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Ireland's First Openly Gay Prime Minister Formally Takes Office

When Leo Varadkar assumed power in Ireland on Wednesday, he blazed a trail of firsts: At 38 years old, the biracial son of an Indian immigrant father and Irish mother became the country's youngest-ever taoiseach, or prime minister.<p>He also became the first openly gay man elected to lead the Republic …

Leo Varadkar

As Globalization Breaks Down, Wars of Identity Loom

Perversely, the progressive resistance to Trump within the United States mirrors the grim identity conflicts his withdrawal from the global order …

History of Opium, Morphine, and Heroin

As long ago as 3400 B.C., the opium poppy was cultivated in lower Mesopotamia. The Sumerians called it as Hul Gil, the 'joy plant.' The Sumerians’ …