The truth is that the interpretation of others’ legacies often reveals a great deal about us and our values. And is often less about the complexity of the lives of those with whom we engage.
US Republicans failed Friday in their latest effort to dismantle Obamacare, leaving the party shocked and in disarray and signalling the potential death knell for President Donald Trump's promise to repeal his predecessor's health reforms.
The Economist's David Rennie says European leaders feel orphaned and bereft in the Trump era.
The US Senate voted Tuesday to proceed with a debate on Republican plans to repeal Barack Obama's health care reforms — proceedings marked by the dramatic return of John McCain, who is suffering from cancer.
US spy chiefs insisted Thursday they have strong evidence that Russia mounted an unprecedented bid to disrupt the American election, standing firm in the face of Donald Trump's refusal to accept their conclusions.
Some supporters are concerned that developments like the dustup with John McCain will do lasting damage.
The White House has been picking up the pace of prisoner releases at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba. Still, actually emptying the prison and shutting down the facility will be difficult because Congress prohibits the transfer of Gitmo detainees to US soil.
As Congress rushed to get spending bills passed before lawmakers went home for the holidays, unrelated riders gave gifts to mining and fossil fuel companies. And one of them comes at the expense of the environment and Native Americans.
You may not be surprised to hear that simulated drowning as a torture was first documented during the Middle Ages. But did you know it was once a common technique in US law enforcement in the early 20th century?
The Tasmanian tiger was believed to have gone extinct in the wild back in the 1930s, but it may have been more resilient than we thought. An expedition says its found evidence that the creatures still exist. Plus the Philippines try to pick up the pieces after Typhoon Haiyan devastates the area. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a rare effort at communicating with the American people through the New York TImes. In an op-ed, he confronted President Barack Obama's decision-making regarding U.S. intervention in Syria and called for the U.S. to hold back any strikes.