Ex-Democratic Chairman Robert Strauss dies at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Strauss, a former chairman of the Democratic Party and an ambassador to the Soviet Union, has died. Strauss’ law firm confirmed his death Wednesday at age 95. Strauss was born in Texas in 1918 and graduated from the University of Texas law...

Ex-Democratic Chairman Robert Strauss dies at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Strauss, a former chairman of the Democratic Party and an ambassador to the Soviet Union, has died. Strauss’ law firm confirmed his death Wednesday at age 95. Strauss was born in Texas in 1918 and graduated from the University of Texas law...

Making Putin pay

Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Vladi­mir Putin’s annexation of Crimea is a direct challenge and long-term threat to the post-World War II international order for...

Lane: Putin’s warped reality

Intelligence officers live by a time-honored credo: When in doubt, admit nothing, deny everything, make counter-accusations. It was in that spirit that Vladi­mir Putin, the quondam KGB man who rules Russia, addressed his nation and the world Tuesday on the annexation of Crimea....

Dionne: Can Putin’s power grab in Crimea bring us together?

Vladimir Putin’s grab of Crimea has exposed the paradoxes in U.S. attitudes toward foreign policy. Congress has been unusually united in condemning the Russian leader’s aggression and calling for his isolation. His belligerent offensive has been denounced by such...

Ohio Teacher Pleads Not Guilty In Bullying Case

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A substitute teacher has pleaded not guilty to a child endangering charge stemming from allegations that a 14-year-old developmentally disabled boy was bullied in gym class at a suburban Cleveland high school. Police say the boy was knocked down by a volleyball...
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New Fed chair’s ‘dashboard’ of job-market gauges

AP Photo/Susan Walsh WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday downplayed the unemployment rate as a guide to the U.S. economy’s health. But Janet Yellen, the new Fed chair, didn’t leave investors in the dark. Instead, she listed five gauges that make...
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Editorial: Adjusting the balance of power in Maryland’s prisons

IT’S BEEN nearly a year since Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein exposed a shocking scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center, involving a virtual takeover of the facility by a violent inmate gang and corrupt correctional officers. The charges included massive...
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Editorial: Reforming guidelines for drug charges makes good sense

DURING THE urban crime crisis of decades ago, federal and state governments cracked down on crime. Tough measures, such as harsh sentencing laws, led to an eight-fold increase in the federal prison population since 1980. These laws helped lower crime rates, but the increase in...
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Editorial: Obama doesn’t grasp Putin’s Eurasian ambitions

IT’S EASY to conclude that Vladi­mir Putin’s passionate defense of Russia’s takeover of Crimea “just didn’t jibe with reality,” as Secretary of State John F. Kerry put it. In a speech on Tuesday, the Russian ruler repeated mendacious charges that the...