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  • 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...
  • AP Exclusive: Special ops troops using flawed intel software

    Special operations troops heading to war zones are asking for commercial intelligence analysis software they say will help their missions. But their requests are languishing, and they are being ordered to use a flawed, in-house system preferred by the...
  • Trudy Rubin: 4 rules to judge any Iran deal

    If you're confused about whether a nuclear deal with Iran would be good for America or for Israel join the club. The club, that is, of folks who are debating the benefits of a deal versus the costs. For unyielding critics of any deal, especially in...
  • Ethics committees take their missions seriously, so should Congress and staffers

    In the middle of a highly charged atmosphere on Capitol Hill, there is one center of bipartisanship in each chamber of Congress that remains above politics: the Ethics committees. And while they do most of their work outside the political theater with...
  • Let's embrace life-saving personal safety technology the way we embrace photo-sharing apps

    No commuter should die on a smoke-filled train because of inadequate communication between victims and first responders. No office worker should be gunned down by an armed intruder because he or she didn't know how to reach safety in a commercial...
  • Crystal Spring

    The dilemma over Crystal Spring is not, as depicted in the March 8 Sunday Capital, over increasing tax revenues for the city versus quality of life. Nor is it whether the majority of citizens who oppose this project live in or outside the city. As a...
  • 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...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison

    Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison
    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison early Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition back into society two years after pleading guilty to spending roughly $750,000 in campaign money on personal items....
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW PILOT SCREENING CAN FALL THROUGH CRACKS Despite regulations requiring that commercial aviators be checked for mental health problems,...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. arrives at halfway house, asks for 'a second chance'

    Jesse Jackson Jr. arrives at halfway house, asks for 'a second chance'
    Released from a federal prison in Alabama on Thursday, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. drove with family members to a Baltimore halfway house. "I've made mistakes, and I'm prayerful and hopeful that we're a country of second chances, that the...