The New York Times
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As Christians ask how their faith requires them to treat animals, they may force animal rights activists, a mostly secular lot, to reconsider their views on Christians.
Many thought Thad Cochran was going to retire after 34 years in the Senate, but now Mississippi faces a tough Republican primary for his seat.
After an American teacher was killed in Libya, his students recalled how he would joke with them online.
South Africans, world leaders and citizens of many nations reacted to the death of Nelson Mandela on Thursday.
President Jacob Zuma said that the former president’s body would lie in state from Dec. 11 to 13, with a state funeral in his childhood village, Qunu, in the Eastern Cape region on Dec. 15.
Barney and Deborah Cosimo met on a commune, studied as fundamentalist Christians and have made marriage last with friendship and mutual respect.
A big part of the American auto industry’s comeback has come from rising exports of vehicles made in the United States for sale in international markets.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. raised the issue as Beijing withholds accreditation for journalists from The New York Times and Bloomberg.
Stockton has gone through what Detroit faces and hopes to emerge from bankruptcy protection in the spring. But its biggest problem, pension payments, still looms.
Lawmakers are nearing an agreement that would “fast-track” the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with a dozen Pacific nations.
Laws passed by the City Council have sought to restrict prisoner transfer agreements with federal authorities, prompting guarded celebration among immigrants’ advocates.
The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill protecting technology companies and their customers from nuisance patent-infringement lawsuits.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis published a list on Thursday of 34 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing minors.
The board that oversees the state’s high-speed rail project decided to try again to gain authority to sell $8.6 billion in state bonds, after a judge blocked the sales.
Gov. Sean Parnell will urge in his fiscal 2015 budget plan that the state tap $3 billion in one of its savings accounts to pay down $11.9 billion unfunded liability in Alaska’s two largest pension funds.
President Obama recalled that his public career began at an anti-apartheid rally in 1979, imbued with the hope Nelson Mandela had generated.
More families are migrating to the cannabis-friendly state because of the promise of a marijuana-based oil known as Charlotte’s Web to treat their children’s seizures.
The estimate of growth in the third quarter was revised to a 3.6 percent rate from 2.8 percent, with much of the gain attributed to inventory changes and an improving trade picture.
Secretary of State John Kerry discussed security arrangements that could be put in place in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley, a move that seemed to signify a more active American role in Israeli-Palestinian talks.
The coalition is trying to marginalize a group that contends that the liberalism of leaders like Senator Elizabeth Warren will lead Democrats “over the populist cliff.”