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6 Little Words Helped Make George H.W. Bush (A 1-Term) President

"Read my lips" succeeded at countering Bush's image problem. But if it improved his chances of being elected in 1988, it may have ruined his chances of being re-elected in 1992.

Thick clouds emanate from a coal-burning power plant in Baishan, in the Jilin province of China. In an effort to boost its economy, China has recently started greenlighting coal projects that had been on hold. Christian Petersen-Clausen/Getty Images hide caption

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Up Again. What Now, Climate?

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Plasma Hot Sugar
Triangle BadBadNotGood

President Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal courthouse in Washington on July 10. Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is scheduled to be sentenced later this month. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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The Rise And Fall Of Michael Flynn

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Heavenly Divine Jedi Mind Tricks

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6 Little Words Helped Make George H.W. Bush (A 1-Term) President

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Racing In Your Heart Aaron Krause

UNC-Chapel Hill students are unhappy with a university proposal to display a confederate statue in a new building. Police stand guard after the statue, known as Silent Sam, was toppled by protesters on campus in August. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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A Confederate Statue Continues To Stir Unrest At UNC-Chapel Hill

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GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin voted Wednesday to restrict the authority of incoming Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers. Morry Gash/AP hide caption

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Vote To Limit Powers Of New Democratic Governor

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Novelist And 'Book Matchmaker' Tayari Jones Shares Her Favorite Books Of 2018

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