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After British PM May's speech fiasco, her party puzzles: Who next? | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - It was meant to be the speech that rescued Theresa May’s premiership, but her public humiliation before the assembled Conservative Party has thrust her own future into doubt.<p>And, just as she tries to revive Brexit talks.<p>May’s authority was already shattered by her botched bet on …

Conservative Party

The Ritual Humiliation of Theresa May

MANCHESTER, England — The choice in British politics today is between the disastrous and the useless.<p>At its conference in Brighton last week, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party — reinvigorated by its surprisingly strong performance in the general election in June — reinforced its commitment to an …

European Union

Why Is Vinyl So Popular Again? A New Book Asks 25 Famous Collectors

One of the things Ulrich says he loves about vinyl is “the ritual element of it. It’s running your finger down the side to try and open the plastic …

Ella With the London Symphony

Elvis started it. Back in 2015, Elvis Presley Enterprises teamed with producers Nick Patrick and Don Reedma and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for</i> …

Music

In a First, Archival-Quality Performances Are Preserved in DNA

If civilization stopped right now, in a thousand years all the magnetic tape, compact discs and hard drives humanity stores its digital media on …

Biotechnology

Meet Maxim Lando, the Young Pianist Joining Lang Lang and Chick Corea at Carnegie Hall

Maxim Lando has played Carnegie Hall over a dozen times since his debut at six years old. He returns for opening night, playing alongside Lang Lang …

New CNN contributor Ed Martin said “failing” CNN is “fake news”

Martin recently suggested people stop watching CNN because it is “obviously not telling the truth”<p>CNN’s latest pro-Trump commentator has repeatedly echoed the president’s rhetoric against the network.<p>Ed Martin recently announced that CNN has hired him to be a political commentator and said he was …

Is capitalism at a crossroads?

Back in the days when Ed Miliband was being criticised for dragging the Labour party too far to the left, political junkies seeking a guide to the new times would often be pointed in the direction of a tome entitled <i>Varieties of Capitalism</i>. Much-thumbed-through by the former Labour leader, this …

Economics

Corker Stands by Comments About Trump Stability, Competence

Republican Senator Bob Corker said he stands by his comments that Donald Trump hasn’t shown the stability or competency to succeed as president, and …

Trump’s Next Move on Health Care? Choice for Secretary May Offer Clue

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s selection of a secretary of health and human services could be a turning point in a health care debate that has polarized Washington, as he faces a choice of working with Democrats to fix the current system or continuing his so-far failed efforts to dismantle his …

Health Care

Tory Conference: Brexiteers demand Theresa May quit EU talks if Brussels says no to trade negotiations

Hardline Brexiteers have demanded Theresa May walk away from Brexit talks if the EU refuses to discuss future trade before Christmas.<p>MPs and others …

Boris Johnson

Democrats, Please Get Ready to Lose

There’s a saying that what matters isn’t winning or losing. It’s whether you beat the spread.<p>But what’s the spread for Democrats in 2018?<p>Is the spread — which means the predicted margin of victory or defeat — gaining the 24 seats in the House that are necessary for a majority in the chamber? That’s …

Republican Primaries

Republicans Scrap Health Care Vote — Again; Trump Blasts 'So-Called Republicans'

<b>Updated at 3:35 p.m. ET</b><p>Republicans are once again waving the white flag on health care.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he is pulling the Republican health care bill because it does not have the votes.<p>Rather than endure another embarrassing vote that sees his caucus come up …

Health Care

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Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition

WASHINGTON — A last-ditch attempt by President Trump and Senate Republicans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act appeared to collapse on Monday as a pivotal senator announced her firm opposition to the latest repeal plan, virtually ensuring that Republicans would not have the votes they need for …

Health Care

Body Language Experts Explain Prince Harry's Strange Pose With Melania Trump

The devil is in the details.<p>A picture is worth a thousand words. But some onlookers apparently thought this one, of Prince Harry and Melania Trump at the Invictus Games in Toronto over the weekend, is worth 666.<p>Harry and the first lady posed for a series of photos together before sitting down for a …

Donald Trump

Betsy DeVos travels with her own plane at 'zero cost' to US taxpayers | NOLA.com

Unlike her predecessors, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos does not fly commercial airlines when she travels on the job. Instead, she takes her own …

Which Durham schools are being considered for state takeover?

Two low-performing Durham elementary schools remain under consideration for being turned over to a charter school operator despite requests from …

Berkeley hills Lutheran campus sold to Muslim college

BERKELEY — The hilltop campus of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary has been sold to Zaytuna College, a Muslim undergraduate institution.<p>The sale, …

The False Promise of Macron’s Labor Reforms

Give him credit for consistency at least. Amid all the equivocations shaping his career, French President Emmanuel Macron has remained singularly …

Labor Law

Macklemore's Guest DJ Station: 21 Savage, Bon Iver, John Coltrane & More

On <b>Macklemore's Guest DJ station on iHeartRadio</b>, fans can not only hear songs from <i>GEMINI</i> and his previous album, they can also listen to artists like</b> …

Travel photo of the week: The Lionheart's castle, Normandy

Photos

Blackout Chocolate Cake

Oh, friends. Wow wow wow.Chocolate cake on the loooooose!This weekend I was gifted with a super-fun birthday surprise: Bjork whisked me away to …

Dessert