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3 cities vie for Obama library

December 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — Three U.S. cities that President Barack Obama once called home are trying to outdo one another as the competition to host his future presidential library comes to a close. more »»

Michigan House approves ‘religious freedom’ bill

December 5, 2014 LANSING (AP) — The Republican-led state House approved legislation Thursday that supporters said would protect people’s religious beliefs from government overreach and opponents charged would permit... more »»

NASA launches new Orion spacecraft and new era

December 5, 2014 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s new Orion spacecraft streaked toward orbit today on a high-stakes test flight meant to usher in a new era of human exploration leading ultimately to Mars. more »»

Allies promise to support Afghanistan beyond war

December 5, 2014 LONDON — The United States, Britain and other allies promised Thursday not to abandon Afghanistan’s new government, and the country’s president said “peace is a top priority” as international... more »»

UN chief hoping for draft of global climate deal

December 5, 2014 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. more »»

Car bomb attacks kill 37

December 5, 2014 BAGHDAD (AP) — A string of car bomb attacks across Iraq killed at least 37 people on Thursday, Iraqi officials said. more »»

Polish toddler found in freezing cold recovering

December 5, 2014 WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish toddler found unconscious in sub-freezing temperatures hugged a teddy bear and called for his parents after only four days of treatment, his mother said Thursday, whil... more »»

Pope's financial czar: Vatican has millions extra

December 5, 2014 VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s economy czar says the Holy See’s finances are in better shape than he thought, revealing that hundreds of millions of euros were kept off the balance sheet and that... more »»

Opinions versus facts

December 4, 2014 Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri. more »»

‘Penguins’ is fun but forgettable

December 4, 2014 By JESSE?PICKENS The Daily Mining Gazette “Penguins of Madagascar” is the first spin-off to the three film “Madagascar” franchise. more »»

Mental Health First Aid

December 4, 2014 Copper Country Mental Health with the support of the Rice Memorial Clinic Foundation held its first Adult Mental Health First Aid training in Houghton on November 19-2. more »»

Opinions versus facts

December 4, 2014 Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri. more »»

Let’s talk about black-on-black violence

December 3, 2014 OK, fine. Let’s talk about “black on black” crime. more »»

Too complicated for easy allegory

December 1, 2014 On Tuesday, the day after it was announced that Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the slaying of Michael Brown, the president for a second time called for calm. more »»

Sticks in spokes

December 1, 2014 During the 2012 campaign, President Obama often resorted to his favorite substitute for thinking: ridicule. more »»

A few things to be thankful for

November 29, 2014 It's that time of year again where we look inward to think of what we are most thankful for. In years past in writing this column I've struggled with certain months of the year. more »»

College: Necessary, and gets you nowhere

November 29, 2014 This is the time of year when high school seniors apply to college, and when I get lots of mail about whether college is worth the cost. more »»

Nobody is pushing Piketty’s policies

November 29, 2014 Last spring, you may remember, the French economist Thomas Piketty was all the rage in certain enlightened circles. His book “Capital” shot up to the No. more »»

What Obama can learn from Hagel ... and ‘Mockingjay’

November 29, 2014 Less than 10 days before Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced his resignation, he addressed a memo to senior defense leaders. more »»

Thanks, property rights

November 29, 2014 This Thanksgiving, I gave thanks for something our forebears gave us: property rights. People associate property rights with greed and selfishness, but they are keys to our prosperity. more »»



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