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Fidel Castro dies at 90, snow falls in Tokyo for the first time in 50 years, and scientists suggest that the speed of light has declined.
The leader, in 1969
Rudolph Giuliani and the politics of personality
"There is trauma in a slaughterhouse and some seeped into me."
White nationalists celebrate Trump's election, and Hillary Clinton's popular-vote margin of victory climbs to 1.7 million.
Marine Le Pen in the age of Trump
Andrew Cockburn on the New Red Scare, Kiera Feldman on the right to choose in Rapid City, Fred Bahnson on feral faith in the age of climate change, and more
"Mitterand remains an emblematic figure for President François Hollande, who is trying to attach himself to his predecessor as he tanks in the polls."
Donald Trump is elected president, hate crimes sweep the United States, and a bald eagle dies
Liana Finck's commentary on a song by Woody Guthrie. See more...
Election night at the Midtown Hilton
An excerpt from George McGovern's diary.
The Ku Klux Klan endorses Donald Trump, the FBI says Hillary Clinton won't be prosecuted, and Americans pick their next president
An afternoon with the man behind the Republican Hindu Coalition
The FBI continues its investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails, a Russian weapons manufacturer unveils a missile capable of destroying Texas, and a chimpanzee in North Korea smokes a pack of cigarettes
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