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A Play Timed to Trump’s Candidacy Asks What If

Mirroring similar theatrical efforts, Berkeley Rep stages an adaptation of a Sinclair Lewis novel about a vain nominee inveighing against a religious minority.

Plan to Let Migrant Children Attend School Enrages Many Greeks

Citing health concerns and cultural differences, parents and officials in Greece want to keep refugee camp children out of local schools.

Facebook post leads to Jordanian atheist writer’s murder

Nahed Hattar was starting trial for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam; a local imam gunned him down at trial’s start

Sports of The Times: Are You Ready for Some Football … and Riot Gear...

The fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., brought a different tenor to the Carolina Panthers’ game.

Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS £11bn

Health problems related to the way we live are costing the NHS in England alone around £11bn each year. Source: BBC

Tyson Fury will never fight again – Hearn

Promoter Eddie Hearn does not think Tyson Fury will return to the ring after pulling out of his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko. Source: BBC

Syria conflict: US accuses Russia of ‘barbarism’ in Aleppo

The US ambassador to the UN accuses Russia of "barbarism" over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Source: BBC

Russia threatened with war crimes probe over Syria

Activists say Russian planes leaving “terrifying” trail of death, killing dozens of people in renewed assault; 250,000 believed trapped

Mediator: A Moment of Truth for Presidential Debate Moderators

News outlets and fact-checking sites can separate truth from fable after a debate, but it falls to the moderator to interject in the moment when a candidate lies.

Shape-shifters found in the Belt Supergroup: Revelations about Tappania plana

The rise of eukaryotic organisms (organisms with complex cells, or a single cell with a complex structure) is still a mystery, but researchers have compelling evidence that Tappania plana may represent one of the earliest eukaryotic fossils. Well-preserved Tappania plana fossils from a Montana field site could be a crown-group eukaryote, providing one of the first links from this period in the fossil record to extant eukaryotes.

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Kim Wall murder: Danish inventor Peter Madsen given life sentence

The Danish inventor is given life in prison for killing the Swedish journalist on his submarine. Source: BBC

Labour vows to settle anti-Semitism complaints by July

But Jewish leaders say their meeting with Jeremy Corbyn was a "disappointing, missed opportunity". Source: BBC

Spiritual guru found guilty of raping teen devotee

Verdict against 77-year-old Asaram Bapu read out inside a prison due to fears his followers might resort to violence