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Punish Russia and limit Trump's power to ease sanctions

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Durenberger rightly sounds the alarm on Senate's health plan

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Commentary

What would it take to really change the police culture?

For starters, political leaders shouldn't undercut the effort. Other solutions: more female officers and a better understanding of what we're getting for our training dollars.
Commentary

Police training: Some background on that 'fast-track' program

The effort, as originated and as still applied in many agencies, is quite stringent. Where training fails, it's not because of the program.
Editorial

Durenberger rightly sounds the alarm on Senate's health plan

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Why Jared Kushner is a central piece of the Trump-Russia puzzle

Commentary

Why did the Germans hold off at Dunkirk?

Editorial

EPA's Pruitt signals welcome support for Great Lakes restoration project

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