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  • $1.1 trillion federal spending bill advances over opposition

    The $1.1 trillion spending bill that survived a nail-biting vote in the House on Thursday night has several important provisions for the Hampton Roads defense community. But that vote was close for a reason: Both Republicans and Democrats object to...
  • Domestic Assault, Sexual Assault Finally Get Attention

    Congratulations, America. We seem to be moving beyond the need for the perfect victim. We no longer require a bruised and bloodied virginal innocent to make us believe that sexual assault and domestic violence occur at astounding rates in the U.S....
  • U.S. defense secretary nominee undergoes back surgery

    Ashton Carter, President Barack Obama's nominee to replace Chuck Hagel as U.S. defense secretary, has undergone a long-planned surgical procedure on his back ahead of his confirmation process in the Senate, the White House said on Friday. White House...
  • GOP, Obama stop liberal revolt, push through budget to avert shutdown

    WASHINGTON Overcoming strong objections from liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans, the House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending package late Thursday, funding most of the federal government through September with hours to spare...
  • House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown

    House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown
    Lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown late Thursday night while advancing a $1 trillion spending package after a dramatic day on Capitol Hill in which House members of both parties raised a litany of objections to the measure. The Republican-...
  • `Cromnibus' includes money for Everglades, Hoover Dike

    Eight of ten Florida Democrats in the U.S. House voted against a giant spending bill to keep the federal government funded, despite pleas for passage by the White House. ┬áBut 12 of 17 Florida Republicans voted “yes,” while citing funding for...
  • US providing little information to judge progress against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON The American war against the Islamic State has become the most opaque conflict the United States has undertaken in more than two decades, a fight that's so underreported that U.S. officials and their critics can make claims about progress, or...
  • How to do it: Follow American example

    The rage for secession continues to sputter -- from Scotland to Catalonia -- and to threaten long-established political systems that have preserved peace and stability by keeping nations unified. It was a damned close-run thing, as Wellington said of...
  • Will police protests fade like tea party and Occupy?

    WASHINGTON This time, the protests might have consequences. Decades of demonstrations since the 1960s have usually started with passion but led to little. Now, however, protests over police-caused deaths of unarmed black men are having an impact. They'...
  • Five things for Friday, Dec. 12

    Five things for Friday, Dec. 12
    Here are your stories for Friday: local micro-roasted coffee; SeaWorld boss is out; arrests in shooting of 15-year-old boy; and more. 1. Coffee! Let's start with the story by Paul Brinkman about local micro-roast coffee companies. The trend of small...
  • Senate report confirms CIA had 'black site' at Guantanamo, hid it from Congress

    MIAMI In 2004, as the U.S. Supreme Court was poised to let Guantanamo captives consult lawyers for the first time, the CIA spirited some men who now face death penalty trials from a clandestine lockup at the U.S. Navy base and didn't tell Congress. Two...