September 22, 2014

What Is And Is Not Child Abuse

By: Leonard Pitts Jr.
What Is And Is Not Child Abuse
September 22, 2014

The Mystifying Election

By: E. J. Dionne
The Mystifying Election
September 22, 2014

Democrats Need Surge Of Women To Hold Senate

By: Albert R. Hunt
Democrats Need Surge Of Women To Hold Senate
Whom Do You Call In A Health Emergency?

Whom Do You Call In A Health Emergency?

If you’ve got a health emergency who should medical or other health-care personnel notify?  Sound si ...

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NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Enters Mars Orbit

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Enters Mars Orbit

Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft was successfully launched and began orbiting Mars ...

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Sierra Leone’s Three-Day Ebola Shutdown Ends

Sierra Leone’s Three-Day Ebola Shutdown Ends

Health Minister Abubakarr Fofanah deems the 72-hour nationwide lock down in Sierra Leone a success. ...

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Islamic State’s Soft Weapon Of Choice: Social Media

Islamic State’s Soft Weapon Of Choice: Social Media

The Islamic State is making frighteningly effective use of social media. ...

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L.A., Houston, Philadelphia Mayors Vow More Action On Climate Change

L.A., Houston, Philadelphia Mayors Vow More Action On Climate Change

Los Angeles, Houston, and Philadelphia Mayors have pledged to start an initiative to cut carbon emis ...

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Break In Weather Aids Fight Against Massive King Fire

Break In Weather Aids Fight Against Massive King Fire

Learn more about the good news in California. ...

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International Summit Just A First Step On Climate Change

International Summit Just A First Step On Climate Change

Find out what comes next after the record-setting rally. ...

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Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Flood Turkey After Fleeing Islamic State

Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Flood Turkey After Fleeing Islamic State

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times The number of Syrians fleeing from Islamist militants and ...

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Senator Kay Hagan: High-Energy, Low-Key, And In The Political Spotlight

Senator Kay Hagan: High-Energy, Low-Key, And In The Political Spotlight

Meet one of the most quietly effective -- and undeniably embattled -- members of the Senate. ...

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Thousands Rally Worldwide Over Climate Change

Thousands Rally Worldwide Over Climate Change

Is this a turning point in the fight against climate change? ...

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March In New York Focuses On Climate Change

March In New York Focuses On Climate Change

Is this a turning point in the fight against climate change? ...

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A Rocky Start For Pot Stores In Washington State

A Rocky Start For Pot Stores In Washington State

Why isn't legal weed taking off in the Evergreen State? ...

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In The U.S., Gun Violence Kills Blacks At Twice The Rate Of Whites

In The U.S., Gun Violence Kills Blacks At Twice The Rate Of Whites

This new data will shock you. ...

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Texas Judge Denies Request To End Same-Sex Marriage

Texas Judge Denies Request To End Same-Sex Marriage

This is the ultimate case of an ugly divorce. ...

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FDA Plans To Revise Landmark Food Safety Law

FDA Plans To Revise Landmark Food Safety Law

Find out what this will mean for the food on your table. ...

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Alibaba Surges In Wall Street Debut

Alibaba Surges In Wall Street Debut

Is this the new WalMart? ...

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NFL Will Put ‘House In Order,’ Commissioner Says

NFL Will Put ‘House In Order,’ Commissioner Says

Is this too little, too late? ...

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Former Connecticut Governor Rowland Guilty Of Violating Federal Campaign Laws

Former Connecticut Governor Rowland Guilty Of Violating Federal Campaign Laws

Another one-time rising GOP star comes crashing down. ...

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Republican Campaign Chairman Aspires To Historic Majority In Midterms

Republican Campaign Chairman Aspires To Historic Majority In Midterms

By Emily Cahn, CQ Roll Call WASHINGTON -- National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg ...

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White House Starts New Public Awareness Drive To Prevent Sexual Attacks On Campus

White House Starts New Public Awareness Drive To Prevent Sexual Attacks On Campus

Find out how the White House is getting serious about stopping assault. ...

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Wine Country: Arizona and Virginia

Wine Country: Arizona and Virginia

Discover great wines right here in the U.S. ...

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Massive King Fire Sets Off Even Louder Alarms In California

Massive King Fire Sets Off Even Louder Alarms In California

Why this drought-fueled fire is so much more dangerous than its predecessors. ...

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When Cancer Simply Vanishes, Could It Be A Key To A Cure?

When Cancer Simply Vanishes, Could It Be A Key To A Cure?

Could scientists be closer to a breakthrough than we think? ...

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Obama Open To More Conversations With Iran’s Rouhani, Official Says

Obama Open To More Conversations With Iran’s Rouhani, Official Says

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama would be open to a rep ...

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HHS Says 700,000 Have Lost Insurance Coverage Since May

HHS Says 700,000 Have Lost Insurance Coverage Since May

Find out what this means for Obamacare's future. ...

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What Is And Is Not Child Abuse

What Is And Is Not Child Abuse

My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every ...

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The Mystifying Election

The Mystifying Election

What, if anything, are these midterms really about? ...

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Democrats Need Surge Of Women To Hold Senate

Democrats Need Surge Of Women To Hold Senate

The Democratic path to success is clear -- but getting there is easier said than ...

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Obamacare Is Not The Disaster It Was Predicted To Be

Obamacare Is Not The Disaster It Was Predicted To Be

Even in Alabama, conservatives are giving up the fight against the ACA. ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Deeply Divided: Racial Politics And Social Movements In Postwar America’

Weekend Reader: ‘Deeply Divided: Racial Politics And Social Movements In Postwar America’

After years of dysfunction, the state of American politics is clear: Washington, ...

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Midterm Roundup: How Big Could The GOP Win?

Midterm Roundup: How Big Could The GOP Win?

Here are some interesting stories on the midterm campaigns that you may have mis ...

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Southern Republicans Bring More Polarization

Southern Republicans Bring More Polarization

Think Congress is bad now? It may be getting a lot worse. ...

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The Nuclear Arsenal We Don’t Need

The Nuclear Arsenal We Don’t Need

Why are we spending trillions to re-arm for a war we'll never fight? ...

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This Week In Crazy: Obama Is Brainwashing You With Psy-Ops, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Obama Is Brainwashing You With Psy-Ops, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

President Obama brainwashes America, and the rest of the worst of the right. ...

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Too Big To Punish

Too Big To Punish

Why won't the Obama administration stand up to white collar crime? ...

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Book Review: ‘Against Football’

Book Review: ‘Against Football’

Find out why it's time to say goodbye to the NFL. ...

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Midterm Roundup: Is North Carolina Going Blue?

Midterm Roundup: Is North Carolina Going Blue?

Get all the latest news from the campaign trail. ...

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GOP Congressional Candidate: Medicaid Expansion Is ‘Working’

GOP Congressional Candidate: Medicaid Expansion Is ‘Working’

David Young acknowledged the benefits of Medicaid expansion in a debate last wee ...

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The Envelope, Please — And A Living Wage, Too

The Envelope, Please — And A Living Wage, Too

If you really want to help workers, let them organize. ...

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The Politics Gap Between The Rich And The Rest

The Politics Gap Between The Rich And The Rest

The super rich really are different from most Americans, and not just because th ...

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A Rough Month In America For Women

A Rough Month In America For Women

From Maureen McDonnell to Janay Rice, things haven't been going well. ...

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Midterm Roundup: Another Plagiarism Scandal

Midterm Roundup: Another Plagiarism Scandal

Get the latest news on the key midterm races. ...

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More Data Rebut GOP Attacks On Minimum Wage

More Data Rebut GOP Attacks On Minimum Wage

The Labor of Department released data to dispute the idea that increases in mini ...

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Short On Supporters, Fracking Group Turns To The Homeless

Short On Supporters, Fracking Group Turns To The Homeless

Some of the so-called fracking supporters didn't even seem to know what fracking ...

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For The Love Of Scotland

For The Love Of Scotland

The referendum on independence will be decided by voters whose hearts say yes bu ...

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ISIS Forces Obama Toward Foreign-Policy Fantasies

ISIS Forces Obama Toward Foreign-Policy Fantasies

Maybe next time, they’ll award the Nobel Peace Prize at the end of a politician’ ...

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America’s Natural Politics

America’s Natural Politics

My father, W.F. "High" Hightower, was a populist. Only he didn't know it. Didn't ...

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No Defense For What Ray Rice Did

No Defense For What Ray Rice Did

"I think they're going too far with Ray Rice." So said a civil servant I know on ...

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Midterm Roundup: Bad News For Kansas Republicans

Midterm Roundup: Bad News For Kansas Republicans

Here are some interesting stories on the midterm campaigns that you may have mis ...

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New Study Reveals Depths Of Fox’s Benghazi Obsession

New Study Reveals Depths Of Fox’s Benghazi Obsession

It's hardly a secret that Fox News is fixated on the 2012 terrorist attacks in B ...

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Scott Walker Wants To Revisit Drug Tests For Welfare

Scott Walker Wants To Revisit Drug Tests For Welfare

Governor Scott Walker is the latest Republican to suggest mandatory drug testing ...

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Report: Climate Change Action Is Good For The Economy

Report: Climate Change Action Is Good For The Economy

Another study has found that mitigating climate change not only helps the enviro ...

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American Amnesia: Why The GOP Leads On National Security

American Amnesia: Why The GOP Leads On National Security

If the latest polls are accurate, most voters believe that Republican politician ...

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Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Let's go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Se ...

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