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WASHINGTON — A dozen years later, American politics has reached a rough consensus about the Iraq War: It was a mistake. Politicians hoping to be president rarely run ahead of public opinion. So it’s a revealing moment when the major...
A class on childbirth techniques is shown taking place at Diaconesses Hospital, Maternity Department, in Paris, France in 2009. Elisabeth Bing, who pioneered natural childbirth techniques and co-founded Lamaze International died on Friday in her New...
Rescuers work around derailed carriages of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 13, 2015. Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images. Investigators have found no radio communications indicating any object struck the windshield of the ill...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks past an honor guard as he disembarks from his airplane upon arrival at Seoul Air Base in Seoul on May 17, 2015. Kerry will discuss security issues and cyber policy with South Korean officials, amid fresh...
Groceries are carried in plastic bags in San Diego, California September 30, 2014. California signed the first-in-the-nation law to ban single-use plastic bags from grocery stores. In many cases, states like Missouri have stepped in after city...
Members of the faithful wave Palestinian flags before Pope Francis leads a ceremony for the canonization of four nuns at Saint Peter’s square in the Vatican City, May 17, 2015. Of the four were two Palestinian nuns, who became the first Arabic...