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    It's jobs, stupid

    Even though she's worked at the Checkers in Lincoln Park for four years, Mya Hill is still only paid $8.15 an hour � Michigan's minimum wage. Her fiance, Jonathan, is paid the same amount at a nearby McDonald's. Between their two fast-food incomes, they can't afford the basics. ...

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    Chronicling a wide world of government waste

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County (Calif.) Register on Friday, April 24.

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    Call off the police dogs

    This week the Supreme Court imposed some limits on that mistaken decision, but left in place its central - and offensive - holding: that police are able to deploy drug-sniffing dogs against a car stopped for a reason that has nothing to do with drugs.

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    Call off the police dogs

    The law makes it easy for police to stop a car because of a minor infraction - even if the real reason for the stop is a hunch or a hope that the officer will find drugs or other evidence of a more serious crime. The Supreme Court exacerbated that problem in 2005 when it ruled that police are free...

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    Trudy Rubin: Kurds need more U.S. support

    ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan �� Fifty yards from my hotel, in the largely Christian neighborhood of Ainkawa, a car bomb went off last Friday. You can still smell the acrid smoke where the Nili cafe was shattered, killing two young men who had stepped out for a smoke not...

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    Christine M. Flowers: Tim Tebow and the Philadelphia Eagles -- what a surprise

    You must have known I'd write about Tim Tebow, the quarterback signed this week by the Philadelphia Eagles. I mean, I've talked about him when he was thousands of miles away throwing ziggety-zaggety passes in Denver, so did you honestly believe I'd ignore this apparition in the grotto occurring ...

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    U.S. needs to stop fomenting violence in Yemen

    The United States response to the civil war in Yemen should be the opposite of what it's doing.

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    Richard Hovannisian on Armenians and genocide's burden

    As a boy in the Central Valley, Richard Hovannisian was discouraged from learning to read, write or even speak his parents' native language, Armenian. He made up for lost time, becoming a pre-eminent Armenian scholar, founding the Armenian studies program at the University of California, Los Angeles...

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    Gina Barreca: You don't need a bikini bridge to enjoy the beach -- just a suit

    When you're thinking about bathing suit season, do me a personal favor, OK? Start appreciating your body before you start disrespecting it. Your body - including your thighs, your upper arms, your stomach and your tush - is not your enemy.

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    The scientific consensus on guns

    After the Sandy Hook tragedy, reporters often called me to ask for information on firearms. They wanted to know whether strong gun laws reduced homicide rates (I said they did); and, conversely, whether permissive gun laws lowered crime rates overall (I said they did not). I discovered that in their...

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