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Germany Prepares to Choose Merkel's CDU Successor

GERMANY PREPARES TO CHOOSE MERKEL'S CDU SUCCESSOR

Germany's powerful CDU party selects a new leader and likely successor to Angela Merkel. Can they avoid a repeat of their last attempt?

Tokyo Wants the Olympics to Happen Even if the Public Doesn't

TOKYO WANTS THE OLYMPICS TO HAPPEN EVEN IF THE PUBLIC DOESN'T

The Japanese government is locked into what critics call a misguided project.

 
 
 
Never Give Strongmen a Second Chance

NEVER GIVE STRONGMEN A SECOND CHANCE

Latin American history offers a clear lesson to the United States: Ban Donald Trump from running for election ever again.

Time for a Responsible Clean Energy Supply Chain

TIME FOR A RESPONSIBLE CLEAN ENERGY SUPPLY CHAIN

Renewable energy needs to be sourced responsibly and cleanly.

 
 
 
Biden Can't Fight Corruption Without Help From Europe

BIDEN CAN'T FIGHT CORRUPTION WITHOUT HELP FROM EUROPE

To stop drug traffickers, criminals, and kleptocrats from laundering their loot, the United States and EU must join forces.

A Chastened America Will Be Better at Preaching Abroad

A CHASTENED AMERICA WILL BE BETTER AT PREACHING ABROAD

There's never been a better time for the United States to promote democracy abroad.

 
 
 
China Puts Millions of People Back Under Lockdown

CHINA PUTS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE BACK UNDER LOCKDOWN

As authorities push to keep the country largely coronavirus-free, restrictions take effect in the province around Beijing.

Trump Impeached-Again

TRUMP IMPEACHED-AGAIN

The U.S. president was impeached on charges of “incitement of insurrection” in a vote that laid bare deep divisions within the Republican...

 
 
 
The Capitol Invasion Was a Coup From Below

THE CAPITOL INVASION WAS A COUP FROM BELOW

Trump borrowed from the playbook of his favorite dictator, Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, by inciting a mob to launch an insurrection.

Now Is a Bad Time to Weaken Civilian Control Over the Military

NOW IS A BAD TIME TO WEAKEN CIVILIAN CONTROL OVER THE MILITARY

Biden's nomination of a retired general to head the Pentagon reinforces a dangerous trend. Confirming him must come with concrete safeguards.

 
 
 
Trump's Withdrawal From Somalia Is a Security Threat. Biden Should Reverse It

TRUMP'S WITHDRAWAL FROM SOMALIA IS A SECURITY THREAT. BIDEN SHOULD REVERSE IT

U.S. troops are scheduled to leave the country on Jan. 15, opening the door for al-Shabab terrorists to step up their attacks. The...

Why Did India's Supreme Court Suspend Controversial Farm Laws Now?

WHY DID INDIA'S SUPREME COURT SUSPEND CONTROVERSIAL FARM LAWS NOW?

Farmers say “pro-government” ruling doesn't go far enough.

 
 
 
Another Base Attack in Afghanistan Hushed Up to Hurry U.S. Exit

ANOTHER BASE ATTACK IN AFGHANISTAN HUSHED UP TO HURRY U.S. EXIT

Camp Chapman, once the scene of the CIA's second-deadliest day, was hit again in December-but never reported.

How to Know You've Lost Your Grip on Reason

HOW TO KNOW YOU'VE LOST YOUR GRIP ON REASON

Five warning signs that your political views no longer fulfill the most basic of democratic criteria.

 
 
 
Biden Names Former U.N. Envoy to Head USAID, Beefs Up Asia Staff

BIDEN NAMES FORMER U.N. ENVOY TO HEAD USAID, BEEFS UP ASIA STAFF

Samantha Power, a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., will seek to revive a troubled agency, while Obama-era veterans Kurt Campbell...

U.S. House Holds Vote To Impeach Trump-Again

U.S. HOUSE HOLDS VOTE TO IMPEACH TRUMP-AGAIN

The impeachment resolution is expected to pass easily, although it's not yet known how a Senate trial will play out.

 
 
 
Biden Can't Make Washington a Beacon for Human Rights by Returning to Business as Usual

BIDEN CAN'T MAKE WASHINGTON A BEACON FOR HUMAN RIGHTS BY RETURNING TO BUSINESS AS USUAL

The world stepped up while the United States stepped back from defending human rights. The next U.S. president should join them.

Miami's Spanish-Language Media Is Overrun With Trumpist Conspiracies

MIAMI'S SPANISH-LANGUAGE MEDIA IS OVERRUN WITH TRUMPIST CONSPIRACIES

Right-wing Cuban Americans believe they're fighting U.S. communism.

 
 
 
Morocco Wants Compromise, Not War, in Western Sahara

MOROCCO WANTS COMPROMISE, NOT WAR, IN WESTERN SAHARA

Pro-Sahrawi U.S. commentators ignore the territory's history and the international community's shifting stance toward the conflict.

U.S. Vaccine Rollout Making Slow Progress

U.S. VACCINE ROLLOUT MAKING SLOW PROGRESS

Although vaccine distribution has not met expectations domestically, the U.S. program is still far ahead of most countries.

 
 
 



California becomes first state to top 3 million coronavirus infections

California becomes first state to top 3 million coronavirus infections

California has become the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections. Read more ...

Census Bureau director to resign amid criticism over data

Census Bureau director to resign amid criticism over data

His term was supposed to finish at the end of 2021. Read more ...

Trump orders lifting of virus travel ban, but Biden aides vow to block move

Trump orders lifting of virus travel ban, but Biden aides vow to block move

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Powerball jackpot rises to $730 million; Mega Millions hits $850 million

Powerball jackpot rises to $730 million; Mega Millions hits $850 million

What would you do with the winnings? Read more ...

Mets must fire Jared Porter amid sexting scandal: Sherman

Mets must fire Jared Porter amid sexting scandal: Sherman

If Carlos Beltran had to go for sign stealing last offseason, then Jared Porter has to go now if the facts in ESPN's story are true and the new Mets GM in 2016 sent a barrage... Read more ...

Martin Luther King Jr. honored with socially distant events nationwide

Martin Luther King Jr. honored with socially distant events nationwide

The nation observed a largely virtual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

First Lady Melania Trump tweets farewell video as she prepares to leave the...

First Lady Melania Trump tweets farewell video as she prepares to leave the White House

Trump called the opportunity to serve as first lady the "greatest honor of my life." Read more ...

Woman ruled dead in 2017 fights to be declared alive

Woman ruled dead in 2017 fights to be declared alive

Jeanne Pouchain has an unusual problem. She's officially dead. The 58-year-old has been trying for three years to prove that she is alive. Read more ...

Woman Who Allegedly Stole Pelosi's Laptop Arrested

Woman Who Allegedly Stole Pelosi's Laptop Arrested

Federal authorities arrested a woman whose former romantic partner says she took a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the riot at the US Capitol earlier... Read more ...

Man allegedly hid inside Chicago airport for 3 months due to fear of coronavirus

Man allegedly hid inside Chicago airport for 3 months due to fear of coronavirus

A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago's O'Hare... Read more ...