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10:00 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Feds: Fire Season Off to Slow Start Even As Wildfires Rage in Southwest

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 12:11 pm

Raging wildfires are burning tens of thousands of of acres in Arizona, Nevada and parts of New Mexico and Colorado. But federal agencies overseeing the response say they're not worried — by this time last year, there had already been more fires that destroyed more acres.

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Opinion
9:28 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Weekly Standard: Yes, There Are Jobs In Wisconsin

A sign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker hangs on a statue in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol on March 10, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 8:12 am

John McCormack is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard.

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The Two-Way
9:20 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Good News, Bad News: Japanese Economy Surges, But Likely Will Slow

In a classic example of "on the one hand, on the other hand" economic analysis, the word that Japan's economy grew at a strong 4.1 percent annual rate in the first quarter is being followed by cautionary talk of slower growth for the world's third-largest economy in coming quarters.

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Around the Nation
8:55 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Haitian Boy Rescued At Sea, Now A Coast Guard Grad

U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadet Orlando Morel reviews a logbook in the generator room aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle on June 23. Morel was 6 years old when he and his mother were rescued by the Coast Guard while leaving Haiti. Morel graduated Wednesday from the academy in New London, Conn.
NyxoLyno Cangemi AP

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 11:29 am

Orlando Morel was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard in the waters off the Florida coast when he was a 6-year-old Haitian refugee. Now 24, he's headed back to Haiti for a tour of duty after graduating from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

At the graduation ceremony Wednesday, Morel stepped smartly across the stage in his crisp dress white uniform as the dean read his name. Waiting at the other end of the stage with his commission as ensign was his adoptive mother, retired U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Louise Jackson.

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Opinion
8:52 am
Thu May 17, 2012

The Nation: Where's The DNC In Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the Waukesha County GOP Lincoln Day dinner at the Country Springs Hotel on March 31, 2012 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Walker is facing a recall election in his state.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 8:11 am

John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent.

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