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James Comey's Rough Reception at Howard University

The former FBI director has been at the center of controversy for months, but protestors at the historically black university on Friday focused on his history of comments about race and policing.<p><i>This story was updated on September 23, 2017 at 9:54 p.m.</i><p>The start of the school year can be tough for …

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The beginner’s guide to cutting out sugar

If you had to pick a public health enemy number one, you could make a <i>very</i> strong case for (or really, against) sugar.<p>The sweet stuff’s been deemed …

How the Self-Esteem Craze Took Over America

In 1991, a children’s book called <i>The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-Esteem</i> was published. Written by Diane Loomans and illustrated by Kim Howard, <i>The</i> …

How Lego clicked: the brand that reinvented itself

The revival of Lego has been hailed as the greatest turnaround in corporate history, ousting Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand. Johnny Davis reports<p>From its founding in 1932 until 1998, Lego had never posted a loss. By 2003 it was in big trouble. Sales were down 30% year-on-year and it was …

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As Kenya’s Election Season Kicks Off, Can Anybody Stop the Violence?

World<p>As commuters in the heart of Nairobi hustle past one another on River Road at the end of a recent workday, young men are buying machetes in a …

Why Is America Obsessed With Perfecting Its Teeth?

Metal-Mouths<p>America’s obsession with perfecting its teeth.<p>Photographs by Bobby Doherty<p>“<b>Start check!” a technician</b> called, and Dr. Ben Burris stood up …

Location, Location, Location: A Brief Personal History of House Moving by Jeannie Vanasco

The Whole Christian Life Every Sunday

A well-planned worship service is a tremendous blessing to those who participate in it. A well-planned service is not necessarily one in which the …

Evangelical Christianity

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Michael Rooker met Mary Poppins, y'all

Yondu has met Mary Poppins, y’all, and there’s a picture to prove it.<p><i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> star Michael Rooker was one of the highlights of …

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Watch the Bird Photo Booth 2.0 Kickstarter campaign video:<p>Closer than ever before<p>See life through a new lens<p>Bird Photo Booth 2.0’s innovative design …

The Doomsday Scam

The hunt for the ultimate weapon began in January 2014, when Abu Omar, a smuggler who fills shopping lists for the Islamic State, met a jihadist commander in Tal Abyad, a Syrian town near the Turkish border. The Islamic State had raised its black flag over Tal Abyad several days before, and the …

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The View From The White House As A Mass Shooting Unfolds

<i>A version of this article was originally published on June 21, following the shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. It is being republished after yet another mass shooting at a community college in Oregon.</i><p>WASHINGTON -- On the morning of December 14, 2012, as news trickled …

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The Astronauts and the ‘Nutella Incident’

Their persistently cheery e-mail updates [from the crew in the Hawaii-based simulation] raise a question: Does a happy crew tell NASA anything …

Bill Withers: The Soul Man Who Walked Away

In 1970 the singer was a guy in his thirties with a job and a lunch pail. Then he wrote 'Ain't No Sunshine,' and things got complicated<p>On a clear …

Surely you can’t be serious: An oral history of Airplane!

Imitation is considered the sincerest form of flattery, but when it comes to parody, that’s a bit more hit-or-miss. This is particularly evident …

The Tragic Love Story Behind America’s First Ebola Victim

<i>In an adaptation from her new book, My Spirit Took You In, author Louise Troh recalls the day her longtime love Thomas Eric Duncan arrived in Dallas from Liberia, where she had left nine children behind to make a better life in America—and where Duncan had unknowingly contracted Ebola. As the</i> …

Living Rooms

Overwhelmed? Here are 3 Strategies to Multiply Your Time.

Stressed? These strategies will multiply your time and free you to focus on your mission. (Image by Renjith Krishnan.)<p>It’s been more than three years …

Why Did Jodon Romero Kill Himself On Live Television?

Last September, a car chase through Arizona turned from afternoon diversion to tragedy to referendum on media ethics, but lost in the noise was any sense of who was on the run or why. This is the story behind the spectacle.<p>No one knows for sure how long Jodon Romero had been pacing outside that …

Searching For Anything But Bobby Fischer At School Scrabble Nationals

There are 45 tables set up down in Exhibit Hall C of the Woodley Park Marriott in Washington, D.C., a hotel roughly the size of the Pentagon. Each …

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Everest Maxed Out

An hour above high camp on the Southeast Ridge of Everest, Panuru Sherpa and I passed the first body. The dead climber was on his side, as if napping in the snow, his head half covered by the hood of his parka, goose down blowing from holes torn in his insulated pants. Ten minutes later we stepped …