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  • Rick Perry courts New Hampshire for possible 2016 presidential run

    After admiring the glazed pig turning on the spit at the "Defend Freedom" pork roast, Rick Perry was striding toward the stage when a master carver in an apron chased after him. "I'm a Perry guy now," Ed Naile of Deerfield quickly told Perry's New...
  • States fill federal vacuum on immigrants

    MINNEAPOLIS With Congress at a standstill on immigration issues, states have pursued their own solutions, with some offering in-state tuition and financial aid to unauthorized students and others approving more spending to enforce immigration laws....
  • For women in Chiapas, hoping and working toward a 'life free of violence'

    SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico �� When a pending downpour forced Lesvia Entzin Gomez to return to her mother-in-law's without the apples she had left to cut, her drunken, enraged husband pulled out a shotgun. "I did not think he had a...
  • U.S. Republicans pressure Obama to step up action against ISIS

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on Sunday called for more aggressive U.S. action to defeat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, accusing President Barack Obama of policies that have failed to thwart potential new threats on U.S. soil....
  • Time running out for California water bill

    WASHINGTON Secret negotiations over a California water bill are nearing a make-or-break moment, after a long, dry summer that has tested some political alliances. The state's Democratic senators are struggling to balance sympathy for Central Valley...
  • All-volunteer auxiliary provides back up to Coast Guard

    All-volunteer auxiliary provides back up to Coast Guard
    Philip Vale served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, transporting troops and dropping depth charges on submarines. Nearly 70 years later, the 89-year-old is still putting on a uniform and serving the country. He's part of the Coast Guard...
  • Rep. Tom Rice of SC is the man behind GOP's Obama lawsuit

    WASHINGTON Behind the tangled web of partisanship surrounding Republicans' impending lawsuit against President Barack Obama, the quiet architect of the GOP's assault on Pennsylvania Avenue has all but disappeared from the spotlight. South Carolina...
  • Vacation? Congress, engage the Islamic State now

     Vacation? Congress, engage the Islamic State now
    Nature abhors a vacuum — especially when that vacuum is a lawless region of Iraq and Syria overrun by a vicious pseudo-army of extremists known as the Islamic State. Unfortunately, a second vacuum complicates efforts to crush the marauders:...
  • Ex-Congressman: Think Twice Before Giving Ph.D. To Controversial School Chief Candidate

     Ex-Congressman: Think Twice Before Giving Ph.D. To Controversial School Chief Candidate
    Terrence P. Carter's embattled quest to become New London's school superintendent took another unexpected turn this week, when a former member of Congress advised Lesley University to think twice before awarding Carter a Ph.D. — as it is scheduled...
  • Redskins name controversy heralds another season of discontent

    Redskins name controversy heralds another season of discontent
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amanda Blackhorse decided one afternoon to attend a rally outside a game between the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins. Being a member of the Navajo nation, she felt it was her duty to protest the use of Native...
  • Day trips: Follow Ben Franklin's footsteps in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA — Wait. Isn't that ...? I was just entering Independence Hall Park in Philadelphia when the man strode past me, too quickly to see much more than a blur. An anachronism, this elderly gentleman in his heavy tan tailcoat and silver-...