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Mario Cuomo: The rhetoric and the record

By Cal Thomas
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Obituary | How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a…

Midday Roundup: NYPD, mayor face off at second officer’s funeral

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Tense memorial. Thousands gathered Sunday to honor slain New York police officer Wenjian Liu. FBI Director James Comey spoke at the funeral service honoring…

Midday Roundup: Shanghai celebration turns into deadly stampede

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Deadly celebration. Ringing in the New Year in Shanghai, China, turned deadly last night as 36 people lost their lives in stampede along the city’s popular…

House Republicans take year-end swing at IRS

By J.C. Derrick
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IRS Scandal | WASHINGTON—House GOP investigators blasted a “culture of bias” at the Internal Revenue Service in their final 2014 report on the agency’s targeting of…

America interrupted

By Cal Thomas
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Culture | In the film Girl Interrupted , Winona Ryder plays an 18-year-old who enters a mental institution for what is diagnosed as borderline personality disorder. The…

Midday Roundup: Debris, bodies found at site of AirAsia crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Search over. Search teams have located the AirAsia 8501 crash site and have begun recovering debris and bodies from the water. The plane, en route from…

Clinton looks like a 2016 shoo-in, but can she compete with the GOP?

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
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Campaign 2016 | Each Wednesday for the past several months, The World and Everything in It has profiled possible candidates in the next presidential election. The Democratic field

First lady Michelle Obama’s food fight rages on

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Congress threw some whole grains out of first lady Michelle Obama’s food fight last week by passing a massive year-end spending bill that eases some…

GOP presidential hopefuls compete in the ‘invisible primary’

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
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Campaign 2016 | Each Wednesday for the past several months, The World and Everything in It has profiled possible candidates in the next presidential election. The Democratic field

Midday Roundup: Obama nominees get last-minute love from Senate Dems

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Rubber stamps. The Senate is taking a flurry of last-minute votes on judicial and cabinet appointees before it adjourns for the year and the Republicans take…

Gov. Mike Pence: National government is not the nation

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | INDIANAPOLIS—If success at the state level were enough to recommend someone for president of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana would be among…

Senate OKs new religious freedom ambassador

By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | Decision caps busy week in Washington for religious freedom

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