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  • Argentina, Germany scoreless at half

    Argentina, Germany scoreless at half
    RIO DE JANEIRO - From Buenos Aires to the Brandenburg Gate, millions of people were getting ready to watch Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil. In Rio de Janeiro, which is hosting the final, the party was already in full...
  • World Cup: Germany takes note of Juergen Klinsmann's contributions

    World Cup: Germany takes note of Juergen Klinsmann's contributions
    U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann wasn't with the German team in person when it won the World Cup on Sunday. But he was certainly there in spirit and influence. That's because it was Klinsmann, as coach of the national team, who began the overhaul that led...
  • Brazil's Leader Can Rally From World Cup

    The conventional wisdom is that Brazil's humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup has created an unprecedented climate of gloom that will affect President Dilma Rousseff's chances to win re-election in October. But the conventional wisdom may be...
  • Gabriel García Márquez takes his place in the pantheon

    The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana." I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the...
  • Former Hopkins professor eyes Afghan presidency

    These days, his Western business suits and ties have given way to Afghan turbans and tunics. Instead of anthropology students and fellow faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University, tribal elders and international aid officials are more likely to seek...
  • You'll never guess what partisan politics are damaging now

    You'll never guess what partisan politics are damaging now
    Next month the United States will host dozens of African leaders in Washington. But unless something changes before then, we will still be without confirmed ambassadors in 14 countries on the African continent, including in such strategically important...
  • Pope John Paul II set Vatican milestones on path to sainthood

    Pope John Paul II set Vatican milestones on path to sainthood
    Everything about Pope John Paul II was larger than life: his constant globetrotting, his naming of 483 saints -- more than all his predecessors combined -- and his 27 years in office, making him one of the longest serving pontiffs. The Polish pope...
  • John Paul II and John XXIII canonized as saints

    Reporting From Vatican City -- Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for two former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, marking  the first time in the  church’s long history that two ex-popes have been canonized at the same time. Hundreds of...
  • Canonization of predecessors provides another boost for Pope Francis

    Canonization of predecessors provides another boost for Pope Francis
    Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter’s Square and nearby to witness the unprecedented double canonization. It marked the first time in...
  • Pope Francis declares two new saints, plays up Vatican II

    Pope Francis declares two new saints, plays up Vatican II
    Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter's Square and elsewhere to witness the double canonization. It was the first time in the history of the...
  • Kurt Vonnegut may be dead but he still gives good advice to graduates

    Kurt Vonnegut may be dead but he still gives good advice to graduates
    The most famous Kurt Vonnegut graduation speech is the one he never gave: “Wear Sunscreen,” which went viral on the Internet in 1997 and a year later inspired the spoken word song “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen” by Baz...