state-funded adoption agencies be able, for religious reasons, to turn down prospective parents? An increasing number of states say they should, or are beginning to consider it. South Dakota has had such a law since March; Alabama’s governor signed a version in May; the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has a bill on his desk awaiting signature. Opponen..

    Adoptions in America are declining

    SHOULD state-funded adoption agencies be able, for religious reasons, to turn down prospective parents? An increasing number of states say they should, or are beginning to consider it. South Dakota has had such a law since March; Alabama’s governor signed a version in May; the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has a bill on his desk awaiting signature. Opponen..
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  • TO HEAR Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump tell it, American cities are becoming “war zones”; and Memphis, Tennessee is one of them. Visiting last month, Mr Sessions lamented a 43% rise in murders in 2016, to a record annual total. Heroin-related deaths were soaring too, he noted. The attorney-general omitted the fall in property crime, and the nationwide declin..

    Jeff Sessions is already leaving his mark on America

    TO HEAR Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump tell it, American cities are becoming “war zones”; and Memphis, Tennessee is one of them. Visiting last month, Mr Sessions lamented a 43% rise in murders in 2016, to a record annual total. Heroin-related deaths were soaring too, he noted. The attorney-general omitted the fall in property crime, and the nationwide declin..
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  • Mr Tihonenko preparesIGOR TIHONENKO, green-eyed, with sandy blond hair and a trim beard, looks into the camera and intones, “I took his words as a direction.” He is paraphrasing the explosive testimony of the former FBI director, James Comey, about President Donald Trump. Mr Tihonenko, a native of Belarus, is broadcasting live in Russian on the day of the Co..

    America’s answer to Russian propaganda TV

    Mr Tihonenko preparesIGOR TIHONENKO, green-eyed, with sandy blond hair and a trim beard, looks into the camera and intones, “I took his words as a direction.” He is paraphrasing the explosive testimony of the former FBI director, James Comey, about President Donald Trump. Mr Tihonenko, a native of Belarus, is broadcasting live in Russian on the day of the Co..
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  • After a number of international winners recently, Phil Kitromilides is backing the visitors to edge ahead against their underwhelming hosts on Tuesday South American champions Chile play their final warm up game before the Confederations Cup against an out-of-form Romania side on Tuesday evening. ..

    Romania v Chile Betting: Copa America champs set to warm up for Confederations Cup with low-scoring win

    After a number of international winners recently, Phil Kitromilides is backing the visitors to edge ahead against their underwhelming hosts on Tuesday South American champions Chile play their final warm up game before the Confederations Cup against an out-of-form Romania side on Tuesday evening. ..
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  • JOSÉ ROMMEL UMANO, who is originally from the Philippines, moved to New York last autumn. He came on a family-reunification visa and joined his wife, who had been living in America for some time. This is a typical tale: America gives more weight to close family members when considering immigration applications than some other rich countries do. More surprisi..

    Immigrants to America are better educated than ever before

    JOSÉ ROMMEL UMANO, who is originally from the Philippines, moved to New York last autumn. He came on a family-reunification visa and joined his wife, who had been living in America for some time. This is a typical tale: America gives more weight to close family members when considering immigration applications than some other rich countries do. More surprisi..
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  • HE LIVES in a house of cardboard and tin in Puente Piedra, a sprawling poor district on Lima’s northern fringe. His mother sells cooked food in the street; his father is a mechanic. Yet César Huamán is studying architecture at a new private university. To pay the fees of $137 a month he works on building sites during the holidays. His parents and six sibling..

    Latin America’s campus revolution

    HE LIVES in a house of cardboard and tin in Puente Piedra, a sprawling poor district on Lima’s northern fringe. His mother sells cooked food in the street; his father is a mechanic. Yet César Huamán is studying architecture at a new private university. To pay the fees of $137 a month he works on building sites during the holidays. His parents and six sibling..
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  • HMD Global is expected to release the Nokia 6 in Europe and Latin America sooner rather than later. And up until now, we thought that we'd be getting the exact same phone released in China, with minor changes to software and supported LTE bands. It turns out, however, that we were wrong.We rec..

    Nokia 6 to arrive in Europe and Latin America with less memory, upgraded front camera

    HMD Global is expected to release the Nokia 6 in Europe and Latin America sooner rather than later. And up until now, we thought that we'd be getting the exact same phone released in China, with minor changes to software and supported LTE bands. It turns out, however, that we were wrong.We rec..
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  • IF YOU need a pretext for a political climbdown in Latin America, they don’t come much better than a plea from the pope. That was the excuse that Horacio Cartes, Paraguay’s president, used to drop his plan to run for a second consecutive term in 2018, which required changing the constitution. He was inspired to desist, he wrote to the archbishop of Asunción ..

    Latin America’s great re-election debate

    IF YOU need a pretext for a political climbdown in Latin America, they don’t come much better than a plea from the pope. That was the excuse that Horacio Cartes, Paraguay’s president, used to drop his plan to run for a second consecutive term in 2018, which required changing the constitution. He was inspired to desist, he wrote to the archbishop of Asunción ..
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