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Midterm elections about Donald Trump despite his denials, analysts say

Midterm elections about Donald Trump despite his denials, analysts say

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Despite his denials, President Trump is very much the center of the 2018 election, political pros say -- and the leader of the Republican Party will earn at least some of the blame should the GOP fail to hold its majorities in Congress.
Jamal Khashoggi killing sparked by Muslim Brotherhood ties

Jamal Khashoggi killing sparked by Muslim Brotherhood ties

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Some deeper subplots played into the disappearance of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi -- stemming from his long career of political activism, ties to Saudi intelligence and Mr. Khashoggi's past relationship with the Islamist group the Muslim Brot…
Banksy: Shredding of auctioned painting failed

Banksy: Shredding of auctioned painting failed

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Banksy has posted a video to his website in which he implies the shredding of his "Girl With Balloon" at a Sotheby's auction in London was supposed to have been complete.
Jon Tester-Matt Rosendale Montana Senate race highlights Trump anger over Ronny Jackson

Jon Tester-Matt Rosendale Montana Senate race highlights Trump anger over Ronny Jackson

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A messy, partisan Senate confirmation fight may play the deciding role in Montana's too-close-to-call U.S. Senate race, but it may not be the fight that first comes to mind.
Gun-control advocates fund abortion midterm ads

Gun-control advocates fund abortion midterm ads

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Gun control has receded so far into the background of the midterm congressional elections that Everytown for Gun Safety, a major player in gun control, is spending its money on ads covering abortion, health care and the Republican tax bill.
Jazz Jennings & The American Dream

Jazz Jennings & The American Dream

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News from our perfectly sane culture: Jazz Jennings turned a dream she had since age 2 into a reality this past June. The I Am Jazz star, who was born male but identifies as female, reflected on her gender confirmation surgery during an interview with ABC News that was filmed nine weeks after the life-changing operation which she called “the…
First Man: STEM Gets the Humanities Treatment

First Man: STEM Gets the Humanities Treatment

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First Man / Universal Pictures / YouTube Screenshot So you’re a young, Oscar-winning director responsible for two of the most engrossing music-themed dramas in recent memory. What’s your next project? “A historical thriller about humankind’s first trip to the moon” probably wouldn’t be the first thing that comes to mind—but Damien Chazelle’s latest film, First…
What National Review Gets Wrong About Civil War

What National Review Gets Wrong About Civil War

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In 2005, a young actress and her fiancé decided to celebrate her new job with a night out. As they walked home past the shuttered storefronts of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a group of teenage boys stepped out from a dark alcove and asked for money. The couple tried to get past them, but one of…
The Unhinged Elizabeth Warren

The Unhinged Elizabeth Warren

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As they say, history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does indeed rhyme. And so “Elizabeth Warren” rhymes with “Hillary Clinton”—at least in terms of the way they run presidential campaigns. That is, they both go heavy on data and metrics, and light on common sense. Only a nerdy, screens-before-people mindset could have yielded Warren’s tone-deaf…
Iran Deserves Credit for the Ruin of ISIS

Iran Deserves Credit for the Ruin of ISIS

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Until recently the United States viewed the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, as a major threat to regional stability in the Middle East. Barack Obama made it a mission to roll back ISIS’s territorial and propagandistic gain, and Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to “kick ISIS’s ass.” The United States expended considerable…