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Alec Baldwin Gets Under Trump’s Skin

Comedy and tragedy in an age of political chaos

Chris Jones

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Emmanuel Macron attends a campaign political rally at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, on April 17, 2017.

Can a French Political Upstart Ride Obama's Strategy to Victory?

If the polls are right, Emmanuel Macron is the likely next president of France.

Emily Schultheis

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Why Was Bill O'Reilly Really Fired?

The host’s ouster serves as an object lesson about what happens when morality and money come to a head.

Megan Garber

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Along the North Korean Border

Photographs from the past few years of North Koreans seen just over the border from parts of China and South Korea

Alan Taylor

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The Surge of Refugees Fleeing the U.S. for Canada Ignites Debate

Hundreds of asylum seekers have illegally crossed the border into Emerson, Manitoba, dividing the small town.

Nicolas Pollock

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The Saga of North Carolina’s Contaminated Water

The state’s GOP leadership tried to make the state more business-friendly. Now residents are saying their water isn’t safe to drink.

Alana Semuels

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Betsy DeVos looks skeptical

How School Choice Turns Education Into a Commodity

Schools are a public good that extreme market proliferation would eventually destroy.

Jason Blakely

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Antarctic Scientists Go Chasing Waterfalls

… and discover rivers and lakes they’re unused to.

Robinson Meyer

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Trump Realizes Being President Is Hard

The 45th president’s journey of discovery could be a public service, if it helps bring his supporters to greater understanding of the complexities of governing.

Michelle Cottle

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Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”

James Somers

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Making Primary Care Trans-Friendly

The medical knowledge needed to treat transgender people is not particularly complex, but patients still often struggle to find doctors who are prepared to treat them.

Keren Landman

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The United States of Billy Joel

The Piano Man hasn’t released a new pop album since 1993. How does he continue to sell out stadiums?

Adam Chandler

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A Reader’s Story of a Flight Gone Wrong

Her routine customer-service complaint escalated to an emergency landing and a round of questioning with the FBI.

Kaveh Waddell

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