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Bishop Javier Echevarría, who served as a personal secretary to Opus Dei's founder for more than 20 years, was the last link to the first generation of Opus Dei's leadership. He died Monday at age 84.
Dec. 15, 2016
The secretary of state nominee headed a global oil giant that's sometimes taken positions on Russia and other countries that were at odds with the U.S. government.
Dec. 15, 2016
Is there a topic in global health and development that will loom large in the year ahead? A small but important trend afoot?
Dec. 15, 2016
Trump has had a long-running feud with the magazine's editor, who once termed him a "short-fingered vulgarian."
Dec. 15, 2016
A reader asks about the argument that electors should deliver the presidency to Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote. They could, but they won't.
Dec. 15, 2016
The cause of the crash that killed 66 people in May has been a mystery, and no group has claimed responsibility for bringing down the plane. The pilot also never issued a distress call.
Dec. 15, 2016
A grieving mother fought for more than 20 years to clear her son's name after his wrongful conviction. Miscarriages of justice are rarely reversed in China and this is seen as a landmark case.
Dec. 15, 2016
The Olympic Channel, which launched as a digital outlet after this summer's Rio Games, will become an American TV network in the second half of 2017.
Dec. 15, 2016
Does Uber need a permit to test self-driving cars in San Francisco? "We don't believe we do," the company says. But the state Department of Motor Vehicles disagrees and is threatening legal action.
Dec. 15, 2016
A crude oil pipeline in western North Dakota has leaked nearly 200,000 barrels of oil. The scene is about 150 miles west of where protesters have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline.
Dec. 15, 2016
The whitefish is famous for being repulsive — and divisive. But Scandinavian-Americans in the Midwest consider their seasonal smelly-jelly feast to be an important link to their Viking ancestors.
Dec. 15, 2016
College graduates who say they received high-quality career services are much more likely to feel good about their education, recommend their university and donate to their alma mater.
Dec. 15, 2016
The president-elect promised a news conference on how he'd try to avoid potential conflicts of interest as president with his businesses (and more). He canceled. Here's what we'd like answered.
Dec. 15, 2016
Syrian state TV said 4,000 fighters and civilians await evacuation from rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
Dec. 15, 2016
Trump hasn't held a press conference since July, opting instead for frequent tweets and the occasional interview. Presidents elect typically take questions from reporters within days.
Dec. 15, 2016
Carrier's tax incentives deal to keep jobs in Indiana, under pressure from Donald Trump, has other manufacturers wondering if they should ask for the same treatment.
Dec. 15, 2016
The 34 Afghan asylum seekers departed Frankfurt Airport for Kabul on a chartered flight. The deportations have been criticized for potentially putting the migrants back into harm's way.
Dec. 15, 2016
Through the decades, "politically correct" has been regarded as shield and club; as cowardly and courageous. But it's meant one thing above them all: Confusion.
Dec. 14, 2016
The President-elect and the tech industry have clashed on many issues. But at the roundtable, Trump struck a conciliatory tone, saying he was "here to help you folks do well."
Dec. 14, 2016
After years of controversy, the U.S. has issued regulations to protect farmers from mistreatment by big meat packers and poultry companies. But will the rules survive under the Trump administration?
Dec. 14, 2016

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