The New York Times
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Mr. Williamson, a lawyer and a foreign-policy scholar and author, was appointed to diplomatic roles under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Bush and George W. Bush.
The recruitment of the longtime Democratic strategist John D. Podesta comes as the president is seeking to recover public support after the flawed rollout of the new health insurance marketplaces.
The technical errors that had bedeviled visitors to the site for weeks seemed to have been tamed, and applicants were finally selecting health care plans under the Affordable Care Act.
Alabama’s capital is dotted with markers commemorating aspects of the civil rights movement and the Civil War, but until now very few had taken note of the city’s role in the slave trade.
A final agreement on a Pentagon policy bill would strengthen protections for victims of sexual assault in the military and keep open the prison at Guantánamo Bay.
Mr. Porter, who had cerebral palsy, was the inspiration for “Door to Door,” a 2002 TV film starring William H. Macy.
Pete Festersen dropped his bid to challenge Representative Lee Terry just two months after announcing his campaign.
The 18 were accused of excessive use of force and obstruction of justice as part of a sprawling investigation into allegations of misconduct and abuse of inmates in county jails.
Merrill Newman, the Korean War veteran detained by the North Korean government, said he was kept under guard in a hotel.
The Mormon Church, on its website, offers its most extensive explanation yet about its exclusion of blacks from the priesthood.
States were expected to spend only $481 million on programs intended to prevent or curb tobacco use, well below the $3.7 billion recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a report said.
Fundamental questions of philosophy and morality, and what it means to be autonomous, are following an unusual challenge to have chimpanzees recognized as legal persons.
Supreme Court justices on Monday tried to find the right balance between the reputation of an Air Wisconsin pilot and a manager’s concern for air safety.
The Lede continues to follow the global reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela, on a day of tributes to the man who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and then served as its first freely elected president.
The former mayor, Bob Filner, also received three years of probation for harassing women while in office.
Amid an inquiry into bribery in the Pacific, Secretary Ray Mabus has ordered an examination of how the service awards contracts around the globe.
The problem of affordable rental housing has reached crisis proportions nationally, officials said on Monday.
Scientists have confirmed that the crater where a NASA rover landed last year contained a freshwater lake about 3.5 billion years ago, around the time that life is thought to have begun on Earth.
Mr. Scherer helped create scenes for people in New York who otherwise might never see a flock of cormorants nesting on a cliff.
American and British spies have infiltrated online fantasy games, fearing that militants could use them to communicate, move money or plot attacks, documents show.