Spanish PM Hails ‘Rebuilt’ Economy

Madrid (AFP) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy boasted of a "rebuilt" economy Thursday as fresh ...

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Russia Starts Border Army Drill After Ukraine Attacks Rebels

Russia Starts Border Army Drill After Ukraine Attacks Rebels

Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Russia ordered new military exercises on the border of Ukraine Thursday ...

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‘Our Hearts Are Broken,’ Friend Says Of Chicago Doctor Shot In Afghanistan

‘Our Hearts Are Broken,’ Friend Says Of Chicago Doctor Shot In Afghanistan

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times For 16 years, Dr. Jerry Umanos worked as a pediatrician at a Ch ...

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Ukrainian Forces Report Killings, Ouster Of Separatist Gunmen

Ukrainian Forces Report Killings, Ouster Of Separatist Gunmen

By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian governmen ...

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Climbers Pack Up As Sherpas Say They Won’t Go Up Everest

Climbers Pack Up As Sherpas Say They Won’t Go Up Everest

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times MUMBAI, India — Scores of mountaineers were departing Mount E ...

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Potential For Heart Attack, Stroke Risk Seen With Marijuana Use

Potential For Heart Attack, Stroke Risk Seen With Marijuana Use

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system i ...

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Cliven Bundy’s ‘Better Off As Slaves’ Remark About Blacks Draws Fire

Cliven Bundy’s ‘Better Off As Slaves’ Remark About Blacks Draws Fire

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s battle against the f ...

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Israel Suspends Peace Talks With Palestinians Over Unity Deal

Israel Suspends Peace Talks With Palestinians Over Unity Deal

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Israel is suspending its involvement in peace ta ...

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Lots Of Pomp But No Trade Deal In Obama’s Visit To Japan

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau TOKYO — President Barack Obama spent his first full day ...

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Deadly Middle East Respiratory Virus Surge Continues In Saudi Arabia

Deadly Middle East Respiratory Virus Surge Continues In Saudi Arabia

By Sherif Tarek, Los Angeles Times Eleven new cases of the occasionally fatal Middle East Respirator ...

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Ex-Blue Angels Commander Ousted Amid Lewd Conduct Allegations

Ex-Blue Angels Commander Ousted Amid Lewd Conduct Allegations

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO—A former commanding officer of the famed Blue Angels aeri ...

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Scholars Discuss Tiananmen Square At Symposium Marking Massacre’s 25th Anniversary

Scholars Discuss Tiananmen Square At Symposium Marking Massacre’s 25th Anniversary

By Jeff Gammage, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — In China, Maura Cunningham says, if you’re ...

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Turkish Soldiers Inside Syria Abducted By Islamist Rebels, News Reports Say

Turkish Soldiers Inside Syria Abducted By Islamist Rebels, News Reports Say

By Roy Gutman, McClatchy Washington Bureau ISTANBUL — Turkish troops conducting a resupply mission t ...

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Obama, On Asia Trip, Warns Russia About New Sanctions Over Ukraine Crisis

Obama, On Asia Trip, Warns Russia About New Sanctions Over Ukraine Crisis

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau  TOKYO — President Barack Obama pledged new sanctions a ...

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LA County Sheriff’s Department Used Spy Plane To Watch Compton

LA County Sheriff’s Department Used Spy Plane To Watch Compton

By Angel Jennings, Richard Winton and James Rainey, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- To the 96,000 r ...

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Soccer-Playing Robot Gives Obama A Break In Japan

Soccer-Playing Robot Gives Obama A Break In Japan

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau TOKYO -- During a long day in the coded world of Japan ...

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Afghan Officer Kills Three U.S. Doctors

Afghan Officer Kills Three U.S. Doctors

By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan -- Three American doct ...

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Does The Rick Perry Grand Jury Lean Democratic?

Does The Rick Perry Grand Jury Lean Democratic?

By Tim Eaton, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas -- Democrats appear to outnumber Republicans o ...

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Obama Says Russia Not Abiding By Agreement To Defuse Ukraine Crisis

Obama Says Russia Not Abiding By Agreement To Defuse Ukraine Crisis

By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Barack ...

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California Lawsuit Pits Teacher-Protection Laws Against Right To Good Education

California Lawsuit Pits Teacher-Protection Laws Against Right To Good Education

By Brenda Iasevoli, The Hechinger Report LOS ANGELES -- On February 11 in California Superior Court ...

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School Officials Find No Evidence Florida Kindergartner Was Told Not To Pray

School Officials Find No Evidence Florida Kindergartner Was Told Not To Pray

By Lauren Roth, Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. -- School officials said Wednesday they can't find an ...

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Justin Bieber Visits Controversial Japan War Shrine

Tokyo (AFP) - Justin Bieber courted controversy once again on Wednesday, posting a picture of a Japa ...

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Hear Me Now? Gene Therapy Improves ‘Bionic Ear’ Technology

Hear Me Now? Gene Therapy Improves ‘Bionic Ear’ Technology

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times A procedure that uses a series of electric jolts to inject lab-des ...

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Turkish Leader Offers Condolences To Armenians Over Massacre

Turkish Leader Offers Condolences To Armenians Over Massacre

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolen ...

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Georgia Governor Signs Broad Gun Rights Expansion

Georgia Governor Signs Broad Gun Rights Expansion

By Greg Bluestein, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ELLIJAY, Ga. -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislat ...

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New Senate Polls Offer 3 Lessons And Some Hope For Democrats

New Senate Polls Offer 3 Lessons And Some Hope For Democrats

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Three lessons jump out from the latest roun ...

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Obama Starts Asia Tour With A Message To China

Obama Starts Asia Tour With A Message To China

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Foreign Staff TOKYO -- President Barack Obama kicked off a tour of Asia o ...

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Irony Alert: Koch Group Slams Democrat For Ties To Billionaire Donor

Irony Alert: Koch Group Slams Democrat For Ties To Billionaire Donor

In what may be the most ironic ad of the midterm election cycle, a right-wing "d ...

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The Key To 2014

The Key To 2014

CHICAGO -- The Democrats' biggest strategic challenge in maintaining control of ...

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WATCH: Rand Paul Says Jimmy Carter Was Better For Economy Than Ronald Reagan

WATCH: Rand Paul Says Jimmy Carter Was Better For Economy Than Ronald Reagan

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a likely 2016 presidential candidate, has some explain ...

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Medicaid Projections Get More Affordable, And Obamacare Politics Get Trickier For GOP

Medicaid Projections Get More Affordable, And Obamacare Politics Get Trickier For GOP

The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion is an even better deal for the stat ...

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Begich Catches A Big Break In Alaska Senate Race

Begich Catches A Big Break In Alaska Senate Race

Senator Mark Begich's (D-AK) re-election campaign may have gotten a big boost th ...

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Bundy Standoff Is A Fox News Costume Drama

Bundy Standoff Is A Fox News Costume Drama

One thing about that mangy posse of anti-government crackpots camped out at Cliv ...

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‘The Grapes Of Wrath’ Resonates 75 Years Later

‘The Grapes Of Wrath’ Resonates 75 Years Later

It was an angry book. Much of the response was angry, too. Some towns banned it, ...

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Minimum-Wage Hike Benefits The Nation, Especially Minorities

Minimum-Wage Hike Benefits The Nation, Especially Minorities

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as proposed in the Fair Minimum Wage ...

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WATCH: Republican Candidate Mocks War On Women In New Ad

WATCH: Republican Candidate Mocks War On Women In New Ad

Terri Lynn Land, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan, released ...

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Republicans Say No To CDC Gun Violence Research

Republicans Say No To CDC Gun Violence Research

by Lois Beckett, ProPublica. After the Sandy Hook school shooting, Rep. Jack Kin ...

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Poll: One In Four Americans Still Don’t Believe In Global Warming

Poll: One In Four Americans Still Don’t Believe In Global Warming

Just in time for the arrival of an El Niño that could make 2014 the hottest year ...

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U.S. Drone Strikes Came Despite Yemen’s Hopes To Limit Them

U.S. Drone Strikes Came Despite Yemen’s Hopes To Limit Them

By Adam Baron, McClatchy Foreign Staff SANAA, Yemen — A series of U.S. governmen ...

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NRA Members Need To Step Up On Ending Gun Violence

NRA Members Need To Step Up On Ending Gun Violence

Please, Mr. Bloomberg... leave the checkbook open, but step away from the podium ...

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WATCH: Is This The Worst Attack Ad Of 2014?

WATCH: Is This The Worst Attack Ad Of 2014?

The Republican Governors Association released one of the nastiest campaign ads o ...

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Republicans Still Aren’t Ready To Be The ‘iPhone Party’

Republicans Still Aren’t Ready To Be The ‘iPhone Party’

Could Republicans make the government run more like the app store on your smartp ...

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Labor Raises Pressure On Obama To Act On Immigration Reform

Labor Raises Pressure On Obama To Act On Immigration Reform

As House Republicans continue to block any progress toward comprehensive immigra ...

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Republicans Try To Ban Eric Holder From Getting Paid

Republicans Try To Ban Eric Holder From Getting Paid

Attorney General Eric Holder infuriated Republicans earlier this month, when he ...

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Hey, Fox Pundits! How Blatant Must The Anti-Obama Racism Be?

Hey, Fox Pundits! How Blatant Must The Anti-Obama Racism Be?

I have a question for George Will. If he can't answer it, maybe Brit Hume can. B ...

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De Blasio, Unbowed

De Blasio, Unbowed

NEW YORK -- To say that Mayor Bill de Blasio is unbowed after some difficult mom ...

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The Pay’s The Thing: How America’s CEOs Are Getting Rich Off Taxpayers

The Pay’s The Thing: How America’s CEOs Are Getting Rich Off Taxpayers

Income inequality will continue to rise unless we close the performance pay loop ...

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Congratulations, Chelsea! A New Conspiracy Is Born

Congratulations, Chelsea! A New Conspiracy Is Born

With the happy news that Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky expect their first c ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Bill Of The Century: The Epic Battle For The Civil Rights Act’

Weekend Reader: ‘Bill Of The Century: The Epic Battle For The Civil Rights Act’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the ...

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Current Deportation Policy Is Impolitic And Inhumane

Current Deportation Policy Is Impolitic And Inhumane

Jessica Colotl is a gainfully employed college graduate, a fresh-faced young wom ...

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Poll Roundup: Pryor Hangs Tough

Poll Roundup: Pryor Hangs Tough

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will eme ...

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For Koch Brothers, All Politics Is Local

For Koch Brothers, All Politics Is Local

The Tennessee State Senate brokered a deal this week to move forward with a hotl ...

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A Birther No More? Trump Makes Maximum Donation To Ted Cruz’s PAC

A Birther No More? Trump Makes Maximum Donation To Ted Cruz’s PAC

Donald Trump may not be sure if Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to be presid ...

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Following McCaskill Playbook, Hagan Attacks GOP Frontrunner Tillis

Following McCaskill Playbook, Hagan Attacks GOP Frontrunner Tillis

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the 2014 midt ...

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LOL Of The Week: The GOP Is Closer To A ‘Death Spiral’ Than Obamacare Ever Was

LOL Of The Week: The GOP Is Closer To A ‘Death Spiral’ Than Obamacare Ever Was

While Republicans have been plotting about what to do with control of the U.S. S ...

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Twelve Killed, Four Missing In Everest Avalanche

Twelve Killed, Four Missing In Everest Avalanche

By Pratibha Tuladar, McClatchy Tribune News Service KATMANDU, Nepal — Authoritie ...

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This Week In Crazy: Meet The Hillary Shoe Truthers, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Meet The Hillary Shoe Truthers, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildes ...

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