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The Shutdown Shows Just How Vital Government Scientists Are

Instead of figuring out how many Pacific hake fishermen can catch sustainably, as his job demands, scientist Ian Taylor is at home with his four-month old daughter, biding his time through the partial government shutdown. Taylor’s task is to assess the size and age of hake and other commercially harvested ...

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Where Government Is a Dirty Word, but Its Checks Pay the Bills

Image Harlan, Ky., the seat of a county with one of the nation’s highest rates of dependency on federal benefits. Once a Democratic bastion, the county now votes heavily Republican.CreditCreditLuke Sharrett for The New York Times Where Government Is a Dirty Word, but Its Checks Pay the Bills The residents ...

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A Government Climate Study Contradicts the President

Shhhh. Someone in the Federal government wants to keep a secret. Someone—though no one is saying who—does not want you to know that the Federal government is panicked about climate change. They should be. A new government report—1,600 pages, two and a half years of work, hundreds of authors, 13 ...

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If Gaza Brings Down Netanyahu’s Government, Can He Rise Again?

Supported by If Gaza Brings Down Netanyahu’s Government, Can He Rise Again? Image Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, shown at center last month in Jerusalem, is facing a call for early elections.CreditCreditAmir Cohen/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Isabel Kershner Nov. 16, 2018 JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

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Hundreds Died in Syrian Custody, Government Acknowledges

Hundreds Died in Syrian Custody, Government Acknowledges Image Syrian prisoners who were released last year. Since the conflict in Syria began seven years ago, tens of thousands of people disappeared into government jails and many died in custody.CreditSANA, via Reuters By Ben Hubbard and Karam Shoumali July 26, 2018 BEIRUT, ...

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Italy’s Populist Parties Win Approval to Form Government

Italy’s Populist Parties Win Approval to Form Government Image The Italian law professor Giuseppe Conte, center, was surrounded by members of the media as he arrived at the Italian Parliament in Rome on Thursday.CreditAngelo Carconi/EPA, via Shutterstock By Jason Horowitz May 31, 2018 ROME — After 88 days of impasses ...

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Italy’s New Government Will Challenge the E.U. at Its Heart

Italy’s New Government Will Challenge the E.U. at Its Heart Image Giuseppe Conte was given the mandate to become prime minister of Italy by President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday.CreditEttore Ferrari/EPA, via Shutterstock By Steven Erlanger May 23, 2018 BRUSSELS — As Italy’s new populist leaders prepare to form a government, ...

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