Cohen: Illogical hostility toward charter schools

In the war between the rich and the poor, I’m enlisting on the side of the underdog — the rich. What a drubbing they’ve been taking! Across the nation, but particularly in cities such as New York and Washington, the rich are incessantly accused of being slyly...

Rampell: Facebook and the NSA should team up to put data to good use

Mark Zuckerberg is angry that the National Security Agency is violating Facebook users’ privacy, which is a bit like the Silicon Valley equivalent of “Get your government hands off my Medicare.” He thinks users should be upset about this, too. But you know what? I’m...

Gerson: Can Obama’s resolve match Putin’s westward push?

As Winston Churchill might have said, the battle for Crimea is over. The battle for the idea of Europe is about to begin. Russia — as one might expect from an espiocracy, ruled by a Soviet-era spy — practices a particularly sophisticated form of aggression. Its military buildup...
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Some of Mick Jagger’s past wives and girlfriends

AP Photo/Evan Agostini NEW YORK (AP) — Since becoming famous 50 years ago, Mick Jagger has had a series of high-profile relationships, most tragically with designer L’Wren Scott, who was found dead in New York on Monday in what was being investigated as an apparent...

Anti-gay laws’ dangerous impact

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Committee Approves New Rules For Ohio’s Jails

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio now has a new set of regulations for jails around the state. A state committee of lawmakers approved the proposals Monday. It is the first time Ohio’s jail standards have been updated since 2003. The new standards will allow jails to serve inmates...

Ohioan Sentenced For Shooting Cousin, Burning Body

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of shooting his cousin and setting the body ablaze has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison under a plea deal. The Zanesville Times Recorder reports 20-year-old Shaquille Davis apologized to his family and the victim’s...

UConn overall No. 1 seed in women’s NCAA tourney

UConn is the top seed in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The Huskies (34-0) will be trying for a record ninth NCAA title breaking a tie with Tennessee for most all-time. Standing in the way of Connecticut’s run could be Notre Dame. The Irish were also unbeaten...

Court: Breastfeeding Employee Cannot Sue Insurer

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. did not discriminate against an employee who claims she was denied a room to pump breast milk and pressured to resign on her first day back from maternity leave, a federal appeals court has ruled. Angela Ames, a former...

Ohio Environmental Groups Seek Federal Coal Review

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio environmental groups asked federal regulators Monday to investigate circumstances surrounding expired pollution-discharge permits at an agency where allegations of coal-industry influence arose during a personnel flap last year. In a letter to the...