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Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, from an overdose of heroin on Feb. 2, 2014, brought back a bad memory to me. I would like to share this with everyone who, right now, is fighting with drug addiction.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 8:45pm

March 12 (Reuters) - In the summer of 1787, Catherine the Great of Russia set out to inspect the recent editions to her far-flung czardom, including the Crimean peninsula, annexed from the Ottoman Empire four years earlier....

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 4:19pm

What do you say to someone you've never met before, who risks his life to help you in the dead of an Arctic-like night? Thank you? God bless you? Those words seem so inadequate.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 7:44pm

"Meet Viktor Yanukovych, who is running for the presidency of Ukraine." Vladimir Putin and I were standing in his office at the presidential dacha in late 2004 when Yanukovych suddenly appeared from a back room. Putin wanted me to get the point.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 9:12pm

The two of us don't always see eye-to-eye. When we were both state representatives working on opposite sides of the aisle, we worked hard to find common ground.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:39pm

The Ukrainians will fight. For the past few days, the Russian military has attempted to provoke the Ukrainians into making the mistake the Georgians made in 2008: shooting first.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:25am

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has just issued a report on the Obama Health Care program. In their analysis 65 percent of small businesses will see a cost increase. In total 96 percent of the people will see a premium increase. Where is the $2,500 cost savings President Obama promise...

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 5:47pm

Years ago it was a milestone for young people to graduate from high school. It was an end goal for those who wanted to go directly to the world of work.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 5:46pm

After much criticism from conservative quarters, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided, at least for now, to withdraw plans for its proposed study of how media organizations gather and report news.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:30pm

WASHINGTON - It has the makings of a royal mess for "King Barack.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:32pm