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The ISIS Files: When Terrorists Run City Hall

We unearthed thousands of internal documents that help explain how the Islamic State stayed in power so long.

City Halls

Irreconcilable differences: Why the Players Coalition split apart

In the end, it came down to different players protesting for different reasons with different incentives to stop<p>Josh Norman was done. On the evening …

Where Does the N.F.L. Go After a Season of Division?

They could have been any two billionaire schmucks taking an evening stroll through Manhattan. Robert Kraft and Arthur Blank, the owners of the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, respectively, had met up at the Plaza Hotel, where Kraft keeps an apartment. It was a warm night in August, …

NFL

‘We feel like our system was hijacked’: DEA agents say a huge opioid case ended in a whimper

By Lenny Bernstein<p>, Health reporter<p>Scott Higham<p>, Reporter<p>After two years of painstaking investigation, David Schiller and the rest of the Drug Enforcement Administration team he supervised were ready to move on the biggest opioid distribution case in U.S. history.<p>The team, based out of the DEA’s …

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer <b>Debbie Weingarten</b> gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

Farming

The Ghost of Matt Lauer

Why the departure of the longtime Today show host—who was abruptly fired by NBC after an allegation of sexual impropriety—represents much more than a casting change<p>“We just learned this moments ago, just this morning. As I’m sure you can imagine, we are devastated and we are still processing all of …

Media Industry

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

How Trump Could Shrink the Government (While Still Keeping the Good Stuff)

Call it limited-government liberalism, or compassionate conservatism, Washington could ink a new contract with Americans. Is the new president bold enough to try?<p><b>Donald Trump’s political brand is about fighting</b> and winning, and he has promised to fight and win a war on big government. As a …

Mississippi River

Was Obama a Transformational President?

His most ardent supporters like to think he fundamentally changed the country. But his record shows otherwise.<p>For weeks now, the impending departure of Barack Obama from the White House has inspired a run of paeans to his greatness, a flood of laments about how much he’ll be missed. Everywhere …

El Chapo's next stop? Brooklyn

The incessant shouts carry through air vents and heavy metal doors. It's how the segregated prisoners commiserate about life behind bars. They pound the walls until their fists are bloody. They clog toilets and flood their cells, urine and feces pouring into the corridors.<p>Such is life in the most …

Democrats in the Wilderness

Inside a decimated party’s not-so-certain revival strategy.<p><b>Standing with some 30,000 people in front of</b> Independence Hall in Philadelphia the night before the election watching Hillary Clinton speak, exhausted aides were already worrying about what would come next. They expected her to win, of …

Red Dead Redemption 2: Everything We Know Ahead of Its Gameplay Reveal

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an upcoming open-world action-adventure game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It's developed by Rockstar Studios and …

Red Dead Redemption

Tim Kaine questions judgment of Trump’s pick for national security adviser

By David Nakamura<p>, Reporter<p>Midway through a Senate committee hearing on foreign cyberthreats Thursday, Sen. Tim Kaine took a moment to settle a score against an old nemesis — retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn.<p>Kaine (D-Va.), the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in the presidential …

Germany joins the global experiment on marijuana legalization

<b>(CNN) —</b> An act to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes was passed by German parliamentarians. They voted unanimously in favor of the new bill, first approved by the country's cabinet in May 2016.<p>On January 19, votes were unanimous in favor of the new "cannabis as medicine" law, …

Cannabis

The Psychological Research That Helps Explain the Election

At the end of most years, I’m typically asked to write about the best psychology papers of the past twelve months. This year, though, is not your typical year. And so, instead of the usual “best of,” I’ve decided to create a list of classic psychology papers and findings that can explain not just …

Colombia: brutal rape and death of girl shocks country marred by crime

Bogotá erupts in protests after it emerged suspect in killing of seven-year-old from a poor district is from a wealthy family<p>Even in a country often numbed by outbreaks of violence and heinous crime, the brutal death of a seven-year-old indigenous girl has horrified Colombia.<p>Yuliana Andrea Samboní …

Find out if your iPhone 6S is eligible for a free battery replacement

If your iPhone 6S ($530 at Amazon.com) keeps dropping dead on you, it may have a faulty battery. According to Apple, this problem affects "a very small number" of iPhone 6S handsets manufactured in September and October of 2015. Customers with an iPhone 6S from this period may be eligible for a …

Mobile Technology

The Latest: Pence says he's eager to work with Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>5:50 p.m.<p>Vice President-elect Mike Pence says he is eager to work with …

Cold war 2.0: how Russia and the west reheated a historic struggle

As chasm grows between a resurgent Russia and a divided US and Europe, diplomats say conflict is now more dangerous, with ‘no clear rules of the road’<p>Gen Sir Richard Shirreff remembers the moment he realised Nato was facing a new and more dangerous Russia. It was 19 March 2014, the day after Russia …

Economists never imagined negative interest rates — now they're rewriting textbooks

In 1983, when Frederic Mishkin started writing "The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets," his seminal textbook on macroeconomics, he never thought he'd devote much space to the idea of negative interest rates.<p>"A million years no," Mishkin told Business Insider.<p>Negative rates were seen …

Economics

32GB iPhone 7 significantly slower than more expensive versions, tests show

Testing shows 32GB iPhone 7 is slower and Intel-based iPhone 7 Plus has worse signal than 128 or 256GB versions<p>Not all iPhone 7s are born equally, according to new tests, which appear to show the cheapest, 32GB versions are significantly slower than the more expensive 128 or 256GB versions and that …

IPhone 7

Taxpayer-funded intelligence contractors watch porn and play games on Facebook, declassified documents show

When contractors and employees who work for America's most powerful intelligence agencies get bored at work, they sometimes kill time by viewing pornography on their classified government computers, browsing online dating services, engaging in "sex chats" with minors, and playing games on …

Surveillance

Amid Syrian chaos, Iran’s game plan emerges: a path to the Mediterranean

Militias controlled by Tehran are poised to complete a land corridor that would give Iran huge power in the region<p>Not far from Mosul, a large military force is finalising plans for an advance that has been more than three decades in the making. The troops are Shia militiamen who have fought against …

10 great adventures for solo travellers

1. Wild Scotland<p>Just around the coast from the Eden community on Ardnamurchan lies the equally remote Knoydart Peninsula. A simple but comfortable alpine-style lodge with single rooms is the base for some challenging guided walks over the Knoydart passes and around the islands of Eigg and Rum. Most …

Hackers compromised at least one account on Clinton's server

In a section detailing the FBI's look into potential intrusions of the server, Bryan Pagliano, the IT worker who helped set it up, told agents that the server had no security breaches, but it had many failed log-in attempts, which he characterized as "brute force attacks."<p>In these types of attacks, …

Bill Clinton

Why some Chinese towns are banning birthday parties

By Simon Denyer<p>, Bureau chief<p>It’s just not as much fun being a Chinese Communist Party cadre any more. Largely gone now are the lavish banquets where you could while away the best part of a day in an orgy of food, booze and cigarettes. It’s no longer politically correct to show ordinary people just …

China

Inside Houston's sex slave trade

<i>Got a tip about this case? Contact the FBI with any information here</i>.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Esperanza was waiting for her cousins outside her high school in Mexico one day, when a strange man drove up in a car, forced her inside with him and sped away. At that moment, Esperanza had in effect become a sex …

Trump, the Bad, Bad Businessman

The greatest scoop of my journalism career started at a poker table with a tip from an agitated banker.<p>It was a Thursday night in late May 1990. I was a 32-year-old Wall Street Journal reporter who had written dozens of articles about Donald J. Trump’s business affairs. I was closing in on the …

Donald Trump