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  • Cubans welcome news of pope's visit in September

    Cubans welcomed the news Wednesday that Pope Francis will visit in September, with many calling it a powerful reinforcement of his support for detente between the United States and Cuba. The Vatican spokesman, Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Francis would...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 23

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JURORS HEAR MORE WITNESS TESTIMONY IN DAY 3 OF FAMU HAZING TRIAL Another former band member says she recalls seeing two of three defendants charged with...
  • Conservatives surprisingly optimistic about killing Export-Import Bank

    It was a smaller room than usual for the monthly "Conversations with Conservatives" event Wednesday. There were fewer attendees than normal, too, both among members and the audience. But among the many topics covered, members seemed united, even hopeful,...
  • Congressional Democrats reignite efforts to control money in politics

    WASHINGTON A week after a Florida man illegally landed his gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol to deliver a message on the need for campaign finance reform, U.S. House Democrats on Wednesday announced the "relaunch" of a task force to push toward that same...
  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: April 21 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on Manchin's decision to stay in Senate: Sen. Joe Manchin's Sunday announcement that he would not return to West Virginia and seek a third term as...
  • Lawmakers face self-imposed pay freeze under House plan

    Members of Congress are freezing their salary at $174,000 a year. The freeze announced Wednesday comes in House legislation funding the operations of Congress for the upcoming budget year. It would be the seventh year in a row in which lawmakers would...
  • White powdery substance found in congressman's office

    WASHINGTON Part of the Cannon House Office Building in the U.S. Capitol complex was briefly shut down Wednesday afternoon after a powdery white substance was found in the office of Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa. Test results were negative and the area was...
  • Policymakers and mortgage bankers discuss industry in NC

    A conference discussing who will get mortgages in the future and under what conditions has policymakers and bankers meeting in North Carolina. The annual American Mortgage Conference starts Monday in Raleigh. Attendees will talk about the mortgage...
  • Five questions for Cardin

    Five questions for Cardin
    I'd like to ask five questions of Sen. Ben Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and others who support congressional review of any final U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran ("Cardin lands complicated deal with GOP, Obama on...
  • DeLauro leads Connecticut rally against Pacific trade treaty

    Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who is leading opposition in the House against legislation giving President Barack Obama authority to negotiate a trade deal without changes by Congress, has led a protest in Connecticut. The Connecticut Democrat joined labor,...
  • Man who shot Reagan seeks to live outside mental hospital

    The would-be assassin of President Ronald Reagan is "clinically ready" to live fulltime outside a mental hospital, his lawyer argued in federal court on Wednesday. John Hinckley Jr. has been in "full and stable remission" for more than two decades, his...