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Jonah Goldberg: Cry ‘Havoc!’ and let slip the socks of war

President Obama is right. He told  CBS this week that “Mr. Putin’s decisions aren’t just bad for Ukraine. Over the long term, they’re going to be bad for Russia.”

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Putin has no good reason to honor deal on eastern Ukraine

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UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan

UNITED NATIONS — An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday.

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From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

WASHINGTON — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Medicaid in Illinois paid $12M for dead people

CHICAGO — The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.

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US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

FILE - This photo March 11, 2013 file photo shows a wooden stick with a pink ribbon marking the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline through farmland near Bradshaw, Neb. The US is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the St…

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US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

FILE - This March 11, 2013 file photo shows a sign reading "Stop the Transcanada Pipeline" in a field near Bradshaw, Neb. The US is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decisio…

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US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 18, 2014, where he presented the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team. The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agenci…

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US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

FILE - This May 24, 2012 file photo shows some of about 500 miles worth of coated steel pipe manufactured by Welspun Pipes, Inc., originally for the Keystone oil pipeline, stored in Little Rock, Ark. The US is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keys…

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US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

FILE - This April 19, 2012 file photo shows a truck traveling along highway 14, several miles north of Neligh, Neb. near the proposed new route for the Keystone XL pipeline. The US is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the Stat…

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US puts off decision on XL pipeline, probably until after November vote

US puts off decision on XL pipeline, probably until after November vote

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.

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Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

This Feb. 6, 2014 photo, provided by the office of the Iranian President, shows Hamid Aboutalebi, an Iranian diplomat, who was recently named as Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, speaking in his office in Tehran, Iran. President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Ir…

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Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

WASHINGTON — President Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.

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Colorado deaths stoke worries about marijuana edibles

DENVER — A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy.

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Feds quietly toughen standards for immigrant asylum seekers

WASHINGTON — Federal officials have quietly introduced new guidelines that make it tougher for asylum seekers to get their cases heard before judges.

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California farmers to get more water

FRESNO, Calif. — Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.

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Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

SAN DIEGO — A Navy officer was relieved of duty Friday because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said.

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

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Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

A masked pro-Russian activist guard looks through a window of the regional administration building seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will on…

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