National

10/30/2014 - 2:29pm

    The Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) gives politicians Defender of Freedom awards. The award, accompanied by a glowing press release, has little to do with freedom; it has everything to do with legislators advancing the NRA agenda.

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10/30/2014 - 1:33pm

    The story of Brittany Maynard has revived the debate over Oregon's Death with Dignity Act. The law lets terminally ill patients end their lives with the aid of a doctor. That Maynard is a pretty 29-year-old newlywed using her personal tragedy to broaden...

10/30/2014 - 1:32pm

    Onstage before thousands of fans, Sam Smith sang "Stay With Me," beseeching his partner in a one-night stand for a few minutes more, and I half wondered if the two of them needed the extra time to finish bottles of Miller Lite, because a printed...

10/30/2014 - 1:31pm

    "No more pedicures," I told my sons.

    "Whyyy?" they whined.

    "It's not summer anymore," I lied.

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10/30/2014 - 1:30pm

    “The only thing we have to fear is . . . Let’s face it, folks, I’m scared spitless.”

     So said Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.

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10/30/2014 - 1:29pm

    It started with the death of John W. Clore, 30, a widower, on Sept. 21, 1918, at the old Sibley Hospital in Washington.

    Four days later, John Janes, 33, who ran a candy store and restaurant, died...

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