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Up in Smoke

This summer has seen a ravaging of the western United States by a series of wildfires. Over 20 wildfires have burned about 4 million acres of forest in Oregon, California, Arizona and other states.


Stealing our steel

On Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted against imposing new tariffs on countries accused of dumping steel into the United States. The decision follows President George W.


Say nay to ICC

In the aftermath of the creation of the International Criminal Court, the United States has backed down from its initial pledge to withdraw all peacekeepers from world conflicts without blanket...


Hong Kong, China, turns five

As the eyes of the world this summer focused on the Middle East, South Asia and Wall Street, Hong Kong quietly marked the fifth anniversary of its status as a Special Administrative Region of China.


The police chief circus

The last several weeks have seen the search for a new Durham police chief transform from a competition among three seemingly qualified candidates into a rollercoaster of scandal and public...


Duke's missing money

The University has decided to repay the federal government nearly $700,000 after two employees embezzled federal grant money from the Center for Demographic Studies and its lead researcher, Kenneth...