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Amnesty Offer Could Oust Maduro. Critics Call It a Road to Impunity.

CARACAS, Venezuela — Opposition leaders in Venezuela hoped the offer would be impossible to refuse: amnesty…

Tests for Oil in Arctic Refuge Won’t Happen This Winter, Officials Say

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U.S. Reduces Military Aid to Cameroon Over Human Rights Abuses

DAKAR, Senegal — As accusations of human rights violations pile up in Cameroon’s two-front battle against…

Canadian Diplomats Sue Their Government Over Mysterious Cuban Disease

MONTREAL — Canadian diplomats who were posted to Cuba are suing their government, claiming that it…

Twitter Continues Its Profit Streak, While Still Shedding Users

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter continues to stabilize as a business. The social media company on Thursday…

Virginia Republican Was Top Editor of Yearbook That Included Blackface Photos and Racist Slurs

Thomas K. Norment Jr., the powerful Republican majority leader in the Virginia Senate, was a top…

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s President, Remains in Hospital With Signs of Pneumonia

RIO DE JANEIRO — President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, hospitalized late last month for a procedure…

Frank Robinson, Hall of Fame Slugger and First Black Manager, Dies at 83

Frank Robinson, the Hall of Fame outfielder who hit 586 home runs and became a racial…

Nets’ Caris LeVert Set to Return 3 Months After Scary Foot Injury

Caris LeVert will return to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, giving the team a boost as…

Democrats Aim to Limit Corporate Windfall From Trump Tax Cut

Top Democrats, eager to reverse a corporate windfall created by President Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax cut,…

Trilobites: Beaked Whales Are the Deepest Divers

Cuvier’s beaked whales are among the most mysterious and adept mammals on Earth. They can dive…

Rio de Janeiro Storm Kills 6, Turning Roads Into Rivers and Burying Bus in Mud

RIO DE JANEIRO — — A powerful summer storm swept through Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday…

Noted: When Celebrities Fly Coach

When Alankrutha Giridhar boarded her flight on Monday, she was understandably more concerned with finding overhead…

Matthew Whitaker Says He Won’t Testify Until Subpoena Threat Is Removed by House Panel

WASHINGTON — The acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, told lawmakers on Thursday that he would…

Carlos Ghosn, Facebook, the Catholic Church: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Abuse of nuns emerges…