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Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. Philando Castile in Falcon Heights. Police in Dallas. An Oral History of Three Days That Rocked America | WIRED

This summer, just as Americans were about to return to work after a long Fourth of July weekend, an African American man was shot and killed by a …

'We are witnessing the politics of humiliation' – Siri Hustvedt, Joyce Carol Oates and more on the US election

Why did so many Americans – of both sexes – vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton? Leading American women authors respond<p>‘Clinton didn’t fail us. We failed her’: Sarah Churchwell on the US election<p><b>Jennifer Egan</b><p>Recently I met a man whose wife is a pilot for American Airlines. Occasionally, he …

Bernie Sanders

Read the Letter Aaron Sorkin Wrote His Daughter After Donald Trump Was Elected President

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network and mastermind behind The West Wing reacts to Donald Trump being elected the 45th president of the United States in a moving letter written to his 15-year-old daughter Roxy and her mother Julia Sorkin.<p>Sorkin Girls,<p>Well the world changed late last …

Donald Trump

Don't Blame Pollsters. Blame The Electoral College.

This week in analytics news everybody’s blaming pollsters for misreading the US presidential election .<p>Headlines in CNN, US News, The Economist, NBC News, The Guardian, The Telegraph, ABC News, Politico, The Independent, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, MIT Technology News, Fox News and a host of other …

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The 2016 presidential race, in photos

The 2016 presidential campaign was one of the most dramatic and unpredictable in U.S. history. Here's a look at how it's unfolded.

Government

Cover Story: Adele, Queen of Hearts

Since her chart-topping coronation, the superstar singer has been determined to balance her real life with her record-breaking career. From behind the scenes of her world tour, she opens up about the challenges of motherhood, melancholy, and mega-stardom.<p><i>When Adele sings you can hear that it’s</i> …

James Corden

The Closer: Michelle Obama

WASHINGTON — The emails to Michelle Obama began flooding in minutes after she spoke out at an October rally in New Hampshire, her voice shaking, about Donald J. Trump’s treatment of women. Sexual assault victims recounted their trauma, fathers poured out anxieties about unhealthy influences on …

Michelle Obama

How the Hillary Clinton Outrage Cycle Took Over the Media

Outlets feed the impression that Clinton is a criminal without letting facts stand in the way<p>You start with the assumption that Hillary Clinton is …

Daylight saving time: Get ready to 'fall back'

MILWAUKEE — For everyone who has been yawning since March 13, prepare to enjoy that lost hour of sleep when daylight saving time ends Sunday and standard time returns.<p>Why can't we just keep our clocks unchanged? Why do we go through this time warp twice a year?<p>Some say it's Benjamin Franklin's …

Time Management

Timeline of Hillary Clinton's email scandal

<b>(CNN) —</b> A timeline of Hillary Clinton's email scandal.<p>2008<p>2008 -- The server used for clintonemail.com is registered under the name Eric Hoteham. This is presumably a misspelling of Eric Hothem, the name of a former Clinton aide.<p>2009<p>2009 -- Government employees are allowed to use private emails for …

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The Final Days of Trump’s Unmanageable, Unrepentant, and Unprecedented Campaign

“I’m on the battlefield right now, which is amazing,” Donald Trump said as he surveyed the Gettysburg National Military Park. “When you talk about …

From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer

In a letter on Sunday, FBI Director James Comey wrote that newly discovered emails do not change the FBI’s prior conclusion that Hillary Clinton should not be charged with a crime.<p>Oops, never mind!<p>That’s FBI Director James Comey’s new message to Congress and, by extension, the American public on …

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Chris Christie Is Over

Trump’s greatest gift to the GOP may be the distraction he’s provided from other party meltdowns.<p>Even though 2016 appears to be the year of painful, public disqualification from higher office, you may be forgiven for not noticing the extraordinary implosion of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. …

Government

How do we respond to threats after our endorsement? This is how

As someone who has spent a career in the business of words, it’s unusual to find myself speechless.<p>Yet, there I was, a little more than two weeks ago.<p>…

The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump

Win, lose or drop out, the Republican nominee has laid waste to the American political system. On the trail for the last gasp of the ugliest campaign …

8 Years in Obama’s America, By Barack Obama and 60 Other Players and Witnesses

All presidencies are historic. But no president since at least LBJ, and probably FDR, has arrived in Washington at a moment of greater historic …

Obama’s Conflict Tanked the Clinton E-mail Investigation — As Predicted

Hillary couldn’t be proven guilty without proving the <i>president</i> guilty as well.<p>‘How is this not classified?”<p>So exclaimed Hillary Clinton’s close aide …

U.S. Department of Justice

The People Who Collect Strangers' Memories

In gathering old photographs of daily life, family scenes, and illness, hobbyists get an intimate view into past lives.<p>“I didn't know why I was collecting pictures of volcanoes,” Amelia Walker confided. The true meaning of her fixation would only emerge years later.<p>Like other snapshot collectors, …

War

The Secret Plan to Protect America’s Founding Documents During WWII

After Pearl Harbor, a fearful Library of Congress secretly stashed the crown jewels of U.S. history for safekeeping. This was the rescue plan.<p>In the early evening of December 26, 1941, Secret Service agent Harry E. Neal stood alone on the platform at Washington’s Union Station and watched the train …

Genealogy

Hillary Clinton for President

In any normal election year, we’d compare the two presidential candidates side by side on the issues. But this is not a normal election year. A comparison like that would be an empty exercise in a race where one candidate — our choice, Hillary Clinton — has a record of service and a raft of …

Obama Administration

The TV Interview That Haunts Hillary Clinton

In 1992, she helped save Bill’s candidacy. But the image Americans saw has hurt her ever since.<p>With red lips, blue eyes and big blond hair, a former newscaster and lounge singer named Gennifer Flowers had talked to a supermarket tabloid about how she had been presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s …

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Barack and Michelle Obama: Love Story, Marriage in Photos

Like every one, theirs had a beginning<p>The public’s introduction to the couple came on the campaign trail in 2007, but the Obamas’ story began nearly …

New Hampshire

‘We’re the Only Plane in the Sky’

Where was the president in the eight hours after the Sept. 11 attacks? The strange, harrowing journey of Air Force One, as told by the people who were on board.<p>Nearly every American above a certain age remembers precisely where they were on September 11, 2001. But for a tiny handful of people, …

Donald Trump

There's Simply No Equivalence

Hillary Clinton has her problems, but Donald Trump is unfit for the presidency.<p>On one hand, there’s former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who oversaw “grossly inadequate” security at a diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, the site of a deadly September 11, 2012, terrorist attack.<p>Misleading …

Donald Trump

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