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What do a family dispute and chemical weapons treaty have in common?

on Nov. 14, 2013, at 11:02 a.m.
Homeless residents rest under candlelight inside a Catholic church which is being used as a temporary evacuation centre in downtown Tacloban in central Philippines November 13, 2013. Desperation gripped Philippine islands devastated by Typhoon Haiyan as looting turned deadly on Wednesday and survivors panicked over delays in supplies of food, water and medicine, some digging up underground water pipes and smashing them open.

Tragedy in the Philippines

on Nov. 13, 2013, at 12:07 p.m.
A combination of handout photos of a selection of artworks published on the German government website "Lost Art" on November 12, 2013. Germany began publishing an online list of works that were discovered in a huge art stash in a Munich flat last year and believed for the most part to have been stolen or extorted by the Nazis.

More transparency for Nazi-confiscated art

on Nov. 12, 2013, at 2:35 p.m.
A woman walks past graffiti in the Temple Bar area of Dublin November 7, 2013. Ireland's international lenders confirmed on Thursday it had passed the final review of its 85 billion euro bailout, paving the way for it to become the first euro zone country to complete such a program.

Ireland still needs a safety net after exiting its bailout

on Nov. 11, 2013, at 8:48 a.m.
Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses his supporters at his election night party on Nov. 5, 2013.

Did voters choose pragmatism or ideology in Tuesday’s elections?

on Nov. 10, 2013, at 11:50 a.m.
Antennas of the former National Security Agency listening station are seen at the Teufelsberg hill, or Devil's Mountain in Berlin, Nov. 5, 2013.

Reforming the NSA

on Nov. 05, 2013, at 12:25 p.m.
Crystal Fogleman (left) and Alice Goan (right), both of Bangor, smoke cigarettes as they wait for a bus in downtown Bangor in 2011.

A tax that should keep rising

on Nov. 04, 2013, at 3:20 p.m.
Cathey Park of Cambridge, Massachusetts holds up her cast for U.S. President Barack Obama to sign during a health insurance event at Faneuil Hall in Boston October 30, 2013. The words on the cast read, "I Love Obamacare."

Obama’s dumb promise doesn’t necessarily undermine his law

on Nov. 03, 2013, at 2:59 p.m.
Secretary of State John Kerry gestures at the Center for American Progress 10th Anniversary policy forum in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 24.

John Kerry’s empty words on starvation, disease in Syria

on Oct. 29, 2013, at 1:57 p.m.
The staff of Republican members of the U.S. congress are pictured as Cheryl Campbell (on tv screen), Senior Vice President of CGI Federal, testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 24, 2013.

Earmarks and success can help Congress get its groove back

on Oct. 27, 2013, at 9:22 a.m.
 A 16-year-old inmate at Mountain View Youth Development Center underwent surgery early Wednesday to repair a broken jaw he suffered from alleged fighting at the prison.

Why children, even when violent, should never be incarcerated

on Oct. 24, 2013, at 2:18 p.m.
Women from the Ngok Dinka tribe dance during prayers for a peaceful referendum in the Abyei region, September 14, 2013. Abyei, straddling the border between Sudan and South Sudan, is claimed by both sides, which fought one of Africa's longest civil wars. Since South Sudan's secession in 2011 after an independence vote, both countries have been unable to decide on the ownership of Abyei, which is inhabited by the Dinka tribe allied to South Sudan and the Misseriya, an Arab tribe following Sudan.

When women have the same rights as men, how will we know?

on Oct. 23, 2013, at 11:17 a.m.

Suffocating from the high cost of meds in Maine

By Sun Journal, on Oct. 22, 2013, at 6:24 a.m.
Of the $5 billion this country spends on asthma meds every year, much of that medication serves the Medicaid/Medicare patient pool.

Allow EPA leniency to limit greenhouse gases

on Oct. 21, 2013, at 12:41 p.m.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, arrives Oct. 2, 2013 at the White House in Washington to meet with President Barack Obama.

Wailing on Wall Street

on Oct. 16, 2013, at 12:15 p.m.
Notre Dame law professor Mary Ellen O'Connell, a leading critic of the U.S. targeted killing program against al-Qaida militants, works in her home office in South Bend, Indiana.

Stopping al-Qaida

on Oct. 14, 2013, at 10:53 a.m.
President Barack Obama and outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke applaud after Obama nominated Janet Yellen, left, to serve as the next head of the Federal Reserve at the White House in Washington Oct. 9, 2013.

At last, a nominee at the Fed

on Oct. 10, 2013, at 12:10 p.m.

Voting Rights Act should be revived by Congress, not by Justice suing states

on Oct. 07, 2013, at 10:14 a.m.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Saturday.

Boehner heading back to a ‘grand bargain’?

on Oct. 06, 2013, at 11:07 a.m.
In this 2004 file photo, President George W. Bush talks about Iraq at the Maine Victory Rally at the Bangor International Airport.

Forgotten allies in Iraq

on Oct. 03, 2013, at 3:26 p.m.