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Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 9:42 AM

Republicans hailed the budget resolutions released this week by the House and Senate as a blueprint for addressing the urgent problem of what to do for the poor and middle class once they become rich.

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 8:50 AM

Spring has sprung. The signs are all around us.Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Moore, Oklahoma, has been hit by a tornado. And Pete Rose has asked for his lifetime ban for betting on baseball to be lifted.

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 8:45 AM

A Pennsylvania police officer has been charged with murder in the death of a man who sped away after the officer noticed he had an expired inspection sticker on his vehicle. When the officer caught up with the man he attempted to flee on foot.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 12:32 PM

Driving a car is a difficult task. One that takes the operator's full attention at all times when he or she is on the roadway.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 9:39 AM

“The Four Tigers” is a shorthand label for the dynamic economies of East Asia which achieved strikingly rapid growth from the 1960s into the 1990s – Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 7:57 PM

About 15 years ago in Winter Haven, Florida, Thomas Roe Oldt, a columnist for the local paper, The Ledger, wrote about the quick and unlikely arrest of two teenagers accused of murder.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:16 PM

Iran is now a source of tremendous strain in United States domestic politics as well as foreign policy. Escalating divisions between Democrats and Republicans are greatly complicating our foreign policy. In the end, this may strengthen the influence...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 12:25 PM

Way back on Aug. 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman, a University of Texas student and former U.S. Marine climbed the tower at the center of the campus and during the course of less than an hour and half, killed 16 people and wounded 32 others. Less...

Updated Mar 12, 2015 at 3:39 PM

Just recently I began work on a novel. To say the least I have found the experience unique, if not life changing in some respects. Through the creation process of birthing characters and developing a storyline, I have found that just like life...

Updated Mar 12, 2015 at 3:31 PM

When it comes to Internet slander and bullying, most people just brush it off. After all, it's the Internet where anyone can say just about anything with complete anonymity. What can you expect?

Updated Mar 12, 2015 at 2:21 PM

The shocking physical attack on U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in Seoul may appear just the latest negative news from the Korean peninsula. On March 10 he left the hospital, five days after being slashed in a knife attack by a deranged fanatical...

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