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  • Armenians still haunted by Turkish massacres 1 century later

    Life had barely begun for Khosrov Frangyan when he knew the fear of being an Armenian in the Ottoman Empire. A century later, the memories still torment him. "Somebody told us that Turks will come and start killing us," said the 105-year-old,...
  • Amid Armenia's troubled past, US politicians tread carefully

    WASHINGTON Ghostly Armenian remembrances haunt the nation's capital, heartbreaking, but often incomplete. An abandoned bank building stands empty downtown, the site of a long-planned Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial that's buried beneath...
  • Century later, Armenians haunted by Turkish massacres

    Century later, Armenians haunted by Turkish massacres
    Life had barely begun for Khosrov Frangyan when he knew the fear of being an Armenian in the Ottoman Empire. A century later, the memories still torment him. "Somebody told us that Turks will come and start killing us," said the 105-year-old,...
  • Obama again avoids calling 1915 Armenian killings 'genocide'

    President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign promise and use the politically fraught term on the 100th...
  • Democrats' division on trade deal goes public

    Democrats' division on trade deal goes public
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and other top Democrats began feuding over President Barack Obama's trade initiative Tuesday as his bid for a major late-term win began tearing at the party's unity and threatened to expose old divisions ahead of the 2016...
  • How the Republicans are trying to make the rich even richer

     How the Republicans are trying to make the rich even richer
    If Tax Day fills you with dread and anger, that's not irrational — at least not if you're poor or middle class. The United States tax code is so warped, so skewed in favor of the wealthy, that it is in effect hastening the arrival of the new...
  • Brouhaha over bank reflects shifting power dynamic between U.S., China

    Brouhaha over bank reflects shifting power dynamic between U.S., China
    For years, U.S. officials have chafed at what they contend is Chinese freeloading on the world stage. While America has spilled blood and spent a fortune on vexing challenges such as Islamic extremism and African epidemics, China, the muttering goes,...
  • Tubman for the 20? A City Councilman launches a social media blitz

    Tubman for the 20? A City Councilman launches a social media blitz
    Baltimore is pushing hard to put abolitionist and underground railroad icon Harriet Tubman's portrait on the 20-dollar bill, replacing the War of 1812 hero, Indian-remover, central-bank-vetoer, Democratic Party-founder, and no longer stylish Andrew...
  • As U.S. hits debt limit, Treasury takes steps to extend borrowing

    As U.S. hits debt limit, Treasury takes steps to extend borrowing
    The Treasury Department has started taking steps to extend the federal government's borrowing ability as the U.S. hits its debt limit again Monday, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew told lawmakers Friday. In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew urged...
  • EEUU congela activos de 7 funcionarios venezolanos

    EEUU congela activos de 7 funcionarios venezolanos
    El presidente Barack Obama ordenó el lunes congelar bienes en territorio estadounidense de siete funcionarios venezolanos, al declarar a la nación sudamericana como amenaza extraordinaria para la seguridad nacional y política exterior estadounidenses....
  • U.S. announces sanctions against Venezuelan officials

    U.S. announces sanctions against Venezuelan officials
    The Obama administration on Monday imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials for alleged human rights violations, calling the country's actions a threat to national security. The sanctions target "Venezuelan officials past and present who violate...