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  • Two years after Sandy Hook, schools aren't safer

    Two years after Sandy Hook, schools aren't safer
    Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it's tempting to think of the horrific incident as a remote, rare event, unlikely to ever hit home. That would be naive. There have been two gun-related incidents in my...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A day to say thanks

    Editor's note: Each year at this time we choose to run our traditional column of thanks. There is something very American about gratitude. We aren't known for our humility. We are inclined to boast about who we are and what we've got. But we also are...
  • 'Reefer Madness' comes to Lehigh University

    A counterculture musical based on a 1936 anti-pot propaganda film might seem like an unusual choice for a student-run production at a university. But Lehigh University student Emma Gifford says the outrageous tongue-in-cheek "Reefer Madness" is an ideal...
  • House pushes through defense bill, budget deal awaits

    House pushes through defense bill, budget deal awaits
    The House on Thursday authorized $585 billion in defense spending that contains mixed news on pay and benefits for service members and funds key projects for Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries. The compromise bill now heads to the Senate,...
  • Stephen Colbert's victory lap will include chat with President Obama

    Stephen Colbert's victory lap will include chat with President Obama
    Stephen Colbert is on the downhill slide for his time with "The Colbert Report." There are just eight more shows to go until his Dec. 18 sign-off, and even the Grim Reaper made an appearance Thursday night to remind him that his conservative persona was...
  • 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...