New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout during an intrasquad game at a spring training baseball workout, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Alex Rodriguez Is Back, For Better Or Worse

As Major League Baseball's exhibition season begins, commentator Frank Deford says the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is unlikely to be able to overcome his fall from grace, at least in the eyes of the fans.

The Clinton Foundation has taken contributions, of $1 million to $10 million, from the governments of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. The Saudi Arabian government has given as much as $25 million. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Clinton Foundation Funding Woes Touch Hillary, Too

With Clinton potentially prepping for a presidential run, her role in the Clinton Foundation raises questions about big contributions from foreign governments, corporations and individuals.

A waitress serves shark fin soup in a restaurant in Guangzhou, in southern China's Guangdong province on Aug. 10, 2014. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.

A driver clears his car windshield in Boston on Jan. 27, after a heavy storm hit the city. Pennsylvania could be the next state to pass legislation that would cite drivers that take to the road before removing the hazardous ice and snow. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S.

Not Clearing The Snow Off Your Car Before Driving Could Cost You

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to fine people who don't clean snow off their cars before getting on the road. Other states have similar laws. But for trucks, clearing the snow poses its own hazard.

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner walks back to his office from the House floor on Tuesday. Congress passed legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security through Sept. 30. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

House Votes To Fund Homeland Security — Without Immigration Curbs

The vote is a victory for President Obama: Republicans had wanted to pass a bill that stripped funding for his executive actions on immigration. The "clean" bill, which funds DHS through Sept. 30, now awaits the president's signature.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands as he leaves the House chamber on Capitol Hill Tuesday, after addressing a joint meeting of Congress. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

After Netanyahu's Speech, A Reality Check

The Israeli prime minister has warned about the dangers of the Iranian nuclear program for two decades. He has shaped the debate, but will he influence the final outcome?

Ismael Medjdoub grew up in one of Paris' banlieues. He spends up to two hours a day commuting from his home in Tremblay en France to work and to school at the prestigious Sorbonne in Paris. Bilal Qureshi/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

In France, Young Muslims Often Straddle Two Worlds

An estimated 40 percent of France's 7 million Muslims live in and around Paris, many of them in the poor suburbs. It's hard to escape the banlieues, even for those who work or attend school elsewhere.

When lawyer Thomas Goldstein contended that innkeepers keep guest information anyway to stay in touch with their customers, Justice Scalia cut in: "Motel 6 does this? Jeez, I've never received anything from them!" iStockPhoto hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Should Hotel Owners Be Forced To Hand Over Guest Records To Police?

Hypotheticals about hunting lodges and Motel 6 prevented the oral argument at the Supreme Court Tuesday from being strangled by legal weeds.

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