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Behind the scenes, Russia regains a complicated status: Afghanistan power broker

Thirty years after the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan, the Kremlin wants back in.
  • Oct 12, 2018

Gun violence in New Orleans has given a champion football coach one mission: Keep his players alive

After a shooting claimed one of his players, Brice Brown vowed he would never lose another.
  • Aug 23, 2018

A taste of the nation’s most popular restaurants

Our food critic visits six of America’s most popular restaurants to answer the question: What keeps diners coming back time and time again?
  • Jul 19, 2018

Meet the 2018 Democratic candidates for Maryland governor BROKEN DONT USE

Here’s what you need to know about the six Democrats competing in the June 26 Maryland primary to challenge Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.
  • Jun 13, 2018

Meet the 2018 Democratic candidates for Maryland governor

Here’s what you need to know about the six Democrats competing in the June 26 Maryland primary to challenge Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.
  • Jun 13, 2018

Four questions for six Democrats vying to challenge Rep. Barbara Comstock

Here are the six Democrats vying for the chance to take on Rep. Barbara Comstock, one of the most endangered Republicans in Congress
  • Jun 8, 2018

Going home to El Salvador, as the American dream slips away

Guillermo Mendoza, who will soon lose his permission to live in the United States legally, returned to El Salvador after 18 years to see loved ones and contemplate building a life there.
  • May 30, 2018

Europe is rejecting thousands of Afghan asylum seekers a year. But what awaits them back home?

New skills and languages have failed to help many returnees navigate a traditional, war-torn society.
  • May 25, 2018

Scores of Palestinians have been shot in their legs, and some face amputation

Israeli gunfire is taking a severe toll on the lower limbs of Palestinian protesters
  • Apr 28, 2018

Surge in homeless deaths linked to opioids, extreme weather, soaring housing cost

Opioids, extreme weather, soaring housing costs contribute to the spike across the country
  • Apr 13, 2018
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