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  • SpaceX plans for lots of launches, then on to Mars

    SpaceX plans for lots of launches, then on to Mars
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — Once the launchpad for Apollo and space shuttle flights, NASA's historic Launch Complex 39A is now in the hands of SpaceX and its enigmatic billionaire leader, Elon Musk. With a 20-year lease, the privately held Hawthorne,...
  • Bethlehem's Mark Will-Weber pours details on presidential drinking in new book

    Lyndon B. Johnson loved to drink and drive (and at a high rate of speed) in his Lincoln Continental. Richard Nixon was known to drunk-dial major political figures late at night from the White House. And Franklin D. Roosevelt, while president, once hid...
  • Wethersfield, Newington Were Together For Years

    Wethersfield, Newington Were Together For Years
    Once upon a time, Newington and Wethersfield shared everything for a very good reason – they were the same town. Now, however, they share little but still have a lot in common. Wethersfield is among the oldest towns in Connecticut. It was...
  • Pa. lawmakers, activists push for industrial hemp

    Hemp is deeply rooted in the history of south central Pennsylvania. Between 1720 to 1870, there were more than 100 water-powered hemp mills in Lancaster and York counties, according to area hemp historian Les Stark. In 1870, Adams County was the second...
  • Governors may not have edge in 2016 presidential race

    In 1947, U.S. historian Wilfred E. Binkley took stock of the 13 men who had been president since the end of the Civil War and reached a stark conclusion: Governorship was “a training school for successful presidents.” The seven ex-governors on...
  • Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology

    Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology
    Connecticut started with an innovation, called the "Constitution State" because it formed a formal government with what some say is the first ever such charter – the Fundamental Orders – in the late 1630s. As the "Provision State," it...
  • In a kingdom of books, nation's librarian champions digital age

    WASHINGTON The setting was certainly regal: the ornamental hall of the Library of Congress' Beaux Arts-style Thomas Jefferson Building. So were the trappings: a band of trumpeters at each interior arch, with red herald banners hanging from their...
  • Washington painting reclaims place in State House

    Washington painting reclaims place in State House
    Back in 1859, when one of Maryland's most prized paintings was first hung in the State House, workers took out a fireplace in the Senate chambers to install the mammoth piece. There it hung for decades, its bulky, gilded frame at eye level with state...
  • Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending

    Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending
    Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad. The Senate...
  • $1.1 trillion federal spending bill advances over opposition

    The $1.1 trillion spending bill that survived a nail-biting vote in the House on Thursday night has several important provisions for the Hampton Roads defense community. But that vote was close for a reason: Both Republicans and Democrats object to...
  • New Jersey voters says U.S. not ready for President Christie

    New Jersey voters says U.S. not ready for President Christie
    New Jersey voters say the rest of the United States is not ready for a "Jersey Guy" president and neither is the Garden State, where Gov. Chris Christie's presidential appeal continues to slide, a poll released on Thursday showed. A telephone poll of 1,...