Americans grapple with social issues, polarized politics on Fourth of July

Americans grapple with social issues, polarized politics on Fourth of July

In these complex times, a simple question about the quintessential American holiday of fireworks, cookouts and parades isn’t always so simple. As Americans prepare to celebrate the nation’s 242nd birthday, some feel a deeper sense of patriotism. For others, the...
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Here’s your complete FIFA World Cup quarter-final guide

Here’s your complete FIFA World Cup quarter-final guide

England booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup with a dramatic victory over Colombia on penalty kicks Tuesday afternoon, a result that finalizes the four quarter-final match-ups to take place Friday and Saturday. Here are the...
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For Hundreds of Years, Papier-Mâché Has Lent a Surreal Face to Catalan Culture

For Hundreds of Years, Papier-Mâché Has Lent a Surreal Face to Catalan Culture

Rarely is the inflation of cultural icons as literal or striking as it is in the festivals of Catalonia, a region of northeastern Spain. There, in a tradition that dates back to Christian processions of the late 14th century, and...
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