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What a Rush

Entertainment | President Donald Trump honors conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/07/20, 05:23 pm

Though Rush Limbaugh has been on the radio for three hours, five days a week, for more than 30 years, he hasn’t been in the news much lately—until this week. The 69-year-old conservative commentator announced on the air Monday that he had advanced lung cancer and would miss some shows for tests and treatments. The next day, at the State of the Union address, where Limbaugh was a guest, President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Dropping international adoptions

Family | Agencies shut down their programs amid shifting attitudes and burdensome bureaucracy
by Mary Jackson
Posted 2/07/20, 04:43 pm

Dave and Sabrina Bjornstom anxiously waited with 12 other couples from the United States in a sixth-story room in a government office building in Guangzhou, China. Suddenly someone shouted, “They’re coming!” Rushing to the windows, they saw a line of women—each holding a baby—walking toward the building. That day in 2004, the Bjornstroms cradled Katie, one of their two adopted daughters from China, for the first time.

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Mass-marketed angst

Media | How brooding Billie Eilish became a pop sensation
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/31/20, 03:38 pm

With long, lime green nails that match her punk rock hair and an extensive Gucci wardrobe, 18-year-old singer Billie Eilish has some of the makings of a pop starlet. But as a homeschooled family kid who wears baggy clothes to avoid being sexualized, she doesn’t quite fit the mold.

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