Love him or loathe him, Armstrong’s race commentary is informed and honest and sometimes witty.
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A visit by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to a West Virginia laboratory whose budget he would cut highlighted the contradictions in the administration’s policies.
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The grave in Seelow, Germany, where tens of thousands of soldiers died in 1945, is a reminder of uneasy German-Russian relations — and the proximity of history.
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The blaze season is in full swing along the Mediterranean coast, fed by a mixture of strong winds, dry weather and high heat.
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The Breakdown: Senator Who Made Headlines for Breast-Feeding Resigns. Also: Malcolm Turnbulls Theatrical Security Announcement.
The Breakdown: Conversation starters and context, drawn from the day’s news in Australia.
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The election of 2016 may have empowered the party’s left, but a cluster of Democratic governors is emerging as a pragmatic voice.
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Some Republicans say stonewalling could be counterproductive if the White House leaves “acting” officials in administration posts without Senate review.
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A meeting of more than 20 business leaders from the United States and China will focus on issues that trouble economic relations between the countries.
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After 24 years, Leslie Alexander is ready to sell his team that Forbes is estimating to be worth $1.65 billion — and Forbes has underestimated before.
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The conviction and 10-year sentence imposed on Xiyue Wang, who had been researching 19th-century history, could chill scholarly exchanges with Iran.
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