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At a potential reckoning point, Trump fumbles for success

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> You know a president is in trouble when he has to insist he's up to the job.<p>But stung by a worsening post hurricane crisis in Puerto Rico, an escalating North Korea nuclear showdown, the humiliating failure to repeal Obamacare and the stunning defeat of his favored candidate in …

North Korea

The 10 Most Inspiring Quotes from Michelle Obama's Final Speech as First Lady

"Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I've made you proud."<p>This morning, Michelle Obama delivered her final public speech as First Lady of the United States.<p>Obama spoke at the 2017 School Counselor of the Year Event—which she organized in 2015 as a part of her …

Golden Globes speeches: The sweetest, funniest and most inspiring

A lot of award-show speeches follow the same old template: thanking the manager, thanking the parents and the kids, maybe throwing in a shout-out to God. So the ones that stand out really stand out, and there were some singular ones at the Golden Globes Sunday night. Here’s a selection of some of …

Golden Globes

Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

Here is an unedited transcript of President Obama's prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House.<p>---<p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight …

Political Science

Grammar schools are unfair. Principled parents must refuse to encourage them | Louise Tickle

No unfair system was ever overturned by people carrying on using it for their own selfish ends while spouting their dismay at its injustices<p>When my son was six months old, I agreed to move to Gloucestershire. It’s lovely here in the Stroud Valleys – or it is until your child reaches the second half …

Design thinking is key to preparing doctors and improving health care, Medicine X speakers say - Scope

Bon Ku, MD, hated medical school. With its heavy focus on memorization, the century-old model of two years in classes and two years learning in …

Health Care

Quietly but surely the NSW government has been changing the structure of healthcare, despite a disastrous history of privatisation in hospitals<p>On Friday hundreds of thousands of New South Wales residents awoke to the news that the way they get their healthcare was about to change dramatically.<p>At …

Police officer in road rage killing stripped of badge, gun

NEW YORK (AP) — A policeman involved in a road rage killing has been stripped of his badge and gun after a grainy security camera videotape appeared …

Carthaginian Army

The armies of Carthage permitted the city to forge the most powerful empire in the western Mediterranean from the 6th to 3rd centuries BCE. Although …

America Cannot Afford an Endless War in Afghanistan

<i>By Jim McGovern and John Isaacs</i><p>President Obama never wanted an endless war in Afghanistan, but that is exactly what America is currently facing.<p>Just last week, the <i>Washington Post</i> reported that "Top U.S. military commanders... are now quietly talking about an American commitment that could keep …