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ISLA PERICO, El Salvador — The offer was befuddling: A little over a year ago, families living on Isla Perico, a speck of an island in a destitute corner of…


New Zealand Beats South Africa, Passing Early Test

YOKOHAMA, Japan — When New Zealand and South Africa were drawn into the same pool for this year’s Rugby World Cup, even casual fans took notice. Two of the sport’s…


Standoffs With Iran Test Trump’s Resolve to Use Military Force

WASHINGTON — By the time President Trump met with congressional leaders on the afternoon of June 20, he had already decided to retaliate against Iran for shooting down an American…

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