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The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday. Among the 22 winners were newspapers large and small. We report on three of the stories behind the winning coverage.
More than 50 tons of dead fish have been removed from a Rio de Janeiro lagoon slated to host Olympic events. Specialists blame algae blooms but water quality has been a concern for Olympic organizers.
On Tuesday, a Senate panel will hear debate on whether to give the president fast-track authority to negotiate a sweeping trade deal. The trade push has scrambled the usual political alignments.
Federal authorities in Minnesota announced that six young Somali-Americans had been arrested for attempting to travel to Syria to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
Pro football players can earn tens of millions of dollars in a career. Some schools are now catering to current and former athletes to show them how best to manage their money after they stop playing.
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini is blamed for stoking the violence by describing immigrants as lice that must be removed. But in a speech Monday, he described the attacks on immigrants as vile.