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Capitol Hill budget circus continues

Capitol Hill budget circus continues

From left, Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen; Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Pentagon Comptroller Robert F. Hale, and others, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, before…

Dems to GOP: So, where are all the jobs?

Dems to GOP: So, where are all the jobs?

Republicans won sweeping victories last November by taunting Democrats with “Where are the jobs?” Democrats are now throwing those taunts back, saying it’s Republicans who will knock thousands of Americans…

Why are credit card rates going up?

Why are credit card rates going up?

Credit card interest rates are climbing. It’s just not clear exactly why. A study released Tuesday suggests that today’s higher rates are mainly a reflection of the struggling economy. That’s…

The military’s dirty little secret: Rape case coverups

The military’s dirty little secret: Rape case coverups

A group of U.S. veterans who say they were raped and abused by their comrades want to force the Pentagon to change how it handles such cases. More than a…

America to cyber-dissidents: ‘We’re with you’

America to cyber-dissidents: ‘We’re with you’

The United States stands with cyber dissidents and democracy activists from the Middle East to China and beyond, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday. She pledged to expand…

Libya joins the protest bandwagon

Libya joins the protest bandwagon

Hundreds of Libyan protesters took to the streets Wednesday in the country’s second largest city to demand the government’s ouster in the first sign that the region’s unrest has spread…

Blacks change course, head back to the South

Blacks change course, head back to the South

The Great Migration, the 60-year escape from segregation and racism that brought American blacks to the North, has reversed course. Better jobs and quality of life in the South are…

Obama makes first move in budget chess match

Obama makes first move in budget chess match

The president’s budget has all the trappings of a financial document — ledgers, tables, economic projections. But it is, foremost, a political declaration. With this budget, President Barack Obama cast…

Report outlines risk of energy drinks

Report outlines risk of energy drinks

Energy drinks are under-studied, overused and can be dangerous for children and teens, warns a report by doctors who say kids shouldn’t use the popular products. The potential harms, caused…

Welcome to America’s poorest county

Welcome to America’s poorest county

In the barren grasslands of Ziebach County, there’s almost nothing harder to find in winter than a job. This is America’s poorest county, where more than 60 percent of people…