Analysis

GOP field opens as Romney makes exit

Islamic State kills Kurdish commander in surprise attack

IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda

Role reversal: Companies rate customers

A variety of ‘GMO-free’ labels, but little clarity

Litchi fruit toxin may give rise to mysterious epidemic in India

China’s man-made islands in disputed waters raise worries

Consumers fuel growth

Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut

Mega-selling poet, performer churned out vast body of work

Nation & World briefing

Discovery

Ancient skull gives insight into evolution

Today in history, and birthdays

Obama’s budget calls for spending surge

Senate OKs bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

Online political ads are slow to catch on

Credit purchases are not so private

Nation & World briefing

Trending

Charting our Super Sunday calories

The bee solution to winter

Survey

Polls show gap between beliefs of public, scientists

Featured obituary

Former Yale researcher wrote ‘The Thorn Birds’

Giving nature a head start on a 2nd marine wilderness

True puppy love at doggy weddings?

Today in history, and birthdays

Hezbollah attacks Israel, raising fears of escalation

Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

Lotto sellers beat odds, suspiciously

Father of boy with leukemia asks school to bar unvaccinated kids

Budget office slashes estimated cost of national health coverage

Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs

Calming moms’ fears on football

Nation & World briefing

Ancient solar system found

Research

Trying to avoid bad science

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