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All the revelations of the past 24 hours in Washington, DC

All the revelations of the past 24 hours in Washington, DC

No one could say life in Washington is boring. From his first hours in office, Donald Trump’s presidency has seemed like a brazen attempt to use the instruments of governmental power for his personal political gain. And in a few hours on Monday, an entire term’s worth worth of news and scandal flooded headlines as…MORE

The symbolic perfection of Trump as a Florida man

The symbolic perfection of Trump as a Florida man

Donald Trump and New York City used to be a perfect match. Both were brash, outspoken, greenback worshipping, tabloid icons obsessed with building taller, shinier skyscrapers. But the ardor has cooled, and Trump is switching his official abode from Manhattan’s Trump Tower to his Mar-a-Lago resort in sunny Florida — news that prompted by New…MORE

In one year, we’ll know if Trump was a fluke or not

In one year, we’ll know if Trump was a fluke or not

By this time next year, we’ll know whether President Donald Trump was a fluke or not. Today is one year out from the vote count that will be a pivot point in history, no matter how it goes. Will Americans validate the rule-breaking and fact-bending Trump presidency that scorns the post-World War II international system?…MORE

Leonardo DiCaprio praises Greta Thunberg as a ‘leader of our time’

Leonardo DiCaprio praises Greta Thunberg as a ‘leader of our time’

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has a lot of fans — and Leonardo DiCaprio is one of them. The celebrated actor on Friday posted a photo of himself with the 16-year-old activist on Instagram. “There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways —…MORE

Meet Bobe, the other dog at the Baghdadi raid

Meet Bobe, the other dog at the Baghdadi raid

Conan, the heroic dog who helped chase down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, wasn’t the only canine forever changed by the US operation outside Idlib, Syria, last weekend. A puppy was orphaned in the firefight. But thanks to a Syrian photojournalist and a sympathetic veterinarian clinic, that puppy has a new lease on life, and…MORE

All Saints Day: The history and traditions behind the holiday

All Saints Day: The history and traditions behind the holiday

Every year on November 1, many Roman Catholics and other Christians around the world observe All Saints Day, which honors all saints of the church that have attained heaven. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, All Saints Day is observed on the first Sunday after Pentecost. Here’s a look at the history and traditions of this…MORE

Google Doodle celebrates Halloween with some fuzzy, furry tricks

Google Doodle celebrates Halloween with some fuzzy, furry tricks

Happy Halloween! In celebration of all things sweet and spooky, Google showed off some of its own sneaky tricks. Today’s Google Doodle is an interactive “trick or treat” game. Rather than a simple graphic, users can actually toy around with the doodle. To play the game, click on the different available doors. Halloween-related animals will…MORE

Can California’s wildfires teach America a lesson? — Meanwhile in America

Can California’s wildfires teach America a lesson? — Meanwhile in America

As wildfires race across thousands of acres of tinder-dry brush in California, the conversation is once again turning to climate change and how to stop it. Here in the Golden State, scrambling to fight these fast-moving blazes has become almost routine, particularly when the famed Santa Ana winds sweep the landscape. (See Joan Didion’s 1967…MORE