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  • Hawaii to celebrate its Flag Day

    Hawaii to celebrate its Flag Day
    Hawaiians and visitors will come together on July 31 to celebrate Hawaiian Flag Day, the islands’ original holiday. Hawaiian Flag Day was first observed July 31, 1843. King Kamehameha III proclaimed the holiday to honor Great Britain’s...
  • Singer Billy Joel to be honored with U.S. Gershwin Prize

    NEW YORK, July 22 (Reuters) - Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel, who penned hit tunes such as "Piano Man" and "New York State of Mind," will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the U.S. national library said on...
  • D.C. court ruling deals new blow to Affordable Care Act

    D.C. court ruling deals new blow to Affordable Care Act
    President Obama's healthcare law was dealt a new blow Tuesday as a federal appeals court ruled that due to a wording glitch in the Affordable Care Act, some low- and middle-income residents are not entitled to receive government assistance to subsidize...
  • Humor column: Looking at terms for the Oval Office

    Humor column: Looking at terms for the Oval Office
    Once again, my neighbor Babble was puzzled. "What's this I hear," he asked me, "about some Republicans wanting to sue the president, or impeach the president, or put the president in time-out, or something like that?" That's what they're saying,...
  • GOP candidates court Georgia voters in today's Senate runoff

    There's a saying in Georgia that voters tend to date the rebel but marry the banker, and that may be the outcome of Tuesday's hard-fought GOP primary runoff for an open Senate seat in the Peach State. Jack Kingston, the affable 11-term congressman,...
  • Pondering Apollo's legacy 45 years after the lunar landing

    July is an important month in U.S. space history: It marks the final flight of the space-shuttle program; the historic Apollo/Soyuz joint space mission; and the 45th anniversary Sunday of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Yet, we have to buy a ride on a...
  • A former congressman asks: Can we make Congress move?

    Throughout my time in Congress, and particularly since leaving the House of Representatives last year, the question I'm asked most often is some variation of “Just how bad is it really?” Frequently the question is answered before it is asked:...
  • Drew Martin: Trade initiatives hurt environment

    We need to set our priorities to protect Florida's environment first. We cannot produce a strong state economy that ignores Florida's environment. South Florida is pressed with a number of crucial decisions that could negatively impact our future. One...
  • Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

    Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates
    A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes. If the step by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...
  • AbbVie-Shire deal puts more pressure on Congress to overhaul tax code

    A massive pharmaceutical merger that will send the headquarters of a major U.S. drug maker overseas ramps up pressure on Congress to curtail the ability of companies to shelter foreign earnings. Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. said Friday that it...
  • BNSF, labor union reach tentative deal to allow train operations with 1 employee

    One of the largest U.S. railroads and one of the largest labor organizations representing railroad workers have reached a tentative agreement to allow one person to operate a train on routes protected by a new collision-avoidance system required by...