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11/20/2014 - 2:51pm

    The two men in the rented red Nissan Altima were poker players traveling through Iowa on their way to Las Vegas. The police were state troopers on the hunt for criminals, contraband and cash.

    They intersected last year on a rural stretch of...

11/13/2014 - 3:20pm

    I turned 50 just the other day, but I got the gift that I most needed nearly two years earlier, from a couple of strangers whom I never saw again.

    I was in a surgeon's waiting room, about to...

11/13/2014 - 3:20pm

    Flip through any newspaper and go from the foreign news to the business pages and what you'll see is the "other" great geopolitical struggle in the world today. It's not the traditional one between nation states on land. It's the...

11/13/2014 - 3:20pm

    Already in the CVSes of this world they have begun and completed their unholy work, stripping the shelves of their cheery weight of candy corn and filling them with green and red foil boxes of seasonal truffles.

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11/06/2014 - 6:01pm

    If prostitution of children is illegal, why is it that we allow an estimated 100,000 underage girls and boys to be sold for sex in America each year - many on a single U.S. website, Backpage.com?

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11/06/2014 - 6:00pm

    When I close my eyes, I can easily flash back to a time when it was cool to call people in uniform "pigs" and "baby killers."

    If you had any family members in the police or...

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