Buttigieg says being gay helps him relate to the black struggle, but some reject...

Oliver Davis, a black council member in South Bend, Ind., where Buttigieg is mayor, said that African Americans, unlike gay people, don’t have the option of “coming out” at their chosen moment — as did Buttigieg, who disclosed...

First new U.S. store now open in Garden State Plaza

Toys R Us' comeback continued Wednesday with its first new U.S. bricks-and-mortar store.A month after opening two “immersive toy wonderlands” called Toys R Us Adventure and 17 months after shuttering all stores, the iconic toy brand opened a retail store at...

William Doyle Ruckelshaus, who defied Nixon in Watergate firing, dies

SEATTLE (AP) — William Doyle Ruckelshaus, who famously quit his job in the U.S. Justice Department rather than carry out President Richard Nixon’s order to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal, has died. He was 87.Ruckelshaus...

Book review of Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and...

For a long time, the best description of daily life in the federal government came from a fictionalized newspaper serial: In the late 1970s, the now-defunct Washington Star published a regular soap opera chronicling the lives of workers...

If you see ‘Waves,’ it might see you

While Tyler acts as if achieving his potential is his right, his little sister Emily (Taylor Russell) keeps her own potential in reserve — at least for the first half of the film. And then there’s Catharine (Renée...

Trump posted a picture of himself as Rocky. No one knows what to make...

People are used to seeing Donald Trump’s face transposed on to a lot of things: satsumas, the Queen, a giant floating baby flying across the US and the UK. But this morning, the president himself posted a photo where...

Pete Buttigieg phoned a black critic to ‘listen’. Is this the best we can...

Though he probably never had a chance, Pete Buttigieg’s standing among black voters just got even lower. On Monday, the Root writer Michael Harriot penned a piece calling Buttigieg out after a video resurfaced from 2011, in which Buttigieg...

Book review of Edison by Edmund Morris

In the late 19th century, the unschooled Edison was the mastermind of then-unimaginable, even magical, technologies that revolutionized society in his lifetime and ours: to name just the most transformative, the incandescent lightbulb and the electrification of cities;...

Orlando, Parkland survivors cope with endless violence

Jerry Wright was supposed to celebrate his 34th birthday this past weekend. He was supposed to decorate the Christmas tree with his mother after Thanksgiving dinner — their annual ritual — and celebrate the holidays with his newborn nephews.Instead, his mother spent...

Hopeful she can host Thanksgiving parade

Usually parenting injuries come from stepping on toys that didn't get put away. But for Savannah Guthrie, her son's toy train got her right in the eye.The "Today" show co-host called her colleagues Wednesday to explain why she had...