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  • Texans hope to capitalize on US-Cuba thaw

    DALLAS When a delegation from Texas lands in Havana on Sunday, it will become the first business group from the state to seek potential deals in the communist nation since the U.S. and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic relations. "I'd rather stay out...
  • States shoulder road-building burden as US government stalls

    COLUMBUS, Ohio U.S. states are taking more financial responsibility for roads and bridges as the expiration of federal transportation funding approaches, straining a partnership that dates to the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the...
  • Analysis: Lynch's biggest challenge as Holder successor is ticking clock

    WASHINGTON When Loretta Lynch is sworn in next week, one challenge will loom larger than the rest: a ticking clock. As the new U.S. attorney general, who will combat corporate crime and prosecute terrorists, she will have just 21 months to leave her...
  • Making the president funny at White House correspondents dinner is serious work

    Making the president funny at White House correspondents dinner is serious work
    Speaking recently at the exclusive Gridiron Club dinner that doubles as a bipartisan comedy roast, President Obama delivered a jab at a Republican and seemed particularly happy with it, then waited for the laughter to die down before quipping: "This lame-...
  • A few delegations newly punching above their weight

    WASHINGTON The newest Roll Call Clout Index reveals that, even more than before, the largest potential for influence belongs to the states with the most people and therefore the biggest delegations. So it's worth paying special attention to the smaller...
  • U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program

    U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program
    The White House is considering revamping its overseas hostage-rescue program after CIA drone strikes that mistakenly killed an American and an Italian held captive by terrorists in Pakistan, the latest incident to reveal gaps in U.S. counter-terrorism...
  • Shorter showers? Nine more ways the state has to change its water ways

    Shorter showers? Nine more ways the state has to change its water ways
    Heading into the fourth summer of drought, water agencies are looking for ways to get Californians to conserve at home. Tear out lawns. Install low-flow toilets. Irrigate with gray water. But what should the whole state be doing? Opinion asked nine...
  • Fewer immigrants are being caught crossing U.S.-Mexico border

    Fewer immigrants are being caught crossing U.S.-Mexico border
    The number of immigrants caught crossing the Southwest border continues to fall sharply, Obama administration officials said Friday, a decline due in large part to the end of the surge in people coming from Central America. Border agents caught about...
  • Broadkill beach fill begins: Pushing back time and tide

    A new public beach Chapter 1 Broadkill Beach north of Lewes is about to get an estimated $30 million gift from federal taxpayers that leaders of the sleepy bayside community have sought for decades: a massive infusion of sand creating a beach in...
  • Congress Must Blunt New Tribal Recognition Rules

    Congress Must Blunt New Tribal Recognition Rules
    If the Obama administration approves new federal tribal recognition rules, the administration and Congress had better help states deal with the consequences. Two measures that would help Connecticut are: •Decoupling tribal recognition from the...
  • Letters to the editor

    Hesed House volunteer effort made an impact This past weekend I volunteered for the Hesed House in Aurora. For a school project I had to give five hours of my time and give back to any place of my choosing. I am not going to lie I was not looking...