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Bomb Threats Highlight Risk of Violent Political Rhetoric

Bomb Threats Highlight Risk of Violent Political Rhetoric

The thwarted attacks — revealed in rapid succession — added volatility to midterm elections.
As Joblessness Falls, Skilled Workers Might Be Hard to Find

As Joblessness Falls, Skilled Workers Might Be Hard to Find

Are America’s employers at risk of running out of skilled people to hire?
Help Wanted: Overseers for Social Security and Medicare

Help Wanted: Overseers for Social Security and Medicare

Key posts overseeing the financial health of Social Security and Medicare have been vacant for more than three years.
Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing: A Dramatic Lesson on Gender Roles

Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing: A Dramatic Lesson on Gender Roles

He let his anger flare repeatedly, interrupted his questioners and cried several times during his opening statement. She strived to remain calm and polite,...
Feds Seize Backpage.com, Websites in Enforcement Action

Side Effect of Trafficking Law: More Street Prostitution?

Crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry may have had unintended consequences.
Trump Upends GOP Strategy on Assault Claim

Analysis: Trump Upends GOP Strategy on Assault Claim

President Donald Trump went there. In a single tweet, Trump appears to have upended that strategy.
What we’ve Learned About Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings

Shame, Fear: Survivors Explain not Reporting Sexual Assaults

Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear — of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one’s life.
A Warmer World Makes Hurricanes Wetter and More Intense

A Warmer World Makes Hurricanes Wetter and More Intense

A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because...
Trump’s Blustery Myths on Hurricanes, Income

Fact Check: Trump’s Blustery Myths on Hurricanes, Income

In a stormy week, President Donald Trump blustered and distorted reality.
What we’ve Learned About Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings

What We’ve Learned About Kavanaugh After 2 Days in Hot Seat

Judge Brett Kavanaugh revealed a few things about himself, professionally and personally.
A Sign There Could Be Hope for Our Divided Nation

A Sign There Could Be Hope for Our Divided Nation

The message of reconciliation by two former presidents McCain asked to testify at his memorial, is an effort worth making.
What’s Lost When the President Can’t Show Up

What’s Lost When the President Can’t Show Up?

What’s lost when the president of the United States can’t — or won’t — show up?
High Court Pick Kavanaugh and his Carefully Constructed Life

High Court Pick Kavanaugh and his Carefully Constructed Life

He’s a team player — the conservative team — stepping up to make a play at key moments in politics.
Gaming Tournament Shooting Highlights Security or Lack of It

Gaming Tournament Shooting Highlights Security or Lack of It

The Jacksonville shooting has prompted calls from gamers for more security at esports tournaments.
Maine’s Senator Susan Collins to Vote Against Republican Health Care Bill

McCain Helped Build a Country that no Longer Reflects his Values

Arizona Sen. John McCain – scion of Navy brass, flyboy turned Vietnam war hero and tireless defender of American global leadership – a scholar of American politics.
Today’s GOP leaders have little in common with those who resisted Nixon

Today’s GOP Leaders Have Little in Common with Those Who Resisted Nixon

Republican leaders in 2018 are profoundly different than the ones who dealt with Watergate in the 1970s.
Back-to-Back Legal Blows in Trump Circle Jolt Presidency

Fact Check: Trump’s Alternate-reality Week

A look at Trump’s alternate-reality week regarding Michael Cohen, the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Manafort and more.
Russia Inquiry Expands to Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

Money and Loyalty: a Look Inside Dramatic Trump-Cohen Rift

For Michael Cohen and Donald Trump, it’s always been about money and loyalty.
A President Who Demands Loyalty Finds it Fleeting in DC

A President Who Demands Loyalty Finds it Fleeting in DC

President Donald Trump is learning the hard way that in politics, it doesn’t always last.
Sex Scandals Fester at Unhealthy Organizations

Sex Scandals Fester at Unhealthy Organizations

When sex-abuse cases dominate headlines, a familiar pattern often emerges.
How Trump’s Big Military Parade Turned into a Big Nothing

How Trump’s Big Military Parade Turned into a Big Nothing

Will it be cheaper next year, as Trump contends? Here's why the idea turned into a big nothing.
Trump Craves Good Press from the ‘Fake News’ Media

Trump Craves Good Press from the ‘Fake News’ Media

As mainstream press coverage has been unfavorable, Trump craves good press from the ‘fake news’ media.
Marco Rubio Isn't Gearing up for a White House Run in 2020

Marco Rubio Isn’t Gearing up for a White House Run in 2020

The once-rising star used to be criticized for being in too much of a hurry, but now he’s hunkered down.
The Infantilization of Western Culture

The Infantilization of Western Culture

Everyday interactions with computer technologies have accelerated and normalized our culture’s infantile tendencies.
No, Twitter Will Not Ban Trump, Here’s Why

Tech Giants Stumbling in the Social World they Created

Tech giants stumbling in the social world they created as they make big profits by turning information into lucrative targeted advertisements.
Why Won't President Donald Trump Condemn White Nationalism?

Why Hasn’t President Donald Trump Condemned White Nationalism?

Trump has faced such a moment before, as a candidate and now as president.
Republicans Promote Fear, Not Tax Cuts, in Key Elections

Republicans Promote Fear, Not Tax Cuts, in Key Elections

Republicans promote fear, not tax cuts, in key elections, for example: there’s a border crisis in Pennsylvania, and Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York.
Millennials Are So Over US Domination of World Affairs

Millennials Are So Over US Domination of World Affairs

Millennials see America’s role in the 21st century world an intriguing mix of continuity and change.
Who Chooses Abortion? More Women Than You Might Think

Who Chooses Abortion? More Women Than You Might Think

The abortion debate is at the center of U.S. political dialogue. But, who chooses abortion? More women than you might think.
Donald Trump Jr.’s Evolving Statements

Analysis: Why the 2016 Trump Tower Meeting Matters

A look at the details, the Trump team’s shifting explanations of the meeting, and why it matters.
Who is Q? Behind Conspiracy Theory Erupting at Trump Rallies

Who is Q? Behind Conspiracy Theory Erupting at Trump Rallies

Who is Q that is spreading like wildfire? What makes Q different and what does Q believe?
Reality Check: Inflation, Gas Prices, Tariffs Squeeze Consumers

Reality Check: Inflation, Gas Prices, Tariffs Squeeze Consumers

Coca-Cola, Pampers, plane tickets, and other items may cost more in the coming months.
‘Koch Brothers’ Rebrand Underway, Still a Conservative Force

‘Koch Brothers’ Rebrand Underway, Still a Conservative Force

The conservative Koch brothers are no more — even if they remain a political powerhouse.
No, Twitter Will Not Ban Trump, Here’s Why

No, Twitter Will Not Ban Trump, Here’s Why

It’s not going to happen, at least not while he’s in office.
Americans in Blended Families Cope with Toll of Deportation

Americans in Blended Families Cope with Toll of Deportation

As the United States takes a harder line on immigration, thousands of families are fractured apart.
The White House Week of Walk-backs

Let’s Be Clear: The White House Week of Walk-backs

This was the week when “would” turned into “wouldn’t” and “no” meant “yes.”
Study Links Air Pollution to Drop in National Park Visitors

Study Links Air Pollution to Drop in National Park Visitors

Air quality warnings issued by parks and other government agencies may be causing the visitation drop.
Alcohol’s Health Benefits Hard to Prove, Harms are Easy to Document

Alcohol’s Health Benefits Hard to Prove, but Harms are Easy to Document

Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world, including in the United States.
Why Trump’s Presidency Draws Criticism from All Sides

Why Trump’s Presidency Draws Criticism from All Sides

Trump's “America First” slogan morphed into “Me First”as unloaded on his own intelligence community.
Breastfeeding, the Best Public Health Policy throughout History

Breastfeeding, the Best Public Health Policy throughout History

Breastfeeding has long been the gold standard for infant nutrition. Why does breastfeeding matters?
As the Summit Nears, Trump is Playing Putin’s Game

In the U.S.-Russia Helsinki Summit, Trump Played Putin’s Game

The first U.S.-Russia summit of the Donald Trump Presidency, one-nil, Vladimir Putin. And the game hasn’t even begun.
U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Russians for US Election Meddling

Conspiring to Commit an Offense Against the United States

Editorial: Russians conspirators 'want' to promote discord in the United States and undermine public confidence in democracy.
5 Takeaways from FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s Congressional Hearing

5 Takeaways from FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s Congressional Hearing

The cameras were on, and the theatrics were high. But despite the partisan hubbub, the stakes were high.
Analysis: Trump Court Pick Aimed at Cementing Legacy

Analysis: Trump Court Pick Aimed at Cementing Legacy

Trump poured accelerant on his campaign to shift Washington’s balance of power toward conservatives.
Where Americans Stand on Issues Likely to Face a New Justice

Where Americans Stand on Issues Likely to Face a New Justice?

Here’s a look at public opinion on some of the key issues facing the justices in the coming years.
Trump’s Economic Gamble: Solid Job Gains vs. Risky Trade War

Trump’s Economic Gamble: Solid Job Gains vs. Risky Trade War

From the safety of a resilient U.S. economy, President Donald Trump has lit the fuse on a high-risk trade war with China.
How the Trade War is Changing Minds in a Senate Battleground

How the Trade War is Changing Minds in a Senate Battleground

Many of the hardest hit states are those that backed Trump and feature top-tier Senate races in November.
Today’s Protests: Many Voices, Social Media, Not 1 Leader

Today’s Protests: Many Voices, Social Media, Not 1 Leader

Have America’s protests changed so they rely more on the masses and less on one captivating leader?
By Trump’s own yardstick, NKorea pact falls flat

By Trump’s Own Yardstick, North Korea Pact Falls Flat

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell short of the kind of deal the U.S. president himself has long said is needed.
Summit Day: What Happened at Historic Trump-Kim Meeting?

Summit Day: What Happened at Historic Trump-Kim Meeting?

Here’s a look at what happened on Singapore’s Sentosa Island on Tuesday.
Communication Breakdown When President Trump Takes it Personal

Communication Breakdown When Trump Takes it Personal

The spat with our allies may just be the beginning of a new chaos and needs correction.
Trump’s Combative Trade Stance Toward Allies Poses Risks

Trump’s Combative Trade Stance Toward Allies Poses Risks

President Donald Trump was in full trade-warrior form for the weekend summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies in Canada.
1,475 Children Lost: Ineptitude and Demoralization of US Government's New Immigration Policies

Ineptitude and Demoralization of US Government’s Immigration Policies

Federal officials revealed they lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after a government agency placed the minors in the homes of adult sponsors in communities across the country.
Resentment over Trump Election Helped Fuel Weinstein Case

Resentment over Trump Election Helped Fuel Weinstein Case

Millions of American women resented that a man who’d bragged about sexually assaulting women had been elected president. Then came an electrifying moment.
After Mass Shootings, NRA Pins Blame on Familiar List

After Mass Shootings, NRA Pins Blame on Familiar List

Gun-control advocates call the strategy a clever smoke screen to avoid having to talk about gun control. The cycle repeats with the next mass shooting.
Trump’s Tweets on Russia Probe Short on Facts

President Trump’s Tweets on Russia Probe Short on Facts

President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts involving the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. And he's made some questionable statements.
Why Justice is More Important than the Rule of Law

The Year of Mueller: 12 Months in, Here’s What We’ve Learned

The 12 months since Mueller was appointed, there has been a flurry of criminal indictments and guilty pleas, tense court appearances, angry tweets from the president, and speculation.
Why Bullshit Hurts Democracy More than Lies

Why Bullshit Hurts Democracy More than Lies

The philosopher Harry Frankfurt uses the idea of bullshit as a way of understanding what’s distinctive about this sort of deception. How can we compare it to our current political world?
Long Odds for Peace as Trump Toils Mideast with Embassy Move

Long Odds for Peace as Trump Toils Mideast with Embassy Move

Trump’s prospects for brokering the Mideast peace “deal of the century” has plunged ever deeper as the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opened amid bloodshed in Gaza.
Americans Are Becoming More Anxious Than Before

Americans Are Becoming More Anxious Than Before

Americans are becoming more anxious about their safety, health, finances, politics and relationships, a new online poll from the American Psychiatric Association finds.
Motherhood is Taking Center Stage in U.S. Politics

Women on 2018 Ballot are Busting Perceptions of Motherhood and Leadership

Motherhood is taking center stage in U.S. politics. In the past, women who ran for office typically did not have young children. Here’s why that appears to be changing.
Airplane and Oil Deals at Risk in Trump Pullout of Iran Deal

Airplane and Oil Deals at Risk in Trump Pullout of Iran Deal

From airplanes to oilfields, billions of dollars are on the line for international corporations as President Trump weighs whether to pull America out of Iran’s nuclear deal.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Facing Credibility Questions

‘Were You Lying?’ Sanders Faces New Credibility Questions

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is facing a barrage of questions about whether she purposely misled the American people.
More Kids Have Autism, Better Diagnosis May Be the Reason

More Kids Have Autism, Better Diagnosis May Be the Reason

The government estimates that autism is becoming more common and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children.
A Look at DNA-sharing Services and Broad Privacy Concerns

A Look at DNA-sharing Services and Broad Privacy Concerns

There are broader questions about what happens after consumers mail their saliva away for DNA analysis and upload the results to the internet.
Cosby’s Life of Achievement Stained by Assault Conviction

Cosby’s Life of Achievement Stained by Assault Conviction

His wildly successful stand-up concerts and albums, the smash hit TV shows, the immense comedic talent that gave him power to change pop culture — nothing is left unstained.
Raul Castro Leaves Cuba with New Freedoms, Deep Problems

Raul Castro Leaves Cuba with New Freedoms, Deep Problems

In 2008 Raul Castro took over a country where most people couldn’t own computers or cellphones, leave without permission, run most types of private businesses. Will there be change now?
What’s in Those Seized Records? Trump’s Biggest New Worry

What’s in Those Seized Records? Trump’s Biggest New Worry

President Trump and his allies have hit a new level of anxiety after the raid on his personal attorney’s office, fearful of deeper exposure for Trump.
Takeaway: Zuckerberg Faced ‘Grandpa’ Questions from Lawmakersvideo

Takeaway: Zuckerberg Faced ‘Grandpa’ Questions from Lawmakers

The hearings were a major test for Zuckerberg. Facebook is confronting its biggest privacy scandal in 14 years after. He pulled it through; Congress, not so much.
Xi vs Trump: Who Has the Better Hand in Potential Trade War?

Xi vs Trump: Who Has the Better Hand in Potential Trade War?

The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who’ve expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation’s interests
Trump Escalates Attack on Amazon, Focusing on Tax, Shipping

Why Trump Attack on Amazon Focusing on Tax, Shipping is Wrong

Without evidence any evidence to back up his criticisms or suggest any specific actions he planned to take, President Donald Trump accused Amazon.com Inc...
Stormy Daniels’ Media-Savvy Lawyer is Trump’s Newest Nemesis

Stormy Daniels’ Media-Savvy Lawyer is Trump’s Newest Nemesis

Daring Trump to underestimate him, Avenatti, 47, says this case is a natural fit for a “dragon slayer” who has spent his career trying to help Davids fight Goliaths.
"March For Our Lives" Broke the Silence, Inspired Change

The “March For Our Lives” Broke the Silence, Inspired Change

The March for Our Lives is the first major statement by Americans born after 1999, and it has brought visible change and possible long-term effects.
Kim’s Trip Shows China’s Value in Korean Diplomacy

Kim’s Trip Shows China’s Value in Korean Diplomacy

Just how much is still open to debate, but the visit shows Kim Jong Un hasn’t forgotten his only major ally despite recent antipathy.
Decision to Add Citizenship Question to Census Draws Protest

Decision to Add Citizenship Question to Census Draws Protest

The Trump administration’s decision to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 census set off worries among Democrats.
Parkland Teens Keep Gun-Control Grown-ups at Arm’s Length

Parkland Teens Keep Gun-Control Grown-ups at Arm’s Length

Within days of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland shooting, they launched a crusade against gun violence. And they are worked furiously.
Trump Views Designs for Border Wall While Bashing California - No Way to Gauge President Trump’s Border Wall Promises

No Way to Gauge President Trump’s Border Wall Promises

Here’s a look at some of President Trump's remarks Tuesday in San Diego and how they compare with the facts.
Lots of Talk, Little Action on Curbing Health Care Costs

There’s Lots of Talk, but Little Action on Curbing Health Care Costs

Congress’ effort to stabilize the nation’s insurance markets is faltering amid escalating demands by each party and erratic positions by President Trump.
Gun Background Check System Riddled with Flaws

Gun Background Check System Riddled with Flaws

It only works if federal agencies, the military, states, courts and local law enforcement do a better job of sharing information with the background check system
Trump Risks Trade War to Fulfill Political Pledge

Trump Risks Trade War to Fulfill Political Pledge

Most GOP lawmakers have balked at Trump’s approach and lawmakers fear a trade war could wipe away economic gains and leave them on shaky ground with voters in November.
Lobbyists Get Ethics Waivers to Work for Trump

What Swamp? Lobbyists Get Ethics Waivers to Work for Trump

President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries they worked for.
Puerto Ricans still Stranded in Hotels 6 Months after Storm

Puerto Ricans still Stranded in Hotels 6 Months after Storm

Nearly six months after the storm, almost 10,000 Puerto Ricans are scattered across 37 states and the U.S. territory, still receiving temporary housing assistance from FEMA.
Trump’s Tariff Talk Provokes Rarely Seen Urgency Among GOP

Trump’s Tariff Talk Provokes Rarely Seen Urgency Among GOP

Trump’s decision to seek steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has provoked rarely seen urgency among Republicans.
Congress Has Ideas on Gun Violence, but No Consensus

Congress Has Ideas on Gun Violence, but No Consensus

No plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump.
Ex-Trump Campaign Associates Face more Charges by Special Counsel

Latest Mueller Indictment Spells Trouble for Bankers

The most serious exposure may be for a Rhode Island-based bank that employed a “conspirator” in Manafort’s scheme to obtain a loan he couldn’t afford.
Trump Roars on Twitter about Russia Probe but Misses

Trump Roars on Twitter about Russia Probe but Misses

Fact checking the President's tweets over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive.
#MarchForOurLives: Breaking the Silence to Confront the Status Quo

Breaking the Silence to Confront the Status Quo on Gun Violence

Listen to the voice of a movement created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer be silent and risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action.
Indictment: Social Media Companies Got Played by Russian Agents

Indictment: Social Media Companies Got Played by Russian Agents

And it’s not clear if the companies like Facebook and Twitter have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again.
Takeaways from Mueller’s Russian Meddling Indictment

Key Takeaways from Mueller’s Russian Meddling Indictment

President Donald Trump tweeted that the indictment proves there was “no collusion!” What does the indictment mean for Trump?
Trump’s Economic Policy Rooted in Debt

Analysis: Trump’s Economic Policy Rooted in Debt

One clear principle runs through President Donald Trump’s emerging economic policy: Debt is good. The White House budget plan released Monday is the latest example of the Trump principle.
Agency-by-Agency Highlights of Trump’s 2019 Budget

Agency-by-Agency Highlights of President Trump’s 2019 Budget

These are agency-by-agency highlights of President Donald Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2019, released Monday.
False Alarms Highlight Weaknesses in National Alert System

False Alarms Highlight Weaknesses in National Alert System

Last month’s bogus ballistic missile warning in Hawaii and, now, this week’s tsunami snafu have highlighted trouble spots.
Trump Support Vital as Congress Tackles Immigration Issue

Trump Support Vital as Congress Tackles Immigration Issue

If the aim is to pass a legislative solution, Trump will be a crucial and, at times, complicating player. Yet his ultimate support will be vital.
How Sports Can Start a Movement

Method vs. Message: How Sports Can Start a Movement

Kaepernick and LeBron helped set a stake in the ground, declaring to athletes across all sports that their platforms could be used for more than fun and games.
Will Intelligence Agencies Stop Confiding to Congress?

Will Intelligence Agencies Stop Confiding to Congress?

Spy agencies could start sharing less information with Congress, weakening oversight. Lawmakers will try to declassify more intelligence for political gain.
More Teens Identify as Transgender in the United States

Not Just Boy and Girl; More Teens Identify as Transgender

Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, new research suggests.
What the GOP Memo Says (and Doesn’t Say)

What the GOP Memo Says (and Doesn’t Say)

What allegations does the memo make in regards to misconduct on the part of the FBI and the Justice Department in the Russia investigation?
#MeToo Movement Starting to Show Generational Divides

#MeToo Movement Starting to Show Generational Divides

Compared to their elders, younger women are seen as generally more willing to speak out about being sexually harassed, and bring a new set of expectations to their sexual relationships.
Outdoor Gear Sales slip as Millennials Drive Shift in Habits

Outdoor Gear Sales slip as Millennials Drive Shift in Habits

Sales of outdoor equipment are slipping as millennials are favoring clothes and sporting goods that are less specialized and more versatile.
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