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27 Healthy Dinners You Can Make on 1 Sheet Pan

Cooking is fun; cleaning is not. And while all cooking will inevitably require a little bit of cleaning up, there are certainly ways to keep the …

Cooking

How to tell if you're asking a stupid question

A common cliché I often hear leaders say is, “Feel free to speak up! Remember, there are no stupid questions.”<p>I can think of a time when that statement was true. My second-grade teacher would remind us of this to build our confidence with adults, who at that time could be a bit scary to us. But in …

Self-improvement

The Extraordinary Life of Nikola Tesla

Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts:<p>Spoke …

Parking for Gold

Competitive parking may not inspire the popular imagination like NASCAR or the NBA, but a handful of enthusiasts are hoping to change that. Welcome to the National Valet Olympics.<p>The valets arrived from all over the United States: St. Louis, New York, Austin, San Diego. They fanned out across the …

New Jersey

‘If we don’t run, then we won’t achieve.’ Why a record number of women are eyeing a run for governor.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At a time when nearly every aspect of politics feelssuffused by issues involving gender, the leading Democratic contender for Michigan governor makes a point of rarely mentioning hers.<p>"I talk about jobs," former state Senate minority leader Gretchen Whitmer says. "I talk about …

Government

Malaysian GP preview: Has Vettel blown his shot at the title?

Focus on ... Singapore as a turning point<p>Sebastian Vettel's title chances took a huge blow in Singapore. On a circuit where Ferrari was expected to …

Auto Racing

The Loneliest President

He’s increasingly isolated in the White House, but for Donald Trump, being alone is not a liability. It’s where he’s most comfortable.<p>“ISOLATED?” read the subject line.<p>“Friend,” Donald Trump wrote recently to supporters in a fundraising email. “The fake news keeps saying, ‘President Trump is …

Donald Trump

Inside the Movement for Black Lives’ first permanent exhibit in New York City

<b>NEW YORK</b> — It’s a quietly kept secret that the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of grassroots activist groups associated with the Black Lives …

New York City

America’s secret role in the Rwandan genocide

The violence that shocked the world in 1994 did not come from nowhere. While the CIA looked on, its allies in the Ugandan government helped to spread terror and fuel ethnic hatred<p>Between April and July 1994, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were murdered in the most rapid genocide ever recorded. …

Africa

How An Old-Fashioned Senator Is Living In Donald Trump’s Washington

Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican from Ohio, on Trump’s tweets, issuing (polite) criticism when he thinks it’s warranted, and ways to work with the White House on his favored issues. But he’s not happy with the president’s attacks on Mitch McConnell — or with Steve Bannon’s effort to unseat other …

Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger

She talks about Trump, Comey, collusion, “deplorables,” and the power of sexism.<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton, who, as she puts it, won “more votes for President than any white man” in American history, is not the first candidate to capture the popular vote but lose the election. She is the fifth. The …

Government

Bernie Sanders's new Medicare-for-all plan, explained

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will release a proposal Wednesday afternoon to transition the United States to a single-payer health care system, one where a single government-run plan provides insurance coverage to all Americans.<p>The Sanders plan envisions a future in which all Americans have health …

Health Care

What Bernie's single-payer bill means (and what it doesn't)

Single payer isn't going anywhere — in either direction. It's not going to pass anytime soon, obviously. But after today, it's also not going away …

Middle-class
Republicans

Teflon Don confounds Democrats

Democrats have attacked the president every which way, but polling and focus groups show none of it's working.<p>Democrats tried attacking Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency. They’ve made the case that he’s ineffective, pointing to his failure to sign a single major piece of legislation into law …

Republicans

North Korea defiant over U.N. sanctions as Trump says tougher steps needed | Reuters

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea displayed trademark defiance on Wednesday over new United Nations sanctions imposed after its sixth and largest-ever nuclear test, vowing to redouble efforts to fight off what it said was the threat of a U.S. invasion.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump said the …

North Korea

How the Vietnam War Broke the American Presidency

The war opened the credibility gap. What we’ve learned since has only widened it.<p>On April 30, 1975, when the last helicopter lifted off the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, the Vietnam War, the most consequential event in American history since World War II, ended in failure. More than 58,000 …

Vietnam War

Trump ambassador qualifications: Wrote a cookbook, sang in a church choir

WASHINGTON — Following in his predecessors’ footsteps, President Trump has tapped generous political supporters to join the ranks of America’s …

Xi Jinping

‘What Happened’? They Lost. With Her Memoir, Hillary Clinton Joins a Haunted Club

She had packed for victory. There had been a white suit for election night at the Javits Center beneath a glass ceiling; white was the color of the suffragists who, a century earlier, had at last won the franchise for women. But now, in the morning hours after Donald J. Trump’s White House upset, …

Government

Trump’s push for tax cuts is coming up against a familiar challenge: Divided GOP

White House officials trying to jump-start work on the GOP's top fall priority — tax cuts — are coming up against the same obstacle that has vexed President Trump all year: divided Republican lawmakers.<p>Trump advisers and top congressional leaders, hoping to assuage conservatives hungry for details, …

Republicans

Scott: Trump tried to convey his intent in post-Charlottesville remarks

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, two Republican men with vastly different experiences of life in America, met at the White House Wednesday for a 40-minute meeting that Scott said included "no time of tension."<p>Scott, the first African-American elected to …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump told Nikki Haley she could speak her mind. She’s doing just that. - STATE - CNN Politics

Donald Trump

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Donald Trump
Immigration

How Much Should It Cost to Get Your Shoes Repaired?

A cheat sheet.<p>Paying to fix shoes you’ve already bought is probably one of the least appealing ways to spend money, but if you’re a human with two feet that walks several miles a week (aka everyone who lives in a city), it’s a necessary one. Taking good care of the stuff you already have goes a …

Shoes

Why You're Watching TV All Wrong and How to Fix It

If you’re going to invest hundreds of dollars on a television set then you want to make sure you’re getting the best picture possible, but far too …

Does drinking hot liquids on a hot day actually cool you off?

Yes, technically, but not nearly enough.<p>Every summer, reporters from around the world call Ollie Jay to ask one question: Does consuming hot liquids in the summer really cool you off?<p>“I think the old wives’ tale of drinking a hot drink on a hot day really resonates,” Jay says. He now heads the …

Coffee

The Quiet Revolution: How the New Left Took Over the Democratic Party

If people today could somehow be transported back to the time of Harry Truman and Jack Kennedy, they would swear those standard bearers were …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee