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In this Saturday, April 17, 2010, photo, a traveler from Malaysia uses his laptop computer at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands. International air travelers might soon rediscover magazines, paperbacks and playing cards. Airline passengers have become hooked on their laptops and tablets to get work done or just kill time during long flights. But U.S. aviation-security officials appear determined to ban large electronic devices in the cabin of flights from Europe. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Air scare: Travelers facing computer ban fears

What price security? American travelers are about to find out when they plan a trip to, say, Amsterdam - not Amman - and find they have to surrender all electronics except their smartphone before boarding a plane back to the U.S.

President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Dateline Israel: Trump amid Jerusalem's jubilee

Many Israel-watchers don't believe in coincidence. As they wait for President Trump to arrive, they ponder the significance of the fact that his visit is happening during the week of Jerusalem's jubilee celebrations. Fifty years ago this week Jerusalem was liberated from Jordan, which had captured it in a war of aggression 19 years earlier.

In this June 19, 2013, photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Associated Press) **FILE**

A primer on special prosecutors

- The Washington Times

Special prosecutors enjoy more or less autonomy within the Executive Branch to provide public confidence that their investigatory and prosecutorial decisions will not be compromised by a conflict-of-interest.

National Association of Police Organizations Top Cops

Top Cops on America's honorable Thin Blue Line

Linden, N.J., Police Officers Angel Padilla, Peter Hammer and Mark Kahana responded to a call in late summer of 2016, an extraordinary call, about a suspicious man seemingly sleeping outside the doorway of a bar. What they soon learned after awakening the man was that he was a suspected terrorist who had planted three bombs in New Jersey and New York City.

Illustration on the roots of Bernie Sanders' "Democratic Socialism" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What is Democratic socialism?

When Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, entered the Democratic primaries last year, a lot of people wondered. "What is democratic socialism?"

Probiotics: Pros and cons

Perhaps a friend or family member has talked with you about probiotics? Or you may have walked by the dairy case or health food section - and you see shakes, milk, yogurt, energy bars, ice cream (along with an array of other items) with added probiotics claiming that the product will improve your overall health. But that may not necessarily be fact.

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Federalist Society's Leonard Leo laid groundwork for Neil Gorsuch

Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court - a huge win for conservatives - was the result of the hard work of President Trump and his team, numerous conservative organizations, and hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists across the country. But one man in particular deserves special recognition for the standout role he played, not only in Gorsuch's confirmation process, but also in President Trump's selection process.

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, center, addresses the European Parliament, while EU Parliament president Antonio Tajani leaves in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

EU deepens its own crisis with attacks on Hungary, Poland

The European Parliament has condemned Hungary for human rights issues and a breakdown of the rule of law. Brussels is now threatening all-out financial war against both Hungary and Poland, among others, for alleged human rights abuses and anti-democratic policies and actions. But with conservative governments insisting on their sovereign right to protect their borders and preserve their national identities, Europe is headed for an existential crisis from which it may not recover in its current form.

Much of the architecture in Uzbekistan reflects ancient Persian history.

Uzbekistan: A place where religious tolerance prevails

Our media are inundated with stories of strife, especially from the arch of instability which reaches from the Atlas Mountains to Afghanistan. However, there are some areas where one can experience moderate and tolerant Islam, which lived for centuries in peace with Christians and Jews. Take Uzbekistan in Central Asia.

Roy Costner III and Roy Costner IV, of Pickens County, South Carolina

Like father, like son: The Costners on Christianity in public places

My son says, "You can't take God out of me if I go the school. So they can tell me all day long not to bring God to school, but I'm taking him with me." The same thing is true with me whenever I serve in public office. Everywhere I go, I've got God right there with me. And, as Governor Jindal said, "Christians need to wake up." We don't need to be the voices that are hiding in the closet. We need to be the guys that are sitting right out front telling the good news about Jesus Christ.

Journalists worried about press freedom

Journalists from around the world gathered last week at the Jerusalem Press Club for a conference on Freedom of the Press in the Digital Age, with veteran journalist Carl Bernstein as the keynote speaker.

Atty. Gen. Sessions should appeal music industry anti-trust setback

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been lobbied furiously by music industry behemoths to refrain from appealing a wayward decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in United States of America v. BMI (September 16, 2016). It threatens ready public access to popular copyrighted music at competitive prices.

Book jacket "Fake Work: Why people are working harder than ever but accomplishing less, and how to fix the problem," by authors B.D. Peterson and G.W. Nielson

'Fake work'

Psychology of work researchers B.D. Peterson and G.W. Nielson in their 2009 research, titled "Fake Work: Why people are working harder than ever but accomplishing less, and how to fix the problem," found that about half of the "work" that employees accomplish "fails to advance the organizations' strategies."

If you are tired of all the business as usual luxury brands then you might want to look into the 2017 Genesis G90. It fits the bill in the sedan world and is a brand all its own now. The 2017 Genesis G90 is all-new model since it recently branched off from Hyundai. And, while luxurious, the price tag is a bit friendlier than the competition. (Photo by Rita Cook)

2017 Genesis G90 luxury can play with the competition

If you are tired of all the business as usual luxury brands then you might want to look into the 2017 Genesis G90. It fits the bill in the sedan world and is a brand all its own now. The 2017 Genesis G90 is all-new model since it recently branched off from Hyundai. And, while luxurious, the price tag is a bit friendlier than the competition.

Russian President Vladimir Putin participated in the Immortal Regiment march at the Red Square in Moscow on Tuesday to mark 72 years since the end of World War II and the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany. (Associated Press)

A change in the weather brings a chill to Russia's ambitions

After writing about Russia and her adventures abroad for almost a decade now, I've developed a personal barometer for how things are going inside the country -- and how they're being perceived from the outside. Over the past several years, especially since the Sochi Olympics, Moscow has been on a roll, with President Vladimir Putin skillfully playing a weak hand to almost single-handedly return Russia to a position of respect and prominence on the world stage.