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  • Rebuilding Gaza for the next attack

    After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. The key word in that sentence is "after." Last weekend at a conference of donor nations held in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss rebuilding Gaza, following the latest exchange of rockets...
  • From California's Central Valley to, perhaps, 'Madam ambassador'

    WASHINGTON Lifelong high achiever Maria Echaveste, a farmworker's kid shaped by California's San Joaquin Valley, has been nominated for her biggest job yet, U.S. ambassador to Mexico. If confirmed by the Senate, Echaveste, 60, would be the first woman to...
  • Voting rules, gay marriage, other issues await Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court opens its new term Monday with a fall lineup of cases that includes how to deal with violent threats on the Internet, the role of religious liberty in prisons and whether working women who are pregnant have a right to lighter duties on...
  • The double game our allies play

    WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the noncommunist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...
  • EPA Administrator Makes A Hartford Homecoming

    EPA Administrator Makes A Hartford Homecoming
    HARTFORD — Gina McCarthy was one of the last people ever to walk into the Phoenix Auditorium on the fifth floor of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection offices here. And McCarthy, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection...
  • Turkey denies it's agreed to let US use Incirlik base to strike Islamic State

    ISTANBUL In the latest sign of discord between two key NATO allies, Turkey on Monday formally denied news reports that it had agreed to open a major air base to U.S. and other coalition combat aircraft fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq....
  • Colombian hooker flap a microcosm of administration's problems [Commentary]

    Colombian hooker flap a microcosm of administration's problems [Commentary]
    In news that must have left my friends at the New York Post -- never mind the gang at "The Daily Show" -- with a renewed confidence that ours is a just and beneficent God, the White House has been caught covering up a scandal involving a Cartagena hooker....
  • More Bangladeshis found in Thailand on human trafficking route

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police found scores of sick and exhausted boat people hiding on a remote island on Monday, and all but one of the 79 suspected human-trafficking victims were from Bangladesh, according to local officials. The discovery brings...
  • Mark L. Goldstein: Middle East peace requires Palestinian compromises

    Mark L. Goldstein: Middle East peace requires Palestinian compromises
    In his recent Your View, professor Gary Olson parrots a laundry list criticizing Israel's settlement policy. His use of vitriolic rhetoric intends to portray Israelis as insincere in their negotiations toward a two-state solution. Using such words as...
  • 'Decisive force' seen as likely to end Hong Kong protests

    BEIJING Organized gangs of masked men clashed Monday with Hong Kong protesters, prompting a leading Hong Kong security consulting firm to warn that police are likely to use "decisive force" to end the Occupy Central demonstrations in the near future. The...
  • Top US Climate Change Negotiator to Speak at Yale Tuesday

    U.S. Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern will be speaking at Yale University Tuesday amid new reports that the United States is considering making a major contribution to a fund to help poor nations combat the threat of global warming. Stern's Yale...