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  • Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

    Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis
    Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
  • Education requirements deter many would-be 'Dreamers,' activists say

    Education requirements deter many would-be 'Dreamers,' activists say
    Naira Zapata might seem a typical candidate for the Obama administration's deferred deportation program. Her family smuggled her across the U.S.-Mexican border when she was 12. But Zapata, now 20, dropped out of high school three years ago after...
  • 'Civility' a divisive issue in U. of I. faculty decisions

    'Civility' a divisive issue in U. of I. faculty decisions
    In defending its decision to rescind a job offer to Steven Salaita, a professor who posted controversial tweets about Israel, University of Illinois trustees said they would not tolerate demeaning speech. The university's position — particularly...
  • Pro-Ukraine fighters escape encirclement, others still trapped: Kiev, militia

    KIEV (Reuters) - A group of pro-Ukrainian fighters broke out of encirclement by Russian-backed separatists near the eastern city of Donetsk early on Saturday, Ukraine's interior minister said, but other reports suggested many were still trapped. Fighting...
  • Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life in prison

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life in prison on Saturday for inciting violence during protests last year, judicial sources said. Badie had already...
  • Few Nicaraguans among Central America's exodus to U.S.

    Nicaragua has many of the same problems as much of Central America. Extreme poverty. Joblessness. Violence, especially against women and children. Government repression. And yet, in the latest exodus of Central American minors and others toward the U.S....
  • Ten Ukrainian soldiers killed in eastern conflict in past 24 hours

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ten Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 30 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, Kiev's security and defense council said on Friday. Fighting between government forces and rebels...
  • Jonah Goldberg: If 'evil' doesn't apply to the Islamic State, what does?

    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaida and other terrorists. Other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil Dewar's,"...
  • On Labor Day, what about labor's fair share?

    For Labor Day, let's talk bluntly about labor's fair share of the profits and of the productivity of the economy. The hard truth is that labor, meaning the wide middle class, is not receiving its fair share. There is no clear-cut reversal of the middle...
  • Putin hopeful Russia won't lose right to host 2018 World Cup

    LAKE SELIGER Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he hoped Russia would not lose the right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup following Western calls to stop the country staging the tournament. Asked whether there was any risk that...
  • Bill to reform California's near-solitary prison units dies

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A bill aimed at easing some conditions for inmates in near-solitary confinement in California prisons has died in the state legislature amid concerns that Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, who has held a tough line on prison...