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    On Mexican border, more ‘guards’ increase danger

    Illegal immigration is a growing problem in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas officials say, but there’s another growing problem: a confusing and potentially hazardous influx of multiple kinds of guards and agents and civilian militia members all charged up about protecting the border.

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    Scotland should think before dissolving U.K.

    The rest of Britain has just woken up to the idea that Scotland might decide next week to dissolve the United Kingdom. A referendum on Sept. 18 will ask the question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” For the first time, a new poll shows the “Yes” campaign ...

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    Condi Rice: One person who could save the NFL

    Condoleezza Rice made a startling admission to the New York Times in 2002. The then-national security adviser to President George W. Bush said it was “absolutely right” that she wanted to be commissioner of the National Football League. This was no joke. Rice was serious, but she wanted...

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    An elitist GOP position on birth control

    The hot trend among Republican candidates is a surprising one, to say the least. As of now, four GOP Senate contenders have endorsed making birth control pills available over the counter.

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    Hospital rates charged at the doctor’s office

    One of the chief arguments for making health insurance, and therefore health care, accessible to more Americans is so that routine treatment can be obtained in the doctor’s office rather than in the more specialized, more costly emergency room.

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    Former Va. governor has worst week in Washington

    Robert McDonnell made history this past week – but not the good kind – when he became the first Virginia governor to be convicted of a crime.

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    Connecticut is the best state to be a public school teacher

    There’s no better state in which to be a teacher than Connecticut. “There has been an assumption that teachers are professionals, and that respect for the profession has meant that it is easier to recruit new teachers,” said Suzanne Wilson, an education expert at the University...

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    A mismatch in Obama’s words and actions on Islamic State?

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday promised to “take the fight” to the terrorist organization that beheaded two American journalists and “degrade and destroy” it. Yet Obama has not approved U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Syria and remains opposed to ...

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    Time for Supreme Court to uphold gay marriage

    It’s unusual when the winners of a case ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of their victory. But that is exactly the plea being made by lawyers for same-sex couples who successfully challenged bans on such unions in Virginia, Oklahoma and Utah. And for good reasons.

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    Rep. Ryan’s conversation starter on poverty

    Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is looking to spark a much-needed conversation about how the federal government fights poverty. Give the man credit for trying. And give him credit for listening and for incorporating some of the opposing side’s ideas into his new anti-poverty plan.

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