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The right to health care comes with responsibilities, too

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Decriminalizing marijuana may harm children

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Doctors’ participation in torture must be disclosed

Regarding Eugene Robinson’s April 8 op-ed column, “Talking around torture”: Mr. Robinson was spot-on that one of the key questions the Senate intelligence committee’s report can answer involves the role of medical personnel in the CIA’s torture of detainees. An...

Air Force cheating scandal is no surprise to one crewman who was there

Regarding the April 7 editorial “Missile malaise”: During the mid-1970s, I was assigned to the 341st Strategic Missile Wing as a Minuteman crew commander. I was profoundly saddened by the damaging ways in which talented, dedicated individuals there could be treated. Thus, while I...

Book review: ‘Why Science Does Not Disprove God’ by Amir D. Aczel

Dawkins; Krauss, with his bestseller “A Universe From Nothing”; and Sam Harris, with his bestseller “The End of Faith,” are prominent New Atheists, who use modern science to argue that God is not only unnecessary but unlikely to exist at all, even behind the curtains....

House Panel Votes To Hold IRS Official In Contempt

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Committee has voted to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings. The official, Lois Lerner, previously headed the IRS division that processes applications for...
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Prosecutor mocks Pistorius’ version of events

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel during cross questioning of Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool) State...

Riegle refutes river dredging idea at State of the County address

The State of Hancock County address got political today, when Commissioner Phillip Riegle stepped to the podium and began lobbing facts aimed at his rival’s campaign in an attempt to discredit it. Riegle, of 22525 Delaware Township 184, is finishing his second, four-year term as...
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Judges in Utah gay marriage case question lawyers

Plaintiffs challenging Utah’s gay marriage ban Derek Kitchen, right, and his partner Moudi Sbeity hug after leaving court following a hearing at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 10, 2014. The court is to decide if it agrees with a federal judge...
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Mayor embraces change for Albuquerque police force

An overflow crowd watches the City Council meeting outside City Hall Monday evening, April 7, 2014, in Albuquerque, NM. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Roberto Rosales) An overflow crowd watches the City Council meeting outside City Hall Monday evening, April 7, 2014, in...