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Haiti, Urged by Foreign Powers, Announces New Government

Haiti, Urged by Foreign Powers, Announces New Government

By Catherine Porter

Claude Joseph was the country's leader in the aftermath of President Jovenel Moïse's assassination. He will hand power to Ariel Henry and join a new unity government intended to keep Haiti stable.

Lost Lives, Lost Culture: The Forgotten History of Indigenous Boarding Schools

Lost Lives, Lost Culture: The Forgotten History of Indigenous Boarding Schools

By Rukmini Callimachi and Sharon Chischilly

Thousands of Native American children attended U.S. boarding schools designed to "civilize the savage." Many died. Many who lived are reclaiming their identity.

How Bad Is the Bootleg Fire? It's Generating Its Own Weather.

How Bad Is the Bootleg Fire? It's Generating Its Own Weather.

By Henry Fountain

Unpredictable winds, fire clouds that spawn lightning, and flames that leap over firebreaks are confounding efforts to fight the blaze, which is sweeping through southern Oregon.

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The Pitchers Whose Spin Rates Fell Most After a Crackdown on Sticky Substances

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The Pitchers Whose Spin Rates Fell Most After a Crackdown on Sticky Substances

By Josh Katz, Kevin Quealy and Tyler Kepner

Strikeouts have decreased and on-base percentage has risen — midseason changes without parallel in decades of baseball in the majors.

Dolly Parton Tried. But Tennessee Is Squandering a Miracle.

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Dolly Parton Tried. But Tennessee Is Squandering a Miracle.

By Margaret Renkl

I just don't get it.

Today's Videos

'If Not Now, When?' Johnson Asks as England Ends Restrictions

Video Video: 'If Not Now, When?' Johnson Asks as England Ends Restrictions

By The Associated Press

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain defended his decision to lift almost all of England's pandemic restrictions in an address from his country house where he was in quarantine after a Covid-19 exposure.

U.S. to Send Afghan Visa Applicants to Virginia Military Base

Video Video: U.S. to Send Afghan Visa Applicants to Virginia Military Base

By The Associated Press

The Biden administration said it would evacuate almost 2,500 Afghans who helped the U.S. government during the 20-year war and who now face reprisals from the Taliban to an Army base in Virginia, pending approval of their visas.

'We Will Always Be There for Jordan,' Biden Says

Video Video: 'We Will Always Be There for Jordan,' Biden Says

By Reuters

President Biden hosted King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House on Monday, the first Arab leader to visit during his presidency, in a sign of strengthening ties after a rocky relationship with the Trump administration.

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