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Now not the time to fall down on security

THE nation must be able to trust those who protect our borders against drugs, illegal immigration and terrorism. In some cases, federal officers have betrayed that trust. The government must recognize the danger that even one bad officer can cause and dev

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Poor recruitment puts U.N.'s credibility on line

THE United Nations' primary weapon is credibility -- global recognition that it stands for peace, humanitarianism and the protection of innocents. That is why the world body must take steps to ensure that its blue-helmeted peacekeepers, sent into trouble s

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Ceremony underscores today's U.S.-Japan ties

THE oil that continues to bubble up from the remains of the USS Arizona is an apt metaphor for how the nation feels about Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Seventy-five years later, Americans still get emotional at the thought of the 2,400

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Building facade work brightens downtown Quincy storefronts

RECENT facade improvements in downtown Quincy have been attracting considerable attention, and a number of property owners are making similar commitments to give their buildings facelifts during 2017.

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Carrie Fisher made big impact beyond acting

ADD actress, author and screenwriter Carrie Fisher's name to what seems like a never-ending list of notable deaths in 2016. Fisher died Tuesday at age 60 after a heart attack last week. She was enjoying renewed cultural relevance thanks to her appearance

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Flight 370 mystery takes another turn

AFTER more than two years of searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials now doubt they even have been looking in the right part of the vast Indian Ocean.

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Vigilance against attacks can't rest during holidays

IT is too bad that holiday revelers have to look over their shoulders instead of focusing on the spirit of the season. However, that is the state of the world today, as was made clear by the truck attack in Berlin that killed 12 people and injured dozens

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Lawsuit alleges Big Pharma is involved in price-fixing

WHEN someone complains about the cost of medications, pharmaceutical companies like to cite research and development costs or deflect blame in other ways. According to a federal lawsuit filed earlier this month by 20 Democratic and Republican states' atto

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U.S. regulations boost costs, some defy logic

While the world has watched the U.S. stock market rise to historic levels, a more dubious milestone was reached with U.S. government regulations adding $1 trillion in net costs since 2005.

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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Is there a Santa Claus? Yes, he exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist.