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  • The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them

    The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them
    In case you are still skeptical that many of the non-poor — and, in fact, a lot of the rich — receive benefits from government too (for which we don't make them pee in a cup or promise not to buy luxuries), we've rounded up some more...
  • Report: Indiana has more jobs, but poverty rate increases

    A decline in good-paying manufacturing jobs in Indiana and growth of lower-wage service jobs has led to a 29 percent increase in people living in poverty in the state since the year before the Great Recession and a widening in the income gap between...
  • Florida sentencing laws cut blacks' success chances

    Florida sentencing laws cut blacks' success chances
    The tributes to those who braved the nightsticks of Alabama state troopers 50 years ago to march for voting rights were inspiring. The state of Black America a half-century later is depressing. In a recent report titled "Five Bleak Facts on Black...
  • Border agents' use of firearms declines after new guidelines adopted

    Border agents' use of firearms declines after new guidelines adopted
    Border Patrol agents have used firearms and other weapons less frequently in recent months on the often-violent Southwest border after implementation of guidelines aimed at curbing abuses, officials said Wednesday. R. Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of U....
  • Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas

    Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas
    The White House expected to bask in good wishes at the two-day Summit of the Americas for its historic opening to Cuba, but President Obama will face a problem: Venezuela. Angered by a White House order that identified his country as a threat to U.S....
  • Obama is waging an all-out campaign for Iran deal

    WASHINGTON Even as Iran's supreme leader suggested another hurdle to a nuclear deal Thursday, President Barack Obama and his administration waged an aggressive coordinated campaign to stop Congress from interfering. Making his first public comments on...
  • Will Castro, Obama do more than have a handshake?

    Will Castro, Obama do more than have a handshake?
    The seventh Summit of the Americas starts tomorrow. So far there are few public indications of what to expect. President Barack Obama, however, has invested so heavily in having a positive meeting with Cuba's Raul Castro that it is unlikely for him...
  • FCC's net neutrality rules open door to new fee on Internet service

    FCC's net neutrality rules open door to new fee on Internet service
    Recently adopted net neutrality regulations soon could make your monthly Internet bill more complicated — and potentially more expensive. Every month, consumers pay a small fee on their phone bills for a federal program that uses the money —...
  • Stronger US economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties

    In Mexico City, an auto parts company expects to ride a resurgent U.S. auto industry to $1 billion in annual revenue by 2016. In Bogota, Colombia, a company that makes plastic water valves is hoping an expansion into the United States will super-charge...
  • Obama looks to Cuba shift to win back Latin America at summit

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama left the 2012 Summit of the Americas in Colombia an isolated world leader, berated by his Latin American counterparts over U.S. policies toward Cuba. This time will be different. As Obama prepares to return to the summit...
  • Venezuela has its own agenda for hemispheric summit

    BOGOTA, Colombia The Summit of the Americas, which begins Friday, was supposed to mark the United State's return to the fold. During the last few meetings of the hemisphere's leaders, Washington had been sidelined over its stance on the Falklands, the war...