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Geert Wilders Falls Short as Wary Dutch Scatter Their Votes

THE HAGUE — The far-right politician Geert Wilders fell short of expectations in Dutch elections on Wednesday, gaining seats but failing to persuade a decisive portion of voters to back his extreme positions on barring Muslim immigrants and jettisoning the European Union, according to early results and exit polls. The ...

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Israel’s Parliament Draws a Line on Short Hemlines

JERUSALEM — How short is a short skirt and who gets to decide? These were the questions vexing members of the Israeli Knesset, or Parliament, on Wednesday as dozens of female employees arrived in above-the-knee attire to protest what they said was the Knesset guards’ sudden eagerness to enforce a ...

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Being short or overweight linked to reduced life chances

Being a short man or an overweight woman is associated with lower chances in life in areas such as education, occupation, and income, concludes a study published by The BMJ today. The findings provide the strongest evidence to date that overweight people, especially women, are at a socioeconomic disadvantage — ...

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