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Arts Feb 01Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas on music and mentoring amid a pandemic
A symphony requires all musicians playing their parts in harmony, but the pandemic makes that delicate choreography all the more challenging. Jeffrey Brown talks to maestro Michael Tilson Thomas about that and passing the baton to a younger generation as…
World Jul 18My encounter with Nelson Mandela inspired me to be a journalist
I first saw Nelson Mandela during the summer of 1990, while working as a vacation-relief desk assistant for ABC News in New York City. The former South African president and freedom fighter was feted with a ticker-tape parade the length…
Nation Apr 06Facebook ‘moving ahead’ with ad regulation before scheduled Congressional testimony this week
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg today announced plans to require people running political ads on the social network to verify their location and identity.
Politics Jan 29Koch brothers network planning massive spending increase for 2018 midterms
Charles Koch and members of his donor network have big plans for the midterm elections. At a retreat this weekend, the group announced plans to spend between $300 million and $400 million in 2018 to defend Trump administration policies.
Economy Jan 16On final foreign stop in Davos, Biden offers plea to Trump
As the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Summit kicked off late Monday afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden made a quick trip to Davos to campaign for his cancer “moonshot.”…
Politics Dec 01Trump and Clinton campaign managers clashed angrily, compared war stories at Harvard conference
It was clear that the three weeks since Election Day have done little to diminish the bitterness and rancor between the Trump and Clinton camps as the top officials of all the major 2016 Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns --…
Nation Apr 28Neighbors rally to clean up wreckage from Baltimore riots
Clean-up efforts are underway in a city that saw calamity and clashes between residents and police Monday night.