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A fruitful drought for Washington wineries

Hundreds missing after Chinese cruise ship sinks

Our data: a cash cow for political campaigns


Surveillance debate pits risk against civil liberty

The end of a hazy era in China’s capital

Nation & World briefing

Growing nuke stockpile complicates Iran talks

Today in history, and birthdays

Did you hear?

Holiday in ‘socialist fairyland’?


Why don’t animals get sunburned?


120K saiga antelopes die in Kazakhstan

Update: Supreme Court

A win for woman denied job over hijab

Hart was tennis standout despite physical limitations

Airlines aim to speed up the boarding process

Windows 10 is coming in July

Ukraine fighting eases, but abuses continue, U.N. says

Navy’s first openly gay SEAL builds his life anew

Editor’s choice

Internet speeds and economic opportunity

Migrants continue to flee to Italy

NSA programs expire with no deal in Senate

Kerry cuts trip to Europe short after bicycle crash

Nation & World briefing

ISIS advances in Libya alarm Western officials


10 percent have skin problems after getting tattoos


Vision and literacy: an obvious connection


Our recent good luck with hurricanes likely to run out

Watchdog report: Ex-Nazis got $20.2M in Social Security

An Afghan ally’s tale of betrayal, redemption

Today’s read: Japan’s national sport

Can skinny kids recapture the country’s sumo glory?


This month: extreme weather, worldwide

Son of Vice President Biden, Beau Biden dies of cancer

More heavy rain but no new serious flooding in Houston area

Battle lines set for surveillance vote

Nation & World briefing

Making LED light bulbs less attractive to insects


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