Herb Reed, 83, founder and last surviving original member of the Platters, who sang bass on 1950s hits such as "Only You" and "The Great Pretender."


Sam Tan Wei Shen, of Singapore, who became the first foreign midshipman to finish at the top of his class in the 167-year history of the U.S. Naval Academy.


By USAID, $20 million in funding to develop a Pakistani Sesame Street, because of alleged corruption at the local puppet theater working on the project. The series was to star Elmo and Pakistani characters.


By the Vatican, Just Love: A Framework for...

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