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  • After Mahmoud Abbas, who will lead the Palestinians?

    JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Most Palestinians have known only two leaders: Yasser Arafat, the stubble-chinned firebrand fond of chequered scarves and olive fatigues, and Mahmoud Abbas, a smooth-shaven father figure who favors Western suits...
  • Risks of war [Editorial]

    Risks of war  [Editorial]
    Members of both parties in the House of Representatives held their noses this week to pass legislation authorizing the president to train foreign forces to confront the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and the Senate is due to vote on the same measure...
  • Seminole County Judge Debra Krause faces new ethics charge

    Seminole County Judge Debra Krause faces new ethics charge
    Seminole County Judge Debra Krause, who's to be publicly reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court in three weeks for a series of ethics violations two years ago, is now facing a new formal charge of wrongdoing. This time it involves Facebook and her...
  • Midterm election ads strike increasingly negative tone

    As Democrats and Republicans wrestle for control of the Senate, voters are facing an onslaught of political ads around the country that are striking an increasingly negative tone, even more so than in past election cycles. From the end of August to...
  • Congolese government clashes with bishops over third-term debate

    KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's government accused Catholic bishops of pandering to foreign influence on Thursday after they issued an open letter opposing a possible constitutional revision to let President Joseph Kabila seek a...
  • Mailbag: Make no mistake, I am running as an independent

    Recently yard signs have appeared throughout the city pairing my name with the name of another candidate. These signs make it seem as though we are running as a team. They are inaccurate and misleading. Placement of these signs was neither authorized nor...
  • Speak Out

    Bigots I agree wholeheartedly with the well-articulated "racist statements" in response to the bigoted remarks in "WELFARE." Sadly, "Speak Out" all too often chooses submissions that showcase the narrow-minded haters and bigots among us. Much of what I...
  • Australian PM says police raids follow threat of beheading

    Australian PM says police raids follow threat of beheading
    Militants connected with radical group Islamic State were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday, after hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation. Abbott said...
  • Hillary Clinton touts family issues and hints at 2016 domestic agenda

    Hillary Rodham Clinton joined some of the most powerful women in Congress on Thursday to push for advances on affordable child care, paid family leave and raising the minimum wage that could create greater economic progress for women. Clinton, fresh off...
  • Democrat drops his endorsement of GOP's Knight in congressional race

    Adding to events that have buffeted state Sen. Stephen Knight's campaign for Congress in recent days, the former rival Democrat who had endorsed him pulled his support on Thursday. Lee Rogers finished third in the June primary behind former state...
  • Scottish independence: What is the referendum about?

    Scottish independence: What is the referendum about?
    Voters in Scotland cast ballots Thursday in a historic referendum on seceding from Britain. A “yes” vote would end Scotland’s 300-year-old union with England and Wales, redrawing the map of the United Kingdom and raising difficult...