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  • In response to Ferguson, Obama orders review of police use of military hardware

    In response to Ferguson, Obama orders review of police use of military hardware
    President Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The president ordered the examination of federal...
  • Has Gov. Nixon's national political future been lost in the smoke of Ferguson?

    ST. LOUIS At the beginning of the month, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was in a position most politicians would envy. As the moderate two-term Democratic governor of a Republican-leaning state, he could tout a stellar state credit rating, a scandal-free...
  • As Obama's vacation ends, criticism does not

    EDGARTOWN Mass./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Barack Obama discovered over the past two weeks, presidents can run into trouble when their playtime is perceived as detached from the concerns of Americans. Obama returns to Washington on Sunday faced with...
  • Redskins name controversy heralds another season of discontent

    Redskins name controversy heralds another season of discontent
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amanda Blackhorse decided one afternoon to attend a rally outside a game between the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins. Being a member of the Navajo nation, she felt it was her duty to protest the use of Native...
  • Obama orders review of police use of military hardware

    EDGARTOWN Mass./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri....
  • Charlie Crist flawed, but best choice for Democrats

    Charlie Crist flawed, but best choice for Democrats
    If Charlie Crist thinks he can return to the Governor's Mansion as a Democrat, look his former Republicans "in the eye" and make high-toned talk to get what he wants, he's wrong. But if Nan Rich thinks she has a chance to beat Gov. Rick Scott, she's...
  • A darker cloud falls over Nixon

    WASHINGTON--In the flurry of new books on the Nixon tapes, another allegation worse than Watergate against the late president has been revisited by a researcher at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia, reviving charges of a possible...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "The Invisible Bridge" by Rick Perlstein; Simon & Schuster (860 pages, $37.50) In this brick of a book, Chicagoan Perlstein has done a jampacked job of chronicling a riveting, portentous...
  • Holly Fitzsimmons To Retire As U.S. Magistrate Judge

    Holly B. Fitzsimmons, a longtime U.S. Magistrate Judge in Bridgeport, has announced she will retire in April, opening a $183,000-a-year judicial position that is certain to generate wide interest among state lawyers. Fitzsimmons has presided over a...
  • This is not the first immigrant crisis in America

    Children are fleeing strife-torn Central American countries and crossing the border into the United States. Congress rants about border security yet cannot agree on any reform legislation. Barbed wire-topped walls to keep people out work no better than...
  • Comptroller's Race: McLaughlin Wins Easily Over Cadena In GOP Primary

    Sharon McLaughlin, an accountant, longtime Republican activist and the party-endorsed candidate, brushed aside opponent Angel Cadena in Tuesday's Republican primary for the office of state comptroller. "I'm excited," said McLaughlin. "I'm looking forward...