"Before submitting it elsewhere, I would advise the author to do a cutting job on it by half,” one dismissive editor told L'Engle's agent.

  • Mar 10, 2018

Thousands of flights have been canceled in the United States, most along the East Coast. In the Washington area, the federal government and many school districts shut down.

  • Mar 2, 2018

On the president's birthday, let's remember the night in 1787 when the Founding Fathers finished work on the Constitution, and Washington was feted at a Philadelphia tavern. Historians couldn't believe the bar tab.

  • Feb 22, 2018

Every day, passengers try to check in at one airport when their plane is boarding at another.

  • Feb 13, 2018

As Polish lawmakers consider making it a crime to refer to Polish complicity in Nazi atrocities, critics are pointing to one piece of history in particular: the massacre of hundreds of Jews by townspeople in the village of Jedwabne. In the words of one historian, “One day, in July 1941, half of the population of a small East European town murdered the other half.”

  • Feb 6, 2018

From Maryland to Massachusetts, the uncertainties surrounding legalized cannabis and the attorney general’s stance on it have had a chilling effect on physicians.

  • Feb 2, 2018

After wave of sexual misconduct cases, men and women stumble toward a new normal.

  • Jan 28, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees and contractors could face the same uncertainty next month.

  • Jan 22, 2018

As the country grapples with a government shutdown, here's a look at the one that ground the federal government to halt in 1995-1996.

  • Jan 20, 2018

A new documentary reveals the long-secret, humble hideout where two of the world's biggest diamonds were stashed.

  • Jan 13, 2018
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