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GLOBAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF _ Nancy CooperCREATIVE DIRECTOR _ Michael GoeseleEXECUTIVE EDITOR _ Mary Kaye SchillingDEPUTY EDITOR (US) _ Michael MishakDEPUTY EDITOR (EUROPE + OPINION) _ Laura DavisSPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR _ Fred GuterlEDITORIALBreaking News Editor _ Juliana PignataroLondon Bureau Chief _ Robert GalsterPolitics Editor _ Jason Le MiereGaming Editor _ Mo MozuchEntertainment Editor _ Maria VultaggioNews Editor _ Jon HaworthDeputy Editors _ Jen Glennon (Gaming)Associate Editors _ James Etherington-Smith, Hannah Osborne (Science), Dom Passantino, Harriet Sinclair (Politics)London Sub-Editor _ Hannah PartosCopy Chief _ Elizabeth Rhodes ErnstSenior Copy Editors _ Bruce Janicke, Joe WesterfieldCopy Editors _ Marlaine Glicksman, Karin Halperin, Catherine LoweContributing Editor, Opinion _ Lee HabeebEditorial Assistant _ Jason PollackCREATIVEDirector of Photography _ Diane RiceContributing Art Director _ Michael BessireSenior Designer _ Paul NaughtonAssistant Photo Editor _ Alessandra AmodioContributing Production Director _…

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the archives

1981“U.S. schools have chronically been in crisis,” Newsweek reported. As standards softened and budgets shrank, parents yanked their kids out of the public school system in growing numbers, but the underlying issue remained: “Too many students don’t want to learn, and too many teachers don’t know how to teach.” Almost four decades later, as we are enmeshed in debates about standardized testing, charter schools and vouchers, we are still struggling to find a solution.(BOB ENGLE)1961“The ultimate paradox of the trial of Adolf Eichmann—once chief of the Gestapo’s bureau of ‘Jewish affairs’—is that no punishment can fit his crime,” Newsweek wrote. His trial, the first to be completely televised, brought Nazi atrocities into the light of day. Hitler’s “Master of Death” was sentenced to death for his crimes.(MATT GROENING)1990“A kind of…

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on the borderline

Cars line up at the San Ysidro crossing port to enter California on April 4, as President Donald Trump retreated from his threat to close the entire border with Mexico. The next day, Trump visited a section of reconstructed border fence in the town of Calexico, California, and held a roundtable with immigration officials. “We’re making real progress in letting people know that this is an absolute emergency,” Trump said.…

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carry that weight

Laborers carry clay bricks up stairs to a kiln in the Indian state of West Bengal on April 3. More than 12 million people are working in India’s brick kilns, and most of them are essentially being held captive because of outstanding debts, Reuters reported. As the country headed into its general elections, labor activists demanded action from political party leaders.…

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spare me the platitudes

@scandalsistersMY DAUGHTER, LEAH, GAVE BIRTH TO HER THIRD child and out of the blue was immediately diagnosed as having stage 4 breast cancer. She was beautiful and fun, and she loved her children and husband, Eric. She was an Emmy-winning producer for ESPN and had long, gorgeous red hair. For two years, she battled cancer and wrote a spirited blog that captured her humor, which surprisingly had not left her. Several thousand strangers were captivated by the precious gift of feisty fortitude that she gave to her readers.She died in 2010, at age 43. I still cry a lot and think of her every day. Sometimes, the grief overwhelms me.I remember holding her as a baby, then watching her do cartwheels on the beach, then enduring with parental acceptance the…

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born to run

@LeeHabeebLAST YEAR, AS TED CRUZ FACED a series of debates against his Democratic challenger, I was nervous. The Texas senator’s re-election race was getting increasingly tight, and as someone who has spent decades in conservative media, I tried to prepare him for the big fight.After watching from the wings, I learned this: Beto O’Rourke is the toughest candidate I have ever prepped against and one of the most impressive I’ve ever seen. The media might not recognize his skills, but voters do—and will in 2020. In fact, being underestimated may be one of his biggest advantages.For those who believe that he’s a lightweight, that his social media habits are not presidential material and that he doesn’t have enough experience or gravitas, I’m here to set you straight. What he managed…