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  • North Dakota lawmakers split on costs for Lawrence Welk home

    North Dakota lawmakers are at odds over how to pay for maintenance and other costs at the boyhood home of famous bandleader Lawrence Welk, which the state's historical society envisions as a tourist destination. Senators want an appropriation of $135,000...
  • Chicagoing for April 16

    Chicagoing for April 16
    Things to do and see around the city. ART THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: 111 S. Michigan Ave. 312-443-3600. "Puppets!" on display through June 6. "A Voyage to South America: Andean Art in the Spanish Empire" on display through Feb. 21, 2016....
  • Homeland Security morale woes blamed on immigration policies

    WASHINGTON Two Republican House members, both former prosecutors, said at a Capitol Hill hearing on Thursday that White House immigration policies are contributing to low morale at Homeland Security. The comments came as Reps. Trey Gowdy of South...
  • Martin Schram: Here's a tip: Horseraces and politics don't merit watching till the race starts

    With the Kentucky Derby just two weeks away, it's time to remind ourselves of just how time-wasting and meaningless it can be if we tune in way too early to television's race day coverage. We'll just be swamped by the pre-race, paddock walk blather and...
  • NC governor testifies to Congress, backs offshore drilling

    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has visited Capitol Hill to reaffirm support to open more of the Atlantic Ocean to look for natural gas and oil deposits. But he also raised concerns about portions of the Obama administration's five-year offshore lease...
  • Cuba to open talks about US fugitives as ties warm

    Cuba to open talks about US fugitives as ties warm
    HAVANA — The U.S. and Cuba will open talks about two of America's most-wanted fugitives as part of a new dialogue about law-enforcement cooperation made possible by President Barack Obama's decision to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of...
  • Kerry: Still confident US can conclude Iran nuclear deal

    Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he is confident that the U.S. administration can conclude a nuclear deal with Iran after President Barack Obama agreed to sign legislation giving Congress the right to reject an accord. Kerry joined his...
  • Obama says Cuba has agreed to address cases of US fugitives

    Cuba has agreed to work on resolving the cases of U.S. fugitives harboring from justice on the island as part of the effort to normalize relations between the two nations, President Barack Obama told lawmakers as he made the case for removing the former...
  • Bill Clinton should be allowed to run again

    Bill Clinton should be allowed to run again
    Being a conservative Republican, I have come to the conclusion that we can't possibly produce a candidate with enough moxie to win the 2016 presidency. I do have a plan that would make life easier for all of us and possibly get this country headed in...
  • Upset by political gridlock? Blame the baby boomers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. At some moment this year a U.S. baby boomer will die and, if census forecasts are right, the generation born between 1946 and 1964 will no longer be the nation's largest. Won't matter. Years after their millennial descendants overtake...
  • Sharpton: Lynch delay is 'an insult to every American'

    WASHINGTON The Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday that delaying the vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general is unacceptable and rank-and-file senators could face retribution for not pushing for a vote. Senate Republican leaders have said...