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The parliament building is pictured on October 29, 2016 in Reykjavik during the snap general election. 
Icelanders voted in a snap election that could see the anti-establishment Pirate Party form the next government in the wake of the Panama Papers tax-dodging scandal and lingering anger over the 2008 financial meltdown. / AFP / Halldor KOLBEINS        (Photo credit should read HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images)

Icelandic Government Collapses Amid Pedophilia Scandal

The Icelandic prime minister’s links to a convicted rapist have once again put the democracy’s accountability to the test.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 03:  U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House on his way to West Virginia on August 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. A grand jury has been impaneled by Speical Counsel Robert Mueller in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Mueller Is Right to Follow the Money

Ignoring financial evidence would severely hamstring most federal criminal investigations.

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The U.S. Is in Denial About the Civilians It’s Killing in Syria

The commanding general in the war against the Islamic State is ignoring mounting evidence that the coalition campaign has killed hundreds of innocents.

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 28:  President Donald Trump speaks at the NRA-ILA's Leadership Forum at the 146th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on April 28, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. The convention is the largest annual gathering for the NRA's more than 5 million members. Trump is the first president to address the annual meetings since Ronald Reagan.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Is Trump Changing the Executive Branch Forever?

When the president doesn’t even speak for his own White House, it is not business as usual.

MARSHALLTOWN, IA - JANUARY 26:  Sheriff Joe Arpaio (L) of Maricopa County, Arizona listens as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the press prior to a rally on January 26, 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa. Arpaio today announced his support for Trump's presidential bid.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pardoning Joe Arpaio Would Be a Constitutional Crisis

If Donald Trump follows through on his promise to a political ally, it could bring him one step closer to impeachment.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: U.S. President Donald Trump (C) shakes hands with James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump today mocked protesters who gathered for large demonstrations across the U.S. and the world on Saturday to signal discontent with his leadership, but later offered a more conciliatory tone, saying he recognized such marches as a "hallmark of our democracy." (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump’s Lies About James Comey Keep Unraveling

The president said his first FBI director lost the confidence of the rank-and-file. Newly released government documents prove otherwise.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13:  U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens during a news conference to announce significant law enforcement actions July 13, 2017 at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. Attorney General Jeff Sessions held the news conference to announce the 2017 health care fraud takedown.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Jeff Sessions Shouldn’t Resign. He Should Force Trump to Fire Him.

In what will probably go down as the single most important decision of his professional life, the attorney general made the right call.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19:   Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller testifies during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee June 19, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Mueller confirmed that the FBI uses drones for domestic surveillance during the hearing on FBI oversight.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

How Will Trump’s Attack Dogs Affect Mueller’s Russia Investigation?

The special counsel has a mammoth job, and the president has just warned him of what he long suspected: He may not have much time.

A man (bottom L) is restrained by members of security during a vigil in Hong Kong on June 4, 2016, for the commemoration of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.  / AFP / ANTHONY WALLACE        (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Long Arm of China’s Law Is Coming Down Heavy on Hong Kong

Democracy protesters thought they were shielded by the justice system — until Beijing turned it against them.

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On a Mission to Mars, Imprisoned in Turkey

The Kafkaesque trial of a U.S. NASA scientist — accused of being a coup-plotter — shows just how paranoid the Turkish judiciary has become.

TOPSHOT - Anti-government demonstrators attack the administration headquarters of the Supreme Court of Justice as part of protests against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, on June 12, 2017. 
With Venezuelans suffering from high inflation, food shortages and soaring crime rates, plus a deepening corruption scandal, the Venezuelan opposition has mounted near-daily anti-government protests since April 1. The protests have left 66 dead and more than a thousand injured, according to prosecutors. 
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How to Avoid a Bloodbath in Venezuela

President Nicolás Maduro won’t go down without a fight. But tightening the screws on his would-be accomplices could help save the country from total collapse.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08:  Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn-in before testifing before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Comey said that President Donald Trump pressured him to drop the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and demanded Comey's loyalty during the one-on-one meetings he had with president.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

A Shining Comey on a Hill

Can the former FBI director lead us back to our better selves?

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 20:  U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft (C) speaks as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald (R) and Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Christopher Wray (L) listen during a news conference August 20, 2004 at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. Ashcroft announced that Muhammad Hamid Khalil Salah of suburban Chicago, and Abdelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar of suburban Washington, DC, were arrested and an arrest warrant was issued for Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, a former U.S. resident who currently resides in Damascus, Syria, on charges of conspiracy to illegally finance the Hamas, a group officially declared a "foreign terrorist organization" by the State Department.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Trump Pick to Lead the FBI Is A War on Terror Veteran

Best known for representing Gov. Chris Christie, Christopher Wray would take over the FBI at a moment of turmoil.

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Brazil Has Become a Gangland

With the country’s politics plagued by scandal and corruption, Brazil’s gangs are fighting a deadly and brazen turf war — inside and out of the broken prison system.

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