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  • 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...

  • Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after gear fails

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines says a flight heading to India made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur after it was forced to turn back when its right landing gear malfunctioned. The airline said on its Facebook page that Flight 192 to Bangalore, India, carrying 166 people,...

  • 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...

  • 'Capt. America' tops box office for third week

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" added another $26 million to its coffers, according to studio...

  • Kuwait court shuts 2 newspapers over coup articles

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A Kuwaiti court has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government, the official state news agency reported Sunday. KUNA carried a statement...

  • 8 dead in northern Mexico plane crash

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A private plane has crashed in a northern Mexico city, killing all eight people on board. Civil Protection official Francisco Contreras says the Hawker 800 luxury jet slammed into the roof of a warehouse as it approached the airport in foggy conditions in the city of...

  • Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his family to the front of the church. Obama, wife Michelle and their daughters sat in the second row at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, nearly two miles...

  • Port Authority of NY and NJ taking look at reforms

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Reform is the buzzword these days at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. What that means depends on whom you talk to. The agency has been on the hot seat since the disclosure of details about last fall's lane closings at the George Washington Bridge. Two Port...

  • Company seeks to strike state cap on jury awards

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Butte-based office supply company is asking the Montana Supreme Court to uphold a lower judge's ruling that the state's cap on punitive damage awards is unconstitutional. The constitutional challenge filed by Masters Group International Inc. comes after a Butte-Silver...

  • Pascagoula LNG terminal working on export permits

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Pascagoula shipping terminal opened in 2011 to import liquefied natural gas now is working to become an export terminal. The nationwide shale boom has greatly imports since the $1.1 billion Gulf LNG terminal opened near the Bayou Casotte Ship Channel. Gulf LNG got...

  • Sharp Elbows in Republican primaries

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There's been no free path to potential victory for Barbara Comstock as she tries to win the Republican primary contest next Saturday for the 10th Congressional District in northern Virginia. The front runner has the blessing of most Republican elders and has already...



From the Weekly Standard

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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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