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‘Becoming Warren Buffett’ is a timely reassurance that some billionaires have a heart

Hurtling as we are toward a Trumpian plutocracy, why not take 90 minutes or so to be pleasantly reminded that not all billionaires are just heartless cabinet nominees?In any other context, Peter Kunhardt’s HBO documentary “Becoming Warren Buffett” (airing Monday) would seem like too much of a
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‘Six Four’ avoids every crime-fiction cliche. The reward is a gripping novel.

Hideo Yokoyama’s complex, ingenious and engrossing new novel, “Six Four,” has no serial killers, no femmes fatales, no locked-room murders, no torture, no sexually repressed villains, not even much in the way of forensic evidence. Instead we have one-sided telephone calls (one party does nothi
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TV highlights: ‘Seven Songs for a Long Life’ airs on PBS

The Bachelor (ABC at 8) Nick and the bachelorettes head to New Orleans, where a two-on-one date gets especially awkward. The New Celebrity Apprentice (NBC at 8) Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and Season 7 winner Leeza Gibbons make guest appearances. Gotham (Fox at 8) The wint
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Syrian musician in limbo after travel ban

BEIRUT — A Syrian musician who was allowed to legally immigrate to the United States on account of his “extraordinary” abilities, and who recently toured with famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, is now wondering whether he can return to his Brooklyn home.Kinan Azmeh, a clarinet player who has called the U
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Opening Ceremony swap runway for an evening at the ballet

NEW YORK — The fashion label Opening Ceremony never disappoints when it comes to finding inventive ways to present its wares at New York Fashion Week. It has shown its clothes next to a wall oozing chocolate. It has sent models deliberately pratfalling down the runway. It has presented full theatr
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Thousands protest plan to pardon prisoners in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania — Some 10,000 people marched through Romania’s capital and other cities on Sunday to protest a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners, a move critics said would set back anti-corruption efforts.Protesters massed in Bucharest’s University Square called the rulin
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Haiti holds final round of election cycle started in 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti held a final round of legislative contests as well as long-overdue municipal elections on Sunday, closing a repeatedly derailed electoral cycle that started in 2015.President-elect Jovenel Moise’s political faction and its allies are hoping to increase their majorit
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Somalia-born Farah troubled by Trump’s travel ban

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, saying Sunday the temporary travel ban “seems to have made me an alien” and left him unsure whether he can return to his U.S. home.Farah is a British citizen who was born in Somalia, one of sev
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Canada to offer temp permits to those stranded by Trump ban

TORONTO — Canada will offer temporary residency permits to travelers who become stranded here by President Donald Trump’s order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations, the immigration minister said Sunday.Ahmed Hussen, a Somali refugee, was recently named Canada’s immigration min
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Hard work starts now for France’s Socialist candidate

PARIS — Beating a politically weakened ex-prime minister proved easy for Benoit Hamon, who will represent France’s ruling Socialist Party in the country’s presidential election. Far harder will be convincing voters that his hard-left platform isn’t the recipe for ruin his critics claim.Hamon
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