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  • Exodus of children from Central America requires swift, humane response

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, June 16: Faced with a dramatic increase in unaccompanied children from Central America swarming across the U.S. border, the federal government must offer a swift and compassionate...
  • Is a 'right to farm' needed in Missouri?

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Freedom of speech, religion, trial by jury and a whole host of principles are protected in the bill of rights of Missouri's Constitution. In August, voters will decide whether to add one more to the list: the right to "engage in...
  • Gun violence: America's new pastime?

    Gun violence: America's new pastime?
    Given that some sort of horrific, headline-grabbing school shooting now occurs in the United States at a rate of once a week, it's hard to argue against the idea that gun violence is as much a national pastime as baseball. Unlike baseball, however, the...
  • U.S., Iran discuss possible cooperation against Iraq militants

    The weeklong onslaught by a marauding army of Islamist extremists in Iraq pushed the United States and its longtime rival Iran on Monday to discuss collaborating against a common foe, although the White House ruled out any joint military operations....
  • Cable TV boxes become 2nd biggest energy users in many homes

    In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle: the boxes that operate their cable or satellite television service. The seemingly innocuous...
  • Oil train fires require SWAT teams, veteran firefighters tell states

    HARRISBURG, Pa. A pair of Texans with decades of firefighting experience is encouraging state and local government leaders to consider establishing SWAT-like response teams for crude oil train fires. A series of derailments of trains loaded with crude...
  • U.S. sending 275 troops to Iraq; scores killed in battle for city

    U.S. sending 275 troops to Iraq; scores killed in battle for city
    The U.S. is deploying up to 275 military personnel to Iraq as support and security for U.S. interests as militants seize control of the north of the country.  President Obama made the announcement in a letter to lawmakers Monday. He said the forces...
  • On Tehran streets, U.S.-Iran cooperation weighed in practical terms

    On Tehran streets, U.S.-Iran cooperation weighed in practical terms
    The prospect of U.S.-Iranian cooperation over the threat of Sunni extremists in Iraq has been sensitive in the corridors of power in the two countries, one that some officials have preferred not to discuss.  On the street in Tehran, however, Iranians...
  • Embassy staff evacuated as Iraqi rebels seize northwest town

    Embassy staff evacuated as Iraqi rebels seize northwest town
    The United States is beefing up security at its embassy in Baghdad and will evacuate some workers out of the Iraqi capital, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday. The move comes as Sunni insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern ...
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  • Common Core sparks flood of legislation

    WASHINGTON Stephen Colbert mocked it. Comedian Louis C.K. called it a "massive stress ball that hangs over the whole school." And lawmakers in state capitols spent countless hours over the past few months debating it. Their target is the Common Core, a...