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  • Trudy Rubin: Changing the lives of Afghan women, with a Pennsylvania connection

    Many Afghan women worry their recent gains will be lost after the last U.S. troops leave. But the story of Suraya Pakzad a courageous Afghan woman with links to Philadelphia and Scranton shows how ordinary Americans can help Afghan women preserve their...
  • U.S. forces leave Yemen amid concerns it is haven for terror groups

    All remaining U.S. government personnel withdrew from Yemen over the weekend as fighting erupted near the last haven for American special forces there and an Iran-backed militia took control of key locations in the country’s third-largest city....
  • Japanese police arrest man over death threats to Ambassador Caroline Kennedy

    TOKYO Japanese police arrested a resident of Okinawa over death threats against U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, as a nearly two-decade row over the expansion of an American military base rumbles on. The 52-year-old man used a public phone in Naha,...
  • The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran

    The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran
    It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of "Death to America!" In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in such a world....
  • Gowdy asks Clinton to turn over email server for review

    The chairman of a House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi formally requested Friday that Hillary Rodham Clinton turn over her email server for an independent review. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., sent a letter requesting that...
  • Democrats have a weak bench should Hillary falter

    WASHINGTON -- The furor over Hillary Clinton's private email account has brought undesired attention to her pre-candidacy for president. It resurrects old questions not only about her penchant for privacy but also about her political skills and those of...
  • Cuba, US say third round of diplomatic negotiations ends

    Cuba, US say third round of diplomatic negotiations ends
    A third round of U.S.-Cuban negotiations over the restoration of full diplomatic relations ended after a day of talks, Cuban and U.S. officials said Tuesday. They provided no details on whether progress was made toward a deal on reopening embassies in...
  • Clinton: US politics could use 'camps for adults'

    Hillary Rodham Clinton says the nation's political class could use "camps for adults" to foster cooperation because too many leaders get backed into partisan corners and refuse to work together. Clinton offered a bipartisan, feel-good message Thursday...
  • Obama administration as transparent as mud

    The following editorial appeared in The Orange County Register on Wednesday, March 18: Two years ago, President Barack Obama claimed that his was "the most transparent administration in history." We are reminded of that claim as the American Society...
  • Logan Act was named for an upright peacemaker

    It's been more than a week since 47 Senate Republicans sent that letter to Tehran, and commentators can't get enough of asking: What about the Logan Act? The law, passed by Congress and signed by President John Adams in 1799, prohibits unauthorized...
  • Speak Out

    Email criticism Did you know that President Obama had absolutely no idea Hillary Clinton was using her personal email server as Secretary of State, instead of the encrypted State Department email server, until he read about it in the newspaper? That...