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The South killed the safety net

Europeans came to this country for a better life. It hasn’t always meant helping the less fortunate<p>The South’s aversion both to taxes and to mandated government safety net structures had a long, and somewhat surprising, pedigree. In the late eighteenth century, popular radical writers such as …

Matt Drudge sounds off on Republicans over Syria, NSA

Internet pioneer Matt Drudge may have had enough of the Republican Party.<p>Though known to needle the GOP and its leaders from time to time, the founder of Drudge Report let loose over the party's direction on Twitter this week.<p>Asking why anyone would vote Republican, Drudge listed his grievances: …

Syria strike set to hijack G20 agenda

World leaders from G20 are meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, amid sharp differences over possible US military action against Syria, in response to what the US administration calls a deadly chemical weapons attack.<p>Thursday's summit comes hours after a US Senate panel voted to give President Barack …

Pakistan arrests scores in security operation

Police have arrested 185 people ahead of the formal start of a government-ordered targeted operation aimed at cracking down on those involved in violence in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.<p>Those arrested include 16 illegal immigrants and 43 absconders, police said on Thursday.<p>The arrests …

US prisoners end hunger strike after 60 days

Prison inmates in the US state of California have ended a nearly two-month hunger strike to protest policies that can keep some gang leaders isolated for decades, after lawmakers agreed to hold hearings on the issue, prison officials say.<p>More than 30,000 inmates had been refusing meals when the …

Michael Vick says younger teammates don't respect him

After a skirmish during Thursday’s practice between Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper and cornerback Cary Williams, video captured Eagles quarterback Michael Vick stepping in and trying to break up the fight.<p><b>WATCH: Riley Cooper caught on tape fighting Eagles teammate.</b><p>After practice, Vick was still …

Identities of Officers Who Spoke to 'Zero Dark Thirty' Filmmakers About Bin Laden Raid Are Not Public, Judge Rules

A federal judge ruled the names of the CIA agents and Navy SEAL given to "Zero Dark Thirty" filmmakers should not be released to a government …