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Keeping the employer contribution for tipped employees in line

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Local reporting thrives in high schools

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6 suspended amid Missouri school rape allegations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Months after vowing to boost security at a Kansas City school where a student says she was dragged to a room and raped, district officials have suspended six employees amid new allegations from a 14-year-old girl who alleges a boy repeatedly raped...

Parker: Democrats try to make the Koch brothers the new face of the GOP

Rush Limbaugh can relax. The popular “demon of the right” has been replaced at least through the midterms by the Koch brothers, Charles and David. Who? Exactly. Though cable and online news junkies know the names, the vast majority of Americans probably have no idea who the Kochs...

Solitary confinement’s mockery of human rights

Mary E. Buser worked in the mental health field on Rikers Island from 1995 to 2000.. She co-founded the Samaritans of New York suicide prevention hotline, which she directed from 1984 to 1990. New York state recently announced reforms to the practice of solitary confinement in...

Will: A tax reformer’s uphill push

The Sisyphean task of tax reform should be tried only by someone who will not flinch from igniting some highly flammable people — those who believe that whatever wrinkle in the tax code benefits them is an eternal entitlement. Tax reform’s Senate champion is Ron Wyden, the...
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Marcus: The real danger behind the ‘McCutcheon’ ruling

There is more than one way to demolish a wall, physical or legal. Go at it with a bulldozer, or weaken its foundations and await the collapse. When it comes to undermining the structure of modern campaign finance law, Chief Justice John Roberts has done it both ways. The 2010...

The solution to money in politics

Michael Kinsley is a columnist for Vanity Fair. On Thursday, the day after the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, The Post and the New York Times between them carried eight separate print articles about the ruling. McCutcheon is the...

Center Alex Gavrilovic Leaving Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Backup center Alex Gavrilovic is leaving Dayton and will play at another school as a graduate student or return to France and play professionally. Gavrilovic will receive his undergraduate degree this summer. Gavrilovic could play for another Division I school...
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Soldiers killed at Fort Hood had years of service

AAA Apr. 4, 2014 6:15 PM ETSoldiers killed at Fort Hood had years of serviceAP Bob Butler, left, and Bob Gordon, right, work or a memorial at Central Christian Church for the victims of a Fort Hood shooting, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Killeen, Texas. A soldier, Spc. Ivan Lopez,...