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Editorial: Saving South Sudan from chaos

SOUTH SUDAN, a new nation midwifed into being by the United States out of the ashes of war, is sinking into a mire of senseless violence and chaos. President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are wrecking their country in a conflict that has lasted more than 100 days and...
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Editorial: E-cigarettes have risks but they also offer public health benefits

IF ELECTRONIC cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, live up to their potential, millions of nicotine addicts in the United States will use them. To some public health advocates, that sounds terrible. People should kick nicotine rather than cultivate their dependence with a barely...

Will: Amend the Constitution to control federal spending

PHOENIX From the Goldwater Institute, the fertile frontal lobe of the conservative movement’s brain, comes an innovative idea that is gaining traction in Alaska, Arizona and Georgia, and its advocates may bring it to at least 35 other state legislatures. It would use the...

Lane: Support for action on Ukraine is not a matter of geography

At the Korean War Veterans Memorial, an inscription reads: “Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.” It eloquently reflects the fact that few ordinary Americans — and probably not many members...

Dionne: On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, politicians should follow LBJ’s way

History offers a rough kind of justice. As the nation’s current president and three of his predecessors gathered this week at the University of Texas for an LBJ Library conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, they confirmed what has been...

U.S. needs to plan for the day after an Iran deal

David H. Petraeus is a former director of the CIA and a former commander of U.S. Central Command. Vance Serchuk is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Advocates of the effort to reach a negotiated settlement with Iran over its illicit nuclear...

Browns Confident They’ll Keep Mack

CLEVELAND (AP) — Alex Mack is still floating in free-agency limbo, but the Browns remain confident the Pro Bowl center will land back with them. Mack visited last weekend with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have not yet offered him a contract and don’t have imminent plans to...

Helicopter crashes on roof of New Mexico hospital

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a medical helicopter has crashed near the landing pad atop University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. It’s not immediately clear whether there are any injuries, and it’s unknown what may have caused the crash...

APNewsBreak: Death Penalty Restriction Recommended

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The final report by a committee that spent more than two years studying changes to Ohio’s death penalty law makes 56 recommendations to update the law, including restrictions on the use of capital punishment charges, according to a copy of the report....

Shaky Defense, No Offense Hurt Padres In 2-0 Loss

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pitching for the San Diego Padres isn’t easy these days. Eric Stults made that painful discovery in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians. Stults’ only major mistake came on Jason Kipnis’ two-run homer in...