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  • With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement

    With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement
    President Obama came to office in 2009 with a grand plan to reshape U.S. foreign relations through outreach to hostile governments. In his first term, his overtures to Iran, Russia, Syria, North Korea and others produced limited payoff. But with his...
  • China-run Confucius Institutes under fire in U.S. schools, like CPS

     China-run Confucius Institutes under fire in U.S. schools, like CPS
    A congressional subcommittee on Thursday heard from critics who question the influence of the Chinese government on a language and culture program that is well established at Chicago Public Schools and last year debuted at the University of Illinois at...
  • China's influence threatens American universities, experts say

    The Chinese government's influence over American universities is broad and deep, ranging from such subtle pressures as the denial of visas for vocal American scholars to more overt efforts, including opening Chinese cultural institutes on U.S. college...
  • Lawmakers seek support for $29 million emergency aid for Atlantic City

    Lawmakers seek support for $29 million emergency aid for Atlantic City
    New Jersey members of Congress appealed Tuesday to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to support a $29 million National Emergency Grant request to help workers left unemployed by recent casino closings in Atlantic City. In a letter sent by Republican U....
  • Alcee Hastings running for re-election in 2016 – maybe for the last time

    Alcee Hastings running for re-election in 2016 – maybe for the last time
    U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings is hinting that he's contemplating retirement — but not too soon. Just elected to his 12th term, Hastings has already declared his intention to seek a 13th term in 2016. The Miramar Democrat has represented most of the...
  • Broward legislators' post-election wish list is packed

    It took just a few minutes into the meeting for Broward County's legislative district to find its new chair — Sen. Jeremy Ring. He was the only person nominated, and the vote was unanimous. Sen. Chris Smith nominated Ring. "Sen. Ring has...
  • Fort Lauderdale commission appointment challenged in court

    Fort Lauderdale commission appointment challenged in court
    A pair of Fort Lauderdale residents are challenging the appointment of Robert L. McKinzie Jr. to the City Commission, saying he does not live in the city. Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to have McKinzie replace former Commissioner Bobby DuBose, who...
  • Rick Scott and Charlie Crist finish last weekend of campaign hunting for votes in South Florida

    Rick Scott and Charlie Crist finish last weekend of campaign hunting for votes in South Florida
    From church pulpits to the streets, Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist scoured South Florida for votes Sunday as their neck-and-neck contest hurtled toward the finish line. Crist and Scott both campaigned with big-name politicians...
  • Chris Smith campaigning to increase black voter turnout

    Chris Smith campaigning to increase black voter turnout
    Chris Smith isn’t on the ballot this year, but he’s campaigning as if he were. Operating out of a building on Sistrunk Boulevard in historically black northwest Fort Lauderdale, Smith is spearheading a multi-pronged effort to increase...
  • Black voters could decide Florida governor's race

    Black voters could decide Florida governor's race
    Charlie Crist is counting on residents who live off Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, in Pearl City in Boca Raton and other largely black communities throughout Florida. If he can't energize potential black voters enough to cast ballots, he'll...
  • Experts offer testimony in 'stand your ground' probe

    Experts offer testimony in 'stand your ground' probe
    Attorneys, lawmakers and researchers weighed in Friday on Florida's "stand your ground" law, during hours of testimony in Orlando for a probe by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The Commission launched an investigation of Florida's law, and laws like...