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How the Boston Marathon is helping a city reckon with a troubled racial past

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As Beantown prepares for its globally followed annual signature event on Monday, spectators and runners may notice the Boston Marathon pushing past a new kind of wall. The change with the oldest contested marathon in ...

Troubled maternity wards still jeopardising patients, watchdog warns

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Babies and mothers are at risk of injury and death because too many maternity units have not improved care despite a string of childbirth scandals, the NHS watchdog has warned. In a highly critical report published on...

‘America is not a perfect country’: David Rubenstein on Trump, Biden and a nation’s troubled history

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In his introduction to The American Experiment, his new book of interviews with historians and cultural leaders, David Rubenstein identifies 13 “genes” he says helped repel Donald Trump’s assault on US democracy. They...

The woman on a mission to expose torture in Thailand’s troubled south

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Much of Anchana Heemmina’s work involves listening to stories of immeasurable pain, all part of her campaign to stop the cycle of violence that has long haunted Thailand’s troubled southern provinces. Her work strivin...

Boom or bust: can troubled Tokyo Olympics sparkle once the flame is lit?

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Almost every Olympic Games in the modern era has followed a story arc so precise it could have been matching a metronome. Joy when a bid succeeds. Years of fears – over spiralling costs, mass apathy, viruses or terror...

Troubled waters: the Cambridge river dividing town and gown

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It is a muggy, overcast day in Cambridge. Down by Grantchester Meadows, accompanied by butterflies and bursts of birdsong, Camila Ilsley is enjoying an illicit swim in the River Cam. This inviting stretch of river – i...

Troubled waters: what’s causing the mystery foam in a Jakarta canal?

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A blanket of thick, snow-like foam covers the surface of a canal in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. The froth has exuded from the waters of the east flood canal in Marunda repeatedly over recent years, usually in the ra...

The Triumph of Nancy Reagan review – foibles and failings of a troubled first lady

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After Jimmy Carter’s glum diagnosis of national malaise in 1979, Ronald Reagan supposedly restored the customary swagger of the US by making the country “feel good about itself”. That folksy blessing didn’t extend to ...

Elyse review – Anthony Hopkins turns psychiatrist in portrait of a troubled woman

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Australia’s troubled vaccine rollout rejigged to offer over-50s AstraZeneca jabs from May

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Over-50s will be able to access the AstraZeneca vaccine at GP clinics from mid-May as part of a rejig of the national rollout strategy signed off by the nation’s leaders on Thursday. Facing calls for an urgent “reset”...

High court allows troubled Amigo Loans to cap compensation payments

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High-cost lender Amigo Loans will press ahead with a rescue plan to cap compensation payments for nearly 1 million customers after the high court rejected concerns the proposed scheme would unfairly harm customers. Am...