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NYC Mayor’s SUV caught breaking traffic laws

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s official vehicles were spotted breaking several traffic laws on Thursday, just two days after he laid out a sweeping traffic safety plan that included harsh restrictions on reckless drivers. De Blasio was in the...

NYC Mayor’s SUV caught breaking traffic laws

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s official vehicles were spotted breaking several traffic laws on Thursday, just two days after he laid out a sweeping traffic safety plan that included harsh restrictions on reckless drivers. De Blasio was in the...

Robinson: I’m black, don’t shoot me

Sometimes, when I’m in my car, I crank up the music pretty loud. All you Michael Dunns out there, please don’t shoot me. Please don’t shoot my sons, either, or my brothers-in-law, nephews, nephews-in-law or other male relatives. I have quite a few friends and...

Robinson: I’m black, don’t shoot me

Sometimes, when I’m in my car, I crank up the music pretty loud. All you Michael Dunns out there, please don’t shoot me. Please don’t shoot my sons, either, or my brothers-in-law, nephews, nephews-in-law or other male relatives. I have quite a few friends and...

Applebaum: Ukrainian smears and stereotypes

For those who are new to the subject — indeed, for those who have been following it for many years — the Ukrainian crisis can seem murky. The Ukrainians have a president, Viktor Yanukovych, who granted himself dictatorial powers and then repealed some of them; announced a truce...

Meyerson: Share the dividends of increased productivity

The United Auto Workers’ failure to organize the employees at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., has been greeted with predictable hosannas from the sworn enemies of American unions. Survey their celebratory columns, though, and you won’t find the...

Obama’s minimum-wage increase is on shaky legal ground

Eugene Scalia and Rachel Mondl are lawyers in Washington. Scalia was solicitor of labor for President George W. Bush. In setting a $10.10 minimum wage last week for workers on federal contracts, President Obama acted on his State of the Union vow to use executive powers to bypass...

Gerson: Syria’s uncontainable threat

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan In a section of the camp designated for newcomers, I’m surrounded by about 20 men from the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, elbowing each other for position. The situation quickly degenerates into a geopolitical discussion. Michael Gerson Gerson...

Financial sanctions could force reforms in North Korea

Joshua Stanton is a lawyer in Washington. He blogs at www.freekorea.us. Sung-Yoon Lee is an assistant professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Calls for action have followed a United Nations report that the North Korean regime is culpable f...

Thyroid Cancer Cases Soar; Is It Overdiagnosed?

CHICAGO (AP) — A dramatic rise in thyroid cancer has resulted from overdiagnosis and treatment of tumors too small to ever cause harm, according to a study that found cases nearly tripled since 1975. The study is the latest to question whether all cancers need aggressive...