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  • Guantanamo detainee cites POW stipulation in bid for freedom

    WASHINGTON — A Kuwaiti detainee at Guantanamo Bay is mounting a novel legal challenge to win his release, arguing in a federal lawsuit that he should be freed when U.S. combat troops pull out of Afghanistan because international law stipulates...
  • Say no to Fast Track

    The Chicago Tribune sharply criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s refusal to “give Obama the authority to negotiate trade agreements without meddling from Congress.” (“Obama’s trade push,” Editorial, Feb. 1)...
  • March, rally brings attention to immigration reform

    March, rally brings attention to immigration reform
    Thousands of marchers took to the streets of Chicago Saturday in a continued call for immigration reform and an end to deportations. A conglomeration of labor groups, community organizations and faith leaders organized the march, which stepped off about...
  • Syria's horrific war on its own children

     Syria's horrific war on its own children
    For some children in Syria, the civil war is a particular kind of hell. The details of a United Nations report released last week are chilling and gut-wrenching, and go far beyond the kind of civilian slaughter that accompanies shelling of residential...
  • U.S., European allies to step up sanctions on Russia

    U.S., European allies to step up sanctions on Russia
    WASHINGTON — Frustrated by the failure of Western sanctions and diplomacy to stop Russia from seizing Crimea, the Obama administration and its allies scrambled Wednesday to devise new and tougher economic penalties in hope of preventing President...
  • Will Obama kill unknown American with secret memo?

    Every time you think the war on terror can't get any weirder, it does. In the latest manifestation, White House officials are leaking to the news media that they are considering whether to use drone strikes to kill an unnamed American in Pakistan....
  • Letters: Is Crimea just a start for Putin?

    Letters: Is Crimea just a start for Putin?
    Re "Putin makes Crimea seizure official," March 19 I am an ethnic Russian. I am also a Russian speaker: When my bartender greets me, he says "Stolichnaya"? This is clearly a universal greeting. Moreover, I work at the USC School of Medicine, which...
  • U.S. launches initiative to increase exports to Latin America

    Days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at  increasing business with trade partners in Latin America. The “Look South&...
  • Senate probe accuses Swiss bank of helping rich Americans evade taxes

    Senate probe accuses Swiss bank of helping rich Americans evade taxes
    WASHINGTON — A Senate subcommittee investigation accused Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse of using elaborate “cloak-and-dagger” methods to hide the accounts of 22,000 wealthy American citizens with a total of up to $12 billion in assets...
  • U.S. to push for more trade with Latin America

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at increasing business with trade partners in Latin America, only days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation. The Look South...
  • Kerry presses China to ease territorial claims, rein in North Korea

    BEIJING -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Friday appealed to China to rein in its North Korean ally and to ease its provocative territorial claims, but after a day of talks Beijing’s response was unclear. In meetings with President Xi Jinping...