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E.U. Defends Farm Subsidy Program Exploited by Autocrats

BRUSSELS — European Union officials, questioned about new revelations of corruption and exploitation of the bloc’s farm subsidies, said Monday that outright fraud was very rare and that auditors swiftly root it out. But they also acknowledged that law enforcement often falls to the same national leaders who warp the …

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No, Sean Spicer Really Can’t Dance

As for Mr. Spicer, he’s as stiff and two-dimensional as a sheet of cardboard, with feet that move as if stuck in slabs of cement and arms that look like they’re still gripping the lectern. And while he acts as if he liked dancing — like he just wanted to …

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In Amsterdam, Floating Homes That Only Look Like Ships

AMSTERDAM — When Karen Bosma first moved her boat to the Borneokade, northeast of Amsterdam’s bustling city center, in 1999, the neighborhood was barely more than a cluster of commercial docks and underused warehouses. “It was for poor people — a lot of artists lived on boats,” she said, sitting …

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