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MICHAEL GERSON: Getting Africa's health systems to be self-reliant

OPINION: A history of generosity can become an expectation of benefit

Tanzania has a strong economic growth rate, recently recalculating its gross domestic product upward by 32 percent, near the low end of middle-income status. But the foreign share of health care spending is growing, while government spending — as a percentage of the total health effort — is declining.

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HAL BRADY: A guideline for growing old

FAITH: Five suggestions for aging gracefully

Who can say when one is no longer young?

Bright Side of the Day - Feb. 26, 2015

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Squawk of the Day - Feb. 26, 2015

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T. GAMBLE: Oscar selections are a Wales of a mess

OPINION: The outrage of bad Oscar awardings goes back nearly 40 years

I see where the Academy Awards have once again awarded best actor and best picture to some film, and to some folks, I’ve never heard of.

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KATHY KEELEY: Those with developmental disabilities deserve jobs, too

GUEST COLUMN: Georgia lags far behind other states in helping people with disabilities find employment

For individuals with developmental disabilities the typical choices after finishing high school — getting a job or going to college — are difficult, if not impossible. There are thousands of Georgians with developmental disabilities and the unemployment rate for that community is close to 87 percent.

SOWELL: Gulani vs. Obama

SOWELL: Gulani vs. Obama

Against that background of strife and dangers on the world stage, it may seem as if Barack Obama’s feelings, or Rudolph Giuliani’s opinion about those feelings, should not matter so much, especially when it is hard to know with certainty how anyone feels

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Bright Side of the Day - Feb. 25, 2015

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Squawk of the Day - Feb. 25, 2015

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Candy's not a food group ... but it should be

OPINION: Being a grown-up means not worrying about spoiled dinners

Being a grown-up means deciding your own candy intake.

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JIM HENDRICKS: Some Cracked Mugs on a dreary day

OPINION: An the envelope please …

There’s nothing like a dreary day to bring to mind people and events that are disappointing.

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RONDA RICH: Decisions seem to get harder with age

THE DIXIE DIVA: It is a blessing to know common-man philosophers

It is a blessing of a life to know common man philosophers. Those people, though not formally educated, who are plenty smart when it comes to sizing up life.

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MICHAEL LOMAX: 'Kingsman' dresses for success

FILM COMMENTARY: Matthew Vaughn strikes gold with 'The Secret Service' adaptation

Movies, first and foremost, should entertain, and “Kingsman” does exactly that.

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Squawk of the Day - Feb. 24, 2015

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: War against advanaced placement U.S. history courses is bizarre

OPINION: Some officials want to ban courses they see as being critical of America

It seems strange to organize an educational system around what can’t be taught to children. But for large chunks of the country, this is exactly how public educational standards seem to be set: by demarcating and preserving blind spots rather than promoting enlightenment.

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WILL DURST: Up is now down

OPINION: Take what you know and forget it; it is wrong

Just when we think we have it all figured out, somebody comes along with information suggesting we’re so off the mark, we might have taken the neighbor’s car to work, slept with our cousin and brushed our teeth with kitchen cleanser.

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