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Haas: CIA report emboldens terrorists, discourages allies

Haas: CIA report emboldens terrorists, discourages allies

Al-Qaida, Islamic State have one more rallying cry and recruiting tool.

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Quigley: US tactics are old news; details inconsequential

Quigley: US tactics are old news; details inconsequential

Report release not likely to lead to immediate increased risk to Americans.

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Federalism’s champions a growing challenge to Obama

Federalism’s champions a growing challenge to Obama

Come January, federalism's vitality will be an increasingly inconvenient truth for Obama.

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Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

Members of the “Cuban Five,” three of who were freed in a prisoner swap with the United States, gesture to a cheering parliament in Havana on Saturday. Two of them had been previously released after spending years in prison.

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Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

HAVANA — Three men who served long U.S. prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba’s parliament Saturday, shaking their fists in victory as President Raul Castro declared that detente with Washington won’t change the communist system he leads.

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Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

Members of "The Cuban Five," from left, Fernando Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez wave to members of the National Assembly at the end of the twice-annual legislative session in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Guerrero, Labanino, and Herna…

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Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., contended that Democrats’ legislative proposals weren’t made in good faith.

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113th Congress done; stands as historically unproductive body

113th Congress done; stands as historically unproductive body

WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually.

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US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

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Earnings may be factor in college rating plan

Earnings may be factor in college rating plan

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering a college-rating system that would measure whether graduates earn enough money after leaving school to be substantially above the poverty level.

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GAO: FBI’s tests didn’t nail suspected anthrax killer

GAO: FBI’s tests didn’t nail suspected anthrax killer

WASHINGTON — For a second time in three years, an inquiry cast doubt Friday on the FBI’s assertion that genetic testing had cinched its conclusion that a now-dead Army bioweapons researcher mailed anthrax-laced letters that killed five people and terrorized the East Coast in 2001.

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An unneeded Bush-era handout that refuses to die

An unneeded Bush-era handout that refuses to die

Congress should purge this provision of the tax code next year.

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Bridge of 1917 remains deathtrap as infrastructure crumbles

Bridge of 1917 remains deathtrap as infrastructure crumbles

SEATTLE — If, in some great museum of American public discourse, there's a gilded pedestal reserved for the Lincoln- Douglas Debates, then way in the back, in a darkened room that no one tells the docents about, you might find a cardboard diorama of the Benton-Rivers Encounter.

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US says traffic deaths fell 3 percent in 2013

DETROIT — The number of traffic deaths nationwide dropped about 3 percent last year, and the rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled tied a record low, according to government statistics.

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Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an hi…

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Obama expects no quick end to Cuba embargo

Obama expects no quick end to Cuba embargo

WASHINGTON — Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Obama said Friday he doesn’t expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.

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Marcus: Cheney's tortured logic deserves our full attention

Marcus: Cheney's tortured logic deserves our full attention

Former vice president is not an easy or irrelevant target. 

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Repairing dignity and importance of the political profession

Repairing dignity and importance of the political profession

Renovation institutions that allow us to live decent, compassionate, orderly life together.

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War authorization should be first act of Congress

War authorization should be first act of Congress

Washington leaders should move quickly to allow military action against Islamic State.

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Robinson: US torturers knew they were acting immorally

Robinson: US torturers knew they were acting immorally

What matters is that torture is manifestly immoral and illegal.

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