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  • In the Middle East, a new alignment being born?

    The president has simply failed to respond to an outburst of violence around the world.

  • Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born just weeks ago in prison. The Vatican characterized the visit with Meriam Ibrahim, 27, her husband...

  • Planes with Malaysia Airlines bodies leave Ukraine

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian...

  • Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside. Pools of blood soiled the school courtyard, amid...

  • Why there can never be 'peace in the Middle East'

    Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest to think the power of his personal diplomacy can bring "peace to the Middle East." But, once again, when one side publicly calls for the destruction of the other, what is there to discuss?

  • US new-home sales plummet in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy. New home sales fell 8.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The report also revised down the...

  • United Airlines posts 2Q profit, reversing 1Q loss

    CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is making money after a slow start to the year. The airline's net income in the second quarter hit $789 million, topping Wall Street expectations and marking a turnaround from the first quarter when United was the only major U.S. carrier to report a loss. The...

  • Immigrant kids and the fear of disease

    The insistence on stigmatizing migrating foreigners because they are not exempt from normal health troubles is an old disorder. But it's entirely homegrown.

  • US new-home sales tumble 8.1 percent in June to annual rate of 406,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US new-home sales tumble 8.1 percent in June to annual rate of 406,000.

  • France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over Mali

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. Air navigation...

  • Europe lifts recommendation not to fly to Tel Aviv

    BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport. The agency said Thursday it is now recommending that national authorities base decisions on flying to Israel's main airport "on thorough risk assessments, in...

  • US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That's the lowest reading since February 2006,...

  • Applications for US jobless benefits dip to 284,000; lowest level since February 2006

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US jobless benefits dip to 284,000; lowest level since February 2006.

  • American Airlines boosts profit on higher revenue

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Profit and revenue are up at American Airlines, and the company will share some of the gains with shareholders. American Airlines Group Inc. said Thursday that it earned $864 million in the second quarter, up from the $507 million that American and US Airways earned...

  • 3M 2Q profit rises 6 percent

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 3M's second-quarter profit jumped 6 percent as sales surged across all its businesses. The maker of Post-it notes, industrial coatings and ceramics posted net income of $1.27 billion, or $1.91 per share, in the quarter ending June 30, compared with $1.2 billion, or...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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