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  • Javier Bardem, Jon Voight and the celebrity punditocracy

    If you prefer your global-news disasters through a Hollywood lens, there seem to be plenty of options these days. Instead of a proper debate about Gaza, there is currently a proxy one between the likes of Javier Bardem and Jon Voight. If you want the...
  • New Rauner ads hit Quinn on property taxes

    New Rauner ads hit Quinn on property taxes
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner unveiled two new attack ads against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, focusing the message on beleaguered property taxpayers. The Rauner spots come after Quinn began airing one-minute commercials — a rarity in...
  • U.S. marijuana industry group launches first food safety course

    U.S. marijuana industry group launches first food safety course
    A national marijuana industry group launched the first food safety basics course in Colorado on Wednesday for producers and retailers of pot-infused edibles, and another for so-called budtenders who work in the state's legal weed stores. Colorado and...
  • U.S. aims to keep Iran atomic talks separate from Islamic State conflict

    U.S. officials hope to prevent two diplomatic challenges with Iran from colliding next week: the Iranian nuclear program and the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group. Their basic dilemma is how to keep Iran from hardening its stance in the...
  • El Estado Islámico: un califato del terror

    El Estado Islámico: un califato del terror
    WASHINGTON —La milicia yihadista del Estado Islámico (EI) quiere contratar ingenieros, gestores, jueces, médicos y traductores para poner las bases de su califato gobernado mediante el terror, pero también a través de una relativamente sofisticada...
  • Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides

    Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides
    The poorest Americans, particularly those who are Latino, finally are showing signs of joining in the economic recovery as the nation's poverty rate dropped significantly last year for the first time since 2006. The improving labor market drove the...
  • Microsoft education event will tackle technology skills gap

    Microsoft education event will tackle technology skills gap
    Microsoft’s YouthSpark program is hosting an event Tuesday morning where Orlando area civic leaders will gather to take a look at tech, science and math teaching in local schools – and how that matches up with the local job market. The...
  • UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10

    UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10
    UCLA edged out USC in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of university rankings, and another local campus, Caltech, once again cracked the top 10 in the widely anticipated survey. In the list released Tuesday, UCLA placed 23rd, tied with the...
  • Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments

    Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments
    A warehouse built by onetime Chicago merchant Montgomery Ward & Co. is now home to the sleekly chic U.S. headquarters of an imported corporate citizen: Britain-based vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson. The company that made an everyday household appliance hot...
  • Se amplia debate sobre viajes a Cuba

    Se amplia debate sobre viajes a Cuba
    Un creciente número de cubanos de edad madura están regresando a su tierra natal, pues no quieren seguir esperando a que termine el régimen de Castro o que se levanta el embargo económico de Estados Unidos sin antes ver su tierra. Entre ellos está...
  • What should Obama do about Russia and the INF Treaty? Channel Reagan.

    The U.S. government concluded this week that Russia violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by testing a prohibited cruise missile. The question now is what to do. Withdrawal from the treaty would be a mistake. The INF Treaty required...