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  • Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release....

  • Israeli PM: Palestinians step back from peace

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) says a decision by Palestinian authorities to create a coalition government with Hamas is a big step backward for peace. Netanyahu says he will never negotiate a peace treaty with a government backed by a terrorist...

  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves. Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rand Paul of Kentucky stand on either side of the...

  • GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American citizens" by considering administrative changes to the...

  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says. On...

  • Singer Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case. Brown will remain in custody for the near future after a Los Angeles judge denied a...

  • Conservative group drops image of Obama from ad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents whose children were killed in a Colorado theater shooting on Wednesday demanded a conservative group stop running ads featuring an image of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall visiting a hospital where other victims were recovering. Americans for Prosperity, a conservative...

  • Judge dismisses case against Blackwater defendant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed criminal charges against a former Blackwater security guard whose actions allegedly triggered the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens at a traffic circle in Baghdad nearly seven years ago. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth dismissed...

  • Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier. NASA scientist Kelly Brunt said it is more a wonder than a worry and is not a threat to shipping or sea level rise. Brunt said the iceberg, named B-31, is...

  • AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

    WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun. Over the next three years, the CDC formally named the condition and announced...

  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Intelligence officials...

  • Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease. "Today we advance a very basic principle: you shouldn't have to sacrifice your life for your livelihood," Labor Secretary...

  • Court won't overturn death sentence for Ky. man

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to overturn the death sentence of a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky. The justices ruled 6-3 that Robert Keith Woodall was not entitled to a new sentencing hearing despite his claim...

  • Pujols 1st to hit HRs No. 499, 500 in same game

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499. She had planned to be there in person once he got within one of the milestone. He didn't give her the chance. Pujols became the first...

  • US clears Egypt for some military assistance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance. Secretary of State John Kerry informed Egypt's foreign minister, Nabil Fahmy, of...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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