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Jets, Horses and Bribes: How a Venezuelan Official Became a Billionaire as His Country Crumbled

He is one of many Veneuzuelan officials accused of enriching themselves from state coffers or illegal activities. American officials imposed sanctions this year on Diosdado Cabello, one of Venezuela’s most powerful politicians, accusing [...]

Poll: Majority blames both Trump and media for dividing country

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on Oct. 31. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted over the past fractious, violent [...]

The ballot revolt to bring Medicaid expansion to Trump country

The activists leading an Idaho ballot initiative on Medicaid expansion have taken to the road in the Medicaid Mobile, now a familiar sight in the state. | Paul Demko/POLITICO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> SANDPOINT, [...]

A Wild Country Party in Australia Proves a Balm for Rural Loneliness

DENILIQUIN, Australia — It’s been called the most debauched outdoor party in Australia: a wild, rollicking weekend where rural masculinity is on display and beer and banter flow endlessly. But for the Thompsons, the event carries [...]

Can Ethiopia’s New Leader, a Political Insider, Change His Country from the Inside Out?

LOS ANGELES — On the morning of his first day of school, when he was 7, Abiy Ahmed heard his mother whispering into his ears. “‘You’re unique, my son,’” he recalled her saying. “You will end up in the palace. So when you [...]

Plea to be heard for benefits of worker illegally in country

DOVER, Del. (AP) – Delaware’s Supreme Court is being asked to overturn a judge’s decision terminating the disability benefits of a woman who is in the country illegally and was injured at work. Justices are to hear arguments Wednesday [...]

Pope Francis Returns to a Country Transformed and a Church in Tatters

Nearly 40 years since the last papal visit to Ireland, Pope Francis arrived on Saturday to a transformed country where the once-mighty Roman Catholic Church is in tatters, its authority buffeted by deepening secularization and a global [...]

Trump: Manafort trial is a ‘very sad day for our country’

“I think the whole Manafort trial is very sad,” President Donald Trump told reporters on the White House lawn, as jurors deliberate charges of tax and bank fraud against [...]

Four Are Killed in Canada, and a Country Repeats a Sad Ritual

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Two police officers were among the victims in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick. The assailant was seriously injured. Source: NYT > World

Happy Fourth of July, You Wonderful Country!

It has become fashionable to equate the French and American Revolutions, but they share absolutely nothing beyond the word “revolution.” The American Revolution was a movement based on ideas, painstakingly argued by serious men in the process [...]