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  • After prison stint, former Providence, R.I., mayor eyes comeback

    PROVIDENCE R.I. (Reuters) - The man who ran Providence, Rhode Island, for 22 of the past 50 years is convinced that his hometown needs him again and isn't going to let a little thing like the five years he spent in prison on a racketeering conviction...
  • Obama's actions speak louder than words, some civil rights leaders say

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's reluctance to delve intensely into the issue of race is drawing criticism from some African-Americans, who say he needs to contribute to the dialogue on race in America, especially as violence continues to roil...
  • Obama's standing among voters is hurting Democrats, poll finds

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is dragging down his party and hurting the prospects of fellow Democrats as they head into midterm elections that will determine who controls Congress, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. Obama is beset by problems...
  • Second D.C.-area man stricken with flesh-eating bacteria: media

    (Reuters) - (In this July 31st story, corrects paragraph 9 to show there were eight vibrio vulnificus cases and 27 involving all vibrio species) A flesh-eating bacterial disease has infected another Washington, D.C.-area man, local media reported on...
  • Dream of an auto museum in Detroit picking up speed

    As car lovers from across the country and around the world recently gathered for the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, one could feel the dream of a world-class auto museum gaining traction. A collection of private and public groups have begun working to...
  • Obama's destructive immigration policy

    Is it possible to have a debate on border security and immigration reform that doesn't descend into an unproductive shouting match? Yes. I've been involved in many such debates all across the country, and none of them proved contentious. In each case the...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Closing the opportunity gap with school choice

    The events that have recently overtaken Ferguson, Mo., have exposed much more than just the vestiges of racial distrust and strained law enforcement-citizen relationships. They remind us how the poverty of opportunity in too many American communities...
  • Franchisee rights bill passes state Senate, heads to governor's desk

    Franchisee rights bill passes state Senate, heads to governor's desk
    SACRAMENTO — Legislation to give small franchise owners protections against fast-food giants, convenience store chains and other corporations headed to the governor's desk Thursday after winning a difficult vote in the state Senate. The bill, SB...
  • Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. military to become Iraq's air force. But he may have little choice. Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the United States withdrew in 2011. Washington...
  • Iraq conundrum: When is a combat boot a 'boot on the ground'?

    WASHINGTON The U.S. decision to send Marines and special operators into northern Iraq to assess whether to evacuate members of a trapped minority sect from a mountain and away from the Islamic State marked an Obama administration abandonment of a pledge...
  • Islamic State posts video of beheading, warns Obama to halt strikes

    WASHINGTON The Islamic State on Wednesday posted a video purportedly showing the beheading of an American photographer and threatened to execute a second American captive if President Barack Obama didn't halt U.S. airstrikes against its fighters in...