The mood is noticeably more somber as government, business and nonprofit leaders from around the world are gathering this week in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum.
Republicans are standing staunchly behind President Trump’s demand for money to build a border wall, even as the GOP bears the brunt of the blame for a standoff few in the party agitated for.
The Democratic senator from California, known for sharp questioning on Capitol Hill, joins a growing field of candidates fighting for the nomination of a party that is increasingly non-white and fueled by women.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his last public appearance on April 3, 1968. (AP)
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his last public appearance on April 3, 1968. (AP)
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was autographing books at a department store in 1958 when a woman attacked him with a letter opener, which became lodged near his aorta. The civil-rights icon described the stabbing in his famous “Mountaintop” sermon a decade later, the night before his assassination.
The country's top data-privacy agency said that Google failed to fully disclose to users how their personal information is collected and what happens to it. The Silicon Valley giant also did not properly obtain users’ consent for the purpose of showing them personalized ads, the watchdog agency said.
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An incident at the Lincoln Memorial that involved indigenous rights activists, Catholic schoolboys and Hebrew Israelites seemed to capture the worst of America at a moment of extreme political polarization.
Security officials in Kabul said the death toll could reach higher than 120.
Any change would have to be approved by at least three-quarters of the league’s 32 owners.
Israel has entered into an increasingly open confrontation with its arch-foe that is also increasing friction with Moscow.
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Analysis
The president averaged nearly 5.9 false or misleading claims a day in his first year in office. But he hit nearly 16.5 a day in his second year, almost triple the pace.
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Netflix and Hulu each take a long look at the circumstances behind the disastrous 2017 music festival.
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