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This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

Never Trumpers Will Want to Read This History Lesson

In the 1850s, disaffected Democrats made the wrenching choice to leave their party to save American democracy. Here’s what happened.<p>“I was educated a Democrat from my boyhood,” a Republican delegate confided to his colleagues at Iowa’s constitutional convention in 1857. “Faithfully, I did adhere to …

Democratic Party

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

“He Could Go Down in History as the Man That Saved This Country”: Freed from Trump, Michael Cohen Sees a New Identity: National Hero

As Cohen is further distanced from the president, friends have been encouraging him to change his narrative. “Washington is actively pushing him away,” a person close to Cohen says. “At the same time, he has all these people telling him that he could change the course of the midterms, or …

An autopsy of the American dream

A conversation with “Tailspin” author Steven Brill.<p>Over the past 50 years, lots of things have changed in the United States. Here are a few examples.<p>1) A child’s chance of earning more than his or her parents has plummeted from 90 to 50 percent.<p>2) Earnings by the top 1 percent of Americans nearly …

China Just Handed the World a 111-Million-Ton Trash Problem

Few people consider used plastic to be a valuable global commodity. Yet China has imported 106 million tons of old bags, bottles, wrappers and …

Have an Intellectual Night In With the Best Documentaries on Netflix

Whether or not history is doomed to repeat itself, there is always something valuable to learn from the past. Thanks to Netflix, finding information …

The National Outrage Over Immigration Is Beginning to Get to Trump

The president met with House Republican lawmakers, pushed them to pass immigration reform, and indicated he would sign whichever bill reached his desk.<p>President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening addressed House Republican lawmakers on immigration, only to leave the conference with members grappling …

Donald Trump

More than 600 members of Jeff Sessions' church just charged him with violating church rules

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church have issued a formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow church member, charging that his "zero tolerance" policy on immigration violates church rules and may constitute child abuse.<p>The complaint charges Sessions …

United Methodist

Trump loses temper over border wall funding

The president complained in a private meeting that Senate Republicans won’t fully fund his wall — and threatened a shutdown in September.<p>President Donald Trump is getting frustrated with his administration’s own demands for border wall funding.<p>In a private meeting regarding the wall Monday, Trump …

Republicans

G.O.P. Moves to End Trump’s Family Separation Policy, but Can’t Agree How

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans moved on Tuesday to defuse an escalating political crisis over immigration, but failed to agree on how to end President Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from parents who cross illegally into the United States.<p>The Senate had one plan, and the …

Immigration

“Coco,” a Story About Borders and Love, Is a Definitive Movie for This Moment

One weekend last fall, my boyfriend, Andrew, whose favorite movies include “Deliverance” and the original “Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” went off to go see the Pixar movie “Coco,” by himself, and came back in a delirium of happy, wistful tears. “What’s going on with you?” I asked, watching him wheel …

Animation

‘Prepared for war’: As Mueller moves to finalize obstruction report, Trump’s allies ready for political battle

By Carol D. Leonnig<p>, Reporter<p>Robert Costa<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump’s lawyers and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III are hurtling toward a showdown over a year-long investigation into the president’s conduct, with Mueller pushing to write up his findings by summer’s end and Trump’s lawyers …

Donald Trump

I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my daughter.<p>She must be someone’s grandmother, I thought. She must be curious, as people often are.<p>Then she took one step toward me — pink fingernails, dark blond hair — and opened her mouth, e-nun-ci-a-ting each word.<p>“Speak English,” …

Language

Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his deal with North Korea's Kim Jong Un will save tens of millions of people from a potential nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board.<p>Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents …

Donald Trump

Jeff Sessions cited a Bible passage used by American slaveholders to defend Trump’s family separation policy

It’s rarely been used since the Civil War.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s family separation policy for asylum seekers by invoking a controversial passage in the Bible that’s rarely been cited since the Civil War because it was used by Southerners to defend slavery.<p>…

Conservative leaders finally turn on Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt is running out of friends: leaders of the conservative movementwho have fiercely defended Pruitt throughout his time running the …

What is Trump trying to hide by blaming Canada? The answer may be frightening.

Canada

10 Incredible Renewable Energy Stats From Around the Globe

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 12<p>The world is turning to renewable energy<p>If humanity wants to limit the rate of climate change and reduce …

The Potential Pitfalls of Sucking Carbon From the Atmosphere

Last week, Canadian company Carbon Engineering published research findings that show how carbon dioxide could be sucked up from the atmosphere for …

Corker slams GOP colleagues: 'We might poke the bear!'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker accused his party of cowering before President Donald Trump in an impassioned speech on the Senate floor Tuesday.<p>In an animated exchange, Corker -- who was trying to get a vote on an amendment as part of an ongoing debate over the Senate's defense bill …

Republicans

'An Unprecedented Scandal': How Newspapers Around the World Reacted to Trump's Behavior at the G-7 Summit

As President Donald Trump departed early from the G-7 summit in Quebec on Saturday, America’s closest allies were left reeling. Trump abruptly …

Pruitt aide resigns after she describes personal errands

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt laughed off questions about whether he used his office to try to help his wife get a "business opportunity" with Chick-fil-A, while a close aide abruptly resigned amid new ethics allegations against her boss.<p>Pruitt said in a …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Travel Ban Is in Trouble at the Supreme Court

Justice Kennedy’s ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case suggests the court’s next big decision might go badly for the president.<p>In a much-anticipated decision Monday morning, the Supreme Court ruled – by a vote of 7 to 2 – in favor of a Colorado baker who claimed his refusal to sell a wedding …

Why the extraordinary story of the last slave in America has finally come to light

“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. “For those who are afraid of who they must be, are but slaves in a trance.” For Garrison, the idea of the African diaspora as “living monuments” was to some extent figurative. …

Black History

Trump’s Reckoning Arrives

The president’s unpredictability once worked to his advantage—but now, it is producing a mounting list of foreign-policy failures.<p>“Gradually and then suddenly.” That was how one of Ernest Hemingway’s characters described the process of going bankrupt. The phrase applies vividly to the accumulating …

Geopolitics

Trump’s Handling Of North Korea Has Been One Of The Few Things Americans Liked About His Presidency

Scrapping the summit could have some political downsides.<p>President Trump’s decision to cancel his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un …

US senators couldn’t resist joking about Trump’s failed North Korea summit today

Mike Pompeo’s budget hearing couldn’t have happened on a worse day for American diplomacy. The US secretary of state appeared before the Senate’s Foreign Relations committee today, just after Donald Trump cancelled a much-anticipated summit with North Korea. The news was a blow for US strategy in …

North Korea

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!"<p>These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.<p>A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young …

The Brain

South America’s Most Luxurious Train Just Got a Little More Lavish

No mode of transportation is as romanticized as train travel, and there’s good reason why. Taking in breathtaking scenery while enjoying all of the …