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  • In Taiwan, teens protest statues honoring former ruler Chiang Kai-shek

    In Taiwan, teens protest statues honoring former ruler Chiang Kai-shek
    Nearly 40 years after Chiang Kai-shek's death, statues of the autocratic leader continue to loom large on school campuses across the island he long ruled. The smiling, balding bronze and stone figures are ubiquitous to the degree that many students barely...
  • Why are police bothering so many young black men in the first place?

    Have to hand it to Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul. On Thursday, in an essay for Time magazine, he nailed one of the major problems with the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the unconscionably militarized police response:...
  • Def Con attendees get tips on how to detect, escape surveillance

    Def Con attendees get tips on how to detect, escape surveillance
    Since Edward Snowden helped reveal wide-scale government snooping programs, the conspiracy-oriented elements of the cyber-security community have become a little more emboldened. Many describe the series of news articles that resulted from Snowden&...
  • Response to Allentown sewage backup stinks

    Matt Ackerman was in the basement of his Allentown home when he heard a gurgling sound coming from the sewer drain. "I know when that is happening, that's not a good thing," he said. It sure wasn't. Sewage was spouting from the drain in the laundry...
  • Liberia president apologizes for high toll for Ebola health workers

    Liberia president apologizes for high toll for Ebola health workers
    Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf apologized on Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare workers who have fought an Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,000 people in three countries. Johnson Sirleaf pledged up to...
  • Obama says tackling Iraq's insurgency will take time

    Obama says tackling Iraq's insurgency will take time
    President Barack Obama said on Saturday U.S. air strikes had destroyed arms that Islamic State militants could have used against Iraqi Kurds, but he warned there was no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to tear Iraq apart. Speaking before U.S....
  • A Race Between Two Darth Vaders

    A Race Between Two Darth Vaders
    Take cover. The shelling in the race for governor began in the immediate aftermath of Republican Tom Foley's Tuesday primary win. Democratic incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Foley are in a contest to see which can make his opponent the most unpalatable...
  • Do top-flight, foreign airlines get unfair lift in U.S.?

     Do top-flight, foreign airlines get unfair lift in U.S.?
    The world's highest-rated overseas airlines have entered the Chicago market in recent years, including one last week, highlighting economic opportunity for Chicago but also fueling controversy about whether foreign carriers have an unfair advantage over...
  • Divisive Erdogan likely to win Turkey's first direct presidential vote

    In spite of scandal, protest and controversy that have dogged his dozen years as Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to win the nation's first direct presidential election on Sunday. And the 60-year-old Islamist has made no secret...
  • 'Dinosaur 13' richly details how huge find devolved into grief

     'Dinosaur 13' richly details how huge find devolved into grief
    The fate of some very old bones may not sound like compelling cinema, but when they compose the 65-million-year-old skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex that was 41 feet long and 18 feet high back in the day, all bets are off. "Dinosaur 13," the story of a...
  • Campaign finance and bipartisan censorship

    Campaign finance and bipartisan censorship
    Congressional Democrats are lining up behind a constitutional amendment to allow restrictions on campaign contributions and spending, and Republicans, to their everlasting credit, are opposed. They agree with the Supreme Court that limits like these are...