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    Starving cows. Fallow farms. The Arizona drought is among the worst in the country

    Nearly all of Arizona is in drought, with large swaths in extreme drought. Experts say the...

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    'They deserve our help.' U.S. expands Afghan refugee program as violence spikes

    The Biden administration will allow refugee visas for more Afghans at risk for helping the U.S....

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    As water table lowers, Tehran and much of Iran are slowly sinking

    As climate change and poor management cause greater water scarcity, Tehran and much of Iran are...

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    Column: Canada just surpassed us on vaccinations. Good for them, and shame on us

    Many Republicans refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Canadian Conservatives are more pragmatic.

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    In drought-plagued northern Mexico, tens of thousands of cows are starving to death

    Sonora is the cattle capital of Mexico. But prolonged drought is killing off the herds.

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    Beneath the Olympic flame, some of Tokyo's most vulnerable stay tucked out of view

    Normally unnoticed or tolerated, homeless people have found themselves at the intersection where compassion collides with...

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    Mexico to vote on whether former presidents should be subject to prosecution

    The president calls the referendum a moral imperative. Critics label it a PR show. Its potential...

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    Native Americans press for the reburial of ancestors and return of cultural items

    The process of returning Indigenous remains and cultural items to tribes is often drawn out.

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    Waiting for Garcetti: India evaluates its ties with a post-Trump U.S.

    India was a favored nation under Trump. Will those ties change under President Biden and what...

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    Ruth Pearl, mother of slain journalist who turned her grief into activism, dies at 85

    Ruth Pearl, who became an activist for cross-cultural understanding after her journalist son Daniel was killed...

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    What is it about the Delta variant that makes it spread so easily?

    By now, we all know that the Delta variant is about twice as transmissible as the...

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    Podcast: Drought wants your carne asada and iPhone

    Beef. Microchips. Infrastructure. Around the world, drought — and the flip side, floods — are coming...

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    News Analysis: How the Delta variant could shake up the 2022 midterm election

    Democrats must contend with plunging optimism and frustration with new rules on masking and vaccinations, while...

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    Afghan who aided U.S. arrive at Virginia base, but many others remain in peril

    The first flight of Afghan contractors landed Friday in Virginia as the administration scrambles to relocate...

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    CDC document paints more dire picture of threat posed by Delta variant

    The Delta variant is more formidable than previously believed, due to its ability to infect and...

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    For South Sudan mothers, COVID-19 shook a fragile foundation

    Even before the pandemic hit, South Sudanese women were accustomed to building lives on the edge...

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    Muñecas rotas, cuellos torcidos y conmociones cerebrales: La brutalidad de los clavados olímpicos

    Los clavadistas olímpicos experimentan muchas de las mismas lesiones que afectan a los atletas de deportes...

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    Column: Mississippi's abortion brief dynamites standing law and 'super duper' precedents

    Whatever the conservative Supreme Court justices think of abortion rights, they should not countenance a case...

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    Podcast: Our biggest reservoir will save us! Wait, no

    Drought has brought Lake Mead's water levels to record lows. That's bad news for tens of...

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    Broken wrists, twisted necks and concussions: The brutal nature of Olympic diving

    Olympic divers experience many of the same injuries that affect athletes of more traditional contact sports,...

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    Pandemic-era Latin America: Inequality, despair, upheaval — and a potential lost generation of youth

    The pandemic made the poor of Latin America poorer and set back a fledgling middle class...

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    Biden expected to push vaccine for federal workers

    President Biden is considering stiffer measures to increase the number of Americans who get vaccinated against...

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    Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya says democracy will prevail

    Thrust into the spotlight, Belarus politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya says she's not 'that important,' but her country's...

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    Bipartisan infrastructure deal clears key Senate vote

    The Senate approved the first procedural hurdle to passing a major piece of President Biden's infrastructure...

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    Masks on. Masks off. Masks on again at the White House as Delta threat grows

    Biden made adherence to COVID guidelines a cornerstone of his campaign to defeat Trump. He beat...

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    Podcast: Drought threatens iconic plants. Lawns, watch out

    Drought in the American Southwest is hurting saguaro cactuses and Joshua trees. And here come laws...

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    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris approval ratings dip in new California poll

    Biden's performance rating slips among Californians in the poll, but his overall approval is strong and...

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    Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control

    Henan adheres to a familiar formula in Xi Jinping's China: Authorities turn tragedy into triumph, while...

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    She was promised school. She ended up enslaved and tortured as a housemaid

    Millions of domestic workers in Indonesia risk abuse in a job dismissed as "women's work." A...

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    A former schoolteacher who champions the poor, Peru's new president takes office amid deep divisions

    He has never held elective office and was little known until a few months ago. Now...

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    Photos: Jan. 6 hearings begin. 'I recall thinking to myself, this is how I’m going to die'

    Four Capitol and Metropolitan Police Department officers on Tuesday recounted their experience fighting off the Jan....

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    A timeline of the CDC's advice on face masks

    Rules and guidance about face masks have changed throughout the pandemic. Here's how the CDC's advice...

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    Capitol officer at Jan. 6 hearing: 'I could have lost my life that day ... many times'

    Officers relive the hours-long fight with rioters in testimony to the House committee investigating the Jan....

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    CDC recommends masks indoors in U.S. where cases are surging

    The CDC recommends that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where...

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    Georgia man pleads guilty to four Asian spa killings and is sentenced to life

    A Georgia man accused of killing eight people at three Atlanta-area spa businesses is pleading guilty...

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    Still planning summer travel? Here's how to make it as painless as possible

    Passengers, airlines and agencies are bracing for the last dash of summer air travel amid a...

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    Podcast: A drying lake in Oregon attracts the far right

    The Klamath Tribes have first rights to the lake water. Farmers don't get any this year....

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    Myanmar's political crisis is fueling an 'uncontrolled' outbreak of COVID-19

    Record numbers of people are dying as the nation's healthcare system has all but collapsed. Virus-stricken...

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    Actual number of U.S. coronavirus cases may be more than double the official tally

    A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that the pandemic's true toll is...

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    Congress to assist brain-injury victims of mysterious 'Havana syndrome'

    Congress is expected to authorize financial aid to dozens of American officials for unpaid medical bills...

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    Podcast: Our Masters of Disasters break down the fierce drought

    Welcome to Drought Week, an in-depth view of the devastating drought affecting the American West. Also:...

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    Column: Remembering the Alamo, Texans fight over myth versus history

    A new book debunking popular lore results in the kind of cancellation conservatives decry.

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    With Olympic seats empty, the hottest ticket in Tokyo is not the Summer Games but pro wrestling

    While the world's biggest sporting event is being carried out before empty seats, elsewhere in Tokyo,...

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    Why Border Patrol is doing more to rescue and identify missing migrants

    The agency's approach to missing migrants has evolved amid an increase in migration and deaths.

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    Mar-a-Lago primary: Trump wields power with endorsements, but some in GOP fear midterm damage

    Ex-President Trump rewards allies and punishes enemies with endorsements. He meets this week with Wyoming Republicans...

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    Fauci: 'There's no way' the coronavirus was made with U.S. research funds. Here's why

    Sen. Rand Paul accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of funding research in China that created the coronavirus....

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    Photos: Tokyo Olympics officially starts with a made-for-TV opening ceremony

    A look at some of the biggest moments from the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony from Times...

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    Tokyo Olympics: Diverse faces are representing Japan. Does it reflect real change?

    Can diverse athletes representing Japan push the society toward acceptance and inclusion?

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    Oregon communities struggle to hold off the Bootleg fire, the largest blaze in the U.S.

    Rural Oregon communities accustomed to big blazes have been taken aback by the unpredictability of the...

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    Trump ally Thomas J. Barrack Jr. released on $250-million bail

    Thomas J. Barrack Jr., also a prominent L.A. investor, awaits trial on charges of obstruction of...