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04/29/2016 - 11:00am

    In preparing for a White House conference this week, I've reviewed the recent data on the fight against crime. And it's depressing. For example, the share of violent crimes in the U.S. for which arrests are made is shockingly low -- less than half in 2014, the FBI reports. For burglaries, the share was only 14...

04/27/2016 - 8:00pm

    If House Republican leaders push through their 2017 budget, just 1 in 3 federal workers who retire will be replaced. Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich also have touted plans to reduce the federal workforce...

04/27/2016 - 7:00pm

    The U.S. Treasury's decision to portray the great anti-slavery warrior Harriet Tubman on the face of the $20 bill is symbolic on many levels. The fact that she'll replace Andrew Jackson -- the country's seventh president, and a man who owned more than 100...

04/27/2016 - 3:00pm

    The announcement by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that Harriet Tubman will take the place of Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill has caused some grumbling. Senator Lamar Alexander, who like Jackson is from Tennessee, expressed grave misgivings about the swap....

04/27/2016 - 10:00am

    Good news for democracy in the United States: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, R, is restoring voting rights to some 200,000 citizens who were convicted of felonies, served their time and completed parole.

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04/27/2016 - 9:00am

    The first Earth Day, held April 22, 1970, was designed to draw popular attention to environmental causes and the need to protect nature. It succeeded. At age 46, Earth Day continues to focus our minds on preserving the natural world, if only for a brief moment each...

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