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From a $1 million couch to a presidential campaign — Bloomberg deploys his billions to make a point

Mike Bloomberg's billionaire lifestyle allowed him to acquire lavish homes, private jets and a modern-art collection. His wealth is the defining feature of his presidential bid — a massive asset and political target.
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The U.S. policy has pushed tens of thousands of migrants back into Mexico to await asylum hearings.
The ruling was a win for environmentalists, who challenged the policy as part of an effort to block drilling in habitat for the imperiled greater sage-grouse.
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Dyson helped crack the secrets of the subatomic world, tried to build a spaceship that could carry humans across the solar system and wrote elegantly about science and human destiny.
The passage of the bill comes months after President Trump backed off a ban on most flavored e-cigarettes. The fate of the legislation is uncertain in the Senate.
Russia, which backs the Syrian regime, and Turkey traded recriminations over the strike.
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River cruising in the U.S. is popular with boomers. But many people still don’t know it’s a thing.

Operators cater to travelers who want to rediscover America by water (and avoid long flights to Europe).

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A profound experience watching ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ with 18,000 teenagers

Their reactions pointed to one uncontestable truth: The kids were listening.
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