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A proactive policy could have tamped down the crisis long ago and for a lower price.

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Wary at first, neoconservatives are stepping up the pressure on the Kentucky senator.

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A Ukrainian frigate spent days with nobody knowing whose side it was on. Imagine that happening with a bomb.

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April 20, 2014