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Deciding on Kramp-Karrenbauer as Leader, German Conservatives Buy Continuity
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Deciding on Kramp-Karrenbauer as Leader, German Conservatives Buy Continuity

VideoThe centrist Christian Democratic Union elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to succeed Angela Merkel as party leader. She is sometimes referred to as “Mini-Merkel.”Published OnDec. 7, 2018CreditCreditThomas Lohnes/Getty ImagesHAMBURG, Germany — She is a moderate centrist with a humble leadership style and wry sense of humor. She does not boast. But she has a track record of…

Many pupils in England hungry and badly clothed, say lecturers
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Many pupils in England hungry and badly clothed, say lecturers

Union says schools overwhelmed by funding cuts and increasing child poverty Almost half of teachers surveyed said more children were going hungry compared with three years ago. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Teachers have warned that growing levels of poverty across England are having a devastating effect on pupils, with more children going hungry and being…

Kara Swisher: Can Laurene Powell Jobs Place Storytelling?
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Kara Swisher: Can Laurene Powell Jobs Place Storytelling?

Her firm is buying up one media property after another. This week it added Pop-Up Magazine Productions to its roster. By Kara SwisherContributing Opinion WriterNov. 27, 2018ImageLaurene Powell JobsCreditCreditMike Cohen for The New York TimesJust what is Laurene Powell Jobs up to?Over the last few years, Ms. Powell Jobs, an activist, investor and entrepreneur, has…

Netanyahu’s Coalition in Israel Survives, for Now
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Netanyahu’s Coalition in Israel Survives, for Now

ImagePrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, center, in Jerusalem on Monday. He rebuked disaffected ministers in a televised address on Sunday.CreditCreditAbir Sultan/EPA, via ShutterstockJERUSALEM — The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel appeared to have averted collapse on Monday — at least for now — after a hawkish coalition partner backed down from…

Contemporary York’s N.B.A. Groups Don’t Have Powerful to Celebrate. These Followers Cheer Anyway.
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Contemporary York’s N.B.A. Groups Don’t Have Powerful to Celebrate. These Followers Cheer Anyway.

ImageCarlos Grana, left, and Carlos Morales are members of the Brooklyn Brigade, a group of raucous Nets fans who sit in Section 114 at Barclays Center.CreditCreditGabriella Angotti-Jones/The New York TimesWhen a team has had eight home arenas in two states over a half-century, it’s tough to build a dedicated fan base. At Brooklyn’s Barclays Center,…

What Straight-A College students Come by Unsuitable
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What Straight-A College students Come by Unsuitable

If you always succeed in school, you’re not setting yourself up for success in life. By Adam GrantDr. Grant is an organizational psychologist and a contributing opinion writer.Dec. 8, 2018ImageCreditCreditLinda HuangA decade ago, at the end of my first semester teaching at Wharton, a student stopped by for office hours. He sat down and burst…

Trump Officers Notion to Rescind Obama-Abilities College Discipline Insurance policies
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Trump Officers Notion to Rescind Obama-Abilities College Discipline Insurance policies

ImageBetsy DeVos, the education secretary, is planning to rescind Obama-era rules that were aimed at ensuring that minority students were not unfairly disciplined.CreditCreditLeah Millis/ReutersWASHINGTON — The Trump administration is planning to roll back Obama-era policies aimed at ensuring that minority children are not unfairly disciplined, arguing that the efforts have eased up on punishment and…

Medical school vows to train a generation of working-class doctors
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Medical school vows to train a generation of working-class doctors

‘Insurgent’ Sunderland medical school aims to break class barriers Prof Scott Wilkes, head of Sunderland University’s new school of medicine, says the country needs more doctors from disadvantaged backgrounds. Photograph: University of Sunderland A medical school at the University of Sunderland will be launched next year with the aim of breaking down social barriers to…


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