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  • Ukraine troops nearing MH-17 crash site; U.N. opens war-crime probe

    Ukrainian government forces recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists and were pressing toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine where the separatists accused of downing the plane have obstructed international disaster...
  • Disruptive democracy in Towson [Editorial]

    Disruptive democracy in Towson  [Editorial]
    We take the Baltimore County Police Department at its word that its officers were just trying to give some helpful tips to a pair of Dundalk activists about the rules of decorum at County Council work sessions and not trying to intimidate them into...
  • Fred Hiatt: Obama's foreign policy reveals the effects of disengagement

    A stunning unfolding of international crises, from Iraq to Ukraine to Syria to Gaza, has prompted some less-than-edifying Washington debate: It's all President Obama's fault. No, it's not his fault at all. It would be a pity if partisan fervor kept us...
  • The genesis of Obamacare's disputed provision on insurance subsidies

    The Times ran multiple opinion pieces last week -- by me, by the editorial board and by op-ed contributors -- arguing that, contrary to what the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C. ruled, the 2010 healthcare law makes insurance subsidies available in...
  • Democrats' impeachment fixation

    Democrats' impeachment fixation
    "Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support," Nancy Pelosi wrote me. The House minority leader went on to explain that, "for the first time in history, Congress voted to sue a sitting president." And "Today: the White House...
  • Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels

    Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels
    Ukraine said on Monday its troops had wrested more territory from pro-Russian rebels, advancing towards the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down, which international investigators said they could not reach because of the fighting. Ukrainian...
  • 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...
  • Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city

    KHARKIV Ukraine (Reuters) - A Dutch air force transport plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner took off on Wednesday from an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the Netherlands....
  • Bodies, black boxes handed over from Malaysian plane crash site

    Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake,' U.S. says
    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, who spoke on condition of...
  • World Cup host Qatar agrees some foreign worker reforms

    DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's government has approved some measures to improve the treatment of foreign workers following international criticism over the past year, as the Gulf state gears up to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament. The steps were...
  • Suicide attack escalates Libya violence, oil output slips

    BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city. A first attacker...