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  • Outside Opinion: SRO solutions call for practical action

    Outside Opinion: SRO solutions call for practical action
    The Chicago City Council last month put a temporary moratorium on tearing down single-room-occupancy hotels or converting them to other uses. Some aldermen plan to propose a law that would preserve the supply of very-low-rent housing. Here is one of two...
  • Hamas: Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war

    Hamas: Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war
    Hamas rejected on Saturday as insufficient offers made in Cairo to Palestinian negotiators seeking to end Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip, and raised the possibility of renewed fighting when the current truce expires. Israel said it had also not...
  • Biden, Poroshenko say Russia's actions not humanitarian in Ukraine

    Biden, Poroshenko say Russia's actions not humanitarian in Ukraine
    Vice President Joe Biden agreed in a call with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday that Russia's military activities in eastern Ukraine were inconsistent with its stated desire to improve the humanitarian situation there, the White House said....
  • Government does not belong in the home-loan business

    The Aug. 6 editorial “How to avoid the next housing bust” correctly identified the government loan agencies of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as the prime cause of the last home mortgage crisis and likely cause of the next. The government does not...
  • San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability

    San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability
    At a groundbreaking ceremony in May, neighborhood activists and local government officials celebrated Ponte Vista, a development of 676 homes in San Pedro. A white-robed Roman Catholic priest thanked God for the "gift of Ponte Vista," a welcome addition...
  • Lawmakers' costly plan to fix Veterans Affairs is temporary, or not

    When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it. The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
  • Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs

    Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs
    With hundreds of patients in Africa suffering the devastating effects of Ebola, health experts are scrambling to determine which drugs might offer the best experimental treatment, and researchers are being pressed by government officials to speed up their...
  • U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country

    U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country
    The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation center at the highest response level to help respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, which has killed 932...
  • U.S. may fly aid soon to civilians trapped on Iraq mountain

    U.S. may fly aid soon to civilians trapped on Iraq mountain
    The United States has approved military air drops of humanitarian supplies in northern Iraq for religious minorities fleeing attacks by Islamist militants and they could start at any time, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Officials said...
  • Islamic State grabs more territory in Iraq, reportedly seizes major dam

    A breakaway Al Qaeda group that already holds sway in large swaths of Iraq and Syria made new territorial gains Thursday in northern Iraq, reportedly overrunning a major Christian town and seizing the nation’s largest dam. The fresh advances by...
  • George A. Nation III: Competition for public schools will raise education quality

    This summer when I received my property tax bill from the Bethlehem Area School District, I found that it included a letter from the school board president, Michael Faccinetto. The letter's first sentence assured me that Bethlehem's budget "balances...