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  • Back off, Congress, and keep Voice of America real

    When a Chinese official ordered me out of the country, he accused me of "fomenting counter-revolutionary rebellion" and "illegal news gathering." I particularly liked that last charge. That was 25 years ago, in the aftermath of the June 4, 1989,...
  • Greek land mine scandal sparks far-reaching investigation

    Tens of millions of dollars in public funding for nongovernmental aid organizations is under scrutiny after the arrest of the head of a mine-clearing organization accused of embezzling $12.4 million, Greek authorities say. Three civil servants could...
  • Children crossing border alone create 'urgent humanitarian situation'

    A recent surge in the number of children who are detained while illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without┬átheir parents is an “urgent humanitarian situation” that has prompted the opening of special facilities to house them in San...
  • Pictures in the News | May 15, 2014

     
    Thursday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where some nine fires have charred more than 9,000 acres. The largest blaze is the 6000-acre brushfire at the Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook adjacent to Camp Pendleton. The fire has forced...
  • Civil rights groups back release of government files in local terrorism prosecution

    Civil rights groups back release of government files in local terrorism prosecution
    Two civil rights groups today urged a federal appeals court in Chicago to uphold a district judge's unprecedented order that confidential court filings by the government in a local terrorism prosecution be disclosed to the defense. Federal prosecutors...
  • Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA

    Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA
    Frustration over continued mass shootings prompted Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana Tuesday to take aim at the National Rifle Association and its opposition to Florida gun control measures. She criticized Florida lawmakers for this year...
  • In Brazil, labor protests ramp up as World Cup nears

    A month before the start of the World Cup soccer tournament, organized labor groups across Brazil have begun a series of strikes and other protests for higher pay and better working conditions. Associations of police officers, teachers, transportation...
  • Republicans criticize prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    Senior Republicans criticized President Obama on Sunday for releasing five high-ranking Taliban prisoners to secure the return of an American prisoner of war, arguing that it breached longstanding U.S. policy against negotiating with terrorists....
  • The Israel issue comes to UCLA

    Who would believe that a student running for UCLA's or any university's government body would have to take a pledge that he hadn't gone on a paid trip with any of three groups? ("Stances on Israel roil UCLA campus," May 19) This is an eye-opening...
  • The VA, the NHS and choice

    PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland -- President Obama Wednesday replayed a familiar scenario when dealing with scandal, in this case delays for treatment, deaths, alleged cover-ups and other acts of malfeasance reported at Veterans Administration hospitals...
  • Groups pressure Legislature to back California fracking moratorium

    More than 100 environmental and community groups Thursday sent a letter to the California Legislature urging lawmakers to support a moratorium on the oil-production method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in California. Led by the national...