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April 2, 2018 4:39 AM Ruling Party Easily Wins Costa Rica Presidential Vote

Upset landslide defeats an evangelical who opposed recent same-sex-marriage ruling Costa Ricans flocked to the polls Sunday to give an upset landslide victory to the ruling party, rejecting a conservative evangelical candidate who campaigned against same-sex marriage. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, a 38-year-old novelist who served as labor minister in the current 139

March 23, 2018 2:19 AM EPA chief Scott Pruitt defends Italy trip after increased scrutiny of travel costs

Pruitt said he took official meetings during the entire four-day trip to Italy for the G-7 environmental summit in June of last year. "These are very important meetings that take place, it's an obligation I have to participate and so I'm a little bit dumbfounded by the kind of media narrative that these things are somehow not the focus, they've always 91

March 22, 2018 8:45 AM Russian media mount boycott of parliament amid sex scandal

MOSCOW – Russian media outlets say they will stop sending reporters to cover the lower chamber of the Russian parliament after it exonerated an influential lawmaker who has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Three female journalists have come out with detailed accounts of how Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the State Duma's foreign affairs 52

March 22, 2018 5:41 AM Big East recommends replacing one-and-done with two-or-none

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Big East has recommended replacing one-and-done with a two-or-none policy in college basketball, along with NCAA regulation of agents and the creation of an elite player unit to focus on "players with realistic aspirations of playing in the NBA." The Big East's recommendations come a week after a similar report by the Pac-12 for the NCAA's 54

March 16, 2018 6:23 PM New email system will archive lawmaker emails for 5 years

New email system will archive lawmaker emails for 5 years The Montana Legislature is replacing its current email system with one that is expected to make it easier to comply with open records requests. The new email has an automatic archive system that will retain legislators' emails for five years after their terms end to comply with state law, the Missoulian 133

March 9, 2018 7:54 PM Trump Organization donated $151,470 in profits from foreign governments to U.S. Treasury

WASHINGTON— A Trump Organization executive says the company has donated $151,470 in foreign government profits at its hotels and similar businesses last year to the U.S. Treasury. Company official George Sorial says the voluntary donation fulfills the company’s pledge to donate profits from foreign government patronage while Trump is President. Sorial 108

February 23, 2018 2:52 AM Trump, Ryan and McConnell, stop ignoring your oaths

Intel chiefs: Russia targeting 2018 elections Fred Wertheimer is the founder and president of Democracy 21, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to promote government accountability and integrity. Former Ambassador Norman L. Eisen, a CNN contributor, is a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and served as President Obama's "Ethics Czar" 79

February 21, 2018 6:41 PM We wouldn't be America without student activists

Survivor cries after weapons ban debate rejected Peniel Joseph is the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also a professor of history. He is the author of several books, most recently 75

February 20, 2018 6:00 PM House Democrats ask EPA chief for details on premium travel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on the House energy committee on Tuesday asked Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to explain travel records that recently came to light, which showed he has taken frequent first-class flights at taxpayer expense. The Democrats wrote a letter asking Pruitt to provide a list of all dates where he traveled 88

February 14, 2018 10:45 PM VA Chief Got Free Wimbledon Tickets, Wife’s Airfare on Trip, Watchdog Says

Inspector general’s report says 11 people made trip, with a department employee acting as a ‘personal travel concierge’ WASHINGTON—Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted a gift of Wimbledon tennis tickets, misspent taxpayer money and misused department resources in an official trip to Europe last year, according to an inspector 39