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  • Former Illinois Rep. Ken Gray dies at 89

    Former Illinois Rep. Ken Gray dies at 89
    Former U.S. Representative Ken Gray of Illinois, once known as the "Prince of Pork" for his ability to win federal support for his district, has died at age 89. Gray, a Democrat, died Saturday at a hospital in Herrin, Ill., according to the Parker-Reedy...
  • How to fix U.S. biosecurity leaks? Close some labs

    In the wake of disclosures that top government labs mishandled anthrax, smallpox and avian flu, U.S. health authorities are considering the once unthinkable: cutting the burgeoning number of labs working with the planet's most dangerous microbes.    ...
  • Fliers to pay higher TSA fee to help pay down deficit

    Fliers to pay higher TSA fee to help pay down deficit
    Get ready to pay more when you fly. The so-called Sept. 11 security fee that was intended to fund the Transportation Security Administration is about to increase. The TSA, however, says it won’t necessarily benefit from the extra revenue. The...
  • Sarah Palin says 'Impeach Obama!' but other Republicans flinch

    Sarah Palin says 'Impeach Obama!' but other Republicans flinch
    Sarah Palin has joined a rising drumbeat of Republicans who call for President Barack Obama's impeachment. Democrats can barely conceal their glee. It's hard to think of anything that would give a bigger boost to the Democrats' currently gloomy...
  • Marijuana ads signal new strategy in push to legalize

    WASHINGTON In the topsy-turvy world of marijuana politics, conservative Republican Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington state is the unlikely hero of the moment, lauded for trying to protect medical pot users from federal arrest. In Florida, liberal...
  • Charting a path to 'normalization'

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Investors shift focus this coming week from trouble spots such as Portugal's biggest listed bank to a marathon testimony by the U.S. Fed chair that could help chart a global path towards post-crisis "normalization". Concerns about...
  • Border crisis calls for overhaul: Editorial

    For die-hard opponents of comprehensive immigration reform, the flood of children from Central America that has swamped the U.S. southern border clinches the case against doing anything other than beefing up security. We disagree with those opponents,...
  • The GOP is divided over 'Ex-Im' [Commentary]

    The GOP is divided over 'Ex-Im' [Commentary]
    Most people have never heard of it. Fewer still understand how it operates. But it is the focal point of a (mostly) intramural Republican fight playing out in the halls of Congress. Its ultimate resolution will have dramatic impact on a number of high...
  • 'Photo op' gaffe reveals Obama's tin ear

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's comment that "I'm not interested in photo ops" about the border crisis during last week's visit to Texas was akin to your neighborhood pup not being interested in chasing squirrels. Particularly in today's social-media...
  • Hope fades in Congress for drama-free funding of U.S. agencies

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This year was supposed to be different for Congress. U.S. lawmakers expected that a promising budget deal reached after a government shutdown last year would herald a new normal for passing annual spending bills, moving Congress...
  • Model aircraft buffs in Texas warily eye FAA rules

    FORT WORTH, Texas Darrell Abby carefully wipes down the fuselage of his Curtiss P-40 Warhawk for its first flight of the day. He checks the flaps, wiggles the rudder, pumps in gas and monitors the air pressure for the landing gear. Then he pulls on a...