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  • The populist foot soldiers of big business [Commentary]

    The populist foot soldiers of big business [Commentary]
    I'm sure the insurgent conservatives who call themselves the tea party, the folks who have rocked the Republican Partyand pushed the country's agenda to the right, are perfectly nice people. They are good to their grandkids and don't kick their dogs....
  • If Brazil cares about its legacy, it won't silence World Cup protesters

    If Brazil cares about its legacy, it won't silence World Cup protesters
    Brazilian officials want the world to believe that there’s nothing extraordinary about the strikes and protests that have vexed the country in the year leading up to the 2014 World Cup. “I would say it’s almost natural,” said...
  • Ukraine's new president vows to pursue peace

    Ukraine's new president vows to pursue peace
    As fighting continued in eastern Ukraine, billionaire-turned-politician Petro Poroshenko, who was sworn on Saturday as the fifth president of post-Soviet Ukraine, offered a peace plan to resolve the bloody conflict in the industrial Donbass region. "I...
  • Separatists urge supporters in east Ukraine to vote on autonomy

    Separatists urge supporters in east Ukraine to vote on autonomy
    As violent clashes flared anew in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russia separatists summoned their supporters to vote Sunday on whether to seek autonomy from the government in Kiev despite widespread condemnation of the rogue referendum and retracted support from...
  • Negotiations with Iran over nuclear program still face a major hurdle

    Three months into intense international negotiations over Iran's disputed nuclear development program, Tehran's team has surprised almost everybody with its apparent eagerness for a deal. Iranian negotiators have met all of their commitments under...
  • Israeli leaders offer conflicting views of what's next

    Israeli leaders offer conflicting views of what's next
    Israeli leaders are presenting conflicting views of the country's future amid the stalled peace talks with Palestinians, reflecting sharp differences within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition. Several government ministers have...
  • Appeals court to redo terror case hearing that went unrecorded

    Appeals court to redo terror case hearing that went unrecorded
    In an unprecedented mulligan, the federal appeals court in Chicago decided to redo oral arguments in a local terrorism case after it was revealed earlier this week that court personnel failed to record the initial hearing. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court...
  • Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger

    Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger
    Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques. Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought...
  • A push to boost Hispanic representation in federal workforce

    A push to boost Hispanic representation in federal workforce
    Latinos have for years made up one of the largest and fastest-growing groups in the country. They have also long been one of the most underrepresented minority groups in the federal workplace. Now a new effort is underway — at the highest...
  • Stephen Haberle: NASA budget cuts put America at competitive disadvantage

    Over the last few years, the White House has been shrinking the budget of one of the most important agencies in the United States: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA is one of the few government programs that benefit almost every...
  • Petro Poroshenko taking the reins of a deeply divided Ukraine

    "Welcome to hell." That was acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk's greeting to fellow citizens when he was named in late February to hold the besieged and indebted country together until a new president could be elected. But even with...