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Navy abandons 'Global force for good' to broaden appeal

Navy abandons 'Global force for good' to broaden appeal

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is taking a new approach to its recruiting commercials: Appealing to people who are already in uniform, have long since left the military and those who never will join.

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Gerson: An rhetorial invasion of artificial outrage

Gerson: An rhetorial invasion of artificial outrage

America has enough problems and enemies without the manufacture of artificial outrage.

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Can friendship happen after accusations?

The friend request popped onto Josh Kaplowitz's Facebook page one afternoon.

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The government just took a huge step in the fight against revenge porn

Perhaps the scariest thing about revenge porn is how legally difficult it is to get non-consensual nude pictures offline.

January 30, 2015 8:00 pmLoading…

Can friendship happen after accusations?

The friend request popped onto Josh Kaplowitz's Facebook page one afternoon.

January 30, 2015 8:00 pmLoading…

Dartmouth pledges to rein in 'extreme behavior'

Dartmouth College will prohibit all students from drinking or possessing hard alcohol on campus.

January 29, 2015 8:00 pmLoading…
Muslim Middle East is threat to Jewish future

Muslim Middle East is threat to Jewish future

Rise of European anti-Semitism is in reality a return to the norm.

January 29, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…

Poll shows giant gap between public, scientists

The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues.

January 29, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Puppy Bowl: Ruff and tumble

Puppy Bowl: Ruff and tumble

Inside a secret location in midtown Manhattan, a pug-Pekingese mix named Bowser shakes his head and launches into a trot across a mini football field that's outfitted with water bowls and a tsunami of squeak toys. The 14-week-old pup sniffs the air as the movie camera zooms in for a close-up…

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Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

As auto technology improves, accidents like this one in Hollywood, Calif., are less likely to be fatal for drivers, a new study says.

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Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

WASHINGTON — The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Puppy Bowl: Ruff and tumble

Puppy Bowl: Ruff and tumble

Inside a secret location in midtown Manhattan, a pug-Pekingese mix named Bowser shakes his head and launches into a trot across a mini football field that's outfitted with water bowls and a tsunami of squeak toys. The 14-week-old pup sniffs the air as the movie camera zooms in for a close-up…

January 28, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
We could have predicted Cake Wars II

We could have predicted Cake Wars II

No stunt can forestall the decade of huge changes in our culture.

January 28, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
The dark side of 'sharing-economy' jobs

The dark side of 'sharing-economy' jobs

America needs a more robust government safety net to help workers.

January 27, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…
GOP must choose course wisely in immigration minefield

GOP must choose course wisely in immigration minefield

A party that has lost the ambition to convince is a party in decline.

January 26, 2015 6:15 pmLoading…
Keep calm, carry on is more than slogan

Keep calm, carry on is more than slogan

Intelligence, counterterrorism, integration and resilience are key aspects to remember.

January 26, 2015 6:15 pmLoading…
Will taxing the rich save America’s middle class?

Will taxing the rich save America’s middle class?

As with many presidential proposals, it depends how you look at things.

January 25, 2015 4:15 pmLoading…

Martin Luther King Jr.'s first secretary, Maude Ballou

In the 1950s, Ballou lived in Montgomery during a turbulent, violent time in Alabama's capital. 

January 23, 2015 8:00 pmLoading…
US, Cuba end historic talks with more questions than answers

US, Cuba end historic talks with more questions than answers

HAVANA — After a euphoric month that left Americans dreaming of holidays in Havana and Cubans imagining U.S. products at their corner stores, the first real effort at forging a new era was sobering: Much bitter disagreement still stands in the way of normal relations.

January 23, 2015 3:45 pm Photos

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Dangerously in denial on climate change

Dangerously in denial on climate change

Anti-intellectual, anti-science epidemic prioritizes populist punch lines over smart policy.

January 21, 2015 6:15 pmLoading…

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