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Venezuela’s military, despite U.S. expectations, has not turned on Maduro
Underpaid, underfed and humiliated by the autocratic turn their country had taken, the armed forces were the linchpin of the Trump administration’s strategy to get the ruling government to step aside. Some U.S. officials predicted they would flip en masse within days. That hasn’t happened.
House Democrats give IRS until April 23 to turn over Trump tax returns
Legal experts have suggested an outright denial of their request by Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin could be followed by subpoenas or a lawsuit in federal court.
 
Health-care law more popular despite Trump’s and GOP’s repeated attempts to destroy it
Since its passage in 2010, 25 million more Americans are insured, with millions more getting coverage that is more comprehensive because of it. Even some Republicans who won elections vowing to “repeal and replace” now speak favorably of President Obama’s signature domestic achievement.
 
David Attenborough gave the natural world a voice. Now he’s talking about climate change like never before.
The renowned British naturalist has been documenting nature for more than six decades. His latest project, an eight-part Netflix series, is full of sobering reminders about climate change. “What we do in the next 20 years will determine the future for all life on Earth,” he says.
 
‘The president today made America smaller’: Democrats blast Trump for attack on Rep. Omar
They said President Trump was inciting violence, perpetuating Islamophobia and politicizing the worst day in U.S. history after he tweeted a video of the Muslim congresswoman spliced with footage of the burning twin towers. It’s not the first time he’s invoked 9/11 for personal or political gain.
 
Fact Checker: Omar’s remarks — ‘Some people did something’ — in context
The remarks of the freshman member of Congress during an address to a Muslim rights organization spawned controversy, but they were just a snippet of a 20-minute speech.
 
 
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Opinions
Can a president be too old? Research has bad news for several 2020 candidates.
Some people are uncomfortable with touchers like Biden. Should they set the rules?
What it means for us to actually ‘see’ a black hole
Five myths about psychology
This Appalachian town was America’s ‘fattest city.’ Here’s how it slimmed down.
The country isn’t ‘full’ — and Trump knows it
 
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Booker formally joins 2020 race with echo of Martin Luther King Jr.: ‘We can’t wait’
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is working under the radar in the giant field of Democrats, obscured by higher-profile presidential candidates.
 
Beijing’s decade-old airport is at capacity. So a giant second one is coming soon.
Even with a slowing economy, China is looking to turn a farming region into a secondary capital and business zone.
 
27 possible graves have been discovered at a reform school with a history of brutality
Between 1900 and 1973, nearly 100 students reportedly died at the Florida School for Boys, which was shuttered in 2011.
 
These eaglets have two dads and one mom
Proof that families come in all shapes, sizes and species, a rare trio of bald eagles are raising three fluffy-feathered eaglets in a nest near the Mississippi River this spring.
 
Stratolaunch just became the largest airplane ever to fly
Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dreamed up the massive aircraft. But with his death last year, its future is uncertain.
 
A mother took her child to the Mall of America — then a stranger threw him from a balcony, police say
The boy, who is 5, suffered “significant injuries” and is being treated at a Minnesota hospital.
 
They believe more students should attend neighborhood schools. But what happens when it’s their child?
“Is there a win in this?”: A Capitol Hill family struggles to make a decision that’s right for them and right for their community.
 
Lori Loughlin, Michael Avenatti, Julian Assange and Tekashi 6ix9ine battle for craziest jailbird in SNL cold open
With Assange played by a moonlighting Michael Keaton, the show turned its eye to the series of recent, headline-garnering arrests involving random celebrities.
 
At the Masters, Tiger Woods is in the chase, but there are other big cats on the board
All the players around Woods on the leader board need to know that if their legendary adversary is to win his 15th major championship Sunday, he will do something he has never done before: come from behind on the final day.
 
Retropod | Podcast
D.C.’s cherry blossom trees weren’t always beloved
More than 1 million people attend the National Cherry Blossom Festival each year. But the cherry blossom trees, and Japanese culture, were not always embraced in the United States.
 
Relationships
Have you been ‘cloaked’? It’s a particularly cruel way of ghosting.
The person doesn’t just disappear — they block you from contacting them.
 
On Parenting
My son isn’t grieving his grandfather. Should I be worried?
They saw each other almost every day and had a special bond. But the 6-year-old hasn’t shown sadness since his grandpa’s death.
 
Wellness
How to make popcorn a healthy snack
Sure, the movie theater version has a bad rep. But you can make it nutritiously on a stove-top or with an air popper and the right oils and seasonings.
 

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