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  • James Traficant, disgraced former congressman, dies after tractor accident

    Former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., D-Ohio, who landed in prison on corruption charges, died Saturday, according to multiple media reports. Traficant's death was reported Saturday by the Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator. The 17-year congressman was...
  • Corbett, Chief Justice want Kane to turn over sexually explicit emails uncovered in Jerry Sandusky review

    Corbett, Chief Justice want Kane to turn over sexually explicit emails uncovered in Jerry Sandusky review
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett and the chief justice of the state Supreme Court are asking that Attorney General Kathleen Kane provide them more details about the sexually explicit email records her office uncovered as part of its Jerry Sandusky...
  • Malloy Should Own His Record, Be Ready To Pivot

    Malloy Should Own His Record, Be Ready To Pivot
    In his 2010 clashes with Tom Foley, Dan Malloy's volleys ranged from the petty ("if you can even use the Internet, Tom") to the cliche ("he's running to be captain of the Titanic") to the downright silly ("Tom, you don't really understand government at...
  • Secret tapes of Fed meetings on Goldman prompt call for U.S. hearings

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An influential U.S. senator wants to hold hearings into "disturbing" issues raised by secretly taped conversations between Federal Reserve supervisors and officials at Goldman Sachs Group Inc , a bank the Fed was tasked...
  • Eric Holder's mixed legacy

    Eric Holder's mixed legacy
    Departing Attorney General Eric Holder deserves cheers for his stance on civil rights, but bemused jeers for his assaults on civil liberties. Holder may well be remembered as a leading advocate for both human rights and for the advancement of government...
  • Justice Department to ban profiling by federal law enforcement

    The Justice Department is expected to issue a broad new policy in the coming two to three weeks banning religious and other forms of profiling by federal law enforcement officers, department sources said Friday. The long-awaited policy will not...
  • Mass-killing prosecution will test Mexican President Peña Nieto

    Mass-killing prosecution will test Mexican President Peña Nieto
    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto faces a major test of his commitment to human rights and accountability after his government took the rare step of arresting an army officer and seven soldiers in connection with a shooting that killed 22 people....
  • Women's Place In History Should Be Front And Center

    Women's Place In History Should Be Front And Center
    On the evening of April 26, 1777, 16-year-old Sybil Ludington, the daughter of a respected militia colonel, jumped on her horse and rode from her family's home in Patterson, N.Y., to warn of an impending attack by the British. Ludington rode 40 miles in a...
  • Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels needed to retake eastern Syria -U.S. military

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Western-backed opposition force of around 12,000 to 15,000 will be needed to retake areas of eastern Syria controlled by Islamic State militants, the top U.S military officer said on Friday, as the Pentagon outlined the first...
  • Knight Foundation funds WLRN initiative

    Media WLRN Public Radio will develop a plan to better connect with its audience and create a culture of media innovation in its newsroom with a $200,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. With the funding, WLRN staff will work with...
  • Brazil's Silva vows to clean up regulatory agencies

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva vowed on Thursday to de-politicize regulatory agencies that she says do more to win favor with government allies than ensure fair and efficient markets in Latin America's biggest...