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In India's Sultry Summer, Bucket Bathing Beats Indoor Showers

Our writer hated it as a child. Now she loves it: Fill pitcher, pour over head. It's a great way to stay cool in a place where water isn't always running. Maybe you should put it on your bucket list.

Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy Execution In Arizona 'Torture'

The Arizona senator said he believes in the death penalty, but that was not "an acceptable way of carrying it out."

Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems?

It's become an article of faith among supporters of capital punishment that abolitionists are doing everything they can to undermine executions, putting up hurdles and then complaining about delays.

France Dispatches Military Unit To Site Of Air Algerie Wreck

President Franois Hollande said that all 116 people died and that one black box had been recovered. France's interior minister said weather likely contributed to the crash.

Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

In what will be his first papal visit to the U.S., the pontiff has accepted an invitation to a meeting in Philadelphia and is reportedly considering stops in New York and Washington, D.C.

Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

The destruction of the holy site has drawn criticism from the Sunni allies of the so-called Islamic State and may cause a rift between the Sunni groups.

Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo made a campaign promise to be a new kind of leader and has now asked ordinary Indonesians to help him choose his government.

Australia Sending 190 Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage

The Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens in the shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, is also negotiating to send 40 unarmed police to the site in eastern Ukraine.

Rep. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs

The Wisconsin Republican is rolling out a plan that he says will fight poverty more effectively than the programs launched by former President Johnson's War on Poverty, but progressives are skeptical.

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