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Potential life on ancient Mars likely lived below the surface, study says

December 2, 2020

If life ever existed on ancient Mars, it may have lived miles below the surface. A new study suggests that the most habitable part of Mars in the past was likely its subsurface.

Analysis: Trump looks at pre-pardons like a family insurance policy

December 2, 2020

Each day brings new reporting about how President Donald Trump might creatively stretch and bend his expansive pardon power not just to protect himself but also to shield his children and his closest associates from future legal problems -- all moves that would test the spirit of the power and legal precedent.

Opinion: For Joe Biden, a key challenge in Central America

December 2, 2020

Daniel V. Speckhard writes that as Central America recovers from two major hurricanes in the midst of a global pandemic, President-elect Joe Biden has a unique opportunity to normalize a relationship strained by the aggressive policies of the Trump administration.

She's 102. She lived through the 1918 flu and now she's beat coronavirus — twice

December 2, 2020

Angelina Friedman is a survivor, in every sense of the word.

Opinion: 'Love jihad': Indian states want to pass laws to prevent interfaith marriages. The move is unconstitutional and misogynistic

December 2, 2020

Daily, being a woman in India feels like an achievement. If friends and relatives don't concern themselves with who my significant other is, it seems the state does.

An Alabama woman is raising 12 kids after her sister died from Covid-19

December 2, 2020

Francesca McCall and her younger sister Chantale had always promised to take care of each other's kids if anything ever happened to either.

Analysis: Here's the dumbest argument on 2020 vote fraud yet

December 2, 2020

In the wake of Attorney General William Barr's admission of the obvious on Tuesday -- "to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election" -- Sen. Ron Johnson had a ready retort: Prove it!

CDC says 14-day Covid-19 quarantine can be shortened to 7 to 10 days

December 2, 2020

Covid-19 quarantine periods can be as short as seven to 10 days for some people, the CDC advised Wednesday, but a 14-day quarantine after coronavirus exposure remains the safest option.

Opinion: Three groups that stood up for American democracy

December 2, 2020

Grant Woods, a former Arizona attorney general, writes that there were three groups whose "unending resilience and dedication" helped preserve the American system during the 2020 election. "We must take pride in the results, yet still heed the lessons of 2020: we are a nation of laws, but those laws are not infallible."

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