Daily Archive: September 21, 2013

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Opinion

Obama should not play ‘global cop’

BILL FLETCHER JR. (NNPA)—The central issue that should concern us when it comes to the chemical weapons crisis in Syria is not the identity of the perpetrator but which international body responds to such a crisis. What we are looking at in the current situation is the Obama administration (following from its predecessors) ignoring international law when it fails to suit their strategic objectives. Instead, again like its predecessors, the administration has decided to follow the law of the “star chamber,”—a body that sees itself above the law, is unaccountable, and believes itself capable of making and implementing any decision it deems appropriate—that is, the law of the self-appointed, akin to vigilante “justice.”

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Opinion

Don’t be shocked by Pope Francis

by William Donohue (CNN) — Not in my lifetime have I witnessed a pope who has so quickly succeeded in making more Catholics, and non-Catholics, hyperventilate than Pope Francis. Indeed, some are ready to jump off the bleachers. They all need to calm down.

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Sports

Duke hosts Pitt in Panthers’ 1st ACC road game

Duke wide receiver Jamison Crowder (3) runs past North Carolina Central’s Darius Spruill (51) to score a touchdown on a punt return during the Bull City Gridiron Classic NCAA college football Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Duke beat N.C. Central, 45-0. (AP/The Herald-Sun, Christine T. Nguyen) by Jody McCrearyAP Sports Writer DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke wants to give Pittsburgh a warm welcome to life on the road in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Panthers make their first road trip in the ACC on Saturday when they visit a Blue Devils team looking to get past a discouraging loss to Georgia Tech.

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Entertainment

Harmon just part of the gang on unstoppable ‘NCIS’

This publicity image released by CBS shows Mark Harmon, left, and Cote de Pablo in a scene from “NCIS.” Last season 18.5 million viewers tuned into “NCIS” to certify it as one of TV’s highest-rated shows and, even more impressively, make it a series whose audience after 10 seasons has expanded, not shriveled, with age. (AP Photo/CBS, Sonja Flemming) by Frazier MooreAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Life comes with few chances to witness a fundamental law being turned on its head. But last season 18.5 million viewers did just that every week, tuning to “NCIS” to certify it as one of TV’s highest-rated shows and, even more impressively, make it a series whose audience after 10 seasons has expanded, not shriveled, with age.

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People

People picks Washington as best-dressed star

Actress Kerry Washington arrives at the 65th Emmy Awards Nomination Celebration at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — “Scandal” star Kerry Washington is the world’s best-dressed woman, according to People magazine.

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Business

What you need to know if going back to work after retirement

Retirement isn’t what it used to be. Instead of leaving the workforce at age 65 and hitting the golf course every day, many retirees are going back to work. According to a recent Longevity Alliance and Harris Interactive poll, 43 percent of surveyed retirees seriously considered re-entering the workforce shortly after they had left their companies. Many people need to keep working for financial reasons, but some are choosing to continue to work in an entirely new career. Regardless of the reason, it’s important for people to understand how going back to work might impact their retirement benefits and taxes.