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Editorial: Obamacare hits its target in final days

YOU CAN forgive a little football-spiking, even if Obamacare is far from the end zone. The White House this week announced that the number of people who enrolled in new individual health-care insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act topped 7 million and could still rise....

Krauthammer: Kerry’s folly, Chapter 3

When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes — against all advice and holding no cards — Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly remove Bashar al-Assad from power. The talks...

Ignatius: The U.S. is still indispensable when it comes to free trade

Name a foreign policy issue on which China and most of the rest of the world’s nations are struggling to keep up with a U.S. initiative. If you guessed “free trade,” you’re correct. In a season that has mostly brought reversals for Obama administration efforts abroad,...

A Tunisian leader’s hope for democracy

Tunisia is the country where the Arab Spring began, and analysts are saying it might be the only country to emerge from that tumultuous experience as a democracy. This week interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa is visiting Washington to ask the Obama administration to shore up his...

A Marine silent no longer on gay marriage

Roger Dean Huffstetler is a retired Marine Corps sergeant. I slept with a gay man for six months in Afghanistan. No one asked. He did not tell. In 2005, I and 200 Marines in my squadron deployed to Afghanistan to support the global war on terrorism. We were stationed at Bagram...

Rampell: Hiring women can boost the bottom line — they’re cheaper

There are many feel-good, fairness-based reasons to hire and invest in women. You’re probably familiar with at least a few of them: Women have historically had fewer opportunities in the workplace. They don’t get promoted as frequently. They are increasingly the sole...
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Scant evidence of threats to execution drugmakers

FILE – The gurney in the death chamber is shown in this May 27, 2008 file photo from Huntsville, Texas. Anti-death penalty advocates believe, Texas and other states are trumping up the possibility of violence to avoid having to disclose their name of suppliers, ensuring...
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Fun tournament, cloudy future for NCAA

AP Photo/David J. Phillip ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas. Big as March Madness and the Final Four have become, they’re not big enough to blot out the...
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Fun tournament, cloudy future for NCAA

AP Photo/David J. Phillip ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas. Big as March Madness and the Final Four have become, they’re not big enough to blot out the...
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Serial killer executed with Texas’ new drug supply

This handout image provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows convicted killer Tommy Lynn Sells, who had been set to die Thursday, April 3, 2014. A federal judge on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, issued a temporary injunction stopping the lethal injection saying...