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Editorial: The House would leave starving people abroad hungrier

COSTLY, INEFFICIENT and skewed to benefit domestic special interests rather than starving people overseas, U.S. food aid programs are overdue for reform. Both President Obama and his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush, advocated such changes, only to be defeated by maritime...
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Explosion kills 12 in Nigerian capital, Abuja

People gather at the site of a car bomb explosion in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday, May 1, 2014. A car bomb exploded on a busy road in Nigeria’s capital late Thursday, killing at least nine people days before the city is to host a major international economic forum. (AP...
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Explosion kills 12 in Nigerian capital, Abuja

People gather at the site of a car bomb explosion in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday, May 1, 2014. A car bomb exploded on a busy road in Nigeria’s capital late Thursday, killing at least nine people days before the city is to host a major international economic forum. (AP...

Ohio Libertarians Appeal To US Supreme Court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Libertarian Party of Ohio has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a lower court denied its attempt to get a gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday’s primary ballot. Charlie Earl was disqualified by Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO-sted) after...

Ohio Libertarians Appeal To US Supreme Court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Libertarian Party of Ohio has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a lower court denied its attempt to get a gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday’s primary ballot. Charlie Earl was disqualified by Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO-sted) after...

Browns Sign QB Vince Young

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns have signed free agent quarterback Vince Young, who hasn’t played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011. Young was given a tryout this week at Browns’ three-day minicamp and showed enough to earn a deal. The team also signed...

Browns Sign QB Vince Young

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns have signed free agent quarterback Vince Young, who hasn’t played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011. Young was given a tryout this week at Browns’ three-day minicamp and showed enough to earn a deal. The team also signed...
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Oklahoma took 51 minutes to find vein in execution

FILE – This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. Lockett is one of is one of two Oklahoma death row inmates scheduled to be executed who have sued state corrections officials to obtain details about the lethal...
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Editorial: Iraq’s elections may accelerate its descent

IRAQ’S BEST days in the past decade have been its elections, and somewhat surprisingly, Wednesday was one of them. Though the country is sliding into civil war — the United Nations reported that 750 people were killed by political violence in April — about 12 million people...

Editorial: Chronic absenteeism puts students in the District and elsewhere at academic risk

RELISHA RUDD missed more than 30 days of school, some of them excused absences, before authorities suspected something was amiss. Chronic absenteeism is a troubling norm of public education in the District. Just as it served as a red flag of something terribly wrong in this...