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Krauthammer: 35% corporate tax rate isn't competitive

Krauthammer: 35% corporate tax rate isn't competitive

Obama should address corporate tax reform with serious revenue-neutral proposal to Congress.

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Mcardle: Loan sharks more reasonable than US taxman

Mcardle: Loan sharks more reasonable than US taxman

U.S. government should follow lead of other countries, move to territorial taxation.

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An answer to global warming: tax carbon emitters

An answer to global warming: tax carbon emitters

Reality could persuade some industry groups and some Republicans to seek bargain.

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Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday.

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Stepping back into the fray

Stepping back into the fray

Obama should formulate a coherent goal and a strategy to achieve it.

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California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Phone data may alter search for Flight 370

CANBERRA, Australia — Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet’s flight path.

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Oklahoma ditches school standards, loses authority on how to use funds

Oklahoma ditches school standards, loses authority on how to use funds

OKLAHOMA CITY — President Obama’s administration on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a union official said could lead to teacher layoffs.

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Texas school funding still unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional for a second time Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly amon…

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Ukraine accuses Russia of escalating conflict

Ukraine accuses Russia of escalating conflict

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had “outright lied” about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.

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Official: Bidders compete for Uruguay pot business

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's new market for legalized marijuana has attracted more than 20 companies bidding for the right to supply pot to the country's pharmacies, a government official said Thursday.

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Jihadists execute dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

Jihadists execute dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

BEIRUT — The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside.

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UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

UNITED NATIONS — An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said.

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Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

JERUSALEM — European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish power.

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UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

KABUL, Afghanistan — A massive audit of Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election won’t be done until around Sept. 10, the U.N. said Thursday, quashing hopes the new president would be determined before an upcoming NATO summit.

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Docs: Ford made players roll in goose droppings

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in geese droppings, according to newly released documents.

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A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.

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News Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting ranges

News Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting ranges

A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca’s death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.

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George Will: What kind of US Navy do we want?

George Will: What kind of US Navy do we want?

Adm. Jonathan Greenert has some ideas.

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In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

WASHINGTON — The background of a key negotiator in the battle over a Senate report on the CIA’s use of interrogation techniques widely denounced as torture has sparked concerns about the Obama administration’s objectivity in handling the study’s public release.

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