Secretary of State Dean Rusk, President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.
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Was Vietnam 'a quagmire' or a 'stalemate machine'? Understanding this 50-year-old debate can shed light on why the US is currently locked into a 'forever war.'
How incriminating is your Instagram feed?
Should reality stars be warned that everything they say can and will be used against them in a court of law? Turns out, it's complicated.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ahead of a vote on the health care bill.
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Mitch McConnell gets a win, and the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare will be debated in the Senate.
According to a recent study, horror is the only film genre where women appear and speak as often as men.
Can the world come together as one to fight terrorism online?
British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an international cooperative effort to drive terrorists off the internet. How well have other global efforts to manage the internet fared?
On June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will leave the Paris climate accord.
A panel of academics and scientists explain the damages to the Earth, the economy and US moral standing in the world by Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate accord.
Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland, where a measles outbreak in 2015 led to children being sickened in several states.
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You may not know anyone with an infectious disease covered by the immunizations on the 2017 list of recommended vaccines. Here's why that doesn't matter, and why children still need to be protected.
Herder Ahmed Haji waters his goats.
AP Photo/Ben Curtis
According to 2016 rankings, Somalia is the most fragile state in the world, worse off even than Syria. But there are reasons to believe things will improve.
A farmer harvests soybeans near Lenox, Iowa.
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Whether or not farmers believe human activities are changing the climate (many don't), an agriculture specialist urges them to pursue payments for techniques that return carbon to the soil.
Where are the people really going?
Is Trump up or down? Will the public vote yes or no? Who will win the election? A mathematician's guide to understanding polls in the media.
Trump and California Governor Jerry Brown have already had their run-ins.
A new federalism? Trump's decision to green-light the Dakota Access Pipeline and early battles with states show a disregard for the sovereignty of domestic government bodies.
A New York Times article from 1910 describes founding of Mound Bayou, a town founded on the wealth of a steamboat patent.
American slaves couldn't hold property – including patents on their own inventions. But that didn't stop black Americans from innovating since the beginning of the country's history.
After witnessing a streamed suicide, users could sue for emotional harm. But it's tricky to prove – and even trickier to hold Facebook accountable.
This will be part of your permanent record.
The law says official presidential records must be preserved. How do tweets figure in – particularly when they're altered or deleted?
A family dairy farm in Gilmanton Ironworks, New Hampshire.
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Are you part of the 86 percent of Americans who do not live in rural America? Here's why Trump's choice to lead the USDA matters to you.
A makeshift memorial for the Sandy Hook victims on the first anniversary of the massacre.
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Even after 26 children and teachers were killed four years ago today at Sandy Hook, more mass shootings by disturbed white men and boys have occurred. Ignoring this crisis has severe consequences.
Taking a knee during the national anthem isn’t risk-free in the NFL.
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Americans enjoy a right to free speech, and some public figures really exercise that right. The Constitution might not protect them the way they think it does, though.
In the early stages of his campaign, Donald Trump eagerly made himself available to the press. As president, that’s likely to change.
How can journalists resist a master media manipulator, reach local communities and sift through fake news and propaganda? Media experts explore the challenges of covering the next administration.
Little boy with a cold.
It's only natural for parents to want to help their children when they suffer from a cold. Here's why the best treatment may be no treatment, except for natural remedies like honey and a little TLC.
Trumpisms at your fingertips.
AP Photo/John Locher
What can future politicians learn from the president-elect's social media presence while on the campaign trail?