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In Rural Japan, a 370-Year-Old Tradition Falls to One Child

SHITARA, Japan — More than three centuries of tradition rest on Mao Takeshita’s narrow shoulders. Mao is 6 years old and swaddled in a heavy kimono, her face covered in the thick white greasepaint of a Kabuki actor. Before her, [...]

Alan Dershowitz: House managers’ impeachment case falls short of standard even if true

Alan Dershowitz, who is part of President Trump’s impeachment legal defense team, said Sunday that even if the House managers successfully laid out the facts in their case they would still fall short of the standard needed to impeach and [...]

House impeachment vote falls overwhelmingly along party lines

Rep. Elissa Slotkin cast her vote Wednesday in favor of impeachment knowing it may well make her a one-term congresswoman in her GOP-leaning Michigan district. But she linked arms with her party’s leadership and leaped anyway, saying she [...]

134 from 33 counties take US citizen oath in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – There are 134 new United States citizens following a naturalization ceremony held in Sioux Falls. KELO-TV reports the people from 33 countries took the oath of citizenship on Friday. The new citizens come from [...]

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards falls short, will face runoff in November against Eddie Rispone

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, who hoped to win a second term outright Saturday, was instead forced into a November runoff against a political newcomer, Republican businessman Eddie Rispone. With 99% of precincts [...]

German Far Right Makes Election Gains, but Falls Short of Victory

BERLIN — A far-right party made significant gains Sunday in two closely watched state elections, snapping at the heels of parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition and highlighting a growing political divide between the [...]

Rape Case That Roiled Israel Falls Apart, With 12 Suspects Freed

JERUSALEM — An allegation of gang rape at a Cyprus resort that produced a bout of national soul searching in Israel took a dramatic turn on Sunday with the release of the remaining teenage Israeli suspects and the arrest of the woman [...]

A ‘Dark Lord’ Falls in Russia’s Growing Power Struggle

VOLGOGRAD, Russia — A veteran law enforcement official, the head of the regional branch of Russia’s version of the F.B.I., acquired such a fearsome reputation in the southern Russian city formerly known as Stalingrad that when he [...]

Mexico concedes to asylum deal if current plan with Trump falls through

Monday morning, President Donald Trump dinged Congress — and Democrats in particular — for dragging their feet on border control. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Trade The president called in to CNBC and tweeted to defend the agreement. By [...]

White House messaging falls in line with Trump’s sanctuary cities proposal

“Let’s spread out some of that burden and let’s put it in some of those other locations,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said of undocumented immigrants. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo White House Administration [...]