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Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 9:42 AM

Republicans hailed the budget resolutions released this week by the House and Senate as a blueprint for addressing the urgent problem of what to do for the poor and middle class once they become rich.

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 8:50 AM

Spring has sprung. The signs are all around us.Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Moore, Oklahoma, has been hit by a tornado. And Pete Rose has asked for his lifetime ban for betting on baseball to be lifted.

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 8:45 AM

A Pennsylvania police officer has been charged with murder in the death of a man who sped away after the officer noticed he had an expired inspection sticker on his vehicle. When the officer caught up with the man he attempted to flee on foot.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 9:38 AM

“The Four Tigers” is a shorthand label for the dynamic economies of East Asia which achieved strikingly rapid growth from the 1960s into the 1990s – Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 10:48 AM

Well, my NCAA men’s March Madness bracket has seen better days, but it’s not the worst. I went 11-5 on my picks for the opening day on March 19, which I was pretty happy about. The next day, I went a perfect 16-0 on my...

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 8:01 PM

About 15 years ago in Winter Haven, Florida, Thomas Roe Oldt, a columnist for the local paper, The Ledger, wrote about the quick and unlikely arrest of two teenagers accused of murder.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:17 PM

Iran is now a source of tremendous strain in United States domestic politics as well as foreign policy. Escalating divisions between Democrats and Republicans are greatly complicating our foreign policy. In the end, this may strengthen the influence...

Updated Mar 18, 2015 at 1:11 PM

It’s finally here, the 2015 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournament. It’s the most exciting part of the season for basketball fans, and this will be my second year filling out a bracket.

Updated Mar 12, 2015 at 2:21 PM

The shocking physical attack on U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in Seoul may appear just the latest negative news from the Korean peninsula. On March 10 he left the hospital, five days after being slashed in a knife attack by a deranged fanatical...

Updated Mar 11, 2015 at 8:53 AM

I didn’t believe it at first when I got a text from Andrew Bach letting me know he just saw Jon Kopacek on ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 plays. It was around 11 p.m. on March 4 when I got the text and I was pretty tired from a...

Updated Mar 10, 2015 at 8:43 AM

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