Roundups
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Mickey makes his move

Entertainment | Disney is taking over streaming, and here’s what families should know
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/15/19, 06:01 pm

The question “Are you going to get it?” dominated social conversations this week, with “it” referring to the new Disney Plus streaming service. The $6.99-a-month alternative to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and others puts Disney’s massive video library—which includes offerings from Fox, Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, Star Wars, and more—at users’ fingertips. The entertainment giant claims 10 million people signed up for the service on Tuesday, the first day it was available.

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Lost in another world

Family | China tackles gaming addiction with regulations, while a U.S. group equips parents to fight it
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/15/19, 04:59 pm

The Chinese government announced six measures this week aimed at cracking down on young people’s video gaming habits.

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The Brunson doctrine

Politics | Could the United States improve global religious freedom by tying it to aid dollars?
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/14/19, 05:10 pm

WASHINGTON—For several months in 2018, U.S. sanctions gutted the value of Turkish currency as Turkish authorities held American Pastor Andrew Brunson on phony charges. The United States lifted the sanctions once Turkey released Brunson, WORLD’s 2018 Daniel of the Year, in October of that year, proving U.S. economic pressure can be an effective tool in getting countries to uphold human rights. Now the U.S.

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