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  • Iranian president sends letter to Obama as nuclear talks near deadline

    Iranian president sends letter to Obama as nuclear talks near deadline
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wrote a letter Thursday to President Obama and leaders of the other five countries engaged in talks aimed at a nuclear deal, urging them to overcome differences so that an agreement can be reached by the end of the month....
  • For path to middle class, think beyond the degree

     For path to middle class, think beyond the degree
    According to President Obama, college completion is "the clearest pathway into the middle class," and his "America's College Promise" plan to make community college tuition free for two years aims to aid nearly 9 million Americans over the next 10 years....
  • Front Burner: Free community college: Good plan?

    Front Burner: Free community college: Good plan?
    There's no such thing as a free lunch. Yet, if President Obama is able to execute a Jedi mind trick on the Republican-majority Congress and convince lawmakers to go along with an ambitious plan of his, there just might be two years of free community...
  • Navy plans fix for catapult problem on carrier Ford

    Navy plans fix for catapult problem on carrier Ford
    The Navy said Thursday it plans to fix the catapults on its newest aircraft carrier so the system doesn't cause too much stress on warplanes fitted with external fuel tanks. Bloomberg News reported that the new catapult system onboard the Gerald R....
  • U.S. House approves long-term fix for Medicare payments to doctors

    U.S. House approves long-term fix for Medicare payments to doctors
    — For the 28,000 Pennsylvania doctors who treat Medicare patients, Thursday's vote by the U.S. House of Representatives brought a sigh of relief. The overwhelmingly bipartisan proposal would end a series of financial cliffs for the health care...
  • Indiana Gov. Pence defends religious objections law: 'This bill is not about discrimination'

    Indiana Gov. Pence defends religious objections law: 'This bill is not about discrimination'
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence vigorously defended the state religious objections bill that he signed into law Thursday as businesses and organizations including the NCAA pressed concerns that it could open the door to legalizing discrimination against gay...
  • Supreme Court rules against Alabama voter redistricting plan

    Supreme Court rules against Alabama voter redistricting plan
    The Supreme Court delivered a rare victory for minority voting rights Wednesday, finding that a 2012 Alabama redistricting plan appeared to violate federal law by shifting black voters into districts they already dominated to dilute their influence...
  • Roger Mayer dies at 88; movie exec was key player in film preservation

    Roger Mayer, a movie executive who became a forceful advocate for film preservation after inspecting storehouses packed with decaying negatives on an MGM lot, has died. He was 88. Mayer, who held top positions at MGM and at Turner Entertainment, had a...
  • Congress ignores needs of the middle class [Letter]

    Here we go again. The U.S. House and Senate proposed budget has very deep cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps. It also has cuts to the transportation fund and infrastructure. We are becoming a Third World country just to give tax cuts to the...
  • Work toward a nuclear-free world [Letter]

    As a student at McDaniel College studying International Relations and an activist with Global Zero, I unabashedly desire a world without nuclear weapons. From my coursework, I know the frustrations and barriers that governments encounter in negotiations...
  • Kerry lands in Switzerland for make-or-break Iran nuke talks

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is back in Switzerland to resume Iran nuclear talks as negotiations go down to the wire against an end-of-month deadline for the outline of a deal. With just days until that target is reached, Kerry touched down in...