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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Four iconic portraits and a favored belonging give CW visitors a rare look at George Washington

    Four iconic portraits and a favored belonging give CW visitors a rare look at George Washington
    If you ever wanted to look the most indispensable Founding Father in the eye, this might be a good time. With the recent acquisition of an iconic Gilbert Stuart portrait — plus the timely loan of a much earlier landmark likeness — Colonial...
  • 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...
  • $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...
  • Treaty of Paris Center aims to fill gap in history

    Treaty of Paris Center aims to fill gap in history
    Mark Croatti flips open "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Presidency" and does not like what he sees. Nowhere does the book mention the presidents who came before George Washington, the ones who led the nation under the Articles of...
  • 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...
  • 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...