Sincere Smith, 2, of Flint, Mich., suffers from a full-body rash his mother blames on bathing in municipal water from the Flint River.
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January 21, 2016 7:04 AM EST

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The Democrats Stumble Toward 50 Shades of Socialism

How much should the government redistribute?

The 1 Thing on Everybody’s Mind at Davos 2016

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The Unbearable Whiteness of the Oscar Nominations

Germany’s Migrant Assault Scandal and Europe’s Refugee Challenge

The scandal in Cologne exposes the challenge of integrating asylum seekers

Why Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Needs a Second Act

Can he actually win the White House?

Is China Kidnapping Its Critics?

The mysterious case of five missing publishers spotlights Beijing’s growing intolerance

The Hidden Cost of Waiting Tables

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Review: London Spy Delves Into the Inner Life of a Gay Sleuth

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The Confidence Game

A Voice from America’s Past Speaks Again

Alan Rickman

Villain we loved to hate

The Ice Hotel

10 Questions With Herman Wouk

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Taiwan’s Moderate New Leader Troubles China

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Quick Talk With Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom

The star and co-creator of the musical comedy won a Golden Globe for the role of Rebecca

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A Fight for the Future of Evangelical Christianity at Wheaton

How a Facebook post sparked controversy among the faithful

What You Said About …


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Charlotte Rampling is nominated for an Oscar for her performance


Review: Mojave Serves Up Bleak Comedy

The humor is as dark and bitter as burnt espresso

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Connecting the Planet

Some 4 billion people, the majority of the world’s population, lack access to the Internet and are excluded from the digital economy, according to a new World Bank study. Here’s a look at how companies have tried to fill the void in the three countries with the lowest connectivity.

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