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  • US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

    With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails. The Office...
  • Speak Out: We need to teach personal finance

    Speak Out: We need to teach personal finance
    Saw a segment on TV saying that most people approaching retirement are woefully unprepared to contend with the financial demands of living in retirement. Our educational system is seriously flawed. It has been commandeered by perhaps well-intentioned...
  • Ex-state GOP chief Tom Del Beccaro launches Senate bid

    Ex-state GOP chief Tom Del Beccaro launches Senate bid
    Former state Republican chairman Tom Del Beccaro announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Sunday, ensuring a divided GOP field in next year’s contest to succeed Democrat Barbara Boxer. Del Beccaro, 53, is a Contra Costa County lawyer who...
  • Front-runners Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris face different hurdles

    Front-runners Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris face different hurdles
    It is one of the oddities of this campaign season: In races for two of the most sought-after political offices in the country, two Democratic women are running virtually unchallenged, their tasks both boosted and complicated by the veneer of...
  • Georgia's new medical marijuana law inspires national effort

    WASHINGTON Even though Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a law with much fanfare April 16 to allow medical patients to possess small amounts of cannabis oil, the Clark family still faces a conundrum. It remains a federal crime to bring the oil that 12-...
  • Poll shows area athletic directors strongly oppose legislation aimed at FHSAA

    Poll shows area athletic directors strongly oppose legislation aimed at FHSAA
    Legislators pushing a bill that would force the Florida High School Athletic Association to amend regulations on athletic eligibility say they consulted a broad array of stakeholders in developing their proposals – including parents, coaches and the...
  • Angst about Iran deal at GOP Jewish meeting

    Republican luminaries and presidential hopefuls reiterated their support for Israel and skepticism about President Obama's proposed nuclear deal with Iran as an influential group of Republican Jews gathered Saturday at the casino of GOP mega-donor Sheldon...
  • Attorney General Gonzales misled Congress about NSA spying, documents show

    WASHINGTON Alberto Gonzales, a U.S. attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, misled Congress by downplaying a dispute the White House and the Justice Department over the legality of the National Security Agency's warrantless spying program,...
  • While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

    While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some
    When parties in the Austrian Parliament this week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on...
  • Editorials from around New England

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: The Providence Journal on immigrants in peril. April 24 A perilous imbalance exists when one man is free to eat, work, and walk safely down the street;...
  • Gary mayor attended Harvard with new Attorney General

     Gary mayor attended Harvard with new Attorney General
    When Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson attended undergrad school at Harvard University, she met a classmate with a wry sense of humor and a demeanor described by Freeman-Wilson as "unflappable." Freeman-Wilson soon became close friends with Loretta Lynch...