Piles of cash go to parties and pet causes on both sides of the political spectrum. Where do the big-donor philosophies differ, and is there any common ground?
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It's massively in debt, to the tune of 17 trillion dollars, but the United States is still considered the wealthiest nation on Earth. Wait, what? Explain, please.
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Simultaneous rebellions in Ukraine, Venezuela and Thailand point to a history of revolutionary waves that can cross continents and oceans.
Syria's foreign minister, in a speech to the United Nations, claimed that his government is battling cannibals. Continue reading →
As Oct. 1, 2013 ushered in a shutdown of the U.S. government, these science-oriented institutions weren't spared.
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