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  • Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming presidential elections he appears poised to contest. President Bashar Assad's visit to...

  • Political competition, not racism, changes voter alignments

    Have the Republicans become the white man's party? Are the depth and bitterness of Republicans' opposition to Barack Obama and his administration the product of racism? Those are questions you hear in the clash of political argument, and you will hear plenty of answers in the affirmative if...

  • AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

    From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event — the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. In Rome, Pope Francis made an Easter plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria and for...

  • A look at the dual justice system in the West Bank

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian minors accused of crimes in the West Bank are subject to two different sets of laws. Israeli settlers are prosecuted under Israeli civilian law, while Palestinians are thrust into the military justice system. Critics complain that the conviction rate in...

  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday. But five other deaths from injuries reported by a hospital official could raise the toll to 16 in the...

  • Effort underway to revitalize 'Arkansas Grown'

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two months after Arkansas agricultural officials gathered at the Governor's Mansion to announce efforts to revitalize the "Arkansas Grown" program, nearly 150 farmers and buyers have added their names to a list of willing project participants. Arkansas Department of...

  • 8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident

    HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire. Det. Supt. Petri Kangas said three people survived the accident Sunday after they parachuted from the aircraft above Jamijarvi airfield, about 70 kilometers...

  • Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens says he thinks it's appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire. "I think certainly it's natural and an appropriate thing to think about your successor," the retired justice told ABC's...

  • Glenn Greenwald: Peter King condemnation 'an enormous badge of honor'

    Glenn Greenwald told CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday that he considers being condemned by Republican Congressman Peter King a "badge of honor". King tweeted on Monday that "Awarding the Pulitzer to Snowden enablers is a disgrace," a reference to the Pulitzer Prize for public service...

  • David Axelrod: 'Angry' Obamacare opponents are 'more mobilized' for the 2014 elections

    "Angry" Obamacare opponents are "more mobilized" for the 2014 midterm elections than the health care law's beneficiaries, according to a longtime adviser to President Obama. David Axelrod, an Obama veteran who is now advising Britain's Labour Party, told the New York Times that Obamacare...

  • Planned Michelle Obama graduation speech sparks petition for school to reconsider

    TOPEKA, Kan. — If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.

  • Examiner Editorial: Governments resolved to stop global warming even if it doesn't exist

    Remember Aesop’s fable about the little shepherd boy who twice cried “wolf!” when there was none? The villagers who came running to help save their sheep warned him afterwards not to cry out when there really wasn’t a wolf. Sadly, the sheep were all lost because, when there really was a...

  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. Well over 150,000...

  • Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    TORONTO (AP) — Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and...

  • Sen. Bob Corker: U.S. inaction says to Russia, 'Don't embarrass us'

    As President Obama's administration prepares a new slew of sanctions on Russia in response to the country's annexation of the Crimea region in Ukraine, there remains an ongoing debate among congressional lawmakers regarding whether America has acted with sufficient strength. Sen. Bob Corker,...



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