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Nika Knight, staff writer
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen and President-elect Donald Trump spoke on the phone for 10 minutes on Friday. (Photo: Ashley Pon/Getty Images; John Minchillo/AP Photo)
China lodged a diplomatic protest Saturday against President-elect Donald Trump, after Trump spoke on the phone Friday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen. Trump's 10-minute call with Taiwanese leadership marked the first contact between the U.S. and Taiwan's government since 1979, when President Jimmy Carter broke ties in order to preserve the...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Marking what one advocacy group hailed as " major steps towards justice ," the...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The Colombian congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a peace deal with...

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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."