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  • FILE - In this Feb. 23, 1965 file photo, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, left, knocks out Italian boxer Fabio Bettini in the 10th and last round of their fight at the Falais Des Sports in Paris. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/File)

    Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

  • Report: Academic fraud common at Oklahoma St

    More than a dozen Oklahoma State football players admitted to academic misconduct over the past decade, including receiving exam answers in advance, passing classes for little or no work and using tutors who completed work for them, according to a Sports Illustrated article released Wednesday.

  • Ex-Canada ambassador pleased Affleck thanks Canada

    The former Canadian ambassador to Iran who protected Americans at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis said Monday it was good to hear Ben Affleck thank Canada after Affleck's film "Argo" won the Oscar for best picture.

  • CURL: 2012 is 1980 — but is Romney Ronald Reagan?

    In the upcoming debates, Mitt Romney will need to present as stark a choice as Ronald Reagan did 32 years ago.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    GORDON: Obama's deadly new PR firm

    The dramatic rescue of an American aid worker and her Danish colleague in Somalia by Navy commandos was a terrific encore to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan nine months ago. However, all the White House-driven publicity for both events has helped turn the once-secret SEAL Team 6 into a household term, with likely negative consequences.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: GOP, don't mistake 2012 for Carter's 1980

    For those of us old enough to remember, there are many similarities between late 2011 and late 1979.

  • Illustration: Perry's evolution by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    KEENE: Parry time for Perry

    If Rick Perry wants to win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, he is going to have to convince Republican primary voters that he is as talented a politician as Ronald Reagan. In 1980, Republicans were angry about the state of the country. President Carter was seen as embarrassing and incompetent. The economy was in the tank and many analysts thought Mr. Carter would be a pushover when he ran for re-election.

  • Illustration: Obamey by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KUHNER: Don't go on vacation - just GO

    America's economy is in free-fall. Growth is anemic. The stock market is collapsing. Real unemployment - combining the high jobless rate with rampant underemployment - is higher than 16 percent. Manufacturing is dead. Deficits, debt and government spending are at record levels. Our credit rating has been downgraded for the first time in history. The trade deficit has exploded to the highest in years.A possible Great Depression haunts the land. Primarily one man is to blame: President Obama.

  • Ashton Carter, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, discusses a mine-resistant ambush-protected armored fighting vehicle at the Pentagon. President Obama wants to promote the weapons buyer, but Mr. Carter has done some consulting work for the defense industry. (Associated Press)

    Obama opens 'revolving door' for Defense nominee

    When President Obama nominated former Raytheon lobbyist William J. Lynn III as deputy defense secretary early in his administration, critics railed that the move clashed with Mr. Obama's campaign pledge to close the revolving door between government and the defense industry.

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