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Trump open to rejoining TPP

by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 4/13/18, 10:47 am

During a White House meeting with lawmakers and governors from farm states Thursday, President Donald Trump said he’s asked his economic and trade advisers to negotiate a possible return to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The president pulled out of the 11-country trade pact last year after calling it a bad deal for the United States. But he has since said he’d be open to rejoining the agreement if the terms were more favorable. The growing threat of a trade war with China is widely seen as the primary reason for the president’s turnaround on the trade deal.

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Raising hate

Documentary | Of Fathers and Sons takes an inside look at boys growing up in radical Islam
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 1/31/18, 07:19 pm

In the gripping documentary Of Fathers and Sons, director Talal Derki offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a radical Syrian Islamic family. The Syrian conflict’s effect on children and families who have fled Syria is well-known. What isn’t known is how the conflict has impacted the children of the jihadists who remain there, and Derki returned to his Syrian homeland from Berlin to find out.

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Knit together

Health | Parents choose a difficult life over death for conjoined twins
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 1/04/18, 12:58 pm

Nick and Chelsea Torres couldn’t believe their ears when they heard a heartbeat. An ultrasound three weeks earlier hadn’t been able to find one. At their eight-week appointment, they thought the doctor would say they’d miscarried their unborn child.

Chelsea was so overjoyed she didn’t notice a second heartbeat. The doctor revealed the image on the ultrasound was conjoined twins, a rare condition occurring once in every 200,000 live births.

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