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  • Jim Jeffords dies at 80; Vermont senator who left the GOP in 2001

    Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches. In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...
  • U.S. moves to ensure birth control access at religious companies

    (Reuters) - The Obama administration will ensure access to birth control coverage for employees of closely held companies that object on religious grounds to contraception, one of the health benefits mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The move...
  • UCF's winning "cyber defense" team meets V.P. Biden

    UCF's winning "cyber defense" team meets V.P. Biden
    A group of UCF students who won first place in a "cyber defense" contest in April got to meet Vice President Joe Biden and tour the White House this week as part of their prize. The University of Central Florida students won the top spot in the...
  • Former New Britain Fire Chief Dies At 50

    NEW BRITAIN — Former Fire Chief Mark Carr died this week, the third senior officer or retired commander to die since last fall. Carr was 50. Funeral arrangements for Carr were not complete as of Friday. Carr's death was the latest loss for the...
  • McDonnell trial: Former Gov. McDonnell testifies about his life, not yet about his marriage

    McDonnell trial: Former Gov. McDonnell testifies about his life, not yet about his marriage
    RICHMOND – Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand in his own defense Wednesday afternoon, speaking directly to jurors for the first time in the 18-day-old federal trial against him and his wife. McDonnell eased into his testimony, laying out a...
  • Islamic State posts video of beheading, warns Obama to halt strikes

    WASHINGTON The Islamic State on Wednesday posted a video purportedly showing the beheading of an American photographer and threatened to execute a second American captive if President Barack Obama didn't halt U.S. airstrikes against its fighters in...
  • Learning to deliver praise at the office [Commentary]

    Learning to deliver praise at the office [Commentary]
    "Josh" is an attorney in the federal government who finds out from one of those dreaded staff surveys that the lawyers working for him aren't feeling the love. They don't think their hard work is appreciated, but he always lets them know when they screw...
  • Airstrikes continue as Obama vows justice for killers; Pentagon weighs more troops

    WASHINGTON U.S. aircraft kept up a steady stream of strikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday as President Barack Obama condemned the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and indicated that the United States would run his...
  • Lobbyists work to kill California bill that would outlaw flimsy plastic grocery bags

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Lobbyists have launched a frenzied eleventh-hour effort to kill a bill that would make California the first state to outlaw flimsy plastic grocery bags, delaying a key vote and setting up one of the fiercest legislative battles of the...
  • Why are long-faced progressives trying to ruin the Ice Bucket Challenge?

    No sooner, it would seem, does a silly fad materialize that combines hot-weather high jinks, people’s plangent yearning to plaster photos and videos of themselves on social media, and charitable contributions to a worthy cause -- I’m talking...
  • U.S. EPA sends 2014 biofuel targets to White House for review

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday sent its final targets for 2014 biofuel use to the White House as the long-delayed rule enters its last round of review before public release. The Obama administration will now...