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America’s presidential race is the most grueling experience in democratic politics

America’s presidential race is the most grueling experience in democratic politics

The oldest 2020 presidential candidate insists he’s still feeling the Bern. After a heart attack, 78-year-old Bernie Sanders seemed to suggest he would slow the pace of his campaign. But stung by politically damaging reports that he was slowing down, he now says he “misspoke.” His reversal is not surprising: Ceding ground for health reasons…MORE

Four ways to think about Trump’s Syria decision — Meanwhile in America

Four ways to think about Trump’s Syria decision — Meanwhile in America

This might be Donald Trump’s most unpopular foreign policy decision yet. His withdrawal from northeastern Syria has united America’s allies, Democrats who want him gone, and even usually supine Republicans in condemnation. Here are a few ways to think about this moment in Trump’s presidency: Morality: Trump’s decision leaves Kurdish allies who bled alongside America…MORE

Who are the Kurds and why are they under attack?

Who are the Kurds and why are they under attack?

Hundreds of people living in northern Syria near the Turkish border are fleeing, herding their loved ones and running from an unknown fate as fires blaze behind them. These people are members of an ethnic minority known as the Kurdish people. Living in a region controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), a defense…MORE

In Syria, Russia’s big moment may have arrived

In Syria, Russia’s big moment may have arrived

As Turkish forces amass along the Syrian border and US forces draw back, one winner could be Russia. Russia is already by far the strongest foreign power operating in Syria, and President Vladimir Putin has allied himself with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, throwing the full weight of the Russian military behind the Syrian Army. Now,…MORE

Move over, water bears, and make way for ancient ‘mold pigs’

Move over, water bears, and make way for ancient ‘mold pigs’

Tiny fossils trapped in amber have revealed a previously unknown creature that lived 30 million years ago that scientists are calling the “mold pig.” Researchers say the fossil suggests a new family, genus and species of microinvertebrates that lived during the mid-Tertiary period. The mold pig, well, looked like a microscopic pig and munched on…MORE

UN warns that staff could go unpaid next month as member states fail to pay dues

UN warns that staff could go unpaid next month as member states fail to pay dues

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on member states to pay their outstanding contributions, as the organization faces such a “severe financial crisis” that staff salaries risk not being paid next month. The organization is suffering its worst deficit in a decade, Guterres said Tuesday, as he addressed the UN General Assembly to introduce…MORE

Trump’s test for Democrats — Meanwhile in America

Trump’s test for Democrats — Meanwhile in America

Your turn, Democrats. President Donald Trump just played his most significant moves yet in Washington’s new game of impeachment chess: He blocked a deposition by US diplomat Gordon Sondland, who faces scrutiny over Trump’s request that Ukraine probe his rival Joe Biden. And the White House said it would not cooperate in the impeachment inquiry…MORE

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