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Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Marking what one advocacy group hailed as " major steps towards justice ," the United Nations on Thursday apologized for its role in the deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti. Since the outbreak began in 2010—firmly linked to reckless sewage practices by a Nepalese contingent of U.N. peacekeepers—data from the World Health Organization shows that...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The Colombian congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a peace deal with...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Climate change—and resultant natural disasters, droughts, and sea level rise—"...

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On his 181st birthday, a salute to the dazzlingly incisive Mark Twain - born Samuel Clemens - the "true father of our national literature." A cranky, witty, clear-eyed moralist who never met a bullshit piece of political malarkey he didn't rush to eviscerate, he long ripped "public office (as) private graft." What would he have made of our current con man catastrophe? In his honor, maybe this: "Patriotism is defending your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."