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This inexpensive cross-country train route is *begging* to be your summer road trip

Sure, summer still feels about as far away as the next total solar eclipse, but it’s definitely not too soon to start planning a dreamy road trip. …

Trains

Donald Trump Boldly Suggests Movies, Video Games Should Get a “Rating System”

Trump’s solution for the rampant violence targeting young Americans is something that already exists.<p>In a Thursday meeting to discuss school safety in the wake of the Parkland shooting, <b>Donald Trump</b> suggested that movies and video games are influencing the youth’s perception of violence—and because …

Donald Trump

The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …

National Parks

Coal plants now shutting down faster under Trump than Obama

Has Trump also joined the war on coal?<p>President Trump campaigned on a pledge to end the supposed “war on coal” that he claimed President Obama had …

Clean Power Plan

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first victims of a mass shooting the Florida radiologist had seen—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma …

Guns

Florida senators face town hall fallout

MIAMI — Bill Nelson got the cheers. Marco Rubio ended up with bruises.<p>The gripping, nationally televised Florida town hall on guns that unfolded on CNN on Wednesday evening ended up as a tale of two senators, with Nelson emerging in far better political shape than when he went in, and Rubio turning …

Government

South Koreans call for speedskaters to be booted from Olympics

<b>GANGNEUNG, South Korea</b> -- Thousands of South Koreans are calling for two speedskaters to be expelled from the Olympics after they left their slower …

South Korea

Florida shooting survivor: CNN gave me 'scripted question' for town hall, quashed question on armed guards

A survivor from the Florida high school massacre said in an interview that CNN rejected his proposal to discuss armed guards in schools and instead handed him a "scripted" question to ask during Wednesday night's town hall on gun rights.<p>Colton Haab, 17, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School junior …

Florida School Shooting

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the work …

Humanity

These 2 Words Are the Trick to Scoring a Flight Upgrade

British writer Tilly Bagshawe is the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her first, Adored, was a Jackie Collins-style …

Country Lifestyle

This Trump accuser’s story is well-supported and convincing. His response is not.

Trump’s latest statement on sexual misconduct allegations: call it the security camera defense.<p>The president of the United States offered his latest response on Tuesday to one of the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.<p>Rachel Crooks told the Washington Post on Monday that Trump …

Donald Trump

NRA head breaks silence to attack gun control advocates: 'They hate individual freedom'

Wayne LaPierre spoke at CPAC in the wake of the Florida school shooting, mounting an unrepentant defense of gun rights<p>How will gun control be discussed at a conference of conservatives this week? Follow developments in an experimental format for mobile<p>The head of the powerful National Rifle …

Guns

Second appeals court rules against Trump travel ban 3.0

The decision has no immediate effect due to the Supreme Court action.<p>A second federal appeals court has ruled against President Donald Trump's latest travel ban executive order, but the decision has already been overtaken by action at the Supreme Court.<p>The Richmond-based 4th Circuit Court of …

Donald Trump

Russian-backed peace talks endorse path for Syria, but opposition and Kurds stay away

BEIRUT — Russia launched a new effort Tuesday to resolve Syria’s war, but Syria’s opposition fears the effort will eclipse or even replace the existing U.N. peace process backed by the United States and its Western allies.<p>Hundreds of delegates gathered in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for what …

Middle East

First Trump State of the Union Address Makes Appeal for Unity

WASHINGTON — President Trump challenged Democrats on Tuesday night to join him in overhauling immigration policies and in rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure in his first State of the Union address.<p>Speaking to a joint session of Congress, Mr. Trump hailed what he called the “extraordinary …

Ji Seong-ho

How Trump Ranks In Popularity vs. Past Presidents

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Today’s theme song is “Ordinary Girl” from the television show “Clueless.”<p>Poll of the week<p>The …

8 brilliant innovations helping homeless populations around the world

Homelessness is widespread and hard to solve, affecting more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions around the world.<p>It's a complex …

Housing

‘Vision, Chutzpah and Some Testosterone’

<i>The Times editorial board has been sharply critical of the Trump presidency, on grounds of policy and personal conduct. Not all readers have been persuaded. In the spirit of open debate, and in hopes of helping readers who agree with us better understand the views of those who don’t, we wanted to</i> …

Donald Trump

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 …

Republicans

Davos: A rough guide to the World Economic Forum

<b>It's that time of year when the rich, powerful and downright famous head to Swiss mountain village to discuss the big issues of the day and attempt to put the world to rights.</b><p>The World Economic Forum (WEF) has grown from a small huddle in the 1970s, when it was started by the academic Klaus Schwab, …

Joseph Stiglitz

‘Washington Was About to Explode’: The Clinton Scandal, 20 Years Later

In 1998, news broke that upended politics and sent a presidency hurtling toward impeachment. Twenty years later, an all-star panel tries to make sense of that moment—and what it tells us about our own.<p>Most journalists experience indelible moments that color our thinking long after the story moves …

Donald Trump

Trump to meet lawmakers in search for immigration compromise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Tuesday with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in an uphill search for an election-year compromise on protecting thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.<p>Trump and his Republicans, who control the U.S. Congress, …

The psychiatrist who briefed Congress on Trump’s mental state: this is “an emergency”

The case for evaluating the president’s mental capacity — by force if necessary.<p>The longer Donald Trump is in office, the more he shocks and alarms us with his strange and extremely unpresidential behavior.<p>From the incoherent, fallacious interview he gave the New York Times on December 28, to …

BREAKING: Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Has Been ARRESTED in Iran!

Former President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested for “inciting unrest” according to various reports in the press. Most are based on the …

South Asia

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, Lee recommends five other types of workouts. They generate benefits that range from weight loss and muscle building to protecting your heart and brain and strengthening your bones.<p>The findings are detailed in a …

Tai Chi

The Vietnam War – Errors and Omissions – Episode Nine

The Richard Nixon Foundation looks forward to a national conversation about the Vietnam War.The Foundation believes it is vital that President Nixon, …

Daniel Ellsberg

The 14 Best Road Trips to Take in the Fall

There is more to see in the fall in the U.S. than just leaves changing color (although those are worth seeing, too). As the weather cools and gets …

Hiking

10 unique ways to experience the Grand Canyon

Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is nothing short of a natural spectacle. Millennia have carved a geological masterpiece rising 7,000 feet above …

Trump lawyer: Supreme Court will decide on presidential self-pardon

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation said Sunday it would be up to the Supreme Court to rule on whether presidents could pardon themselves.<p>Appearing on ABC's "This Week," Jay Sekulow repeatedly insisted there had been no discussion of …

Donald Trump

Scaramucci: Trump still doesn't accept intelligence conclusion on Russia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump remains unconvinced that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election, his new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said on Sunday.<p>"He basically said to me, 'Hey you know, this is, maybe they did it, maybe they didn't do it,'" …

Donald Trump