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  • Hong Kong protest leader announces hunger strike

    A student leader of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests said Monday that he and two other students were launching a hunger strike, a new tactic in the movement, which has begun to sputter after more than two months of sit-ins. The announcement from...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders halt planning vote, concede mistake

    Hong Kong protest leaders halt planning vote, concede mistake
    In a move that highlighted the difficulty of consolidating Hong Kong’s “umbrella movement,” protest leaders on Sunday scrapped plans to conduct a poll asking supporters to vote on what the democracy movement’s next move should be...
  • Mainland Chinese in Hong Kong watch protests with interest

    Mainland Chinese in Hong Kong watch protests with interest
    On a vacation to Hong Kong last week, one couple from Shandong province, China, made sure to take pictures of something they can’t see on the mainland: pro-democracy political signs. And their must-have souvenir was a copy of Apple Daily, an anti-...
  • The limits of corporate citizenship [Commentary]

    The limits of corporate citizenship [Commentary]
    Dozens of big U.S. corporations are considering leaving the United States in order to reduce their tax bills. But they'll be leaving the country only on paper. They'll still do as much business in the U.S. as they were doing before. The only...
  • Murrieta protesters turn back Border Patrol detainees

    Murrieta protesters turn back Border Patrol detainees
    Amid rising concern over a surge of young immigrants crossing the border illegally, flag-waving protesters blocked three busloads of detainees in Riverside County on Tuesday, preventing them from reaching a Border Patrol processing station in Murrieta....
  • Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP

    Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP
    TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist is courting voters with what he calls a "First Day of Fairness." Republicans backing incumbent Gov. Rick Scott are blasting him for "lifting a dangerous page from President Obama's playbook."...
  • Inspector general court fight moving forward

    Inspector general court fight moving forward
    Another delay may have been averted in resolving the three-year legal fight over how to pay for Palm Beach County’s government watchdog. A hearing is now scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday about the legal challenge brought by 14 cities objecting to the...
  • Alan Gross, nearing 5th anniversary in Cuban prison, says goodbye to wife, daughter

    Alan Gross, nearing 5th anniversary in Cuban prison, says goodbye to wife, daughter
    Three hundred American rabbis have called on President Barack Obama to secure the immediate release of former State Department contractor Alan Gross as family members and advocates expressed growing concern for his physical and emotional health. Gross's...
  • Chan Lowe: Jeb snuffs out medical pot

    Chan Lowe: Jeb snuffs out medical pot
    One of the most intriguing paradoxes about American conservatism is how government interventionists and libertarians have somehow managed to get along with one another long enough to make common cause. Maybe it’s that old Middle Eastern adage,...
  • Brown, Hogan sharply divided on child immigration

    Brown, Hogan sharply divided on child immigration
    As Gov. Martin O'Malley has extended a welcoming hand to immigrant children fleeing Central America, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown and Republican rival Larry Hogan have staked out starkly different positions on whether he is doing...
  • Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants

     Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is set to aggressively expand the amount of shelter available to children apprehended at the southern U.S. border, with plans to house as many as 1,000 additional young immigrants in Chicago by the end of this year....