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  • Jackie Selebi, corrupt South African ex-police chief, dies at 64

    CAPE TOWN Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison following his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died in a Pretoria hospital after being in an...
  • Three Senate Democrats join Obama in backing municipal broadband

    Three Senate Democrats join Obama in backing municipal broadband
    Responding to a push from President Obama, three Senate Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to revoke state laws that hinder local governments from getting into the broadband business. The Community Broadband Act by Sens. Cory Booker of New...
  • Make the choice clear to Iran: No deal means economic collapse

    Make the choice clear to Iran: No deal means economic collapse
    President Barack Obama and his foreign policy team worry that the long and so-far-fruitless talks on Iran's nuclear capabilities will collapse if Congress passes new, tougher economic sanctions on Tehran. The president pledged in his State of the...
  • Despite differences, US and Cuba make positive steps toward establishing embassies

    MIAMI The United States and Cuba held historic normalization talks Thursday aimed at erasing more than five decades of corrosive relations, but there were no major breakthroughs and the two delegations remained apart on some key issues such as human...
  • GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

    GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day
    With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version....
  • House passes anti-abortion bill, ends controversy

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that would permanently prohibit federal funding for abortions after Republican leaders shelved a different measure amid protests from women in the party who complained that some of...
  • In Lawrence visit, Obama focuses on working families and child care

    LAWRENCE, Kan. President Barack Obama's plans for expanded child care tax credits and other middle-class benefits warmed a big crowd in Lawrence on Thursday, even as they continued to face a chilly reception from Republicans in Washington. "Middle-...
  • Discrimination is discrimination even if it's not intentional

    In an ideal America, it might be appropriate for the law to concern itself only with racial discrimination that is overt, conscious and deliberate. In the real America of entrenched racial inequality, Congress and the courts rightly have recognized that...
  • GOP lawmakers oppose Obama proposal to boost education tax credit, cut college savings plans

    President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans in Congress who say they have no intention of raising taxes on families trying to save money for their children's...
  • After years of cuts, Social Security to extend office hours

    After years of cuts, Social Security to extend office hours
    Facing an aging population and steady growth in disability claims, the Social Security Administration said Thursday it will expand hours at neighborhood offices across the country — reversing a years-long reduction in service that has frustrated the...
  • Adam Schiff ponders Senate run

    Adam Schiff ponders Senate run
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Thursday that he is seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer, who announced she will retire after her term ends in 2016. “Since Sen. Boxer announced her retirement,...