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What Trump ought to learn from a terror attack in Egypt

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. After a hideous terrorist attack on a mosque in north Sinai, which killed at least 305 people on Friday, Egypt’s strongman president, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, issued a characteristically tough warning. He promised “brute force” and an “iron fist” in response to the shocking attack, which was linked to an Islamic State affiliate that has gained a foothold on the Sinai Peninsula. Though Egypt is no stranger to extremist violence, the scale and brazenness of the assault stunned the nation. “Survivors and officials described five pickup trucks carrying up to 30 gunm...

Yellowstone’s grizzly bear population rebounds, creating challenges, fears

Visitors watch grizzly bears at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Mont. The center has seven bears, all sent there after having some sort of conflict with humans. (Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post) This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required. WISDOM, Mont. — Dean Peterson, a rangy fourth-generation rancher with a handlebar mustache, is used to factoring in all sorts of challenges as he works his vast spread in the Big Hole Valley. Summer wildfires that can sweep down the pine-blanketed mountains to the west, harsh winters that can endanger his thousand-plus head of cattle. Yet in the back of his mind these days is a threat most of his...

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Report: Bielema wants Arizona State job

© Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports Bret Bielema has wasted no time jockeying for prime position on the college football coaching carousel. Arizona sports radio host John Gambadoro reported Sunday that Bielema, fresh off his firing by Arkansas, is interested in the Arizona State job vacated by Todd Graham. Former Wisconsin and Arkansas coach Brett Bielema is interested in the ASU head coaching vacancy. — John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) November 26, 2017 Most of Bielema’s coaching success came with Wisconsin, as his reputation took a major hit in Fayetteville — just look at how he was fired for evidence of that. We’ll see how damaged Bielema is — if his interest in Arizona State isn’t mutual, he may end up having to settle for a significantly lesser job if he plans to coach in 2018. Related slide...

North Korea Says Only U.S. Should Be Afraid Of Weapons

© Provided by IBT Media North Korea is aiming its nuclear weapons at the U.S., not other countries, a senior government official reportedly told world leaders this weekend. That means other nations should not be afraid of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un’s growing military ambitions, but Washington should be, at least, according to North Korea.  “Today’s reality shows that our obtaining of nuclear (weapons) shatters the U.S. ambition to secure its supremacy in the Asia-Pacific region and safeguards peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and its region,” Ri Jong-hyok, deputy of North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly and director of the National Reunification Institute, told the Asian Parliamentary Assembly in Turkey, according to Rodong Sinmun, the of...

How Delhi became the most polluted city on Earth

© Provided by Vox.com Breathing in the Indian capital this month was like smoking 50 cigarettes a day. Delhi has earned the unenviable distinction of becoming the most polluted city on Earth this month, as air quality has reached epically bad proportions. On November 8, pollution surged so high that some monitoring stations reported an Air Quality Index of 999, way above the upper limit of the worst category, Hazardous. (An extra-sensitive air quality instrument at the US embassy got a reading of 1,010, as you can see in the chart below.) United Airlines canceled its flights to India’s capital because of poor air quality. Visibility was so bad that cars crashed in pileups on highways and trains had to be delayed and canceled. The airborne particles and toxic chemicals that make up the smog...

As Health Care Changes, Insurers, Hospitals and Drugstores Team Up

They seem like odd couples: Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, is in talks to combine with CVS Health, which manages pharmacy benefits. The Cleveland Clinic, a highly regarded health system, joined forces with an insurance start-up, Oscar Health, to offer individuals a health plan in Ohio. Aetna also has new partnerships with large health systems that include hospitals and doctors’ groups in Northern California and Virginia. These established players are venturing beyond their traditional lines of business, now that federal officials have quashed the mega-mergers proposed by the biggest insurers and blocked a deal between two large drugstore chains. Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter Former adversaries are banding together, girding against upheaval in a rapidly ch...

Pope sets off for tricky Myanmar trip

© Reuters Pope Francis departed Rome on Sunday night Pope Francis has departed the Vatican for Myanmar on the first papal visit to the country that has this year been widely accused of ethnic cleansing. Focus will be likely be on whether he uses the term “Rohingya” to describe the country’s Muslim minority. Myanmar officials strongly reject the term, raising concerns it could spark some potential violence if he does. He is scheduled to meet Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and the head of the country’s military. The Pope will then visit Bangladesh, and meet a small group of Rohingya refugees there in a symbolic gesture. The 80-year-old pontiff has become known for his liberal views and willingness to denounce global injustice. More than 600,000 peop...

Tens of thousands stranded as Bali volcano closes airport

Authorities ordered a mass evacuation of people Monday from an expanded danger zone around an erupting volcano on Bali that has forced the Indonesian island’s international airport to close, stranding tens of thousands of travelers. Mount Agung has been hurling clouds of white and dark gray ash about 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) into the atmosphere since the weekend. A mudflow of volcanic debris and water known as a lahar was filmed moving down the volcano’s slopes. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency raised the alert to the highest level early Monday and expanded the danger zone to 10 kilometers (6 miles) in places from the previous maximum of 7.5 kilometers. It said in a statement that a larger eruption is possible. Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference in Ja...