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  • Douglas Kmiec on keeping the faith

    Douglas Kmiec on keeping the faith
    Talk about tests of faith. Douglas Kmiec is an influential Roman Catholic scholar, a veteran of Ronald Reagan's Justice Department and a Pepperdine University constitutional law professor. What he's gone through in the last handful of years, he sums up pretty well with the title of his latest book, "Lift Up Your Hearts: A true story of loving your enemies, tragically killing your friends, and the life that remains.'' His interfaith work earned him President Obama's appointment as ambassador to Malta. During his tour, he engineered the seagoing escape from Libya of Americans in February 2011 as civil war erupted, but he was criticized over his interfaith advocacy — and eventually resigned. Last month's killings in Benghazi have made Kmiec think more deeply about religion, politics and his own mission.
  • Seniors on the Go: Looking for overseas retirement?

    Seniors on the Go: Looking for overseas retirement?
    Is one of your plans for 2013 to retire somewhere your retirement income will stretch the furthest? Or are you just beginning to scout out retirement options? In any case, you might well want to check out one or more of the most highly recommended...

    Sharing refugees -- a 'good idea' that's gone nowhere

    Konate is one of more than 16,000 people who have boarded boats and landed on Malta over the past decade, often by accident. The tiny Mediterranean nation is a refugee destination out of happenstance, as people fleeing North Africa aim their boats at...

    U.S. ambassador to Malta injured in fatal car crash near Calabasas

    Douglas Kmiec, the U.S. ambassador to Malta and a law professor at Pepperdine University, was involved in a car crash near Calabasas that killed a nun and injured a pastor, authorities said Thursday night. Kmiec, 58, was driving the 2009...

    LIBYA: Popular TV cleric issues fatwa against Kadafi

    Sheik Yusuf Qaradawi, head of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, issued a fatwa on live television (Arabic link) Monday night urging the Libyan army to kill the country's embattled leader, Moammar Kadafi. "It is not heroism to fight your...