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Time Magazine International Edition September 17, 2018

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AN IMPORTANT SELECTION YOUR AUG. 20 ISSUE HELD an interesting combination of articles on some very powerful topics. From “Ahead of the Storm,” about a new weather-forecasting model; to “Spike Lee Wants You to Wake Up,” which relates to America’s long denial of racism; to “The Real Fake News Crisis” on how citizens can learn to discern the fake from the truth (which is a driving factor in both the racism and climate-change arguments that divide us). If broad segments of our society cannot, or will not, make the necessary efforts to identify facts that lead to truth, how can we ever deal with the challenges to the future of our nation? Rich Rhodes, LOUDEN, TENN. TRUTH SEEKERS RE “THE REAL FAKE NEWS Crisis” [Aug. 20]: I’ve long been fascinated by people’s ability to…

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‘Do not appropriate Mollie’s soul in advancing views she believed were profoundly racist.’ ROB TIBBETTS, father of Mollie Tibbetts, in a Des Moines Register op-ed, after Donald Trump Jr. blamed “the left’s love for open borders” for the 20-year-old’s murder, allegedly by a farmworker from Mexico ‘There is rape because there are rapists, not because there are pretty girls.’ LENI ROBREDO, Vice President of the Philippines, denouncing President Rodrigo Duterte’s remark that rape will exist “as long as there are many beautiful women” ‘THIS IS THE WORST JOB I’VE EVER HAD.’ JOHN KELLY, White House chief of staff, according to Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Woodward’s forthcoming account of the Trump presidency; the White House said the book was “nothing more than fabricated stories” ‘I left because it is more important than ever for women to stand…

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democrats struggle to stop brett kavanaugh

‘Any claim that this has been a thorough or transparent process is downright Orwellian.’ SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY, Democrat of Vermont 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 Judiciary Committee carried out a coordinated plan to stall the proceedings, interrupting repeatedly and demanding a postponement. A chorus of protesters stood up and yelled from the back of the room; 70 were arrested on the first day alone. The outbursts on both sides of the dais flowed from the party’s helplessness. Senate Democrats may believe Kavanaugh is unfit for the court, but they appear to be powerless to stop him. Republicans…

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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 battled for territory in Libya’s capital city. The violence was a reminder that the chaos unleashed by the removal of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 is far from contained. COMBUSTIBLE MIX Since 2014, Libya has been divided in two. A U.N.-backed unity government has kept a fragile hold over Tripoli and much of the west of the country, while a rival government claims the east, including the city of Benghazi. But hundreds of armed groups that rose up against the government during the Arab Spring continue to clash regularly over…

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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 could result in a humanitarian crisis for the 2.9 million people living there; the Kremlin said Idlib was a “cradle of terrorism.” Top gymnastics exec resigns USA Gymnastics president and CEO Kerry Perry is out after only nine months, as the organization continues to struggle since hundreds of women accused sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. The organization has been accused of protecting him and of doing little to change since he was sentenced in January to up to 175 years in prison. Japan hit hard by mega-typhoon Typhoon Jebi, the strongest storm to hit…

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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 Maria Viganò accuses Francis of covering up sexual-abuse allegations against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, and calls for Francis to resign over the matter. The letter—dated Aug. 22, mere weeks after a damning report from a Pennsylvania grand jury found that at least 300 priests abused more than 1,000 victims—has sown division among leaders of the Catholic Church in the U.S. Francis, who faced a chilly welcome on his late-August trip to Ireland in light of decades of abuse scandals there, now must reckon with high-ranking church figures coming out openly against him. It’s…