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[OP-ED]: By all means, take issue with ‘The Bell Curve.’ But read it first

 06/23/2017 - 08:47
t’s a shame that the controversy regarding “The Bell Curve” centered on the book’s delineation of the differences in measured intelligence between blacks and whites
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When “The Bell Curve” by Charles A. Murray and Richard Herrnstein was published in 1994, I was a junior in college and didn’t know anything about the book except that it had my white literature professors in an uproar. A few of them inveighed against the book’s premise -- the very notion of intelligence as something people possess in varying degrees -- and then the whole controversy eventually died out.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:15am
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t’s a shame that the controversy regarding “The Bell Curve” centered on the book’s delineation of the differences in measured intelligence between blacks and whites

A tax Reform Disguised as Health Care Law

 06/21/2017 - 18:25
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Instead of working with Democrats in a bipartisan way to improve our current health care system, Republicans passed a bill that would allow insurers to bring back discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
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[OP-ED] Bob Casey - US Senator for Pennsylvania
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Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell (R), with colleagues from Wyoming John Barrasso (left) and from Texas John Cornyn (right), talk about the American Health Care Act (AHCA) during a press conference in Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

A Botched Attack in Brussels fuels Anxiety in Europe

 06/21/2017 - 02:30
Belgian soldier stand guard outside of the Brussels Central Station after a neutralized terrorist attack attempt, in Brussels, Belgium, 20 June 2017. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Two failed terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels this week have put Europeans and travelers on alert, as the summer season begins. 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 2:00am
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Belgian soldier stand guard outside of the Brussels Central Station after a neutralized terrorist attack attempt, in Brussels, Belgium, 20 June 2017. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Tense Times in Europe

 06/20/2017 - 06:06
A file picture showing a police operation under way on the Champs Elysees after a car collided with a police vehicle in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON
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An anti-Muslim attack in a London mosque on Saturday was followed by a frustrated terrorist attack on Monday in Paris, where an armed man identified as an Islamic extremist was killed after he rammed a card loaded with weapons and explosives in to a police convoy. Increasing Islamist terror and hate crime against Muslims at the same time...  is this exactly what ISIS want?  

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30am
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A file picture showing a police operation under way on the Champs Elysees after a car collided with a police vehicle in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

US-Panama Relations: Varela and Trump Discuss Common Challenges Facing the Region

 06/20/2017 - 04:49
US President Donald J. Trump (R) and the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela shake hands in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 19 June 2017. EPA/Molly Riley / POOL
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Both leaders met in Washington and agreed to work for peace and democracy in Venezuela. With an agenda focusing on security, fighting drug trafficking and controlling illegal immigration, Varela is expected to meet today with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. 

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump (R) and the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela shake hands in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 19 June 2017. EPA/Molly Riley / POOL

Colombian government investigates 3 theories on Bogota bombing

 06/19/2017 - 04:47
A person places a paper flower and a message for the victims of the June 17, 2017, attack at the Andino Mall, one of the most exclusive of the capital, in Bogota on June 18, 2017. The terrorist attack killed three people and wounded nine. EFE/MAURICIO DUENAS CASTANEDA
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Investigators are looking at three theories in connection with the bombing that killed three women, including a 23-year-old French citizen, in Bogota's most exclusive shopping center on Saturday.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:45am
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A person places a paper flower and a message for the victims of the June 17, 2017, attack at the Andino Mall, one of the most exclusive of the capital, in Bogota on June 18, 2017. The terrorist attack killed three people and wounded nine. EFE/MAURICIO DUENAS CASTANEDA

Trump to announce new Cuba policy today

 06/16/2017 - 04:15
Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

In a speech in Miami, the US President is expected to reverse Obama's policy of rapprochement with Cuba and to announce stiffer rules on travel and commercial ties with the Caribbean island. 

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 3:30am
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Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

Trump: Virginia park shooting suspect died of gunshot wounds

 06/14/2017 - 15:21
People stand near the scene of a shooting at the practice of the Republican congressional baseball team at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, 14 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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The suspect in a shooting Wednesday morning at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, a suburb of the United States capital, has died of his wounds.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:15pm
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People stand near the scene of a shooting at the practice of the Republican congressional baseball team at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, 14 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

PA’s REAL ID: 2019 and Beyond

 06/14/2017 - 11:51
Photo courtesy Wikimedia and Creative Commons.
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The REAL ID Act is coming to Pennsylvania in 2019, what does that mean?

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:30am
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Former Panamanian president jailed in Miami until June 20 hearing

 06/14/2017 - 01:54
Fotografía de archivo del expresidente de Panamá Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014). EFE/Alejandro Bolívar
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Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli faces numerous charges in Panama in a case involving alleged spying on more than 200 opposition figures.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 4:30pm
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 former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, during a press conference in Panama City, Panama on Jan. 29, 2009. EFE/Alejandro Bolivar