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Marysville Pilchuck High School. (Photo: KOMO News)
Developing... A student on Friday afternoon reportedly opened fire in Washington state's Marysville Pilchuck High School, approximately 30 miles north of Seattle. Two students were killed, one of them the shooter—who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the the Seattle Times reports , citing law enforcement sources. It was not immediately clear...
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The Philippines said Friday that the United States has agreed to pay $1.9...
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After more than four decades as a journalist working in the public interest, Bill Moyers might soon be "signing-off" but he still has wisdom to offer. (Image: Moyers & Company)
In late September, veteran journalist and public television host Bill Moyers,...

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A florid and unlikely morality play has been unfurling this week in New York City, where the Metropolitan Opera is staging “The Death of Klinghoffer." Based on the 1985 murder by Palestinian terrorists of an elderly Jew on a hijacked ship, the opera has sparked furious charges by right-wing Zionists that it is "wildly anti-Semitic"; supporters argue the work is an "anguished meditation on two paralysed and drowning peoples" - one that portrays Palestinians as "human," no more or less.