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Pence says he hasn't discussed invoking the 25th Amendment

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview airing Sunday that he has not discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.<p>"No. Never," Pence told CBS's "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan when asked if he'd had conversations about …

Donald Trump

As the accusations against Harvey Weinstein multiplied, one Hollywood producer found herself implicated in a web of complicity. Jill Messick’s story illustrates the complexities of a toxic culture, and of the movement dedicated to fixing it.<p>It was last October that the news hit, and it came in a …

Harvey Weinstein

The Bullet in My Arm

I grew up in a gun-loving town in Alabama. My grandfather’s store sells firearms. But only after I was shot did I begin to understand America’s complicated relationship with guns.<p>I was shot on a Sunday. It was late and it was hot and I was 21, on my way home from dinner during summer break. I’d …

Gun Control

Your Best Parenting Advice: From Meddling Parents To Poop Management

What do you wish you'd known before becoming a parent?<p>In May, we asked our audience this question at the start of How To Raise A Human, our month-long special series on how to make parenting easier.<p>More than 1,000 moms and dads opened up about the struggles and joys of raising children of all ages, …

Parenting

FBI releases FISA warrant for former Trump campaign aide Carter Page

Politics News<p>The FBI on Saturday made public redacted documents related to the electronic surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, who was at the center of a controversy over how the FBI sought the secretive warrant.<p>The documents released Saturday appear to discount claims made by …

News

Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who provided key votes for same sex-marriage, abortion access and affirmative action, will retire from the Supreme Court.<p>The retirement is effective July 31, Kennedy said in a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday.<p>Kennedy's decision …

Anthony Kennedy

How big corporations are — and aren't — fighting global warming

Major companies in the U.S. and worldwide are increasingly taking steps to lower the carbon footprint of what they produce, how they ship goods, and …

Electric Vehicles

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Siblings

The Strange Cocoon of Trump and Hannity, Two Friends Who Like to Talk Before Bed

The call to the White House comes after ten o’clock most weeknights, when <i>Hannity</i> is over. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Sean Hannity …

Federal Tax Cuts Leave States in a Bind

The federal tax overhaul cut taxes for millions of American families and businesses. But the law also had an unintended effect: raising the state-tax bite in nearly every state that has an income tax.<p>Now, governors and state legislators are contending with how to adjust their own tax codes to …

Retirement

The Future of Therapy: Becoming Someone Else in VR

In a Barcelona lab, two researchers are using virtual simulations to build empathy and understanding, from body-swapping to sessions with Freud<p>I am standing alone in a sparsely furnished living room when a man I’ve never seen before walks in. He takes several strides in my direction, his footsteps …

Living Rooms

Do Democrats Want an Anti-Trump, or Their Own Trump?

Gwen Graham could be Florida’s first female governor and a national leader in her party—but only if earnestness hasn’t gone out of style.<p>If scientists engineered the polar opposite of Donald Trump, a bizarro-world version of the rage-tweeting, fancy-living, drama-stirring mogul-turned-president, …

Florida

How Puerto Rico's Debt Created A Perfect Storm Before The Storm

Before Hurricane Maria hit last September, Puerto Rico was battered by the forces of another storm — a financial storm.<p>The island's own government borrowed billions of dollars to pay its bills, a practice that Puerto Rico's current governor, Ricardo Rosselló, now calls "a big Ponzi scheme."<p>But it …

Caribbean

By Karen Heller<p>Karen Heller<p>National general features writer for Style<p>Email Bio Follow<p>NEW YORK — The world is wretched with weak men. Slouchers, slackers, chumps, low-status dudes who have amassed a crumpled pile of inferior habits and made the world a messier place.<p>Or so Jordan Peterson will tell …

Jordan Peterson

Jeff Bezos v the world: why all companies fear 'death by Amazon'

I see them as kind of a great white shark. You don’t really want to mess with them Rachel Greer, former product manager<p>The computer on which this article was written is sitting on a laptop stand that tells you everything you need to know about how Amazon does business. At $19.99 (£14.99) a pop, the …

Jeff Bezos

Workplace niceness can have nasty side effects

Imagine that eight people walk into a meeting to discuss an important strategic decision for their company. They’re all well-versed in the challenge they face. But two members of the group hold some key piece of information or a perspective that not everybody has considered. Everyone knows, for …

How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There - WSJ

HAMILTON, Ohio—Jobs at the paper mills and safe manufacturers on this stretch of the Great Miami River mostly dried up by the early 2000s, leaving behind closed factories and an abandoned downtown.<p>Today, a spruced-up waterfront, loft apartments and help-wanted signs give the appearance of economic …

Lofts

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and profit.<p>Roughly one-third of those companies are regularly featured in <i>Fortune</i> …

General Electric

Dense urbanism is great for downtowns. But what about suburbs?

Urbanist Brent Toderian reflects on which suburbs can be saved and made more walkable.<p>Post-war America has largely been built around cars. Many existing cities (including my home of Seattle) permanently scarred themselves with new urban freeways. Newer cities were oriented around freeways, …

The Most Inclusive U.S. Cities, Mapped

A new report finds where post-1980 economic growth has been accompanied by inclusion of low-income residents and communities of color.<p>Heads up, cities: Economic growth does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with economic and racial inclusion.<p>That’s the finding of a new, in-depth analysis by the Urban …

“He’s Never Been Happier”: Inside the Red-Pilling of Kanye West

The new right’s message of radical self-reliance and rejection of identity politics could be appealing to a certain brand of self-made superstar—and nobody has had their eyes opened as wide as Kanye West. “It’s not, ‘Oh, Kanye is [saying] socialism sucks. Kanye is realizing Democrats are the real …

Border patrol violence: US paid $60m to cover claims against the agency

<b>Exclusive:</b> analysis of more than a decade of official data reveals government paid settlements after deaths, alleged assaults and wrongful detention<p>The US government has paid out more than $60m in legal settlements where border agents were involved in deaths, driving injuries, alleged assaults and …

Border Patrol

Hopes and trauma in Mexico's migrant caravan

<b>With many tears and much trepidation, the migrants prepared to set off on foot for the final short stage of their long journey to the US border.</b><p>The patience of the many children among their number was striking - although perhaps weariness was the real explanation.<p>One little girl stood quietly as a …

Injecting Drugs Can Ruin a Heart. How Many Second Chances Should a User Get?

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Jerika Whitefield’s memories of the infection that almost killed her are muddled, except for a few. Her young children peering at her in the hospital bed. Her stepfather wrapping her limp arms around the baby. Her whispered appeal to a skeptical nurse: “Please don’t let me die. I …

Heart Surgery

The Puzzle of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

How a bright, competent and likable young operative became the face of the most duplicitous press operation in White House history.<p><b>Sarah Huckabee Sanders is best known to the</b> American public for running the White House daily briefing, a televised performance in which, without so much as raising her …

The White House

Practicing Presence: Simple Self-Care Strategies for Teachers

Table of Contents<p>Preface: Overwhelmed to Optimistic ix<p>Acknowledgments xiii<p>Introduction: The Practice of Presence: Paths to Mindful Teaching 1<p>Chapyer …

Puerto Rico continues to struggle as its blackout becomes the second largest in world history

Friday, April 20 will mark seven months since Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Are things getting any better on the island? It really …

How To Make Your Office Recycle In 7 Steps

Recycling is becoming more and more commonplace, but it still isn't everywhere: According to the Environmental Protection Agency, we only recycle …