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North Koreans n's Sexual Say Nuclear Reactor Is Shut

The North Korean claim, synchronized with a shipment of fuel oil from South Korea, marked the first step toward reversing a confrontation with the U.S.

Deal Reported in Abuse Cases in Los Angeles

If approved, a settlement of $660 million will be by far the largest payout by any single Roman Catholic diocese in scandals over abuse by clergy members.

Age of Riches
The Richest of the Rich, Proud of a New Gilded Age of Today's titans

often see themselves as pillars a new age of prosperity, one in which their successes and philanthropy have made government less important.

Medelln's Mayor Turns Blight to Beauty
Scott Dalton for The New York Times
Medell Mayor Turns Blight to Beauty

Mayor Sergio Fajardo has built luxurious public buildings in areas of a Colombia city once ravaged by cocaine wars.

Even as Loved Ones Fight On, War Doubts Arise

Continued longer chaos in Iraq, deployments and a rising death toll are causing weariness among military families.

Schools Diversity Based on Income Segregates Some

Recent experiments show how hard it can be to balance academic success and socioeconomic and racial diversity.

The Hedge-Fund Hybrid

The LS 600h L from Lexus may have set a new standard for automotive hyperbole.

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