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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...
  • 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...
  • Governors may not have edge in 2016 presidential race

    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...
  • 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...
  • Spending bill is good news for Huntington Ingalls

    A compromise $1 trillion spending bill would provide some breathing room for Huntington Ingalls Industries, setting aside money for critical projects in Newport News and Pascagoula, Miss. It hits the defense-heavy economy of Hampton Roads in other ways...
  • Taking the Kids -- Mixing American history with holiday fun in Valley Forge and Philadelphia

    Taking the Kids -- Mixing American history with holiday fun in Valley Forge and Philadelphia
    Like most holiday travelers, they arrived starving and exhausted. But this was no ordinary holiday gathering. On Dec. 19,1777, George Washington and his Continental Army -- 12,000 strong, plus another 500 women and children -- marched into Valley Forge,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...