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  • Obama says Iran could be allowed a modest nuclear enrichment program

    Obama says Iran could be allowed a modest nuclear enrichment program
    WASHINGTON — President Obama signaled Saturday that he was prepared to allow Iran to enrich uranium on its own soil, saying that a final deal could be structured to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb. Obama also put the odds of...
  • Heroes of Detroit, America's great comeback city

    Heroes of Detroit, America's great comeback city
    When Detroit filed for bankruptcy in July, people wondered whether the once-great city could make a comeback. Looking at the blight, the shrunken population and the diminished public services, the picture looked grim. Detroit was an ailing, dying city....
  • Reality TV shows help lower teen birth rate, researchers say

    Reality TV shows help lower teen birth rate, researchers say
    Think reality TV is an extraordinary waste of time? That it has no socially redeeming value? New research from economists at the University of Maryland and Wellesley College have found otherwise -- at least in the case of the popular MTV show "Sixteen...
  • Obamacare's next hurdle

     Obamacare's next hurdle
    One of these weeks, now that the Obama administration has recruited a SWAT team of computer whizzes, Healthcare.gov will recover from its shambolic debut and turn into, well, just another website. After all, it's only a website, and websites can be fixed....
  • Netanyahu insists Iran can be forced to give up nuclear program

    Netanyahu insists Iran can be forced to give up nuclear program
    WASHINGTON — In a pointed rebuttal to President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Iran can be forced to shed its nuclear program and urged the imposition of new economic sanctions. One day after President Obama...
  • Containment Of Nuclear-Capable Iran Vital

    In his disproportionate praise of the six-month agreement with Iran, Barack Obama said: "For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program." But if the program, now several decades old, had really been...
  • Nearly 6 months into Snowden affair, opinion still split on motives

    James Costos, the U.S. ambassador to Spain, was called on the Foreign Ministry carpet Monday to be informed of the Madrid government's anger over reports that U.S. intelligence spied on 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month alone. His counterpart...
  • From the Snowden files: 007 now wields a mouse, not a Walther PPK

    From the Snowden files: 007 now wields a mouse, not a Walther PPK
    If you’ve made a Christmas gift list that includes online gaming this year, you may want to be checking that twice. Intelligence agencies in both Britain and the U.S. have been paying attention to how you play games online — not for the...
  • Why can't Obama run the government as smoothly as his campaign?

    Why can't Obama run the government as smoothly as his campaign?
    WASHINGTON — A year after his reelection triumph, President Obama is facing an awkward question from friends and foes alike: Why can't he run the government as well as he ran his campaign? What with the IRS targeting of tea party groups; the...
  • Iran may be lowering expectations for next round of nuclear talks

    Iran may be lowering expectations for next round of nuclear talks
    WASHINGTON -- Iranian officials appear to be trying to sharply lower expectations for the round of international nuclear negotiations set to begin Thursday in Geneva. In an interview in a reformist newspaper, Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi...
  • Qatar: Syria rebels' tiny ally in the background

    Qatar: Syria rebels' tiny ally in the background
    DOHA, Qatar — As the hot sun cut through the morning haze of the seemingly perpetual summer of this Persian Gulf city, commanders of Syria's Western-backed opposition forces convened for a series of high-level meetings. The participants, leaders...
  • When families struggle

    When families struggle
    "So we can talk all we want here in Washington about issues like education and health care and crime; we can build good schools; we can put money into creating good jobs; we can do everything we can to keep our streets safe — but government can't...