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Mysterious fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine

Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left at least one person dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Prison, Ukraine,

6 hrs ago | Denver Post

Will: The government's regulatory overkill

Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat, Ohio, Abortion

10 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Egypt gunmen kill police captain near Cairo

Gunmen killed an Egyptian police captain and a conscript on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Egypt

14 hrs ago | Detroit News

Column: U-M race fight riles Gratz

Jennifer Gratz bristled when reports last week compared her University of Michigan fight with that of a young woman's from Detroit.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Standardized Testing, Education

Sat Apr 19, 2014

O-R Online

Give children a chance

Washington was a nice community to live in very long ago. It was a place where our children could feel safe.


Related Topix: Washington, PA


Coachella 2014 and a rock critic of a certain age: Larry Wilson

Of course it does. Just ask Paul Westerberg, leader of The Replacements, which at various times over the last 35 years - yeesh! - has been my favorite still-punky post-punk rock band.


Related Topix: Coachella, CA, Pop/Rock, The Replacements, Punk, Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day, Indio, CA

Southland Times

You only live once

One thing I know is there is no better way to make a decision than to have a 500kg animal beneath you and the smell of sweat in the air.


Divers make new attempt to recover bodies

Relatives of missing passengers aboard the capsized South Korean ferry gave out DNA samples Saturday as rescuers conducted more dives into the wreckage.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea, World News,

Manslaughter conviction in infant son's death nets Kalamazoo Township man prison time

Tahj O'Neal Lockett pleaded guilty in the case on March 17 to involuntary manslaughter.


Fri Apr 18, 2014


Why Did a News Outlet Cancel This Church's Easter Ad?

A New York City news organization has apologized after it canceled a church's advertising campaign promoting its Easter Sunday services - just three days before Good Friday.


Related Topix: New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government

Will Tsarnaev get death sentence if guilty?

It may be a foregone conclusion in the minds of many that accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty of murder.


Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Marathon


Opinion: Did Jesus really rise from the dead?

Penitents in San Fernando, Philippines, hang from wooden crosses on Good Friday, April 18, as they take part in a re-enactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion.


Related Topix: Life, Good Friday, Holidays, Philippines, World News, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Spain,

Opinion: The downside to full disclosure for campaign contributions

On the one hand, of course money is speech. For most citizens, contributing to politicians or causes is the most effective way to augment and amplify speech with which they agree.


Related Topix: US News

The Sand Trap

Opinion on Golf Scores: Walking vs. Riding

I'd like to hear people's opinions regarding whether scoring well in a round of golf is in someway diminished if you rode in a cart for the entire round.


Leighton Buzzard Online

A hoe a day helps keep weeds away

Unfortunately that includes the weeds! The good news is that if you catch them now you really will lessen your work over the coming months.


Related Topix: Weather

Thu Apr 17, 2014


'Common sense' vs. the NRA

A U.S. Park Police helicopter removes a man from the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013.


Related Topix: National Rifle Association (NRA), Outdoor Recreation, US News

The Sand Trap

Personal stories about vaccinating your kids? Opinions?

Failure to vaccinate a child should be considered child endangerment. There is no argument based in logic against vaccination.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Family, Kids

Detroit Free Press

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Sorry, NFL team with the racist name, dignity isn't for sale

That, supposedly, was the price Gov. Peter Minuit paid American Indians for the island of Manhattan in 1625.


Wisbech Standard

MP Steve Barclay launches petitions both for and against Chatteris...

North East Cambs MP Steve Barclay has set up petitions both in favour and opposing plans for an anaerobic digestion plant in Chatteris.


Related Topix: Cambridgeshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

News Democrat

Government as innovator? You bet

Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science