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The police superintendent said the boy was killed as part of a dispute between warring gangs, and he pledged to obliterate the gangs.
There has been good news for the Greek economy this week – $2 billion of good news. That was the latest infusion of bailout loans.
The Mauritanian singer-songwriter's peripatetic childhood exposed him to a cosmopolitan mix of languages, cultures and music.
TV critic David Bianculli shares his enthusiasm for two newly released DVD box sets: season one of Better Call Saul and a four-DVD set of the 1970s PBS variety show, The Great American Dream Machine.
Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News and Jay Newton-Small of Time magazine join us for our weekly look at the race for 2016.
Legend has it that the sauce made with chili peppers and chocolate was created in 16th century Mexico to season a turkey dish.
Brazil's Environment Ministry announced that deforestation in the country has increased by 16 percent. A separate study warned that more than half the Amazon's tree species may be threatened.
The flag flies on public buildings and is often waved at sporting events, but it has not been a symbol the French personally embrace. That has changed dramatically in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks.
Most states require insurers cover some diabetes education, but it can be confusing for patients to figure out what it will cost them.
The court interprets the constitutionality of U.S. law, but 20 percent of the cases have an international component.
The man who coined the term "biological diversity" back in 1980 explains that while many species will suffer, some will do well and adapt.
Decades after Rosa Parks changed history, a new generation faces the challenge of remaking the civil rights movement for the next century. What can they learn from the past to build for the future?
Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists explains the key issues, as leaders from more than 190 nations prepare to gather.
If a concerned citizen has his way, there will be a Museum of Political Corruption in Albany, N.Y. "I tell people, quite frankly, I want to institutionalize corruption," Bruce Roter says.
Also this week: the virtual reality stories of three displaced children.
The piece of rocket, most likely from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 that blew up after takeoff in June, was covered in barnacles and originally mistaken for a dead whale.
Hear the Scottish queer punk band perform a moving DIY ballad about loving someone who is in love with someone else.
The author's new novel looks at the history of music through the life of fictional guitarist Frankie Presto.
Conor O'Brien discusses how getting comfortable in his own skin has affected his music.