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  • Historic encounter with Cuba's Castro awaits Obama in Panama

    Historic encounter with Cuba's Castro awaits Obama in Panama
    Turning the page on a half-century of hostility, President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will soon remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, boosting hopes for improved ties as he prepared for a historic encounter with Cuban...
  • Charlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC

    Charlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC
    Under armed security and a cloud of conflicted opinions and emotions, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was presented a freedom of expression award on Tuesday night from the PEN American Center. Editor-in-chief Gerard Biard and critic-essayist...
  • Rewarding Iran's behavior is clearly a terrible deal

    Rewarding Iran's behavior is clearly a terrible deal
    The announcement last week between the P5+1 and Iran felt like a late-coming April fools joke, rewarding Iran for its bad behavior. The terms require very little of Iran, and would leave the regime with an internationally recognized path to a nuclear...
  • Fixing U.S. ties with Kenya: Kerry meets leader ahead of Obama visit

    Fixing U.S. ties with Kenya: Kerry meets leader ahead of Obama visit
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday sought to rebuild America’s frayed relationship with Kenya, which went into decline after the 2013 election of a president who had been charged with crimes against humanity in the International Criminal...
  • Springfield, Mo., voters repeal LGBT anti-discrimination law

    Springfield, Mo., voters repeal LGBT anti-discrimination law
    Voters in Springfield, Mo., voted by a slim margin to repeal protections against discrimination for the city’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens. The measure passed in Missouri’s third-largest city with 51.4% of the vote...
  • Mysterious new force emerges in Yemen to fight rebels

    Mysterious new force emerges in Yemen to fight rebels
    A shadowy new pro-government force has been deployed in the embattled Yemeni port city of Aden, according to reports Sunday, sparking speculation that ground troops from the Saudi-led coalition may have joined the battle against Houthi rebels and their...
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  • Body farm project for Florida still alive but needs home

    Body farm project for Florida still alive but needs home
    TAMPA — Though plans to deposit the dearly departed in the earth near Tampa are dead, cadaver researchers continue to push to find a new site where scientists can study the business of human decomposition in Florida's subtropical climate and maybe...
  • SUNY chimp case questions animals' right to freedom

    SUNY chimp case questions animals' right to freedom
    When a court hearing was ordered to determine whether two chimpanzees, named Hercules and Leo, are being “unlawfully detained” by the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the primates (and their lawyers) made a bit of history. No,...
  • The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada

    The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada
    Bill Clinton was planning a charity trip to Latin America and needed a big plane. For Frank Giustra, who had never met the former president, this was an opportunity. The Canadian mining magnate and onetime Hollywood studio owner stepped up to let the...
  • Parks and beaches no place to light up

    Parks and beaches no place to light up
    Smoke-free state parks and beaches enjoy tremendously popular support. A recent statewide poll of 1,058 likely voters, conducted thanks to the generosity of the Quit Doc Research and Education Foundation, shows 70 percent of Florida voters favor a...