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What separated the English from the rest of the world in the lead-up to the Industrial Revolution was their culture and genetics, says economic historian Gregory Clark. The most materially-driven and most patient survived. Photo by Flickr user...
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gave the gives the key note address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The Senate confirmed Castro for housing secretary Wednesday. Photo by Harry E. Walker/MCTWASHINGTON — The Senate easily confirmed San...
Soccer fans and gawkers alike (including deities) collectively flocked to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to Germany’s 7-1 dismantling of Brazil in the semifinal match of the 2014 World Cup in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. And, according to FIFA, the...
President Obama with Texas Gov. Rick Perry on May 9, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Perry will meet with Obama and faith and local leaders to discuss immigration in Dallas Wednesday. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Today in the Morning Line: President...
Migrants embark on the 1,500-mile trek north for mainly economic or security reasons. Photo by Anna Surinyach/Doctors Without Borders Many migrants from Central American countries report being mugged, raped or threatened with other violence as they...
WASHINGTON — By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn’t qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs...