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Charles Aznavour
BY HIS OWN ESTIMATE, CHARLES AZNAVOUR, WHO DIED AT 94 on Oct. 1, penned more than 1,000 songs and sold about 180 million records. Yet he was never done. He packed concert halls in Japan in September and was preparing for six Paris concerts in Novembe
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A Bridge To Brotherhood
GROWING UP IN AUSTRALIA, MARKUS Zusak would ask his mother and father—post–World War II immigrants hailing from Germany and Austria, respectively—to tell him the same stories about their lives over and over. Zusak’s own stories have been in print sin
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She Said.
History often seems inexorable in hindsight, shaped by powerful figures operating beyond our control. But when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford walked in to face the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 27, raised her right hand and swore to tell the truth,
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Bolivia’s Battle With Chile For A Pathway To The Pacific
ON OCT. 1, THE U.N.’S INTERNATIONAL Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled against forcing Chile to negotiate giving up a slice of its territory to provide neighboring Bolivia with a route to the sea. Gathered around giant screens in the capital, La Paz, Boliv
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Unlocking The Body’s Defenses
AS A PHARMACIST, KATHY JAMES CONSIDERS HERSELF well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself
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The War No One Watches
Weeks ago, in Afghanistan, the Taliban marked the Eid al-Adha holiday with a surprise attack. It sought to demonstrate that 17 years of effort by the U.S. forces were for naught—and to inspire the American public to bring its troops home, as the Tet
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A NAFTA Deal Brings A Return To Status Quo
ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, DONALD TRUMP’S take on free-trade deals was clear. He promised to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and reserved special ire for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which he called “the wor
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Putting A Painfully Real Face On Addiction
STEVE CARELL IS A LITTLE NERVOUS TO TALK about his new movie. Well, not nervous, exactly—maybe it’s more that he’s cautious. He’s not sure he’s the best person to speak on the subjects at hand, and if he’s going to, he wants to get the words just rig
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Actor And Activist Robert Redford Might Not Be Ready To Retire Just Yet
ROBERT REDFORD DIDN’T BREAK THE Watergate scandal. But he played one of the guys who did, in All the President’s Men. He has also never run for public office. But he played a guy who did, in The Candidate. And he has never robbed a bank, though in hi
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Trump taxes return to spotlight Starting from childhood, President Donald Trump reportedly helped his parents avoid taxes and participated in possible fraud in the process of receiving at least $413 million in today’s dollars from them, according to
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Wellness Means More Than Weight Loss
LAST MONTH, WEIGHT WATCHERS slimmed its name down to just two letters: WW. America’s top weight-loss company is now prioritizing “wellness” instead of focusing solely on the number on the scale, emphasizing everything from physical activity to mindfu
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Indonesia Counts The Dreadful Toll Of An Earthquake And Tsunami
SARINA WAS HOME FOR AFTERNOON prayers on Sept. 28 when her house began to tremble. At first she wasn’t afraid; earthquakes on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi aren’t uncommon. But then it happened again, and again. “I knew that when there’s an earth
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Brazil’s Democracy Can Survive The Rise Of A Diehard Demagogue
THE PAST TWO YEARS have seen angry voters in the U.S., France, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan and other countries cast aside the familiar political establishment to embrace candidates who embody change. Now it’s Brazil’s turn. On Oct. 7, voters head to the
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What Women Don’t Say
The juxtaposition of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s demeanor was stark. Despite the stress, nerves and emotions that come with detailing her alleged assault publicly, Ford maintained a pleasant disposition, spoke steadily and
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Paulo Coelho
The Brazilian novelist, one of the world’s best-selling authors, on nostalgia for his hippie days and the forms that love takes
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50 Genius Companies
At the heart of every great business is a creative solution to a problem—and those solutions sometimes change the world. To assemble TIME’s first annual list of Genius Companies, we asked our global network of editors and correspondents to nominate b
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Life As Russian Novel In The Romanoffs
IN THE ANNALS OF HISTORY, THE name Romanoff is written in blood. Russia’s last czar and his family were assassinated in 1918, and their story is retold in the pitch black opening sequence of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s new Amazon show, The Roman
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What’s Changed Since 2016
There she was: a professional blond woman, speaking carefully, trying to say only what she knew to be true. There he was: an angry and red-faced man, shouting accusations about partisan conspiracies. Her allies asked why a man accused of sexual assau
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WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT ... PULLING EQUAL WEIGHT Contributor Irin Carmon’s Oct. 8 story on what the U.S. can learn from Sweden’s gender-equality policies sparked a Twitter debate about the cover design, which added the words and women to the Declaration
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An Inconclusive Referendum Has Macedonia Stuck Between Russia And The West
A SEPT. 30 REFERENDUM TO CHANGE THE name of the nation that calls itself the Republic of Macedonia, to the Republic of North Macedonia, failed to deliver a binding result after only 37% of the electorate voted, well below the necessary 50% threshold.
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Mad As Hell: The Power Of Women’s Rage In 2018
IF YOU WAKE UP AT 7 A.M., YOU’LL PROBABLY START FEELING IT around 7:03, or at least as soon as you check your preferred news source. You don’t have to be a woman to find something to be angry about. But if you are a woman, chances are you’re feeling
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When The Supreme Court Is Everything
THE CIRCUS SURROUNDING THE Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh has shown beyond any doubt how deeply divided America is. And when the dust settles, we’ll still be divided. So too will be the court. To see why, and to fix this, we need t
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A Star Is Born, Again And Again—and That’s O.K.
Given how drastically women’s roles have changed within the past century, we should consider ourselves lucky that we’ve gotten so many different versions of A Star Is Born. What happens when a woman’s career ascends just as her romantic partner’s tum
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WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT ... SUPREME RECKONING The cover of the Oct. 1 issue showed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sitting Justice Clarence Thomas, both of whom were accused of sexual misconduct during their confirmation hearings—prompting Tim
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The Cost To The Court
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BY THE TIME I ARRIVE IN STOCKHOLM, I KNOW TO EXPECT THE DADS. Enlightened Swedish dads, with their easy security in their masculinity, are literally a state-sponsored selling point. But nothing can really prepare you for them, not even living, as I d
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Could A Rule Change Make Green Cards Harder To Get?
UNDER A NEW FEDERAL RULE BEING proposed by the Trump Administration, immigrants who use public benefits could be ineligible for legal status in the U.S. That would be a big new change for U.S. immigration law, and it hinges on redefining one very old
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Floodwaters shut down power plant In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, water breached a dam and flooded two deposits of toxic coal ash at a Duke Energy power plant near Wilmington, N.C., prompting the plant’s shutdown on Sept. 21. The company say
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NASA Turns 60, With A Rich History Of Missions Behind It And Many More Ahead
FOR A SPECIES THAT WAS HANDED WHAT MIGHT BE THE best of all possible planets, humans have been oddly anxious to leave it. Our itch to venture into space has been with us ever since we first realized that the points of light in the sky are actually pl
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A Novel Dose Of Nontoxic Masculinity
A MILLION LITTLE THINGS COULD’VE BEEN CONCEIVED BY AN algorithm programmed to synthesize popular TV shows. Like This Is Us, it’s an ensemble drama designed to elicit gasps and tears. Like 13 Reasons Why, it takes place in the aftermath of a suicide.
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