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When James Madison assembled fellow members of his Virginia delegation, few of them knew what was up his sleeve. more
The two officers paused a moment, contemplating what was happening around them. “War,” the captain said. “We don’t want it. But we’ve got it.” His first officer looked at him incredulously: “Curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.” more
You don’t have to hear it from us — it’s expensive to live in New York City. Zumper, a website that provides rental listings across the country, says a typical two-bedroom apartment in the city costs $3,400 a month — topped only by a similar-sized apartment in San Francisco. more
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a special deal for you: Pay for a dozen fares during the week using its touchless OMNY system, and get free rides until the end of the weekend. more
What drives someone to commit a crime? It’s an age-old question lacking a simple answer, and any real motivation to solve it. Instead, we focus more on reacting to a criminal act than proactively exploring the root causes that lead to such legal transgressions in the first place. more
If we are to believe Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical masterpiece — and the Ron Chernow biography — Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was obsessed with not just his legacy, but mortality itself. more
He was one of the “Big Six,” as they were known back then, who helped draw more than 200,000 people to the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., tell America, “I Have a Dream.” more
Serbia is the home to tennis star Novak Djokovic, who aimed for his 10th Australian Open title. Instead of making his way to the tennis court, Djokovic found himself in Australia’s immigration courts, fighting deportation. more
It was a bill that made it through both chambers of the state legislature with no controversy — and not even a single no vote. Not from any Republican, not even in a committee. Gov. Kathy Hochul didn’t even waste time signing this bill into law, doing so a few weeks before Thanksgiving. more
Eighty percent. That’s what U.S. News & World Report says is the number of New Year’s resolutions that fail by the middle of February. So chances are, don’t clear your schedule too much for those morning runs you’ve planned, or to head out to that organic grocery store you’ve always avoided. more
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