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  • Love letters in the wall: A historical mystery

    Love letters in the wall: A historical mystery
    J. Edwin certainly loved Annie. But did Annie love him back? A century ago, a lovesick young man wrote passionate letters, brimming with longing and desire, to his girlfriend. "You make me so mad with love," he wrote in one missive dated Aug. 22, 1916....
  • Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's resignation caps months of growing concerns

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's resignation caps months of growing concerns
    Rumors swirled for years, prosecution documents piled up, but each time a whiff of impropriety surfaced, Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes managed to distance herself. Her first brush with a state investigation was in 2010, when the Oregon attorney...
  • 'American Sniper' trial raises questions about veterans, PTSD and firearms

    'American Sniper' trial raises questions about veterans, PTSD and firearms
    Joe Washam recently went hunting at a south Texas ranch with fellow veterans, including some suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Washam, a former Army sergeant who developed PTSD after he was wounded in Iraq, noticed one man's hands shake....
  • There are indeed pies in Pie Town, a slice of heaven for travelers

    When Kathy Knapp first stepped foot in this rugged little mountain town, something was terribly wrong. There was no pie in Pie Town. Knapp's mother had spotted the place on a map and, amused, insisted they stop for a slice while driving through on...
  • Obama faces high stakes in rollout of controversial immigration program

    Obama faces high stakes in rollout of controversial immigration program
    President Obama will soon roll out one of the most ambitious and controversial programs of his presidency, an effort to grant a reprieve from deportation to millions of adult immigrants living in the country illegally. With time short and stakes high,...
  • Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch says she's no Eric Holder

    Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch says she's no Eric Holder
    In her confirmation hearing Wednesday, would-be attorney general Loretta Lynch managed to subtly distance herself on the issue of immigration from controversial current Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., while still backing her boss, the president. As the...
  • One small attempt at tax reform illustrates the challenges ahead

    One small attempt at tax reform illustrates the challenges ahead
    Both the White House and new Republican leaders have mentioned tax reform as an area of possible progress in the new Congress, but the short life and unhappy fate of one small provision the Obama administration proposed shows why that talk is unlikely...
  • At Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colo., servers carry pistols as they work

    Chris Christensen, a rough-hewn cowboy beneath a big brown hat, finished up his M-16 burrito and took a slug of coffee. Waitresses glided past, balancing trays of bacon and eggs on their shoulders while sleek black pistols bounced on their hips. "It's...
  • Mormon Church's shift on gay rights follows series of defeats in California

    Mormon Church's shift on gay rights follows series of defeats in California
    The pledge Tuesday by the Mormon Church to oppose housing and job discrimination against gays follows years of piercing church losses in California over gay rights, including one last week. The church opposed a new rule to bar California judges from...
  • North Carolina community fights Duke Energy plan to dump toxic coal ash

    North Carolina community fights Duke Energy plan to dump toxic coal ash
    After a massive coal ash spill coated the Dan River in North Carolina with 70 miles of toxic gunk a year ago, state lawmakers required coal ash stored at four Duke Energy plants in North Carolina to be moved to safer locations. Now tons of coal ash...
  • Migrant college students face more stress than their peers, study says

    Migrant college students face more stress than their peers, study says
    Recent federal policies to limit deportations and state programs to expand financial aid have benefited college students who entered the country illegally, but those young people still face emotional, educational and money problems, according to a new...