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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers statements at the State Department in Washington, D.C., October 9, 2019. (Erin Scott/Reuters) In an interview, the secretary of state talks about Sunday’s elections in Hong Kong and Beijing’s worrisome campaign of regional aggression. The Trump administration’s recognition that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is a primary threat to
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His mother pulling him by one arm, his father pulling him by the other, seven-year-old James Younger, dressed in a skirt, looks distressed and confused. His mom, Anne Georgulas, wins the struggle and rests him on her hip. His dad, Jeffrey Younger, calls 911. “Why?” asks James. “She was supposed to give me … Read
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(Edgar Su/Reuters) China’s government on Sunday issued a directive aimed at tightening protections for Chinese intellectual-property rights, amid accusations from the U.S. that China has stolen American intellectual property. The document, released jointly by the General Offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the Chinese State Council, lays out a goal of
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An applicant reviews a driving handbook while waiting in line at the California DMV in Los Angeles,Calif. January 2, 2015. (Gus Ruelas/Reuters) A California Department of Motor Vehicles document revealed that the government agency is generating $50 million a year by selling drivers’ personal information to private companies. According to a report from VICE, which
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(Mike Blake/Reuters) The state’s tax-credit-scholarship program has helped hundreds of thousands of students escape failing public schools. It should be protected and grown. ‘Every male in my entire extended family has been incarcerated.” That’s how Anthony Samuels of North Philadelphia describes his lineage: a cycle of crime and hopelessness. But thanks to his mother’s vision
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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with his own helmet as offensive guard David DeCastro (66) tries to stop Garrett during the fourth quarter. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports ) It’s all too human to make implausible counter-accusations when you’re caught doing wrong. Thankfully, the gambit tends to
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Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) leads the Civil War’s Combahee River Raid of 1863, freeing some 750 slaves (Glen Wilson/Focus Features) A solution to satisfy both her admirers and Andrew Jackson’s The exciting and powerful film Harriet, on screens now, should earn its heroine a well-deserved platform on which everyone can see her: a new $25
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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to the media on Capitol Hill, June 18, 2019. (Leah Millis/Reuters) A super PAC with close ties to Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) has accused Senator Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) — whom Democrats view as a vulnerable Republican in 2020 — of failing to serve “the needs
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Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Capitol Hill, March 25, 2019 (Joshua Roberts / Reuters) Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) confirmed that a Justice Department report detailing the FBI’s surveillance against the Trump campaign will be released on December 9, two days before Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify before
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Senator Josh Hawley in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., July 11, 2019 (Carlos Barria/Reuters) In a speech last night, the Missouri senator offered a dark vision of our nation’s problems. But what will he do to solve them? What can he do? Missouri senator Josh Hawley might be the most
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Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) speaks at a news conference in the Manhattan in 2017. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Rep. Carolyn Maloney will become the first woman to chair the powerful House Oversight Committee, taking over the gavel from the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. Maloney, a New York Democrat, defeated Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) in a 133 to 86 vote to choose
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Actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., March 14, 2019. (Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters) Jussie Smollett filed a countersuit on Tuesday in response to a lawsuit brought by the city of Chicago, alleging the city engaged in “malicious prosecution” that caused the actor “humiliation, mental anguish and extreme emotional distress,”
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A man walks past an advertisement for the Democratic National Convention at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C September 2, 2012. (Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters) The idea that those with whom you disagree are not just political opponents but enemies to be defeated at all costs is mutually reinforcing — to no good end. We
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Commuters on Route 4, driving toward the Israeli coastal city of Ashdod on November 12, were shocked by an explosion, a rocket impact next to a major intersection. Had it fallen on a car or one of the many trucks plying the route, there would have been deaths, and the road would have been closed.
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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx speaks to media members at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after R. Kelly was ordered held on a $1 million bond in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., February 23, 2019. (Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters) In her reelection video for Cook County State Attorney released Tuesday, Kim Foxx concedes that she mishandled the high-profile prosecution
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Sign at a march outside the City Center Starbucks in Philadelphia, Pa., April 16, 2018 (Mark Makela/Reuters) Thomas Chatterton Williams’s new memoir, Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race, is a bold experiment in reimagining American racial narratives. Demographic change is one of the tectonic forces shaping American life, but popular narratives of it have
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President Ronald Reagan in 1982 (National Archives) ‘A Time for Choosing’ is a brilliant libertarian speech. But Reagan couldn’t have foreseen the toxic individualism that challenges us today. The greatest documents in American history never lose their ability to astonish. They deserve, and repay, careful study, and inevitably have contemporary resonances no matter how long
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks after a Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill, January 29, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Former congresswoman Katie Hill accused Mitch McConnell of caring more about the National Rifle Association’s money than about American children on Friday in the wake of a deadly school shooting a day earlier. In a letter
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David Daleiden speaks at a news conference outside a court in Houston, Texas, in 2016. (Ruthy Munoz/Reuters) A San Fransisco district court on Friday found pro-life activists guilty in a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood after the activists surreptitiously filmed executives of the abortion group discussing the sale of fetal body parts. A ten person
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A Google logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., November 1, 2018. (Stephen Lam/Reuters) Google manually tinkers with search results at the behest of outside influences, contrary to the mammoth company’s public statements that its algorithms operate free of any editorial input from its employees, according to a Wall Street
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Rep. Alcee Hastings speaks at a Congressional Black Caucus “Town Meeting” in Miami Gardens, Fla., in 2011. (Joe Skipper/Reuters) Representative Alcee Hastings (D., Fla.) is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee over his relationship with a top staffer, according to a Thursday press release from the Committee. “The Committee is aware of public allegations
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ICE agents during an enforcement operation in March 2018. (File photo: Keith Gardner/ICE) By refusing to honor ICE detainers, sheriffs in Mecklenburg and Buncombe Counties have put their constituents, documented and undocumented alike, in danger. For many immigration activists, 2018 was the year of the Section 287(g) bogeyman. That’s Section 287(g) of the Immigration and
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