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Somali troops on Saturday took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing. At least 17 people died and dozens were wounded.
March 28, 2015
For this weekend, we recommend pieces that touch on what's happened to some of the prisoners released from Guantanamo and an essay from one of India's few foreign correspondents.
March 27, 2015
The denomination held a summit in Nashville, Tenn., this week to consider how the Gospel speaks to race relations. It wasn't easy, and moving from words to actions may be a challenge.
March 27, 2015
The case was the highest-profile gender discrimination case to come out of Silicon Valley. Pao had sued her former employers for $16 million in damages.
March 27, 2015
In Havana, Cuba, the old cars that crowd the streets used to symbolize a stagnant nation. Now enterprising Cubans have begun renting cars out to tourists who are hungry for the cars of their youth.
March 27, 2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed his sweeping $1.1 billion emergency drought relief bill Friday. It funds water infrastructure improvements like flood control and aid for farmworkers.
March 27, 2015
The decision puts an end to a story that began in 2009 when Knox was found guilty of murdering 21-year-old Meredith Kirchner two years earlier.
March 27, 2015
Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power last May, says he will lift martial law and replace it with a constitutional provision that gives him the very same powers.
March 27, 2015
Yemen is minor producer of crude oil but controls a strategic energy waterway. More than 3.8 million barrels a day pass through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait at the southern entrance to the Red Sea.
March 27, 2015
For decades, Carlos Varela has dolled out incisive criticism of the Cuban government. On our recent visit to Havana, he sang a song he says reflects the mood of the country at this historic moment.
March 27, 2015
The Israeli leader ruffled feathers during the bruising campaign. Since then, he has sought to make amends. In the latest move, Israel is handing over money it had withheld from the Palestinians.
March 27, 2015
Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.
March 27, 2015
President David Boren, releasing an investigation into the incident involving the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, contradicts statements by the fraternity's national office that the chant was learned locally.
March 27, 2015
A woman's family is stuck with medical charges for care she received after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Negotiating relief from the bills has become a part-time job for her daughter.
March 27, 2015
You might not see health inspection information until you're opening a restaurant's door. But if you're in New York and several other cities, you'll see it when you check out an eatery's Yelp page.
March 27, 2015
Closed-door leadership elections are held on a given day, but really take place over years of interaction and commerce among caucus members. Ideology and issues are not the paramount concern.
March 27, 2015
Democrats argue the top Senate leader's retirement might be a good thing. But it's going to set off a scramble to replace him in one of the most hotly contested races in 2016.
March 27, 2015
A federal grand jury decided there was enough evidence to bring charges against Officer Eric Parker. The incident sparked an international incident.
March 27, 2015
The senator from Nevada was raised in a home built of scavenged railroad ties and with a toughness that has carried him through his life and political career.
March 27, 2015
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is not seeking re-election in 2016, but he is leaving no room for a leadership fight. He's throwing his support to his top lieutenant and message maestro.
March 27, 2015

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