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CHICAGO - Between his first Grateful Dead show in 1988, at age 15, and the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995, William Walker saw the band about 130 times, a modest number in the Deadhead universe.

In late June, as much of the nation mourned the killing of nine parishioners in a Charleston, South Carolina, church, The Daily Stormer, a white supremacist website, was busy posting articles on a different issue: black crime against white people.

GELUGOR, Malaysia - Carrying one child in her arm, a second on her back and holding the hand of a third, Hasinah Izhar waded waist-deep through a mangrove swamp into the Bay of Bengal, toward a fishing boat bobbing in the dusk.

BURLINGTON, Vt. » When he came to Vermont in the late 1960s to help plan the upending of the old social order, the future presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought with him the belief that the United States was starkly divided into two groups: the establishment and the revolutionaries.

AMMAN, Jordan » Her father wanted to marry her off by the time she was 12. Her mother most definitely did not, and for this conviction, she paid dearly.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico » It's the lunch hour at Baker's Bakery, a fixture in Rmo Piedras, one of Puerto Rico's oldest neighborhoods, but the bustle at the counter is long gone.

And Now, What Mexico Thinks of Donald Trump


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MEXICO CITY » It is the kind of publicity money cannot buy — front-page coverage, segments on the nightly news, the attention of political heavyweights and a stream of commentary burning a hole in the Web.

Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. counterterrorism officials have increased security at national landmarks and large public events ahead of major holidays or significant anniversaries, and issued bulletins calling for increased vigilance by the public.

God moves in mysterious ways — particularly when it comes to Los Angeles real estate. And few transactions have proved more mystifying of late than conflicting attempts by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and a group of nuns under its supervision to sell an 8-acre hillside estate here.

The stunning series of liberal decisions delivered by the Supreme Court this term was the product of discipline on the left side of the court and disarray on the right.

They are slapped and pinched during labor, yelled at, denied pain medicine, neglected and forced to share beds with other women who just gave birth. And that is just a partial list of the abuses and humiliations inflicted on women around the world as their babies are born.

A parliamentary hearing was convened here in March to consider an odd remnant of Ukraine's corrupt, pre-revolutionary government.

Poorer Neighbors Unmoved by Greek Pain


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SOFIA, Bulgaria » Throughout months of acrimonious haggling with creditors, Greece's left-wing government has cast itself as the victim of an elitist financial and political order beholden to Europe's stingy rich, notably Germans.

The Upshot

A March Toward Acceptance When Civil Rights Is the Topic


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The legalization of same-sex marriage is a potent example of a dominant theme in American history: Over time, civil rights expand, and discrimination ebbs.

Hillary Clinton Faces More Liberal Democratic Fundraising Landscape


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Hillary Rodham Clinton will seek out donors to her presidential campaign from a Democratic fundraising landscape vastly altered since her first presidential bid and far more ideologically aligned with the party's liberal activists.

When the pop star Taylor Swift publicly criticized Apple's royalty payment plans recently, government regulators that had been investigating the company for various other reasons might have thought, "Get in line."

Inside the old granite State House in South Carolina, one day after the massacre in a Charleston church, an African-American receptionist politely gave everyone who called to complain about the Confederate battle flag the same response: "Sorry, there's nothing to be done."

When Facebook released its workplace diversity numbers Thursday, the company included a somewhat heartening message.

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