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Trump says he is considering payroll tax cut amid economic concerns

President Trump also said he is looking at other possible tax cuts — though he cautioned that a tax proposal isn't imminent — and again called on the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates.

E.U. slaps down Johnson’s opening gambit to renegotiate Brexit agreement

The European Union said it was unwilling to agree to any deal that did not include ironclad assurances to ensure peace in Northern Ireland.
Surveillance cameras placed by researchers in Brazil's Tijuca National Park capture a pair of dogs. (Courtesy of Katyucha Silva)
Surveillance cameras placed by researchers in Brazil's Tijuca National Park capture a pair of dogs. (Courtesy of Katyucha Silva)

The dog is one of the world’s most destructive mammals. Brazil proves it.

They’re invading nature reserves and parks, hunting in packs and threatening endangered species. And the problem is global.
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The 1619 Project and the far-right fear of history

A deeply researched New York Times project about the legacy of slavery has drawn criticism from conservatives.
The departure deepens the upheaval at the longtime gun rights powerhouse.
Jennifer Horn resigned from the Log Cabin Republicans national board, saying the endorsement pushed right up to a line she swore she would never cross.
Perspective
The real question about Mark Halperin’s comeback isn’t whether he’s apologized enough.

After concussions ended her soccer career, a former star is helping girls avoid a similar fate

Girls’ soccer players are suffering brain injuries at nearly the same rate as football players. For one, the sport brought her six concussions and severe lasting effects.
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The remarkable survival of Angela, Va.’s first recorded African woman

Her arrival 400 years ago marked the start of a subjugation that left millions in chains.
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The Bible was used to justify slavery. Africans made it a path to freedom.

Large numbers of African Americans adopted Christianity and quickly remade it their own.
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Freedom and slavery, the ‘central paradox of American history’

Shortly after colonists established laws on how to govern, they created laws on how to enslave.
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