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Berkeley paradox: Birthplace of free speech now offended by it
What started as a debate over conservative pundit Ann Coulter's scheduled talk at the University of California, Berkeley, has become a nationwide showdown ... >
Attack on Afghan base a reminder: Taliban pose the greater threat
Disguised perfectly as Afghan soldiers, the 10 attackers launched the Taliban’s spring offensive in spectacular fashion, rolling undetected into one of t... >
Hear this, oh those who listen
In a recent skit on “Saturday Night Live,” two actors in a mock TV ad invite Americans to live in a new planned city called The Bubble. A video of thi... >
To fight domestic violence among Syrian refugees, an outreach to men
Aaref fled to Lebanon from Syria five years ago to escape the war raging in his homeland. Life as a refugee in Lebanon is grueling. The stress soon led t... >
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A middle way forward for a divided France? Macron voters hope so.
France has a well-earned reputation for being quick to protest over everything from labor laws to Uber to increasing the age of retirement. The pair are convinced that Mr. Macron, who will face Marine Le Pen in France’s May 7 presidential runoff, and h... >
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What's left out of Trump tax plan? The 'D' word
Mr. Trump’s election campaign included both pitches for tax cuts and pledges to tame federal debt. It’s not yet a detailed plan, but Treasury Secretar... >
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Hezbollah's defiant signal to Israel, Lebanon, and the UN
The stated objective of the Hezbollah-coordinated press tour of southern Lebanon was to see new Israeli defensive installations on the border – indicatio... >
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Edible insects give Mexicans a taste of history – and maybe the future
There are crispy brown grasshoppers cooked into that bread. Eating bugs “is confused with being something exotic,” not just by foreigners, but by many... >
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Republicans control all of Washington. Why aren't they winning more?
Republicans have a majority in both the House and Senate, and there’s a Republican in the White House. Like many US chief executives before him, Preside... >
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Trump’s possible logic on North Korea
As North Korea moves to own more nuclear weapons and missiles, will Japan and South Korea seek nuclear weapons rather than rely on the United States – as... >
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Witnesses to execution test a 'somber civic duty'
Dale Baich has watched 13 people die in the Arizona death chamber. One in particular has stayed with him: convicted murderer Joe Woods, who took nearly tw... >