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January 3, 2018
People on snow-covered ice at the base of the frozen American Falls, Niagara Falls, New York, c. 1883.  Library of Congress.
People used to walk to Canada across frozen-over Niagara Falls. An accident changed everything
January 3, 2018 - 4:58am
January 2, 2018
Trump to North Korean leader Kim: My 'Nuclear Button' is 'much bigger & more powerful'
January 2, 2018 - 9:30pm
America's forgotten towns: Can they be saved or should people just leave?
January 2, 2018 - 8:08pm
File photo of Michele Bachmann greeting the crowd after winning the Iowa Straw Poll, in Ames, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2011. (Eric Thayer/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Michele Bachmann tells televangelist she might run for Al Franken's Senate seat
January 2, 2018 - 2:04pm
January 1, 2018
Natural gas produced from an oil well is burned off in Belfield, N.D. (Jim Wilson/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Oil production booms as new year begins
January 1, 2018 - 2:21pm
James Giannantonio, a 31-year-old Philadelphian, runs in the gym. (Annie Tritt/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Hazards of the post-New Year's rush to gyms
January 1, 2018 - 1:22pm
A U.S. Navy photo of a medium-range ballistic missile target launched during a successful interception test at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, Aug. 30, 2017. As tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to simmer, Hawaii will start a statewide test on Dec. 1 of a Cold War-era early warning system designed to inform its residents of an impending nuclear attack. (Latonja Martin/U.S. Navy via The New York Times)
North Korea leader says he has 'nuclear button' but won't use unless threatened
January 1, 2018 - 10:57am
Pope Gregory XIII recalculated Caesar's Julian calendar in 1582, giving us the year-keeping system we still follow. Photo courtesy Library of Congress
In calendar history, the US took a while to catch up to Pope Gregory XIII
January 1, 2018 - 10:38am
A customer prepares to pump fuel at a Go Mart Inc. gas station in Rockbridge, Ohio, on Feb. 6, 2016. Bloomberg photo by Ty Wright.
What a weak dollar means in 2018: staycations and local shopping
January 1, 2018 - 9:40am
December 31, 2017
Dust drifts over a cornfield in Alden, Iowa, on Aug. 28, 2017. Corn dominates the landscape and is primarily used for producing ethanol and feeding hogs. Iowa is the leading U.S. producer of corn and pork. Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount
'Smothered' and 'shoved aside' in rural America
December 31, 2017 - 9:30am
December 27, 2017
File photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressing the United Nations General Assembly, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 21, 2017. (Chang W. Lee/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Trudeau says NAFTA 'unpredictability' keeps him awake at night
December 27, 2017 - 2:01pm
December 18, 2017
Warning sign near Area 51. Photo from Wikimedia Commons
The government admits it studies UFOs. So about those Area 51 conspiracy theories …
December 18, 2017 - 8:54am
December 12, 2017
Law enforcement officers investigate at 679 Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, an address believed to be connected to Akayed Ullah, in New York, Dec. 11, 2017. On the surface, Ullah seemed to be an ordinary member of a Bangladeshi enclave in Brooklyn, but on Monday morning, Dec. 11, 2017, he strapped a pipe bomb to his body and set out to detonate it in a Times Square subway station, according to police. (Dave Sanders/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Federal authorities file terrorism charges against Manhattan bombing suspect
December 12, 2017 - 12:08pm
December 5, 2017
A peregrine falcon.  Frank Doyle/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Military funding a study of peregrine falcons to build drone killer
December 5, 2017 - 11:16am
December 4, 2017
Analysis: In return to cold war posture, US sending sub hunting planes to Iceland
December 4, 2017 - 10:46am