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Milbank: The contradiction of Obama’s climate policy

On the eve of the Obama administration’s release Tuesday of a report warning about grave consequences of climate change, presidential counselor John Podesta went into the White House briefing room and crowed about fossil-fuel production in words that could have been penned...

Ignatius: Obama tends to create his own foreign policy headaches

It’s painful watching the YouTube video of President Obama in Manila last week, talking about hitting singles and doubles in foreign policy. Everything he says is measured, and most of it is correct. But he acts as if he’s talking to a rational world, as opposed to...

Ignatius: Obama tends to create his own foreign policy headaches

It’s painful watching the YouTube video of President Obama in Manila last week, talking about hitting singles and doubles in foreign policy. Everything he says is measured, and most of it is correct. But he acts as if he’s talking to a rational world, as opposed to...

Attorney: Castro Allowed Cleveland Women An Escape

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ariel Castro intentionally left doors unlocked at his house in the months before three women escaped after nearly a decade of captivity because he knew the end was near, his former defense attorney said. Castro felt that the young girl he fathered with one of his...

Browns Prepared To Sack Quarterback In Draft

CLEVELAND (AP) — For months, the Browns have analyzed college quarterbacks as if they were looking to buy a new house. They’ve inspected each thoroughly, measured them, timed them, interviewed them, checked and double-checked their backgrounds to find out if one can lift...

Fox orders shows from Lee Daniels, Spielberg

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox says it’s ordering TV series from filmmakers Lee Daniels and Steven Spielberg for the 2014-15 schedule. Fox said Tuesday that Daniels, the director of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Precious,” is the writer,...

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Tops 320 Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has reached 321 cases, with Madison County now added to the outbreak. The cases in Delaware, Franklin and Madison counties total about three-quarters of reported cases nationwide. The running total...
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Editorial: Maryland conservatives’ quixotic fight against transgender protections

MARYLAND THIS year joined 16 states in extending protection to transgender people in housing, lending, employment, public accommodations and other areas. Now a conservative group, including some of the Republicans who opposed the legislation, is trying to force the issue onto the...
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Editorial: Congress needs to act to allow victims of child sex abuse to recover restitution

“I AM a 19 year old girl and I am a victim of child sex abuse and child pornography. I am still discovering all the ways that the abuse and exploitation I suffer has hurt me . . . .” So began the victim impact statement of a young woman who was 8 when she was raped but whose...
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Editorial: States and cities need to act on climate change

AMONG THE injustices of human-caused climate change is that nations most responsible for filling the atmosphere with heat-trapping carbon dioxide will not face the brunt of the consequences. A belt of vulnerable, poor countries around the equator will probably be hit hardest,...