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Emerging Markets Are In Meltdown, But For Once Trump Isn’t To Blame
A CRISIS IS LOOMING in developing economies, or what investors know as emerging markets. An economic crisis in Turkey has pushed inflation to new heights and the value of the lira to new lows. Argentina’s peso is in trouble as President Mauricio Macr
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Learning From A Lion
I came to the Senate in 2013, knowing John McCain the legend but not John McCain the man. But he since became my colleague and chair. We traveled together. He taught me a lot. In my first months on the Senate Armed Services Committee, I unknowingly
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Firsts Women Who Are Changing The World
Beth Ford First openly gay woman to become CEO of a Fortune 500 company When Beth Ford was in her 30s, working in book publishing in New York City, she took a jog by the river with the woman who would become her wife. Ford knew that many face workp
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Washington Takes On The Threat Of Big Tech
ONCE THE FRESH-FACED DARLINGS OF D.C., BIG TECH executives now receive a decidedly cooler reception on Capitol Hill. On Sept. 5, Twitter chief Jack Dorsey and Facebook second-in-command Sheryl Sandberg got a tongue lashing in Senate hearings. “You’re
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Why Is An Archbishop Calling For Pope Francis To Resign?
A SCATHING LETTER ATTACKING POPE Francis over claims that he covered up allegations of sexual abuse by a high-profile American Cardinal has brought into focus a crisis in the Catholic Church. The 11-page text by noted conservative Archbishop Carlo Ma
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Neil Simon
IT REMAINS ONE OF THE TOP MEMORIES OF MY CAREER THAT at my audition for Laughter on the 23rd Floor, I elicited belly laughs from Neil Simon himself. And when I got the phone call from my agent that I was going to be in the original Broadway cast of a
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The Surprising Joy Of Old Age
If life wanted to mess with you, it couldn’t have come up with a better way than death. Especially the lead-up. Your strength flags; your world narrows; much of what once gave you pleasure and satisfaction is now gone. But as it turns out, happiness
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Beth Macy
The best-selling author on dope sickness, the opioid addict next door and holding drug companies accountable
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Violence Flares In A Fractured Libya, Where Chaos Still Reigns
FAMILIES ARE “LIVING IN FEAR” AFTER A week of fighting and indiscriminate shelling in Tripoli, the U.N.’s humanitarian coordinator in Libya said Sept. 2. At least 61 died, 159 were wounded, and some 400 inmates escaped a prison as rival militias batt
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When Great Kids Do Not-so-great Things
TEENAGERS OFTEN DO TERRIBLE things, to themselves and to others; the road to becoming honorable adults is sometimes paved with a few stones of cruelty. In the sweet, smart Netflix-produced romantic comedy Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Shannon Purser (wh
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Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Looks To Past Leaders For Lessons On The Present
DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN LIVES SURROUNDED BY American history. Her home in Concord, Mass., is minutes from the site of one of the first battles of the American Revolution. The house itself, cool on a day that broke heat records in nearby Boston, is full
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Conversation
WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT ... WORLD’S GREATEST PLACES TIME’s newest franchise, which debuted in the Sept. 3/Sept. 10 issue, elicited feelings of wanderlust in readers like Roger Desmond of West Hartford, Conn., who said reading it was like “riding a magic
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Russian planes bomb Syrian rebel holdout Russia began bombing Syria’s last rebel-held province, Idlib, on Sept. 4, amid preparations by its Syrian army allies to take back the enclave. President Trump warned the day before that a full-scale attack c
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The True Legends Of John McCain
AS A MIDSHIPMAN at the U.S. Naval Academy in the 1970s, I had my first close-up look at John McCain. I was part of a small group privileged to meet with him when he visited Annapolis. We knew about the Hanoi Hilton, of course—but truth be told, we we
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Democrats Struggle To Stop Brett Kavanaugh
PROVIDING ADVICE AND CONSENT ON SUPREME Court nominations is one of the Senate’s solemn duties. But the start of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings on Sept. 4 was more spectacle than substance. At the outset, all 10 Democrats on the Judici
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Murphy Brown Heads Back To Work
ON A STICKY AUGUST NIGHT AT A RESTAURANT near the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, N.Y., the reunited cast, writers and staff of CBS’s Murphy Brown, including Candice Bergen, are gathered for a drink and some food after a taping of the reboot of th
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John Mccain’s Final Act
THE TOWN CARS ARRIVED ONE BY ONE at Washington’s National Cathedral, delivering a procession of political dignitaries that spanned generations and ideological divides. Inside, Presidents, fellow members of Congress and former political rivals gathere
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Creative Minds At Work
Many of television’s most lauded creators and writers are returning this fall with buzzy new shows.
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Our Racist Soul
THIS HATEFUL MOMENT OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AMERICANS. JUST DON’T LET THE LOUD BIGOTS DISTRACT YOU
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Staying Power
Nancy Pelosi stopped caring about what people think of her a long time ago, so she has no qualms about eating ice cream for breakfast with a stranger. Dark chocolate, two scoops, waffle cone. It’s a freezing January morning in Baltimore’s Little Ital
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The World’s Greatest Places 2018
It’s easy to find guides to famous attractions. But which new and newly relevant destinations are worth experiencing right now? To assemble our first annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categorie
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Aretha Franklin Sang Her Way Through History
WHEN ARETHA FRANKLIN SANG, OUT POURED THE sun and the moon. Her voice was optimism shaded with sorrow, joy tempered by the understanding that nothing in life can be perfect—but above all it was a sound that both absorbed and radiated light. To hear i
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At The U.S. Border, A View From The Bridges
FOR MOST, THE GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL Bridge functions as it should, allowing people to get between the U.S. and Mexico. But on a hot Sunday afternoon, a dozen migrants at the mouth of the bridge weren’t getting anywhere at all. They had been told, onc
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Three Splashy Summer Films Refresh The Romantic Comedy
ROMANTIC COMEDIES GET A BAD rap. It’s never been the most progressive genre—how many times have we watched a hero save the damsel, or a high-powered executive flirt with his secretary? And the odds are stacked against the rom-com: box-office grosses
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Jason Bateman
The men you play on both Arrested Development and Ozark are unassuming guys who get embroiled in intense situations. Are you drawn to characters like this? I like to be a proxy for the audience—that’s a necessary component in a drama or a comedy. I l
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Trump And The Ghosts Of Scandals Past
THE EVENING ENDED BADLY. ON DEC. 13, 1950, THE Washington columnist Drew Pearson was being feted at a birthday dinner at the Sulgrave Club near Dupont Circle. A vocal opponent of Senator Joseph McCarthy, Pearson had relentlessly attacked the Wisconsi
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Finding A Dark-sky Paradise On A Tiny Vermont Hill
NEARLY EVERY SPOT ON EARTH IS, EFFECTIVELY, a planetarium. Wait for the sun to go down, hope for a cloudless sky and look up. The show’s been running every night for 4.5 billion years now. But for the best stargazing, some places are better than oth
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Witness To The Afghan War
AN OMINOUS ORANGE GLOW LIT UP THE SKY FOR miles around. It was after midnight on Aug. 11, and the city of Ghazni, less than 100 miles from Kabul, was on fire. Approaching the outskirts of town in a convoy of heavily armored 22-ton vehicles, the team
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1 million flee record floods in India The heaviest rains in almost a century forced over a million people into relief camps in the Indian state of Kerala. Flooding has killed at least 410, and early estimates put damage costs at nearly $3 billion. O
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After The Dying Things Are Done
I’M PAYING FOR A COFFEE IN BROOKLYN when a doctor in Massachusetts calls and asks for permission to intubate my uncle. It’s urgent. His lung has collapsed, and he’s lost consciousness. There’s no time to consider what it means to put an 82-year-old w
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