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John Kerry Throws Vine Over Pit Of Quicksand To Save Child Companion

PANGSAU, MYANMAR—Thinking quickly to thwart disaster as he ventured deep into the Myanmar rainforest to meet with State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi, Secretary of State John Kerry threw a vine over a pit of quicksand to save the life of his 12-year-old Moroccan companion, Drumstick, sources confirmed Monday.

Can Trump Follow Through On His Campaign Promises?

President-elect Donald Trump made a variety of lofty promises during his campaign as part of a pledge to “make America great again.” The Onion looks at several of these promises and evaluates whether Trump will be willing or able to follow through on them.

What You Need To Know About The Dakota Access Pipeline

Construction is currently stalled on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would connect North Dakota’s Bakken Shale development to oil tank farms in Illinois, by protests led by members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The Onion provides answers to key questions about the project.

What Can Americans Expect Under A Trump Presidency?

With two months until the inauguration of Donald Trump, many Americans are wondering what his term will look like and what his administration might accomplish. The Onion answers some common questions about Trump’s upcoming presidency

James Comey Quickly Reopens Clinton Email Investigation For Few More Minutes

‘Nope, Looks Like It’s All Good Here,’ Says FBI Director

WASHINGTON—In a letter addressed to Congress that was quickly followed by a second message retracting the first, FBI director James Comey is said to have briefly reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails for several more minutes Friday.

Pollsters Admit They Underestimated Voters’ Adrenal Glands

WASHINGTON—In response to widespread criticism that they had failed to predict Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, analysts from polling organizations around the nation admitted Thursday they had underestimated the influence of voters’ adrenal glands on the presidential race.
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The Debate Debate

For months, Al Gore and George Bush have been unable to agree on a presidential-debate format, with each candidate accusing the other of ducking a face-off. What do you think?
  • "A free and open debate is absolutely vital if we are to maintain the illusion of American participatory democracy."

    Gloria Halpern Optometrist
  • "Shit, man, you just know it'll wind up preempting Nash Bridges."

    Rich Ruffalo Custodian
  • "I thought Bush made a perfectly reasonable demand that the debate be set at a Bush rally and that Gore not be given a microphone."

    Victor Huard Carpet Installer
  • "Any presidential debate will be a hollow sham unless they invite Natural Law Party candidate John Hagelin."

    Arthur Reese Investment Advisor
  • "We need a debate so the candidates can get to the heart of their carefully rehearsed opinions on a list of pre-selected topics."

    Lisa Helgenberg Graphic Designer
  • "A debate would be an invaluable way to see just how different these candidates are. For example, on the issue of the death penalty, Bush supports it, while Gore is strongly in favor."

    Andre Thomas Systems Analyst

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