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  • As Iran nuclear talks near deadline, surprise deal is still possible

    Ending the dispute over Iran's nuclear program could ease the hostile relationship between Tehran and the West, resolve one of the world's most urgent security threats and provide a diplomatic triumph for President Obama. But as negotiators from Iran...
  • Obama's immigration goal: enrage Republicans

    Maybe President Obama is just trolling? For those who don't know, in Internet parlance, trolling is an effort to elicit outrage from a specific group or the public generally. As the always useful -- but not always G-rated, or spell-checked -- Urban...
  • King Obama's edict is a mess

    King Obama's edict is a mess
    Maybe President Barack Obama is just trolling? For those who don't know, in Internet parlance, trolling is an effort to elicit outrage from a specific group or the public generally. As the always useful — but not always G-rated, or spell-checked...
  • Michelle Obama pledges stepped-up effort to educate girls overseas

    First lady Michelle Obama pledged on Friday to help in the drive to expand girls' access to education in countries where they struggle with poverty, violence, forced marriage and socioeconomic constraints. "I'm committed to this issue — I'm in,"...
  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. "There was no relationship between them...
  • Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare

    Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare
    Rashi Fein, a Harvard economist considered one of the fathers of Medicare, who threw his intellectual and moral weight behind full, affordable healthcare for nearly seven decades, stretching from the Truman administration to the Obama presidency, died...
  • Free trade needs a champion

    Free trade needs a champion
    The European Union just wrapped up a free trade deal with Canada that is widely seen as the road map for a larger deal between the EU and U.S. Now is the time for a clarion call on trade. President Barack Obama? Hello? After setting trade talks in...
  • Israel, Palestine and the almost deal

    Israel, Palestine and the almost deal
    Gaza remains in rubble, and so does the Israel-Palestinian peace process. The latest talks collapsed in April, though it feels longer ago given the summer of violence that came afterward. Of all the world's flash points to consider, why even look at...
  • Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap

    Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap
    The Orlando area has a large “education gap” for tech and science skills, according to data unveiled by Microsoft and the Brookings Institution Tuesday. Microsoft sponsored the event through its YouthSpark program, which provides resources...
  • Chicago looks to Israel for tech startup lessons

    Chicago looks to Israel for tech startup lessons
    The rooftop deck atop Nir Zohar's Israeli startup firm provides a bird's-eye view of this metro area's evolution into a high-tech powerhouse. His website set-up company, Wix, is tucked into a once-derelict port district, now the seaside home to a bevy...
  • Portland embraces 'green' image to boost exports

    Portland embraces 'green' image to boost exports
    In a glass tower topped with solar panels, wind turbines and rooftop gardens, a team of architects and planners who helped turn a once-moribund industrial tract into a trendy neighborhood in this river port town is crafting ways to bring street life and...