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Americans in North Korea beg for someone to negotiate their release

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North Korea | North Korea paraded three American detainees before foreign media in Pyongyang on Monday, appearing to let them speak freely about their plight. The…

Russian tanks launch an attack in southeastern Ukraine

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Ukraine | Two columns of Russian tanks rolled into southeastern Ukraine today, following a rocket attack on a border post. The outmatched Ukrainian border guards fled,

Portland public

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Back to School | Seeking the peace of a very liberal city by helping to rejuvenate a deteriorating school

Family pleads for detained American’s release from North Korea

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Persecution | The family of an American man detained in North Korea for “anti-state” crimes apologized to the country yesterday and pleaded with officials to show mercy…

Spanish priest dies as ethicists debate Ebola drug protocols

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Ebola Virus | A Spanish missionary priest died today in Madrid after being treated for Ebola as international officials debate the ethics of using a new experimental…

Bucket List Books: Darkness and glory in Flannery O’Connor

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Books | This column is going to be a little different than most of the others I’ve written in this book series. I don’t enjoy the writing of Flannery O’Connor very…

Bucket List Books: The poetry of T.S. Eliot

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Books | T.S. Eliot was born in America, moved to England in the early 1900s and became a citizen, then returned to America years later to teach at Harvard. Though…

The Good News gets the cold shoulder in Portland

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Religion | Liberal groups in Portland, Ore., are taking an evangelical children’s camp to task for talking to the city’s youngest residents about Jesus. The camps,

Cease-fire talks falter as Gaza fighting rages on

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Israel | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today called for the international community to hold Hamas accountable for its continued rejection of cease-fire…

Government survey: Gay population smaller than previously thought

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Sexuality | Less than 4 percent of the U.S. population identifies as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, a surprisingly small number given the outsized influence they have had on…

Episcopalians in South Carolina take their $500 million property fight to court

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Religion | About 50 churches from the Diocese of South Carolina are going to court this week in an attempt to keep their name, seal, and $500 million in property…

Bucket List Books: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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Books | There are some books we read because they were important for their times. Others we read because they are important for our time. And there are still others…

 
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