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Will the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet change Russia's policies toward Ukraine?

(Tell us why or why not?)
Contra Costa Times editorial: Congress must move on bill to reform the VA

Members of Congress have been working overtime -- once again -- to prove that, in their world, even no-brainer, badly needed legislation desired by both sides of the political aisle must have drama. 
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board

Click here to view the full list of editorials on candidates and measures in key races on the November 2014 ballot. 
July 30 letters to the editor

Water allocations must be fair to allEast Bay Municipal Utility District provides water to cooler, bay side cities west of the Caldecott Tunnel and also to the hotter, inland east side of the Caldecott Tunnel (from Alameda to the Mount Diablo hills area). 
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E.J. Dionne: Paul Ryan's new clothes

Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserve a safety net, speaks with concern about poor people and put out a 73-page report, many will elide the details of the proposals he made last week in his major anti-poverty speech. 
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This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno.