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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...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The movement to make college campuses into sanctuaries for undocumented...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
More than 120,000 people have already indicated on Facebook that they are planning on attending the Women's March on Washington. (Photo: Getty)
Organizers of the Women's March on Washington are assuring those that are...

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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."