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  • On US trade mission, London mayor touts success of his city's life sciences sector

    London Mayor Boris Johnson, launching a six-day swing through the East Coast, on Monday took on the role of traveling salesman, encouraging a packed room of some of the nation's top college students and entrepreneurs to consider launching their careers as...
  • Some U.S. House Democrats seek postponement of Netanyahu speech

    WASHINGTON Some U.S. House Democrats are circulating a petition asking Speaker John Boehner to postpone a planned March 3 speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint meeting of Congress. "As members of Congress who support Israel, we...
  • How to fix what ails Congress: bring back earmarks

    There are lots of complex proposals floating around for how to end partisan gridlock in Congress. But here's a simple start: Bring back earmarked spending. Earmarks — those legislative provisions that direct funding to specific projects —...
  • New US security strategy touting unity with Europe is tested instantly

    BERLIN Even as President Barack Obama released his administration's new National Security Strategy on Friday, noting the threat of "Russian aggression" and the need to work with European allies, two of the United States' most important partners were in...
  • Hartford 2nd Richest City In America?

    Hartford 2<sup>n</sup><sup>d</sup> Richest City In America?
    Greater Hartford is the second-richest urban area in the country, after the Silicon Valley, and is fourth-richest in the world, according to the latest Metro Monitor study from the Brookings Institution. Wait, what? Hartford is richer than Fairfield...
  • Oil layoffs abound, but we're pumping the most in decades

    WASHINGTON American oil production is still booming in Texas and other energy-rich states despite the oil price crash and resulting mass layoffs and shuttered drilling rigs, raising the question of what it's going to take to stop the fracking revolution....
  • California has big gaps in distribution of high-skill industries

    California has big gaps in distribution of high-skill industries
    California has one of the nation's largest concentrations of "advanced industry" workers, but a new study points out that the state still faces big challenges in Stockton, Fresno, the Inland Empire and elsewhere. The study from the Brookings Institution...
  • Yemen rebels seize presidential sites but deny coup

    A second consecutive day of violence in Yemen's capital raised fear of deepening instability in a nation regarded as pivotal to Washington’s counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East. Assaults by Houthi rebels on Tuesday had sparked speculation...
  • War and perpetual adolescence

    The urgency I feel isn't any longer to stop a particular war but to interrupt endless war: to interrupt the narrowly focused geopolitical conversation, conveyed to us over and over by media stenographers, in which lethal intervention -- wherever -- is...
  • Want to arm Kiev? Better have a Plan B

    Want to arm Kiev? Better have a Plan B
    To say that the truce in eastern Ukraine, where Russia-backed breakaway "republics" are battling the pro-Western Kiev government, isn't holding is like saying the Titanic sprung a leak. The cease-fire signed in September is a dead letter. There's a full-...
  • Ukraine truce sought as use of cluster bombs reported

    KIEV, Ukraine The fighting parties in Ukraine should cease fire for three days to allow the evacuation of civilians from a crossroad town, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said as it also reported that two people were killed in a...