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How the U.S. Triggered a Massacre in Mexico This story was co-published with National Geographic. Leer en Español. Read This Article…

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How an Unfinished Portrait of Washington Ended Up on the Dollar Bill Under the rafters of a Philadelphia barn-turned-art studio in 1796, two men …

Inside the Trump Marriage: Melania’s Burden Traditionally, presidents have at least made a show of having healthy, happy marriages. Even the Clintons, despite marital …

Alex Jones Just Can’t Help Himself It was the winter of 1997 and Alex Jones couldn’t stop getting punched in the face. Read This …

Trump: Crazy Like a Fox, or Just Crazy? Has the first 100 days of the presidency made Donald Trump nuts? I don’t ask that …

Russian Hooligans’ Toughest Opponents? Russia’s Police Holding on to the ankles of two of his opponents, Alex, a 33-year-old member of a Moscow soccer …

Killer, kleptocrat, genius, spy: the many myths of Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin, you may have noticed, is everywhere. He has soldiers in Ukraine and …

Why Many Young Russians See a Hero in Putin He doesn’t know where to take me when I meet him at the hotel by …

The Bittersweet History of Chocolate For most people, chocolate is purely tasty — but some of its history can be hard to swallow. One …

The Bolsheviks Versus the Deep State Vacant offices. Barren corridors. The hush of work not being done settles across the capital city, a silence …