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Big Tech, a Conservative Provocateur and the Fight Over Disinformation

by anti-Christian bigots, diseased migrants and race hustlers concocting hate crimes. Danger and outrages loom. A Mexican politician threatens the “takeover” of several American states. Police officers are kicked out of an Arizona Starbucks. Kamala Harris, the Democratic presidential candidate, proposes a “$100 billion handout” for black families.The Western Journal is not quite a household…

Their Mothers Chose Donor Sperm. The Doctors Used Their Own.

had inseminated at least 11 women with his own sperm. In addition, scores of donor children claim they were conceived with the wrong sperm at Dr. Barwin’s clinic, though not the doctor’s. He told one woman that he had used his sperm to calibrate a clinic instrument and that this contamination explained her conception. The…

Trump Says Danish Prime Minister Was ‘Nasty’ in Rejecting Greenland Offer

Politics|Trump Says Danish Prime Minister Was ‘Nasty’ in Rejecting Greenland OfferMr. Trump’s hope of buying Greenland “absurd,” a statement the president called “nasty.”VideoPresident Trump told reporters that the Danish prime minister’s reaction to his interest in buying Greenland was “nasty.”CreditCreditAnna Moneymaker/The New York Times“I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something,”…

Their Ancestors Were Enslaved by Law. Now They’re Lawyers.

In the history of the United States, black Americans were the only group for whom it was ever illegal to learn to read or write. And so when emancipation finally came, schools and colleges were some of the first institutions that the freed people clamored to build. Black Americans believed that education meant liberation, and…

Is Spam Trying to Tell Us Something?

yield curves and their poll results and their images of ice and fire. Every headline is a forecast. Every stray observation supports a theory. Something is about to happen. (But when?) Many things are about to happen. (And here’s why!) Nobody is sure they know anything, but everyone is worried that someone knows something. Summer…

Touch Football, Sold as Safer, Now Requires a Helmet

Published Aug. 20, 2019Updated Aug. 20, 2019, 10:36 p.m. ETCOLLEGE STATION, Tex. — On a steamy afternoon in June, Jim Poynter, the coach of the 7-on-7 touch football team at Lamar High School in Arlington, Tex., escorted one of his former players around the state tournament.In a game last spring, the player, Brett Green Jr.,…

The Trump Administration Is Worrying About the Economy. A Look at the Data Shows Why.

Aug. 20, 2019Updated 7:03 p.m. ETLast fall, administration officials displayed a series of charts that showed how President Trump’s economy was outperforming President Barack Obama’s.But many of the indicators officials used to showcase a Trump-fueled economic “boom” have fizzled on the back of the president’s escalating trade fights.On Tuesday, Mr. Trump confirmed that he was…

A Journey to Explore What ‘Victory’ Looks Like in a Shattered Syria

retook the northern city of Aleppo, the factories and the ancient bazaars, or souks, were stirring again, but electricity was stuttering back one power-crew shift at a time.It is not only infrastructure that needs rebuilding. The Syria we saw was missing a middle class, its members having fled or fallen down the economic ladder. The…

Italy’s Prime Minister Resigns, Turning Chaos Into Uncertainty

sought funding from Russia.He questioned Mr. Salvini’s failure to leave the government despite expressing his lack of confidence in it.“Dear Matteo, pushing this crisis you have assumed a great responsibility,” Mr. Conte said, adding that he “was worried” by Mr. Salvini’s request for full powers and for his supporters to fill the country’s squares in…

A Brief History of Slavery That You Didn’t Learn in School

Artwork by Deb Bishop Sometime in 1619, a Portuguese slave ship, the São João Bautista, traveled across the Atlantic Ocean with a hull filled with human cargo: captive Africans from Angola, in southwestern Africa. The men, women and children, most likely from the kingdoms of Ndongo and Kongo, endured the horrific journey, bound for a…