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  • AbbVie to buy drugmaker Shire for $55 billion

     AbbVie to buy drugmaker Shire for $55 billion
    AbbVie Inc. signed a nearly $55 billion deal to acquire drugmaker Shire PLC early Friday, a move that will allow it to substantially cut its corporate tax bill by moving its legal address to the United Kingdom. The deal, announced by both companies in a...
  • The shame of Guantanamo [Letter]

    The shame of Guantanamo [Letter]
    As an American citizen who served three years in the U.S. Army as a soldier and worked for the Army for 30 years as a civilian, I am appalled at the violation of human rights that our facility at Guantanamo Bay represents ("Detainees are human," July 16)....
  • U.S. Senate Democrats hold rescue talks on Ex-Im Bank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said they were working to rescue the U.S. Export-Import Bank on Tuesday, insisting it would save American jobs. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, scheduled meetings with other lawmakers. The 80-...
  • Republicans' Curious Law Suit

    Democrats are for immigration reform, raising the minimum wage, background checks for guns, marriage equality, environmental protections, affordable health care for all and protecting women's rights to birth control and equal pay. Republicans are against...
  • Both sides in Iran nuclear talks make concessions to extend deadline

    Iran and six world powers agreed late Friday to extend their talks on Tehran’s nuclear program for four months, insisting that they have made progress toward a historic deal despite disagreements. Representatives of the seven countries have...
  • Earthquake warning system receives a boost in Congress

    Earthquake warning system receives a boost in Congress
    Efforts to put in place an earthquake warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds -- $5 million -- specifically for the project. Its prospects remain shaky, however....
  • 'The Shield' Creator Shawn Ryan to Testify at Senate 'Future of Video' Hearing

    Shawn Ryan, creator of "The Shield" and "The Chicago Code," will testify on Wednesday at a Senate hearing on competition in the video marketplace. The hearing is expected to delve into the proposed mergers of Comcast and Time Warner Cable and AT&T and...
  • No quick and easy solutions to the border crisis

     No quick and easy solutions to the border crisis
    There have been some recent stirrings of reasonableness in Washington over the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border, stirrings that should be supported and nurtured like, well, a child. But let's not fool ourselves: The proposals being bandied...
  • Petitions submitted for ballot measure to break California into six states

    A Menlo Park venture capitalist who dabbles in bitcoins and calls himself the “riskmaster” on Tuesday took what may be his most audacious action yet, submitting petitions he said will qualify a 2016 initiative to break California into six...
  • An overdue response to the frenzy of state restrictions on abortion

    In the last few years, state legislators around the country have been busy with an onslaught of antiabortion legislation aimed at making it impossible for women to exercise what is still (despite the opposition’s best efforts) a right guaranteed...
  • USS George Washington refueling delayed, but funding looks good

     USS George Washington refueling delayed, but funding looks good
    Back in March, the Pentagon said it wanted a stronger signal from Congress on refueling the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. If not, the Navy would move to retire the ship. Based on what happened Tuesday, consider the signal sent, Virginia's...