Japan’s New Leader Picks His Team: The Same Old Men, and Fewer Women

TOKYO — Japan’s governing party resisted any urge to pick a magnetic crowd-pleaser when it anointed Yoshihide Suga as its leader this week. As Parliament officially elected him prime minister on Wednesday, he repaid its support. Mr. Suga, 71, put forward an everyone-old-is-new-again cabinet dominated by ministers who will continue in the jobs they held […]

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How to Stop Biting Your Nails

“Learn to resist the urge,” says Tara S. Peris, an associate professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is co-director of the Child O.C.D., Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program. Psychiatrists consider nail biting a “body focused repetitive behavior,” along with things like hair pulling and skin picking. […]

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As Coronavirus Cases Rise, the Federal Work Force Heads Back to the Office

WASHINGTON — As coronavirus cases surge around the country and epidemiologists urge caution, the federal government is heading back to work, jeopardizing pandemic progress in one of the few regions where confirmed infections continue to decline: the nation’s capital. At the Energy Department’s headquarters, 20 percent of employees — possibly as many as 600 — […]

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Kentucky capitol rally urges action in Breonna Taylor death

Hundreds of people rallied at Kentucky’s capitol on Thursday to urge action in the investigation of three officers in the fatal police shooting of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor, at her Louisville home. Taylor’s family, hip hop artists and civil rights lawyers addressed a large crowd on the steps of the capitol to mark 100 […]

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T.I. Begs Fans In Georgia To Stay Home, Despite Governor Lifting Order: You Know What’s Going On

T.I. used his platform on Instagram to urge his fans in Atlanta and Georgia to continue to stay home amid the ongoing pandemic, even though Governor Brian Kemp rolled out plans to begin reopening the state by April 24. Rapper T.I. is clearly still planning to adhere to social-distancing and stay-at-home precautions despite Georgia Governor Brian […]

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Airlines halt most NYC flights amid escalating coronavirus fears

Airlines are drastically cutting service to and from the New York City area as the feds urge travelers to avoid the nation’s largest coronavirus hotspot. American Airlines plans to operate just 13 flights a day out of JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports from this week to May 6 — down 95 percent from a […]

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Banks urge EU to ease capital rules to fight coronavirus fallout

Banks urge EU to ease capital rules to fight coronavirus fallout LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s banks have called on European Union authorities to ease capital rules to help borrowers struggling because of the coronavirus epidemic. The European Banking Federation said it asks regulators “for assistance to be able to work constructively with borrowers… which will […]

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