Trump looks as if he will get the 2024 crowd he wantsThe rapidly ballooning field, combined with Trump’s seemingly unbreakable core of support, represents a grave threat to DeSantis, imperiling his ability to consolidate the non-Trump vote, and could mirror the dynamics that powered Trump’s takeover of the party in 2016.
Stanley Engerman, revisionist scholar of slavery, dies at 87His two-volume “Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery,” written with Robert W. Fogel, used data analysis to challenge what they called common characterizations of slavery, including that it was unprofitable, inefficient, and pervasively abusive.
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New Mexico mayor: shooting involving motorcycle gangs kills 3, wounds 5 at annual holiday rally
Three people were killed and five were wounded in a shooting at an annual motorcycle rally in a New Mexico town late Saturday afternoon, the mayor said.
Maternity’s most dangerous time: after new mothers come home
Most people think of labor and birth as the most dangerous part of pregnancy. But new scientific research is challenging this assumption, finding that substantial risks persist for a full year after birth itself.
GOP-controlled Texas House votes to impeach Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton
The historic vote came after a monthslong House investigation into the three-term attorney general that resulted in 20 charges alleging sweeping abuses of power, including obstruction of justice, bribery, and abuse of public trust.
Fixer-uppers with waterfront views: The US is unloading lighthouses
The General Services Administration said Friday that it was giving away six lighthouses to nonprofits or government agencies that promise to maintain them, and planned to sell four others to the public at auction.
At West Point, Vice President Harris to make history as first woman to deliver commencement speech
Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday will become the first woman to deliver a commencement address at the US Military Academy, an institution that has made slow progress diversifying its ranks in the four decades since the first class of female cadets graduated.
California’s epic melting snowpack means cold, deadly torrents ahead of Memorial Day weekend
California rivers fed by this winter’s massive Sierra Nevada snowpack have been turned into deadly torrents, drawing warnings from public safety officials ahead of the Memorial Day weekend’s traditional start of outdoor summer recreation.
Ban on weight discrimination becomes law in New York
Mayor Eric Adams on Friday signed into law a ban on discrimination in New York City based on a person’s weight.
Colleges will be able to block out a student’s race on admissions applications
Each year, the 1 million or so students applying to college through the Common App are given the option to check a box, disclosing whether they identify as Hispanic, Asian, Black or white, among other choices.