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White House 'resistance': act of protection, or unadvisable 'soft coup'?

The op-ed article by an unnamed Trump staffer asserted that a loose team of “unsung heroes” who believe Mr. Trump to be dangerously unstable are secretly working to block the president’s “worst inclinations.” Combined with revelations from Bob Woodward’s upcoming book on the administration, “Fear,” an extraordinary portrait is emerging of a president hemmed in by […]

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Meanwhile in … Belista, Bulgaria, a bear once dubbed 'Europe’s saddest' has found love

Italy, some Italian citizens are defying their government. Since June 10, the day Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini prevented a ship carrying 600 migrants from docking on Italian soil, the number of Italians signing up for Refugees Welcome, a humanitarian group that finds housing for migrants, has soared by 80 percent, reported The Associated Press. […]

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Boruboru: South Sudan’s newest spectator sport is one for the girls

Replace them with three barefoot girls on a sandy pitch on the outskirts of South Sudan’s jumbled capital city. This is more like if dodgeball met gymnastics on the clay courts of the French Open, and then a couple of Major League Baseball pitchers showed up just to hang out. This is boruboru: South Sudan’s […]

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A year later, Puerto Rico says ‘Come on down’

A year ago a group of neighbors in the small Puerto Rican city of Humacao desperately signaled for help.

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In museum's ashes, Brazilians see 'tragic metaphor' of country's crises

As a girl, Cecília Pereira’s family made a habit of picnics at the National Museum. Formerly a palace for Portuguese and Brazilian royalty, the majestic museum-grounds were a reprieve from the poor Rio neighborhood where Ms. Pereira grew up, just 15 minutes away. “I always wanted to go,” says Pereira, now a master’s candidate studying […]

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Blue wave euphoria? Why it hasn't reached this corner of Baltimore

In April 2016, one year after the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, church elder Clyde William “C.W.” Harris climbed to the roof of his office building in West Baltimore and refused to come down. “I stayed on the roof for four nights and five days,” Mr. Harris, pastor at Newborn Communities of […]

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Is Trump's rewrite of NAFTA hurting a partnership?

When a North American trade agreement was first proposed under President Reagan, it was envisioned not just as a commercial pact among three countries but also as a strategic partnership. Perhaps most critically, the idea was to anchor a problematic Mexico to its two democratic neighbors to the north, the United States and Canada, and […]

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At Kavanaugh hearings, questions of how much power a president should hold

In a life spent circling Capitol Hill, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has made a rare foray to the very top. Born and raised in the D.C. area, Judge Kavanaugh’s legal career has unfolded at the highest levels of the judicial and executive branches, from the chambers of the United States Supreme Court to the halls of […]

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With summer's end, France's annual 'fresh start' truly arrives

Everyone comes home from their summer holidays. There is even a special word for it – la rentrée – which at any other time of the year would simply mean “the return.” But this week, the first week of September, it signifies a key social phenomenon in France, a national fresh start. Because the long […]

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