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  • Battle flag at center of Supreme Court free speech case

    Texas commemorates the Confederacy in many ways, from an annual celebration of Confederate Heroes Day each January to monuments on the grounds of the state Capitol in Austin. Among the memorials is one that has stood for more than a century, bearing an...
  • Syrian military helicopter crashes, insurgents capture crew

    Syrian insurgents captured several government airmen after their helicopter crashed in a rebel-held area of northwestern Syria on Sunday, activists said. The Idlib Media Center and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the helicopter...
  • Afghanistan buries woman beaten to death by mob

    Afghan women's rights activists dressed head-to-toe in black broke with tradition Sunday to carry the coffin of a woman who was beaten to death by a mob in the capital Kabul over allegations she had burned a Quran. The mob of men beat 27-year-old...
  • Former UBS Employee's Retaliation Case Goes To CT Supreme Court

    Former UBS Employee's Retaliation Case Goes To CT Supreme Court
    HARTFORD — Did Richard Trusz risk his career to stand up for UBS investors such as public pension funds, as commercial real estate prices hit the peak and then started to fall in 2008? Trusz, 58, lost his managing director job at UBS in Hartford...
  • Trudy Rubin: Changing the lives of Afghan women, with a Pennsylvania connection

    Many Afghan women worry their recent gains will be lost after the last U.S. troops leave. But the story of Suraya Pakzad a courageous Afghan woman with links to Philadelphia and Scranton shows how ordinary Americans can help Afghan women preserve their...
  • Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew

    Singapore mourned longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew with raw emotion and a blanket of relentlessly positive coverage on its tightly scripted state television on Monday, mythologizing a man who was as respected as he was feared. The government announced that...
  • Syrian rebels shell city of Aleppo, killing at least 13

    Syrian rebels fired mortar rounds into government-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo during rush hour Monday, killing 13 people and wounding dozens, state-run TV and an activist group said. The violence was the latest in the flare-up in Aleppo,...
  • Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91; stern leader built modern Singapore

    Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91; stern leader built modern Singapore
    He banned chewing gum, booted critical publications out of the country, and paid educated women to improve the gene pool by having more babies. But Lee Kuan Yew, while presiding over a government that squelched dissent and characterizing opponents as...
  • Syria Kurds yet to be fully embraced by US in anti-IS fight

    For four months, Syrian Kurdish fighters battled the Islamic State group in the rubble-strewn streets of Kobani as U.S. aircraft pounded the extremists from the skies, a joint effort that ultimately expelled the militants from the town and marked their...
  • If you thought the War of Northern Aggression was over, well, wait on the Supreme Court

    If you thought the War of Northern Aggression was over, well, wait on the Supreme Court
    The personalized license plate is as American as … well, ever seen one in any other country? On Monday, not for the first time, the Supreme Court took up the equally quirky American question of free speech in the license plate context. At issue...
  • On Iran, we must remember our values

    On Iran, we must remember our values
    The latest reports from Lausanne concerning the Administration’s negotiations with Iran seem to offer a reward for bad behavior. Iran has not shown a willingness to change, and providing sanctions relief in exchange for promises of future good...