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How a Young Army Officer Built America’s Empire of Paranoia From 85,000 Index Cards Manila, 1901. The city is a steamy mix of grand …

Ready for Trump TV? Inside Sinclair Broadcasting’s Plot to Take Over Your Local News One evening in July, David Smith, the executive chairman of …

China’s Crazy Plan to Keep Sand From Swallowing the World The view from the top of this windblown hill in Duolun County, in China’s …

A Future of Genetically Engineered Children Is Closer Than You’d Think The first step is a no-brainer. Say you are one of the tens …

Who’s Behind Newsweek? Two days after Barack Obama won reelection, I met a young Chinese woman, whom I will call Anne, in the basement …

Meet the California Couple Who Uses More Water Than Every Home in Los Angeles Combined Rafaela Tijerina first met la señora at a school …

Conservatives Say They Want Another Antonin Scalia. They Really Want Another Sam Alito. On February 25, when the GOP candidates gathered in Houston for …

Fully Loaded: Inside the Shadowy World of America’s 10 Biggest Gunmakers They are all white, all middle-aged, and all men. A few live openly …

Sheldon Adelson Bets It All It was around 10:30 p.m. when Steve Jacobs rolled down the gravel driveway. The air was warm for early …

Inside the Crazy Negotiations That Revolutionized Our Relationship With Cuba On a rainy day last December, President Barack Obama gathered a small group of …