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  • In hyperpartisan America, there's no room for compassion

    A hypothetical scenario: Your little boy lies in a hospital bed, stricken by a mysterious, potentially fatal disease. You are frightened and in despair. But your community rallies around you. Soon, the whole town is talking about your ordeal....
  • Israeli peace envoy under fire for meeting with Palestinian leader

    Israeli peace envoy under fire for meeting with Palestinian leader
    Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is taking heat for meeting last week with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, with Israeli politicians on both the right and left calling for her resignation. Livni, Israel's chief negotiator with the Palestinians,...
  • Militia in Libya attacks parliament; 7 lawmakers reportedly captured

    Militia in Libya attacks parliament; 7 lawmakers reportedly captured
    In a new challenge to the authority of Libya’s weak central government, militiamen loyal to a rogue former general attacked the parliament building on Sunday, state media reported. Gunfire rang out in streets surrounding the General National...
  • Gunfire, political chaos in Libya with attack on parliament

    Gunfire, political chaos in Libya with attack on parliament
    Militiamen loyal to a rogue former general attacked Libya’s parliament building Sunday, state media said, in a new challenge to the authority of the North African nation’s weak central government. The group later reportedly declared it had...
  • Abdel Fattah Sisi, Egypt's likely new leader, faces economic deja vu

    Abdel Fattah Sisi, Egypt's likely new leader, faces economic deja vu
    With Egypt's former defense chief Abdel Fattah Sisi on a glide path to the presidency, virtually every day brings an ominous new sign of what is likely to emerge as the greatest threat to his rule. And it's not his archenemy, the Muslim Brotherhood....
  • South Korean president to disband coast guard over ferry response

    South Korean president to disband coast guard over ferry response
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye announced Monday that she would disband the coast guard because of its inept efforts to rescue those stranded aboard a sinking ferry, which left more than 300 people dead or missing, mostly high school students....
  • A conservative defends Geithner on Social Security--and gets it wrong

    A conservative defends Geithner on Social Security--and gets it wrong
    It's not surprising that former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's astonishing misconception about Social Security should be seconded by conservatives. After all, his assertion that the program adds to the federal deficit (aired in his new book, "Stress...
  • '5 a day' still might not be enough fruit and vegetables, study finds

    '5 a day' still might not be enough fruit and vegetables, study finds
    Not that most people are eating even five servings of fruit and vegetables every day, but it turns out that might not be enough to get the best protection from disease and early death, said researchers who also found that vegetables do more good than...
  • Triumphant Geithner omits cost of rescue success

    Triumphant Geithner omits cost of rescue success
    Tim Geithner's valuable career as a civil servant culminated in four high-powered years as Treasury secretary. His recent book about those experiences captures the traumas and tensions of the financial crisis. He rightly takes credit for what most...
  • Supreme Court to hear ex-air marshal's whistle-blower case

    Supreme Court to hear ex-air marshal's whistle-blower case
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear the whistle-blower case of a former federal air marshal who was fired in 2006 for revealing what he thought were crucial security lapses, including government plans to remove undercover officers...
  • Baltimore ranks 28th nationally in pedestrian danger study

    Baltimore ranks 28th nationally in pedestrian danger study
    An analysis of traffic fatalities in the last decade found Baltmore was the nation's 28th most dangerous city for pedestrians, out of 51 major metropolitan areas. The study, to be released Tuesday by the National Complete Streets Coalition, found 482...