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Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, opera singer who had 2 lung transplants, dies

Renowned soprano Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, who performed worldwide after two separate lung transplants, has died, her family said. “Our beloved Charity passed peacefully with her husband, mother, and siblings at her side and sunshine on her face,” the family said in a statement on Facebook on Wednesday. “Our hearts are broken. In this moment, the…MORE

The world is sadder and angrier than ever before, major study finds

It’s not just you — the world really is getting more miserable. People across the earth are sadder, angrier and more fearful than ever before, according to a major analysis of global well-being. All three emotions rose to record levels in 2018 — for the second consecutive year — in Gallup’s annual Global State of…MORE

The case for and against Joe Biden’s 2020 chances

Former Vice President Joe Biden officially jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday — and his candidacy is perhaps the most analytically perplexing of any of the Democrats. He’s probably got the best chance of any Democrat running to win the nomination, but the other candidates combined have a significantly better shot than he…MORE

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank abandon merger talks

Merger talks between Germany’s two biggest banks have collapsed. Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank announced Thursday that they would abandon merger discussions that started six weeks ago. The banks said in statements that execution risks, restructuring costs and capital requirements from a deal would have outweighed the benefits. A merger would have created a German national…MORE

Joe Biden announces he is running for president in 2020

After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his decision to run for president for a third time, answering one of the biggest outstanding questions about the makeup of the 2020 race. The announcement came in a campaign video released Thursday morning. In his campaign announcement video, Biden rebuked the white…MORE

Boosting male fertility with diet and weight loss

When a couple is having trouble getting pregnant, the focus often turns to a woman’s health. But just as men are equal partners in conception, they can be contributors to fertility problems, too. “It’s important to appreciate that when you have a couple challenged with infertility, in about 40% to 50% of the time, we…MORE

Amazon earnings; Tesla’s ugly quarter; Facebook fine

1. Amazon earnings: Shares in Amazon have gained 26% so far in 2019, easily outpacing the rest of the S&P 500, which has advanced roughly 17%. The e-commerce giant could add to its momentum when it reports earnings after the closing bell. Analysts expect Amazon to report sales of nearly $60 billion for the first…MORE