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  • U.S. court tosses Argentina, Citigroup appeal in bond case

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday dismissed an appeal by Citigroup Inc and Argentina of a judge's order blocking the bank from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under the country's local laws following its 2002 default....
  • At last, signs of life in space program

     At last, signs of life in space program
    America's manned space program, in suspended animation for three years, was stirring this week. That's promising for the program and the nation — particularly for Florida, the nation's space port. But Congress must make sure it doesn't postpone...
  • U.S. won't stand in way of Venezuela's U.N. Security Council bid

    UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not stand in the way of Venezuela securing a temporary seat on the U.N. Security Council in 2015-16 after Latin American and Caribbean states unanimously endorsed its bid, U.N. diplomats and U....
  • Christopher Ingraham: 37 percent of Americans think a free press is overrated

    Thirty-seven percent of Americans think the news media should be required to get government approval before reporting on national security issues. Let's let that sink in for a minute. That finding is from an Annenberg Public Policy Center poll that found...
  • Stephen Mihm: Air Force removes God from chain of command

    Stephen Mihm: Air Force removes God from chain of command
    Score one for the secular humanists. The U.S. Air Force announced this week that it is dropping the "So help me, God" coda to its oath of enlistment. The phrase will also no longer be mandatory in oaths administered when officers are commissioned. The...
  • Export-Import Bank gets reprieve, but supporters remain worried

    The federal Export-Import Bank, which was in danger of shutting down at month's end because of strong conservative opposition, will live on after Congress approved a short-term extension of its charter. But on Friday businesses remained worried that the...
  • Margaret Carlson: Richard Clarke's formula on confronting ISIS

    Margaret Carlson: Richard Clarke's formula on confronting ISIS
    Remember Richard Clarke, the presidential counterterrorism adviser whose hair was on fire about al-Qaida long before the Sept. 11 attacks and whose warnings of a threat from hijacked planes were ignored by the administration of President George W. Bush?...
  • Due to retire, Guantanamo prosecutor gets 3 more years on job

    MIAMI The Pentagon has extended the career of the chief war crimes prosecutor into the first year of the next U.S. president's term, a move designed to instill stability and confidence in the on-again, off-again war crimes trials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....
  • Sept. 20 Letters: Watermen, same-sex marriages, Virginia waters, President Obama, SOLs

    I realize that when the governor asks to see the crab numbers move up, that the Virginia Marine Resource Commission and the Natural Resource Department have to respond. After all, they serve at the pleasure of the governor — and they would all...
  • Extend Children's Health Insurance Program

    Given the political logjam in our nation's capital, it is a pleasure to see Congress introduce legislation on an important issue: the extension of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). It is even better to note the leadership role of...
  • Platini plans to keep luxury gift, make charity donation

    (Reuters) - UEFA president Michel Platini has said he intends to ignore FIFA requests and not return a luxury watch valued at 25,000 Swiss francs ($26,600), given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). Instead, he said on Friday in British...