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Saturday April 19, 2014
The presence of a United States-flagged aircraft in Iran is highly unusual these days, especially when it’s owned by a small Utah bank.
After a heart attack, Dee Williams downsized. Way down.
If $1 million is all you can spend, expect slim pickings.
The incredible recent decline in the cost of renewable energy, solar power in particular, have improved the economics of climate change.
Mr. García Márquez, a Colombian who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation.
Some of the most influential medical groups in the nation are recommending that doctors weigh the costs, not just the effectiveness of treatments that they recommend for patients.
The Donetsk People’s Republic, along with other pro-Russian groups, denied having anything to do with fliers purporting to demand registration.
Right-wing talk radio hosts and left-wing interest groups are teaming up to defeat the most sensible school reform movement in a decade.
After decades of fervent environmental activism, Paul Kingsnorth decided it’s too late — collapse is inevitable. So now what?
Evidence is growing that human error contributed to one of South Korea’s worst disasters in recent decades, a ferry sinking from which 271 people are still missing.
Most ranchers honorably play by the rules. Then there’s Cliven Bundy.
As hope faded that any of the 236 students missing in the accident would be found alive, the high school was stunned by the death of its vice principal in what was suspected to be a suicide.
The Sherpas were at an altitude of about 19,000 feet when the avalanche hit. At least 12 died, and four missing.
Eight million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including what the White House said were a sufficient number of young, healthy adults needed to maintain the plan’s viability.
Gabriel García Márquez — who died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City, at the age of 87 — used his fecund imagination and exuberant sleight of hand to conjure the miraculous in his fiction.
Fairgoers share memories of family outings and moments of inspiration at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
Lelisa Desisa’s victory in the 2013 Boston Marathon became a footnote to a horrific afternoon, but his response to the bombings resonated widely.
He’s practical and empathetic. The lesson? Pass the bread.
“Transcendence” stars Johnny Depp as an artificial-intelligence genius whose wife uploads his consciousness into a supermachine after anti-technology extremists shoot him.
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