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Chief justice assures the Supreme Court is apolitical. He’s facing his next big test.

Chief justice assures the Supreme Court is apolitical. He’s facing his next big test.

June 17, 2019

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. began the Supreme Court’s term last fall seeking to assure the American public that his court does not “serve one party or one interest.” He will end it playing a pivotal role in two of the most politically consequential decisions the court has made in years. One initiative is…

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Food App Couriers Exploit Migrants Desperate for Work in France

Food App Couriers Exploit Migrants Desperate for Work in France

June 17, 2019

PARIS — Aymen Arfaoui strapped on a plastic Uber Eats bag and checked his cellphone for the fastest bicycle route before pedaling into the stream of cars circling the Place de la République. Time was money, and Mr. Arfaoui, a nervous 18-year-old migrant, needed cash. “I’m doing this because I have to eat,” he said,…

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Trump Wants to Neutralize Democrats on Health Care. Republicans Say Let It Go.

Trump Wants to Neutralize Democrats on Health Care. Republicans Say Let It Go.

June 17, 2019

When they were in the majority, House Republicans voted dozens of times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, only to see their legislation die in the Senate. On one occasion, Mr. Trump summoned House Republicans to the White House for a grand ceremony only to see that momentum quickly fade away.…

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Opinion | My father loved me enough to allow me to write jokes for a living

Opinion | My father loved me enough to allow me to write jokes for a living

June 17, 2019

(Pixdeluxe/Getty Images) John Ficarra is the former editor of Mad magazine, 1985-2018. My father quit school in the ninth grade. The son of first-generation Italian immigrants, and whose mother died when he was a young boy, he decided that school took a back seat to getting a job and helping his father put food on…

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Opinion | The gift of laughter and a father’s legacy

Opinion | The gift of laughter and a father’s legacy

June 16, 2019

My father died with a smile on his face. But, of course, he would. A few days earlier, as his wife, my sister and I gathered around his bed in the intensive care unit, I said, “I’ll bet he’s thinking right now, ‘I wish these broads would go away and leave me alone.’ ” Immediately, his…

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‘The Gaze Is Ours’

‘The Gaze Is Ours’

June 16, 2019

The Look Latinx artists and creative thinkers are incorporating family history and cultural heritage into their work. Learning to make adobe bricks was, at first, a way for Rafa Esparza to break his family’s silences. His relationship with his father, Ramón, had been strained since he came out as queer in 2005, when he was…

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Wall Street Donors Are Swooning for Mayor Pete. (They Like Biden and Harris, Too.)

Wall Street Donors Are Swooning for Mayor Pete. (They Like Biden and Harris, Too.)

June 16, 2019

Mr. Booker, a fixture on the New York donor circuit for nearly two decades, has some key backers, including Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey, a Goldman Sachs alum, and Donald Sussman, the billionaire hedge funder who is a top Democratic financier. Mr. Sussman’s daughter Carolyn Tisch Blodgett is hosting a fund-raiser for Mr. Booker…

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As price of insulin soars, Americans caravan to Canada for lifesaving medicine

As price of insulin soars, Americans caravan to Canada for lifesaving medicine

June 16, 2019

Lija Greenseid prepares to draw insulin at her home in St. Paul, Minn. Greenseid, whose daughter has Type 1 diabetes, is organizing a group trip to Canada to buy insulin at one-tenth the U.S. cost. (Jenn Ackerman for The Washington Post) As their minivan rolled north, they felt their nerves kick in — but they…

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Sanctions Are Suffocating the Venezuelan People

Sanctions Are Suffocating the Venezuelan People

June 16, 2019

AFP reports on the harm that U.S. sanctions on Venezuela are doing to the civilian population: But Saavedra says those new sanctions hurt average citizens more than they do the Maduro regime. “They’re suffocating us, ordinary citizens,” he said. “I don’t know how long it will last. In any country (sanctions) affect everyone (but) less…

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U.S. soccer beats Chile to reach World Cup knockout round

U.S. soccer beats Chile to reach World Cup knockout round

June 16, 2019

Christen Press drives the ball on net. (Alessandra Tarantino/Associated Press) Steven Goff Reporter covering soccer (D.C. United, MLS, U.S. national teams, World Cup), plus some college basketball. June 16 at 2:21 PM by Steven Goff in Paris The goals came in bundles again Sunday, as they often do for the reigning champions. Not, mind you,…

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