93-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe resigned after a military takeover — here’s what you need to know about the world’s longest-serving leader

Robert Mugabe is the only head of state that Zimbabwe has ever known in its 37-year existence. He resigned from the presidency on Tuesday. Mugabe — the longserving president of Zimbabwe — was put under military control in what amounted to a coup ending his authoritarian rule. On Tuesday, members of parliament in Zimbabwe started

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We deserve to know what Congress is paying out settlements for

On Monday, BuzzFeed reported that longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a sexual harassment complaint with a former staff member. The public deserves to know more about these kinds of settlements. And the settlements aren’t just unknown to the public: They’re unknown to members of Congressional leadership, too. In October 1991, then-freshman Rep. Jim Nussle

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3 maps show why NAFTA is so important to the US

The North American Free Trade Agreement makes it easier for businesses to export and import goods and services between the US, Mexico, and Canada. President Donald Trump has frequently spoken against the trade agreement, and US negotiators have taken a hard line in NAFTA renegotiations, putting the future of the agreement in question. Trade with

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People are threatening to boycott Starbucks over its holiday cup’s ‘gay agenda’ — but the controversy was invented by the media (SBUX)

#BoycottStarbucks is trending after a conspiracy theory emerged that the chain’s holiday cups featured the hands of a lesbian couple. BuzzFeed News and other publications promoted and created the theory based on little evidence. Now, homophobic people are actually threatening to boycott Starbucks. People are freaking out over a Starbucks boycott that has essentially been

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