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    Fast track restores US as a trade policy leader

    By agreeing to put new trade agreements on a fast track, Congress accomplished something far greater than critics of the legislation acknowledge. Since the last fast-track law expired in 2007, the Obama administration hasn’t been able to close any major deals. Now the United States will be...

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    Supreme Court saves ACA;but there’s work to be done

    The Supreme Court on Thursday rescued Obamacare from a conservative attack for the second time in three years, prompting Justice Antonin Scalia to rename the law “ScotusCare.” He was just being puckish, as he often is in dissent, but he has a point: It’s time for opponents of...

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    Pandering has hurt Jindal’s 2016 prospects

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is a talented executive who, in his attempt to please conservative ideologues, adopted reckless fiscal policies that have run his state into the ground. He is also the latest Republican to enter the presidential race.

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    EPA needs tools to ban bad chemicals in homes

    From the formaldehyde in your floorboards to the phthalates in your nail polish to the flame retardants in your upholstery, substances that can be toxic to humans are in countless everyday products. Are they safe when used in these ways? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is supposed to ensure...

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    As time goes on, data security get more vital

    It seems it’s no more difficult to hack into the Houston Astros’ servers than it is to get into the federal government’s data warehouse of employee information. Neither case is encouraging, but one is particularly unsettling – and it isn’t the one involving scouting...

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    Treasury should put women and men on all of our currency

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that Treasury’s 2020 redesign of the $10 bill will feature a female portrait. Though the news of Alexander Hamilton’s possible ousting is unwelcome, including women on United States paper currency is a first step forward and should not...

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    DOJ training for Pasco police a positive step

    The U.S. Department of Justice will provide training to the Pasco Police Department to equip officers with the tools to improve relationships with the citizens they serve.

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    FDA wants your doughnut to stop trying to kill you

    Over the past decade, Americans have cut their consumption of “partially hydrogenated” solid fats — also known as trans fats — by 85 percent, thanks to government-mandated labeling, consumers’ preference for more healthful products and changes by food producers...

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    To stifle a boycott: Israel, needs a two-state solution

    With their multimillion-dollar contributions to presidential hopefuls, Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban have emerged as two of the biggest names in the post-Citizens United world of democracy for sale. The Republican casino owner and the Democratic media mogul turned the power of their bank accounts...

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    Jeb Bush pays a price for agreeing with Obama

    Does a Republican presidential candidate have to disagree with Barack Obama on foreign policy if he wants to be president? International relations scholar Dan Drezner is afraid so. Drezner liked what he heard from Jeb Bush on Russia, but thinks that’s a problem – for Bush. The one ...

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