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Kim Yo Jong, who is said to have recently assumed a key leadership role, has reportedly married the son of the secretary of the ruling party.
January 02, 2015
James Cole says his decision to approve subpoenas for reporters' phone records, amid national security leaks, "was a very, very tough call. At the end of the day, I'd probably have to do it again."
January 02, 2015
It's a scene that reflects China's competing trends: Buddhist monks release fish into Shanghai's Huangpu River to 'free' them. A few yards downstream, fisherman quickly scoop them up.
January 02, 2015
Gambling revenue in the former Portuguese territory has fallen for the first time in more than a decade as Chinese officials fear a conspicuous display of wealth.
January 02, 2015
Reid, a former boxer, is fine and "will return to Washington this weekend and will be in the office Tuesday," his office said.
January 02, 2015
The vessel, carrying about 450 people trying to reach Europe, has been taken under tow after smugglers jumped ship.
January 02, 2015
The clarification to a previous opinion means gay marriages will begin in the state next week. The judge says the issue of gay marriage is settled.
January 02, 2015
Fitness programs typically don't have much staying power. People are already saying adios to Zumba and Pilates. The cheapest and simplest routines are more likely to be keepers. Think down dog.
January 02, 2015
The speech catapulted Cuomo onto the national scene and cemented the three-time New York governor as one of the last avatars for New Deal liberalism.
January 02, 2015
Millions of people use apps to share their homes and their cars. Now Peerby, an app developed in the Netherlands, helps people to share things like power drills and bicycle pumps with people nearby.
January 02, 2015
In Berlin, street fashion's trendiest figure is Ali Akdeniz, age 85. His dapper attire is the focus of a blog that went viral. Its creator, Zoe Spawton, won Germany's most prestigious design prize.
January 02, 2015
A handful of ecologists knew for years that West Africa was at risk for an Ebola outbreak. Now they're figuring out where else in the world the virus could be hiding. Many signs point to Asia.
January 02, 2015
Ohio State advanced to the College Football Playoff championship game against Oregon by beating Alabama 42-35. Earlier, Oregon defeated Florida State 59-20.
January 02, 2015
Mario Cuomo, who served as governor of New York from 1983 to 1994 and who was considered for a time a leading Democratic presidential option, died Thursday at the age of 82, news sources report.
January 01, 2015
Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada for its massive battery factory in exchange for one of the biggest incentives packages in recent history.
January 01, 2015
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church observes Christmas on Jan. 7, and the 40 days prior are observed as a vegan fast. That means no dairy and no meat until the traditional dish of doro wat on Christmas Day.
January 01, 2015
Gay and lesbian couples in Florida are waiting to hear whether Jan. 6 will be the day they can get start getting married. It's a battle gay marriage advocates thought they'd already won, but continues to be mired in legal wrangling.
January 01, 2015
Tom Wheeler is a former cable TV lobbyist and the president's appointee as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
January 01, 2015
Charges of abuse against high profile players and the leagues response to those charges angered many. We look at how the league is working to restore its tarnished brand.
January 01, 2015
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with Brazil Institute's Paulo Sotero about Dilma Rousseff. Her first term was defined by protests, World Cup backlash, an economic crisis and Petrobras corruption scandal.
January 01, 2015

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