LIFESTYLE

Athletes go it alone in Tokyo as families watch from afar

Michael Phelps reached for his mother’s hand through a chainlink fence near the pool. The 19-year-old swimmer had just won his first Olympic medal… Read more

Pope Francis returns to Vatican 10 days after surgery

ROME — Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing surgery to remove half… Read more

Chinese parents, abducted son reunited after 24 years

BANGKOK — After 24 years of heartache and searching, a Chinese couple were reunited with their son who was abducted as a toddler outside their front… Read more

American men experiencing 'friendship recession': report

American men are having a hard time making friends.

According to the Survey Center on American Life, men in the U.S. are experiencing a "friendship… Read more

Survivors of Bosnia massacre grapple with horrors, deniers

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina  — Through tears and in between fraught silences, Devla Ajsic refuses to remain quiet any longer.

Ajsic was 21… Read more

South Africa’s ex-leader turns himself in for prison term

NKANDLA, South Africa — Former South African president Jacob Zuma turned himself over to police early Thursday to begin serving a 15-month prison term.

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Philanthropies eagerly back journalist Hannah-Jones

NEW YORK  — Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones used major philanthropic donors to build her future as a tenured professor at Howard University, just as… Read more

Building collapse shows town’s rich, middle-class division

SURFSIDE, Fla.  — The condo tower collapse in Surfside could exacerbate the division that already exists between the tiny Florida town’s new luxury… Read more

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