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  • Polls show Americans' concern and worries about immigration issues

    Polls show Americans' concern and worries about immigration issues
    One of six Americans say that immigration issues now rank as the nation's most pressing problem, a tripling in just one month, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. That jump -- from 5% last month to 17% -- appears striking, but perhaps just as...
  • Dutch court holds Netherlands liable in 300 Srebrenica slayings

    Dutch court holds Netherlands liable in 300 Srebrenica slayings
    A court on Wednesday found the Netherlands' government liable in the deaths of 300 Muslim men and boys handed over to Bosnian Serbs in July 1995 by Dutch troops assigned to protect the embattled Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica. The 300 Muslims killed were...
  • Letting men off the hook for contraceptives and child support [Letter]

    Letting men off the hook for contraceptives and child support [Letter]
    The photos of the immigrants pouring across the border certainly tug at our heartstrings. We've heard stories of the desire of these immigrants to escape threatening conditions, obtain desperately needed medical attention and seek a better life. The...
  • Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?

     Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?
    Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a...
  • Brad Osborne confounds allies, delights foes

    Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne blundered badly in 2012 when he provided the deciding vote for Mike Schware to fill the vacancy left when Commissioner Glenn Eckhart became county controller. Schware was a well-qualified, articulate advocate...
  • Six-state proposal should be taken seriously, but it's just so hard to

    Splitting California into six chunks is still a crackpot idea, but maybe it's time to start taking this semi-seriously. That's because 1.3 million California voters have signed petitions to place the nutty notion on the ballot, its rich promoter says....
  • Supreme Court ruling on prayer at board meetings still reverberates

    The letter arrived in Sue Galloway's mailbox with no return address and a brief message warning Galloway, who is Jewish, to "be careful." It was signed "666." Across town, Linda Stephens, an atheist, received a similarly worded letter, along with a...
  • Air Force taking bids to launch spy satellites for 1st time in decade

    For the first time in a decade, the Air Force has opened up a rocket competition to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. The Air Force released a request for proposal on Tuesday to companies that want to...
  • State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children

    State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children
    State and local officials are working with federal authorities to identify a shelter in Maryland for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'...
  • In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image

    In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image
    Someone tell Levick that Nigeria is, you might say, complicated. Nigeria’s Twittersphere erupted Thursday under the hashtag #SomeoneTellLevick over a government contract signed with U.S. public relations firm Levick last month — reportedly for...
  • How a bishop moved Lincoln, and saved 265 Dakota Indians

    The Founding Fathers had good reasons for explicitly barring government from inserting itself into matters of religion. But nothing in the Constitution forbids a president from consulting with clerics, and meetings between presidents and religious figures...