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Editorial: Congress needs to come up with a way to pay for ‘tax extenders’ bill

SOMEDAY, THE wolf and the lamb will lie down together, and, shortly thereafter, perhaps, Republicans and Democrats will pass tax reform. It shouldn’t be that hard, actually, given the broad recognition in both parties that exchanging lower tax rates for a reduction in...
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Editorial: Congress needs to come up with a way to pay for ‘tax extenders’ bill

SOMEDAY, THE wolf and the lamb will lie down together, and, shortly thereafter, perhaps, Republicans and Democrats will pass tax reform. It shouldn’t be that hard, actually, given the broad recognition in both parties that exchanging lower tax rates for a reduction in...
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Editorial: The difficult path to a nuclear deal with Iran

BEFORE NEGOTIATIONS on Iran’s nuclear program resumed last week, Iranian officials projected an unlikely tone of optimism about the chances that a comprehensive accord could be struck by a July 20 deadline. U.S. officials, who were much were cautious, were quickly proved...
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Exhausted crews prepare for long wildfire season

Smoke plumes rise behind the Marine Corps Camp Pendleton entrance Friday, May 16, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif. San Diego County officials said Friday five wildfires have been 100 percent contained. Still, crews were focusing efforts on two large fires — one in the city of...

Browns QB Johnny Manziel: ‘I’m Just A Rookie’

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Manziel doesn’t expect to get anything more than a chance to start for the Browns. In college, he was Johnny Football. In the NFL, he’s just a young quarterback. “I’m a rookie,” Manziel said Saturday. “I need to earn...
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Louis Vuitton flexes royal muscles in Monaco

AP Photo/Thomas Adamson MONACO (AP) — Louis Vuitton flexed its royal muscles on Saturday, decamping from Paris to Monaco for a colorful, `60s-infused “resort” collection that trumpeted the age-old case maker’s links with the ruling Grimaldi family. The...

CANNES WATCH: Depardieu reads ‘Prophet’ poetry

CANNES, France (AP) — Gerard Depardieu is in Cannes for a screening of his hotly anticipated film “Welcome To New York,” about disgraced former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Khan, but he also was on hand to support Salma Hayek for her film...
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AP PHOTOS: Historic floods inundate Balkans

A Bosnian man walks on a damaged railway track near Tuzla 140 kms north of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday May 17, 2014. Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, carrying nothing but a handful of belongings, tens of thousands fled their homes Saturday in Bosnia and Serbia, seeking to...
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Summit combats Boko Haram funds, arms, training

A Nigerian, resident in Spain protests outside the Nigerian embassy in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 16, 2014 in support of the kidnapped school girls in Abuja, Nigeria. Boko Haram insurgents on April 15 abducted more than 300 students from the Chibok Government Girls Secondary...
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Thousands flee, 25 die in record Balkan floods

People build a dam made up of sandbags by the bank of the Sava river in Sremska Mitrovica, 90 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Record flooding in the Balkans leaves at least 20 people dead in Serbia and Bosnia and is forcing tens of thousands to flee...