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A new fish species has been discovered living at the greatest depths ever explored in the Pacific Ocean, researchers announced Friday.   Biology professor Paul Yancey and students from Washington state’s Whitman College found the translucent...
Visitors walk across a bridge over the Tumen river from North Korea to the town of Tumen in China’s Jilin province on March 21, 2009. Credit: Peter ParksAFP/Getty Images. Chinese authorities arrested Christian missionary Peter Hahn near the...
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides. It’s...
WASHINGTON — In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before start of filing season. Congress extends...
A lookout post at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Photo by the National Guard. WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S....
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioWILLIAM BRANGHAM: Nasser Omer is an accountant, husband, and father of two grown kids. This Indian-American is also a devout Muslim — and as such, he tries to get to his nearest mosque as often as possible to...