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Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost.

Toss a dart at a map of Detroit, and the bull’s-eye, more or less, would be a tiny city called Highland Park. Only three square miles, Highland Park is surrounded by Detroit on nearly all sides, but it remains its own sovereign municipality thanks largely to Henry Ford, who started building Model …

9 facts that explain DACA, the immigration program Trump is ending

How DACA works, who it protects, and what will happen to immigrants after it runs out.<p>At the heart of the on-again, off-again immigration debate in Congress — a debate which, depending on who you ask, is either urgent or could stretch for several more months — is a time bomb that Donald Trump set …

Through Germany's open door: What life is really like for refugees

<b>Berlin (CNN) —</b> A couple of years ago, Moschka Mohammadi was unable to read or write. Now, at 11, the young Afghan refugee is fluent in German, seamlessly translating between German and Dari with her parents at their dinner table as she arranges a visit to the orthodontist and the delivery of a new …

Refugees

Their lives were transformed by DACA. Here’s what will happen if it disappears.

By Maria Sacchetti<p>Maria Sacchetti<p>Reporter covering immigrant communities and Immigration and Customs Enforcement<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A former waiter, born in El Salvador, now writes code for a U.S. Navy contractor. A young man from South Korea is using the money he makes selling pastries to help pay for …

El Salvador

Fall Art Preview: 30 of the Most Important Museum Exhibitions to See Around the Globe This Season

Exhibitions<p>artnet News editors pick their favorite exhibitions taking place around the world this summer.<p>,<p>This summer of international art fairs and …

Art

Game of Thrones Costume Designer Michele Clapton Explains the Details You Missed

All the Easter eggs from her Emmy-bait shows GoT and The Crown.<p>Every tiny detail on <i>Game of Thrones</i> is important. Fans know it, and that's why they pay attention to everything, from Sansa's hairstyles to characters' split-second facial expressions. But one of the most reliably theory-generating (and …

Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age

James Chambers was watching membership sign-ups on Jan. 4, 2015, like a stock ticker — it was that first Sunday of the year, the day we all decide that this is it, we’re not going to stay fat for one more day. At the time, he was Weight Watchers’ chief executive, and he sat watching, waiting for …

Jeff Flake’s Gamble

The Arizona Republican is betting his Senate seat on the political appeal of decency—but can that pay off in Trump’s America?<p>The constituents filing into the Mesa Convention Center one evening in mid-April for the Republican senator Jeff Flake’s town hall had a decidedly un-Republican look. Tattoos …

Republicans

The Flashpoints for World Leaders at the Hamburg G-20

By Alan Crawford and Sam Dodge<p>The Group of 20 summit that starts in Hamburg on Thursday is the most anticipated—and potentially turbulent—meeting of …

How Trump Made Justin Trudeau a Global Superstar

After one year, Canada’s charismatic young prime minister was struggling. Then Trump was elected.<p>The last time a Canadian prime minister got this much attention, his last name was Trudeau.<p>It was the late 1960s, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the hip 48-year-old law professor-turned-Liberal Party …

Canada

Where Trump Zigs, Tillerson Zags, Putting Him at Odds With White House

WASHINGTON — When Rex W. Tillerson, the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, arrived in Washington five months ago to become the secretary of state, his boosters said he brought two valuable assets to a job that had usually gone to someone steeped in government and diplomacy: a long history …

The Untold Story of How Gary Cohn Fell for Donald Trump

As Goldman Sachs’s long-suffering No 2., Cohn approached his board about his future. He didn’t get the answer he wanted. And then Jared Kushner swooped in. This is how Goldman Sachs took over the White House.<p>One photograph makes it abundantly clear just how present a small group of Goldman Sachs …

America’s 11 Most Interesting Mayors

(And 7 rising stars.)<p><b>At a time when one yellow-haired, Twitter-happy</b> personality dominates American discourse, it’s easy to forget how much political energy—and important new thinking—emanates not from the nation’s capital but from city hall. We surveyed dozens of national and local political …

Salt Lake City

What's inside the Senate Republican health care bill

Senate GOP lawmakers have finally unveiled their version of the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare ... or major portions of it.<p>The Senate legislation largely mirrors the House bill, making sweeping changes to much of the nation's health care system. But it also keeps more of Obamacare's structure …

Suspended – Medium

If The Individual Insurance Market Crashes, Can People Still Get Coverage?

In his high-stakes strategy to overhaul the federal health law, President Donald Trump is threatening to upend the individual health insurance market. But if the market actually breaks, could anyone put it back together again?<p>The question is more than theoretical. Since Jan. 20, the Trump …

Health Care

8 things doctors are buzzing about at the biggest cancer meeting

By Laurie McGinley<p>Laurie McGinley<p>Reporter covering health and medicine<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p>CHICAGO — With 38,000 oncologists converging on the sprawling McCormick Place for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the halls in the convention center are …

Cancer Treatment

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Surreal Post-Election Life

When I walk into the Chappaqua dining room in which Hillary Clinton is spending her days working on her new book, I am greeted by a vision from the …

A germaphobe's guide to airports and airplanes

I am a germaphobe, and when it comes to traveling, my instincts fly into overdrive.<p>This wasn't always the case. Five years ago, I came back from from …

How personalised music can be used in health care

IN ONE scene of “Alive Inside” (2014), a documentary film, a member of nursing-home staff offers headphones to a wheelchair-bound man named Henry. He …

Culture (UK)

Donald Trump tweets perplexing statement honoring Women's Health Week

In honor of Mother's Day, President Donald Trump shared a statement touting Women's Health Week and highlighting the "importance of providing women …

Schumer headed for epic clash with McConnell

They said they'd try to get along, but imminent battles over the Supreme Court and government funding will test that proposition.<p>At their first sit-down as party leaders in December, Chuck Schumer pledged to tell Mitch McConnell exactly what’s on his mind going forward — no subterfuge or backbiting.<p>…

What to Know About Trump’s Order to Dismantle the Clean Power Plan

President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that calls on Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to take steps to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, a set of rules regulating energy plants powered by fossil fuels.<p><b>What was happening with the Clean Power Plan until</b> …

The crazy week in Washington

Take a look at the week in politics from March 19 through March 25.

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

There May Be 22 House Republicans Ready To Sink The GOP Health Care Bill

The legislation that House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump embraced to repeal and replace Obamacare was already being dogged by criticism from …