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WASHINGTON - He was, in many ways, a perfect spy - a man so important to Cuba’s intelligence apparatus that the information he gave to the CIA paid dividends long after Cuban authorities arrested him and threw him in prison for nearly two decades.MARK MAZZETTI, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and FRANCES ROBLES
Hampton Sides blends human drama with suspense and engrossing play-by-play descriptions to tell the tragic and triumphant story of the USS Jeannette.Randy Dotinga
A White House official said on Thursday that the administration was considering a “proportional response” against those who hacked into Sony Pictures computers, a retaliation that could thrust the United States into a direct confrontation with North Korea.Peter Baker
Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring states.Grant Schulte
Editorials in English-language media are casting blame on everyone from the prime minister to opposition firebrand Imran Khan to Army leaders. Across the border, Indian media are urging a further crackdown on the Taliban.Michael Holtz
A year ago, Bradley Stone had agreed to give up his guns. Last week, he had persuaded a Veterans Affairs psychologist he was neither suicidal nor homicidal. On Wednesday, the onetime Marine had officials perplexed about how he died.Chris Palmer
Employers have been hiring at a faster clip. The official unemployment rate has fallen from 10 percent of the labor force five years ago to 5.8 percent today. Households have lightened their debt loads. And now a plunge in oil prices is acting like a holiday gift for consumers.Mark Trumbull
Mark Oberholtzer's Ford pickup truck is now being used on the front lines of Syria. The path from Texas to Syria may have been shorter than some speculate.Lindsay Ellis
The trial for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is slated to take place some three miles away from the finish line of the race. The final hearing before the trial is scheduled for Thursday.Henry Gass
Jeb Bush’s announcement that he would “actively explore” a 2016 presidential run has been met with healthy skepticism, in no small part because he has staked out positions at odds with the Republican Party’s conservative base.Nate Cohn

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