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  • Madonna concert in Poland to open with WWII film

    Organizers of a Madonna concert in the Polish capital have agreed to a request from city officials to start the show with a brief clip about the Warsaw Uprising, the 1944 revolt against Nazi rule, in a nod to war veterans.

  • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks July 18, 2012, during a campaign event in Bowling Green, Ohio. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Beltway: Big, bold Romney

    The new-and-improved, less-kind, less-gentle Mitt Romney has emerged on the public's radar following his vigorous speeches in Pennsylvania and Ohio that dashed President Obama's theories on employment and the economy right onto the dais.

  • Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    O'Malley sheds tainted Thompson funds

    Looking to wipe his campaign clean of tainted money, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has donated $38,000 in campaign funds he received from Jeffrey E. Thompson, his businesses and other associates, a spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

  • President Obama pauses as the audience applauds during his speech at a fundraising event at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama proposes $1B for science, math teachers

    The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students' achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.

  • North Korean Vice Marshal Hyon Yong-chol applauds during a meeting at the April 25 House of Culture announcing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's new title of marshal on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

    Kim Jong-un named marshal; North Korea introduces new army chief

    Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong-un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.

  • Smoke rises after an explosion at the airport outside the Black Sea resort city of Burgas, Bulgaria, some 250 miles east of the capital, Sofia, on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. The blast killed 4 people and wounded at least 24 more. (AP Photo/Burgasinfo)

    Bulgaria: 4 dead as blast hits bus with Israelis

    A bus carrying Israeli youth exploded Wednesday in a Bulgarian resort, killing at least four people and wounding more than two dozen, police and hospital officials said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it "an Iranian terror attack" and promised a tough response.

  • Illustration Law Stool by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    NAPOLITANO: Rule of law provides equal protection

    The greatest distinguishing factor between countries in which there is some freedom and those where authoritarian governments manage personal behavior is the rule of law. The idea that the very laws that the government is charged with enforcing could restrain the government itself is uniquely Western and was accepted with near unanimity at the time of the creation of the American republic.

  • ** FILE ** In this Thursday, March 29, 2012, file photo, a vehicle drives in front of the PayPal/eBay offices in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    Lawmakers push Web retailers to collect sales tax

    Online retailers are coming under fire from Washington and state governments for not collecting sales tax from customers who purchase goods and services through websites such as Amazon and eBay.

  • Not all giving back tainted donor cash

    Despite the return by President Obama and the Democratic Party of a tainted $10,000 donation from D.C. fundraiser Jeffrey E. Thompson, dozens of other federal and local campaign committees, Democrat and Republican alike, continue to hold on to tens of thousands of dollars they have received from the contractor now at the center of Mayor Vincent C. Gray's deepening fundraising scandal, records show.

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