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If There Was No Collusion, It Wasn’t for Lack of Trying

Donald Trump Jr. made clear he was willing to receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton from a Russian lawyer in a June 2016 meeting.<p>Since his presidential campaign was first alleged by critics to have colluded with the Russian government to undermine Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has been …

Donald Trump

The American South Will Bear the Worst of Climate Change’s Costs

Global warming will intensify regional inequality in the United States, according to a revolutionary new economic assessment of the phenomenon.<p>Climate change will aggravate economic inequality in the United States, essentially transferring wealth from poor counties in the Southeast and the Midwest …

Climate Change

7 All-American Books to Get You in the July 4 Spirit

Independence Day is upon us, and since Fourth of July weekend is <i>always</i> a highlight of the summer, we have a feeling you’re <i>more</i> than ready for the celebrations. You have the perfect red, white, and blue outfit planned, you’ve already researched the best place to catch the fireworks with your pals, …

Books

Trump seeks 15 percent corporate tax rate, even if it swells the national debt

President Trump is pursuing a drastic cut in the corporate tax rate, a move that is likely to grow the national debt and breach a long-held Republican goal of curbing federal borrowing.<p>The president has instructed advisers to propose cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, …

Republicans

The effects of climate change will force millions to migrate. Here’s what this means for human security.

Climate change is more than melting ice caps and swamped islands. The environmental effects of climate change — droughts, floods and severe weather, for instance — have increasingly put more people on the move.<p>In 2015, the U.N. Refugee Agency counted 65.3 million people around the world as …

Climate Change

New wave of Kennedys cresting across the country

CHICAGO — Chris Kennedy bares his teeth when he gets worked up, which was what happened in an interview when he described some of the outrage he says …

How Poverty Changes the Brain

The early results out of a Boston nonprofit are positive.<p>You saw the pictures in science class—a profile view of the human brain, sectioned by function. The piece at the very front, right behind where a forehead would be if the brain were actually in someone’s head, is the pre-frontal cortex. It …

Goal Setting

In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money

Generations ago, the American Indian Osage tribe was compelled to move. Not for the first time, white settlers pushed them off their land in the 1800s. They made their new home in a rocky, infertile area in northeast Oklahoma in hopes that settlers would finally leave them alone.<p>As it turned out, …

Sociology

World War I Letters Show Theodore Roosevelt’s Unbearable Grief After the Death of his Son

<i>Andrew Carroll, founder of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University), an archive of wartime letters from every U.S. conflict, is the</i> …

Why It’s So Hard to Get Ahead in the South

In Charlotte and other Southern cities, poor children have the lowest odds of making it to the top income bracket of kids anywhere in the country. Why?<p>CHARLOTTE—Shamelle Jackson moved here from Philadelphia, hoping to find work opportunities and better schools for her four children, who range in …

Income Inequality

Wednesday’s ceremony will mark completion of nine-month renovation of most sacred monument in Christianity<p>The restored tomb in which Jesus’s body is believed to have been interred after his crucifixion will be officially unveiled at a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old …

Archaeology

This unassuming British woman unlocked ‘Crime and Punishment’ and many other Russian masterpieces

Constance Garnett didn’t even speak Russian until age 29<p>For years, the works of Russia’s towering men of letters—Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, …

A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

Political Science

Ta-Nehisi Coates: “I’m a big believer in chaos”

Coates on Obama, Trump, atheism, and becoming the guy “white people read to show they know something.”<p>Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book, <i>Between the World and Me</i>, won the National Book Award. He’s writing the (awesome) <i>Black Panther</i> series for Marvel. He’s a certified MacArthur Genius. And he’s a writer at the …

Bill Clinton

The Lakers Love Basketball

Much of what you need to know about the Lakers — these Lakers, now mercifully absent Kobe’s interminable farewell tour and free of Byron Scott’s …

The Beauty of Marc Gasol, at the Heart of Grit ’n’ Grind

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>King of the Court</i><i>, our daily celebration of the best performances in basketball from the night that was. We’ll be keeping track of the best</i> …

Basketball

Should we even go there? Historians on comparing fascism to Trumpism

Last Thursday, an 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor recorded a video which promptly went viral. She compared “the humiliation, the demonization of others” and “the attempt to bring out the worst traits in people” in contemporary Austrian politics to her own experience of fascism. Gertrude – her last …

Political Science

The Tragic, Forgotten History of Black Military Veterans

In the week after the election, the Equal Justice Initiative, of Montgomery, Alabama, released a new report—a fifty-three-page addendum to last year’s “Lynching in America,” an unprecedentedly thorough survey of American racial violence and terror between 1877 and 1950. Drawing on small-town …

Black History

When FDR Turned Off the National Christmas Tree

In the wake of Pearl Harbor and the onset of World War II, President Roosevelt turned an unlit tree into a symbol of unity—and a reminder of hardship …

Big government helped make America great but it was so successful its effect has become invisible. Anti-Washington hatred helps only the super-rich and puts progress at risk for millions living with wage stagnation and rising inequality<p><i>Do you remember, your President Nixon?</i><p><i>Do you remember, the</i> …

Great Depression

NBA star gave up his entire career to care for his pregnant wife diagnosed with brain tumor

Last month, New Orleans Pelicans star Jrue Holiday stepped away from the game he loves for something he loves a lot more -- his family.<p>His wife, former U.S. women's soccer star Lauren Holiday, was diagnosed with a brain tumor while pregnant. Her treatment was delayed until she could safely deliver …

In the year of Trump and Brexit, education has become the greatest divide of all – splitting voters into two increasingly hostile camps. But don’t assume this is simply a clash between the ignorant and the enlightened<p>On 23 February, Donald Trump stood before a rally of cheering supporters to …

Political Science

Hornets' Nicolas Batum: We got better in the offseason

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Nicolas Batum was asked for his input on the Charlotte Hornets potentially trading for guard Marco Belinelli, his response was swift and definitive.<p>"Do it right now," Batum excitedly told his head coach Steve Clifford.<p>Batum believes that with the addition of Belinelli, …

Clinton Won The Debate, Which Means She’s Likely To Gain In The Polls

If she doesn’t, Trump could be tough to beat.<p>Democrats woke up on Monday to a spate of bad polls for Hillary Clinton, which brought Donald Trump to …

Amid death threats, Kaepernick says he'll donate $1 million to charity

Colin Kaepernick is putting his money where his knee is.<p>The 49ers quarterback — who has sat or knelt during the national anthem before every game …

Mobile Banking

Trumpism Is the Symptom of a Gravely Ill Constitution

No matter what happens in November, the sickness may be terminal.<p>In less than two months, the American experiment in constitutional self-government may hit the wall of history. Even if the disaster of a Trump presidency is averted, this fall’s presidential campaign suggests that the United States …

Political Science

Everton vs Middlesbrough: Ronald Koeman continues repair job as Toffees close in on leaders Manchester City

For vast swathes of last season, the hardest working part of Everton was Roberto Martinez’s tongue as he tried to convince the world – and probably …

Soccer