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The next steps for Africa to meet its potential

By Kofi Annan August 3 at 7:48 PM Kofi Annan, U.N. secretary general from 1997 to 2006, is chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation and the Africa Progress Panel. There have been few more powerful symbols of the changing African narrative than this week’s staging of the first...

Samuelson: The (millennial) parent trap

By Robert J. Samuelson August 3 at 7:47 PM You could hear the tension in his voice. His 20-something daughter was living at home. She had a graduate degree from a good university that, in times past, would have led to a solid job. But she had no job and no prospect of one. He...

Dionne: Can the voters change the GOP?

By E.J. Dionne Jr. August 3 at 7:46 PM The central issue in this fall’s elections could turn out to be a sleeper: What kind of Republican Party does the country want? It is, to be sure, a strange question to put to an electorate in which independents and Democrats...

Diehl: The small cuts to U.S. clout

By Jackson Diehl Deputy editorial page editor August 3 at 7:45 PM So many international crises are hammering the Obama administration this summer — Gaza, Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan — that smaller but still significant blows to U.S. policy and prestige are easily...

Editorial: To address the issue of ‘inversion,’ tax shareholders

By Editorial Board August 3 at 7:30 PM ONE CAMPAIGN 2014 kerfuffle concerns the previously arcane issue of “inversion,” the process by which a U.S. corporation merges with a foreign one so as to pay taxes at the other country’s lower rates. If ever a tax loophole were...
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Israel withdraws most troops from Gaza

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) Palestinian mourners weep as they identify the lifeless body of 9-year-old Rajab...
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McIlroy wins and goes back to No. 1

Rory McIlroy celebrates a birdie on the third hole during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Rory McIlroy celebrates a birdie on the third hole during the final...

Bringing joy to the Old Post Office

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A lesson for Ivy League schools

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Indian Supreme Court ruling on dowries is a step in the wrong direction for human rights

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