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The UK's medical system stands in stark contrast to the market and insurance-based healthcare system in the United States. But trade talks show the US desire for American pharmaceutical companies to get into the UK market and extend drug patents.

Vida Alegre was founded in Mexico City by Samantha Flores, an 87-year-old transgender woman. Nothing similar exists in the country.

The Mississippi River has been transformed into a highly efficient shipping corridor. But those engineered changes have brought some steep costs to the environment and wildlife and cities and towns along the river.

Early childhood education is critical, but limited. In Oregon, immigrant teachers could be the solution. By @mfederis 

Broken English — an Anglophile shop in Berlin, Germany — imports specialized British produce from many small, family-owned companies. But they may find it difficult to keep up with exports if Britain leaves the European Union. By The World's @orla_barry 

Applicants for US citizenship are experiencing more vetting, a proposed spike in the application fee and prolonged processing times — waits that could keep thousands of would-be US citizens from voting in the 2020 general election.

The high rates of "superbugs" found at Middle Eastern field clinics offer grisly reminders of warfare in the pre-antibiotic era, and the thousands of soldiers who endured trench foot, typhus and trench fever in World War I.

In Berlin, property developers argue that the rent cap will damage future housing prospects for the city as landlords will be reluctant to make improvements to buildings, with no promise of increased returns.

Indigenous youth voices have historically been silenced in the fight against climate change. Not anymore. A delegation of Indigenous youth have delivered a strong message to UN leaders at COP25 in Madrid.

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Rachel Engmann found the family name in the castle courtyard, It said: “Carl Gustav Engmann, 1757.” The find would become integral to her future archaeology work, and to understanding her own family history during the slave trade. Story by @RupaShenoy 

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Han Dongfang, who led protests in Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, is now marching with anti-government demonstrators in Hong Kong. They have a different kind of determination, he says — "they are ready to burn together if it burns."

A very loving and affectionate, purring cat called Bilbo has his own podcast. In each episode, Bilbo purrs for 30 minutes straight to the delight of thousands of listeners. This is his story.

"The vast majority of political appointees are donors with almost no foreign policy experience. And I think that practice needs to stop," says former US Amb. Michael @McFaul .

“No people ever recognize their dictator in advance,” one reporter wrote in 1935.

"The facts here are clear as day. The president used his public office and taxpayer money as a way to leverage dirt on his Democratic challenger," former Ambassador Michael@McFaul  told The World.

Iraqi family barred from flight to US had sold home, quit jobs, taken kids out of school to settle in Nashvill

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THREAD 1/ DO IRISH VOTERS GIVE A DAMN? There’s a referendum in Ireland on whether to remove an article from the constitution outlawing #blasphemy . , religious affairs correspondent , tells what’s what.

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Niloofar Rahmani faced multiple threats to herself and her family by the Taliban. She's seeking asylum in the US

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