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Confrontation in Ukraine

By Marvin Olasky
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Ukraine | In the internet age, some events are still throwbacks to the era of physical confrontation. This dispatch comes in three parts: minute-by-minute reports from…

Globe Trot: Iran’s 30-day nuclear bomb breakout

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: The report stirring a lot of speculation about Iran’s ability to make weapons-grade uranium within a month is good reading. It offers new…

NSA phone tapping scandal puts U.S.-German relations on hold

By Daniel James Devine
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National Security | Leaders in Germany, a major European power and an ally of the United States, changed their usually friendly tune this week after learning the National…

Globe Trot: Throwing money at America’s popularity problem

By Mindy Belz
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International | PAKISTAN: Where in the world do people dislike America most? Pakistan, according to Pew surveys. Now the United States plans to…

Migrants arrive in Europe in body bags

By Rob Holmes
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International | Hundreds of illegal migrants lost their lives at sea this month crossing the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe, including 339 from Eritrea alone.

Midday Roundup: Forced acceptance for same-sex marriage in Washington

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Forced impartiality? Washington state’s judicial ethics body reprimanded a state judge this week for refusing to officiate same-sex wedding ceremonies.

Can the Dutch turn it around?

By Marvin Olasky
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Europe | American liberals have proclaimed for decades that the United States should be more like Europe in social welfare policies. That mantra may have to change, as…

Midday Roundup: Navy Yard investigators ask ultimate question—why?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Why? The investigation into yesterday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has now turned to the gunman’s motives. Unnamed sources told the…

Midday Roundup: Senate ponders Snowden sanctions over clean clothes, asylum

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Extradition squeeze. As NSA leaker Edward Snowden extends his stay in a Moscow airport for another day, U.S. lawmakers are pushing for sanctions against…

NHS lessons for Obamacare

By Cal Thomas
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Healthcare | FORT WILLIAM, Scotland—The power of television to shrink the world has always amazed me. Eating lunch on the road to Fort William, a man at the next table…

Signs and Wonders: California cracks down on entrepreneurs

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Sharing economy. Does it make sense to you that there’s one parking lot at the airport where thousands of cars sit and people pay for them to do nothing,

Death wish: Following in Belgium’s footsteps

By Alissa Robertson
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Euthanasia | Belgium is currently discussing two bills to expand its euthanasia laws—one allowing minors the right to euthanize, and the other allowing elderly patients…

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