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No one is more supportive of young people involved in politics than I am. Year after year, I not only teach my own students but also speak at colleges and universities, eschewing political correctness but urging, begging even, for the students to passionately advocate the beliefs they hold and to become active participants in our democracy.

November 19, 2016 | | Other Views


He asks Baca if religion is bad thing

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November 19, 2016 | | Letters


Obama blocks new Arctic drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, walruses and other wildlife and exacerbate global warming.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Oklahoma residents hit by quakes sue 27 energy firms

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Residents of a town hit by Oklahoma's strongest earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy companies, accusing them of triggering destructive temblors by injecting wastewater from oil and natural gas production underground.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


UN climate talks end with pleas for Trump to join fight

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - The first U.N. climate conference after the landmark Paris Agreement closed Friday with delegates appealing to Donald Trump to join the battle against global warming and inviting him to see its impacts in Pacific islands.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


University stops wrestlers from competing after lewd social texts

NEW YORK (AP) - Some Columbia University wrestlers will be suspended from the team for as long as the rest of the school year over lewd and racially insensitive text messages, but some teammates can keep competing, including in a state championship this weekend, the university announced on Friday.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Indiana sheriff, mayor, other officials charged with bribery

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a northwestern Indiana sheriff, his top deputy and a mayor, accusing them of collecting bribes in return for contracts for towing and other services, a prosecutor announced Friday.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

LIMA, Peru (AP) - An expected U.S. economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region's leaders to look halfway around the world, to China, for help weathering the possible financial headwinds.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Lennon’s Beatles breakup letter sold at auction for $30,000

BOSTON (AP) - An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney written shortly after the Beatles' breakup has been sold at auction for nearly $30,000.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Why Trump won’t privatize Social Security

In the past week or so, I've heard from dozens of fearful readers asking about Donald Trump's plans to privatize Social Security. I'm going to suggest that people relax. President-elect Trump and his cohorts may have plans to privatize the Social Security system, but I highly doubt those plans will ever see the light of day.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Rule bans bars, many restaurants from creating marijuana-use areas

DENVER (AP) - Bars and many restaurants in Denver won't be able to offer on-site marijuana consumption because of a new state rule announced Friday that prohibits liquor-license holders from applying for the permit.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Oregon cities setting rules after opting in to legal pot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Some 30 counties and cities in Oregon approved some type of marijuana businesses in last week's election, and officials in those communities now must establish rules for every step in the production and supply chain.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Daily fantasy sports rival firms merging

BOSTON (AP) - Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Thompson, Durant lead Warriors to win over Celtics

BOSTON (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 28 points, Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 rebounds against the team he spurned this summer and the Golden State Warriors scored 18 points in a row in the third quarter to pull away and beat the Boston Celtics 104-88 on Friday night.

November 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Griffin scores 29, Redick 26 as Clippers top Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Blake Griffin had 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the Sacramento Kings 121-115 on Friday night.

November 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Birthday greetings, Kerber into 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Angelique Kerber smiled and waved her arms like an orchestra conductor as the Rod Laver Arena crowd sang "Happy Birthday" after her ...

January 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting

NEW YORK (AP) - The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s.

January 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dragic scores 21 and Heat stun Rockets

MIAMI (AP) - Goran Dragic had 21 points and eight assists, Wayne Ellington scored 18 off the bench and the Miami Heat overcame another triple-double from ...

January 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Obama shortens Manning’s term

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


Sneaker wave deaths witnessed by mom show need for awareness

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


Nebraska targets ban on religious garb worn by teachers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Sister Madeleine Miller applied for a high school teaching job in Nebraska thinking she would get judged on her credentials - not what ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


Porn studio owner faces charge of running brothel

PHOENIX (AP) - The owner of a business in an industrial area of Phoenix says he was running a legitimate porn studio where amateurs could rent ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced

WASHINGTON (AP) - Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassador

TOKYO (AP) - Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


Young Americans say they fear next 4 years of Trump

NEW YORK (AP) - As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged Tuesday not to dismantle public education and said she wasn't ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


Nearly 50 House Democrats vow to boycott inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) - The roster of House Democrats planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration grew to about 50 on Tuesday in a protest of ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


Interior nominee disputes Trump on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect's claim that climate change is a hoax, saying ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


Pence promises big investment in infrastructure

NEW YORK (AP) - Vice President-elect Mike Pence is pledging to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure.

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


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