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  • Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of 'deadly mistakes'

    U.S. investigators took months to piece together evidence that led to the conclusion that drone strikes had killed two Western hostages and two Americans who worked for al-Qaida, U.S. officials said Friday.
  • Chicago isn't Detroit, but it can learn from Motor City's innovative rehab

    Chicago isn't Detroit, but it can learn from Motor City's innovative rehab
    You hear the term "blank canvas" a lot around here, and it rankles many Detroiters, as if their years of sticking with this troubled, recently bankrupted city amounted to zilch. Yet at the same time, so much has been emptied out of this vast city...

    Mistaken killings by US drone show limits of spycraft

    The accidental killing of al-Qaida hostages in Pakistan by a U.S. drone, which President Barack Obama called a regrettable mistake, illustrates the limitations of U.S. intelligence even in a region that has been closely watched for more than a decade....

    Next president could be among nation's oldest ever, or youngest

    NASHUA, N.H. The 2016 presidential race is shaping up as an epic struggle between generations. On one side are the aging baby boomers who came of age in the 1960s and whose generation now is heading toward retirement Democrat Hillary Clinton, who would...

    In this family, college 'choice' was already a given, and it was free

    As National College Decision Day looms May 1, and thousands of high-school students anxiously await acceptance letters, I know one college-bound senior who's not watching the mailbox. My son. Like boys in other cultures whose brides are chosen for them,...