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Queens of Infamy: Anne Boleyn

<i>Anne Thériault | Longreads | May 2018 | 23 minutes (5,949 words)</i><i>From the notorious to the half-forgotten,</i> Queens of Infamy<i>, a</i> Longreads<i> series by</i> …

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‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails

Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-Adams<p>When Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor …

Anesthesia

The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in …

Brazil

Read this and you may never eat chicken again

Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of daily doses of antibiotics. By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cause a staggering 10 million deaths a year<p>Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven storeys above the mayor’s offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de …

Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a ‘Gaydar’ Machine

Michal Kosinski felt he had good reason to teach a machine to detect sexual orientation.<p>An Israeli start-up had started hawking a service that predicted terrorist proclivities based on facial analysis. Chinese companies were developing facial recognition software not only to catch known criminals — …

Colin Firth calls Harvey Weinstein 'a frightening man to stand up to'

Star of The King’s Speech, executive produced by Weinstein, tells the Guardian: ‘It’s with a feeling of nausea that I read what was going on while I was benefiting’<p>Actor Colin Firth is the latest celebrity to condemn embattled movie producer Harvey Weinstein, saying in a statement to the Guardian …

President Trump has made 1,318 false or misleading claims over 263 days

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee ,<p>Michelle Ye Hee Lee<p>National political enterprise and accountability reporter covering money and influence in politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Glenn Kessler and<p>Glenn Kessler<p>The Fact Checker<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Meg Kelly<p>Meg Kelly<p>Video editor for The Fact Checker<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Five months …

Donald Trump

Trump lifts the Jones Act to help Puerto Rico. What is it? - The Washington Post

2:16<p>Trump lifts the Jones Act to help Puerto Rico. What is it?<p>2:19<p>FEMA administrator casts doubt on Puerto Rico hurricane death toll<p>5:22<p>Puerto Ricans agree: Trump’s response to Maria was a failure<p>1:45<p>Trump calls Puerto Rico response 'an incredible unsung success'<p>2:07<p>How many people died in Puerto …

Puerto Rico

Why More Women Are Getting a Double Mastectomy

Recent research has shown that despite having more treatment options, women with cancer in one breast are increasingly choosing to remove both …

Stars Who've Faced Breast Cancer, and Their Inspiring Stories

MINDY COHN<p><b>Age at diagnosis:</b> 46<br>Now healthy, the <i>Facts of Life</i> star was diagnosed in 2012, and went through her battle largely alone, telling very few …

The Untold Story of Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination

Two women had the most audacious task. Killing the brother of the North Korean leader. Right out in the open, using deadly chemical weapons in an international airport. And the craziest thing? They had no idea what they'd gotten into.<p><b>When Kim Jong-nam</b> was a boy, his father, the dictator of North …

Kuala Lumpur

Kim Jong-un ordered 'gruesome' assassination of half-brother in bid to shock the world

Brazen killing of Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur airport was bid for superpower status.<p>Kim Jong-un wanted his half-brother's assassination to be so …

Trial Opens for Women Accused of Murdering Kim Jong Nam

Two women plead not guilty in airport killing of the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un<p>SHAH ALAM, Malaysia—Two women pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of murdering the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, opening a trial over an assault that shocked the world and …

Who Planned the Assassination of Kim Jong-un’s Half Brother?

It’s the stuff of spy novels: On February 13, Kim Jong-un’s estranged half brother, Kim Jong-nam, was ambushed in a Malaysian airport by two women …

A New Last Chance

Monica Halem calls it the “fertility train.” Every woman who embarks on a cycle of in vitro fertilization is familiar with the ride: the multiple …

Unbudgeted: How the opioid crisis is blowing a hole in small-town America's finances

INDIANA, Pa./CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Reuters) - As deaths mount in America’s opioid crisis, communities on the front lines face a hidden toll: the financial cost.<p>A vial of Naloxone and syringe are pictured at a Naloxone training class in Louisville, Kentucky, November 21, 2015. REUTERS/John Sommers …