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About 1 million Texans affected if SCOTUS invalidates Obamacare subsidies

Before the end of the month, possibly as soon as today, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on a case called King v. Burwell. The decision could affect the price of health insurance for roughly 1 million people in Texas. It's a decision that comes down to four words.

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Greece: Only the 'no' can save the euro

Greece is heading toward a referendum on Sunday on which the future of the country and its elected government will depend, and with the fate of the euro and the European Union also in the balance. At present writing, Greece has missed a payment to the IMF, negotiations have broken off, and the great and good are writing off the Greek government and calling for a "yes" vote, accepting the creditors' terms for "reform," in order to "save the euro." In all of these judgments, they are, not for the first time, mistaken.

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Jail where Sandra Bland died has history of state rules violations

 In 2008, a murder suspect in the Waller County Jail went on a crash diet, shimmied his way through a foot-wide air-conditioning vent and was found days later taking a dip in a Houston hotel pool.

In 2012, a 29-year-old who had been in the jail for a week used bed sheets to hang himself

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Inmates find variety of methods, tools to end their lives

Danarian Hawkins was already hanging from a noose he'd made from a bedsheet tied to his cell's sprinkler system when jailers found him in the Harris County jail last year.

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Fantastical thinking about the Iran deal

I wish there were truth in all the claims about the Iran nuclear deal in the Aug. 14 Washington Forum column by Fareed Zakaria, “Vote yes, Sen. Schumer,” and commentary by Harold Brown, “A no-brainer of a deal.”

Zakaria asserted that “Iran must destroy 98 percent of its enriched uranium

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Back to Benghazi: How not to have a debate about U.S. foreign policy

In the 2012 presidential election, the biggest foreign policy issue was the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens in September of that year–an incident known by its location: Benghazi. Now, as we gear up for the 2016 presidential race, it looks like the biggest international issue is going to be–Benghazi.

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America's role in the battle against Islamic state

President Barack Obama and his French counterpart will meet at the White House Tuesday to discuss the next steps in the fight against the Islamic State. Joy Cardin's guest foreign policy expert looks at America's role in the battle, including Obama's refusal to deploy ground troops, as well as in resettling Syrian refugees.

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Revitalizing the U.S. national security strategy

Strategy is an act of imagination. That is the fundamental insight from Carl von Clausewitz, the 19th-century Prussian theorist who in his classic book, "On War," wrote: " … if the whole is to be vividly present to the mind, imprinted like a picture, like a map, upon the brain, without fading or blurring in detail, it can only be achieved by the mental gift that we call imagination … If imagination is entirely lacking it would be difficult to combine details into a clear, coherent image."

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