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Among the words and phrases added to Merriam-Webster's dictionary are "side-eye," "face-palm" and "Seussian" — as well as the decidedly Seussian "snollygoster," which has been enjoying a revival.
Feb. 8, 2017
Rosie Ayliffe's daughter was stabbed to death last year. In an open letter, Ayliffe told President Trump that the attack was not terrorism — and urged against being led "into darkness and hatred."
Feb. 8, 2017
The vote took place under tight security and is a big step in a country that hasn't had a functioning central government for the past 26 years.
Feb. 8, 2017
Judges delayed a law signed by the outgoing governor of North Carolina, who was defeated in November's election, requiring his successor's nominees to be approved by the Republican-controlled Senate.
Feb. 8, 2017
Speaking to a gathering of sheriffs and police chiefs, President Trump said "a bad high school student" would understand the legality of his executive order, which is the subject of multiple lawsuits.
Feb. 8, 2017
President Trump signed over 488 business entities, including his luxury hotel in Washington, to a trust. But a document says those assets are held "for the exclusive benefit of Donald J. Trump."
Feb. 8, 2017
With facts, toys and good humor, the Swedish doctor and statistician helped people understand what numbers tell us about the world.
Feb. 8, 2017
Tornadoes injured dozens of people as they moved through southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday. In New Orleans East, the National Guard was helping clear streets of debris and downed electrical wires.
Feb. 8, 2017
People who think the change in administrations may save them from having to pay a fine for not having insurance in 2016 could be in for a rude surprise.
Feb. 8, 2017
Warren was reading aloud from a letter by the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King when she was interrupted by the presiding chair of the Senate.
Feb. 8, 2017
President Trump inherited 41 "law of war" captives in Guantanamo, well below the 242 there when Obama took office. A visit to the prison camps finds them ready for more occupants.
Feb. 8, 2017
As the findings were announced, Navalny, a popular blogger, tweeted images and said the new verdict seemed to be copied from an earlier trial.
Feb. 8, 2017
Researchers have developed a new wheat-like species called Salish Blue that grows back year after year, which not only cuts down on work for farmers, but helps prevent erosion and agricultural waste.
Feb. 8, 2017
Republicans invoked a Senate rule that silences a member accused of impugning the integrity of a colleague. Warren was speaking against the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general.
Feb. 8, 2017
Actor Richard Hatch — who starred in the original Battlestar Galactica film and TV series — died on Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to his manager Michael Kaliski.
Feb. 8, 2017
The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto has gone bust. Investors have lost millions and Trump has been sued, along with the project's two Russian-Canadian developers.
Feb. 8, 2017
Noah Hawley, writer-director of the FX series Fargo, has created a promising and visually striking series set in the X-Men universe that seems oddly reluctant to embrace its pulpy, superheroic roots.
Feb. 8, 2017
President Trump has one type of approval rating — the one that voters gave him. But as a businessman, he also has a brand reputation. It has been rising as his presidency brings more attention to it.
Feb. 8, 2017
Federal regulators have found about 1 in 4 funeral homes don't disclose their general price lists as required by the 1984 rule.
Feb. 8, 2017
Seeing a great work of art might quicken your pulse, but the Metropolitan Museum of Art is hoping you'll break a sweat, too. A dance company is offering literally breathtaking tours of the museum.
Feb. 8, 2017

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