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  • Aid agencies sow seeds of hope

    Aid agencies sow seeds of hope
    I read the your report "Fierce clashes in Iraq as Islamic State seizes villages near Ramadi" (April 15) with a mixture of sadness, fear and exasperation. I am probably not alone in sometimes wanting to throw up my hands over the apparent normalcy of...
  • Car bombing targets U.S. consulate in Irbil, Iraq

    Car bombing targets U.S. consulate in Irbil, Iraq
    Islamic State militants took responsibility Friday for a car bomb that exploded outside the U.S. consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil. The State Department said no U.S. personnel were killed in the Friday afternoon blast in the capital of Iraq&...
  • Ripken Foundation to help train Nicaraguan players, coaches

    Ripken Foundation to help train Nicaraguan players, coaches
    A group representing the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation will begin a State Department-sponsored exchange program in Nicaragua on Sunday that will train coaches and baseball players in Nicaragua, and later this summer, bring Nicaraguan children to Maryland for...
  • High expectations of summit aren't realized yet

    High expectations of summit aren't realized yet
    Expectations could not have been any higher. President Barack Obama and Raul Castro had spoken on the phone prior to the Summit of the Americas meeting in Panama last weekend. They talked again by phone and in person during the meeting itself....
  • Hillary Clinton's no-knife, no-Botox run for the White House

    Hillary Clinton's no-knife, no-Botox run for the White House
    I admit it. I was one of those people (mostly women, I suspect) who, back when Hillary Rodham Clinton left the State Department to "catch up on 20 years of sleep deprivation," figured that some of that catching up would also involve some measure of...
  • A fragile man, whispered innuendo and two suicides in Missouri

    A fragile man, whispered innuendo and two suicides in Missouri
    One month before his suicide, Tom Schweich announced he was running for governor. He looked pale and tired, with dark crescents under his eyes, but he spoke with precision and force. He told supporters he had learned to fight liberals by attending Harvard...
  • Cuba to open talks about US fugitives as ties warm

    Cuba to open talks about US fugitives as ties warm
    HAVANA — The U.S. and Cuba will open talks about two of America's most-wanted fugitives as part of a new dialogue about law-enforcement cooperation made possible by President Barack Obama's decision to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of...
  • Allentown's concern over flag misguided

    Allentown officials are upset over raising the flag of a terrorist state while our feckless, incompetent commander in chief re-establishes diplomatic relations with Cuba and negotiates a framework nuclear agreement with Iran? Give me a break! Both of...
  • State Department offers informational website for traveling students

    If you or your child is heading abroad for spring break, the State Department has just the website for you: studentsabroad.state.gov. It's part of State's larger website and focuses on practical information (applying for a passport) while also...
  • Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

    Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list
    The White House says President Barack Obama is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in President Barack Obama's bid to normalize relations between the two countries.The White House says on Twitter that Obama has submitted...
  • Cuba may lose 'sponsor of terrorism' designation

    Cuba may lose 'sponsor of terrorism' designation
    President Obama said Thursday that his State Department had finished a review of whether to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, potentially the first step in formally changing U.S. policy toward the island nation at a time of warming...