Seeking peace in the Middle East

Former president Jimmy Carter’s central arguments [“A new chance for optimism?,” Washington Forum, May 16] suggested that prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace are not as dead as some think and that the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation should be welcomed rather than condemned....

Corcoran stained-glass window was sold, not looted

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A return of small-town justice in the online square

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Editorial: More flexiblility for Japan’s military?

LET’S SAY North Korea shoots a missile at a U.S. aircraft carrier, and Japan has the ability to knock the missile down before it strikes. Should it do so? The U.S. sailors aboard the carrier would certainly say yes. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe thinks so, too. But Mr....

Phillies Beat Reds 8-3 Behind 4 Home Runs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cody Asche, Jimmy Rollins, Wil Nieves and Marlon Byrd all homered, and the Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Sunday. Cliff Lee (4-4) struck out three in 6 2-3 innings for his first home victory of the season. Cincinnati’s Devin Mesoraco had a...

Cespedes Drives In 5 As A’s Sweep Indians 13-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes drove in a career-high five runs, Brandon Moss had three RBIs, and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep with a 13-3 win over the slumping Cleveland Indians on Sunday. The Athletics, who have won nine of 10, outscored the Indians 30-6...
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Bosnia floods trigger landslides, unearth mines

Bosnian people prepare sandbags to protect the city from flooding near Orasje 200 kms north of Sarajevo, on Sunday May 18, 2014. Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, carrying nothing but a handful of belongings, tens of thousands fled their homes in Bosnia and Serbia,...
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CANNES WATCH: Hilary brilliant, Girls get traction

Actress Hilary Swank, center, arrives for the screening of The Homesman at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 18, 2014. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) Actress Hilary Swank, center, arrives for the screening of The Homesman at the 67th...
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Editorial: Obama administration must do more to protect children harvesting tobacco

GROWING TOBACCO has been a big business in the South since well before the United States was founded — and the rules governing child labor in the industry seem about as archaic. Unlike in most of the rest of the economy, child labor on farms is lightly regulated, including in...
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Editorial: Morocco should drop absurd charges against a journalist

THIS WEEK the kingdom of Morocco has a chance to make a right turn or a wrong one. The right choice will be more difficult, but in the long run it will pay greater dividends. Morocco should do the right thing and drop the prosecution of Ali Anouzla, one of the country’s...