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The centuries made Notre-Dame everyone’s. Never has French civilization felt more important.

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Now is the time, because the problems are real and they aren't going away. Just ask your fellow Minnesotans.


Three more suicides on VA property should spur improvements in system and beyond.


The church's endurance has always depended on integrating ideas seemingly at odds. Can we Catholics today, from among our factions, carry that forward?


Opinion: Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

Carolina Hurricanes will be left shorthanded in Game 4 of playoffs after rookie Andrei Svechnikov suffers concussion in fight with Alex Ovechkin.         

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Mourning Notre Dame: Today's Toon

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Todd Reirden and his best-laid plans hit in the mouth

In happier times, when his Washington Capitals team was leading this Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round series 2-0 over the Carolina Hurricanes, Capitals coach Todd Reirden talked about how much fun it is coaching in the NHL postseason. Specifically, he was asked how much enjoyment he gets out of the...

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‘Dreamers’ over heroes — as Albany did — reflects the new norm

Is there a classier lady anywhere than Shannon Slutman, widow of FDNY firefighter Christopher Slutman — killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan while serving as a US Marine Corps reservist? No, there is not. Meanwhile, is there a bigger dope than Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, the pandering jerk...

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The US must bring imprisoned American pastor David Lin home from China

As Washington negotiates with Beijing to end the tariff standoff, the United States must also demand the Chinese government stop its sinicization of religion, a program designed to make all religious groups extinct. 

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Democrats appear to see nothing wrong with Ilhan Omar diminishing one of America's great tragedies

If a politician of Japanese extraction were addressing a "largely Japanese-American audience" and characterized the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor as "some people did something," would you think that those words diminished the loss of life and of property suffered by our country 78 years ago...

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Socialist eras and errors

Socialism is cool again, thanks not least to septuagenarian Sen. Bernie Sanders and millennial Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (aka AOC). Socialism has been cool before, of course, notably during the Great Depression and what became known as the Sixties, the era of Vietnam, the civil rights movement,...

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How dishonest reporting undermines trust in the media

Disinformation posing as news is nothing new in the world. You can look at the "yellow journalism" of the early 20th century, or for that matter the late 18th century, when political parties used newspapers as political tools. Nowadays, we have a pithy term for this longtime phenomenon — "fake ...

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Whatever happened to Brexit?

As a former Brit — I was born and educated in Bath — I have followed the U.K.'s Brexit befuddling negotiations to leave the European Union with growing concern, even anxiety. Over time, Britain's original compact with Europe that was limited to trade has become an ambitious union to unite ...

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The FBI can describe it as 'intelligence gathering,' but spying by another name is still spying

When Attorney General Bill Barr acknowledged last week that he believed "spying did occur" during the 2016 presidential campaign, Democratic outrage centered on his use of the word spying, something the FBI insists it never does. It is true that government investigators used Stefan Halper, a...

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Donald Trump can sail toward a win in 2020

The Mueller report made President Trump an unencumbered incumbent for the first time. While that may not seem like much, in presidential re-election politics it has been decisive. Democrats know that, too. It is why they have worked so hard to keep Mr. Trump encumbered with Russian collusion...

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How price controls for Part B drugs threaten mom-and-pop doctors' offices

Ask any small business owner and they'll tell you: Their work is rewarding, but it is challenging. Sometimes Washington makes it worse. Take, for example, the Affordable Care Act. Just over nine years ago, the law was sold to small businesses on some rosy promises. "For the first time, small ...

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Stress testing your retirement plans

If you are planning to retire sometime in the next several years, then you should stress test your plans — living arrangements, retirement portfolio and income and anticipated leisure pursuits — because retirement is like your first days in kindergarten, full of surprises. In our 40s and 50s, as...

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