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The Crisis of Good Intentions

Almost everywhere you turn these days, someone claims that capitalism is facing an existential crisis. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old who will soon be a congresswoman from New York, declares that our "no-barred Wild West hypercapitalism" is on the way out. French economist Thomas Piketty, by contrast, frets about a future where we are all governed by a ruling class drawn …

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Campinas, Brazil, leaves church shooting four dead

Police said earlier that the shooter killed five, but has scaled that number down to four. The victims include three men and one woman, in addition to the gunman, reported TV TV. The police said initially nine people were injured but revised the figure down to four. A person is in critical condition. The shooting occurred in the Metropolitan Cathedral, …

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Uber self-driving fatalities could have been prevented: Ex-Manager

Just days before a self-propelled Uber vehicle killed a pedestrian earlier this year in Tempe, Ariz., A leader in the company's autonomous driving division led a 890-word email about security issues, TechCrunch reported. The email was sent to the head of the division, along with other senior executives and lawyers. The warning was published by The Information, which confirmed the …

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Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler Status of Big Week 15 Matchup vs Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers (10-3) may play the most important game of the season on Thursday night, as they will try to destroy Kansas City Chiefs (11-2) in Arrowhead Stadium. The chargers would be subordinates if they were healthy, but the unclear situation of running back Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler could make things harder for them. NFL Network reporter Steve …

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Can look at Merkel to save the day on Brexit

Not long after Britain voted to leave the EU, Angela Merkel's staff claimed they could write a short script for Theresa May to put Britain in a better negotiating position. It began to admit that Brexit posed a problem and "asks for help". As Mrs May faces an epic Westminster battle to save the draft Brexit agreement and her job, …

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An expense that would have given benefits to thousands of navy veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange just failed to pass the Senate

The Senate failed to send a bill Monday that would extend the Veterans Affairs benefits to thousands of marine veterans who were potentially exposed to Agent Orange. H.R. 299 passed the House of Representatives in unanimous vote, but stopped in the Senate because of concerns about the expense of the bill. VA has estimated that the bill will cost around …

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Thank you, John Kelly – WSJ

There are many unpleasant jobs in the world, but some must do them. One is Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, and then, when he prepares to be relieved of white house ties this month, John Kelly deserves the nation's gratitude. Mr. Trump on Saturday announced the departure of former generals "at the end of the year" after the typical death …

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