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  • Specter gives up on Spygate

     
    Apparently, we can officially put Spygate behind us. U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter says that he is not seeking a Congressional inquiry into any further misdeeds by the New England Patriots. The Pennsylvania senator told the Philadelphia Daily News editorial...
  • Report: Clemens under more pressure

     
    Last night's All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium was a meant to be a nostalgic juncture of baseball's past and present being played in one of the game's most storied arenas and attended by so many past stars. All of which makes......
  • Juice leaves lasting stain on Palmeiro

    Rafael Palmeiro sounded pretty convincing yesterday when he explained how he had "unintentionally" used a banned steroid. He was even more convincing last March when he told a congressional committee he had "never used steroids - period." But Palmeiro'...
  • He may not fit the bill, but he will pay price

    THE IMAGE still lingers. Rafael Palmeiro, called to testify before a congressional committee on March 17, pointed his finger at committee chairman Tom Davis and denied that he had ever used illegal performance-enhancing drugs. There was no tortured legal...
  • Forgiveness is in air at yard as team's fallen hero signs in

    IT WAS big, almost as big as the girl waving it over her head. It was bright orange with black lettering, and it read, "Welcome Back Raffy." It was held aloft behind the Orioles' dugout about two hours before the first pitch at Camden Yards last night,...
  • Americans enter a test of will with new clarity

    "INEVER was much for putting out a flag," I heard a woman say in the weekend sunshine, "until now." She went into the basement of her home and fetched two small ones - starchy cloth flags on sticks - and stuck them in the potted plants in front of her...
  • Some in FBI balked at CIA ties

    WASHINGTON - When senior FBI officials announced plans in 2002 to participate with the CIA in terrorism-related interrogations abroad, some counterterrorism officials in the bureau balked, arguing vehemently against the idea. To interrogate terrorism...
  • Wind beneath his right wing may steer our new governor

    SAY THIS for yesterday's inauguration of Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. as governor of Maryland: At least nobody sang, "You are the wind beneath my wings." Gazing across a sea of frozen faces yearning to embrace the first Republican governor here in 36 years...
  • Russian lawmakers approve use of force in Ukraine

    Russian lawmakers approve use of force in Ukraine
    MOSCOW — The international conflict over Russia's military moves in Crimea escalated precariously Saturday as lawmakers in Moscow authorized the use of armed forces to protect their nation's interests and ethnic Russians in Ukraine and President...
  • Irish voters reject plan to abolish nation's Senate

    LONDON -- In a referendum many Americans would drool over, voters in Ireland have narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish their Senate, despite a vigorous campaign in favor of eliminating the upper house of parliament in order to save money. Results...
  • Court ruling not expected to derail Egyptian parliament

    CAIRO — Egypt’s highest court ruled Sunday that both the country’s upper house of parliament and the committee that drafted the nation’s constitution had been elected illegally, but the impact of the decision appeared to be largely...
  • Russian lawmakers vote to expand definition of treason, espionage

     
    The upper house of Russia’s parliament voted to broaden the definition of espionage and high treason, continuing what many activists view as a crackdown on dissent in the country....