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  • Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court

    Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court
    Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government's power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings. Spectators crammed into a federal courtroom in downtown Baltimore to watch the hearing...
  • Argentine default in balance as government refuses to capitulate

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's unflinching poker face in the battle against "holdout" investors suing the country is increasing the odds that her government will default for a second time in 12 years at the end of this...
  • Why mask the ugliness of executions? Bring back firing squads, judge says.

    A flurry of court rulings over the last few days contain a compelling discussion of the nature of the death penalty and the impact of government secrecy on public debate over our continuing embrace of barbarism. At the same time, questions over...
  • Lawmakers criticize UK arms sales to Russia as Cameron pledges no new exports

    LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers on Wednesday queried why Britain had granted licenses to sell tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to Russia, embarrassing Prime Minister David Cameron, who has called for a Europe-wide ban on such sales because of the...
  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake': U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials,...
  • Pursuit of same-sex marriage promises to be a bumpy one

    Americans love our democracy; we want to spread it across the world. We believe in the will of the people. We love our three branches of government, and we are practically giddy electing our peers to represent our districts and our states. And every...
  • Insiders worry China's stimulus focus delays reform drive

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Policy insiders are concerned that China's ambitious reform agenda is being sidelined by a focus on stimulus to meet the government's growth target, delaying the planned overhaul of the world's second-largest economy. The government...
  • 'It ain't over until the fat lady sings'

    I have just returned from almost a month's vacation a day before my deadline (July 16) for this column. Knowing that I would not have time to write when I return, I composed this column a month ago, long before the violence in Israel and Gaza. However,...
  • Road fund needs long-term fix: Front & Center

    Road fund needs long-term fix: Front & Center
    Congress is facing an Aug. 1 deadline to replenish the federal Highway Trust Fund, which helps bankroll road building and other transportation projects in Central Florida and across the nation. Last week the House passed a stopgap plan to prop up the fund...
  • Communities in West Boca seek to ban government rental assistance

    Communities in West Boca seek to ban government rental assistance
    Home prices are up, long-vacant houses have families moving in, but fear of what the future might bring has prompted some of the homeowner associations in the unincorporated area of West Boca to limit who might move in. Some of the 125 master homeowner...
  • New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats

    New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats
    Despite their hostility to new taxes that they might have to pay themselves, a sizable majority of Americans can support a tax on carbon if it's structured the right way, according to a survey released Monday by the University of Michigan's Center for...