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The Annual Military Students Ball in Moscow: Pictures

Moscow

This is what the hours after being deported look like

Less than 48 hours ago, Luz María was removed from the US after 25 years. She’s now in Tijuana, the bustling border city that has become the land of the deported<p>Luz María Hernández gazes blankly across the shaded courtyard, clutching a cellphone in one hand and a sodden handkerchief in the other. …

Immigration

Want Proof That Patience Pays Off? Ask the Founders of This 17-Year-Old $525 Million Email Empire

Ben Chestnut and his team at MailChimp built an amazing business and became Inc.'s Company of the Year. It only took them 17 years.<p>It's a beautiful day in his neighborhood, and Ben Chestnut is thinking about pain.<p>Late-afternoon sun is shining on Atlanta's BeltLine, an abandoned train track …

Startups

Why Everyone's Obsessed with Cheese Tea

<i>Cheese</i> and <i>tea</i>: two words that go unnoticed separately but together might cause a double take. But trust us when we say cheese tea is the drink you'll …

Recipes

The Surprising Origins of 5 Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights that begins this year on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 12, commemorates the rededication of the …

Christmas

Preliminary exit poll results: How different groups voted in Alabama

Regardless of those views, a small majority of voters said the allegations were “a minor factor” or “not a factor” in their vote, while about 4 in 10 said the allegations were an important factor.<p>Under 1 in 10, notably, said the allegations against Moore were the single most important factor in …

Elections

Veterans Charity Raises Millions to Help Those Who’ve Served. But Telemarketers Are Pocketing Most of It.

The warning was prophetic.<p>Maurice Levite sat in a modest office in Falls Church, Virginia, about a decade ago, and cautioned his longtime friend, Brian Arthur Hampton, against continuing to use telemarketers to fund his small veterans charity.<p>With the help of his fundraisers-for-hire, Hampton had …

Corruption

Who is Doug Jones? Civil Rights activist, attorney and University of Alabama alumni

MONTGOMERY -- Doug Jones special election victory over Roy Moore marks the first time Alabama has elected a Democrat to the Senate in 25 years.<p>But who is Jones?<p>Here's a primer on the newly elected Democratic Senator:<p>One day in 1973, Doug Jones was in a cotton tie mill in Fairfield's steel works, …

Crime

How Mayor Ed Lee remade San Francisco in Big Tech’s image

Lee’s focus on tech jobs exacerbated an ongoing housing crisis<p>Yesterday was the rare San Francisco day when you couldn't find anyone with a gripe against the city’s top politician, Mayor Ed Lee. Lee's tenure ended, abruptly, at 1:11 in the morning of December 12th when he was pronounced dead at …

San Francisco

War Over 'The Conjuring': The Disturbing Claims Behind a Billion-Dollar Franchise

A legal spat reveals the real-life demonologists in the $1.2 billion-grossing horror movies may not have been nearly as pious as they're …

Jerry Sandusky

Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too

He threatened to shut down “Frida” if I didn’t comply with his demands.

Harvey Weinstein

The 12 Biggest Health Trends Of 2017, Ranked

Sunrise alarm clocks, cooling sheets, the Whole30 diet, and more. Plus, which trends are bound to stick around through 2018.<p>It seems like the year 2017 has come and (almost) gone in the blink of an eye. And in that year, wellness trends took a turn for the creative.<p><b>MORE:</b> The Worst New Year's …

Health

The Friday Night Lights effect

Allen High School’s football team has transformed this once-small Texas town<p>In a state that often boasts about size, no town does big bigger than Allen, Texas.<p>A suburb northeast of Dallas, Allen is home to the state’s largest high school, both in terms of enrollment (6,664teenagers) and campus size …

Texas

Prepping for the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival: Pictures

Winter Olympics

Daisy Ridley of 'Star Wars' on Insta-Bullies, Disney Execs, and Living Up to Rey

Daisy Ridley enters the tiny Montreal vegan sushi joint with a singsongy “<i>Bonjour</i>!”—she’s learning French while in town filming an adaptation of the dystopian YA trilogy <i>Chaos Walking</i>. So far she’s mastered key phrases necessary for a meal. A cheerful “<i>excusez-moi</i>” gets a grin from the young waiter …

Daisy Ridley

The Little Parts of a Basketball Game Are What Make the NBA So Fun

The first person in my neighborhood growing up who had a basketball hoop was this boy named Barry who lived across the street from me. His dad put it …

Basketball

13 Yummy Christmas Cookies from Around the World

Heaping plates of Christmas cookies are basically synonymous with the holidays. It seems that nearly every country around the globe has their own variation of the holiday classic. In fact, some of these regions have been making a version for hundreds of years. If you’re looking for a way to …

Dessert

The 9 words that defined 2017

From fidget spinners to feminism, 2017 was a year unlike any other.<p>And although it's hard to find a single word to sum up the entire year, there are certain words that popped up time and time again, shaping the way we talk about current events and enriching our conversations.<p>Several dictionaries …

Language

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee has died

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, a champion of housing, civil rights and immigration issues, died Tuesday at 65, his office said in a brief statement issued to local news media.<p>“It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 …

San Francisco

Inside Trump’s legal team: Trying to protect the president from Mueller’s ‘killers’

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team of a dozen-plus lawyers and investigators have proven stealthy in their wide-ranging Russia probe. They have surprised the White House with one indictment after another, and summoned President Trump’s confidants for lengthy interviews. In the case …

Donald Trump

How to Be Honest When the Truth Feels Risky

If we’re being honest, I lie all the time. I lie about why I’m late, why I’m bailing, where I’m going, what I was doing when I didn’t pick up the …

Relationships

Boston. Racism. Image. Reality: The Spotlight team takes on our hardest question

Google the phrase “Most racist city,” and Boston pops up more than any other place, time and time again.<p>It may be easy to write that off as a …

Democrats

Why having white teeth doesn’t mean they are healthy

Having gleaming white teeth might look more attractive, it doesn’t mean they are in better condition.<p>Most of us would like to have a gleaming white smile, filled with teeth that would make a Hollywood actor proud. Studies show that 18-52% of people are dissatisfied with the colour of their teeth.<p>In …

Beauty

The Predictions Are In—These Are the Biggest Home Décor Trends of 2018

While we may want our homes to feel timeless and our décor to last forever, there's no denying that trends play a large role in our decorating …

Home Decorating

This Is How Steve Bannon And Breitbart Tried To Sabotage Twitter

For more than a year before he became Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Steve Bannon sought to wage war against Twitter, tasking Milo Yiannopoulos and other Breitbart News employees to look into editorial, financial, and legal ways they could harm the Jack Dorsey–led social network.<p><b>Steve Bannon and</b> …

Steve Bannon