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In an interview with an Italian newspaper, Francis is quoted as calling pedophilia a "leprosy in our house." The Vatican has disputed parts of the article.
July 13, 2014
In a World Cup filled with surprises, Argentina's hardy defense now faces a powerhouse German team that handily defeated Brazil to reach Sunday's final game.
July 13, 2014
Thousands of residents of Northern Gaza are heeding Israeli warnings and leaving their homes in anticipation of a new assault. U.N.-run schools expect to shelter tens of thousands of evacuees.
July 13, 2014
A video captures a rapid 35 degree temperature drop followed by the onslaught of golf-ball sized hail at a beach in Novosibirsk.
July 13, 2014
Maazel, a second-generation American, was one of the most internationally prominent conductors in both Europe and the United States in the post-World War II era. He died Sunday at the age of 84.
July 13, 2014
The rocket, built by commercial firm Orbital Sciences, carries an unmanned Cygnus capsule. It lifted off from a pad at Wallops Island, Va.
July 13, 2014
Drummer Tommy Ramone died at the age of 65 on Friday. He was the last original member of the punk band that gave him his name. Their music was influential, but ahead of its time.
July 13, 2014
The retired Anglican bishop said former South African President Nelson Mandela's end-of-life robbed him of his dignity.
July 13, 2014
If the Kremlin's claim is true, it would be the first time that Moscow has reported casualties on its side of the border in such an incident.
July 13, 2014
The World Cup ends Sunday with the Germany-Argentina match. Brazil finished its run in the tournament Saturday after two consecutive losses that have set off some national soccer soul-searching.
July 13, 2014
The warnings came as an Israeli commando squad made the first incursion into Gaza since the six-day offensive began.
July 13, 2014
Crossword puzzles steer away from diseases. They're too depressing! But they have a habit of sneaking in. Here's a look at clues used by The New York Times for some infamous global health ailments.
July 13, 2014
What if I told you that an ordinary-looking wave hitting your beach had traveled, intact, halfway across the planet? Would you believe me? Well, believe this.
July 13, 2014
Crossword puzzles steer away from diseases. They're too depressing! But they have a habit of sneaking in. Here's a look at clues used by The New York Times for some infamous global health ailments.
July 13, 2014
What if I told you that an ordinary-looking wave hitting your beach had traveled, intact, halfway across the planet? Would you believe me? Well, believe this.
July 13, 2014
The business lobby is pushing hard for the survival of the Export-Import Bank, which has supported U.S. exports for 80 years. Some House GOP leaders, though, think it's time to kill the bank.
July 13, 2014
Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.
July 12, 2014
The 100 percent recount, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, will take weeks, postponing the planned Aug. 2 inauguration.
July 12, 2014
The comedian and television star of "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" alleges negligence on the part of the retail giant, whose driver was exceeding the speed limit.
July 12, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will close the laboratories after last month's possible exposure of dozens of workers to anthrax and the discovery of a vial of smallpox this week.
July 12, 2014

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