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Time Magazine International Edition April 22, 2019

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TERROR IN NEW ZEALAND RE “HATRED AND HEALING” [April 1]: Here in New Zealand, the worst has happened; we have become victims of an act of terrorism. We have come of age, it seems. But in the losing of our innocence, we have been grown up enough to say “enough is enough.” Our Prime Minister has called for an end to hatred and wants to show the world that love and compassion work. Showing tolerance and acceptance takes guts, and we do have it in bucketsful if someone just takes the initiative. Barbara Ingram-Monk, KAITERITERI, NEW ZEALAND AFTER THE COWARDLY TERrorist attack by a white supremacist immigrant who murdered 50 defenseless Muslims in Christchurch, President Trump phoned our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to express condolences. It seems that he failed to include his…

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for the record

‘I don’t think it should be the final season.’GEORGE R.R. MARTIN, Game of Thrones creator, on the red carpet at the NYC premiere of the final season of HBO’s adaptation of his books‘While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what’s important is that we have large numbers of votes on the floor of the House.’NANCY PELOSI, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, in an April 8 interview; the remark has been viewed by some as a dig at newer members of Congress‘Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.’PETE BUTTIGIEG, Democratic mayor of South Bend, Ind.—who is gay and a 2020 presidential hopeful—addressing Vice President Mike Pence’s policy positions on LGBT rights, at an April 7 event‘We exist in a state of permanent commemoration.’PAUL KAGAME,…

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trump’s border battle is only beginning

WHEN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE CROSSING the U.S.-Mexico border fell after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, the White House called it the “Trump effect.” But the numbers soon began to spike, and by March they had hit a 12-year high for the month. Now the surge in crossings is finally getting to the President. Asked if the crisis was driving Trump crazy, a former aide told TIME, “Not crazy—insane.” Which is why Trump moved in recent days to make his hard-line border policies even tougher. On April 7, he forced Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign. On April 9, Nielsen’s acting deputy resigned, the same day the Pentagon announced two military contracts worth $976 million to begin construction on a border wall. A day later, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the acting…

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14 agree to plead guilty in college scandal Actor Felicity Huffman and 13 other defendants agreed on April 8 to plead guilty in connection with a large investigation into college-admissions fraud. Last month, prosecutors revealed a complex operation that allegedly allowed parents to pay bribes and cheat on tests to get their children into desired schools. Hong Kong protesters found guilty Nine leading pro-democracy activists were convicted April 9 on “public nuisance” charges for their roles in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests in Hong Kong, which called for free elections. The court did not immediately issue a sentence. The charges carry up to seven years in prison. Record time lost by exonerees Last year saw 151 exonerations in the U.S., in which people were cleared of convictions for crimes they did not commit, according to…

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the netanyahu era continues, with israel moving still further right

THE CONTINUING REIGN OF KING BIBI IS ALL BUT GUARANteed. Benjamin Netanyahu was on track to a record fifth term as Israel’s Prime Minister on April 10 after challenger Benny Gantz conceded defeat in what at first appeared to be a close contest. Both Netanyahu’s Likud and Gantz’s Blue and White parties won 35 seats in balloting a day earlier. What made the difference—a telling one—was the surge by the right-wing and religious parties that Netanyahu calls “natural partners” in a coalition that will hold a Knesset majority. The outcome continues the transformation of Israel from a state dominated in its early decades by its leftist founding Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to the country poised to see Netanyahu surpass him as its longest-serving Prime Minister. The election, framed as a referendum on…

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Sudanese troops protect demonstrators Parts of Sudan’s military began to defend protesters from attacks by regime security forces in the capital, Khartoum, on April 8, according to witnesses. For months, the government has brutally clamped down on demonstrations that call for an end to President Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule. Woman caught at Mar-a-Lago stays in jail Prosecutors said April 8 that Yujing Zhang, the woman charged with breaching security at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, had suspicious electronics in her hotel room, including a thumb drive with malware and a device to detect hidden cameras. She will remain in jail until her hearing resumes. Iran military force labeled terrorist group On April 8, President Trump declared Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organization, saying that arm of the country’s military “promotes terrorism as a…