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Couple accused of starving their 6-year-old, who had the body weight of a 2-year-old

When the 6-year-old girl arrived at a Colorado hospital, she weighed just 25 pounds, authorities say.<p>Her appearance was so troubling, in fact, that the medical staff at Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colo., compared it to “that of concentration camp victims,” according to an affidavit obtained by …

After Cuba: The Only 3 Countries That Have No Relations With the U.S.

Why is one of them Bhutan?<p>On Wednesday, the United States and Cuba announced that they would reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, thus restoring diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. The agreement doesn’t mean that Washington-Havana ties will go back to where they were before …

Atheist minister fighting United Church’s effort to fire her

An ordained United Church of Canada minister who believes in neither God nor Bible said Wednesday she is prepared to fight an unprecedented attempt to boot her from the pulpit for her beliefs.<p>In an interview at her West Hill church, Rev. Gretta Vosper said congregants support her view that how you …

Obama Announces Renewed Diplomatic Ties With Cuba

President calls for Congress to lift embargo, says U.S. will continue to raise human-rights concerns<p>WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama formally announced that the U.S. is renewing diplomatic relations with Cuba and called on Congress to lift the long-standing embargo, setting in motion what is …

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Lloyd, O'Hara score US beats Germany 2-0 for a place in the Women's World Cup final

Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.<p>Lloyd's penalty kick in the 69th minute went into the right side of the goal less than 10 minutes after Celia …