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We must give the land back: America’s brutality toward Native Americans continues today

Americans have unjustly taken vast tracts of land. This Presidents’ Day, let’s uphold our treaties and return it<p>I write often about liberating Palestine from Israeli occupation, a habit that evokes passionate response. I have yet to encounter a response that persuades me to abandon the commitment …

Ted Cruz just doomed the GOP — but not in the way you think

He won a small battle with his debt limit gambit, but also made the GOP’s extortion tactics much harder. Here’s why<p>Last week the seams holding together factions of the Republican party burst open once again. And once again, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was the guy scraping at them with a scalpel.<p>He …

Obama's itchy trigger finger on drone strikes: what happened to due process?

The once-extraordinary circumstances required for the US to assassinate a human being have become all too ordinary<p><i>Terrorism (ter-ror-ism; see also terror) n. 1. When a foreign organization kills an American for political reasons.</i><p><i>Justice (jus-tice) n. 1. When the United States Government uses a</i> …

The Snowden Effect, Continued

Release the hounds.<p><i>"The reporters conferred with Snowden to negotiate release of the material and then used their extensive backgrounds covering national security to explore the purloined files and reveal their stunning import on the Website Guardian US, describing how the NSA gathered information</i> …

Surveillance

Peace talks collapse as Taliban execute 23 Pakistani soldiers

Government negotiators pull out of negotiations due on Monday as politicians condemn latest killings<p>A Pakistan Taliban faction announced the execution of 23 soldiers on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to already dwindling hopes that peace talks might end years of violence.<p>The militant group had been …

Pakistan

U.S. News | Latest National News, Videos & Photos

See the horrifying damage after deadly southern California mudslides<p>1st days of spring bring massive snowstorms to the East Coast<p>Spring nor'easter …

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Beijing blasts UN report on North Korea

Beijing is ready to block recommendations from a United Nations warning Kim Jong-un on his regime's human rights abuses<p>China rejected what it said was "unreasonable criticism" of Beijing in a new U.N. report on human rights abuses in North Korea, but it would not be drawn on whether it would veto …

Rosenthal On Kimbrel, Braves, Red Sox, Burnett

Here's the latest from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:<p>Rival executives aren't all enthusiastic about <b>Craig Kimbrel</b>'s new deal with the <b>Braves</b>, citing the …

Quick Hits: Heyward, Masterson, Red Sox, Yankees

The <b>Braves</b> have signed <b>Freddie Freeman</b>, <b>Julio Teheran</b> and <b>Craig Kimbrel</b> to long-term deals in recent weeks, but don't expect them to do the same with</b> …

Major League Baseball

What Is State of Yankees Franchise That Derek Jeter Is Leaving Behind?

When the New York Yankees drafted Derek Jeter in 1992, the 18-year-old shortstop entered an organization with a cloudy future. Over two decades later—through no fault of his own—he'll exit New York with the Yankees staring down an uncomfortably similar fate.<p>During Jeter's reign in the Bronx, the …

New York Yankees

Hitting in deep counts

Last week fellow Beyond The Box Score contributor Ryan P. Morrison wrote a piece on the selectivity of the Red Sox at the plate, to which a commenter …

Baseball

Terrell Suggs, Ravens agree to contract extension

Baltimore locked up one of its best players for the foreseeable future with the extension of Suggs.<p>The Baltimore Ravens and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs have agreed on a contract extension, according to ESPN. The deal is set to keep Suggs with the Ravens through the 2018 season and will pay him …

Serena Williams: Practice is boring

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Serena Williams says she asked for a wild card into the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to combat boredom once …

Top prospect Bradley eager to learn in first camp

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Archie Bradley is walking a fine line this spring.<p>The D-backs right-hander and <b>top prospect</b> wants to be accommodating to the …

Baseball

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