Relatives of people killed in a shooting at a black church addressed the suspect, Dylann Storm Roof, during a hearing on Friday, tearfully offering forgiveness, and hope that he would confess and repent.
The shooting has not drawn calls for gun control from lawmakers rebuffed after the Newtown, Conn., killings.
For generations, Catholic leaders have written documents on pressing social problems, but Francis’ encyclical on climate change is notable for its explicit call to action.
Presidential hopefuls are auditioning economists, seeking policy advice, experience and connections, but most candidates have yet to team up with anyone in particular.
The death rate from coronary heart disease has dropped 38 percent in a decade. One reason is that hospitals rich and poor have streamlined emergency treatment.
A Havana neighborhood, one the author Mariane Pearl has come to love, remains true to the Cuba of old.
The new boss will need stature, technical skills and a desire to run a company in turmoil, scrutinized by its former chiefs. Jack Dorsey, the chairman and co-founder, may get the job.
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Instead of clearing the air, Brian Williams’ appearance seemed to hand more ammunition to hardened media scolds.
The tragedy of racism and violence will not end without, in the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “continuous struggle.”