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Trump stumbling in Wisconsin as forces coalesce against him

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Next Tuesday's Wisconsin presidential primary is emerging as a crucial lifeline for Republicans desperate to stop Donald Trump's march to their party's nomination. One of his worst weeks of the 2016 campaign is colliding with a state already skeptical of his brash brand of …

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Republican Turmoil Has Historians Straining for Parallels

Mitt Romney’s political assault on Donald J. Trump on Thursday was so savage that historians strained to recall any precedent in American politics, with a major party’s former nominee blistering his party’s leading presidential candidate in such a personal and sweeping fashion.<p>Al Smith, who in 1928 …

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Thinks They're Fat (From Someone Who Is)

Darling,<p>I know how difficult things have gotten—how cold and raw your days have become. And I have never loved you more than I do today.<p>Because I …

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About in March

This is a crazy month for science fiction and fantasy books. There’s a new Robert J. Sawyer mind-bender, and Catherynne M. Valente’s last fairyland …

12 Cool Trends That Will Hit Your Kitchen in 2018

Minimalism is the key word here.<p>Since most families congregate in the kitchen, it's not a bad idea to keep the technology and design in this space updated. That's why we're giving you a head's up: Next year, it's going to be all about dark colors, customization and convenience.

Science Says That Even if You Exercise More and Eat Less, You'll Be Bigger Than Your Parents

Turns out the good ol' days really were better.


Could the Universe Be Lopsided?

One hundred years ago, Einstein re-envisioned space and time as a rippling, twisting, flexible fabric called spacetime. His theory of general …


Elizabeth Warren Just Showed Democrats How to Talk About Race in America

In the modern-day fight against racial inequality, activists and policymakers alike should look to the past to change the present.That's the message …

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The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 1

Start the day with proper baked beans, porridge or a good egg with recipes from top chefs including Tom Kerridge and Blanche Vaughan<p>The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 2 The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 3 The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 4<p>Blanche Vaughan’s soft-boiled egg with anchovy …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …


Ryan Adams’s 1989 and the mansplaining of Taylor Swift

Despite good intentions, Ryan Adams’s 1989 has enabled dozens of music journalists to mansplain Taylor Swift’s own album to her.<p>When I first heard …

Pope unlikely to sway top US critics on climate

<b>The Pope's plea to tackle climate change is likely to get a cool reception from some key energy politicians in the US.</b><p>Republican Marsha Blackburn, the second-highest ranking member on the House energy committee, says the jury is still out on global warming.<p>Pope Francis is to speak on the subject in …

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Carly Fiorina Aims to Foil Attacks on Her Record as a C.E.O.

Carson will not apologize for Muslim remark

Ben Carson will not take back his comment in a recent interview that a Muslim should not be president, the Republican presidential candidate's business manager said Monday morning. And Carson has nothing to clarify, he added.<p>In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" that aired Sunday, Carson told …