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The European Court of Human Rights said Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two terrorism suspects in secret prisons on its soil.
July 24, 2014
The problem in the U.S. State Department system could cause problems for millions of people worldwide who are awaiting travel documents.
July 24, 2014
Is this 2014 or 1348? The plague — yes, the infamous Black Death — was reported in China and Colorado. It's the same disease as the Middle Ages pandemic. Only now we know how to treat it.
July 24, 2014
More than a dozen people have been killed at the school used as a shelter in Beit Hanoun, according to Palestinian officials.
July 24, 2014
Sen. John Walsh, The New York Times reported, plagiarized at least a quarter of his War College thesis. Walsh was appointed to the Senate in February.
July 24, 2014
Fouad Massoum, who has a long history in Iraqi politics, took the oath of office vowing to protect the constitution and the unity of the country.
July 24, 2014
Most people can't tell when they're having the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that puts them at risk of stroke. Simply learning to take your own pulse could help, researchers say.
July 24, 2014
For the first time since Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration is allowing flights to Israel. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 700.
July 24, 2014
The murder trial is underway for Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who shot Renisha McBride, an unarmed black teen, on his porch. Wafer claims self-defense; prosecutors say there was no threat.
July 24, 2014
The governor of Iowa says he's empathetic but doesn't want to host any of the unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America. But advocacy groups and other officials in the state are urging Iowans to welcome them.
July 24, 2014
The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules for railroad oil tank cars, after a series of fiery derailments. The rules would phase out thousands of older cars in two years.
July 24, 2014
Three years after the Fukushima disaster shut Japan's nuclear power plants, reactors at a different plant may reopen. Steve Inskeep talks with Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau chief Peter Landers.
July 24, 2014
Military war dogs serve combat tours, save lives and suffer injuries like the soldiers they serve. On Capitol Hill this week, dogs and their handlers made the case that all dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned.
July 24, 2014
Syrians have flooded into neighboring countries and now they are having babies. But the children are not receiving citizenship from either Syria or the country where they are born.
July 24, 2014
The MD83 aircraft was about an hour into its flight from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers. It was carrying 116 passengers, including six crew members.
July 24, 2014
An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."
July 24, 2014
Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."
July 24, 2014
Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
July 24, 2014
The FAA worked with other U.S. agencies to reassess the risk of planes being hit by rockets at Israel's main airport. But that doesn't mean all carriers will resume service.
July 23, 2014
Officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Wood to death today instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour, Wood's attorney says.
July 23, 2014

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