Replacing the use of military force agreement would focus the U.S. on better tactics

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is right to call attention to the outdated legal framework by which the United States combats extremist groups [“Updating the war on terror,” Washington Forum, May 23]. Rather than updating the 2001 Authorization on the Use of Military Force, as Mr....

Quit piling on over D.C. trash cans

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Sheriffs never saw menacing videos before rampage

People gather at a park for a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of Friday night’s mass shooting on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Isla Vista, Calif. Sheriff’s officials say Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara,...
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Beckett pitches no-hitter, Dodgers stop Phillies

AP Photo/Matt Slocum PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday. Beckett struck out six, walked three and...
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Far right, Euroskeptics make big gains in EU vote

A man casts his ballot for the European elections and a local referendum on the Tempelhof field in a polling station in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo, dpa,Kay Nietfeld) A man casts his ballot for the European elections and a local referendum on the Tempelhof...

Police Methods For Destroying Drug Evidence Vary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Law enforcement agencies around the country seize and store cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs as evidence and then face a sometimes tricky task: How do you get rid of it all? Authorities often use incineration, but they say where and how varies and...
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US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

John Walaszek, of Old Bridge, N.J., is surrounded by flags for Memorial Day, as he relaxes on a bench at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, N.J., Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Mel Evans) John Walaszek, of Old Bridge, N.J., is surrounded by flags for...
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Lawmakers call for tighter grip on VA hospitals

FILE – This May 15, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will allow more veterans to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics. Shinseki announced the...
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Stories of victims in California rampage

Richard Martinez who says his son Christopher Martinez was killed in Friday night’s mass shooting that took place in Isla Vista, Calif., breaks down as he talks to media outside the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Headquarters on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Santa...
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Pope gives Palestinians boost of support

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, and Pope Francis hug each other as Francis arrives at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Francis landed Sunday in the West Bank town of Bethlehem in a symbolic nod to...