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    Blog | Newspaper criticized for ‘racist’ Obama watermelon cartoon. Is it?

    A newspaper in Boston is being criticized for publishing a cartoon about President Obama and watermelon imagery. Why is that considered racist?

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:12 PM

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    East Jerusalem construction plan moves ahead

    City officials said Wednesday that they have granted final approval for the construction of a controversial new Israeli housing development in east Jerusalem, dealing a new blow to already tattered relations with the Palestinians and raising the...

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:10 PM

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    Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran, civilian deaths

    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and th...

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:06 PM

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    North Carolina Editorial Roundup

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:40 AM

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    Texas appeals court upholds DeLay reversal

    The highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, ending a nearly decade-long criminal case against the one-time GOP heavyweight.

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 10:54 AM

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    Mom: Jailed Marine in Mexico suffering greatly

    A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. She said her son was suffering an ordeal wor...

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 10:50 AM

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    Germany raises payments to communist-era prisoners

    The German government is increasing by 20 percent payments to former political prisoners in communist East Germany, a move that comes a few weeks before the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 9:55 AM

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    GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

    Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:04 AM

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    Court: Democrats don't need Kansas Senate nominee

    Kansas Democrats are not required to field a candidate this fall against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a state court decided Wednesday in a boost for independent Greg Orman and a blow to the GOP's hopes of capturing a majority.

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 5:04 AM

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    Eula Biss' 'On Immunity' is a beautiful shot of insight

    "On Immunity: An Inoculation" by Eula Biss; Graywolf (206 pages, $24)

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4:00 AM

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