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East gets by Durant, Griffin to win All-Star game

AP Photo/Bob Donnan NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony made an All-Star record eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points, and the Eastern Conference overcame Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and the Western Conference for a 163-155 victory Sunday night. Durant and Griffin each...

Reporting based on NSA leaks wins Polk Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Four journalists who reported on the extent of the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden are among the winners of the 65th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and...

Sunday’s Scores

Tol. Cent. Cath. 61, Lima Sr. 47

Dionne: Raising the minimum wage is the right idea for the right

There is a magnificent public policy that achieves many of the goals conservative politicians regularly extol. These include promoting work over dependency, reducing the cost of social welfare programs, fostering economic growth and strengthening families. The policy in question...

Samuelson: Economists face hard times

These are hard times for economists. Their reputations are tarnished; their favorite doctrines are damaged. Among their most prominent thinkers, there is no consensus as to how — or whether — governments in advanced countries can improve lackluster recoveries. All in all, the...

Diehl: Japan’s provocative moves

Could Japan end up provoking the most serious national security crisis yet faced by President Obama? That idea would have sounded preposterous a couple of years ago, when the Land of the Rising Sun was still the country that Americans have known it to be for the past two decades:...

BC-BKC–Wright St.-Oakland Box, BKC

Young 3-7 4-6 11, Darling 6-13 6-9 21, Pacher 6-8 3-5 15, Hopkins 2-4 0-2 4, Vest 2-4 2-4 8, Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Arceneaux 2-6 0-0 6, Dixon 0-2 2-2 2, Yoho 2-2 0-0 5, Sledge 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-46 17-28 72. Hill 5-8 2-2 15, Petros 3-6 0-0 6, Bader 1-10 7-7 9, Mondy 6-13 8-9 20,...

Many questions facing NFL after bullying report

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee Now that the NFL knows the scope of the racially charged Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, the league has been left to grapple with what its next steps should be. A report released Friday on the Miami case concluded with a one-paragraph call to action:...

Larry Summers: Changing the tax code could help curb inequality

Lawrence Summers is a professor and past president at Harvard. He was Treasury secretary from 1999 to 2001 and economic adviser to President Obama from 2009 through 2010. The United States may be on course to becoming a “Downton Abbey” economy. There are valid causes for concern...

Editorial: Wrongdoing, the District, and a lax inspector general

AN INVESTIGATION by the city’s ethics board has resulted in allegations of wrongdoing by the District’s top administrative judge and another official. The charges — which include contract steering, preferential treatment and use of public office for private gain — are...