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‘Penis fish’ wash up in California

Image copyright Kate Montana, iNaturalist Creative Commons Image caption A beachgoer holds a fat innkeeper worm in California Thousands of creatures resembling penises have washed up on a beach in California.The pulsating creatures are fat innkeeper worms, or Urechis caupo.Although they are a type of worm, they are widely referred to as the “penis fish”.The…

‘Get Brexit Done.’ The 3 Words That Helped Boris Johnson Win Britain’s 2019 Election

“Get Brexit Done.” That was the slogan repeated on every billboard, pamphlet and doorstep during the Conservative Party’s campaign for the U.K. election, held on Thursday. And when the results came through overnight, it was clear those three words had helped win Boris Johnson’s party an overwhelming majority, with at least 364 seats in parliament…

Conservatives Headed for Commanding Majority in U.K. Vote: ‘Brexit Will Happen’

The strong showing is vindication for Boris Johnson, who now has a chance to put his personal stamp on Britain, beginning with Brexit.Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center right, and his partner, Carrie Symonds, arriving at the vote counting center in Uxbridge in west London early Friday.Credit…Oli Scarff/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPublished Dec. 12, 2019Updated Dec.…

Trump’s Order to Combat Anti-Semitism Divides Its Audience: American Jews

Jewish communities across the country viewed the order, which is aimed at college campuses, in competing and discordant ways.Rabbi Hara Person, the chief executive of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, saw the president’s action and worried.Credit…Lyndon French for The New York TimesAmir Kashfi felt a sigh of relief when he heard that President Trump…

‘An Unthinkable Tragedy.’ Barnard Student, 18, Fatally Stabbed in Park Near Manhattan Campus

A first-year student at Barnard College was fatally stabbed Wednesday evening in an armed robbery that occurred in a park near the school’s Manhattan campus, according to statements from college and police officials. Barnard President Siah Leah Beilock issued a statement to the college community later that evening, offering her condolences, notifying students about psychological…

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