A Proposal To Chop Off Officials’ Hands Is The Most Concrete Anti-Corruption Plan In Mexico’s Election

Jaime Rodríguez Calderón has no chance of winning in Mexico’s election on Sunday. An independent candidate with no party to back him, he has about 3% support in the polls. But he’s offered a remarkable proposal to end crime and corruption in Mexico once and for all. “We have to chop off the hand of whoever steals,” he said during the first presidential debate, to the bewilderment of the moderator, who repeatedly asked him if he was serious. Rodríguez Calderón, known as “El Bronco,” insisted that he was. The odds…

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Getty Shared An All-Women List Of The World Cup’s “Sexiest Fans” And People Were Like, Guys, Come On

Fan Girl, a group started to promote better representation of women in football, condemned the gallery. “This list from Getty that has come out today is so disappointing,” a spokesperson told the Guardian. “They need to do better; because of their size and influence, they have a huge responsibility to not perpetuate the toxic male primacy that exists in football.” Following the outcry, Getty removed the gallery and deleted its tweet. An editor’s note was published in place of the gallery: “Earlier, we published a piece, ‘World Cup 2018: The…

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The US Is Warning The World To Stop Buying Iranian Oil By Early November Or Else

A senior State department official has been traveling the world with a message for European and Asian countries: Cut imports of Iranian oil to zero by the Trump administration’s November deadline, or face US sanctions. On a call with reporters on Tuesday, the official, who could not be identified by name under the call’s rules, said, “Over the past few weeks, I’ve been in Europe and Asia garnering support for our Iran strategy. … We’re gonna isolate streams of Iranian funding.” The United States, the official said, is pushing its…

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A Teen Sentenced To Death For Killing Her Husband After He Raped Her Has Had Her Sentence Overturned

A teenager in Sudan sentenced to death for killing her husband after he raped her has been that told her death sentence has been overturned on appeal. Noura Hussein, 19, will instead be fined around $19,000 and jailed for five years, after the conviction for premeditated murder was changed to manslaughter without intent. Equality Now, an international nongovernmental organization that took up the case, told BuzzFeed News that Hussein and prison officials have been informed of the decision, and that it would be confirmed in court on Wednesday. Hussein is…

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Scaling Back: A New Policy Disagreement Between Clinton and Sanders: Soda Taxes

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have a new issue to disagree about: the wisdom of a soda tax. A tax on sugary soft drinks, like the one proposed in Philadelphia and endorsed by Mrs. Clinton last week, divides the left. It can be seen as achieving an admirable public health goal of less sugar consumption or as a very regressive tax that falls more on the poor than the rich, since the poor tend to drink more soda. While not the biggest issue the two candidates have tussled over, it…

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Early Puberty in Girls Raises the Risk of Depression

When girls come in for their physical exams, one of the questions I routinely ask is “Do you get your period?” I try to ask before I expect the answer to be yes, so that if a girl doesn’t seem to know about the changes of puberty that lie ahead, I can encourage her to talk about them with her mother, and offer to help answer questions. And I often point out that even those who have not yet embarked on puberty themselves are likely to have classmates who are…

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Well: War Wounds That Time Alone Can’t Heal

No doubt in the course of your life, you did something, or failed to do something, that left you feeling guilty or ashamed. What if that something was in such violation of your moral compass that you felt unable to forgive yourself, undeserving of happiness, perhaps even unfit to live? That is the fate of an untold number of servicemen and women who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and other wars. Many participated in, witnessed or were unable to help in the face of atrocities, from failing to aid an…

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Backstreet Boy AJ McLean on Tom Brady’s U2 video: ‘Not everyone is supposed to be a singer’

Celebrities: They’re just like us, and that includes being goofy on a weekend off. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen posted video of themselves on Brady’s Instagram story of the pair enjoying the U2 concert in Boston last Thursday. On Tuesday, they received some unexpected attention from TMZ and AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys. In a video shot for TMZ Sports, McLean was … very generous when it came to assessing TB12’s vocal abilities. New England Patriots quarterback enjoying the U2 concert in Boston last Thursday. —Tom Brady/Instagram After listening…

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Terry Crews says ‘Expendables’ producer threatened ‘trouble’

Terry Crews says a film producer said he could only return to the “Expendables” franchise if he dropped his sexual assault lawsuit against a Hollywood agent. The actor said it was an example of how “abusers protect abusers.” Crews made the allegation Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights, which establishes rights for survivors of sexual assault. Crews, who last year accused William Morris Endeavor talent agent Adam Venit of groping him at a party, was asked if there had been any…

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Noah Baumbach receives screenwriting award at Nantucket Film Festival

The 23rd annual Nantucket Film Festival celebrated a wide spectrum of films and drew more than a few Hollywood heavyweights over the weekend. The Best Narrative Feature went to “Burden,’’ directed by Andrew Heckler and starring Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, and Usher Raymond IV, which tells the true story of a man trying to break ties from the Klu Klux Klan for the sake of his family. Meanwhile, the Dava Whisenant-directed “Bathtubs Over Broadway’’ took home the Best Documentary Feature award. The quirky doc follows “Late Night with David Letterman’’…

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