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In D.C., Trading Politics for a Paddle

We launched into the Potomac River just beneath the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which links upscale…

Before Fatal Boat Crash in Budapest, Safety Warnings Went Unheeded

BUDAPEST — The warnings came before a ship called the Mermaid set out on May 29…

A Cleveland River Once Oozed and Burned. It’s Now a Hot Spot.

A misconception still clings to Cleveland and it comes down to three words: river on fire.…

Critic’s Pick: ‘The River and the Wall’ Review: Taking a Side on the Rio Grande

“The River and the Wall” comes on as innocent and glossy as a travelogue, but its…

Shrimp From 5 U.K. Rivers Have One Thing in Common: Cocaine

LONDON — Researchers seeking evidence of chemical “micropollution” in five rural English rivers have found pesticides…

Dozens of Holiday Revelers Killed as Overloaded Boat Sinks in Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq — A boat overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish New Year sank in the…

The Fight to Tame a Swelling River With Dams Outmatched by Climate Change

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India Threatens a New Weapon Against Pakistan: Water

NEW DELHI — India vowed Thursday to cut back on water flowing through its rivers to…