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Manic Monday Markup 10/6/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Brazil, where President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party secured first place in her country’s presidential election, but now faces a runoff with Aécio Neves, the center-right candidate in the race. Marina Silva of the Socialist party, came

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Manic Monday Markup 9/29/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Hong Kong, where pro-Democracy activists are resisting Beijing’s call to end the protests. Earlier the protesters were evoking the Ferguson, Mo. “hands up, don’t shoot” poses as police attempted to break up the demonstrations. In Britain, the Conservative

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Editorial: Your Own Counsel Will You Keep…

It was a little more than two weeks ago that the Springfield City Council did something it so rarely does. The body voted 12-1 to both assert the power it is imbued—power that it actually holds exclusively—and harness it for a cause that is not

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Manic Monday Markup 9/22/14

…And the World: We begin today in Afghanistan where Ashraf Ghani has been declared the winner of the country’s Presidential election. He and his rival, Abdullah Abdullah promised to form a coalition and begin the transition of power away from Hamid Kharzai, who has ruled the

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Manic Monday Markup 9/15/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Britain where it is down to the wire on the fate of the Union between England and Scotland. A Scottish referendum Thursday will decide the fate of “Great Britain” which has been one country since the beginning of