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The rise of “breaking point” travel

When was the last time you were well and truly out of your comfort zone? I can recall mine clearly: northern Mozambique, several years ago; a two-night diversion from a planned travel itinerary to a remote…

Treasury chief Mnuchin talks to bank CEOs amid…

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. (AP) WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called the CEOs of six major banks Sunday in an apparent attempt to reassure jittery financial markets coming off a turbulent week in…

Who is Patrick Shanahan? A look at Trump’s…

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will take over as acting secretary on Jan. 1 to cover the accelerated departure of Jim Mattis, President Trump said Sunday in a tweet. (U.S. Army / Monica King) President…

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Trump to Indonesia tsunami victims: Praying for recovery…

President Trump on Sunday offered his prayers to the victims of the tsunami that slammed Indonesia, killing hundreds of people. "Unthinkable devastation from the tsunami disaster in Indonesia," the president tweeted. "More than two hundred dead…