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Donald Sterling’s private words and the public’s reaction

Regarding the April 27 sports article “Sterling is under fire for inflammatory comments”: Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s apparent behavior is disgusting and outrageous, and he should be ousted from the NBA. He also needs to be thanked. Mr. Sterling’s...

Justice Dept. settlement means responsibility doesn’t matter

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The beauty of Shakespeare is in the sound of it

In her April 15 op-ed column, “A writer for the ages,” Alexandra Petri wrote about the beauty of Shakespeare’s original language. Nowadays it has been almost entirely forgotten that Shakespeare wrote his plays in iambic pentameter, and a large part of their beauty lies in...

Families of victims of gun violence call for it end

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A difficult ‘compromise’ to escape

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Official: Big tornado in Miss., several injuries

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A northern Mississippi mayor says several injuries are being reported in the city of Tupelo after a large tornado damaged homes and down trees and power lines. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton says none of the injuries are apparently life-threatening....
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Arkansans rush for cover against twister; 15 die

A row of lightly damages houses, top, face destroyed homes in a Vilonia, Ark., neighborhood Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town late Sunday, killing at least 16 people. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) A row of lightly damages houses, top, face destroyed homes in a...
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Clippers’ Sterling has long history of trouble

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling has been known to heckle his own team from the center-court seat where he has sat for decades, whether with his now-estranged wife or women young enough to be his granddaughters. Former Los Angeles Clippers say the...
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Violence kills nearly 50 in Iraq ahead of key vote

Iraqi police officers show their inked fingers at a polling center in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 28, 2014. Iraqi officials say suicide bombers have targeted polling centers as soldiers and security forces cast ballots ahead of parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)...
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AP PHOTOS: Tornadoes rip across Midwest

In this Sunday, April 27, 2014 photo, Lauren Watts searches for her dog in Mayflower, Ark., after a tornado struck the town. A tornado system ripped through several states in the central U.S. and left more than a dozen dead in a violent start to this year’s storm season,...