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  • New Jersey panel finds no evidence governor involved in lane closures

    New Jersey panel finds no evidence governor involved in lane closures
    A New Jersey panel investigating lane closures to the George Washington Bridge last year, which sparked a political firestorm, said in an interim report it had found no evidence that Gov. Chris Christie was involved, local media reported. Christie, a...
  • President Obama, Prince William meet for friendly chat in Oval Office

    President Obama met with Prince William on Monday as the future British monarch, in Washington to promote his campaign against wildlife trafficking, dropped by the White House for some chitchat. The two spoke quietly to each other as their meeting began...
  • Enlist Turkey in plan to remove Assad and defeat Islamic State: New Voices

    In November, we witnessed four significant events in Syria. First, U.S.-backed Syrian rebels were routed by al-Qaida-affiliated groups from a stronghold in northeastern Syria. Next, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State joined forces to gain...
  • No proof Christie knew of bridge scandal, New Jersey panel says

    No proof Christie knew of bridge scandal, New Jersey panel says
    State lawmakers in New Jersey investigating last year's scheme to snarl traffic leading to the George Washington Bridge say they've yet to turn up evidence that Gov. Chris Christie knew anything about it. After 11 months of work, the investigative...
  • Boca resident to receive highest civilian honor Congress bestows

    Boca resident to receive highest civilian honor Congress bestows
    A city resident will be among the 40 founding members of the Civil Air Patrol who will receive the Congressional Gold Medal this week — the highest honor Congress bestows on civilians. After Wednesday's ceremony in Washington, D.C., the name of...
  • Presidential orders are constitutional

    Presidential orders are constitutional
    If an opinion expressed in a letter to the editor is correct, then not only has President Obama bypassed the Constitution with his recent executive order but so has every president since George Washington because each issued executive orders in some way...
  • 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...
  • Obama has power to act: Front & Center

    Obama has power to act: Front & Center
    With Congress deadlocked over changes to U.S. immigration policy, President Obama has vowed to fix a "broken system" on his own through an executive order. The president's order is expected to defer deportation for millions of adults illegally in the...
  • From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving

    From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving
    Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...
  • Find your perfect Christmas tree at countryside farms and nearby garden centers

    Find your perfect Christmas tree at countryside farms and nearby garden centers
    When I was a kid, my father headed for the forest behind our house in Lynchburg, where he searched for the best cedar to cut for our Christmas tree. Mom wanted nothing but a cedar because the native tree filled the house with a wonderful fragrance no...
  • Giving thanks for the pecan tree

    Giving thanks for the pecan tree
    As you enjoy pecan pie this holiday season, consider the pecan: Carya illinoinensis. Yes, as Southern as they may seem, these useful nut trees are native to Illinois — in fact, their natural range is large, extending from Iowa to Florida and from...