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  • Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks

    Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks
    The Senate passed legislation Friday creating a national park on the Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. The measure now goes to President Barack Obama for signature, since it passed the House last week.
  • 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-...

    Talking to Lonnie Bunch about his Smithsonian-size task

    Talking to Lonnie Bunch about his Smithsonian-size task
    Lonnie Bunch had a good thing going in Chicago. He was running the Chicago Historical Society, helping to guide its transition to eventually becoming the more outward facing Chicago History Museum. Chicago's community of civic leaders had welcomed him...

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    Sunday, Dec. 14 'The Nutcracker on Ice' The Columbia Figure Skating Club presents its annual show featuring more than 100 performers ranging in age from 3 to adult and including many advanced-level skaters who have competed regionally and nationally at...

    Federal land deals full of thorny trade-offs

    One of the most ambitious public lands packages in years is speeding through Congress after being quietly attached to a must-pass bipartisan defense bill that cleared the House on Thursday. The measure includes about 70 public lands projects,...