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US President Donald Trump and National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base for Miami, Florida on June 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump is neither strategic nor competent

By Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky
Contrary to the view of National Security Advisor HR McMaster, Trump has left a vacuum that has shaken US allies, provided opportunities for adversaries, and undermined US credibility and influence around the world, write Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky.
Harvey Weinstein and Woody Allen

Weinstein 'witch hunt'? Wrong, Woody Allen

By Jill Filipovic
Men like Woody Allen and Harvey Weinstein should fear women -- modern day, emboldened "witches" -- who are now hunting down their former predators, writes Jill Filipovic.
The merging of two neutron stars produces a violent explosion known as a kilonova. Such an event is expected to expel heavy chemical elements into space. This picture shows some of these elements, along with their atomic numbers.

Want to see stars collide? It'll cost you

By Don Lincoln
If you have even the smallest interest in science, you couldn't miss this week's big excitement. The LIGO and Virgo collaborations, along with a very loose worldwide association of scientists and astronomers, announced that they had observed ripples in space and faint light in powerful telescopes that marked the collision of two neutron stars, which are dead stellar remnants with the mass of our sun, crushed to the size of a city.
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Americares Senior Vice President of Global Programs Dr. E. Anne Peterson helps unload a planeload of medicine and supplies by hand in San Juan on Oct. 1, 2017.

America, Puerto Rico still needs your help

By E. Anne Peterson
Though life in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria has become challenging on multiple fronts, Puerto Ricans and the aid workers assisting them are determined to rebuild a brighter future -- but they need our help, writes E. Anne Peterson.
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SPRINGVILLE, UT - JUNE 17:  David Barkerlooks at an AR-15 semi-automatic gun to  at Action Target on June 17, 2016 in Springville, Utah. Semi-automatics are in the news again after the nightclub shooting in Orlando F;lord last week. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Sachs: A modest proposal on guns

By Jeffrey Sachs
A compromise on regulations for the Second Amendment that keeps protection of gun ownership--semi-automatic included --is possible, Jeffrey Sachs writes.
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk with Girl Scouts that are camping overnight on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, June 30, 2015. Fifty Girl Scouts will spend the night on the White House lawn in camping tents as part of the "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood obesity and increase nutrition awareness. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

How Boy Scouts can catch up to Girl Scouts

By Andrea Freeman
The Boy Scouts' recent decision to admit girls has overlooked the Girl Scouts' ongoing leadership-building legacy for girls, says lifelong Girl Scout Andrea Freeman.
SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Without Kaepernick, what is NFL saying to black fans?

By Isaac Bailey
Aaron Rodgers is one of the National Football League's best players, and with his potentially season-ending injury, the NFL will be put to the test. Does the league treasure its fervent black supporters as much as it does fans of President Donald Trump and a number of other white Americans, who seem to believe they alone should define patriotism? Aaron Rodgers' broken collarbone puts one of league's signature franchises, the Green Bay Packers, a team that was expected to contend for the Super Bowl this season, on the spot. Will they pass on a free agent, Colin Kaepernick, that took the San Francisco 49ers to within one play of winning a title a few years ago?
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 24:  Actress Mayim Bialik attends the Television Academy's Performers Peer Group Hold Cocktail Reception to Celebrate the 67th Emmy Awards at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel on August 24, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

What Mayim Bialik reveals about #MeToo

By Kate Maltby
A #MeToo hashtag won't force real change on issues of sexual harassment or assault, says Kate Maltby, but it may give us courage to take the next steps.

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