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Biographer: Hate overcame Nixon


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Richard Nixon was a contradictory and tragic figure. He had a keen mind and was an incredibly hard worker. At the same time, he was vengeful, paranoid and driven and “he got us deeper into the Vietnam War,” says John Farrell, author of new biography about the 37th president. “His hate was his tragic flaw that

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Unexplained loyalties and hidden dangers


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Donald Trump is “greatest con artist in the history of the world” and “has spent his entire life as one of the most successful criminals in America,” best-selling author David Cay Johnston says. Johnston, a former reporter for the New York Times, says 1977 was the last year that Trump paid any income tax and

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Eusebio and I


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While I was a correspondent in Havana, I worked out of a beautiful building called the Lonja de Comercio. It was in Old Havana, a neighborhood that was in constant renovation. A famed Cuban historian named Eusebio Leal headed the restoration efforts. I had seen him and shook his hand a few times. I had

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Fall of Kunduz


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The provincial capital of Kunduz was back in the news this week after the Taliban regained control of the city. Kunduz was the first major city to fall to U.S.-backed Northern Alliance troops in November 2001. Now, nearly 14 years later, the Taliban is back in control. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told reporters that security forces were staging a

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