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Jeanette Carlson, Who Fought Apartheid, Dies at 91

Jeanette Carlson, an anti-apartheid activist who with her husband fought against the racist South African government and who with her family was eventually deported, died on Aug. 18 at home in Silver Spring, Md. She was 91. Her daughter Meredith Carlson Daly said she had a bone marrow disorder. In her native…

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With a Wary Eye on China, Taiwan Moves to Revamp Its Military

On a cloudy day last month, thousands of soldiers massed on a beach in central Taiwan for the culmination of five days of exercises intended to demonstrate how the island’s military would repel an invasion from China. Jets, helicopters and artillery and missile batteries fired live ammunition at targets offshore, sending plumes…

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What to Know About Colon Cancer

In the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s death from colon cancer at age 43, many people have questions about the disease, especially about the risk of colon cancer in younger people. Here’s what is known and what experts recommend. Doesn’t colon cancer mostly affect older people? Although the majority of cases are found…

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With a New Leader, Conservatives Look to Unseat Justin Trudeau

In keeping with the general upheaval that has marked this year, the Conservative Party of Canada announced its new leader at an unusual time: in the middle of the United States’ presidential nominating conventions. ImageErin O’Toole speaking after being declared the Conservative leader.Credit…Pool photo by Sean Kilpatrick Erin O’Toole, the winner of…

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The Growing Power of Hurricanes

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Pro athletes stage a boycott. The R.N.C. focuses on chaos. And Hurricane Laura makes landfall. ImageTrung Nguyen boarded up his brother’s convenience store in Abbeville, La., on Wednesday.Credit…Kathleen Flynn/Reuters Hurricane Laura shares something in common with both Hurricane Florence, a…

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Iran to Allow U.N. Inspections of Previously Blocked Nuclear Sites

WASHINGTON — Iran has agreed to let United Nations inspectors into two previously blocked nuclear sites, officials said on Wednesday, reversing itself during an international feud over its nuclear program that has divided world powers and increasingly isolated the United States. In a joint statement, the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran…

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Virus Laggards

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Protests erupted in Wisconsin. Republicans tried to rewrite Trump’s record. And the U.S. now has company as a coronavirus outlier. The United States is no longer the world’s only rich country still suffering through a major coronavirus outbreak. So is…

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TikTok Sues U.S. Government Over Trump Ban

SAN FRANCISCO — TikTok sued the U.S. government on Monday, accusing the Trump administration of depriving it of due process when President Trump used his emergency economic powers to issue an executive order that will block the app from operating in the country. The suit, which was filed in the Federal District…

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