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Mary Peabody, the mother of the Massachusetts governor, was invited to Florida, where racial tensions were rising. By 1964, civil rights activists were looking for new ways to fight segregation.
March 28, 2014
The White House said Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to avoid further provocations.
March 28, 2014
The former prime minister of Norway will take over as head of the alliance in October from current Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
March 28, 2014
The Major League Baseball regular season began last week in Sydney, Australia. As sportswriter Stefan Fatsis explains, it resumes with one game on Sunday and a full slate on Monday.
March 28, 2014
More than 500 people in Matea, Egypt, have been sentenced to death. On one street alone, a juice store owner, a sweets shop owner, a doctor and scores of others have been condemned.
March 28, 2014
Many relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are furious at being told that there is no hope of finding their relatives alive — and many are convinced of a conspiracy.
March 28, 2014
Audie Cornish speaks with Washington resident Diana Bejvl, who presumably has lost her son, Alan, and his fiancee, Delaney Webb, in the Washington area mudslide. Her grandparents are also missing.
March 28, 2014
Moscow has long used its energy exports to win political concessions from its neighbors. In the last decade, Russia has twice threatened to cut off its natural gas supplies to Ukraine.
March 28, 2014
In Eastern Ukraine, the country's industrial heartland, many workers fear for their jobs if Ukraine joins the European Union.
March 28, 2014
Two women are leading the race to be the next mayor of Paris — but the contest between them is as much about class and gender politics as local government.
March 28, 2014
San Francisco criminal-turned-good citizen, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, was arrested Wednesday after a federal corruption investigation. Joe Mozingo of the Los Angeles Times explains the case.
March 28, 2014
Vatican Latinist Monsignor Daniel Gallagher has a unique job: He translates Pope Francis's tweets into Latin. And with 231,000 followers, the @Pontifex_ln Twitter handle is a hit.
March 28, 2014
Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss President Obama's speech in Brussels and his meeting with Pope Francis.
March 28, 2014
President Obama met Friday with the king of Saudi Arabia. There's considerable friction in the U.S.-Saudi relationship at the moment, with key differences over Syria and Iran.
March 28, 2014
In between court rulings, the state allowed gay marriages, but then said they would not be recognized. On Friday, Attorney General Holder said 300 marriages would be valid at the federal level.
March 28, 2014
Iran has been a close ally of Syria for decades and a staunch supporter in Syria's current war. But a growing number of Iranians are questioning the costs of backing President Bashar Assad.
March 28, 2014
Children playing on phones or using computers eat less junk food than those watching TV, a study finds. Maybe it's the commercials. Or maybe it's just hard to pick up a chip while tapping away.
March 28, 2014
David Samson's resignation is the latest shoe to drop in an ongoing scandal that involves the politically charged closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge.
March 28, 2014
Victims of domestic abuse had to file taxes jointly to sign up for health insurance. Advocates say that could bar them from health care when they're most in need. A rule change should help.
March 28, 2014
Detroit's star will earn nearly $30 million a season for the next 10 years if he keeps playing. How much more is he paid than most major leaguers? How does his deal compare to those in other sports?
March 28, 2014

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