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Mega Millions $1.6 billion jackpot has lottery players dreaming of how they’ll spend it

Mega Millions $1.6 billion jackpot has lottery players dreaming of how they'll spend it

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With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. From San Diego to New York, people are dreaming of how they would spend the money should they beat the astronomical odds of winning.
Mexico’s president-elect puts the capital’s new airport to a vote

Mexico’s president-elect puts the capital’s new airport to a vote

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AT ELSA RíOS GONZÁLEZ’S hair salon in Atenco, east of Mexico City, the chatter turns to the most controversial issue in town, the construction of an international airport. Mexico’s biggest infrastructure project, known as NAICM, is being built just a few kilometres away. Opinion in Atenco is divided. Some of Ms Ríos’s clients fret about the…
Chief executives win the pay lottery

Chief executives win the pay lottery

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THE PHRASE “happy as Larry” was coined to describe an Australian boxer who won a bumper prize in the 1890s. But it might have been designed for Larry Culp, the new chief executive of General Electric, who has been awarded a contract that could pay out $237m. Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get…
A minister’s resignation boosts #MeToo in India

A minister’s resignation boosts #MeToo in India

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THE MINISTER’S exit proved well-timed. It fell during the festive week of Navaratri, when Hindus celebrate the mythical victory of the ten-armed goddess Durga over the wicked, buffalo-headed, cobra-encoiled demon Mahishasura. The resignation on October 17th of M.J. Akbar, a junior minister, marked the first big triumph for India’s #MeToo movement, and perhaps a turning…
America’s new attitude towards China is changing the countries’ relationship

America’s new attitude towards China is changing the countries’ relationship

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WANG JIANQIN, in a thick red jerkin worn over her working clothes, does not look like an agent of superpower reprisal. The 60-year-old farmer rears 4,000 pigs in a brick-walled compound in Shunyi district, some 45km from Beijing. About a fifth of the food that she uses to fatten them up is soyabean meal, something…
Trump on migrant caravan: ‘Onslaught of illegal aliens’ represents ‘disgrace’ to the Dems

Trump on migrant caravan: 'Onslaught of illegal aliens' represents 'disgrace' to the Dems

President Trump tweeted on Sunday that border security officials continued their "full efforts ... to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens" attempting to travel to the U.S. southern border via a large migrant caravan — while also describing such caravans as "a disgrace to the Democrat Party." "People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first,…
Pennsylvania convict is a suspected serial killer

Pennsylvania convict is a suspected serial killer

A Pennsylvania man convicted of murder has now confessed to another crime. WBS Radio says the number of victims could be as high as 16 people.
Here’s why Hillary Clinton losing her security clearance matters for the rest of us

Here’s why Hillary Clinton losing her security clearance matters for the rest of us

Hillary Clinton no longer has a security clearance. A letter released from the Department of State to Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, says she lost her clearance on August 30 at her request. The State Department also withdrew security clearances from five people Clinton had previously requested clearances for, as she had designated them “researchers.”…
Pete Davidson breaks silence on Ariana Grande split at Swing Left show

Pete Davidson breaks silence on Ariana Grande split at Swing Left show

Pete Davidson has finally broken his silence on his recent split from pop star Ariana Grande. The star appeared at a comedy show over the weekend where he tried to make light of his heartbreak. The 24-year-old “Saturday Night Live” star co-hosted a comedy show titled “Judd & Pete for America” with Judd Apatow organized…
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson vs CNN reporter

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson vs CNN reporter

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and CNN reporter Oliver Darcy have a war of words on Twitter.