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  • Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup

    Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup
    MANAUS, Brazil — In the 1960s, Brazil's military rulers decided they had to populate the Amazon or risk losing control over the vast, isolated region. So they granted special tax breaks to Manaus, reviving a faded rubber-baron town in the middle...
  • Housing protesters occupy land near Brazil World Cup soccer stadium

    Housing protesters occupy land near Brazil World Cup soccer stadium
    Thousands of families have begun occupying an empty lot near the site of next month's opening match of the FIFA World Cup, demanding affordable new housing and protesting government expenditures on the international soccer tournament. In less than a...
  • Health buzzwords on food labels are misleading consumers, study finds

    Health buzzwords on food labels are misleading consumers, study finds
    Consumers are likely to believe that “whole grain” canned pasta, “organic” candy and soda that contains “antioxidants” are more healthful than the same products without those buzzwords on the labels, researchers say....
  • GM Fined $35 Million for Ignition Recall Delay

     
    GM will pay a record $35 million civil penalty for failing to report its ignition switch defect to the federal government in a timely manner; the defect led to a recall that affects more than 2.2 million vehicles in the......
  • Kansas matters: Update on the tax cut that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said would be a shot of adrenaline to his state's economy

     
    Lawmakers in Springfield mulling whether to let the temporary income tax increase expire might consider the contemporary answer to the 10-year-old question, "What's the Matter With Kansas?" In 2004, author Thomas Frank used it as the title of a book......
  • The Week in Pictures | May 19 – 25, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best of visual journalism. We begin in New York, where the National 9/11 Flag is carried by firefighters to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in ceremonies marking its official opening. The flag was flying from a building near the...
  • Outcry over Sterling's remarks renew focus on housing bias lawsuits

     Outcry over Sterling's remarks renew focus on housing bias lawsuits
    After the Mark Wilshire Towers changed hands, several building staffers showed up at Darryl Williams' apartment one day with a woman who he said threatened to fine him for leaving two carts of his dirty laundry and other items in the hallway. The...
  • The hard-line China of Tiananmen Square, on a global scale

    "I have tried very hard not to inject myself into China's internal affairs," wrote President George H.W. Bush to his Chinese counterpart, Deng Xiaoping, shortly after Chinese troops gunned down hundreds, perhaps thousands, of demonstrators in and around...
  • The tea party lives -- in Europe

    The tea party lives -- in Europe
    While tea party candidates underperformed against establishment Republican incumbents in recent U.S. primary elections, in Europe their conservative cousins have just scored some spectacular victories. Commentators are calling elections for seats in the...
  • Mexico's economic growth falling short of government projections

    Bad economic news continues to stall Mexico’s growth and undermine government efforts to portray the country’s financial situation as robust as it heads toward a major expansion of the oil-exploration industry. Oil exports and production...
  • White House statement on release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    The White House released the following statement from President Obama on Saturday on the release of Bowe Bergdahl, who was 23 when he went missing in the eastern Afghan province of Paktika, near the border with Pakistan, in 2009: "Today the American...