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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg belatedly has given investigators some 3,000 advertisements from around 470 accounts associated with a Kremlin-linked “troll farm.” Congressional committees and special counsel Robert Mueller are trying to determine how deeply Russia interfered with last...
President Donald Trump has a penchant for speaking to international audiences as if he’s addressing a campaign rally. He has boasted in phone calls to world leaders about the size of his adoring crowds and how big his Electoral College victory margin was. No surprise, then, that his speech...
They’re called “Dreamers,” children whose immigrant parents brought them to this country illegally years ago, and who have since become fully integrated into American society. These young men and women speak English. They succeed in school. Many are gainfully employed, hoping to start careers in...
They call themselves Aldean’s Army, fiercely devoted fans who buy country singer Jason Aldean’s albums by the millions. Sunday night, many of them flocked to hear him perform at a fall festival on the Las Vegas Strip. That’s where a sniper, firing from a 32nd-floor hotel room, rained a fusillade...
The awesome killing power possessed by one gunman, Stephen Paddock, testifies to the consequences created when politicians continually bow to political pressure from the National Rifle Association. Paddock had amassed an absurd arsenal of 23 weapons in his 32nd-floor room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel...
America needs newspapers. And newspapers, now more than ever, need America. Thomas Jefferson famously said, “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” So...
In divided America, the aftermath of a mass shooting follows an all-too-predictable pattern. So it was Monday as the nation awoke to the horror that a domestic terrorist identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, had opened fire Sunday night from a 32nd floor Las Vegas hotel room, killing at least 59...
In announcing his tax reform proposal Wednesday in Indianapolis, President Donald Trump addressed the biggest political problem his plan will face — the suspicion that most of the benefits would favor wealthy Americans like Trump himself. “It’s not good for me,” Trump said. “Believe me.” What...
Hurricane Irma spared our area but drew our attention to our friends and families in south and central Florida. We know that could’ve been us, but even as we forget what our friends are dealing in-state, we can lose sight of the horrors inflicted on people living even further south. Floridians...
Colin Kaepernick started the fire, but just as its embers were cooling, President Donald Trump poured gasoline on it. Kaepernick was a San Francisco 49ers quarterback last season who declined to stand on the sidelines before games while the national anthem was played. Sitting (and later kneeling...

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