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    When doctors take part in torture

    When I was in medical school and numerous times since, my professors and colleagues emphasized that we must use our skills to help patients return to better health - if possible - and always attend to their suffering as if it were our own. The Hippocratic Oath, taken by most physicians at their ...

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    In Fayetteville, a peaceful march with a powerful message

    Fayetteville’s unity march spoke volumes about this community’s character. If there was any disruption, a few holiday shoppers caught off guard may have been inconvenienced. People have died in the streets of America’s cities. If a little disruption wakes everyone up, then that...

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    Robinson: The price of being hacked

    Eugene Robinson: The North Korean government has called the Seth Rogen-James Franco film 'The Interview' the most undisguised terrorism and a war action. A statement said the movie "is touching off the towering hatred and wrath" of the North Korean people, adding that "if the U.S. administration...

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    Zane: Democrats target not just Republicans but America itself

    Peder Zane: Coverage of police tactics, sexual violence and CIA interrogation methods has revolved less around specific and nuanced facts than raw charges of racism, sexism and sadism both in the press and on the streets. This damning narrative, echoing false and divisive Democrat talking points...

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    When college football gets the ax

    The most unpopular man in Birmingham, Alabama, these days is Dr. Ray Watts, the president of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Earlier this month, Watts announced that the school was going to eliminate its football team. You can just imagine what happened next.

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    NC needs to continue to let patient care, not politics guide abortion rules

    I applaud DHHS for seeking input in this year-long process of writing abortion regulations from physicians and other medical professionals and thereby leaving politics out of a discussion that should be based in science and medical evidence. With a hearing on these regulations approaching Friday...

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    Cromnibus a stinker of a bill

    What could be so mixed up that Alma Adams and Ted Cruz would vote against it and Howard Coble and Harry Reid would vote yes? The budget, of course. Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending plan last week to keep the federal government operating through September. In usual fashion, Congress failed...

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    Torture and NC culpability: the state owes apologies, restitution

    It should be harder and harder for North Carolina’s top elected leaders to sustain their nine-year posture of willful blindness to our state’s place in the global infrastructure of torture. At least 17 of the 119 detainees named in the Senate torture report were transported to their...

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    Cromnibus is a better than nothing bill

    The so-called “Cromnibus” is an ugly piece of work. On balance, I’m glad – no, make that relieved – it passed. The Cromnibus is the giant $1.1 trillion spending bill that will keep the government functioning – no, make that open – through the end ...

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    Give families a say in hostage policy

    As the parents of Austin Tice, an international hostage, our hearts are broken again by the tragic news of the death of Luke Somers in Yemen. This month’s failed rescue attempt once more brought into intense focus the need for the U.S. government to involve families in its policies and procedures...

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