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President Obama's foreign policy speech was stopped multiple times by Code Pink heckling, and Lois Lerner was suspended from the her position at the IRS. On the international stage, two men in the United Kingdom murdered a soldier in the streets of London. Here's a recap, or wrap, of the week that was from The Washington Times.
Convicted killer Jodi Arias won't know her sentencing for weeks, as jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict and the judge sent them packing. Her new sentencing was set for July 18.
There are few better ways to honor the memory of the nation's fallen heroes than by acknowledging the special sacrifices and answering the special needs of the nation's military community. Few have done more to help veterans and first responders than Gary Sinise, who traces his long commitment back to his breakthrough role as broken Vietnam veteran Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump."
In 1868, Union Army Major General John A. Logan declared May 30 "Decoration Day," a day to honor fallen Civil War soldiers with speeches, prayers, and flowers and other decorations on their graves at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1971, Congress made the observance a national holiday to remember all those who have died serving our country, and since then, Memorial Day has been observed on the last Monday of May.
The machete attack that left a British soldier dead on the streets of London on Wednesday included attackers shouting, "Allahu akbar," but the main television broadcast networks failed to reference Islam in their initial coverage.
Anyone who reads a daily newspaper such as The Washington Times will regularly see references to public opinion polls. The polling data gathered from trends and insights has historically provided helpful guidance for consumers, academics and businesses.
An FBI agent shot and killed an Orlando, Fla., man with possible ties to the April 15 Boston bombing.
With each developing scandal, the picture of an arrogant administration abusing its power grows clearer.
Thank you for running "Countdown: The Benghazi scandal" by Rowan Scarborough (page A1, May 17) and giving it proper coverage on the front page. We subscribe to both the Washington Post and The Washington Times, and as usual the Post downplayed the Benghazi scandal; there was no mention of it on the front page.
The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department.
Like a bad restaurant, the Obama administration attracts scathing reviews from Republicans and conservative critics who are tired of what's on the policy menu, and repelled by the signature "culture" of White House operations. The trio of scandals centered on Benghazi, the IRS and the Justice Department has ramped up the tirade, and until facts and conclusions emerge, the talk of the moment is culture-centric.
Ken Venturi was a 14-year-old with a camera trying to get a picture of Byron Nelson when he first met the golfer who would become a mentor and dear friend.
Federal authorities are mulling recommendations that states drop the threshold that determines drunken driving from .08 to .05.
Detroit is rapidly approaching a point of no return with its finances, said the city's appointed emergency manager, in a report released Sunday.
In a disturbing new trend, young adults are using the delicate, and poisonous, flowers of the Datura plant to get high.