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Hillary Struggles to Recall the Sweet Cathartic Release of Laughter

Whether it's sheer campaign exhaustion or an innate inability to summon human emotion, Hillary Clinton sure could use a good laugh. When People asked her when the last time she couldn't stop laughing was, she mumbled something about her staffers being silly on her private plane. "They were ribbing each other... More »

Myanmar Might Get a Woman President Before the United States Does

Myanmar might get its first woman president before the United States does, even though the leading candidate — Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi — is, at least for now, constitutionally ineligible for the job. Back in November, the National League for Democracy party, which is led by... More »

Rubio’s Robotic Message in the New Hampshire Debate Was Code-Talk to Right-Wing Conspiracy Nuts

Until the returns roll in from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, we probably won't know whether Marco Rubio's poor performance in Saturday night's Republican candidate debate was an illusion of the punditry or a real stumble that could open the door to a comeback by his Establishment rivals. In the interim,... More »

The World’s Largest Energy Trader Predicts 10 More Years of Cheap Oil

We're looking at six more weeks of winter and ten more years of cheap gas, according to a groundhog and the world's largest independent oil-trading house. In an interview with Bloomberg, Vitol Group BV chief executive officer Ian Taylor predicted that the combination of slowing Chinese growth and the booming... More »

Knicks Fire Head Coach Derek Fisher

The New York Knicks have given Derek Fisher the boot midway through his second season as head coach. The Knicks posted the announcement Monday morning and named Kurt Rambis interim head coach.  Fisher was named head coach in June 2014 by Phil Jackson, who had taken over as the struggling... More »

Obama Wants $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika

President Barack Obama will ask Congress for an emergency $1.8 billion to fight the Zika virus abroad and, one hopes, arrest its spread inside the U.S. "What we now know is that there appears to be some significant risk for pregnant women and women who are thinking about having a... More »

For the First Time in Recorded History, Someone Was Killed by a Meteorite

The world's longest odds came into play for a Mr. V. Kamaraj on Saturday as he crossed the campus of Bharathidasan Engineering College in Tamil Nadu, India, and became the first person in recorded history to have been killed by a meteorite. The stone essentially exploded as it fell, shattering the glass in... More »

Marco Rubio’s Debate Spinners Doing the World’s Hardest Job

Saturday night, Marco Rubio endured what is probably the worst exchange in the history of presidential debates, in which he repeated a near-verbatim scripted sound-bite in response to being attacked for only repeating scripted sound-bites, in a way that seemed to pull back the curtain on his entire persona. But... More »

Education Reform Is Not That Popular, But It’s Still Working

Education-policy analysts have known for a long time that the traditional system for hiring teachers — giving them tenure after a few years, and tying their salary to years on the job — does not exactly optimize the quality of the teaching workforce. In 2009, Washington, D.C., launched IMPACT, a... More »

East Coast Braces for Even More Snow

The experts are in agreement: this week’s weather won’t be pretty. Well it might be pretty if you like the look of snow, but it won’t be pleasant. New Yorkers can expect cold winds and rain turning to snow on Monday morning, growing steadily less snowy and more wet through... More »

Fresh Intelligence: Bill Unloads on Bernie, Cam Crushed by Super Bowl Loss, and More

Good morning and welcome to Fresh Intelligence, our roundup of the stories, ideas, and memes you'll be talking about today. In this edition Cam Newton's incredible season comes to a sad end, Clinton’s claws are out, and Doritos are icky. Here's the rundown for Monday, February 8. WEATHER Another week,... More »

Life in Paris’s 10th and 11th Arrondissements, 3 Months After the Attacks

From morning till night, Parisians have been gathering at the Place de la République. Since November 13, it has become a living memorial — just steps from where the terrorists attacked. The statue of Marianne, which passersby had stopped noticing years ago, is now where people flock: to light candles,... More »

Clinton and Sanders to Debate in Flint, Michigan

The Democratic National Committee and host CNN announced on Sunday that the March 6 Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be held in Flint, Michigan. The choice is meant to draw attention to the plight of the city, which has endured a massive water crisis that has... More »

Marco Rubio Defends His Repetition of Talking Point by Repeating Talking Point

Appearing on ABC's This Week on Sunday morning, Marco Rubio insisted that his bizarre and robotic repetition of anti-Obama talking points at Saturday night’s Republican debate was a good move, and repeated a variation of the talking point again while also claiming that he was glad the clips were being recirculated... More »

Sizing Up the Next Penn Station(s)

None of the roughly 640,000 commuters who scuttle—or, at rush hour, shuffle—through Penn Station every day can doubt that it needs, um, improvements. That’s a little like saying that Norman Bates’s mother could use a little work. But sorting through the various, plans, counterplans, and multibillion-dollar options has become as... More »

What You Missed in Super Bowl 50: A GIF Guide

Did you fail to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday night, defying both Budweiser and Beyoncé? Fear not: We've compiled a handy GIF-guide to the Denver Bronco's 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. Here's a look at all the night's important fumbles, world tour announcements, and gastrointestinal ailments.Lady Gaga wasn't... More »

Donald Trump Wants to Reclassify Waterboarding So It’s No Longer a War Crime for Him to Order It

While there was some discussion among the Republican candidates at Saturday night’s debate in New Hampshire as to whether or not waterboarding was a form of torture (it is), Donald Trump went below and beyond everyone else on stage to insist that not only would he reinstitute waterboarding against America’s... More »

North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket, Triggering Emergency Meeting of UN Security Council

North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday morning, which the country says was to get an earth observation satellite into orbit as part of their space program, but world powers aren't buying that story, seeing the launch instead as a long-range ballistic missile test and an act of aggression... More »

Rubio's Establishment Rivals Bring Him Down to Earth in New Hampshire

Anyone looking at the polls or the dynamics of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary going into tonight's Republican candidate debate knew the candidate with the bulls-eye on his back was Marco Rubio, and that the rivals hunting for him would be the three facing imminent extinction: Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and... More »

Rubio Implodes in New Hampshire Debate By Acting Like a Broken Robot

Senator Marco Rubio's attempt to claim the GOP establishment mantle and surge past Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to the Republican presidential nomination encountered a massive glitch in the early part of Saturday night’s debate. At first, Rubio’s strategy appeared to be to rehash his stump speech insinuating that President... More »

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