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The Right Answer? 8,186,699,633,530,061 (An Abacus Makes It Look Almost Easy)

KYOTO, Japan — The caller read out the numbers at a speed evoking an auctioneer on fast-forward, each multi-digit figure blurring into the next. Within seconds, Daiki Kamino’s right arm shot up in the air, triumphant. Not only had [...]

Crack Cocaine Makes a Paris Neighborhood ‘Hell’ for Users and Residents

The bare, dusty ground is littered with rusty blades and crack pipes. The area reeks of urine and garbage. At least three times a day, Charly Roué is drawn to this neighborhood, one of the most sordid in Paris, always following the [...]

As Duterte Drifts Toward China, a U.S. Carrier Makes a Point in Manila

MANILA — Amid concerns in the Philippines about the future of its military alliance with the United States, the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan moored off Manila this week to show support for an ally locked in a territorial dispute [...]

‘This makes me a little queasy … which is good.’

*/ ]]> After recruiting thousands of donors for the American Conservative Union — the powerful organization behind the annual CPAC conference — a Republican political operative pushed the same contributors to give millions to a PAC that [...]

Cory Booker on Donald Trump: ‘My testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching him’

White House hopeful Sen Cory Booker described President Trump on Monday as an “elderly, out of shape man” and “physically weak specimen” who he occasionally feels like assaulting. Mr. Booker, New Jersey Democrat, made the remarks while [...]

This Reporter Asks a Lot of Questions. In Japan, That Makes Her Unusual.

TOKYO — Isoko Mochizuki, a reporter for Tokyo’s largest regional newspaper, walks into a government news conference pulling a burgundy wheeled suitcase that holds her laptop, books and notes. She sits toward the back. After the [...]

‘Keep America Great’ makes the crowd go wild

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Trump campaign makes a radical break from 2016

President Donald Trump speaks during a recent rally in Pennsylvania. Trump’s reelection campaign comes armed with resources it could only dream of in 2016. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images 2020 elections The president’s 2020 campaign [...]

Norm Ornstein makes the case for impeachment

Congressional scholar Norm Ornstein joins us for a really interesting discussion on impeachment, and the never-ending Trump scandals. Ornstein talks with us about the origins of tribalism and Republican extremism, going all the way back to [...]

As World Makes Gains Against Child Marriage, Nepal Struggles to Catch Up

GORGAMA, Nepal — In Nepal’s hot southern plains, Rajesh Sada’s mother had one wish: that she would live to see the marriage of her 16-year-old son before she succumbed to tuberculosis. It only took only a few days to find a bride. [...]