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The Lessons of Obamacare

What Republicans should have learned, but haven't.<p>On January 6, President Barack Obama sat down with us for one of his final interviews before leaving the White House. The subject was the Affordable Care Act — the legislation that has come to carry his name and define his legacy.<p>It was strange …

Health Care

Hawaii judge who blocked travel ban: Who is Derrick Watson?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal judge in Hawaii is making headlines after temporarily freezing President Donald Trump's revised ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries.<p>In a 43-page ruling, US District Court Judge Derrick Watson issued a scathing rebuke just hours before Trump's revised travel ban …

Immigration
Federal Budget

In Trump Budget, More for Military, as His Supporters May Lose Out

To construct an “America First” budget, the initial trade-off for President Trump was fairly obvious: The military and veterans would get more of what they want or need, while diplomats and foreign countries would have to make do with less.<p>But in his first spending blueprint since taking office, …

Budget Deficit

Winners and losers in Trump's first budget plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump's proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and an array of international and cultural programs — from Appalachia to the arts — would take big hits, among the many parts of the …

Health Care

The Grays of Our Lives

On clothes, color, and anxiety.<p>Looking back, I should have realized it sooner, this problem that I have. The only excuse I can give is that introspection often takes time, and it’s only slowly that one recognizes an obsession, though signs of it may appear everywhere.<p>I had an important meeting to …

Brush Strokes

My Mother’s Murder

These are some of the earliest memories I have of my mother:<p>I’m four years old, and she’s developing her photographs in our bathroom. During the day …

Why I’m Moving Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In recent months, I’ve frequently found myself in places hit hard by manufacturing job losses, speaking to people affected in various ways. Sometimes, the conversation turns to the conflict people feel between the love of their home and the desire to leave in search of better …

Society

President Trump's 'Hard Power' Budget

Allocating more money for defense and a lot less for diplomacy, the White House is unveiling a spending proposal that’s meant to reflect campaign promises more than it’s meant to get through Congress.<p><i>Updated on March 16 at 9:53 a.m. ET</i><p>If Americans were taken aback by the restrained, highly scripted …

Bernie Sanders

The Dirty Dozen

On Wednesday, the Environmental Working Group released its latest "Dirty Dozen" list. The list reveals the fruits and vegetables that have the …

Agriculture

'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death

She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That’s why the palace has a plan.<p>Support our journalism by becoming a member or making a one-off …

University of London

The Colorful History of the St. Patrick's Day Parade

The St. Patrick's Day Parade Was a Political Symbol in 19th Century New York<p>The history of the St. Patrick's Day parade began with modest gatherings …

The History of Green Dye Is a History of Death

Happy St. Pat’s!<p>You may be planning to wear green this St. Patrick’s Day. Green, the color of kissing the Irish! The color of money! The color of… horrible, horrible death.<p>At least when it came to green dyes through the Victorian age.<p>In 1814, a company in Schweinfurt, Germany, called the Wilhelm …

Buckingham Palace

Why do so many home buyers gravitate toward custom homes in East Valley, Ariz...

<b>Why do so many home buyers gravitate toward custom homes in East Valley, Arizona?</b><p>I can sum it up in one word: Luxury. For those who are seeking a …

Colorful

How to Squeeze More Life From Your Aging Laptop

Cheap cures for common ailments<p>Looking to squeeze another year out of your aging portable? The common ailments below can be cured for $150 or less. …

Gear & Gadgets

The weekend in pictures

A selection of some of the best images from around the world this weekend, from the Fire Bull festival to G20 summit protests

The Best Hotels For Sleep In The U.S.

We know that sleep is critical to workplace performance, internal health and regular, everyday function as a human being. And yet, way too many of us suffer along without sleep... even while we're on vacation.<p>Thankfully, these hotels make getting some z's a <i>lot</i> easier. A whole bevy of U.S. resort …

Sleep

19 Of Hawaii's Most Epic Photo Ops

Hawaii is undeniably photogenic, but even in the Aloha state, some photo ops are better than others.<p>Vacations, after all, are as much about sharing your adventures with the folks back home as they are rest and relaxation.<p>Whether you’re a professional photographer, a selfie queen, or an amateur with …

Hiking Trail

Six Reasons Why You Should Live in an RV During Your 20s

Some days living in an RV drives me crazy. It's a small space, dishes pile up after a single meal, and you have to constantly dump your own... well, you know.<p>However, on the better days of living in an RV I feel grateful. I feel gratitude because I "own my home" at 24 years old. I don't have a …

RVs

Can You Pull Off Going from Brunette to Blonde? This Test Will Tell You

Khloé Kardashian's colorist, Tracey Cunningham, breaks it down.<p>Khloé Kardashian was the quintessential brunette—until, well, she wasn't.<p>Even though we watched her color gradually evolve before our eyes, the day she revealed a full-on platinum blonde dye job we were stunned. Instead of looking super …

Pictures of the Week 10.22.15

Mexico

God Over Everything: Black Spirituality and the Paradox of Religion

During his powerful eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, the former South Carolina State Senator and beloved Reverend of Emmanuel A.M.E. Church who was tragically murdered in a vicious mass shooting, President Obama spoke passionately to Pinckney's embodiment of spiritual principles.<p>"We are here today to …

African-American News

How to prepare for a good death

Wise words and solid advice from BJ Miller, who thinks deeply about the end of life as head of the Zen Hospice Project.<p>Death is an uncomfortable …

Mindfulness

Clever Time Management Hacks That Would Be Useful For 20-Somethings

More work hours doesn’t mean more productivity. Use constraints as opportunities.<p><b>For most people</b>, we learn time management by trial and</b> …

Time Management
Productivity