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Obama, Bourdain dine in Vietnam

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:22pm
President Barack Obama took a detour on his Asia trip Monday when he dined with celebrity chef and adventurous eater Anthony Bourdain in Vietnam.
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Opinion: Privatize security?

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:14pm
My children often tell me that I have two personalities: "mom mom" and "airport mom." The latter is not a compliment: she is rude and impatient, tries to maneuver through lines, views weather delays as a personal slight, and uses words like "outrage" or "injustice" at missed connections.

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How to deal with lines

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:14pm
You know the experience. Travelers, some agitated and others blank-faced, shuffling along in queues that wind through airport terminals, waiting more than an hour for their chance to shove all their belongings and then themselves through X-ray machines at TSA checkpoints.
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Can attacks be prevented?

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:13pm
As travelers around the world absorb the implications of this week's crash of EgyptAir Flight 804, questions are being raised about how to improve airport security.

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Are airports safe?

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:13pm
The crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 early Thursday and the recovery of some wreckage Friday was a tragic end to a week that had begun with viral video of huge lines at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints in the United States. These two developments have understandably raised two related questions about aviation security: Are we doing the right things, and are we doing the right things right?
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Huge anti-ISIS mission launched

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:19pm
Iraq's military implored residents of ISIS-held Falluja to flee their homes Sunday as soldiers prepare for an operation to wrest the metropolis from the terror group.

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Trump waffles on guns

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:19pm
When it comes to guns, Donald Trump wants to have it both ways.
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'Game of Thrones' actor talks character death

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 9:59pm
Fans may be mourning the death of a beloved "Game of Thrones" character, but the actor who portrays him is happy about it.

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Why dinosaurs may have had lips

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 9:50pm
The "Jurassic Park" image of a Tyrannosaurus rex baring a mouthful of ferocious teeth may be getting a facelift.
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Man collapses at gym during workout

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 9:23pm
Two Georgia police officers saved a man's life with a mobile defibrillator after he collapsed during a workout. WSB reports
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Ancient treasure trove discovered in shipwreck

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 9:23pm
Two divers have discovered a treasure trove of coins and sculptures in the shallow waters of the ancient Roman port of Caesarea, on the Mediterranean Sea.
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Opinion: Judge right on Freddie Gray

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 9:05pm
As a prosecutor, you never try a case you can't win. Which begs the question of why in the world Baltimore prosecutors would even try Officer Edward Nero rather than focus their efforts on his fellow officers, who are facing the most serious charges.
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Zakaria: Ending radical Islam

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:37pm
The next time you hear of a terror attack -- no matter where it is, no matter what the circumstances -- you will likely think to yourself, "It's Muslims again." And you will probably be right.
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Opinion: Questions about him

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:33pm
Having long ago committed himself to the proposition that there is no such thing as too much press, Donald Trump may be the most photographed, filmed and quoted man of our time.
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Clinton slams him on guns

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:32pm
Hillary Clinton on Saturday slammed Republican rival Donald Trump as a politician beholden to the gun lobby and said a Trump presidency would mean "more kids at risk of violence and bigotry."

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Trump's hurdles in West

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:31pm
Donald Trump heads west this week, campaigning and raising money in diverse, heavily Latino states like New Mexico and California -- and insisting that his favorability ratings among minority voters are on the upswing as he turns his attention to the general election.
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Opinion: Pitfalls of narcissistic foreign policy

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:01pm
I am an unapologetic American exceptionalist. I believe the United States of America was put on this Earth to be an example of self-governance and order in a world drowning in strongmen, oppression, and poverty.
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ISIS calls for attacks on West

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 6:57pm
A recording released online, purportedly from ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, has called for further attacks against the West.

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Supreme Court rules for death-row inmate

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 5:55pm
The Supreme Court Monday morning ruled in favor of a death row inmate in a case concerning race discrimination in jury selection.
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VA chief's Disney remark draws ire

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 5:33pm
Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald downplayed Monday the time it takes for veterans to receive medical treatment by comparing the "experience" of waiting for health care to Disneyland guests waiting for a ride.
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