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  • President Hillary Clinton [Commentary]

    President Hillary Clinton [Commentary]
    Hillary Rodham Clinton — imagine if she runs and wins! In America, moms and dads of daughters will throw their arms around their girls' shoulders and say, "OK honey, now that the highest and seemingly most impervious glass ceiling is gone, in...
  • Israeli shells kill 16 at UN school packed with Gaza refugees

    JERUSALEM Israeli shells hit a United Nations school Wednesday packed with hundreds of Palestinian families who had fled fighting in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 100, health officials said. The strike on the school,...
  • UN should do more in Gaza than call for ceasefire

    As the world watches the tragic events in the Middle East, why can't the United Nations do more than simply call for a ceasefire? Why can't it take real action to evacuate children from the war zone -- perhaps onto boats in the Mediterranean Sea or in...
  • Maynard Evans, take hikes, and immigration: Letters

    Who was Maynard Evans? Maynard Evans was my great uncle. I deeply regret his good name now being unfairly besmirched. Let me tell you more about him. He was born in 1891 on Parramore Street in what is now downtown Orlando. His father died when he...
  • Global conflict areas challenge aviation safety oversight

    The United Nations agency responsible for coordinating international aviation safety has called a high-level conference in February for its 191 member states to address issues raised by the July 17 downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet flying over strife-...
  • UN accuses Israel of violating international law in Gaza school shelling

    JERUSALEM Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians who'd sought shelter from fighting in a United Nations school and 17 more died in an airstrike on a street market on Wednesday, the Gaza health ministry said, in a day of violence that prompted...
  • Israeli strikes intensify; 16 killed at U.N. school-shelter in Gaza

    Israeli strikes intensify; 16 killed at U.N. school-shelter in Gaza
    Most residents were asleep when the strikes started Wednesday at a United Nations school sheltering 3,300 Palestinians displaced by the war between Israel and the militant group Hamas. Two shells slammed into classrooms packed with women and children,...
  • White House condemns shelling of U.N. school in Gaza

    White House condemns shelling of U.N. school in Gaza
    The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a United Nations school in Gaza, issuing a carefully worded statement that avoided any mention of where the shells came from, despite the strong likelihood that it was Israeli fire. The U.S....
  • Carnage after Israeli airstrike hits UN school

    Carnage after Israeli airstrike hits UN school
    Israel's security cabinet convened to discuss a revamped Egyptian proposal for a truce but it was unclear whether any decision was imminent that could halt a 23-day conflict which has killed almost 1,400 people.  Egypt said on Tuesday it was revising an...
  • What climate change debate?

    What climate change debate?
    Already in the first six months of 2014, Sunday broadcast news shows have spent more time covering climate change than they did over the past four years combined. This expanded coverage comes on the heels of reports by the National Climate Assessment that...
  • Teen's website helps others grapple with a parent's death

     Teen's website helps others grapple with a parent's death
    When Genevieve Liu lost her dad, pediatric surgeon Donald Liu, she immediately knew she needed to help other kids who suffered a similar loss. Donald Liu drowned on Aug. 5, 2012, while successfully rescuing two boys from a undertow in Lake Michigan....