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Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with …

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US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 657 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. isn't handling Middle East situation well

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. isn't handling Middle East situation well

The Israeli-Arab Palestinian peace talks are unraveling and on the verge of collapse.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: New UN environment report underscores importance of Arctic

GUEST COMMENTARY: New UN environment report underscores importance of Arctic

A new comprehensive report on the environment dramatically declares global warming is bringing profound changes, and must be addressed urgently regarding causes and consequences.

October 07, 2013 6:45 pm
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September 27, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Horror, hope in Afria

GUEST COMMENTARY: Horror, hope in Afria

On Wednesday, Kenya began three days of official mourning following four days of heavy fighting to control a Nairobi shopping mall. The well planned and executed terrorist attack left more than 60 people dead in the rubble. Details are still unclear, but according to reports nearly a dozen a…

September 26, 2013 7:06 pm
Korea was war in all but name

Korea was war in all but name

The Korean War was unlike any the United States had fought before, in part because it technically wasn't a war.

August 17, 2013 8:00 pm Video Photos

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PHIL WIELAND: Bugs: they're not just for squashing any more

PHIL WIELAND: Bugs: they're not just for squashing any more

The United Nations says one solution to world hunger is: Eat more bugs.

July 12, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Afghanistan insurgent attacks underscore high stakes

GUEST COMMENTARY: Afghanistan insurgent attacks underscore high stakes

On June 25, Afghanistan insurgents detonated a car bomb and fought security forces in front of the presidential palace. The area is the most heavily guarded in the country. Penetrating the enormous security apparatus is a major success, but spectacular attacks of various types are nothing ne…

June 29, 2013 12:00 am

Food Tank offers strategies on saving water

The United States suffered its worst drought in at least 25 years in 2012, in an event that affected 80 percent of the country's agricultural land.

May 07, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea tantrums underscore South Korea’s success

GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea tantrums underscore South Korea’s success

North Korea’s propaganda reference to the "venomous swish" of the skirt of South Korea President Park Geun-hye is loaded with symbolism, mostly unintended.

April 13, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel’s olive branch to Turkey indicates smart strategy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel’s olive branch to Turkey indicates smart strategy

On March 22, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel reached out the hand of peace by telephoning Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to apologize. Often belligerent "Bibi" Netanyahu was making amends for the notorious incident in 2010, when Israeli armed forces boarded a Turkish shi…

March 30, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The Arctic, melting ice and ancient issues

GUEST COMMENTARY: The Arctic, melting ice and ancient issues

"What about the rest of the North?" asked McGeorge Bundy, president of the Ford Foundation, back in the 1970s while considering yet one more grant to help the troubled Native Americans of Alaska.

March 16, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lingering Cold War legacy in Cuba is fading

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lingering Cold War legacy in Cuba is fading

Cuba’s President Raul Castro has made notable news by announcing on Feb. 24 that he will retire from that office in 2018. His older brother Fidel stepped down from the same post in 2008, after turning 85 years of age.

March 02, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea missile launch latest in ongoing provocations

GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea missile launch latest in ongoing provocations

Wednesday's successful launch of a space satellite by North Korea is cause for concern, but no sign of a basic strategic shift -- yet. Nonetheless, a tough response with teeth is required by the world community.

December 15, 2012 12:00 am
Illinois sparking a refugee health care revolution

Illinois sparking a refugee health care revolution

A movement spreading across Illinois is creating a health care revolution for refugees from countries including Burma, Bhutan and Iraq.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

Cambodia, scene of the killing fields of genocide less than four decades ago, has just hosted the seventh East Asia Summit, which brought together leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, plus Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and the U.S. The summit concluded Tuesday, on a…

November 22, 2012 12:00 am
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October 01, 2012 12:00 am
Purdue grad student attends U.S. conference on women

Purdue grad student attends U.S. conference on women

Genae Barron, of Highland, a graduate student in communications at Purdue University Calumet, was one of only 20 women students nationwide chosen to participate in the annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, Feb. 25 to March 3 at the United Nations in New York City.

March 29, 2012 12:00 am

Labor Department changes hazard communication standard

The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday a revised workplace safety standard for hazard communication will help save workers' lives and result in productivity gains for domestic businesses.

March 20, 2012 1:30 pm
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