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  • Howard Wolpe dies at 71; Michigan congressman sponsored anti-apartheid act

    Howard Wolpe dies at 71; Michigan congressman sponsored anti-apartheid act
    Former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe, a Michigan Democrat who played a key role in the 1986 passage of the federal anti-apartheid act that imposed economic sanctions on South Africa, has died. He was 71. Wolpe, who had been ill with a heart condition, died...
  • Unpredictable to the end, Moammar Kadafi ruled Libya for decades

    Unpredictable to the end, Moammar Kadafi ruled Libya for decades
    In the modern pantheon of the world's dictators, Moammar Kadafi stood apart. Far apart. Erratic and mercurial, he fancied himself a political philosopher, practiced an unorthodox and deadly diplomacy, and cut a sometimes cartoonish figure in flowing...
  • Mitt Romney says reducing spending a 'moral responsibility'

    Mitt Romney says reducing spending a 'moral responsibility'
    Portraying himself as a frugal turnaround expert who helped launch the Staples office supply chain, Mitt Romney told a New Hampshire audience Thursday night that he was uniquely qualified to whittle down the nation’s budget deficit and improve...
  • Obama sees 'moment of opportunity' in Middle East

    President Obama on Thursday called out American friends in the Middle East for their treatment of peaceful protesters, naming Bahrain and Yemen along with Syria as states he said must yield to the aspirations of their people. While explicitly stating...
  • McManus: Israel's brinkmanship, America's peril

    Last week, Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, confirmed a no-longer-surprising fact: the Pentagon has sent the White House a menu of options for going to war with Iran. But that doesn't mean the military thinks bombing Iran...
  • McManus: Technology that protects protesters

    Early this year, as street protests began spreading across the Arab world, a young Internet expert from Germany, Katrin Verclas, asked Egyptian democracy activists what kind of technology they needed most. More laptop computers? Better access to the Web?...
  • McManus: The Iran squeeze

    McManus: The Iran squeeze
    The Obama administration faces two dangers in its nuclear negotiations with Iran, which began in a burst of optimism last weekend after the two sides managed to get through a day and a half of talks without anyone walking out. One danger, of course, is...
  • McManus: A measured U.S. response in Syria

    McManus: A measured U.S. response in Syria
    When pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in Syria this spring, President Obama offered Syrian President Bashar Assad one more chance to embrace reform. "He can lead that transition [to democracy] or get out of the way," Obama said in May. Now, almost...
  • Sharp drop in U.S. circumcisions

    Sharp drop in U.S. circumcisions
    Despite a worldwide campaign for circumcision to slow the spread of AIDS, the rate of circumcision among U.S. baby boys appears to be declining. A little-noted presentation by a federal health researcher last month at the International AIDS Conference in...
  • Isolated and angry amid Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Isolated and angry amid Fukushima nuclear crisis
    An awful realization is setting in for those trapped in the vicinity of the crippled Fukushima nuclear complex: People are afraid to help them. Residents describe spooky scenes of municipal cars driving down near-empty streets telling people to stay...
  • There's no plan in sight for Haiti's homeless

    There's no plan in sight for Haiti's homeless
    Reconstruction of this earthquake-crippled nation hangs on a simple, potentially explosive question: Who owns the land? Take this spot below the city's main transmission lines off the Delmas 33 road. Before the earthquake eight months ago, goats grazed...