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  • Wednesday: Should warning shots be legal?

    Wednesday: Should warning shots be legal?
            What I really love about the Florida Legislature is they are always looking to add another gun-lovers’  bill to soothe the National Rifle Association, even when the bill is ridiculous or unneeded.   Case in point – the...
  • Claypool hires ex-county staffers with past ethics problems

    Claypool hires ex-county staffers with past ethics problems
    For years, Forrest Claypool railed against "the friends and family hiring practices" of Cook County Board presidents John and Todd Stroger, accusing the father and son of running a county government that was rendered bloated, costly and ineffective by...
  • Michael Smerconish: What Jeb Bush was really saying

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made news last weekend at the 25th anniversary celebration of his father's inauguration while speaking about his approach to a potential run in 2016. Even when appearing extemporaneous in an interview with Fox News' Shannon...
  • Number of people injured in Texas explosion still unclear

    DALLAS One year later, the number of people hurt by the West, Texas, explosion remains a mystery because a government survey of the injured has failed to account for scores of casualties. Fifteen people, including a dozen first responders, died last...
  • Bob Jarvis: Local option still best hope for true gambling reform

    So where do we go from here? That's the question after the Florida Legislature's recent announcement it was again punting on bringing order to the state's chaotic gambling laws. It was apparent from the start that this year's legislative session would...
  • Jonah Goldberg: GOP can't hide when friends of business and markets clash

    For years, Republicans benefited from economic growth. So did pretty much everyone else, of course. But I have something specific in mind. Politically, when the economy is booming -- or merely improving at a satisfactory clip -- the distinction...
  • Remote, oil-rich Shetland elbows way into Scotland's independence vote

    LERWICK, Shetland Islands (Reuters) - Twelve hours by ferry from the Scottish mainland, hundreds of miles from Edinburgh and closer to Oslo than London, the windswept Shetland islands have their own aspirations about Scottish independence. Some of the...
  • British unemployment plunges to five-year low, pay grows

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped in the three months to February, reviving speculation the Bank of England will start raising interest rates earlier than it has signaled. Wages also caught up with inflation for the...
  • China blames France's Veolia for tap water pollution

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has blamed French utility Veolia Environnement for "supervision problems" in its water quality standards after authorities said a cancer-inducing chemical had been found in tap water supplied by the firm at 20 times above...
  • Chastened by Islamists, Somalia redraws Mogadishu security plan

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - When Islamist militants blasted their way to within 50 meters of the Somali president's residence, they forced a sharp rethink of security in the capital Mogadishu. The deadly February 21 assault on the Villa Somalia compound was...
  • Australian premier's resignation a sign of less, not more, corruption

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - There are few countries where it is considered a good thing when a powerful state premier resigns for misleading a corruption investigation. Australia, however, is apparently just such a place. Experts say that the resignation on...