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Prince William Opens Up About His Mental Health

"I took a lot home without realizing it."<p>While most tend to focus on the glitz and glam of the royal family, they also have struggles that affect their daily lives. While speaking at the launch of the Mental Health at Work project, which seeks to promote dialogue about mental health in the …

Mental Health

Trump’s ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades

Journalist Craig Unger talks Russia, Trump, and “one of the greatest intelligence operations in history.”<p>On November 9, 2016, just a few minutes after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, a man named Vyacheslav Nikonov approached a microphone in the Russian State Duma (their …

Donald Trump

John MacArthur's ‘Statement on Social Justice’ Is Aggravating Evangelicals

Last week, John MacArthur and a dozen other Christian leaders launched a website presenting The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel. In the …

Jesus

The Lost Children of the Lidice Massacre

In 1947, eight-year-old Václav Zelenka returned to the Czech village of Lidice as the last of the village’s lost children. Five years earlier, he and …

History

A Trump supporter asked to see a list of impeachable offenses. One reader obliges

<b>To the editor:</b> One letter writer doubts President Trump has committed any impeachable offenses and wonders what they could possibly be. A partial list:<p>Abuse of power: Trump has sought to use the Justice Department to punish his political foes and pressured the department to go easy on candidates he …

Donald Trump

A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come

Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>On December 31, 1999, we …

War

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Mining

Indonesia: Christians flogged in public for playing banned children's game

The pair were among five people – including a couple whipped or showing affection in public – who were lashed with a rattan stick<p>Two Indonesian Christians were publicly flogged in conservative Aceh province Tuesday for playing a children’s entertainment game seen as violating Islamic law.<p>Hundreds …

Islamic Law

Nazis Explain Why They Became Nazis

In 1934, American writer Theodore Abel created a fake competition to trick hundreds of people into describing why they loved the Nazi Party so much. Their words seem worryingly relevant today.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany.</i><p>In a 1934 letter to American sociologist Theodore Abel, …

Robert Mueller Is Going Way Beyond Trump’s Red Line

The special counsel is digging deeper into Trump’s business ties to Russia—including how his financial interests might intersect with the origins of his presidential campaign.<p>Last summer, <b>Donald Trump</b> cautioned that <b>Robert Mueller</b> would be crossing a red line if he began digging into his family’s …

The GOP's Tax-Cut Narrative Is Already Unraveling

The law’s role in boosting wages was overblown. Its deficits are scaring investors. And fears that it might accelerate inflation could push the Federal Reserve to choke off growth.<p>The big Republican tax cut isn’t even three months old yet. But it’s already confounding.<p>For months, critics (like me) …

How a racist hate-monger masterminded America’s War on Drugs

Harry Anslinger conflated drug use, race, and music to criminalize non-whiteness and create a prison-industrial complex<p>In 1931<b>,</b> Henry Smith Williams …

Sessions pushes back on Trump after 'disgraceful' insult

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed back against President Donald Trump's latest insult on Wednesday, prolonging an increasingly awkward public spat between the President and his top law enforcement official.<p>Trump chastised Sessions over an investigation into alleged …

Donald Trump

Military Audit Confirms U.S. Tanks Ended up With Iran-backed Militias

As many as nine U.S. tanks provided to Iraq's military for the fight against the Islamic State (IS) have ended up in the hands of Iranian-backed …

Middle East

Trump’s ‘marching orders’ to the Pentagon: Plan a grand military parade

By Greg Jaffe and<p>Philip Rucker<p>Philip Rucker<p>White House Bureau Chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump’s vision of soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the boulevards of Washington is moving closer to reality in the Pentagon and White House, where officials say they have begun to plan a grand …

The White House

The Nunes Memo Doesn't Matter. Here's What Does

House Republicans released a controversial memo critical of the FBI’s investigation into possible meddling in the 2016 election – following approval …

Some GOP lawmakers question Trump's claim of vindication from memo

President Trump's claim of exoneration in the Russia investigation was undercut Sunday by several Republican lawmakers, including one who helped draft a controversial memo the president has embraced, alleging the FBI abused its surveillance powers.<p>Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina said in an …

Donald Trump

Constitutional Crisis in Slow Motion

Donald Trump will destroy this entire country — its institutions and its safeguards, the rule of law and the customs of civility, the concept of truth and the inviolable nature of valor — to protect his own skin.<p>We are not dealing with a normal person here, let alone a normal president.<p>This is a …

Donald Trump

FBI Special Agent in Charge Who Has Testified in Front of Nunes Responds to Biggest Claims in Memo

FBI Special Agent in Charge Frank Montoya Jr. spent more than 25 years in the FBI, retiring in September 2016.<p>During his time in the FBI, he filled a …

Deja vu? It's looking like 1987 again for the US economy

Weak dollar, rising inflation, recession memories fading, new hand at the Fed … and meltdown?<p>It is August 1987 and the US economy is humming along. Memories of the deep recession earlier in the decade are fading fast. Tom Wolfe is about to publish The Bonfire of the Vanities, which captures …

Tom Wolfe

A male backlash against #MeToo is brewing

Men are scared, and feminists are delighted. But the urge to call out and punish male sexual transgression is bound to clash with an inescapable …

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought.<p>The discoveries, …

Maya Civilization

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Wave goodbye to America as we know it as democracy dies and a dictatorship begins

Our columnist reckons that the US President will get another four years then begin preparations for his children to take power, most likely his …

Donald Trump appears to misunderstand basic facts of climate change in Piers Morgan interview

Donald Trump has expressed doubts over the existence of climate change, as it is understood by the vast majority of scientists.<p>After proclaiming his …

Hey Babylon, Nineveh Wants Its Hanging Gardens Back: The Truth of an Ancient Wonder

In the first century AD, a Roman scholar named Josephus, who was both revered and allegedly known to get a little creative with his facts, recounted …

Ancient History

Trump denies he called for Mueller's firing

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump denied on Friday that he had moved to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>He had called for the firing last June, according to one person familiar with the matter. White House counsel Don McGahn refused to order the Justice Department to fire Mueller because he …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

There's No Way Out

Trump’s presidency may be a dysfunctional disaster, but there’s no apparent way to end it.<p>Last week, which brought the release of Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i>, was rough for the White House. But this week has been worse still, and the damage has been almost entirely inflicted by the president …

Green sea turtles are turning all-female due to climate change

The same rising temperatures that are devastating Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are doing something very dramatic to the green sea turtles that are born alongside it: They’re turning them all into females.<p>When a turtle lays an egg, the sex of its hatchling is not yet determined. The sex of most …