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  • Black voters could decide Florida governor's race

    Black voters could decide Florida governor's race
    Charlie Crist is counting on residents who live off Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, in Pearl City in Boca Raton and other largely black communities throughout Florida. If he can't energize potential black voters enough to cast ballots, he'll...
  • Botswana votes in poll set to test ruling party dynasty

    GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswanans went to the polls on Friday in an election that is expected to see President Ian Khama's ruling party win a reduced majority as young and middle-class voters send out a warning to a political dynasty which has ruled for...
  • Uruguay's left in battle to retain presidency, and marijuana law

    MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguayan voters decide on Sunday whether to give the ruling coalition another term after a decade of strong growth and leftist reforms, or turn to an opposition candidate who says legalizing marijuana production was a step too far....
  • Sen. Coburn's 'Wastebook' has no likes

    Sen. Coburn's 'Wastebook' has no likes
    If you thought spending federal money to study shrimp running on an underwater treadmill was a stupid waste of your tax dollars, think again. Outgoing Sen. Tom Coburn, the physician and Oklahoma Republican, has outdone himself in his yearly search of...
  • Millions view talking dogs online spoof of U.S. Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A comedy sketch with dogs portraying members of the U.S. Supreme Court - picture Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a Chihuahua - had scored more than two million YouTube views by Thursday, drawing attention to the high court's secretive ways...
  • China announces legal reforms, but commitment is in doubt

    BEIJING China's Communist Party on Thursday announced new legal policies that, among other things, would punish local officials found to be interfering with judicial cases. On the surface, that step and others could prove significant in making the...
  • ICYMI: 17th District congressional debate airs again this weekend

    A debate between Matt Cartwright and David Moylan over the 17th District congressional seat airs on PBS39 twice this weekend. The hour-long forum airs at 5 a.m. Saturday, and at 11 a.m. Sunday. It was shown live Tuesday from PBS39 studios in Bethlehem....
  • Legal questions loom in Blackwater convictions

    WASHINGTON Congress and courts alike could end up chasing after the high-profile convictions of four ex-Blackwater Worldwide guards now facing decades in prison. In the wake of the Blackwater trial verdicts, a North Carolina congressman hopes to revive...
  • Obama's Ebola czar lacks medical authority

    Obama's Ebola czar lacks medical authority
    With midterm elections so close, it was inevitable that Ebola would become another depressing political point of division. A scary disease, a scare-mongering media and an easily scared American people make the politics of fear its own epidemic....
  • Russian captured in Afghanistan to face terrorism charges in U.S.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The detainee was identified by...
  • U.S. weighs passport, border changes in wake of Ottawa attack

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials are debating whether to tighten controls on the border with Canada and make it easier to revoke the passports of suspected militants, steps that could gain traction following two attacks in Canada this week. The...