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John Mccain’s Final Act
THE TOWN CARS ARRIVED ONE BY ONE at Washington’s National Cathedral, delivering a procession of political dignitaries that spanned generations and ideological divides. Inside, Presidents, fellow members of Congress and former political rivals gathere
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Creative Minds At Work
Many of television’s most lauded creators and writers are returning this fall with buzzy new shows.
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Our Racist Soul
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Staying Power
Nancy Pelosi stopped caring about what people think of her a long time ago, so she has no qualms about eating ice cream for breakfast with a stranger. Dark chocolate, two scoops, waffle cone. It’s a freezing January morning in Baltimore’s Little Ital
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Emerging Markets Are In Meltdown, But For Once Trump Isn’t To Blame
A CRISIS IS LOOMING in developing economies, or what investors know as emerging markets. An economic crisis in Turkey has pushed inflation to new heights and the value of the lira to new lows. Argentina’s peso is in trouble as President Mauricio Macr
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Learning From A Lion
I came to the Senate in 2013, knowing John McCain the legend but not John McCain the man. But he since became my colleague and chair. We traveled together. He taught me a lot. In my first months on the Senate Armed Services Committee, I unknowingly
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Firsts Women Who Are Changing The World
Beth Ford First openly gay woman to become CEO of a Fortune 500 company When Beth Ford was in her 30s, working in book publishing in New York City, she took a jog by the river with the woman who would become her wife. Ford knew that many face workp
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Washington Takes On The Threat Of Big Tech
ONCE THE FRESH-FACED DARLINGS OF D.C., BIG TECH executives now receive a decidedly cooler reception on Capitol Hill. On Sept. 5, Twitter chief Jack Dorsey and Facebook second-in-command Sheryl Sandberg got a tongue lashing in Senate hearings. “You’re
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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 Ma
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Neil Simon
IT REMAINS ONE OF THE TOP MEMORIES OF MY CAREER THAT at my audition for Laughter on the 23rd Floor, I elicited belly laughs from Neil Simon himself. And when I got the phone call from my agent that I was going to be in the original Broadway cast of a
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The Surprising Joy Of Old Age
If life wanted to mess with you, it couldn’t have come up with a better way than death. Especially the lead-up. Your strength flags; your world narrows; much of what once gave you pleasure and satisfaction is now gone. But as it turns out, happiness
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Beth Macy
The best-selling author on dope sickness, the opioid addict next door and holding drug companies accountable
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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 batt
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When Great Kids Do Not-so-great Things
TEENAGERS OFTEN DO TERRIBLE things, to themselves and to others; the road to becoming honorable adults is sometimes paved with a few stones of cruelty. In the sweet, smart Netflix-produced romantic comedy Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Shannon Purser (wh
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Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Looks To Past Leaders For Lessons On The Present
DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN LIVES SURROUNDED BY American history. Her home in Concord, Mass., is minutes from the site of one of the first battles of the American Revolution. The house itself, cool on a day that broke heat records in nearby Boston, is full
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WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT ... WORLD’S GREATEST PLACES TIME’s newest franchise, which debuted in the Sept. 3/Sept. 10 issue, elicited feelings of wanderlust in readers like Roger Desmond of West Hartford, Conn., who said reading it was like “riding a magic
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News Ticker
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 c
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The True Legends Of John McCain
AS A MIDSHIPMAN at the U.S. Naval Academy in the 1970s, I had my first close-up look at John McCain. I was part of a small group privileged to meet with him when he visited Annapolis. We knew about the Hanoi Hilton, of course—but truth be told, we we
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Democrats Struggle To Stop Brett Kavanaugh
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 Judici
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Murphy Brown Heads Back To Work
ON A STICKY AUGUST NIGHT AT A RESTAURANT near the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, N.Y., the reunited cast, writers and staff of CBS’s Murphy Brown, including Candice Bergen, are gathered for a drink and some food after a taping of the reboot of th
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The Danger Of Being The Favorite
OF ALL THE LESSONS GLEANED FROM #MeToo, one stands out as particularly sinister: before things turn treacherous, there’s a moment when predation can feel dangerously like kindness. A young person, not yet aware of his or her power, is made to feel sp
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Parenting Is Not The Boss Of You
“MY LIFE HAS MANY MISFORTUNES,” wrote French philosopher Michel de Montaigne in the 16th century, “most of which never happened.” Not coincidentally, Montaigne is also considered the father of the personal essay, which has these 500 years later begot
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Closing In
Michael Cohen once believed he would lead Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. When that didn’t come to pass, he told friends he might be White House chief of staff. That didn’t happen either, but still he swore he’d “take a bullet” for Trump. In th
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Raising Optimistic Kids In An Era Of Pessimism
WANTED: OPTIMISTS. MUST ENJOY CHALLENGES, APPRECIATE possibilities and possess a deep belief in your ability to master a situation. Hope for the future a must, and confidence in that hope a strong plus. If your motto is “try, try again,” you’re perfe
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Why Is Measles Returning To Some Places And Not Others?
BY NOW, MEASLES OUGHT TO BE OPTIONAL. As long as parents are conscientious and governments are competent, no child has to contract the sometimes fatal disease again. But across Europe and in the U.S., that’s not what’s happening. According to the Wo
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What Nixon Lawyer John Dean Learned From History
PUNDITS LIKE TO MAKE comparisons between President Donald Trump and President Richard Nixon, but those links aren’t usually drawn by Trump himself. An exception came on Aug. 19 when Trump tweeted, in light of the news that White House counsel Don McG
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Rio’s Radical
Meet Jair Bolsonaro. He stands for law and order, traditional family values and nostalgia for an era when a murderous authoritarian regime ran Brazil. In October, voters might make him President. How did Brazil come to this?
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Peter Navarro Used To Be A Democrat. Today He’s The Architect Of President Trump’s Trade War
If Peter Navarro ever doubted that he was a Democrat, a look at the other side was enough to convince him. Republicans talked about virtue and prosperity, but they were really a bunch of greedy, intolerant hypocrites, he thought.
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The World’s Greatest Places 2018
It’s easy to find guides to famous attractions. But which new and newly relevant destinations are worth experiencing right now? To assemble our first annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categorie
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Aretha Franklin Sang Her Way Through History
WHEN ARETHA FRANKLIN SANG, OUT POURED THE sun and the moon. Her voice was optimism shaded with sorrow, joy tempered by the understanding that nothing in life can be perfect—but above all it was a sound that both absorbed and radiated light. To hear i
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