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2 Weeks of U.S.-Taliban Talks End With ‘Progress’ but No Breakthrough

“If peace is going to belong to and be maintained by Afghans, it must ultimately be owned by Afghans themselves,” he said. Officials from both sides suggested they may try to slowly break the ice in creative ways. That could mean [...]

‘Breakthrough moment’: Anti-Trump fires forge historic field of 2020 women

Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, are all vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. | Politico Illustration/AP, Getty Images, and iStock Share on [...]
Amazing New Breakthrough to Reduce Mass Shootings!
As fun as it is to ridicule the FBI for devoting massive resources to chasing down Hillary Clinton’s oppo research while blowing off repeated, specific warnings about school shooter Nikolas Cruz, we’ve put a lot on the agency’s plate. We’re [...]
No breakthrough on shutdown as both sides dig in
Republicans and Democrats spent the first hours of the government shutdown Saturday taking partisan shots and moving no closer to resolving the funding crisis. Returning to the Capitol, Republicans accused Democrats of prioritizing “illegal [...]
North Korea to Send Olympic Athletes to South Korea, in Breakthrough
The development came after Mr. Ri opened the talks by throwing a curveball: He suggested that the talks be open to reporters. That way, he said, the people in both Koreas would be able to witness the North’s sincerity about improving [...]
The breakthrough: How a small news outlet brought down the state hero
This originally appeared on ProPublica Bill Stenger was a local hero. One of Vermont’s most important businessmen, he had created hundreds of jobs with mega-developments across the state. In 2011, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce named [...]
The breakthrough: A reporter crosses borders to uncover labor abuse
This originally appeared on ProPublica. The men on the mountain road in rural Guatemala looked to have averted disaster. Their truck was teetering on a mountainside, but they’d kept it from toppling over with a rig of ropes and tree [...]

No breakthrough on Obamacare repeal

“They’re throwing around so many numbers and there are so many things undecided,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) | Getty Senate Republicans aren’t backing the latest House plan to repeal [...]