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To escape the past, you must confront it. That’s the reality Rice University accepted in recently announcing that it would join the growing number of institutions, cities, even nations that have decided to acknowledge the worst in their histories instead of trying to brush it aside.

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Americans who need insulin to survive should not have to caravan across the Canadian border to get it. And yet, in recent weeks, groups of desperate American diabetes patients have organized caravans to Canada to get the drug they say is now dangerously expensive in the United States.

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Intolerance and imposition always have been the biggest threats to freedom, all too often manifested in violence. World history has been shaped by religion in both productive and destructive ways. Such strife is as old as faith itself and shows no sign of slowing down around the globe — from…

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Colin Kaepernick may no longer be a quarterback, but he’s calling the plays at Nike. The athletic shoe company was scheduled to release a sneaker featuring the “Betsy Ross flag” this week, but the former San Francisco 49er thought it wasn’t a good idea. The Air Max 1 USA, featuring the Found…

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The Supreme Court term that ended recently can be critiqued on the basis of the wisdom of the court’s decisions — or the lack of it. But it’s also appropriate to judge the justices, and particularly Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., on whether they safeguarded the court’s independence from …

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So far this year, according to the Department of Homeland Security, nearly 600,000 migrants, most of them families with children, were apprehended by agents on America’s southern border. More than 200,000 of the detainees were fleeing Guatemala, many of them coffee farmers risking their live…

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Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is expected to be sentenced ... to life in prison. And Florida U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is once again pushing for passage of a bill called the El Chapo Act. Its technical name, by the way, is the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provid…

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The census produces federal funds for Florida and increased representation in Congress. In short, it means power and money for America’s third-largest state. But Florida’s power and money will be diminished if there is an undercount of Floridians in the 2020 census.

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