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Updated May 26, 2016 at 12:14 PM

A voter asked Ted Cruz to name his greatest personal failing during a Republican town hall event. CNN moderator Anderson Cooper decided to volunteer his own: "My greatest failing is sometimes I don't follow up." Not that night. Cooper was cordial but relentless as he pressed the candidates to explain their positions, to stay on topic and to stop acting like children. "But, sir, with all due respect, that's the argument of 5-year-old," Cooper told Donald Trump when the GOP...

Updated May 26, 2016 at 10:56 AM

Tsai Ing-wen has been formally inaugurated as the new President of Taiwan. She is the first woman to hold this top government position, a milestone of tremendous importance.

Updated May 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM

With Hillary Clinton heading into an almost certain general-election race against Donald Trump, Bill Clinton has begun to work out what type of role his wife would play in his third administration should she win the race.

Updated May 24, 2016 at 2:18 PM

Graduations are going on all over the country. Most families will have someone graduating somewhere either from high school or college and this is the time when we all go to show our support for our young people. Having been a graduation speaker...

Updated May 24, 2016 at 1:58 PM

Poverty has haunted Appalachia for a century, and with the coal industry dying, the anger and hopelessness are rising. So, as the campaign trail wound through the down-and-out counties of West Virginia and Kentucky, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders...

Updated May 20, 2016 at 2:01 PM

The number of homicides increased in the first three months of 2016 in more than two dozen major cities across the country and that trend seems to be continuing into the first half of the year.

Updated May 18, 2016 at 3:05 PM

FBI agents handcuffed and rounded up the Crystal City, Tex. mayor pro tempore, city manager, three councilmen and a former council member, the Associated Press reports. The leaders were accused of instructing city employees to aid an illegal...

Updated May 18, 2016 at 2:21 PM

North Korea, the world’s last remaining truly totalitarian dictatorship, held a Communist Party Congress May 6 to 9. Tight total control of the enormous, closely choreographed show was self-evident. The last such party congress was held in...

Updated May 18, 2016 at 12:52 PM

May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month. The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2007 to support the United Nation’s Global Road Safety Week. It has...

Updated May 18, 2016 at 11:18 AM

I know this column will be wildly unpopular with many readers.Honestly, I don’t want to write it. I have received all of the emails on this subject that I care to.

Updated May 16, 2016 at 2:44 PM

The meeting last week between presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan was an early step in an awkward dance. The country’s two most powerful Republicans are getting more conciliatory in their public statements, but...

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