7 big takeaways from the first Democratic debate

Wednesday night’s debate benefited from first-night anticipation and from a field of underdogs eager to mix it up in a bid to break out. | Brynn Anderson/AP Photo Beto O’Rourke got roughed up, while Julián Castro prospered at his fellow Texan’s expense. Elizabeth Warren left unscathed. And for once, it wasn’t all about President Donald Trump or the Democratic frontrunner, ...

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Congress flails after Trump’s deportation ultimatum

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) voiced opposition to the current House border plan, saying: “We cannot continue to throw money at a dysfunctional system.” | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Lawmakers are stumbling in their efforts to address the border crisis before bolting for the holiday recess, dimming long-shot hopes that Congress can meet President Donald Trump’s two-week deadline to stave off his ...

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Bear halts Colorado marathon by crossing the road

A group of runners experienced a stunning sight last weekend as a bear temporarily halted the Leadville Trail Marathon in Colorado Springs. Two runners, Quentin Genke and Pete Peterson, said they reached the halfway point between mile 12 and 13 when Genke noticed the bear out of his right eye running along the trail. “I don’t think [the bear] was interested in running the ...

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What Mayor Pete Couldn’t Fix About the South Bend Cops

Adam Wren is a contributing editor at Indianapolis Monthly and Politico Magazine. SOUTH BEND, Indiana—Pete Buttigieg emerged from his black Suburban outside the police department Friday night, and stepped into the middle of the tensest moment of his nearly eight-year career as mayor. Protesters, angered by a police shooting five days earlier, pressed a list of 10 demands into his ...

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