The White House said Thursday that U.S. intelligence officials believe that Syria likely has used chemical weapons on a small scale. In particular, officials believe they used the banned deadly chemical sarin. But the White House isn't moving toward taking action -- at least not yet.
Look at the kids out on the playing fields these days and the size, strength and speed is astounding.
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When a crime occurs, there is a victim. Every time.
As authorities searched for a 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, the scene in Boston was one that came across as surreal.
What was widely seen as President Obama’s best chance to get some sort of gun control passed in Congress fell by the wayside Wednesday when proponents of an amendment that would expand background checks for gun buyers failed to gain the supermajority it needed to pass the Senate.
When times are at their worst, many Americans are at their best. That proved true again Monday in the aftermath of the deadly explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, twin blasts that killed three, seriously injured a dozen and a half others and sent by some estimates 150 people for medical treatment.
One moment in time passes and, just like that, we’re reminded again how unsafe the world can be, even here in the United States.
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The film will introduce Robinson to a new generation. We can only hope that it shows to them the strength of Robinson’s character and will. Robinson was a hero in every sense of the word, one who made America a better place.
Monday is, of course, Tax Day. That is the day when we all find out just what the cost of democracy comes to for our respective households. Those expecting refunds from what they paid in for 2012 very likely have already filed and, in most cases, received them. Those who owe the government ... well, the check'll be in the mail Monday.
A couple of Southwest Georgians have become huge influences on country music, one with a pen, the other with a mic.
Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady of British politics, died Monday at age 87. The legacy of Great Britain’s lone female prime minister, however, will live on.
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Don't look now, but the do-nothing Congress may be actually starting to govern again.
Letters to the Editor
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- American children are too pampered
- Christianity no threat to the U.S. military 3 comments
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- Education coverage needs balance 1 comment
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- Volunteers impact the community
- Who supported the Boston bombers? 1 comment
- Gun bill defeat a win for big business 24 comments
- Failed gun law would have been ineffective 1 comment
- Washington circus steals the spotlight
- Looking Back 19 May 2013
- Praying women attacked ay Western Wall
- Both parties agree the Obama administration went too far
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- Be careful what you ingest in mind, body
- Benghazi, IRS: Son of Watergate? 1 comment
- False god of ‘narrative’ brings lots of trouble 2 comments
- Senate skips details in rush to pass immigration bill
- Encounter helps erase years of bigotry 12 comments