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'Dead broke?' Hillary Clinton and the trust issue

By John Dickerson, Slate June 12, 2014, 11:51 AM

A recent comment of hers could be seen as inartful. Or it could be perceived as deliberately misleading. If the latter, she may be in for a long campaign.

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Is the 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria' a real country now?

By Joshua Keating, Slate June 12, 2014, 11:51 AM

The militant group has amassed territory supporting that de facto possibility.

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'Gentleman': A concept put asunder

By D.J. Tice, Star Tribune June 07, 2014, 06:00 PM

Society could use more than a few good men who are neither wimps nor barbarians.

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First political earthquake of the election season

By Multiple authors June 11, 2014, 06:02 PM

A collection of commentary on the primary defeat Tuesday of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

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Planning a local reunion, with NFL-like perks

By Rochelle Eastman June 11, 2014, 06:21 PM

Other cities would love to have our family's businesses. So what do you say, Minneapolis?

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Counterpoint: Talk of motorcycle dangers needs context

By Bob Adomaitis June 11, 2014, 06:02 PM

Deaths are up. So is ridership. That means the fatality rate is stable.

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Perhaps the real nuisance is that species on two legs

By Tom Anderson June 11, 2014, 06:02 PM

Bears and stink bugs get the bad press, but, really, who are we to judge?

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The CIA on social media? Shut up!

By Rachel Marsden, Tribune Content Agency June 11, 2014, 11:28 AM

Yes, it's true. Unfortunately, there's no way this endeavor can make the agency look like anything but a bunch of twits.

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Who matters most in schools? Who inspires?

By Dawn Quigley June 10, 2014, 06:12 PM

Support staff. Relentlessly cheerful students. Earnest young teachers. That's been my experience over two decades in the classroom.

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Counterpoint: Why target the coal industry? Let me field that question.

By Jim Davidson June 10, 2014, 06:13 PM

It isn't clean, period. And while it may provide jobs, so will wind and solar.

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