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On the edge of a humble, nameless town, a young boy’s father catches him in women’s lingerie. The man rages, beats his son and burns his clothes. All the while, a Nina Simone record spins. Poet Saeed Jones tells this story in his poem “Boy in...
File photo of a hotel cleaning staff member by Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images When you stay in a hotel, how much do you tip the maid? Have you ever forgotten to tip housekeeping altogether? In its gratuity guide, the American Hotel and...
Photo by Flickr user jbdodane Imagine, for a moment, that you’re an international salesman. You work for General Electric, which is one of the biggest producers of freight-hauling locomotives in the world. There’s a demand in South Africa, and you...
Today in the Morning Line: Hillary Clinton back in Iowa for the first time since 2008 loss Republicans pressure Obama to do more The politics of war What does Congress do? She’s ‘baaack’: Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa for the first time...
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to deal with American extremists intent on joining the fighting in countries like Syria and Iraq. Attorney General Eric Holder says in a video message released Monday that...
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War. Congress granted an exemption so Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat...