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  • U.S. Senate bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance

    U.S. Senate bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Patrick Leahy introduced legislation on Tuesday to ban the U.S. government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and Internet data and narrow how much information it can seek in any particular search. The bill,...
  • Obama, Europe's leaders hit Russia with stiff sanctions

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday slapped their toughest sanctions yet on Russia's energy, arms and finance sectors to protests Russian involvement in Ukraine. But the measures stopped short of steps that might inflict...
  • Obama administration kicks off bid to renew Africa trade program

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday pushed for Congress to renew a 14-year-old trade program giving African countries duty-free access to U.S. markets, warning that allowing the program to expire would disrupt trade flows between...
  • Senators urge Obama to deliver consistent message on marijuana

    WASHINGTON After nearly two years of sending conflicting signals on the legalization of marijuana, the Obama administration finds itself under increased pressure from all sides to deliver a consistent message on where it stands. Democratic senators...
  • Michelle Obama says the 'blood of Africa' runs through her veins

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family's African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the "blood of Africa" runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of...
  • President Hillary Clinton [Commentary]

    President Hillary Clinton [Commentary]
    Hillary Rodham Clinton — imagine if she runs and wins! In America, moms and dads of daughters will throw their arms around their girls' shoulders and say, "OK honey, now that the highest and seemingly most impervious glass ceiling is gone, in...
  • Are tax dollars paying for anti-alcohol advocacy? [Commentary]

    Are tax dollars paying for anti-alcohol advocacy? [Commentary]
    This month, Maryland banned high-proof liquors like Everclear and other inexpensive tipples. Self-proclaimed public health activists claimed such "high octane" liquors increased the likelihood of binge-drinking and sexual assaults on college campuses....
  • Campus Sex Assault Reform Legislation Offered by Blumenthal, Others

    A bipartisan group of eight senators introduced legislation Wednesday that U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, one of the bill's Democratic proponents, likened to a bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. "The broad principles of...
  • Olmsted's Parks Display Genius Of His Design

    Few of us can follow the trail of a genius. But if that genius is Frederick Law Olmsted, father of American landscape architecture and co-designer of New York's Central Park, the possibility is literally true and near at hand. Born in Hartford in 1822, he...
  • North Central, Benedictine ranked on Forbes list

    North Central College and Benedictine University both made Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges again this year. North Central College, a private liberal arts school in Naperville, ranked 490 overall, 333 among private colleges and 117 in the...
  • Lesbian wants marriage recognized � so she can get a divorce

    MIAMI It's a Catch-22 for a lesbian who wants to get married to her new partner. Heather Brassner's spouse cheated on her four years ago and then disappeared, she said. Now, Brassner is legally stuck in a 2002 Vermont civil union because Florida is...