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The 'worst curse'

Human-rights advocates cry foul as minority Christians are executed

Decisive battles

Only a handful of races will determine which party controls the House for the next two years

Stalking a silent killer

The viruses leading to cervical cancer have gone underdiagnosed for too long; now, with a new vaccine, women-and girls-face ethical challenges over making use of it

Two by two

The high court opens its first full term under John Roberts by taking on key social-issue cases

Sounds of silence

Rocket launches and bombings have given way to Ramadan and New Year's feasting in Lebanon and Israel-but Hezbollah is far from finished