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  • In remote Afghan areas, cease-fires catching on

    In remote Afghan areas, cease-fires catching on
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Formal peace talks between Taliban insurgents and the central government may be at a dead end, but provisional peace negotiations are underway in the rugged and often unforgiving Afghan countryside. In some remote districts,...
  • L.A. Fire Department to resume sharing details on emergency responses

    L.A. Fire Department to resume sharing details on emergency responses
    Only hours after halting the Los Angeles Fire Department's public information Twitter feed, city officials reversed course Thursday and announced they would resume publishing details about the department's response to life-and-death emergencies via social...
  • Replacing $1 bill with $1 coin wouldn't be pinching pennies, Fed says

    Replacing $1 bill with $1 coin wouldn't be pinching pennies, Fed says
    WASHINGTON -- To lawmakers and others arguing that replacing the $1 bill with a $1 coin would save the government money, the Federal Reserve says, “Don’t bet on it.” A new analysis by Fed staffers said the old-fashioned greenback is...
  • Moonwalking in Syria

    Moonwalking in Syria
    Here's how feeble U.S. influence on the outcome of Syria's dreadful civil war has become: For the Obama administration's diplomacy to succeed, it now needs help from an armed group with the unpromising name of the Islamic Front. That wasn't where the...
  • Children's health counts as policy activism [Commentary]

    Children's health counts as policy activism [Commentary]
    Relieved by Michelle Obama's recent foray into higher education policy, Politico Magazine last month dubbed her soft focus first ladyship up to that point a "feminist nightmare." On the surface, there may be something to this claim. For example, Mrs....
  • Vote on new Egyptian constitution set for January

    Vote on new Egyptian constitution set for January
    CAIRO — Egyptians will vote next month on a rewritten constitution, interim President Adly Mansour announced Saturday, opening what could be a contentious new political chapter for the country. The referendum, to be held over two days beginning...
  • Federal employees to learn their shutdown status by Friday

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration told union leaders Thursday morning that federal employees will know by the end of the week whether they can report to work Tuesday if the government shuts down. Supervisors will tell employees informally by the...
  • The EU tortoise makes a move

    So the German people have spoken, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected. That means the European Union will continue to be a tortoise. Next May, following the European Parliament elections, we will discover just how slow and unhappy a creature...
  • U.S., Iran, hold first substantive meeting since 1979 revolution

    U.S., Iran, hold first substantive meeting since 1979 revolution
    UNITED NATIONS — The top diplomats of the United States and Iran held their first substantive meeting since the 1979 Iranian revolution, hoping that within six months they can come to terms on Iran’s disputed nuclear ambitions and find a new...
  • Sri Lanka president uses his time in U.N. spotlight to lash out

    Sri Lanka president uses his time in U.N. spotlight to lash out
    UNITED NATIONS — From Moammar Kadafi's baffling fantasies to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's room-emptying rants, almost every confab of world leaders at the annual United Nations General Assembly includes speeches that make people squirm in their chairs....
  • At least 18 killed in Pakistan bus bombing

    At least 18 killed in Pakistan bus bombing
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb ripped through a bus near Pakistan’s restive northwest city of Peshawar on Friday, killing 18 people and wounding at least 40, officials said. The bus was taking mid-level government workers from their jobs in the...