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U.S. ambassador to South Korea hospitalized after knife attack U.S. ambassador to South Korea hospitalized after knife attack
13 hours ago -
SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark W. Lippert, was attacked this morning by a knife-wielding man who said he opposed joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises, according to the South Korean police and journalists who were at the scene. [Read More]

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Mikulski, Maryland Democrat and role model, plans to retire from Senate Mikulski, Maryland Democrat and role model, plans to retire from Senate
3 days ago -
WASHINGTON — Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the animated and occasionally irascible Democrat from Maryland who rose from being a community organizer to become the longest-serving woman in Congress, announced Monday that she would retire when her term ends in 2017. [Read More]
Homeland funding appears on track
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After a weeks-long political struggle, legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department is headed back to the House without restrictions conservatives demanded on President Barack Obama’s immigration policies. Even so, it stands a good chance of passage. [Read More]
Georgia inmate's execution delayed Georgia inmate's execution delayed
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JACKSON, Ga. — Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state’s only female death row inmate for the second time in a week. [Read More]
'Black Madam' falls ill after two days of testimony
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PHILADELPHIA — An underground “body sculptor” charged in the death of a London dancer has tangled with a prosecutor who believes her ever-changing names, addresses and business ventures are the work of a classic con. [Read More]
Volcano erupts in southern Chile; thousands flee Volcano erupts in southern Chile; thousands flee
3 days ago -
PUCON, Chile — One of South America’s most active volcanoes erupted early today in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people. [Read More]
Fierce clashes ensue outside Tikrit after offensive
3 days ago -
BAGHDAD — Iraqi troops fought today with Islamic State extremists south of the militant-held city of Tikrit but their offensive to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown was slowed by roadside bombs, local officials said. [Read More]
Wolf prepares 'ambitious' budget, plan for school funding Wolf prepares 'ambitious' budget, plan for school funding
3 days ago -
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf's first budget proposal to the Legislature is due, and supporters say it will be ambitious in its efforts to provide new funding for education and to help local taxpayers shoulder the burden of paying for public schools. [Read More]
Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania
4 days ago -
CONKLIN, N.Y. — Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Governor to unveil budget, tax plans
4 days ago -
On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf will unveil his spending plans for the 2015-16 fiscal year that starts July 1. Wolf, a Democrat, is expected to propose perhaps the biggest shake-up in the state tax system in over 40 years, although little is known thus far about the precise details of his plans. [Read More]
Ferguson report critical of police
4 days ago -
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has nearly completed a highly critical report accusing the police in Ferguson, Mo., of making discriminatory traffic stops of African-Americans that created years of racial animosity leading up to an officer’s shooting of a black teenager last summer, ... [Read More]
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