May 18, 2017


Virginia Democrats Tom Perriello and Ralph Northam are neck-and-neck in their party’s gubernatorial primary, according to a new poll. Two points separate the pair in The Washington Post-Schar School survey released Thursday.

Small but inevitable rises in sea level will double the frequency of severe coastal flooding in most of the world with dire consequences for major cities that sit on coastlines, according to scientists. The most vulnerable places, including large cities in Brazil and Ivory Coast, and small Pacific islands, are expected to experience the doubling within a decade.

Total continuing claims for unemployment benefits ran at the lowest level in 28 years at the beginning of May, the Department of Labor reported Thursday morning in a new sign that the jobs market is still improving.

64% now support gay marriage

President Trump plays golf. Princes Harry and William play polo. But King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands prefers a less leisurely activity. He works as a “guest pilot” for a commercial airline.

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