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What Are the Best Toys for Tots? Think Old School.

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzle...
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Trump and Xi Agreement Buys Time In Trade War

WASHINGTON — The dinner table diplomacy that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China conducted over the weekend produced something as vague as it was valuable: an agreement to keep talking. "The pros...
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Deported Nurse Wins Approval to Return to US

SAN FRANCISCO — A nurse who was deported to Mexico has won her improbable fight to return to her four children and job in California after winning a ticket in a visa lottery. Maria Mendoza-Sanchez told the S...

Twitter War: Doctors Clash With NRA Over Gun Deaths

The photos from doctors came quickly and in succession: blood-stained operating rooms, blood-covered scrubs and shoes, bullets piercing body parts and organs. “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doc...