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  • Undocumented minors without lawyers don't stand much of a chance

    What a difference a lawyer makes. According to a new analysis of nearly 102,000 cases of detained undocumented, unaccompanied minors going back a decade and through the end of June, fewer than half had legal help during the immigration hearing on...
  • Ecuador is betting $1 billion that a dream city can make it a high-tech leader

    UCURQUI, Ecuador It's the year 2043 and this burgeoning city of 100,000 is a high-tech mecca. Using rare plants from the Amazon, university researchers have cured many diseases; factories churn out nano-sponges that soak up oil spills around the world;...
  • With IRS embroiled, time is right to repeal federal income tax

    A high-level official of the Internal Revenue Service declares her innocence before a congressional committee and then asserts the Fifth Amendment right that she had effectively just waived. Incriminating emails have surfaced, while others are declared...
  • Avoid 'mission creep' in Iraq

    "Mission creep" is the process whereby a military commitment made under one rationale morphs into something larger and more dangerous.That is exactly the risk the Obama administration is running in Iraq. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint...
  • Wealth gaps lead investors to rethink risk in emerging markets

    LONDON (Reuters) - Middle-class anger at not seeing enough of the fruits of economic growth is growing in developing economies, and that anger is forcing the world's biggest investors to rethink how they rank emerging markets. Political risk has always...
  • Pakistan villagers flee military offensive, harsh militant rule

    Pakistan villagers flee military offensive, harsh militant rule
    For the tribespeople of North Waziristan, fleeing their homes amid a Pakistani military offensive was in many ways like escaping a torture cell. Islamist militants had roamed through neighborhoods with impunity, villagers said. They collected taxes,...
  • U.N.'s Pillay suggests Snowden should not face trial

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official suggested on Wednesday the United States should abandon its efforts to prosecute Edward Snowden, saying his revelations of massive state surveillance had been in the public interest. U.N. High...
  • Indian states seek easier land sales in reform challenge for Modi

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian states eager to kick-start major infrastructure projects have proposed radical changes to land acquisition laws that are blamed for stalling billions of dollars' worth of roads, railways, ports and power installations....
  • Turkish opposition says government stalling on corruption probe

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's opposition accused the government on Wednesday of stalling tactics to avoid potentially damaging revelations from an inquiry into alleged corruption emerging in the run-up to an August presidential election. Tayyip Erdogan,...
  • Nigeria leader wants $1 billion loan to help fight Boko Haram

    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday sought approval from parliament to borrow up to $1 billion abroad to help the armed forces tackle the security threat posed by the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram. Jonathan, facing...
  • Editorial: Preckwinkle's prose challenges candidates for governor and mayor

    Editorial: Preckwinkle's prose challenges candidates for governor and mayor
    “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.” —Mario Cuomo, Democratic Party elder and former governor of New York. The 2014 race for governor of Illinois is set, and the 2015 race for mayor of Chicago is fast coming into focus....