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  • Cuba's Fidel Castro reportedly sends letter; prisoners released

    Cuba's Fidel Castro reportedly sends letter; prisoners released
    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, whose absence from public view for months has fueled rumors that he might be dead, reportedly sent a letter to Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, assuring his friend that he is just fine, thank you. Meanwhile,...
  • More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress

    More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress
    As the furor grew over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's agreement to address a joint session of Congress, more Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they would skip the event. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had invited Netanyahu without...
  • Obama asks for fresh war powers, says Islamic State 'going to lose'

    Obama asks for fresh war powers, says Islamic State 'going to lose'
    Vowing that Islamic State forces are "going to lose," President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath across the Middle East. Yet he ruled out large-scale U.S. ground combat...
  • U.S. jury convicts four Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq killings

    U.S. jury convicts four Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq killings
    For 10 weeks this summer in a downtown Washington courtroom, the trial of four former Blackwater security guards unfolded as a morality play about American accountability to Iraqi civilians in the aftermath of the United States’ long military...
  • Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks

    Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks
    The surprise deal between the United States and Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations after 53 years in the deep freeze involved no clandestine meetings in either country or participation of an aging Fidel Castro. Instead, an...
  • Obama, Senate make progress on NSA data-collection reform bill

    Obama, Senate make progress on NSA data-collection reform bill
    The Obama administration and Senate negotiators appear close to an agreement to strengthen legislation that would curtail the bulk collection of data on Americans. In May, the House passed a watered-down version of a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim...
  • Alan Gross statement on coming home from Cuba

    Alan Gross statement on coming home from Cuba
    Upon returning home from five years of imprisonment in Cuba, Alan Gross had the following to say: Chag Sameach. What a blessing to be a citizen of the United States of America.  Thank you President Obama for everything you have done today. I want to...
  • After debts are paid

    Everyone makes mistakes. The most fortunate of us learn valuable lessons, often ones that are uplifting. For the less fortunate, the consequences of an ill-considered act can be much more burdensome. Non-violent inmates in Virginia's correctional system,...
  • Obama to delay attorney general nomination until after election

    Obama to delay attorney general nomination until after election
    President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday. The delay, which...
  • With coarsening of politics, can seven dirty words be far?

    With coarsening of politics, can seven dirty words be far?
    WASHINGTON — "The report is full of crap." Thus spake Dick Cheney, on Fox News last week, when talking about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture that occurred during his vice presidency. The line might have been funny, if...
  • Steps forward on access

    Progress, at long last Let's have three cheers for Rex Davis, clerk of the Newport News Circuit Court, and his support for greater transparency in the Virginia judiciary. Mr. Davis recently decided to provide the Daily Press with access to part of a...