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  • Washington state lauded for cautious approach to pot sales

    WASHINGTON After voters in Washington state and Colorado made history by legalizing marijuana in November 2012, Colorado hit the finish line first, opening its pot stores to big fanfare on Jan. 1 of this year. By contrast, Washington state had a slow and...
  • Captives held by Islamic State prove tough quandary for Obama

    Captives held by Islamic State prove tough quandary for Obama
    After Islamic State's beheading of journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama's administration is making little headway in efforts to secure the release of three other Americans held by the insurgent group in Syria, officials said. Journalist...
  • Study shows retention of U. of I. international students

    Study shows retention of U. of I. international students
    While the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has more international students than any other public campus in the country, the majority of them leave the area after graduation, a new report has found. About 17 percent of foreign student graduates...
  • Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria

    Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has bought some time with his decision to slow the march toward U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and provided fodder for critics who accuse him of dithering. The White House on Friday...
  • On Labor Day, what about labor's fair share?

    For Labor Day, let's talk bluntly about labor's fair share of the profits and of the productivity of the economy. The hard truth is that labor, meaning the wide middle class, is not receiving its fair share. There is no clear-cut reversal of the middle...
  • The anatomy of a cease-fire

    The anatomy of a cease-fire
    After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal. But will the agreement, whose parameters are not...
  • Video purportedly shows beheading of South Florida journalist Steven Sotloff

    Video purportedly shows beheading of South Florida journalist Steven Sotloff
    The Islamic State militant group released a video today purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven J. Sotloff. A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned...
  • Many health care jobs offer good pay, require less schooling

    Jim Padovano was immediately drawn to the operating room when he got a chance as a young man to watch open-heart surgery. "I was just knocked out by the atmosphere and the camaraderie," he said. The experience spurred him to become a surgical technician...
  • Suburban poverty grows beyond Ferguson

    The fires of Ferguson, Mo., run counter to the narrative about suburbia, the story Americans tell themselves about strip malls and rolling lawns, about McMansions and upward mobility. Instead, the unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting of an...
  • Kia to open $1-billion auto factory in Mexico

    Kia to open $1-billion auto factory in Mexico
    South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corp. will open a $1-billion auto plant in northern Mexico, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Wednesday. Kia will join other automakers rushing to build cars in Mexico, where low labor costs and extensive free...
  • Obama faces a tough sell in Congress for Islamic State strategy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged to consult Congress about any expanded military action against Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria, but support from the divided legislature is unlikely to come quickly - if at...
  • US history in Mideast hampers hopes for anti-ISIS coalition

    WASHINGTON The United States faces no small task in drumming up allies to fight the Islamic State as part of a new coalition that foreign policy analysts already are criticizing as a hollow effort unless the Obama administration proves a commitment to...