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Still in Trump's Washington, some retiring Republicans go rogue

Nearly four dozen GOP members are leaving at the end of the session (or even earlier). But many aren't waiting until then to start speaking their minds.<p>WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania became the first House Republican to formally back legislation to protect …

Republicans

Trump’s Lifelong Addiction

It’s not alcohol, or even women. It’s his lawyers, and they’re now his biggest vulnerability.<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged that Donald Trump has a thing about women. In addition to his three wives, there are scores, perhaps hundreds, possibly <i>thousands</i> of women he’s hit on, dated, married, …

Donald Trump

40 Sea Gulls Wrecked His Hotel Room. 17 Years Later, a Pepperoni Pardon.

Nick Burchill has been called “the worst hotel guest ever.”<p>It isn’t because he left a suitcase filled with pepperoni in a hotel room in Canada in 2001.<p>It’s because, as Mr. Burchill tells it, he left it next to an open window and about 40 sea gulls invaded the room, drawn by the smell of the cured …

Nova Scotia

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Guns

The “Muslim ban” president is about to give a speech on Islam. In Saudi Arabia.

What could go wrong?<p>For US presidents, their first big overseas trip is basically a debutante ball: It’s meant to introduce the new president on the world stage and induct them into the high society of powerful world leaders. And for most US presidents, it’s an important but still relatively …

Donald Trump

Meet the woman who painted in a one-room shack and became a national treasure

Born with debilitating arthritis, Maud Lewis became a renowned artist<p>In 1965, when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) visited the one-room …

17 Pearls of French Fashion Wisdom: Parisian Style

<i>In Paris over the last several years I have learned how to “put myself together.” The saleswomen as well as my good Parisian friend, Sabine, have</i> …

France

The secret to getting on with the French: what 30 years in the country has taught me

On the eve of my 30th year in France, I hear Britons ask: “How do you get on with the French?” Well, I sleep with one of them, so that’s OK. “And the other 66,627,001?” In the main, fruitfully. In a bout of goodwill to all men, here’s how:<p>Shake all hands; make to kiss any advancing cheek, male or …

If Hillary Clinton Groped Men

Is there a double standard for women in politics?<p>Imagine if it were Hillary Clinton who had had five children by three husbands, who had said it was fine to refer to her daughter as a “piece of ass,” who participated in a radio conversation about oral sex in a hot tub, who rated men based on their …

Government

US election: My secret life as a Texan Trump supporter

<b>In March this year, I received an email informing me that my 2003 Cadillac DeVille had had an urgent safety recall. I was told to take it straight to my local dealer in Texas for a free repair.</b><p>This would have been unremarkable, except that I live in north London and do not own, and have never shown …

North London

Provins

UNESCO-classified Provins, 80km east of Paris (1h25 by train), is one of the most intact medieval walled towns in France. Apart from its captivating …

France

14 Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip to Paris

As Audrey Hepburn famously said in the film <i>Sabrina</i>, "Paris is always a good idea." We couldn't agree more.<p>Whether you know it as the city of light, love or one of your bucket list destinations, Paris will leave you longing to return for more.<p>Our deal experts have strolled along the Champs-Elysees, …

How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris

By Lily Heise, Condé Nast Traveler<p><b>How to greet someone:</b><p>Start off on the right foot by greeting people with "bonjour" (hello). It's not only polite to do when you're introduced directly to someone, but also when you go into a shop, when you're first approached by a waiter at a restaurant, even when …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

15 Things NOT To Do In Paris

It's impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn't worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel …

How to NOT Look Like an Idiot in Paris

Feeling like you’re being judged by locals every time you visit Paris? You’re probably right. But know this: Every time a Parisian shoots you a dirty …

The 6 Streets I Walk Down Every Time I'm in Paris

<i>Photo: Thinkstock</i><p>By Christine Amorose<p>Paris is a city of curving rues and hidden alleys, cobblestone and courtyards. There’s no grid system with …