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  • Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east in onslaught against army troops

    Ukraine's military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a strategically valuable railway hub. A soldier wounded in combat for the town, Vuhlehirsk, said...
  • Obama should sign Keystone Pipeline bill

     Obama should sign Keystone Pipeline bill
    The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to follow the House in authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Amendments remain to be worked out with the House, but a compromise version is expected to reach President Obama's desk as soon as next week. And...
  • Castro's new demands may be more Cuban politics than diplomacy

    Cuban President Raul Castro appeared to toss a wrench into normalization talks with his surprise announcement Wednesday that the U.S. government must first give up the military base at Guantanamo Bay, rescind the congressionally mandated trade embargo and...
  • Disowned, under threat, Iraqi musician seeks new life in US

    WASHINGTON Ahmed Abdulateef's gift for music made him a target in his hometown of Baghdad, where his father smashed his guitar and militants held a gun to his head for daring to follow a passion that has no place in their rigid brand of Islam. He kept...
  • Top US colleges like Yale, Harvard seek Chinese students from outside the economic elite

    Widely regarded overseas as places only for children of the rich and powerful, top American universities like Yale and Harvard are increasing efforts to attract the best international students, regardless of their financial backgrounds. With more...
  • Run, Hillary, run

    In recent weeks much speculation and anticipation has surrounded former first lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s possible presidential run. While Clinton and those close to her have remained mum, if she runs in 2016, I...
  • Hillary Clinton's private jet use in Senate may create 2016 headaches

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton took more than 200 privately chartered flights at taxpayer expense during her eight years in the U.S. Senate, sometimes using the jets of corporations and major campaign donors as she racked up $225,756 in flight costs....
  • Netanyahu joins Republican Party

    It should never cease to amaze us when smart people do dumb things. But one of the dumbest we've seen in a long time is Speaker John Boehner's inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress and publicly...
  • Senate finally passes Keystone, but Obama's veto looms; a question and answer

    WASHINGTON The Senate passed a bill approving construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday, setting up a showdown with President Barack Obama, who has promised to veto the measure. Thursday's vote culminated six years of intense...
  • Wright buildings to be nominated to list of significant world sites

     Wright buildings to be nominated to list of significant world sites
    Ten Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, including the Robie House in Chicago and Unity Temple in Oak Park, will be nominated by the federal government Friday to a United Nations list of the world's most significant cultural and natural sites, a U.S....
  • Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends close ties with kingdom despite human rights record

    In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death and take measure of the new monarch. Obama's presence...