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  • El Estado Islámico: un califato del terror

    El Estado Islámico: un califato del terror
    WASHINGTON —La milicia yihadista del Estado Islámico (EI) quiere contratar ingenieros, gestores, jueces, médicos y traductores para poner las bases de su califato gobernado mediante el terror, pero también a través de una relativamente sofisticada...
  • Iraq considers national guards to do what its army can't

    BAGHDAD It will take months, if not years, for the United States, Iraq and their allies to defeat the Islamic State extremists who have conquered more than a third of Iraq and as much of Syria, but even if they do, a long-term security vacuum will...
  • Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare

    Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare
    Rashi Fein, a Harvard economist considered one of the fathers of Medicare, who threw his intellectual and moral weight behind full, affordable healthcare for nearly seven decades, stretching from the Truman administration to the Obama presidency, died...
  • Bill Clinton, Grover Norquist: Sunday guests

    Bill Clinton, Grover Norquist: Sunday guests
    UPDATED: The guest lineup for Sunday morning: Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, and Thomas Frank, author of "What's the Matter With Kansas?," will be guests on NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m on WESH-Channel 2. A panel on ISIS...
  • Congress heads home to face voters with little to brag about

    WASHINGTON Congress heads home this weekend leaving a slew of unfinished business waiting until after the November elections for a lame-duck session and doing little to improve this Congress' reputation as one of the least productive ever. If lawmakers...
  • U.S. aims to keep Iran atomic talks separate from Islamic State conflict

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials hope to prevent two diplomatic challenges with Iran from colliding next week: the Iranian nuclear program and the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group. Their basic dilemma is how to keep Iran from...
  • Trudy Rubin: The gulf between Iran, U.S.

    When President Obama addressed the nation last week about building a coalition to fight ISIS, there was a critical word that he never mentioned. That word was Iran. The absence of the I-word was telling, because Shiite Iran is a crucial player in any...
  • Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap

    Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap
    The Orlando area has a large “education gap” for tech and science skills, according to data unveiled by Microsoft and the Brookings Institution Tuesday. Microsoft sponsored the event through its YouthSpark program, which provides resources...
  • 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...
  • Obama's approach in confronting Islamic State overlooks Syria

    WASHINGTON Despite two weeks of U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, the Islamic State retains its bloody grip on roughly half of the country and is rolling up new conquests in Syria, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to develop a comprehensive,...
  • A drop-off in start-ups: Where are all the entrepreneurs?

    A drop-off in start-ups: Where are all the entrepreneurs?
    For years, Christina Marshall was convinced she would start her own company. She studied entrepreneurship at USC's business school with the hope of launching a clothing company for full-figured women. But after graduating two years ago, the 31-year-...
  • 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...