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Michelle Obama extols free speech in Beijing speech

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 09:51
Michelle Obama delivered her free-speech address in China, where the Communist Party controls the media, detains and jails activists for organizing public demonstrations and blocks citizens from accessing international news and social-media websites.

Countries divided on future of ancient Afghan Buddhas

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 09:46
About 13 years after the Bamian Buddhas were blasted into rubble, the world faces a new quandary: whether to leave the gaping gashes in the cliff where the giant statues once stood, to rebuild the Buddhas from what pieces were left or to make copies of them.

Evacuees worry about rising Stillaguamish River

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 09:46
UPDATE 4:35 p.m.:  The home of Tim and Brandy Ward was swept away in today's mudslide. Tim Ward was taken to Harborview Medical Center with a fractured pelvis and Brandy Ward is still missing, son-in-law James Burdette said. Burdette is at the Red Cross shelter set up at Post Middle School in A

Kyle Larson wins NASCAR Nationwide Series race

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 09:31
Kyle Larson, 21, won his first NASCAR Nationwide Series race, holding off Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch in a thrilling finish in Fontana, Calif.

Guest: How raising the minimum wage to $15 would hurt a nonprofit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 09:16
Immediately increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour in Seattle would be extremely problematic for nonprofit organizations that provide care for people with intellectual and development disabilities, writes guest columnist Sylvia Fuerstenberg.

If not two states, what?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 09:16
The prospects for a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians seems to be lesser now than ever, making the current talks more crucial, writes columnist Trudy Rubin.

The timidity trap in U.S. and Europe

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 09:16
The sluggish recovery in the U.S. and Europe is the result of policymakers’ clinging to policies that have failed to work, writes columnist Paul Krugman.

TV lowers the birthrate. For real

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 09:16
Years of hand-wringing by policy makers and scholars have little to do with declines in U.S. teen birthrates. Columnist Nicholas D. Kristof found it was MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” that really drove the point home to teens.

Sounders FC looking to win first road opener since 2009

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 09:16
The Sounders have historically been a good team on the road, last year notwithstanding.

Walker, Pryor see their first live game action

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 09:01
If you are wondering why there is no game thread up, it's not because I'm skipping out and watching college hoops in a sports bar somewhere (though that would be enjoyable). I decided to stay and cover Taijuan Walker and Stephen Pryor pitching in the minor league game here in Peoria instead of going