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Trump reversal on Russia doesn’t come soon enough for Az lawmakers

Arizona lawmakers agreed that President Donald Trump was wrong to claim Monday that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 election, although their reactions to the since-withdrawn statement ranged from condemnation to rationalization.... Read more»

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Despite warnings, Mexico continues using explosives scanner

The Mexican government will continue to use a hand-held device to uncover drugs and explosives, despite warnings it doesn't work.... Read more»

Technology could ID terrorists by a nose

Security experts, already able to identify you by your fingerprints and eyes, could soon be scanning your nose to see whether you're a terrorist.... Read more»

Comic: False Bonhomie

Palin in Tucson: Reunited, and it feels so good ...

Former Alaska Governor and ex-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will stump for Senator John McCain in Tucson on March 26. Isn't politics great?... Read more»


State Dep't warns against travel to Mexico

Following the weekend killing in Juarez of three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Juarez, the U.S. Department of State has issued a strongly worded and startling warning for Americans to stay away from Mexico. ... Read more»

Morocco’s battle over booze

RABAT, Morocco — The buying frenzy begins around 6 p.m. Men throw elbows and shout, pushing to the front of the checkout line, clutching bottles of booze. This is not scene on the eve of a looming alcohol shortage. It’s not a speakeasy in a rough part of town. It’s just an average evening at my local liquor store, in an upscale neighborhood of Morocco’s capital.... Read more»


Texas approves conservative changes to state curriculum

The Texas Board of Education has approved broad changes to its curriculum, emphasizing conservative political and economic values to its students.... Read more»

Comic: Kimjongilia

Kim Jong-il is 'pissed off'

Do trade sanctions work against rogue regimes? Many experts say no, but new evidence out of North Korea appears to support their use.... Read more»

Health care debate

Obama makes final push on health care reform

Health care legislation may finally be passed this week, with the White House increasingly optimistic about final resolution, and the House poised to vote on the Senate's version in the coming days.... Read more»

Social networking

Classmates.com settles suit over fake emails

Classmates.com could pay up to $9.5 million to subscribers to settle a lawsuit that accused the social network sending fake emails from former classmates in an effort to get more subscribers.... Read more»

Political chess

High stakes in waiting game for Iraq election results

The official results of Iraq's election could be months away, but there is a lot riding on what happens in the coming weeks as the vote tallies seep out and the still pooling allegations of fraud are investigated.... Read more»


Sarkozy prepares for election rebuke

A second round of regional elections on March 21 could leave President Nicolas Sarkozy's ruling party wallowing in defeat and the opposition Socialists basking in the glow of a "grand-slam" victory — an outcome that would augur badly for a possible re-election bid by Sarkozy in 2012.... Read more»

Will the Falkland Islands come between the UK and US?

The "special relationship" between Britain and the United States has come under scrutiny here recently because of differences of opinion between the allies about a windswept archipelago in the South Atlantic claimed by both Britain and Argentina.... Read more»


John Nance: A reporter who covered the human soul

For a shot of faith in what's good about humanity, in the face of so much that isn't, consider John Nance, who died this week in Ohio. Nance understood that "news" was about people — individuals and societies — not grand events. That made him an uncommonly good reporter. But that was not the half of it.... Read more»

Australian autistic students put in fenced pen

A primary school in Australia defended putting their autistic students in a pen, saying they wanted to keep them safe.... Read more»1

El Porvenir

Is Venezuela flooding an unexplored holy site?

Known as El Porvenir, this pre-Columbian indigenous site in a remote part of western Venezuela has never been truly examined by archaeologists. And now it looks like it may never be. The government plans to flood the valley in which it lies to create a hydroelectric dam.... Read more»

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