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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are having a royal baby. But only one of them will endure being pregnant in public.

Get the Think newsletter.Jean Hannah Edelstein is a British-American writer who currently lives in New York.Congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex, on the impending arrival of their first child and the concomitant media frenzy that will take royal watchers through this long winter into spring, whenever that is.All…

Saudi missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Explanation expected from Saudi Arabia as Mike Pompeo arrives

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Tuesday morning in Saudi Arabia amid expectations that the oil-rich, ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom was about to present its version of events surrounding the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo was dispatched on Monday, immediately after President Donald Trump had a phone call with the Saudi king,…

Dems target small cluster of states in battle for House

The Democratic Party’s chances of recapturing the House of Representatives are increasingly centered on a relatively small number of states where an outsized number of battleground districts will decide who wields the speaker’s gavel for the next two years.Three weeks before Election Day, both parties and their supportive outside groups are spending tens of millions…

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

Canada is set to legalize marijuana Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Weed is becoming more than just a recreational drug and nations are changing their attitudes—and their laws—to accommodate this ancient plant. This story appeared in the June 2015 issue of National Geographic magazine. There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty…

‘Warped and sadistic’ paedophile gets sentence cut

One of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles, who blackmailed a string of vulnerable victims, has had his 32-year prison sentence reduced to 25 years. Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder had his case considered by three Court of Appeal judges in London today. He admitted 137 offences, including voyeurism, encouraging child rape, and sharing images showing the abuse…

Stephen Hawking says there is ‘no God’ in final book

Stephen Hawking has reached out from beyond the grave through a final book called ‘Brief answers to the big questions’. Among other things, the famed physicist tackled questions of whether there is a God, whether intelligent life exists out there in the universe and if time travel is actually possible. And in his opinion, there’s…

Trump Visits Florida After Hurricane Michael

a particularly spectacular trail of wreckage along the Florida Gulf Coast.Pine trees were uprooted and splintered — one lying across a Chevrolet sedan, others bisecting houses. Roofs had been torn off row after row of houses, blue tarps strung across the yawning holes. Windows were shattered, and even the wood siding was peeled off.man-made or…

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