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  • Amateur hour and the GOP letter writers

    It is a useful thing when a political party reveals itself as utterly unsuited for national leadership. This may be the one redeeming feature of Monday's letter to the Iranian government signed by 47 (or, to put it another way, all but seven) Senate...
  • U.S. needs leaders like Netanyahu

    Watching the speech delivered Tuesday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress should remind us what real leadership looks like. It isn't necessary to agree with everything he said to know you were seeing an experienced leader with...
  • Sikh group sues Bollywood actor in U.S. court over '84 India massacre

    Sikh group sues Bollywood actor in U.S. court over '84 India massacre
    Amitabh Bachchan is hardly a household name in the U.S., but in his native India, he is a megastar. He has appeared in more than 150 Bollywood films and served as a longtime host of the country's wildly popular version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"...
  • Rubio presses diplomats to demand human rights in Cuba

    Rubio presses diplomats to demand human rights in Cuba
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio extracted commitments from U.S. diplomats on Tuesday to demand full access to dissidents and human-rights advocates in Cuba before establishing normal relations with the Castro regime. "I can't imagine that we...
  • L.A. County health director outlined planned department merger in memo

    L.A. County health director outlined planned department merger in memo
    Los Angeles County officials Thursday released a previously withheld "confidential" memo that outlined a proposal by the director of Health Services to consolidate two other health-related agencies under his department. County supervisors voted...
  • Thai ex-premier Yingluck impeached, faces criminal charges

    Thailand's military-appointed legislature on Friday voted to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in overseeing a government rice subsidy program that lost billions of dollars, a move that could further polarize a divided...
  • Election deal reportedly reached in Haiti

    Election deal reportedly reached in Haiti
    After days of negotiations, the president of Haiti and opposition leaders have reportedly reached a deal aimed at ending a political impasse that had delayed elections and threatened the fragile nation’s recovery from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake....
  • Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert

    Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert
    Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend. The deaths of...
  • Quickly: How the Rick Perry idictment came to be

    Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted Friday on two counts of abusing his power as governor related to his veto of funding for a program aimed at investigating state corruption, making him the first Texas governor to be indicted in office since 1917?...
  • What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?

    What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?
    Thirteen states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review California’s ban on foie gras, arguing that it is unconstitutional for the state to pass laws that might interfere with agricultural practices in other states. But the only state that...
  • How do countries rank on corruption?

    How do countries rank on corruption?
    From war-ravaged backwaters to the world’s economic powerhouses, little progress was recorded over the last year in the fight against bribe-takers and backroom dealers, Transparency International reported in its annual corruption survey. More...