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  • The real face of poverty

    "We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work." -- Rep. Paul Ryan "You're facilitating the problem if...
  • Some Senate Democrats call on Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31. The letter’s forcefulness hints at the...
  • Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S. [Commentary]

    Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S. [Commentary]
    In the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a still stagnant economy, President Barack Obama faces two important questions on energy transmission: a decision on the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the question of increasing...
  • Maryland man added to FBI most wanted list after decades on the run

    Maryland man added to FBI most wanted list after decades on the run
    The FBI announced Thursday that a Maryland man — who is accused killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 — has been added to the bureau's 10 most wanted list. Authorities say William Bradford Bishop Jr., a cultured, high-ranking State...
  • Disclosure of USAID program in Cuba highlights challenge agency faces

    MIAMI The U.S. Agency for International Development has a long history of funding democracy-building programs in Latin America and around the world even in countries such as Cuba, where it isn't welcome. It's always been a delicate balancing act...
  • Byron Janis on his long battle with arthritis

    Byron Janis on his long battle with arthritis
    Byron Janis is one of the most inspiring survivors in classical music. Despite decades of struggling to overcome the debilitating effects of, first, a childhood injury to his left hand, and, later, severe arthritis in his fingers and wrists, the great...
  • Bethlehem man becomes American citizen after long wait

    George Jaoudeh's years of waiting to become an American citizen have ended. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent announced Monday that Jaoudeh, a Lebanese man who worked in security for the U.S. State Department in Iraq, took the oath to become an American citizen in...
  • US uses 'diplospeak' to evade tough truths on Ukraine, other crises

    WASHINGTON By now, most people know that Russian President Vladimir Putin took over the neighboring Crimea region of Ukraine and formally annexed it after a hastily called referendum there that drew outrage from across the globe. U.S. officials don't...
  • Cypriot President says gas find may help resolve island's division

    NICOSIA (Reuters) - President Nicos Anastasiades said discovery of natural gas around Cyprus could galvanize international efforts to resolve a long-standing division of the island and smooth development of an alternative energy supply source to Russia....
  • Iran's U.N. envoy isn't a threat

    The United States is irked that Iran has chosen as its representative to the United Nations a diplomat who apparently was involved with a student group that seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. The embassy takeover, a violation of international...
  • Alan Gross hunger strike worries Cuban government

    MIAMI The Cuban government is "concerned" about the hunger strike declared by Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor jailed in Havana for four years, and is willing to swap him for three Cuban spies in U.S. prisons, a senior official said Wednesday....