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Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

JOHANNESBURG — Lesotho’s military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country’s prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an army spokesman said the soldiers were only securing the country.

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Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas  — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.

August 29, 2014 3:16 pmLoading…

Judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.

August 29, 2014 3:04 pmLoading…
California mentally ill inmates get special units

California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system de…

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Putin denies invading Ukraine, warns West

Putin denies invading Ukraine, warns West

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Friday that the Kremlin had sent troops and tanks into eastern Ukraine and countered threats of increased Western sanctions with the advice that it is “best not to mess with us.”

August 29, 2014 12:31 pmLoading…
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.

August 28, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
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.

August 28, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
Corporate tax returns should be public

Corporate tax returns should be public

Let's hold Congress accountable for creating, perpetuating, our loophole-riddled tax system.

August 25, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
George Will: Has Criminal Justice Act been a failure?

George Will: Has Criminal Justice Act been a failure?

The process has failed to produce fair trials. Or even trials, for that matter.

August 23, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

The Obama administration announced new measures to allow some companies to opt out of paying for birth control.

August 22, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Ice bucket challenge could change nonprofit world

Ice bucket challenge could change nonprofit world

NEW YORK — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

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George Will: Swollen government has a shriveled brain

George Will: Swollen government has a shriveled brain

And that's why there is a collapse in public confidence.

August 20, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

DON’T MISS: “BREAKING BAD” SERIES FINALE — It hardly seems fair that this electrifying drama aired for only five seasons, but all “Bad” things must come to an end. Of course, fans will be perched on the edge of their sofas to see how the final act plays out for Walter White (Bryan Cranston),…

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