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The Indian Government Is Trying to Erase the Citizenship of Millions. Climate Change Might Get There First

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How to Ask Someone for Career Advice Without Being Annoying

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Taking Advantage of Family Connections Is a Bipartisan American Tradition

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Ambassador Sondland Just Threw Rudy Giuliani Under the Ukraine Bus

“Giuliani specifically mentioned the 2016 election (including the DNC server) and Burisma as two anti-corruption investigatory topics of importance for the president.”

Trump Admits He Talked to Ukraine About Joe Biden

He reportedly pressed the Ukrainian president up to 8 times to work with Rudy Giuiliani to investigate Biden and his son.

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Our ongoing column about cheating, fraud, and scams within the American education system.

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Summoning Patricia costs $14.50, but it looks like she haunts a 10-figure estate.

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Pretty paws deserve an elevated Halloween look, but they needn’t cost a fortune.

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