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The carrot before the stick to get ahead of terrorism

By Rosemond Owens and Patrick Plonski February 23, 2015, 06:00 PM

The work done overseas by nongovernmental organizations and charities is cheaper than military action and leaves a better impression.

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U.S. must lead response to North Korea's brutality

By Editorial, Washington Post February 23, 2015, 06:00 PM

Is the world losing interest in a human rights disaster revealed by the United Nations?

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Who decided Germany was Europe's boss?

By Clive Crook, Bloomberg News February 23, 2015, 11:26 AM

The country's role in the Greece situation has been striking. But it should not try to dictate, and it should be wary of looking like it is.

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What you can't learn about Eastern Europe from the movies

By Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg News February 23, 2015, 11:25 AM

The Oscars show there's an interest — but matters are complex, as reaction in home countries demonstrates.

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Danger ahead on the tracks

By MULTIPLE AUTHORS February 22, 2015, 06:00 PM

Proposed Canadian Pacific-BNSF “connector” line is a dangerous proposition for the Twin Cities.

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Chinese dance troupe 'cultlike'? Far from it

By Joy Zhao February 22, 2015, 06:00 PM

Shen Yun portrays China's 5,000-year-old true, spiritual culture.

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Graco is unfairly holding trail hostage

By Jenny Fortman February 22, 2015, 06:00 PM

The company got what it wanted 15 years ago. Now it's time to honor its commitment for an easement.

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The balance between beauty and 'muddle'

By Thomas Ostby February 22, 2015, 06:00 PM

Architects and Minneapolis planners need to get on the same page.

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TR and FDR: Progenitors of the power grab

By JASON LEWIS February 21, 2015, 06:00 PM

If you want to talk about Obama’s abuses of authority (and you can), you’d better start with the Roosevelts.

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In race debate, 'hard truths' and deflections

By D.J. Tice, Star Tribune February 21, 2015, 06:00 PM

It’s easy to talk about the role of the police. It’s also a good way to avoid a real discussion.

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