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Time Magazine International July 8, 2019

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THE TROUBLE WITH BREXIT WHY DID YOU PUBLISH TWO articles in the June 17 issue—“How Brexit Broke Britain,” by Jonathan Coe, and “Anarchy in the U.K.” by Tina Brown—both obviously written from a “Remoaner” viewpoint; both so condemnatory of people who supported Brexit. With the E.U. working toward a United States of Europe, I and many others still want to leave the E.U. The possible economic loss seems an unfortunate, but perhaps necessary, cost of doing so. There is no racism involved in such a way of thinking. Why vilify us? The road to Brexit seems to have become rocky due to uncooperative Members of Parliament, but let’s hope we get there in the end. Hugh Trevor, NORTH BERWICK, SCOTLAND THE WEIGHT OF THE LEAVE constituency lies in the provinces, and the political…

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for the record

‘We promise that we’ll be good role models to society.’EKAPOL CHANTAWONG, at a June 24 ceremony in Mae Sai, Thailand, marking a year since he and the soccer team he coached became famous after their rescue from a cave‘A government that roams the land … scrubbing away any reference to the divine will strike many as aggressively hostile to religion.’SAMUEL ALITO, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, arguing in a majority opinion that a 40-ft.-tall cross honoring World War I soldiers, which stands on state property in Bladensburg, Md., is not an unconstitutional endorsement of religion‘A Border Patrol agent came in our room with a 2-year-old boy and asked us, “Who wants to take care of this little boy?”’UNIDENTIFIED GIRL, describing how children were left to take care of one another at…

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the u.s. and iran are already at war online

WHEN A U.S. NAVY SURVEILLANCE DRONE was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz on June 20, the U.S. blamed Iran. The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said his country was “ready for war,” and President Donald Trump responded by declaring that Iran had made a “very big mistake.” Around the world, observers worried that the two countries were headed for battle. In a sense, however, they were already at war. Also on June 20, the U.S. military conducted a Trump-approved cyberstrike on Iran-linked computer systems, U.S. officials say; two days later, the Department of Homeland Security reported it had seen a “rise in malicious cyber activity” directed at U.S. industry by hackers with Tehran ties. These were the latest moves in a rapidly escalating cyberconflict that is…

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a shocking photo captures the cost of the border crisis

TWENTY-THREE-MONTH-OLD VALERIA and her father Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez drowned trying to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S., according to the Associated Press. After journeying from El Salvador on April 3, the family were unable to set a date to request asylum in the U.S. and instead attempted to cross the Rio Grande. The photo, taken on June 24 by journalist Julia Le Duc, has been shared internationally by news outlets and on social media, and sparked international outrage—both from migrant advocates who argue that such an image will galvanize action and by those who consider the photo exploitative. For an activist like Fernando Garcia, director of the Border Network for Human Rights, the photo is a turning point in the immigration debate, and he compared it to the…

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does zip code equal life expectancy?

U.S. LIFE EXPECTANCY IS CURRENTLY 78.6 years—a number determined by factors including genes, gender, lifestyle and luck. But the single best predictor of longevity might be geography. Growing evidence suggests people’s ZIP codes might hold the most information about how long they’ll live. Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine recently used data from NYU Langone Health’s City Health Dashboard to find that 56 of the 500 largest U.S. cities are home to people who can expect to live at least 20 fewer years than those in other neighborhoods, even if they’re just blocks away. In Chicago, the city with the largest disparity, life expectancy varied by 30.1 years between neighborhoods; in both Washington, D.C., and New York City, it varied by more than 27 years. Meanwhile, residents of…

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DIED Judith Krantz Writer of latter-day fairy tales JUDITH KRANTZ WROTE JUICY CINDERELLA STORIES IN WHICH a poor, plucky girl possessed of otherworldly beauty—and perhaps even a royal title—could, through hard work, climb to the top of her chosen world, acquiring a closet full of clothes and significant sexual satisfaction along the way. I swiped Krantz’s Princess Daisy off my mother’s bookshelf (probably when I was way too young for it) and fell into the world of Daisy, born Russian royalty and consigned to poverty through the machinations of an evil stepbrother. She talks her way into an advertising job and eventually makes it to the top of a perfume-and-cosmetics empire. The ladies crafted by Krantz, who died on June 22 at 91, were winners. Whether they flew planes or ran magazines or ran…