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  • Gov. Quinn's last stand (stunt)

    Gov. Quinn's last stand (stunt)
    Well, he certainly isn't leaving quietly. Gov. Pat Quinn, who lost his re-election bid last month, announced Thursday that he's calling the lame duck General Assembly to Springfield for a special session on Jan. 8, just a few days before a new...
  • Neighboring states challenge Colorado pot laws in top U.S. court

    Nebraska and Oklahoma challenged neighboring Colorado's recreational marijuana laws in the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday amid complaints its pot was seeping across their borders, and Colorado vowed to defend its laws. Nebraska Attorney General Jon...
  • Neighboring states challenge Colorado pot laws in U.S. Supreme Court

    Neighboring states challenge Colorado pot laws in U.S. Supreme Court
    Nebraska and Oklahoma challenged neighboring Colorado's recreational marijuana laws in the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday amid complaints its pot was seeping across their borders, and Colorado vowed to defend its laws. Nebraska Attorney General Jon...
  • Deal between US, Cuba culminated 18 months of secret talks

    MIAMI During a 2007 campaign debate when his White House prospects still seemed mostly like a pipe dream, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois was asked if, as president, he would sit down to talk to with leaders of countries like North Korea, Venezuela, Iran...
  • The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965

    The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965
    Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon B. Johnson turned on the lights of the National Christmas Tree and proclaimed, “These are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem.” He continued, “Today...
  • Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill

    Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill
    Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...
  • Miami reacts to Obama's Cuba move: Tears of joy, cries of 'traitor'

    Miami reacts to Obama's Cuba move: Tears of joy, cries of 'traitor'
    A tale of two restaurants unfolded in South Florida on Wednesday. In Miami's Little Havana, Versailles Restaurant hosted hard-line Cuban exiles railing against President Obama’s decision to establish full diplomatic ties with the Cuban government....
  • Factbox: Fragmented BOJ board, profile of policymakers

    Two key vacancies opening up in the Bank of Japan next year will give premier Shinzo Abe a chance to tip the board's balance in favor of further monetary stimulus, removing one source of headache for his hand-picked central bank head. The board's...
  • Support for Swedish coalition rises after call for snap vote: poll

    Support for Sweden's Social Democrat-Green ruling coalition has grown after the government earlier in December said it planned to call a snap election, a poll published in daily Dagens Nyheter showed on Thursday. The governing Social Democrats and Greens...
  • Obama's Cuba decision follows change in attitudes in Florida

    For decades, the U.S. embargo on Cuba has been as much about domestic as foreign policy. In the end, a generational shift in the politics of one key state opened the way for the Obama administration to change half a century of efforts to isolate the...
  • German finmin says Greece in better shape than expected

    Greece is in better shape then most would have expected a few years ago and Athens' reforms are starting to bear fruit, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told the German parliament, which voted on Thursday to extend Greece's bail-out program....