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  • 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...
  • EPA moves to toughen smog limits

    EPA moves to toughen smog limits
    The Obama administration announced Wednesday a long-anticipated move to tighten limits on smog-forming pollution, declaring that despite improvements in air quality in Maryland and nationwide, millions of vulnerable adults and children risk illness and...
  • Tax showdown: Congress nears deal to avoid hikes, Obama vows veto

    WASHINGTON Congressional leaders appeared near a deal late Tuesday to renew $450 billion in tax deductions cherished by consumers, citizens and companies alike. The White House called it a bad deal and vowed a veto, though it faces a tougher Congress in...
  • Groups seek to save Battle of Princeton's hallowed ground

    PRINCETON — The battle was going against the Americans. Gen. Hugh Mercer was knocked to the ground when his horse was shot out from under him. He was surrounded by advancing British troops and bayoneted seven times. American soldiers were...
  • Martin Schram: Debunking the Benghazi bunk

    One of Washington's worst-kept secrets is how to officially release a not-so-good news story and still keep it at least semi-secret. The answer is: Just dump it into the news stream late on a Friday night. That's precisely what the Republican Mike...
  • 'Notorious RBG' goes to the hospital; expect revived debate

    'Notorious RBG' goes to the hospital; expect revived debate
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is reportedly doing fine after a procedure Wednesday to implant a stent in her right coronary artery. But this health scare is sure to revive the debate about whether the 81-year-old leader of the court’s...
  • How citizenship can be won and lost

    How citizenship can be won and lost
    To Americans, the rules of citizenship can seem simple: You're a member of this nation either by birth or naturalization. But centuries of debate over how citizenship can be acquired and lost show that the concept is not simple at all. This is...
  • UN torture experts weigh in on disputed Senate CIA interrogation report

    GENEVA Seven top United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama "not to yield" to demands from the Central Intelligence Agency that key material be edited out from a Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA...
  • EPA proposes lower ozone standard to curtail asthma, other ailments

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to tighten the allowable limit of ozone in the air, a bid to curtail the rising problem of asthma and other respiratory ailments but one that faces strong opposition from industry groups and...
  • EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits

    EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits
    After years of inaction, the Obama administration is expected to propose tougher limits on smog Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the rule-making effort. The new rule would be a major victory for public health groups, but it is sure to...
  • Middle Easterners crossing border from Mexico? It's rare

    Middle Easterners crossing border from Mexico? It's rare
    For months, some conservative members of Congress and their allies have warned that people from the Middle East could use the Mexican border to gain illegal entry to the U.S. and pose a terrorist threat. Obama administration officials have said such a...