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World Health Organization (Again) Applauds China’s Virus Outbreak Response, Urges World to Follow Suit

https://media.breitbart.com/media/2020/02/wuhan-virus-china-1024x768.jpgThe World Health Organization (WHO) warmly praised China on Saturday for its response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, saying it has “bought the world time” and other nations should watch and learn before making the most of it. It is the second time in a matter of days the U.N. body has publicly backed the Communist...

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Another Armed Human Smuggler Arrested in Texas near Border

https://media.breitbart.com/media/2019/12/Border-Patrol-agent-and-K-9-inspect-a-vehicle-at-a-Del-Rio-Sector-Immigration-Checkpoint.jpgDel Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended an allegedly armed human smuggler during a human smuggling attempt. Del Rio Sector agents have observed an increasing trend in armed human...

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The Curious Case of America’s Suicide Crisis

Every year since the turn of the millennium, the number of Americans dying by suicide has risen, with nearly 50,000 deaths in 2018 alone. That steady increase began after almost a decade and a half of decline and has proceeded at such a pace that 2018’s per capita suicide rate is the highest since the start of World War II. Suicide is now among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, the second-most common cause for Americans between the ages of 10 and 24, and the third-most for those between 25 and 44. Recent Stories in Issues Klobuchar: Obama Admin. ‘Went Way Too Far’ on Deporting Illegal Immigrants Stelter: Was I Stupid to Take Avenatti Seriously as Possible 2020 Candidate? Johnson: Biden’s Backpedaling on Obama Immigration Policy Is a ‘Fail for Him’ These figures are a tragedy. But they are also a mystery. Experts have been unable to pick apart a statistical story that grows stranger the closer you look. What, they have been asking for years, is behind this unrelenting increase? “We don’t have a good answer,” Dr. Jonathan Singer, president of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), said. “That’s the most accurate answer.” Other experts are equally perplexed—as one put it, “I have my guesses, other people have their guesses,” but guesswork remains guesswork. Suicide has risen through booms and busts, across age groups,...

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Review: ‘Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump’

Since President Donald Trump took office, the media have spilled oceans of ink on the conflicts coming from inside his White House. While his first year had notable ideological splits among staffers and a high turnover, such internecine conflict is far from new, as shown in Tevi Troy’s latest book Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump. The book traces infighting among staffers in the modern presidency, looking at administrations from Harry Truman to Trump. The modern White House staff started under Truman’s predecessor, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as the federal government expanded greatly under his New Deal policies. The Reorganization Act of 1939 created the Executive Office of the President, which, since then, has expanded to an operation of more than 1,600 staffers that has generated many prominent careers in the process. Recent Stories in Culture Review: ‘Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump’ Review: ‘The Manipulators’ by Peter Hasson Review: ‘American Factory’ Roosevelt’s White House was no stranger to conflict either. The new agencies and governmental authorities lent themselves to conflict and the president himself “designed his whole theory of management on conflict,” according to White House aide Stephen Hess. Presidents Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower ran more tightly controlled operations and got much of their advice from cabinet members, which minimized rivalries. But even Truman’s White House had plenty...

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Beacon Extra 2/14/20

Welcome to the Washington Free Beacon’s morning newsletter, your comprehensive briefing on the Enemies of Freedom. To get this newsletter sent straight to your inbox every morning, sign up here. Recent Stories in Issues Stelter: Was I Stupid to Take Avenatti Seriously as Possible 2020 Candidate? Johnson: Biden’s Backpedaling on Obama Immigration Policy Is a ‘Fail for Him’ Steyer Frustrated by Poll Showing High Economic Satisfaction THE BEST MONEY CAN BUY … “Bloomberg Hires Fyre Fest Meme Team,” by WFB’s Andrew Stiles: Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg hired the social media team [Jerry Media] behind Fyre Festival, the most catastrophic public misadventure since Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign … The promotional materials for the failed festival, which was driven by celebrity endorsements on social media, convinced thousands of rich idiots to fly to the Bahamas in hopes of seeing Blink-182. What they found instead was utter chaos. HOW TO LOSE THE HOUSE IN TWO YEARS … “In Early States, Voters With Private Health Insurance Abandon Sanders,” by WFB’s Collin Anderson: A Washington Free Beacon analysis of census data and early primary results found that Sanders finished no higher than third and as low as fifth in the three Iowa counties with the highest proportion of privately insured adults … His failure to succeed in areas with high concentrations of privately insured voters reinforces concerns that the Vermont...

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