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The sacking of Ray Rice

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Sports | The “indefinite suspension” of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for knocking out his then-fiancée, now wife, in an elevator at an Atlantic City…

The McDonnell verdict

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Crime | The soap opera that played out in Richmond, Va., these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen,

Joan Rivers and me

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Obituary | We met by accident. How else could it have been with two people who are so different? Or are we? It was the early 1980s when a tabloid called me. They were…

Hong Kong: One country, one system

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China | The promise the Chinese government made to Britain and to the world as Hong Kong reverted to Chinese control at midnight on June 30, 1997, that China would…

A television program that promotes healing

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Television | From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called This Is Your Life , hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or…

Scotland’s future hangs in the balance

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U.K. | “The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” —Scottish poet Robert Burns, “To a Mouse” (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland—For Americans whose…

If ISIS attacks again, what will U.S. do?

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Terrorism | The Obama administration is reportedly considering airstrikes in Syria against the terrorist group ISIS. The New York Times quotes “a top national security…

ISIS ‘a national security threat’

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Iraq | BELFAST, Northern Ireland—U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of…

Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson

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Crime | It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights…

Robin Williams: Comedy and tragedy

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Obituary | Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to…

Confronting ISIS—‘It takes an army to defeat an army’

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Iraq | When liberal Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid.

The Nixon resignation at 40

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History | On the occasion of this week’s 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob…

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