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  • Edward Snowden: Not the first to be caught in airport limbo

    Edward Snowden: Not the first to be caught in airport limbo
    Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the United States on suspicion of leaking national security secrets, isn’t the only person to have been caught in the diplomatic limbo of an airport transit zone. Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian-born refugee,...
  • Edward Snowden asylum 'insignificant' to Russia -- but not to U.S.

    Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden is “insignificant” and won’t negatively influence U.S.-Russian relations, an aide to President Vladimir Putin insisted shortly after the American fugitive was...
  • Pope Francis counsels young prisoners in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO — In a rare moment shielded from the world’s eyes, Pope Francis on Friday privately counseled young prisoners from several Rio de Janeiro jails, who in turn used the visit to draw attention to one of the most notorious massacres...
  • 7/27

    If President Obama wants us to focus on the economy instead of his administration's scandals, why did he spend his time at his news conference race-baiting? President Obama's racism speech was very good and very enlightening. What he needs now is to get...
  • Prison numbers still paint a dismal picture

    Statistics are a frightful bore, unless they are disturbing enough to have an obvious impact on one's financial well-being. The U.S. Department of Justice disseminated a big batch of numbers on Thursday, suggesting that things are getting better when it...
  • Florida will watch same-sex marriage fight from the sidelines

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida is home to some of the most gay-friendly locales in North America. So, it might seem odd that the state is sitting on the back burner of the legal fight to legalize same-sex marriages. A coalition of civil-rights groups led by...
  • Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union

    Hundreds of anti-gay demonstrators in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro may have set back their country’s bid to join the European Union on Wednesday with their rock-throwing protest against a gay pride march. At the first known pride...
  • Change sought to ban guns in houses of worship

    Change sought to ban guns in houses of worship
    When Illinois lawmakers approved a concealed carry law this month, they preserved absolute bans for a variety of public spaces, including libraries, airports and casinos. But for worshippers who want to pack a pistol in church on Sunday, the new law...
  • 'Aunt Grace' Snively to turn 100 years old

    A 100th birthday celebration for Grace Snively, more affectionately known as “Aunt Grace,” will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Elks Lodge 278, at 326 Jonathan St. Tickets cost $15, but only a few remain. For tickets, call 301- 739-9341....
  • Gay marriage is no threat to liberty

     Gay marriage is no threat to liberty
    One reason Americans have moved so rapidly toward support of same-sex marriage is their stubborn bias toward liberty. When interest groups demand something material, or when they seek to take something from other groups, the public is apt to resist. But...
  • Add 'wannabe paramedic' to the bill of particulars

     
    Story: George Zimmerman, the man recently acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, helped rescue a family from an overturned SUV last week, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said Monday. According to sheriff's spokeswoman...