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Clean Elections: Federal law ensures overseas military personnel, others can cast ballots

Everyone cherishes the memory of the first time they ever voted, but mine was especially memorable because I was stationed in Ramstein, Germany, with the U.S. Air Force. I cast my first vote thanks to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.... Read more»

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Immigration & SB 1070

LA students will be taught that Arizona law is 'un-American'

The Los Angeles Unified School District school board wants all its students to be taught that Arizona's new immigration law is un-American.... Read more»35

Analysis

Kyrgyzstan's deceptive calm

Seen from afar, Kyrgyzstan appears finally to be returning to normal. But following a bloody April uprising that ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and left more than 80 dead, analysts warn that the small Central Asian nation is far from stable and could very possibly see further unrest, if not outright political chaos.... Read more»

UA Wildcats softball

Cats face familiar foe in opening game of WCWS

The Wildcats (48-11) are making their 22nd trip to Oklahoma City and will begin the tournament against a familiar opponent, Tennessee, Thursday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.... Read more»

Many South Koreans indifferent about North

Polls show S. Koreans haven't completely accepted findings that N. Korea blew up their warship.... Read more»1

Immigration & SB 1070

Border 'one of the safest parts of America'

Gov. Jan Brewer has said Arizona residents live in "terror" because of illegal immigration and border crime, but a new study finds the border is “one of the safest parts of America, and it’s getting safer.”... Read more»2

Will Belgium's unhappy marriage end?

Despite the popularity of Flemish separatist parties, splitting Belgium could prove impractical.... Read more»

Comic: Environment

BP spill: The view from the front lines

As BP struggles to cap its well, and CEO Tony Hayward stumbles from unfortunate utterance to unfortunate utterance, fish and birds keep dying.... Read more»

Opinion: Gloom and doom in U.S. news

Gloom and doom sell books. Bad news sells newspapers and grabs television viewers. Especially bad news about America and dire predictions about where the country is heading.... Read more»1

Can America learn to love cricket?

Last week the cricket teams from New Zealand and Sri Lanka played the first ever international cricket game on American soil. It was minor history in the making, albeit a bit perplexing to some Americans who witnessed it.... Read more»

National Guard deployment raises concerns with border groups

The expected deployment of 1,200 National Guard troops to the border has angered border advocacy groups, which fear the militarization of their communities will damage the local economy and negatively impact their way of life.... Read more»1

51% nationally approve SB 1070, 76% oppose boycott of Az

Arizona's strict immigration law get the nod from 51 percent of voters nationwide in a new survey, while 48 percent would like a similar law in their own state.... Read more»9

Health care

Study: Shortened hospital stays may bring increased risks of return

To save costs, hospitals for years have been discharging patients after shorter stays. But at the same time more people are having to return to hospital for additional care within a month of their initial treatment, according to a major new study.... Read more»

Medical marijuana back on Az ballot

Arizona voters will yet again have a chance to decide if people with certain medical conditions can legally use marijuana.... Read more»

Mexico soccer fans bitter to be bested by U.S.

Mexico doesn't have much of a shot at going far in the Cup, but fans would like to see redemption against the U.S.... Read more»

American World Cup soccer fans drawn to South Africa

Americans are still uninterested compared to other soccer-crazed nations, but South Africa's World Cup has caught their attention.... Read more»

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