Andy Ross

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The definitive Trump-Russia timeline of events

Follow our timeline of events on the Trump administration's ties to Russia.<p>Four Trump campaign officials have now been charged or entered guilty pleas as a result of the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>Moscow, at the behest of Russian President Vladimir …

Donald Trump

The battle that created Germany

hermann the german<p>The battle that created Germany<p>Archaeologists have made a fascinating discovery that could rewrite the history of a legendary …

World History

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 …

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

Paul Manafort’s Lucrative Ukraine Years Are Central to the Russia Probe

Jim Slattery arrived at the Stalin-era presidential headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine, with an unusual gift for the nation’s strongman leader: a bust of …

The City

What Makes a Genius?

MagazineGenius<p>Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues.<p><b>The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia</b> houses an array of singular medical specimens. On the lower level the fused livers of 19th-century …

The smartphone is eventually going to die — this is Mark Zuckerberg's crazy vision for what comes next

At last week's Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, California, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his ambitious 10-year plan for the company, first revealed in April 2016.<p>Here's the current version of that roadmap, revealed by Zuckerberg last week:<p>Basically, Zuckerberg uses this road map to …

Mark Zuckerberg

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel

By Adam Entous ,<p>Adam Entous<p>Reporter who wrote about national security, foreign policy and intelligence.<p>Bio<p>Greg Miller ,<p>Greg Miller<p>Reporter covering national security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Kevin Sieff and<p>Kevin Sieff<p>Latin America Correspondent<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Karen DeYoung<p>Karen DeYoung<p>Associate editor and …

Trump Administration

Trump's Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, descended into Baghdad on Monday, the highest-profile passenger aboard his military aircraft was neither a seasoned Iraq hand nor even someone who'd visited the country before.<p>It was Jared Kushner, the 36-year-old commercial …

Jared Kushner

One Year On, Aung San Suu Kyi Struggles to Unite a Fractured Myanmar

There’s a man named John, aged somewhere in his 50s, who sometimes loiters near the entrance to the headquarters of the National League for Democracy …

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Google’s Plan to Engineer the Next Silicon Valleys | Backchannel

<b>Vu Van is a CEO</b> in San Francisco. Born in Vietnam, she is a member of the auspicious class of Silicon Valley founders who are immigrants — among US …

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever

Can billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional?<p>On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above the rest of Los Angeles, Norman Lear’s living room was jammed with powerful people eager to learn the secrets of longevity. When the symposium’s first …

How two companies hooked customers on rarely used products

Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), has a quirky way of deciding which companies he likes. It’s called “The Toothbrush Test.” According to the New York Times, when Page looks at a potential company to acquire, he wants to know if the product is, like a toothbrush, …

The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency

How Robert Mercer exploited America’s populist insurgency.<p>Last month, when President Donald Trump toured a Boeing aircraft plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, he saw a familiar face in the crowd that greeted him: Patrick Caddell, a former Democratic political operative and pollster who, for …

Teaching robots how to trust

The word “trust” pops up a lot in conversations about human-robot interactions. In recent years, it’s crossed an important threshold from the philosophical fodder of sci-fi novels into real-world concern.<p>Robots have begun to play an increasing role in life and death scenarios, from rescue missions …

How the CIA Forgot the Art of Spying

With the war on terror came a new, more militarized way of gathering intelligence. But now, America needs the kind of spooks who can work the cocktail party circuit—more James Bond, less Jason Bourne.<p><b>It was in a CIA station in Europe in 2005 that I</b> realized how much was changing about American …

5 Books That Recruiters Say You Must Read — Even if You Don't Need a Job

Headhunters say books by Malcolm Gladwell, Phil Knight, Martin Ford, and ex-Navy Seals will help you find a job and navigate any career field.<p>Whether …

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Bill Gates

Winners and losers in Trump's first budget plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump's proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical …

Is Your Stuff Safe in the Cloud?

Storing documents in a private cloud that you access from home is one way to minimize risk of hacking<p>By<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@geoffreyfowler<p>geoffreyfowler<p>Google+<p>Geoffrey.Fowler@wsj.com<p>Have you seen the headlines lately? Hacking and surveillance are …

Personal Data

Kellyanne’s Alternative Universe

Will the truth ever catch up with Trump’s most skilled spin artist?<p>Even in triumph, Kellyanne Conway nursed a grudge. As she reflected on Donald Trump’s November victory, she made clear that she hadn’t forgotten how people treated her back when they thought she was a sure loser. Their attitude …

Inside Donald Trump's War Against the State

At 6:35 a.m. on March 4, President Donald Trump launched an attack against the government of the United States. Deploying his favorite weapon, …

The Man Who Wants to Unmake the West

Europeans are starting to worry that Steve Bannon has the EU in his cross hairs. Here’s how the White House could genuinely help pull it apart.<p><b>It was the day after Britain voted to leave the</b> European Union in June, and the Western world was still absorbing the shock. With no clear plan for what …

Donald Trump’s Worst Deal

The President helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.<p>Heydar Aliyev Prospekti, a broad avenue in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, connects the airport to the city. The road is meant to highlight Baku’s …

Baku

Trump's Alpha Male Foreign Policy

I spoke with three of the Alpha Ladies of national security, and they are not impressed.<p>Forget America First or the new nationalism or any of the other isms that have been offered as explanations for Donald Trump’s emerging foreign policy.<p>Want to really understand Trump’s philosophy of …

Foreign Policy

I'm a Silicon Valley liberal, and I traveled across the country to interview 100 Trump supporters — here's what I learned

After the election, I decided to talk to 100 Trump voters from around the country. I went to the middle of the country, the middle of the state, and talked to many online.<p>This was a surprisingly interesting and helpful experience — I highly recommend it. With three exceptions, I found something to …