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US starts withdrawing troops from Syria, and the kids are not all right.

Published Fri, Jan 11, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Kids Are Wracked With Anxiety, And Other Facts
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Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: why the kids these days are so on edge, why eating lunch at your desk is bad and why you shouldn't respond to every email.
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Howard Buffett's Border War
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Over the past several years, Warren Buffett's son has been waging his own border war in Arizona. This has included the arming of a private volunteer group, importing privately employed enforcement personnel, and funding the chemical defoliation of a substantial portion of the county’s border with Mexico.
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Ellen DeGeneres And The Limits Of Relatability
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After decades trying to convince an anti-gay mainstream that she's a relatable person — gay, but "just like you" — Ellen ended up in a prison of her own making.
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The 20 Best TV Dramas Since 'The Sopranos'
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"The Sopranos" was as clear a marker of the beginning of an era (even if I hate the term "Golden Age") as anything in TV. Here's the best of what came after.
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US Starts Withdrawing Troops From Syria
washingtonpost.com
The U.S. military said Friday it has begun withdrawing troops from Syria, initiating a drawdown that has blindsided allies and sparked a scramble for control of the areas that American troops will leave.
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Starbucks Is Installing Needle-Disposal Boxes In Certain Locations
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The coffee giant is exploring remedies after employees expressed fears about being pricked by uncapped needles and experiencing related health risks. Starbucks is testing solutions, including installing sharps-disposal boxes, using heavier-duty trash bags to prevent needle pokes, and removing trash cans from certain bathrooms.
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