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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden applauds children who gave him a karate demonstration as Villa Nueva's Mayor Edwin Escobar looks on in Villa Nueva on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Biden is on a two day trip to meet with Central American leaders regarding immigration issues. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)The handicapping crowd has never taken Joe Biden all that seriously as a foil to Hillary Clinton in a presidential run. But he’s a middle-class champion who makes the case for economic fairness with more conviction than Clinton and less vitriol than Elizabeth Warren. He’s a serious thinker on foreign policy who opposes rampant interventionism without sounding like a pacifist. He more than holds his own as a debater. And he has nothing to lose by making one last run before riding the Amtrak back to Delaware for good.


2015-03-05 03:07:49 -0700

Boston Marathon bombing survivors Heather Abbott, left, and Karen Rand, center, are escorted from federal court, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston, after the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Yahoo! News is inside the courtroom as gruesome testimony unfolds.


2015-03-05 06:41:42 -0700

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert placing his right hand on his face leaves a lecture hall for a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2015 after being attacked by a man. Lippert was in stable condition after the man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said. The board at right reads: "U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert's lecture." (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ju-sung) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.


2015-03-05 05:06:16 -0700