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  • Sorting out U.S. visas for crime victims

    Sorting out U.S. visas for crime victims
    As a society, we want people to report crimes and help bring criminals to justice. Without the cooperation of victims, the criminal justice system doesn't work very well. One particular problem for police and prosecutors is that people living in the...
  • Coping with climate change

    Coping with climate change
    A recent letter to the editor points out that a solution to climate change is available that could be supported by Republicans ("Carbon fee is bipartisan solution to climate change," Jan 22). It's revenue-neutral (no new taxes), uses conservative, free-...
  • Could Debbie Wasserman Schultz win a Senate race?

    Could Debbie Wasserman Schultz win a Senate race?
          If Florida Sen. Marco Rubio runs for president – you know he will – his Senate seat will be up for grabs in 2016. And one of the names mentioned as a possible candidate? U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston. Yes, she&...
  • Taxpayer clinics help fill void left by IRS budget cuts

    Just hope you don't have any questions when you try to figure out your taxes this year. If you need help and try to call the IRS, you will probably wait on the phone for at least 30 minutes and then fail to get much of an answer. The IRS has been...
  • Reid's eye surgery is a crucial moment in a long career

    WASHINGTON This is one of the most pivotal weeks in Harry Reid's personal life �� and his congressional career. How he handles Monday's complex surgery to rebuild a crushed orbital socket and remove pools of blood behind and in front of his...
  • Netanyahu says speech to Congress is needed to warn against Iran deal

    JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he will go "everywhere I'm invited" to warn against a nuclear deal with Iran, as criticism mounted over his planned speech on the negotiations to the U.S. Congress. "As prime...
  • Obama plan would close more of Alaskan refuge to oil drilling

    WASHINGTON The White House is proposing to designate the oil-rich coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area permanently off limits to drilling. The proposal sets up a showdown with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman...
  • GOP pursues state legislation limiting gay rights before Supreme Court rules on gay marriage

    A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that...
  • Death of prosecutor shakes faith in president, government institutions in Argentina

    Faced with one of the biggest crises of her presidency, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has given her countrymen a confusing and sometimes contradictory view of how her most damaging accuser was found dead, at first seeming to accept the idea of...
  • GOP presidential candidates face delicate balancing act

    The most wide-open Republican presidential nomination campaign in memory had its unofficial opening here on Saturday at a gathering that highlighted anew the thorny path ahead for candidates as they try to attract support from the party's conservative...
  • US, Cuba end historic talks with more questions than answers, no common vision of closer ties

    After a euphoric month that left Americans dreaming of holidays in Havana and Cubans imagining U.S. products at their corner stores, the first real effort at forging a new era was sobering: Much bitter disagreement still stands in the way of normal...