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    Spain has a worse problemover immigration issues

    If you thought the United States was alone in facing a crisis on its borders, think again. Since Saturday, Spain’s coast guard has picked up about 1,200 migrants in the Strait of Gibraltar trying to cross into European territory from North Africa. On Tuesday, meanwhile, roughly 600 more were...

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    World must get serious about the Ebola threat

    The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has seized the world’s attention like a summer horror movie. The images of a terrible disease without a cure have surged across news and social media. Late last week, a spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO) said the scope of the outbreak...

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    The net neutrality myth

    The debate over net neutrality is often portrayed in terms akin to white hats against black hats in an old Western. The alleged black hats are Internet service providers (ISPs) with Sauron-like market power; the white hats are the “edge providers,” or content and Web companies, conceived...

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    The world needs a less repressive Egypt

    Egypt, the heart of the Arab world, could and should be a major player today in finding resolution to all of the chaos and violence in the Middle East today. Instead, it is returning to the kind of repressive, police-state ways it experienced under former (and now jailed) President Hosni Mubarak.

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    U.S. needs a plan to fight Islamic State

    The new U.S. military operation in Iraq appears to have been successful thus far in its limited aims. President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the siege of a mountainous area where thousands of members of the Yazidi minority were stranded had been broken, and “we helped save many innocent...

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    Ferguson police didn’t need military force

    From the chief of the police department to the president of the United States, government officials on Thursday promised a different approach to the racially charged unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. But the situation demands a lot more than a stand-down by assault-rifle-toting police. ...

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    Containing Ebola takes more than new drugs

    The question of how to fairly distribute scarce doses of experimental Ebola treatments is capturing the world’s attention. Yet the fate of the epidemic doesn’t rest on getting these expensive and unproven drugs to the afflicted African countries. What medical teams there need most...

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    More jobs available, many paying less

    Two new reports are out this week that, taken together, provide a pretty good picture of how the U.S. labor force has fared since the economic recovery began in June 2009

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    Blank check wrong way to pay doctors in training

    Here’s a deal you might be interested in. You get $10 billion a year of taxpayers’ money to do something you may well have done anyway. You don’t need to say what you spend it on, or why. You can use it wisely or wastefully; the money keeps coming regardless.

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    Start early with STEM education

    Even though we have another month of summer left, my thoughts are already turning to the new school year that will be here in September. I think of all the students who will be engaging in all the exciting discoveries that lay before them, their parents, and their teachers. I am concerned that too...

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