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  • Quinn signs bill banning on-campus smoking for state colleges

    Quinn signs bill banning on-campus smoking for state colleges
    Smokers at Illinois’ public colleges and universities will have to take their habit off campus under a new law signed today by Gov. Pat Quinn. The Smoke Free Campus Act bans smoking in both indoor and outdoor spaces on state-supported college...
  • Ad war looms over medical marijuana

    Ad war looms over medical marijuana
    A burst of ads coming soon to TV screens in Florida will feature patients and doctors extolling the virtues of marijuana as a compassionate way to treat the sick and ease their pain. The soft-sell campaign, a laid-back variation on the usual political...
  • White House: Obama authorized U.S. strikes on Mosul Dam in Iraq

    White House: Obama authorized U.S. strikes on Mosul Dam in Iraq
    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The White House on Sunday said President Barack Obama had informed Congress he authorized U.S. air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, and that the action was consistent with his goal of protecting U.S....
  • Gov. Rick Perry calls his indictment a politically motivated 'farce'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, facing felony charges that he abused his power, stayed on the offensive Sunday, saying he did the right thing by cutting off money for the state’s anti-corruption watchdog. “I stood up for the rule of law in the...
  • Why no more outrage about UM open meetings violation? [Letter]

    Why no more outrage about UM open meetings violation? [Letter]
    Thank you for publishing the letter from Ralph Jaffe, "The real lesson of the UM's move to the Big 10" (Aug. 14). I was beginning to feel that this illegal closed, non-transparent and abrupt move by our university would be swept away without further...
  • In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
  • Pakistan opposition leader calls for tax boycott in anti-government protest

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Leading opposition politician Imran Khan urged Pakistanis on Sunday not to pay taxes or utility bills as a protest against the government and vowed to force the country's "corrupt" prime minister to step down this week. "After two...
  • McDonnell trial: Walking through the indictment

    What should you expect this week, as the McDonnells begin their defense? Please. We have but guesses, and what we've already been told. We have been told, for example, that the governor will read a love email to his wife at some point - one he wrote...
  • Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders

    Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders
    The remarkable thing when this tiny nation legalized same-sex marriage in June wasn't that the conservative-leaning prime minister, Xavier Bettel, supported the new law. It was that he might be among the first to take advantage of it. Bettel and his...
  • 43 killed as Ukrainian troops take 'significant' part of Luhansk

    43 killed as Ukrainian troops take 'significant' part of Luhansk
    Ukrainian government troops have taken control of "significant parts" of one of two remaining separatist-held cities in eastern Ukraine and seized a strategic railway hub needed to resupply the second, a national security spokesman announced in Kiev on...
  • Ten Takeaways From The Primaries

    Ten takeaways from last week's primaries: If Connecticut insists on holding primaries in August they should put the voting booths on the beach. Another options would be to tie it to the Major League Baseball All-Star balloting. Don't want to say the...