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  • National high school graduation rate hits 80 percent (Florida improving but lagging nation)

    National high school graduation rate hits 80 percent (Florida improving but lagging nation)
    The nation's high school graduation rate hit 80 percent in 2012, a report released today shows. That is a milestone and cause for celebration among those working to help schools dig out from a "dropout crisis." Florida's graduation rate, which has...
  • Getting serious about a single payer system [Commentary]

    Getting serious about a single payer system [Commentary]
    A single payer system — where the government pays for health costs — is now recognized by many in the U.S. as the best solution for our health care problems. It was taken "off the table" in 2009 by Sen. Max Baucus, A Montana Democrat who...
  • James Earl Jones Talks 'Star Wars,' Retirement And 'Love Letters'

    James Earl Jones Talks 'Star Wars,' Retirement And 'Love Letters'
    For many James Earl Jones is best known as that distinctive voice of Darth Vader in "Star Wars," Mufasa in Disney's "The Lion King" or as the older version of author Alex Haley in the television mini-series "Roots: The Next Generations." But the veteran...
  • Not all media rolled over for Iraq War

    WASHINGTON -- It's usual that an accusation against reporters comes from the political right, whether alleging they're in the tank for President Obama or that they're giving Hillary Clinton a free ride on the Benghazi terrorist attacks. But now a charge...
  • Lunch with the FT: Timothy Geithner -- Stresses and messes

    Lunch with the FT: Timothy Geithner -- Stresses and messes
    The former US Treasury secretary was at the centre of efforts to save the world from another Great Depression. Over Indian food in New York, he talks to Martin Wolf about future risks, crisis management, mistakes and misperceptions Iarrive at the...
  • TV Review: History's 'The World Wars'

    The History channel continues to hammer away at historical programming for people it evidently doesn't think have the patience to watch actual documentaries on the subject. Enter "The World Wars," a three-part, six-hour undertaking that proves fitfully...
  • Voter suppression is the greater racist outrage

    The widespread condemnation of the vile prejudice expressed by a professional basketball team owner and a Nevada rancher underscored the progress America has made on race. On the same day Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was banned...
  • Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military

    Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military
    An American soldier sits alone in a wooden box in the desert, trying to erase himself. Off comes the Velcro patch that says CAPTAIN. Off comes the name tag that says HILL. He positions the camera so it will show nothing to betray his identity: just a...
  • Iraq gets Hellfire missiles, U.S. arms dealers get a merry Christmas

    Why, look what Santa brought Iraq: U.S. Hellfire missiles. And I’m willing to bet that, unlike the packages of some UPS and FedEx customers, the Hellfires arrived on time. And what Christmas list would be complete without some flying toys? So we&...
  • It's not 'our' Iraq anymore

    Gains by Al Qaeda-allied groups in Iraq — including in Fallouja, the site of a bloody U.S. offensive in 2004 — understandably anger Americans who lost loved ones in a "war of choice" that was supposed to secure democracy in that country. But...
  • Milton Bromberg, tailor and veteran

    Milton Bromberg, tailor and veteran
    Milton Bromberg, a custom tailor and decorated World War II veteran who visited the White House to fit President Bill Clinton for suits, died of respiratory failure Nov. 1 at Season's Hospice at Northwest Hospital. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills....