Should We Be Drinking Less?

But observational studies can show only correlations, not causation. And they have other limitations. One major confounding factor is that socioeconomic status is a strong predictor of health and life span — and it tracks closely with drinking levels. Studies show that compared to heavy drinkers and abstainers, people who …

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Philippine Congress Shuts Down Leading Broadcaster ABS-CBN

MANILA — Philippine lawmakers on Friday formally shut down the country’s largest broadcast network, the latest major blow against the news media as President Rodrigo Duterte cracks down on outlets that have been critical of his leadership. After 13 hearings, a committee of the House of Representatives — most of …

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Trump’s Taxes May Be Released — Eventually

Our DealBook Debrief conference calls are back, starting next week. On Thursday, July 16 at 11 a.m. Eastern, we will be joined by the White House correspondent Maggie Haberman to discuss how the Trump administration is addressing election-year concerns amid the risk of a renewed wave of infections. R.S.V.P. here …

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A New Surge in Virus Deaths

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The mayor of Seoul has been found dead. Joe Biden lays out his economic recovery plan. And virus deaths have been rising again. The number of Americans dying from the coronavirus has started rising again. More than 800 …

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