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  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...
  • Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong late on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese...
  • Exclusive: U.S., Brazil close to ending cotton trade rift - minister

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States and Brazil are close to settling a decade-old trade dispute over cotton subsidies, Agriculture Minister Neri Geller told Reuters on Tuesday, in what would be the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an...
  • California burns through $209-million wildfire budget, taps $70 million more

    California burns through $209-million wildfire budget, taps $70 million more
    California has burned through its wildfire-fighting budget -- $209 million -- just as it faces what is historically the worst of the fire season. And the state already has tapped into its reserves, pulling out $70 million more to combat drought-fueled...
  • Hospitals Required To Tell Patients Of Observation Care Status

    Starting Wednesday, a new state law requires Connecticut hospitals to tell all patients when they are being kept in the hospital for observation instead of being admitted and to warn them about the financial consequences. Anyone who goes to the...
  • Analysis: Shutdown as a campaign issue? That was so last year

    WASHINGTON Even before the government started shutting down, one year ago Tuesday night, it seemed a sure bet that throughout the coming campaign congressional Republicans would be made to rue the political consequences of their showdown strategy....
  • US must be better prepared if terrorists wipe out the White House and Congress

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Sunday, Sept. 28: The recent 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks should have served as a reminder of something that hasn't changed in all that time but needs to: the ability of...
  • All aboard the 'Corruptour' for a glimpse of Mexico's graft

    BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Visitors looking to explore the dark side of Mexico's northern industrial city of Monterrey board a striking blue bus, painted with the faces of local politicians alongside pigs and rats clutching bags of money....
  • All Indians ask is for America to honor our treaties

    When I observe American Indians being deliberately deleted from nearly every aspect of American history, I usually refer to the old Jewish adage that goes, "What are we, chopped liver?" Let me be very frank with you today. As I sit writing this column,...
  • Death and taxes in Senate race

    Death and taxes in Senate race
    Sen. Dick Durbin clashed repeatedly Monday with his Republican rival, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, as the two staked out sharp differences on issues ranging from deploying ground troops to fight Islamic State militants to reforming Social Security and...