Photo of Actor Bryan Cranston waving beads

After Tragedies, New Orleans Celebrates End of Carnival

NEW ORLEANS — Thousands of people thronged the streets of New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, reaching for beads, shimmying to the music of marching bands and celebrating the end of a Carnival season tinged by tragedy after two bystanders were killed by floats this ye...
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From New Orleans to Tehran: Life of Detained Iran Newscaster

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — She is largely unknown in the United States. But the American anchorwoman for Iran's state-run broadcaster, detained last weekend by U.S. authorities, is a familiar face on its English-language channel. "When I got familiar wit...