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Chinese migrants have changed the face of South Africa. Now they’re leaving.


Johannesburg, South Africa Zhu Jianying, the owner of a home goods shop in southwest Johannesburg, plans to leave South Africa as soon as she can.

The best protest signs from around the US at the People’s Climate March


US president Donald Trump completed 100 days in office today (Apr. 29), and he was greeted by more than 200,000 people marching to the White House in Washington, DC and thousands of others marching in cities around the country.

The US government’s ethics tsar has been bombarded with requests since Trump became president


Until last November, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) was just a tiny, wonky outfit of 70-odd people; generally an afterthought in the morass of the Washington bureaucracy.

The nail-biting narrative arc of the Trump presidency, as told through front-page headlines


The New York Times published its collection of page-one headlines for the first 100 days of the Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and George W.

We’re “removing outdated language”: Trump’s EPA has taken down its climate change page


The man US president Donald Trump has charged with guarding the planet has never been a fan of environmental protections.

These seven photos show how France’s far right has become normalized over 15 years


In 2002, the openly anti-Semitic French far right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen shocked the world by reaching the second round of his country’s presidential election, with 17% of the first round vote.

Trump made 28 promises for his first 100 days. We made him a scorecard


The build-up to US president Donald Trump’s 100th day in office has been, as is his custom, conflicted.

Almost everything Republicans get wrong about the economy started with a cocktail napkin in 1974


The sealing of America’s fiscal fate began in 1974, over cocktails. As afternoon faded to evening on December 4, Dick Cheney and a young economist named Art Laffer shuffled into a booth at the Two Continents restaurant in the iconic Hotel Washington—it had appeared in scenes from the Godfather II just months earlier—two blocks from the US Treasury department.

Hawaii has emerged as an unexpected leader in the fight against Trump


Last month, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration from proceeding with its travel ban on people from certain Muslim-majority countries.

Anna Wintour and Gwyneth Paltrow are turning Goop into a magazine


Henceforth goop shall take solid form. Goop, the lifestyle site of actor Gwyneth Paltrow, is launching a collaboration with publishing group Condé Nast.

When the White House correspondents’ dinner was actually funny


The annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, where journalists, politicians, and celebrities don their best attire and pretend to be friends, is a notoriously difficult event to emcee.

The five universal laws of human stupidity


In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.

Hebrew was the only language ever to be revived from extinction. There may soon be another


“All things must pass,” wrote Ian Roberts, a Cambridge University linguist, in a book published last year.

If This Wall Could Talk: A Tremendous Tale


Chapter 1: Bigly and Beautiful It was the summer of 2015 and The Wall was stoked. His life had just flipped over into an exciting new chapter.

All the times (that we know of) that the FBI has investigated comedians for making jokes


Hosts of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner have one of the toughest gigs in comedy. They have to find a genuinely funny way to skewer the current administration while their target—one of the most powerful individuals on the planet—sits arm’s length away.

SpaceX is launching a spy satellite for the US government


Elon Musk got his first taste of what goes into a top-secret space mission back in 2006, when his company SpaceX was experimenting with a new rocket at a US Air Force base.

The world’s most famous man gave a TED talk and many in the audience didn’t know who he was


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan may well be the most famous person in the world.

What it would take to pull the US into a war in Asia


Whether he intends to or not, US president Donald Trump is making a lot of people nervous about the prospects of an American attack on North Korea.

One married his mother, the other killed her father: The Freudian French presidential race


There are entire books of political analysis that could be written about the ideals and effects of France’s two leading presidential candidates, Emmanuel Macron and Marine le Pen.

The People’s Climate March isn’t even pretending to be non-partisan


Since January 2017, marches along the National Mall have become more or less a feature of weekend life in Washington, DC.


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