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The Mysterious Return of Manafort’s ‘Russian Brain’
Mueller says that the former Trump campaign chairman repeatedly lied about his interactions with Konstantin Kilimnik, a man with ties to Russian intelligence.
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A Close Reading of the 235-Page Comey Transcript
The transcript from Friday’s closed-door hearing was made public late Saturday, and it confirms that Mueller is pursuing a possible obstruction-of-justice case against the president.
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The Benefits of a Foreign-Language Tattoo
My yoga instructor’s eyes lit up as he bared his forearm. “Look!” In the dim candlelight of the yoga studio, I squinted at the place he’d indicated. There was a tattoo, but not of anything recognizable, at least not to me. “What is it?” I asked uncom
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Arab Countries Are a Minefield for Scholars
Matthew Hedges wasn’t the first academic to stand accused of espionage, and he won’t be the last.
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Letters: ‘Dingell Has Hit on a Solution to Cut the Gordian Knot’
A December 2017 study by the Pew Research Center found that just 18 percent of Americans trusted the federal government “to do the right thing almost always or most of the time.” After his six decades of public service, John D. Dingell has some ideas
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As Good an Attorney General as We’re Likely to Get
William Barr’s statements raise serious questions, but he appears far more qualified than the other candidates Trump reportedly considered for the post.
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The 22 Best TV Shows of 2018
Trying to pick the best television series of 2018 is a bit like trying to judge a cuteness contest in a zoo: There’s way too much to choose from, and very little of it looks alike. How to compare, say, a peerless drama about repressed Edwardian Engla
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The Death of Democracy in Hong Kong
Four years later, it’s clear that the reforms advocated by 2014’s youth-led, pro-democracy protest movement won’t take shape.
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Mitch McConnell Appears to Be Killing Bipartisan Sentencing Reform
Advocates claim that the bill would pass with a supermajority in the Senate, but the majority leader says it’s dividing his caucus.
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France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Aren’t Against Climate Action
Just because they oppose Emmanuel Macron’s proposed fuel-tax hike does not mean that the French activists will oppose any policy designed to fight climate change.
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Manafort, Cohen, and Individual 1 Are in Grave Danger
Federal prosecutors filed three briefs late on Friday portending grave danger for three men: the former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, the former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, and President Donald Trump. In an age when Americans usually get mere sq
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The U.S. Is Paying More Than It Bargained for in the Yemen War
The Pentagon says that “errors in accounting” mean Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have not been properly charged for  refueling.
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John Leguizamo’s Required Reading for America
Inspired by his one-man show, Latin History for Morons, the comedian recommends three books that challenge one-sided narratives of the past.
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Lauren Daigle And The Lost Art Of Discernment
The Christian musician says she is unsure about the morality of LGBT relationships. Not all her fans are prepared to accept that.
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The Strongest Evidence Yet for a Highly Controversial Addiction Treatment
When other approaches fail, the most effective way to fight a heroin addiction can be heroin itself.
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How Barry Jenkins Turned His James Baldwin Obsession Into His Next Movie
The If Beale Street Could Talk director discusses why his new film was harder to make than Moonlight, how he brought 1970s Harlem to life, and what kind of “chemistry” he wants between his actors.
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What Do Students Do When a For-Profit College Closes?
Jasmine Lee had finally found something she was happy with and wanted to pursue. She had been working as a medical assistant at an orthopedic center, and she was enjoying it. But she wanted more. So she figured she should check out the certificate pr
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John Kelly Couldn't Fix the Trump Presidency
Under Kelly’s guidance, the White House functioned more effectively than it had during the tenure of his predecessor—yet it still remained unfathomably chaotic.
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Trump’s ‘Da Nang Dick’ Tweets and the Definition of Hypocrisy
The president called out Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal for misrepresenting his Vietnam service, without reference to his own misrepresentations or his medical exemption for bone spurs.
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Can Nikki Haley Emerge From the Trump Administration Unscathed?
In an interview with The Atlantic, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to the UN made the case for a values-driven foreign policy, and acknowledged daylight between her and the president.
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The Atlantic Daily: Primary Sources
Trump announces his replacement for Jeff Sessions. Plus teaching the Civil War in the Deep South, our exclusive interview with Nikki Haley, and more
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Where Mary Queen of Scots Goes Wrong
Starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, the film reduces the arcane details of centuries-old diplomacy to a personal beef between two celebrities.
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Mueller’s Memos And The Alleged Lies Of The Trump Lieutenants
The sentencing documents offer the clearest signs yet of how investigators are encircling the president.
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Sometimes I Wish the Obamas Wouldn’t ‘Go High’
The movie Mudbound helped me train for a half marathon last year. I watched it on a treadmill and it made me so angry that I didn’t even think about the tightness in my shins and hamstrings; it distracted me from the grueling workout. Mudbound is a t
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The Last Gasp
James Comey spent hours on Friday talking about Hillary Clinton’s emails before the House Judiciary Committee. In the end, he seemed bored—and annoyed.
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When Presidents Were People
Richard Ben Cramer captured George H. W. Bush’s humanity in his classic book about the 1988 presidential campaign, What It Takes.
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What Tumblr’s Porn Ban Really Means
Earlier this week, the blogging platform Tumblr announced that it would be scrubbing itself of “adult content.” The move doesn’t just affect how people look at and exchange nude photos on a downtrodden platform—it portends a broad shift in how we exp
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Letters: ‘There Was Honestly No Good Solution’
Readers weigh in on the University of North Carolina’s recommendation that Silent Sam, a monument to a Confederate soldier, be housed in a new, $5.3 million building.
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Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, and the Two Internets
What the mystifying alliance between a Bollywood star and a former boy-band member reveals about a global inability to communicate
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Trump Picks a Washington Insider as His Next Attorney General
William Barr served in the role under President George H. W. Bush from 1991 to 1993 and has been critical of the Russia probe.
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