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  • LETTERS

    LETTERS

    May 1, 2009

    Life-changing I am a 45-year old man who, like a lot of other people, has a “story” to tell about myself. In the late fall of 2001, I underwent corrective heart surgery after I became sick...

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  • WORLDNOTES

    WORLDNOTES

    May 1, 2009

    UN: Morales ushers in Mother Earth Day The United Nation’s General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution, introduced by Bolivian President Evo Morales last week, designating April 22 as International Mother Earth Day. Morales told reporters that...

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  • Politics of pandemic: Budget cuts and hog farms linked to swine flu outbreak

    Politics of pandemic: Budget cuts and hog farms linked to swine flu outbreak

    May 1, 2009

    WASHINGTON—As President Barack Obama received praise here for his quick response in declaring an “emergency” in the deadly swine flu outbreak, the politics of the pandemic began to emerge. At the insistence of Republican senators, $870...

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  • Specter haunting the GOP

    Specter haunting the GOP

    April 29, 2009

    A specter is haunting the Republican Party. The specter of marginalization. Pennsylvania's Republican Sen. Arlen Specter triggered political shockwaves by announcing he is switching parties, and will run for re-election in 2010 in the Democratic primary....

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  • 100 days

    100 days

    April 29, 2009

    As we mark the first 100 days of the Obama presidency, it is still necessary to ask, “Is this real? Is the eight-year Bush nightmare really over?” The response, of course, is, “It’s real, but the...

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