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What climate pledge did Chinese President Xi Jinping make to the United Nations Tuesday? Test your knowledge


A ‘Guilty Mind’

The test of criminal liability for centuries in Western jurisprudence is perhaps best expressed in the Latin phrase actus reus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea: “The act is not...

British Origins

The first major modern use of the defense begins in 19th century Great Britain. On May 15, 1800, a former British soldier who had received eight blows to the head with a saber...

The M’Naghten Rule

Decades later, the case of Daniel M’Naghten, a deranged Scottish woodcutter who tried to assassinate the prime minister in 1843, established what would be called the M’Naghten...

A Star-Spangled Murder

The insanity defense journeyed across the Atlantic in the 1850s to address the most scandalous murder of the time. In Lafayette Square, just yards from the White House, on the...


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Who won Germany's election last Sunday? Test your knowledge.

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What climate pledge did Chinese President Xi Jinping make to the United Nations Tuesday? Test your knowledge.

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Which Taliban leader was reported to be missing this week? Test your knowledge.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Pinochet Jailed Her. She’s Demolishing His Legacy

Alejandra Flores Carlos is among a handful of Indigenous Chileans tasked with rewriting the country's Constitution.

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What country announced Wednesday that it would send $31 million in aid to Taliban-run Afghanistan? Test your knowledge.

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What early pandemic shortage reared its head again this week? Test your knowledge.

Who’s Hot in Washington?

When I first became a correspondent in Washington, D.

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Why did the Taliban say this week that Afghan women should stay home? Test your knowledge.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

Shadow of Terror Looms in Afghanistan

America’s longest war was sparked by a terrorist attack, and it’s now been bookended by another.

Who Are You Calling a Communist?

When the red hammer and sickle banner was pulled from the Kremlin ramparts a final time 30 years ago, obituaries for socialism were written by the hundreds.

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