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Jared Kushner Is China’s Trump Card

How the President’s son-in-law, despite his inexperience in diplomacy, became Beijing’s primary point of interest.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In early 2017, shortly after Jared Kushner moved into his new office in the West Wing of …

Inside the frantic 24 hours that led to a shutdown

Chuck Schumer and Donald Trump chatted over cheeseburgers, and senators from both parties talked a lot. But they could not close the deal.<p>With just hours to spare until the government ran out of money at midnight Friday, Chuck Schumer made Mitch McConnell an offer. Pass a bill to buy 24 more hours …

Donald Trump

Places You Should Visit in 2018 Before They Get Too Popular

For every primo travel destination, there’s a sweet spot to find it. Visit too soon -- say, before the airlines start offering half-decent service …

The right (and wrong) way to apologize

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is a right way and a wrong way to apologize, psychologists say. Over the course of the last few months, we've seen many high-profile examples that fall somewhere in between.<p>On Wednesday, NBC News announced it had fired long-time "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer amid accusations of …

Matt Lauer

Fuzhou's Sanfang Qixiang: The 'Beverly Hills' of imperial China

<b>(CNN) —</b> They might not be filled with priceless art collections and wine cellars.<p>But make no mistake. The centuries-old mansions of Sanfang Qixiang, in the southeastern port city of Fuzhou, are the imperial China equivalent of Beverly Hills.<p>Formed in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) before flourishing in …

Beverly Hills

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule

<b>Deliberate experimentation is more important than deliberate practice in a rapidly changing world.</b><p>Most people think that Edison invented the first …

This is what a brain injury feels like

As a science journalist, Elizabeth Lopatto had reported on the effects of brain injuries. But nothing prepared her for the experience of having one<p>I opened my eyes to see a clear blue sky and two men leaning over me to put a brace around my neck. I don’t know if I was already on the stretcher or if …

The Brain

Restaurant report card: What's in your fast food meat?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Our favorite fast foods could come back to bite us, according to a report released Wednesday -- and it's not just the extra calories.<p>The new report grades the 25 largest US fast food chains on where they stand on antibiotics.<p>The results are a mixed bag: For the third year in a row, the only …

Public Health

What every American needs to know about Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria disaster - Vox

Nine essential things to know about Puerto Rico's humanitarian crisis.<p>Early on Wednesday, September 20, Hurricane Maria — a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds — made direct landfall on Puerto Rico, bisecting the entire island and drenching it with feet of rain. What’s happened since …

Caribbean

The Lessons of Obamacare

What Republicans should have learned, but haven't.<p>On January 6, President Barack Obama sat down with us for one of his final interviews before leaving the White House. The subject was the Affordable Care Act — the legislation that has come to carry his name and define his legacy.<p>It was strange …

Health Care