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Dozens of writers have now signed an open letter that condemns the attacks on the French satirical magazine, but questions whether it deserves a free speech prize for its willingness to offend.
April 30, 2015
Insurers dispute that notion that the problems are widespread. Consumers and advocates have complained to insurers, and some policies have been changed.
April 30, 2015
There's gridlock at Nepal's international airport. That has complicated efforts to get goods and supplies into the country after Saturday's earthquake.
April 30, 2015
After four years of the ebbs and flows in Syria's civil war, rebel fighters are pushing back Assad's forces. He's having trouble replacing soldiers. And his allies may be providing less support.
April 30, 2015
One third of global deaths occur because people don't have access to safe surgery, a study finds. Dirty operating rooms and unskilled attendants make going under the knife extremely risky.
April 30, 2015
"He no longer interests me," Luz said in an interview. Militants attacked the magazine Jan. 7, killing editorial staff and others, in apparent retaliation for its depiction of their prophet.
April 30, 2015
There are no matadors, no swords and little gore, just two bulls butting heads at the country's annual bullfighting festival. In the end, neither creatures dies, they just "express their emotions."
April 30, 2015
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has sent 10 men to prison for 25-year terms for their roles in the near-fatal attack on activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012.
April 30, 2015
For five days, a teenager in Kathmandu was covered in the rubble of a seven-story building that was hit by Saturday's powerful tremor. On Thursday, rescue crews pulled him to safety.
April 30, 2015
New research calls for a fresh look at policies on jumping gifted students ahead.
April 30, 2015
Some first responders are dealing with looting and burning in Baltimore for the first time. But Michel Martin asks whether there's a familiarity for those who were on duty during the riots in 1968.
April 30, 2015
Saudi Arabia's King Salman shook up the monarchy on Wednesday. According to a royal decree, the king's nephew takes over as crown prince, and the king's young son becomes deputy crown prince.
April 30, 2015
Crowds cheered Thursday as an 18-year-old male was pulled, dazed and dusty, from the wreckage of a 7-story Kathmandu building. Rescuers used jacks to lift the concrete slabs that had wedged him in.
April 30, 2015
Forty years ago, Viet Luong was a 9-year-old Vietnamese boy fleeing Saigon with his family. Today he's the first Vietnamese-American general in the U.S. Army and is helping train the Afghan military.
April 30, 2015
Jan Scruggs commemorates the 40th anniversary of the end to the Vietnam War with a walk along the memorial he pioneered building.
April 30, 2015
As a young priest, Michael Fitzgerald studied Islam and served the Vatican in Muslim countries. Devoted to promoting Catholic-Muslim understanding, he's now teaching Jesuit students about the Quran.
April 30, 2015
He's the longest-serving independent member of Congress in U.S. history who once voted with the National Rifle Association. Here's what you may not know.
April 30, 2015
Police arrested about 100 demonstrators in Manhattan after crowds tried to block a major tunnel, and pepper spray was deployed in Colorado. In Baltimore, the curfew was honored.
April 29, 2015
Bernie Sanders, the liberal senator from Vermont, will try to be more than a fringe presidential candidate. He's aiming to elevate the issue of income inequality on the national stage.
April 29, 2015
Sanders, a darling of the country's liberals, is expected to pull front-runner Hillary Clinton left. He will make a formal announcement Thursday.
April 29, 2015

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