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  • Mosley's PI returns to uneasy streets of LA

    Mosley's PI returns to uneasy streets of LA
    'Rose Gold' By Walter Mosley. Doubleday, 320 pages, $25.95 Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins novels have always been a perceptive time machine, giving a view of racism in post-WWII Los Angeles and showing how the same issues are part of the fabric of the...
  • Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions

    Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions
    In cities and municipalities in Maryland and across the U.S., the legal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are improving. Across the globe, perceptions of gay and lesbian people are getting better, too. Both improvements, outlined...
  • Sierra Leone surgeon with Ebola flying to U.S. identified

    Sierra Leone surgeon with Ebola flying to U.S. identified
    A Sierra Leonean doctor sick with Ebola is expected to depart the West African country on Friday night to fly to the United States for treatment and be reunited with his American wife, according to the doctor's church and employer. Dr. Martin Salia, 44,...
  • Staying the course on Iran and nukes

    To the editor: Ray Takeyh conveys the view that a cagey Iran through the facade of negotiations continues its inexorable march to the bomb against a bumbling America blind to the reality. Rather than inexorable, Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons has...
  • Obama, Congress set to clash over Keystone XL pipeline

    Democrats’ efforts to press a vote on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline appear to be setting up the first legislative postelection showdown between the White House and Congress. In the days since his party suffered heavy losses in the midterm...
  • Surgeon with ties to Maryland could be flown to U.S. for Ebola treatment

    Surgeon with ties to Maryland could be flown to U.S. for Ebola treatment
    A surgeon with ties to Maryland who was infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone could be flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for treatment. In a statement Thursday, the U.S. State Department confirmed that it is "in touch" with the family of a...
  • Obama, Chinese president agree to landmark climate deal

    Reflecting the urgency and scale scientists have called for to cope with climate change, the U.S. and Chinese presidents laid out ambitious new targets Wednesday to cut pollution in a deal that negotiators hope will inspire similarly dramatic...
  • Cheaper oil's winners and losers

    The recent drop in world oil prices — from more than $100 a barrel in June to about $80 a barrel now — will benefit the global economy, American consumers and a beleaguered U.S. foreign policy. And there are reasons to think oil could remain...
  • Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt

    Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt
    The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week....
  • US tells UN torture treaty applies to everyone, everywhere

    GENEVA The Obama administration moved forcefully Thursday to distance itself from Bush administration policies, telling a United Nations panel that the ban on torture enshrined in a 1984 treaty that the U.S. signed applies worldwide and covers all...
  • Surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone to be flown to Nebraska: report

    Surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone to be flown to Nebraska: report
    A surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for treatment, "CBS Evening News" reported on Thursday. The surgeon was born in Sierra Leone but is a U.S. resident, CBS reported. University of...